Today has been the quietest day of the two week trip. Last night was a clear night and there has been a massive clearout of numbers of passage migrants. Birding has been quite hard work with another eleven hour effort. That said, I still managed three lifers and one good personal find in our second Orange-crowned Warbler, on the Tilden Woods trail. Cerulean Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler and Swamp Sparrow were all new today. The warbler total is now an impressive 26 species.
This might seem incredulous, but to the local birders, this was a quiet day: 4 Bay-breasted Warblers, 2 Parula's, 5 American Redstarts, 3 Black & White Warblers, male Cerulean Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Canada Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, numerous Yellowthroats, 6 Swainson's Thrush, 2 Veery's, 2 Scarlet Tanagers (males of course), 2 Indigo Buntings, 2 Red-eyed Vireos, Blue-headed Vireo, Eastern Kingbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird plus many other "commoner" species too lengthy to mention!
Below are some images taken over the last couple days:
|Ruby-throated Hummingbird nectaring from a feeder|
|Ad male Common Yellowthroat|
|First summer male Indigo Bunting|
|Ad female American Redstart|
|Cedar Waxwing, one of a flock of ten.|
|Catbird, fairly common in the park.|
Top notch Mate.