Birding Terra Nova Nature Reserve, Richmond

Birding Terra Nova Nature Reserve, Richmond

Trip Report by Leader, Thomas Plath

On February 6, 2020, three participants enjoyed a pleasant walk around this nature park despite the light rain. A flock of American Goldfinches feeding in a birch was examined for redpolls even though it is a poor year for this northern visitor. A singing Bewick’s Wren was in plain view as were a few male Anna’s Hummingbirds perched on bushes showing their gorget well. The managed fields were flooded yielding a good mixed flock of “dabbling” ducks: Mainly Mallard, American Wigeon and Northern Pintail but also a few Green-winged Teal, Gadwall, and a male Eurasian Wigeon. Both immature and adult Cooper’s Hawk were seen although the latter as a quick flyby.

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