Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Highlights: Black-backed Woodpecker
We continue to see a drop off in the early season migrants, and an increase of several mid-season migrants. There were lots of Robins, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Pine Siskins to sort through this morning. Although warbler diversity is dropping off 7 species were seen today. The feeders have been attracting Lincoln's, White-throated, and White-crowned Sparrows the last few of days. Tim has also had a bit of a drop off in shorebird diversity, but American Golden-Plover and Black-bellied Plover are becoming more regular. Other sightings today included; Gray-cheeked and Swainson's Thrush, and Golden-crowned Kinglet.

Hermit Thrush with some retained juvenile feathers

American Golden-Plover (left)
Black-bellied Plover (right)

molting adult American Golden-Plover

American Golden-Plover,
adult in front & juvenile in back

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