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DVOC Field Trip Report
by Sandra Keller

May 14, 2012
GLOUCESTER COUNTY “RUN”, NJ

Our annual Glassboro Woods breeders trip turned out to be a great success - after a really slow start that had us all worried! For some reason, most of the breeders were extremely quiet. I can only theorize that many may have returned early, started nesting early, and hence were quiet earlier than normal - but will never know for sure.
We did a lot of walking, covering areas not hit in a few years - Stanger, Moore, in addition to Carpenter Ave. Except for Worm-eating Warblers - abundant - we didn't hear too much! Our last road to walk was Nowhere Rd. and here we had a very cooperative Kentucky Warbler that one participant enjoyed photographing.
Other highlights were Blue-winged Warbler, many Ovenbirds, a few migrants, and the weather cooperating since we didn't see any of the threatened rain that was forecast.
I have heard from other birders since our trip and have made two trips here afterwards, but still quiet. Again, this is NOT the norm.
Any questions - please email me at sandrakeller@verizon.net

Sandra Keller