Photos: Bell’s Neck Birding Walk

It’s been a sublime experience seeing the misty autumn mornings transform into sunlit days. Seeing this change unfold in the Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands is a real treat. Witnessing the variety of bird life that inhabits the popular conservation destination is also a gift. We thank Peter Trull for sharing his birding insights and natural history knowledge. We’re grateful to HCT volunteer Gerry Beetham for his patience and skill in photographing the wildlife around us including our feathered friends. Enjoy his photos below along with a bird species (30) list provided by Peter.

Canada Goose  4
Mute Swan  9
Mourning Dove  2
Greater Yellowlegs  16
Laughing Gull  6
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  3
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Double-crested Cormorant  16
Great Blue Heron  4
Snowy Egret  3
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern)  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Northern Flicker  2
Blue Jay  11
American Crow  3
Fish Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  3
Song Sparrow  4
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  126
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  2