Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Britannia Warbler Watching August 31, 2009

After last nights cooler temperatures and winds out of the north,the Britannia Conservation Area/Mud Lake was excellent for warbler watching with 18 species present during a 3 hour period 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.. Most of the concentration was along the east end of the ridge and around the large spruce trees. The highlight was a female CONNECTICUT WARBLER walking along a branch near the fence line. It made a brief appearance and then disappeared into the thicket vegatation. The commonest warbler present was American Redstart 20+, then Tennessee 15+, Black-throated Green 10+, Yellow-rumped " Myrtle" 10+, 8 Wilson's Warbler, and a few Cape May, Blackburnian, Yellow, Blackpoll, Bay-breasted, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided, Nashville, Black-throated Blue, Black & White, Common Yellowthroat, and Northern Parula. Other migrants included Blue-headed Vireo 3, Philadelhia Vireo 1, Scarlet Tanager 4, and Brown Thrasher.

Wilson's Warbler enjoying the late morning sun.

Wilson's Warbler on the move.

Black-throated Green Warbler

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