Thursday, September 28, 2017

Last of the Fall Warblers IV

Nashville Warbler Leiothlypis ruficapilla
Nashville Warbler Leiothlypis ruficapilla
Nashville Warbler Leiothlypis ruficapilla
Nashville Warbler Leiothlypis ruficapilla
find the Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus eating what looks like a stink bug
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus using its feet to pick apart lunch
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
also a White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  Today’s peregrinations lasted a leg-busting 5.5 hours, from west to east and back again. The unwelcome stretch of muggy heat finally broke overnight with strong northwesterlies, and it was lovely to feel Jack Frost nipping at my finger marrow once again. The trees in the western and northern edges of NDN were once again alive with migrating warblers, all visibly migging south.
  Ran into Anthony Zerafa from the McGill group in the southern edge of Mount-Royal Cemetery, and we birded together and compared notes for a while, good times. It was pretty birdy up there, as the birds rallied for their next southern hop.
  On my way back up Mountain View in the late morning, I re-met Denis Tétreault, and we picked through the mini-wave of vireos, thrushes, warblers, and sparrows that surrounded us.

  One feller I wasn’t overly thrilled to see again was one of several guys that sit around and incessantly blare playback at top volume, whilst hunched over a big lens. I noted a wide birdless perimeter around him (that'll tend to happen when you play alarm calls for an hour), but chose not to step off my high horse and interact with him. C’mon duuude, get off the stool and look and listen, mannnnn! Yr harshin’ my mellowww, brahhh!

Mount-Royal Cemetery, (Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery), September 28, 2017
Canada Goose-20+ (100+ in the early morning)
Cooper’s Hawk-1
Broad-winged Hawk-1 heard at Mountain View, 1 possibly seen high overhead
Merlin-(1 cruising for warblers)
Peregrine Falcon-(1)
Ring-billed Gull-(1)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-1 adult male in G4/Oak Ridge
Downy Woodpecker-2
Hairy Woodpecker-1
Northern Flicker-10+ (2)
Red-eyed Vireo-2 at the base of Mountain View
Blue-headed Vireo-3
Blue Jay-3
American Crow-40+
Common Raven-2
Black-capped Chickadee-15+ (8)
White-breasted Nuthatch-3 (1)
Winter Wren-2
Golden-crowned Kinglet-7 (5)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-4
Eastern Bluebird-4 (2)
Swainson’s Thrush-6+ (2)
Hermit Thrush-2
Grey Catbird-3
Cedar Waxwing-1 heard
Tennessee Warbler-3 (1)
Nashville Warbler-2
Northern Parula-(1)
Magnolia Warbler-5 (2)
Black-throated Blue Warbler-(1 female in woods in the northeast of NDN)
Black-throated Green Warbler-5+ (2)
Yellow-rumped Warbler-3 (3)
Palm Warbler-(6 moving south in the trees on the extreme western edge of NDN at 8 a.m. along with a decent warbler wave)
Blackpoll Warbler-2 (1)
Common Yellowthroat-1 possible
Ovenbird-2 in the woods north of Mountain View
Scarlet Tanager-1 at the base of Mountain View
Rose-breasted Grosbeak-(1 in the northeast corner of NDN)
Northern Cardinal-3
Chipping Sparrow-50+ (50+)
Song Sparrow-4 (2)
White-crowned Sparrow-2 at the top of Mountain View among the circular plots
White-throated Sparrow-35+ (25+)
Dark-eyed Junco-40+ (1)

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