Mariton: Merrill Creek Birding

May 15, 2013

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager.  Photos by Carole Mebus

We went to Merrill Creek Reservoir on Tuesday.  We had frost in the yard at Mariton, but it warmed up.  I thought the birds would want to get out and start feeding, so I wasn’t concerned about sightings.

We saw some interesting birds, including an American Redstart that would not stay still for a photo.  We also got a good look at a Veery that wasn’t singing.  We were unable to find a Brown Thrasher that was spotted the day before.

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Eastern Towhee

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Baltimore Orioles were singing most of the time we were in the woods.

Next week we head to Jacobsburg State Park.