Thursday, May 17, 2012

Brewster's Warbler continues and another odd Blue-winged Warbler

Brewster's Warbler, UMASS, Amherst, MA, May 17, 2012

Brewster's Warbler, UMASS, Amherst, MA, May 17, 2012

Blue-winged Warbler (this individual was singing a Golden-winged song), Rail Trail, Amherst, MA, May 17, 2012

Common Yellowthroat, UMASS, Amherst, MA, May 17, 2012
Another day out and about catching up with migrants and resident warblers around the area.  I headed over to UMASS then over to Larch Hill Conservation area, then to the rail trail and Wentworth Farm Conservation Area in Amherst and then back to Belchertown with stops at Covey WMA and the Belchertown land trust trail.  There seemed to be less overall migrants around but a good number of resident species.  There was however a noticeable increase in the number of Blackpoll Warblers with singles noted in most spots I stopped today.  The other obvious migrants were a couple of Tennessee Warblers and a few Northern Parula's.  The remaining birds appeared to be residents.  The Brewster's Warbler at UMASS continues but the Lawrence's Warbler and Golden-winged Warbler seem to have moved on.  I did run across a Blue-winged Warbler on the rail trail that was singing a typical Golden-winged Warbler song.  A very pleasant day with sunny skies, low humidity and temperatures eventually making it up to 70.

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