Friday, April 30, 2010

Swamp and Vesper Sparrows

A great day at the point today that began with numerous Sharp-shinned Hawks at 6:30 this morning and continued through the end of the day. Yellow-rumped Warblers, blackbirds, and Robins all formed large flocks throughout the day. The songbird migration is really picking up and it was nice to see a Green Heron briefly today as well.

Number of species at the point today(including counts): 71

Highlights: Green Heron, Whip-poor-will, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Blue-headed Vireo, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Hermit Thrushes, American Pipits, 5 warbler species, and 7 sparrow species, including singles of Vesper, Swamp, and White-crowned.

Warbler species(5): Nashville-1, Yellow-rumped-100+, Black-throated Green-1, Pine-1, and Palm-4.