Morning Flight - 2 October 2014

Birds did fly north by Morning Flight today. It was a small flight by all accounts but held a satisfying variety and birds could be viewed well this morning. 75 warblers of 11 species, including Nashville, Chestnut-sided, and Connecticut Warblers. Blue Jays seemed to be doing a clockwise circuit through southern most NJ.

Weather and time: mostly clear with clouds developing; 60-62 ºF; winds N to NE at 8-10 mph; 5-35% building cloud cover; every good visibility; 0656 sunrise; 3.25 hours.

Morning Flight Count totals 
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  11
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  2
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  285     north starting ~0800; a similar number seen heading south far to the east 30-45 min before
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)  25     south at dawn
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  8
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  222
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla)  1
Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis)  1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina)  3
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  11
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)  19
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga castanea/striata)  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  3
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  9
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  12
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  4
warbler sp. (Parulinae sp.)  9
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  1
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  1
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  4
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)  1
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  22
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  6
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  2

Today's full list can be viewed at:

How far did this Blue Jay travel to get to Cape May? (Photo by: Glen Davis)

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