Friday, August 10, 2007

First Warblers...

Tennessee Warbler
The first mixed-flocks of migrant songbirds from the north are finding their way into southern Wisconsin. I checked NexRad late last night and there was detectable migration over much the central part of the country. A few days ago at Pheasant Branch we found a Tennessee Warbler and this morning a Blackburnian Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler and Olive-sided Flycatcher. White-breasted Nuthatches, Black-capped Chickadees, Carolina Wrens and a Great Horned Owl were among resident birds. No telling for sure whether birds like American Robin, Baltimore Oriole and Rose-breasted Grosbeak were nesters at the conservancy or migrants from up north. By the end of next week, there will be a lot more!

Pheasant Branch Stream Corridor 08/10/07:

Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch

Tennessee Warbler © 2007 Mike McDowell

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