Sunday, September 15, 2013

Field Report: Welkinweir, Sept. 14, 2013

On Saturday, September 14, Rick Keyser lead a group of five people around Lake Rodenbaugh at Welkinweir that saw 40 species of birds. Plenty of fall migrants, including Yellow-throated Vireo, White-eyed Vireo, Magnolia Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, and Black-throated Green Warbler made an appearance. The complete list, as submitted to eBird follows:

Great Blue Heron  1    Seen briefly in flight
Green Heron  1    Seen flying
Black Vulture  1    Soaring
Turkey Vulture  8    Soaring
Cooper's Hawk  1    Soaring (probably immature)
Red-tailed Hawk  2    Adults - one kiting very high; another in low flight mobbed by AMCRs.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1    Not an adult male
Belted Kingfisher  1    Male fly-by, vocal
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3    Vocal
Downy Woodpecker  4    Heard whinny
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  2    Vocal
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3    Singing; seen fly-catching
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)  1
Eastern Phoebe  7    Calling
White-eyed Vireo  2    Singing!
Yellow-throated Vireo  1    Singing!
Red-eyed Vireo  5    Calling
Blue Jay  15    Conservative estimate - vocal
American Crow  3    Vocal, mobbing an adult RTHA in flight
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  8    Conservative estimate
Tree Swallow  2    Pair
Carolina Chickadee  8    Conservative estimate - calling
Tufted Titmouse  6    Calling; singing
White-breasted Nuthatch  4    Heard calling
House Wren  3    Calling
Carolina Wren  4    Calling; singing
American Robin  3    Calling
Gray Catbird  20    Conservative estimate - calling
Brown Thrasher  2    Calling
Cedar Waxwing  12    Foraging flock
Common Yellowthroat  4    Calling; singing
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  2    Weak singing!
Magnolia Warbler  2
Bay-breasted Warbler  2    Both with bay wash on sides - one brighter than the other
Black-throated Green Warbler  2    One without any black underneath; another with extensive black throat
Eastern Towhee  2    Heard calling
Northern Cardinal  4    Heard calling
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  4    Conservative estimate - immature male (saw red in axillars), adult female, etc.
Indigo Bunting  1    Saw calling
American Goldfinch  5    M/f pair

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