Morning Flight -- 23 October 2014

Even though the wind was roaring this morning, there was a light flight of Yellow-rumped Warblers at the Higbee dike. There was very little songbird activity, otherwise. Thousands of scoters streamed south out of the bay and about 150 Killdeer cycled past in flocks.

Weather and time: cloudy with intermittent light drizzle; 53 degrees F; winds NW at 23 mph; 100% cloud cover; very good visibility; 0717 sunrise; 3.25 hours.

Morning Flight Count totals:
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  4
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)  1
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  480
warbler sp. (Parulinae sp.)  11
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)  1

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