Monday, September 26, 2011

California trip

I just returned very late last night from trip out to California spending four days around Point Reyes, a day in Monterey and three days in Big Sur. A fabulous trip with several life birds and lots of photos. A few good warblers around with the most unusual sighting for the area being a Chestnut sided Warbler.  I will download the photos today and perhaps get some up as soon as I can. I still need to total up all my sightings for the trip and that may take awhile. Stay tuned.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Arcadia meadows warblers

Wilson's Warbler, Arcadia, Sept 16, 2011

Northern Waterthrush, Arcadia, Sept 16, 2011

Palm Warbler, Arcadia, Sept 16, 2011
I ran across a few nice warblers down in the meadows of Arcadia.  The recent floods were still in evidence but most areas can be accessed.  The highlights were a Northern Waterthursh, Yellow, Wilson's and Palm Warbler.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tennessee Warbler

Tennessee Warbler, Quabbin, Sept 10, 2011

Tennessee Warbler, Quabbin, Sept 10, 2011
I came across this very brightly colored individual in central Quabbin on September 10.  It had me guessing initially as it was so brightly colored.  This was the second Tennessee Warbler I have seen in the last week.  The warbler migration is nearing its peak and I have managed to see 17 species so far this month and I'm sure to add several more.  Some of the early migrants have largely left such as Yellow Warblers and Louisiana Waterthrush.  Connecticut Warblers could show up at any time but I have not had any luck so far.