- I led our Audubon chapter's first field trip here today. We spotted 45 plus
species of birds. most of which Jose Padilla saw. our list-->
Peregring Falcon 1
Red-sh. Hawk 2imm.
Veery, Brown Thrasher, Red-eyed Vireo,BG Gnatcatcher, Chimney Swift, Purple
Martin, En. Kingbird, and much more
Warblers, Blue-winged 1 imm.
Blackburnian 1 fall m
A white form Reddish Egret
- Hawk migration was slow but 10/3 and 10/4. On 10/3 I had 1 Cooper's hawk, 9 sharp shinned, 7 kestrels, 44 frigatebirds along with blue jays and crows.
On 10/4 I had 1 northern harrier, 1 merlin, 2 sharp-shinned and 1 Cooper's hawk.
This morning I helped the refuge biologist do some bird banding. We had a black-bellied plover in the net that had molted the inner primaries and was just getting the new ones. Neat to see. Does anyone reading this know how many primaries a BB Plover has? I'm thinking 10 but am not sure and this kind of info isn't so readily available. Bev Postmus, Sanibel.
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- The warblers landed at the Sanibel lighthouse preserve because of the high winds on Sat. night. The following have been seen since Sunday AM: 2 orchard orioles, many hooded warblers, many parulas, black and white, worm-eating, yellow throated vireo, red-eyed vireo, ovenbird, eastern kingbirds, cedar waxwings (seen most of the winter, too). Bev Postmus, Sanibel
- There were a few new birds this morning at the lighthouse. Magnolia, yellow throated and hooded warblers, blue headed, yellow headed and white eyed vireos, gray kingbirds, indigo buntings, and barn swallows all made appearances. Julie Long, St Charles, Il
- Hi all
Got there late (10am) birding was good
Steady flow of Barn Swallows, 1 Bank, 1Martin , many Gnatcatchers, a number of warblers. Kingfisher, red- eyed and an imm white-eyed vireo
Tennessee ( most numerous)
Of note all warblers were immature
Total warbler species for past three days has reached 16
Ft Myers, Fl
- At 12:30 pm, 17 Eastern Kingbird flew into the tall strangler fig located on the secluded path between the lighthouse and the beach. They flew in by small groups. After all hung out a bit, they flew off en masse. With a frigate in the background, it was quite a wonderful sight.
South Fort Myers
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