Mariton: Birding at Merrill Creek

May 25, 2011

It has been a few years since the Bird Group went to Merrill Creek, so it was good to go back.  Bill and Sharon Roehrig guided us into some great bird areas.  We had great views of Baltimore Orioles, Bluebirds, Indigo Buntings, Kingbirds, an Osprey and many other birds.

We heard Wood Thrushes, Veerys, American Redstarts, Blue-winged Warblers, and Prarie Warblers.

The Highlight was spotting an Olive-sided Flycatcher in the orchard that posed for quite awhile.  We didn’t hear it sing, but then it doesn’t breed here.  It was just passing through on its way to New England or Canada.

The following are photos by Carole Mebus of some of the birds we spotted.  A gold finch.

An Indigo Bunting.

A Baltimore Oriole.

And the Olive-sided Flycatcher.