Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Only the Best Places ...

... are on our travel itinerary.  Including this surprisingly popular spot.

Popular with birds (and therefore birders) that is. Including several species of warbler that don't generally spend the winter in these here parts.

The most common bird was this one, a Yellow-rumped Warbler. They were everywhere. If you look close you can just make out its yellow rump.

Palm Warblers on the other hand were scarce, with perhaps only one bird. This one:

There are no palm trees here, which may explain the lack of Palm Warblers. There were trees growing out of walls however.

Kinglets, both Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned were present and gave good looks. But as usual they are very difficult to photograph. I did get this shot of a Ruby-crowned, sans the ruby crown alas.

An Orange-crowned Warbler made several brief appearances, but we did not see it. Nor did we see the Nashville, Pine, or the star of the show, a Yellow-throated Warbler.

The good news is that we did see those last three, but still not the Orange-crowned, the last time we were here, Super Bowl Sunday morning (detailed here on the Birds and Words blog).

Yes. On two separate weekends we spent a portion of our day at the Trenton Sewer. This time we even brought along our friend Lori. Yes she is still our friend.

One other bird was saw on both days was one you won't find in any field guide:

A plastic hawk. It didn't fool us this visit.

Lest you think this is not a popular spot with the locals, directly across the street from the sign is the Trenton Marine Terminal Park. Complete with picnic tables, restrooms (condition unknown) and historical artifacts from when it was an operating marine terminal.

So next time you've a few hours to kill while in Trenton, you know where to go.

Some nice restaurant or bar. Just like in any other city.

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