We then carpooled to Turkle and Fleetwood Ponds and the Pinewoods Trail We flushed a pair of wood ducks and saw a huge black rat snake on the kiosk. We then walked the loop; highlights were two bright, active Prothonotary warblers, a group of eastern towhees and a single hermit thrush. The checklist for the second leg of the trip is at:
Join Sussex Bird Club on a trip to
Prime Hook NWR and the adjacent state Wildlife Area on Thursday, April 18. Meet at 8 AM at the refuge headquarters. We will bird the headquarters area then carpool to the parking lot on Little Neck Road at the State Wildlife Management Area (conservation access pass required to park). We will walk < .5 mile to the water then back to the cars. From the WMA we may head down Prime Hook Road to the marsh for waterfowl and shorebirds. We plan to be back at PH headquarters by 11 AM.
Come meet award-winning local wildlife artist and "casual birder" Richard Clifton at our April meeting. He will be sharing slides and stories of his life and his amazing art. Visit www.richardclifton.com to learn more and view his "Gallery at Eastwind."
Meetings are held in The Moorings at Lewes auditorium at 2:00 p.m.