Today's Record Column: Juncos, White-throats
Lights, Camera, Celery Farm!

Fanning Report 103009: "A Wall of Gad"

Rob sez:

Highlights were my first Ruddy Duck (female) at the CF this year and a consistently calling Brown Creeper seen near the entrance. A Wall of Gad of at least 60 individuals are dabbling around the lake.
 Checked LeConte's Lane on this the 4th anniversary of it's CF visit, but no luck--I guess one LeConte's in Bergen Co. per fall is the limit... [Seymour Drake notes: One was seen at Overpeck this week.]
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Location:     The Celery Farm
Observation date:     10/30/09
Number of species:     22

Canada Goose     X
Mute Swan     X
Wood Duck     4
Gadwall     60+
Mallard     X
Northern Shoveler     4
Green-winged Teal     ~10
Ruddy Duck     1 f.
Great Blue Heron     1
Great Egret     1
large shorebird sp.     1 (probably Greaterlegs)
Belted Kingfisher     1
Red-bellied Woodpecker     X H
Downy Woodpecker     X
Blue Jay     X
American Crow     X
Brown Creeper     1
Carolina Wren     1
Song Sparrow     X
Swamp Sparrow     X
White-throated Sparrow     X
Red-winged Blackbird     X
American Goldfinch     X