Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Blackburnian Warbler

Cape May Warbler

American Redstart

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Swamp Sparrow

Highlights: Swainson's Hawk, Connecticut Warbler

We are currently at what is really a great time of the year at the Point. Although some things are slowing down, we're in the period when hawks, waterbirds, and songbirds can be active. The songbirds have begun picking up and recent sightings in the woods include; Chimney Swift, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Least Flycatcher, Blue-headed & Philadelphia Vireos, Bank Swallow, Scarlet Tanager, Clay-colored Sparrow, and Rose-breasted & Evening Grosbeaks. The warblers have begun arriving in earnest with 17 species the last two days including; Tennessee, Orange-crowned, Cape May, Black-throated Blue, Blackburnian, Connecticut, and Wilson's. We want to thank Jason Bojczyk, who is currently down state for the Purple Gallinule, for volunteering his time. In addition to giving the counters days off, he has been giving education programs in the Owl's Roost and updating the sightings blog.

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