Sunday, September 12, 2010

Reasons to walk the trails

Landbird migration was strong on the point today with many birds already present this morning and large numbers arriving well after sunrise. Most common were Swainson's Thrush and Yellow-rumped Warbler but other common species were present in good numbers including Blue Jay, Cedar Waxwing, and White-throated Sparrow.

New birds for the fall arriving today included 3 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, a Gray Catbird, and 2 Rusty Blackbirds while other notables included 2 Black-backed Woodpeckers, 2 Least Flycatchers, 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 1 Veery, 1 Gray-cheeked Thrush, 9 warbler species (including 1 Pine, small numbers of both Blackpoll and Bay-breasted, and a Northern Waterthrush), a couple Clay-colored Sparrows, a new Field Sparrow, and a few additional Lapland Longspurs.

The weather is suppose to more of the same for Monday and Tuesday so hopefully all the birds that were staged to the north of us didn't come through today and there will be more to enjoy in the near future.


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