Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Warblers 19

Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
Canada Warbler Cardellina canadensis
Northern Parula Setophaga americana
Tennessee Warbler Leiothlypis peregrina
Wilson’s Warbler Cardellina pusilla
Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
American Redstart preening and singing

White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
Lincoln’s Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
Lincoln's Sparrow foraging

White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  Big warbler day! The warbler waves started shallow in the early morning, until I stopped at a large tree where a field in northern NDN meets the UofM woods. A trickle of warblers percolated through the tree when a breeze picked up, and I chuckled when I realized that I’d just seen single examples of 10 different species – it was like looking at the first page in the warbler section in the field guide!
  The warbler waves intensified in Mount-Royal Cemetery, and by midday, every flowering tree was aquiver with mixed warbler balls, notably Tennessee Warblers. Trying to ID Orange-crowned Warblers among all that was a nightmare, but there were a few out there. The 6-hour (8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) walk produced a count of 60 species, a satisfying way to wind-down what I think of as ‘golden week.’ Ow, my neck, ow ow ow.

Mount-Royal Cemetery, (Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery), May 22, 2018
Turkey Vulture-1
Peregrine Falcon-(1 on the tower)
Merlin-1 low over Oak Ridge
Ring-billed Gull-2 (1)
Chimney Swift-(1 near Decelles)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird-1 on Oak Ridge
Downy Woodpecker-2 (1)
Hairy Woodpecker-1 (2)
Pileated Woodpecker-1 in D3
Least Flycatcher-3 (1)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher-1 seen and heard on Oak Ridge
Great Crested Flycatcher-3 (1)
Warbling Vireo-2 on Oak Ridge, 2 on Pine Hill Side, (3 trilling in the northern woods)
Philadelphia Vireo-1 on Pine Hill Side
Red-eyed Vireo-3 (2)
Blue-headed Vireo-2 on Mountain View, (2 in the northern woods)
American Crow-4 (2)
Black-capped Chickadee-5 (2)
White-breasted Nuthatch-1 (1)
Red-breasted Nuthatch-1
House Wren-2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-1 (1)
Eastern Bluebird-2 on Mountain View, 2 in C5, 2 in D3
Swainson’s Thrush-15+ (12+)
Veery-2 on Mountain View
Gray-cheeked Thrush-(1 in the northern woods)
American Robin-2 (2)
Gray Catbird-3 (1)
Cedar Waxwing-8 on Pine Hill Side
European Starling-(2 near Decelles)
Tennessee Warbler-35+ (6)
Nashville Warbler-(1 in the northern woods)
Orange-crowned Warbler-2 on Oak Ridge mixed in with Tennessee Warblers, talk about a headache, (1 in the northern woods)
Northern Parula-1 on Oak Ridge
Yellow Warbler-(1 singing along the northwestern fence)
Chestnut-sided Warbler-1 male on Pine Hill Side
Magnolia Warbler-7 (5)
Cape May Warbler-2 males on Oak Ridge, 1 female on Pine Hill Side, (2 females in the northern woods)
Blackburnian Warbler-(1 male in the northern woods)
Black-throated Blue Warbler-1 on Mountain View, 1 on Pine Hill Side, (1 in the northern woods)
Black-throated Green Warbler-1 on Oak Ridge, 1 on Pine Hill Side, (1 in the northern woods)
Yellow-rumped Warbler-5 (6 in the northern woods)
Blackpoll Warbler-(1 male in the northern woods)
Bay-breasted Warbler-6 scattered throughout, (2 in the northern woods)
Black-and-white Warbler-1 on Oak Ridge
American Redstart-2 males on Oak Ridge, 1 female on Pine Hill Side
Common Yellowthroat-1 on Oak Ridge, heard only
Canada Warbler-2 on Oak Ridge, singing at times
Wilson’s Warbler-1 on Pine Hill Side
Rose-breasted Grosbeak-1 female on Pine Hill Side
Indigo Bunting-(2 males chasing each other in the northern woods)
Northern Cardinal-3 (1)
Chipping Sparrow-20+ (12+)
Song Sparrow-8 (4)
Lincoln’s Sparrow-2 or 3 on Mountain View, 2 on Oak Ridge
White-crowned Sparrow-1 in A4, 2 in D3
White-throated Sparrow-1 on Mountain View, 1 on Pine Hill Side
American Goldfinch-8+ (4)
House Finch-(1 singing near Decelles)

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