Morning Flight – 25 August 2014

This one was very pleasant with a shorter, but sweeter, list of "neotrops". This flight was about an order of magnitude less than yesterday's flight. My favorite was the Ovenbird that flew straight north 30 ft over our heads.

       Weather and time: partly cloudy; 63–73ºF; NE at 8-12 mph; 5% cloud cover; very good visibility; 0622 sunrise; 3.25 hours.
       Morning Flight Count totals

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  4
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  113
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  11
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  37
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  1
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  10
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  5
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  40
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  12
Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)  3
warbler sp. (Parulinae sp.)  17
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  7
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)  28
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  7
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  13
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1

Today's full list can be viewed at:

American Redstart

Warblers are pragmatic and versatile flyers capable of many aerial poses.

Tree Swallow (Photos by: Glen Davis)

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