Date: 2/8/18 10:32 am From: Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...> Subject: Today's MBC outing - Long-tailed Duck
Today's Mountwood Bird Club outing to the Sandy Creek Backwater and surrounding area was attended by Jeanette & Dick Esker, Archie Carpenter, Pat Collins, Arnold Huyghebaert, Jason White, Mike Wine & I. we stopped at Northwest Drive, Sandy Creek Backwater, the Dowler property on the Backwater, the Belleville Wetlands, and the Belleville L&D.
The highlight of the morning was a Long-tailed Duck above the Belleville L&D.
Birds: "*"= highlight
Canada Goose *Gadwall American Black Duck Mallard *Green-winged Teal *Canvasback *Greater Scaup **Long-tailed Duck *Common Goldeneye *Hooded Merganser *Common Merganser *Red-breasted Merganser Rock Pigeon Mourning Dove Ring-billed Gull *Herring Gull Great Blue Heron - at least 16 at the Backwater *Bald Eagle - 6 Red-tailed Hawk Downy Woodpecker Northern Flicker *American Kestrel Blue Jay American Crow Carolina Chickadee Tufted Titmouse White-breasted Nuthatch Carolina Wren *Golden-crowned Kinglet American Robin European Starling House Finch American Goldfinch Eastern Towhee *American Tree Sparrow Song Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco Northern Cardinal Red-winged Blackbird Common Grackle