A little better today.

Apparently there was significant migration again last night. The radar was intense right through to morning again. Once again, most of the birds passed over us. That said, there was a slight uptake in the birds from yesterday. I did manage to find 8 species of warblers today. Also of note was a Philadelphia Vireo at both the Orchard and the Nature Trail. One Cuckoo was seen, but it flew through and perched in the dark undergrowth and I couldn’t identify it to species. A single Rose-breasted Grosbeak was at the Nature Trail. Two Common Gallinules continue near the Fisherman’s Spring.  Five each of Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets were seen. A better day than yesterday.

Addendum: A trip out late this afternoon to the Pine Boat Launch and Haven Road, two areas I hadn’t birded this morning produced another good mixed species flock at the DEC Parking Lot.  Pine, Prairie and Black-throated Green Warblers were new for the day as were three Blue-headed Vireos.  All of the other birds seen were also seen this morning. This gave me 11 warbler species for the day.

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2 Responses to A little better today.

  1. Nick Hawvermale says:

    I had two Lincoln’s Sparrow at the Deli fields this morning and also had a quick glimpse of a small whiteish sparrow I questioned as Clay-colored, but couldnt get another view of it after it flew down the shrub line near the eastern tree line.

  2. I ran into Charlie West and he told me you had the Lincoln’s, I thought it might be you. As to the Clay-colored, That spot has had them several times over the years, so quite possible. One strange thing is the near absence of Chipping Sparrows so far this fall. The Deli Fields is usually full of them. But then again there is nothing normal about this fall. Glad you got the Lincoln’s!

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