Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mourning Warbler, Quabbin, MA May 29, 2011

Mourning Warbler, Quabbin,MA, May 29, 2011

Another productive day yesterday as I spent the entire morning and part of the afternoon exploring the central area of Quabbin for the breeding bird atlas. Many areas have finally dried out enough to explore so I was able to make it to areas that I had not yet visited this season. The warbler highlight of the day was a Mourning Warbler that popped out into view and stayed in view for an extended time period. Some of the best views I have ever had of a Mourning Warbler. Many other warbler around in good numbers. I have attached a list for the day below.

Blue-winged Warbler 4 bird with golden winged like song still present in same area
Yellow Warbler 32 carrying nest material
Chestnut-sided Warbler 51 carrying nest material
Magnolia Warbler 13
Black-throated Blue Warbler 23
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 12
Black-throated Green Warbler 10
Blackburnian Warbler 20
Pine Warbler 26
Prairie Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 10
American Redstart 68
Ovenbird 78
Northern Waterthrush 1
Mourning Warbler 1 seen, heard and photographed
Common Yellowthroat 92
Canada Warbler 1

Monday, May 23, 2011

Ohio warblers and totals so far this year

Connecticut Warbler, Magee Marsh, OH, May 13, 2011
Mourning Warbler, Magee Marsh, OH, May 13, 2011

Yellow-breasted Chat, Sportman's Migratory Bird Center, OH, May 12, 2011

Canada Warbler, Magee Marsh, OH, May 11, 2011

As we come to the four week of May the vast majority of warblers have made their appearance. My recent trip to Ohio added eleven new warbler species to the year list and one to my life list. As of today I have seen 44 species of wood warblers for the year and managed photos of most of them. Here are some from my trip to Ohio.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ohio warblers

Bay breasted Warbler, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, OH, May 11, 2011

Prothonotary Warbler, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, OH, May 11, 2011

I just returned from a week long trip to Ohio. Another great trip despite some tough weather at the end. The temperatures dropped to the 50's with wind, low clouds and drizzle. The birds had a tough time during this weather but they seemed to survive in the shelter of the woods along the lake shore and gave arm length looks of themselves. I spent most of my time in northwest Ohio with a day trip up to Michigan to find the Kirtland's Warbler. The trip yielded a total of 32 warbler species with one a life bird...the Kirtland's Warbler. I will be posting photos from the trip over the next few weeks as I find spare time.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May in Massachusetts

Yellow Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2011
Cerulean Warbler, Skinner SP, MA, May 8,2011

Worm eating Warbler, Skinner SP, MA, May 8, 2011

Nashville Warbler, Orchard Hill, UMASS, Amherst, MA, May 8, 2011

Prairie Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2011

Black and White Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2011

Blue winged Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2011

Prairie Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2011

Some recent images from my travels around the local area. Enjoy.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Nineteen species on Hampshire Bird Club trip to Quabbin

A great day at Quabbin with the Hampshire Bird Club as I led a great group to Gate 22and then down the Prescott Peninsula. Here is the list of warblers for the day. Lots of good stuff.

Blue-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat