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 feeding on the fruiting shrubs. eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60125698 (Photo © Dick Plambeck)