Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Merlin & Broad-winged hawk

Highlights: Connecticut Warbler

The last two days have been absolutely gorgeous and the woods have been productive. There has been nice warbler diversity with sightings of Tennessee, Nashville, Magnolia, Cape May, Blackburnian, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Green, Pine, Palm, Blackpoll, Black & White, American Redstart, Ovenbird, & Connecticut. Other sightings have included Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Northern Goshawk, Broad-winged & Red-tailed Hawks, Bald Eagle, Least Flycatcher, Swainson's Thrush,Veery, and Red & White-winged Crossbills. Our local Merlin is regularly seen reeking havoc with other birds of prey and corvids, and today it was the Broad-winged's turn to deal with it (top photo).

Red Crossbill

Green Comma
Chris Neri

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