Morning Flight – 21 August 2014

The overall number of birds and bird activity were down today. A Worm-eating Warbler made a few flights over the treetops. A second-year Northern Gannet cruised by to the south, one mile into the bay.

       Weather and time: mostly clear; 68–76ºF; winds E at 2 mph; 2% cloud cover; excellent visibility; 0618 sunrise; 2.25 hours.
       Morning Flight Count totals

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  5
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  59
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  41
Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)  1
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  2
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)  2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  17
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  16

Today's full list can be viewed at:

The young kingbirds (all or almost all juvenile Eastern Kingbird) gave us some overhead joy

The shape of a gliding Northern Waterthrush

juvenile Laughing Gull (All photos by: Glen Davis)