Sunday, September 16, 2012

9/16 - Rutland State Park

I went back to Rutland State Park this afternoon hoping for a better migration day than yesterday. Yesterday was very windy at Oxbow NWR and all I could hear was the typical gun fire from nearby Fort Devens.

Watch this video with the volume up to hear peaceful Oxbow NWR yesterday afternoon.

video

Today I happened upon a few really nice waves of migrants in Rutland State despite the fact that I started late and the winds had not really died down much since yesterday. One wave included a TENNESSEE WARBLER, but I wasn't carrying my camera at that point. After that first wave I kept my camera ready and was able to shoot some good birds including 3 separate CAPE MAY WARBLERS. Mark and Sheila also had these species yesterday.

BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER
MAGNOLIA WARBLER
PALM WARBLER
OVENBIRD (I rarely see these in the fall)
BLACKPOLL WARBLER - Most of any of the warblers
HOUSE WREN
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH- All over the place.
RED-EYED VIREO
CAPE MAY WARBLER #1
CAPE MAY WARBLER #2
CAPE MAY WARBLER #3
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK


 I also had a few RED CROSSBILLS fly-over at two different locations.

Complete List:

Turkey Vulture  4
Sharp-shinned Hawk  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  16
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  24
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  9
Blue Jay  13
Black-capped Chickadee  32
Tufted Titmouse  14
Red-breasted Nuthatch  36
White-breasted Nuthatch  6
Brown Creeper  4
House Wren  4
Golden-crowned Kinglet  5
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  7
Cedar Waxwing  2
Ovenbird  2
Tennessee Warbler  1  
Common Yellowthroat  8
Cape May Warbler  3    
Magnolia Warbler  4
Blackpoll Warbler  23
Palm Warbler  2
Pine Warbler  8
Yellow-rumped Warbler  6
Black-throated Green Warbler  12
Eastern Towhee  1
Song Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Purple Finch  2
Red Crossbill  4    
American Goldfinch  4
-K 

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