Morning Flight -- 22 October 2014

POW! This morning's migration really knocked my socks off. There was great late diversity and moderately high numbers for the time of season. Kinglets and Chipping Sparrow stepped out to be recognized in Morning Flight today and the Yellow-rumped Warbler flight was outrageous. Other highlights included 2 Orange-crowned Warblers, Clay-colored Sparrow, and 154 Purple Finches.

Weather and time: mostly cloudy; 56 degrees F; winds NNE at 8-20 mph; 85% cloud cover; very good visibility; 0716 sunrise; 4.25 hours.

Morning Flight Count totals:
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  9
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  3
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  86
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  24
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  40
kinglet sp. (Regulus sp.)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  28
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  95
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)  1
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  17
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina)  1
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)  2
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  3
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)  12
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  7
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  253
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  12486     12,466 north, 20 south in 4th hour
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  1
warbler sp. (Parulinae sp.)  517
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  336
Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)  1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  1
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  27
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  60
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  2
Dickcissel (Spiza americana)  2
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)  11
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  124
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  154
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)  43
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  23

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