Morning Flight – 22 September 2014

Today was a windy one at it looked like to promising frontal conditions missed their mark given the high winds and light flight today. TOMORROW HOLDS THE PROMISE OF BEING SOMETHING SPECIAL.

Weather and time: sunny and clear; 58–63 ºF; winds ENE at 8-10 mph; 5% cloud cover; very good visibility; 0642 sunrise; 2.25 hours.
       Morning Flight Count totals 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  1
Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum)  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  1
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  22
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  6
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  2
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina)  5
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  13
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  39
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  3
Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea)  1
Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca)  2
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)  20
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga castanea/striata)  6
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  3
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  22
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  1
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  1
warbler sp. (Parulinae sp.)  13
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)  28
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1

Today's full list can be viewed at:

Offered, is a smorgasbord of Morning Flight shots, none of which were taken today.

Above two: Summer Tanager, a scarce migrant at the dike
Purple Finches continue!
Rose-breasted Grosbeak with dull yellow underwing coverts

I can't get enough of Blackburnian Warbler
This is a Palm Warbler, correct? Good, because there are going to be lots more coming!
Sunlight Tennessee Warbler
Shadow yellowlegs (Photos by: Glen Davis)

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