Saturday, 21 May 2011

Magee Marsh: 17 - 19 May 201

The weather let up a bit, with the rain generally being very light and the wind dying down slightly. There were still lots of birds around though. Over the 3 days the highlights were Eastern Screech-Owl, Least and Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Philadelphia, Red-eyed and Warbling Vireos, Veery, Swainson's, Grey-cheeked and Wood Thrush, Brown Thrasher, 25 species of warbler, including Cape May, Blackburnian, Blue-winged, Tennessee, Connecticut, Mourning and Canada, Scarlet Tanager, Lincoln's Sparrow and Slate-colored Junco.

The morning of the 19 was particularly good. The wind dropped and the western side of the boardwalk was particularly birdy. I managed to find 2 Connecticut Warblers (or maybe the same one twice), 2 Mourning Warblers plus a Blue-winged Warbler in the north-east corner of the parking lot and a Slate-coloured Junco on the beach.

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