Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bear Swamp • March 28


Carolina Wren. This year's annual spring trip to the Pine Barrens of South Jersey did not coincide with the start of song bird migration, unfortunately. Old Man Winter had yet to cede his dominance! The only birds about were the hardy permanent residents, like this Carolina Wren.

Carolina Wren. Actually, area backyard feeders had more birds than the wilderness regions.

Carolina Wren. I did witness this wren and another wren in another part of the swamp sing back and forth for an extended period of time. That was fun!

Species Seen
Turkey Vulture
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch