Sunday, October 4, 2009

Not a bad day for October birds!

With southwesterly winds I had no idea of what really to expect birdwise. The weatherman was not good at predicting today’s weather. Sunshine was what he said but unfortunately he got paid for today being not so correct on his forecast. I wish most people could be paid for this accuracy. Anyhow, the day produced one hundred eleven new birds and 50 recaptures. Once again even you can predict what the recaptures were: Blackpoll Warbler and thrushes. Ten species of warbler were seen today including Nashville, Magnolia, Cape May, Black-throated Blue, Myrtle, Black-throated Green, Bay-breasted, Blackpoll, Ovenbird, and Common Yellowthroat.
Beach top species:
Blackpoll Warbler-11
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-2
Swainson’s Thrush-2

Main Inside top species:
Blackpoll Warbler-34
Swainson’s Thrush-10
Cape May Warbler-5
Bay-breasted Warbler-5
Myrtle Warbler-5
Brown Creeper-5
White-throated Sparrow-5
Quiz bird for the day:
Take special note of the face pattern… It looks the same in spring and fall. Remember it has wing bars.
There is still good weather ahead. The wonderful weather people are predicting those white flakes by the beginning of next week. AARGH! Once again I hope they are not correct on their forecast.

P.S. the quiz bird is a hatching year Black-thorated Green Warbler. I did see a nice adult male while conducting the point count this morning but it did not want to get any "bling" today.

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