Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bluff Point morning flight

This morning I joined Glenn Williams and Jerry Connolly at Bluff Point in Groton, CT, well-known locally for its morning flight of nocturnal migrants. As expected we had a nice flight today, dominated by American Redstarts. We tallied 13 species of warbler and counted about 400 individual warblers. Here are some numbers (mostly morning flight augmented with a walk on the trails):

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 12
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Least Flycatcher 1
Empidonax sp. 4
Eastern Phoebe 2
Eastern Kingbird 7
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 50
Veery 1
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Blue-winged Warbler 3
Black-and-white Warbler 35
Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart 220
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 12
Yellow Warbler 10
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Prairie Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 2
Wilson's Warbler 1
warbler sp. 100
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Dickcissel 1
Bobolink 5
Baltimore Oriole 3




American Redstarts


Chestnut-sided Warbler


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher


underside of a Prairie Warbler

- NB

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