Morning Flight - 3 October 2014

Birds resumed their southward journey through our region. A decent migrant diversity in moderate low numbers was recorded. That adds up to 286 warblers of 13 species. Hopefully the zugunruhe (migratory restlessness) is building and we will have a few large flights to watch this upcoming weekend and next week. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE WEATHER AND RADAR FOR THIS COMING SUNDAY, MONDAY, AND WEDNESDAY-- ALL LOOK VERY PROMISING.

Weather and time: cloudy; 59-63 ºF; winds NE at 5-8 mph; 95% cloud cover; very good visibility; 0657 sunrise; 3.25 hours.

Morning Flight Count totals 
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  4
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  3
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  25     16 north, 6 south
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)  13     south
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  23
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)  1
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  113
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  3
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  5
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla)  1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  8
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  30
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  1
Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea)  1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)  42
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga castanea/striata)  3
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  10
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  85
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  27
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  4
warbler sp. (Parulinae sp.)  46
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  3
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)  1
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)  1
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  10
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)  18
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  33
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  3

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