Saturday, April 30, 2011

Good Weekend Part 1, April 30th

As Chris pointed out, what you don't normally get is multiple Blackburnian Warblers on April 30th. And yet here one was, singing 20 feet over my head. The day had started cloudy and slow, although with pockets of activity. When the sun came out the Ramble lit up in terms of migrants: Veery, Wood Thrush, Blue-winged Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo were the first-of-year birds. The Cerulean, while typically high, was quite vocal and gave decent looks.

I ended up with 16 warbler species, which is rather a high total for April, especially since I was carrying the camera. Cape May and Bay-breasted were reported from the north of the park, Worm-eating from the Ramble, so the multiple observer total was comfortably in the 20's.

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret (fly-over)
Northern Shoveler
Wood Duck
Chimney Swift
Northern Flicker
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo (1)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery (1)
Wood Thrush (1)
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Blue-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler (1)
Magnolia Warbler (1)
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler (several)
Blackburnian Warbler (2++)
Prairie Warbler (1 heard)
Palm Warbler
Cerulean Warbler (1 singing)
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole (1st year male at Polish Statue)
Baltimore Oriole
Purple Finch (Polish Statue and Maintenance Field)
American Goldfinch

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