Mariton: Jacobsburg State Park

May 29, 2012

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

There is not much that I can say about our last bird trip of the season, except that it was great!  Since there isn’t much to say, I will let Carole Mebus’ photos do the talking.

We saw too many Indigo Buntings to count.

Good views of Common Yellowthroats.

A cooperative Scarlet Tanager.

This Acadian Flycatcher perched over us as we picnicked.  It is one of the Empidonax flycatchers, and looks just like the Willow Flycatcher that we saw earlier (in a different habitat).  The only practical way to tell the Empidonax flycatchers apart is by their songs.  The Acadian says pit-see!; the Willow says fitz-bew.  We also saw a Great Crested Flycatcher (that looks very different.)  All photos by Carole Mebus.