Sunday, October 17, 2010

A few warblers left as mid October passes...

I still have a few warbler sightings to report over the last week as October passes the half way mark. The vast majority now are Yellow rumped but there are lesser numbers of others including Palm, Pine, Common Yellowthroat and today, Blackpoll. Soon they will all be gone to points south but I will still try to find them as late as I can in the season around here.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Arcadia meadows warblers

I spent a couple hours before work exploring the area of the Arcadia Meadows starting at dawn. The number of Palm Warblers around today was impressive with a minimum count of 78 with the majority being 'Yellow' Palms. Other warbler species around in good numbers were Yellow rumped. The other species seen included a male Black throated Blue, a Black and White, a Magnolia, a Blackpoll and a few Common Yellowthroats. A total of seven warbler species for the morning was quite respectable starting the second week of October.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

October warblers

I made a trip over to Arcadia Meadows starting at dawn and staying for a bit under two hours. The north winds of last night cleared out many warblers but brought in many sparrows. I still managed to find seven warbler species with the following totals seen:

Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Palm Warbler 8
Blackpoll Warbler 5
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 13