Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mid August warblers


Mourning Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 16, 2017
Yellow Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 16, 2017
Canada Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 16, 2017
Blue winged Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 16, 2017
Common Yellowthroat, Lake Wallace, Belchertown, MA, Aug 16, 2017
Chestnut sided Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 16, 2017
The fall warbler migration is just starting to heat up with a handful of mixed flocks around during my stops at Lake Wallace and Quabbin Park this morning.  A total of 13 species of warblers this morning including at least two Mourning Warblers (an adult male and a juvenile) in the area they bred this year.  Another highlight was a Louisiana Waterthrush (getting a little late for this early migrant).  The next several weeks through the end of September will see the numbers and variety of warblers increase.  Full lists from the morning with photos attached below:

Lake Wallace
Quabbin Park
Lake Wallace

Friday, August 11, 2017

Groups of Yellow Warblers and continued Mourning Warbler and Louisiana Waterthrush over the last few days

Mourning Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 11, 2017
Mourning Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 11, 2017
Yellow Warbler, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Aug 9, 2017
Yellow Warblers, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Aug 9, 2017
I made it over to Arcadia on Wednesday and the most notable warblers there were the decent numbers of Yellow Warblers around with several still singing. I assume some of these individuals came in from other areas as the density seemed high for just breeders. This spot can be a good location to find late Yellow Warblers as the migration season continues. Other notable warblers around included a somewhat late Louisiana Waterthrush at Lake Wallace on Thursday and at least one Mourning Warbler continuing at Quabbin Park today.

Lists with additional photos:
Arcadia- Aug 9
Lake Wallace- Aug 10
Quabbin Park -Aug 10
Quabbin Park -Aug 11

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Mourning Warbler at Quabbin Park update


Mourning Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, July 26, 2017
Mourning Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, July 26, 2017
Mourning Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, August 8, 2017
A quick update on the Mourning Warblers at Quabbin Park as we start into the second week of July.  I managed to find a female carrying food on July 26 to a likely nest location so it does indeed appear that breeding did indeed take place.  I have made several stops during the end of July up until today and the male is still around but is very quiet and hard to find.  I assume at this point that the nestlings have fledged (assuming the nest was successful) and have left the area, along with the female.