Field Orno Waterbirds- Fannie Stebens Wildlife Refuge

For our "Waterbirds" day in Field Ornithology (May 18, 2020) I visited Fannie Stebens Wildlife Refuge. I arrived at 7:30 and left at 12:15. It was overcast and around 60 degrees F all day. At first I walked and looked for birds along the edge of the wetland on the suburban road to get to the trail. I then entered the refuge, where the primary habitat was wetland. Some microhabitats were very like grassland, but were on a floodplain and consisted of wetland vegetation. After finishing a loop in the refuge I again walked along the more suburban edge to a group of large ponds where the herons and cormorants were found. After reaching a pier and seeing a marked osprey nest on a platform (which didn't appear to be active) I walked back down the wetland edge and left.

Posted by jrose489 jrose489, May 19, 2020 00:33

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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I started losing count there were a lot in this area.

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Starling Sturnus vulgaris

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

Description

There were a LOT of these diving through swarms of bugs.

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Goosander Mergus merganser

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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American Black Duck Anas rubripes

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

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jrose489

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May 18, 2020

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