Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Black-backed Woodpecker

Highlights: Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Black-backed Woodpecker

Much to our amazement the weather has continued to be absolutely gorgeous. The birding in the woods has also continued to be productive. Sightings yesterday and today included Northern Goshawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Black-backed Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and Swainson's and Gray-cheeked Thrush. The warblers have continued in good numbers with sightings of Tennessee, Nashville, Northern Parula, Yellow, Magnolia, Cape May, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Green, Pine, Palm, Blackpoll, American Redstart, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, and Wilson's. After this spring's terrible warbler season, by far the worst I've experienced here, it is great to be having a good fall warbler migration.

Pine Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Chris Neri

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