Thursday, September 17, 2009

White-crowned Sparrow

Highlights: Mourning Warbler, Gray Catbird

We'd like to start off by thanking the WPBO board members who made the trip to the Point for the first board meeting to be held at the Point since I've been here. Despite my lack of recent posts the birding has remained good and we've entered the period when the early migrants are continuing and the mid season migrants have begun arriving. Recent sightings in the woods include Black-backed, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, Northern Flicker, Blue-headed and Red-eyed Vireos, Winter Wren, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Veery, Swainson's Thrush, Tennessee, Nashville, Magnolia, Cape May, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Green, Blackburnian, Pine, Palm, Bay-breasted, Blackpoll, Black and White, Mourning, and Wilson's Warbler, Northern Parula, American Redstart, Northern Waterthrush, Horned Lark, American Pipit, Chipping, Vesper, Savannah, Lincoln's, Swamp, White-throated, and White-crowned Sparrows, Lapland Longspur, and White-winged Crossbill. The fall owl banding has started and after getting skunked during high winds the first night, Tim and Britta have banded 4 Saw-whets by the time I'm crashing tonight.

Brown Creeper

Palm Warbler

Red Squirell

Chris Neri

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