Edelen's Harbeson Habitat Trip Report

Seventeen Sussex Bird Club members were lucky enough to spend the morning at the Edelen property near Anderson Corner in rural central Sussex County. We started on the deck overlooking the pond while the sun rose above the trees. Many blue jays, catbirds, cardinals, chickadees, mourning doves, a belted kingfisher, one northern parula and an immature blue grosbeak were flitting into fruiting black chokeberry and devil’s walking stick. Warblers zoomed into the mature pines and oaks around the pond. We then walked around the pond and into the woods, ultimately to the feeder and bird creek. We ended the morning back on the deck where abundant chickadees, titmice, catbirds and cardinals were feed

Cape May Trip Report Sept. 17-18, 2019

This was an overnight trip via CML Ferry with 8 members participating. Birding stops on Tuesday included Cape May Point SP (both hawk watch & trails), Cape May Bird Observatory Northwood Center, Rea Farm (beanery), Higbee Beach WMA, and TNC's South Cape May Meadows. Wednesday's avian adventures included return visits to Higbee Beach and the hawk watch, then The Wetland Institute (Stone Harbor), Nummy Island, and Cape May NWR Two Mile Unit. A fun time was had by all! Click here to see the complete trip report and eBird checklists.

Middle Run Trip Report Sept. 10, 2019

Six members traveled to Middle Run Natural Area outside Newark for a day of birding. We were met there by Joe Swertinski, who kindly acted as our local guide. Our goal was to find fall migrants such as warblers, vireos and flycatchers and we were successful. We spent about 2 hours walking the mowed trails at Middle Run and saw many redstarts, black-throated green and Canada warblers along with red-eyed and white-eyed vireos and a family of blue grosbeaks. A screech owl responded to the “Bird Magic” owl and chickadee mobbing tape that Joe played to drum up some activity. We then followed Joe to White Clay Creek State Park and enjoyed a warbler and vireo fallout in the parking lot; more Canada

Tri-State Bird Transporter Ray Bryant Speaks @ SBC Meeting

Ray Bryant's presentation at our September meeting was very well received. He told many fascinating stories about his experiences as a volunteer with Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research. He encouraged everyone to get involved as bird transporters and to donate to this worthwhile organization. SBC President Ruth Ann Kaufman is shown presenting a check to Ray Bryant, while program director Nancy Cunningham holds one of the items we donated to Tri-State.

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research

September 8, 2019 2:00 pm, Lewes Library Ray Bryant of Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research will speak at our September meeting about his role as a Transporter and Re-Nesting Team member for Tri-State. In that capacity Ray travels about 10,000 miles a year, and with a team of local volunteers he has helped rescue and or re-nest over 1000 birds from Southern Delmarva over the last 5 years. Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research is one of the premier wildlife rehabilitation centers in the United States.

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Field Trip contact info:

Rob Blye

rwblye@gmail.com
(610-213-2413)(Mobile)

Dues:

Treasurer, Sussex Bird Club

PO Box 177

Lewes, DE  19958