Bird Watching (and other wildlife!) on the Greenway

Birds & Bats get new "houses"!

In addition to the usual activities you would expect to find on a Greenway, one of the extra benefits of Derby's Greenway is the wide variety of birds spotted flying above and below by users. We are indebted to Maria Stochmal of Derby who developed the following list with additional species reported by Vic Walton of Ansonia.

We want to thank Ross Allen for these additional pictures of the birds of the Greenway. Click on each one to see a larger picture.


Egret


Green Heron


Mallards


Red Wing Blackbird


Belted Kingfisher

Common Yellow-Throat

Pie-Billed Grebe

YellowRumped Warbler

Red-Throated Loon
     

Vic and Ross also spotted beaver activity on the island as you can see here and below.

Cormorants
Double-crested Cormorant 

Grosbeaks, Buntings
Northern Cardinal

Crows and Jays 
American Crow 
Blue Jay
Fish Crow

Herons and Egrets
Bald Eagle

Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Great Blue Heron 
Green Heron
Black-Crowned Night Heron
Little Blue Heron
 

Titmice and Chickadee 
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse 

Blackbirds, Orioles, etc.
Common Grackle
Red-winged Blackbird
Baltimore Oriole
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole

Redpolls, Finches
House Finch 
American Goldfinch

Vultures
Black Vulture  
Turkey Vulture 

Wrens     
Carolina Wren

Weaverbirds
House Sparrow

Swifts

Chimney Swift
 Waterfowl 
Canada Goose
American Black Duck 
Mallard 
Green-winged Teal 
Hooded Merganser 
Red-breasted Merganser
Ring-necked Duck
Wood Duck
Common Merganser
Least Sandpiper

Hawks, Eagles, Osprey  
American Kistrel
Coopers Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 
Osprey
Sharp-shinned Hawk 

Shorebirds
Greater Yellowlegs 

Gulls
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull

Gnatcatchers
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet 

Mockingbird and Thrashers
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird

Starling
European Starling

Waxwings
Cedar Waxwing

 

Swallows
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Doves and Pigeons   
Mourning Dove 
Rock Dove (Pigeon) 

Kingfishers  
Belted Kingfisher

Woodpeckers   
Northern Flicker 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
Down Woodpecker

Flycatchers  
Least Flycatcher 
Eastern Kingbird
Willow Flycatcher

Vireos
Warbling Vireo

Wood Warblers
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow Warbler
American Redstart 

Sparrows
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow 
Chipping Sparrow 
Swamp Sparrow
Song Sparrow 
Dark-eyed Junco

Fox Sparrow
House Sparrow

Thrushes
American Robin
Wood Thrush
 
Wagtails, Pipits
American Pipit


Eastern Phoebe

Robin

Red-Throated Loon

Beaver activity
Photos courtesy of Ross Allen - Click on images for larger pictures


Out for a swim

Sunning himself

He was a busy beaver!

Maria noted that with the migration patterns of the birds provides a great variety that is always changing depending on the time of year. How many of these birds have you spotted? Click here to send us any additions that you may have spotted (pictures always welcome!)

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