Morning Flight – 26 September 2014

This morning brought a stop-and-go flight along a broad front, with Blackpolls, Parulas, and Palms leading the charge. A couple American Pipits, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and a Warbling Vireo were enjoyable, as was the Merlin that almost snagged a Scarlet Tanager <15ft above observers' heads. 

     Weather and time: sunny; 57–63ºF; winds N at 10 mph; 0–10% cloud cover; excellent visibility; 0651 sunrise; 4.25 hours. Observer: Tom Reed.

     Morning Flight Count totals
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  9
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  84
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  1
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)  1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  12
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  4
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  19
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)  2
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  108
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  8
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  12
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina)  6
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla)  2
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  41
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina)  5
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  121
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  11
Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea)  1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  2
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)  138
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga castanea/striata)  27
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  17
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  121
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  9
Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)  1
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  2
warbler sp. (Parulinae sp.)  111
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)  9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)  1
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  13
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)  12
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 9
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  36

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