Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Blackpoll sun

Wilson’s Warbler Cardellina pusilla
Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
female Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
female Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagic
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
Current mood
  Currently soaking m’feets in a bucket of hot water and salts. Salted feets! Wonder if I should go birding tomorrow? More year firsts today, and even a couple of personal province firsts (Yellow-bellied Flycatcher + “Catharus conundrum”). A female Indigo Bunting called in the north end of the NDN Cemetery for several minutes, before two males swooped in and gave chase in a frenetic low-level dogfight through the underbrush. The Blackpolls are out and about, and the trees are still jam-packed with warblers – is this late in the month for this sort of action? I’ve got a red neck and a hat tan, courtesy of the cloudsun. The horror...the horror.

Westmount Summit + (both cemeteries), May 24, 2017
Turkey Vulture-(4)
Cooper’s Hawk-1 near the summit
Ring-billed Gull-(2)
Chimney Swift-3+, (6)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird-(1 at Rose Hill)
Downy Woodpecker-(1)
Hairy Woodpecker-1 (1)
Pileated Woodpecker-1 heard
Eastern Wood-Pewee-(2)
Least Flycatcher-(1 in NDN, 1 by the cannons)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher-(2 in NDN, 1 at Rose Hill)
Eastern Phoebe-2 (1 in NDN)
Great Crested Flycatcher-1 heard, (3)
Eastern Kingbird-(3 together)
Warbling Vireo-1 heard, (1)
Red-eyed Vireo-4, (6)
Blue Jay-10 (5)
American Crow-6 (10)
Common Raven-(2 heard)
Black-capped Chickadee-4 (8)
White-breasted Nuthatch-(2)
Red-breasted Nuthatch-2 (2)
House Wren-(4)
Eastern Bluebird-(one pair in the far western corner of NDN, two pairs in M-R)
Swainson’s Thrush-(1)
"Catharus conundrum"...more on this soon...
American Robin-2 (3)
Gray Catbird-1 (2)
European Starling-(1)
Tennessee Warbler-5, (20+)
Northern Parula-(1 near the cannons)
Yellow Warbler-(2 heard)
Chestnut-sided Warbler-1
Magnolia Warbler-2 (5+)
Blackburnian Warbler-(1 male near the cannons)
Black-throated Blue Warbler-1 heard, (2 heard)
Black-throated Green Warbler-1 (3)
Yellow-rumped Warbler-1 (4)
Blackpoll Warbler-(8+)
Bay-breasted Warbler-1 (3)
American Redstart-2 (6)
Wilson’s Warbler-(1 still near the north entrance, singing today)
Indigo Bunting-1 singing, (6)
Northern Cardinal-2 near the summit, (3)
Chipping Sparrow-2 (10+)
Clay-colored Sparrow-(1 singing in L1)
Song Sparrow-1 (4)
American Goldfinch-2+ (10+)
House Finch-2

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