St. George Is./ 30 Sep 01
- John Murphy and I checked out the youth camping area in the park for about
an hour and a half this afternoon. It was pretty birdy with a lot getting
away from us. A merlin slowed down the activity somewhat. It vocalized
several times quite strongly. This is the first time I can remember
hearing a Merlin.
We saw 12 species of warblers with BAY-BREASTED WARBLER being the best (my
first of the season). Redstarts were best represented in numbers.
Several Swainson's and a couple of Wood Thrushes were flushed to the tree tops.
Some other migrants:
E. Wood Pewee
2 Gray Kingbirds were on the power lines in Eastpoint. Getting scarce
around here now.
Alligator Pt., FL