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Weekly Report - 2017-04-28 - Migration Heats Up!

Last week was most certainly a tipping point in spring migration! I observed quite a few FOY birds for the trail that have arrived in migration. Also, birds are singing their springtime songs and acting rather defensive over territory. I observed a great standoff between a Tree Swallow and an Eastern Bluebird as the swallow took multiple dives at the bluebird! Also, seven species of warbler were spotted on the trail this past week including a high total of two Black-throated Green Warblers! This was the third property record of this species and the first record of this species on the trail in the spring season. The two previous records come from September 2013 and 2016.

I was out six times on the trail this past week so instead of posting the individual checklists, I've created a cumulative species list from the week. I observed a total of 46 species!

Cumulative species list for the week:

Canada Goose

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Cooper's Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

hawk sp.

Mourning Dove

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

House Wren

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Eastern Bluebird

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling


Black-and-white Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Northern Parula

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Chipping Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Eastern Towhee

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

Baltimore Oriole

House Finch

American Goldfinch


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