Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Birding Malden Park During Spring Migration

I birded Malden Park in West Windsor this week on Monday and Tuesday afternoon and was pretty amazed at the density of migrating birds! This park has two small ponds that attract Green Herons year after year which I find pretty amazing! I watched this Heron snap branches off a tree and then carry them back to another to make a nest. Amazing!

Huge numbers of Palm Warblers, Yellow Warblers, and Yellow-rumped are present this week. Amazingly, I noted two Ovenbirds, one Nashville, one Black throated Green and a Wood Thrush! Somehow, Wood Thrushes are a bird I never see, and more often hear singing from a distance - So it was amazing to get a momentary glimpse of one this week.

I'm cutting this posting short for tonight.

Good birding!


  1. These local places can be rich with birds so it's great when you don't have the time or gas money to go all the way to PP. While not any closer, Tremblay Beach can be pretty birdy, too. Of course, I love Derwent Park because it's about a 5 min. drive from my house. :)
    Lots of great photos as usual, Dwayne! Oh and don't forget about Brunet Park in LaSalle. Tom's walking group had a Northern Waterthrush and Great Crested Flycatcher on Tuesday. Good Birding!

  2. Nice shot of the Green Heron, Dwayne.....they are often so elusive. Local hot spots are so important for a number of reasons,as you know, but often don't get the profile or appreciation they deserve.



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