Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pine Warbler
Highlights: Connecticut Warbler, Gray-cheeked Thrush
The weather continues to be absolutely beautiful and the birding remains good. There have been some very nice warbler flocks and numbers of other species have begun to build. Recent sightings include Pileated Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied, Least & Olive-sided Flycatcher, Veery, Swainson's Gray-cheeked & Hermit Thrushes, Cedar Waxwing, Tennessee, Nashville, Yellow, Magnolia, Cape May, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Green, Pine, Palm, Bay-breasted, Blackpoll & Connecticut Warblers, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Clay-colored, Lincoln's & White-crowned Sparrows, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Red & White-winged Crossbill.

Northern Goshawk

The songbird avoided the Merlin's pass in the above and below photos, but just as it got into the vegetation on the beach the Merlin got it.

American Copper

Butterflies: Compton's Tortoiseshell, Mourning Cloak, Atlantis Fritillary, Striped Hairstreak, & American Copper

Chris Neri

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