Monday, September 15, 2008

Nice day for songbirds...

Northerly winds proved to be a nice day for songbirds. Today we captured 56 new birds with 8 recaptures which totaled 22 species. Eleven species of warblers filled the bag and a very good one which is in the picture below. A Black-and-white Warbler was seen on the point count but not captured. Warblers included Nashville, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green, Black-throated Blue, Magnolia, Blackpoll, Connecticut, Ovenbird, American Redstart, and Common Yellowthroat, plus the quiz bird below.

Highlights for the day were two Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Connecticut Warbler and the quiz bird.

Top five species captured:
Swainson’s Thrush - 14
Blackpoll Warbler - 9
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 5
Magnolia Warbler - 4
Common Grackle - 4

So here goes….The best bird of the day is your quiz bird!

Good Luck! Hint: look at the facial markings they are a good indicator for me.

Enjoy the season!

P.S. Quiz bird is Blackburnian warbler! Yes, we finally had one this fall!

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