Mariton: Birding at “Nox”

June 3, 2011

Birders at Nockamixon

We ended the Bird Walk Series at Lake Nockamixon State Park.  Sharon tallied 41 species as we walked along.  This is a great location with a lot of variety.  One bird that almost becomes a background sound is the Prairie Warbler.  It has a buzzing song that goes up the scale.  It likes brushy areas, and I hear them all summer at the lake.  (Photo by Carole Mebus.)

We also came across White-eyed Vireos, which are notoriously hard to see.  We did see one flitting among the leaves, but I don’t think any of us got a clear view of it for more than a millisecond.  However, while scouting for this walk, Carole Mebus took a wonderful photo of one.

We saw Yellow Warblers, Blue-winged Warblers, Orioles, Kingbirds and many other birds.  Of course, you would expect some water birds.  Carole got a great shot of a Great Blue Heron in flight.

Carole also took this photo of a Green Heron.