Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Evening Birding!

Black-throated Blue Warbler (female)

Dottie Johnson and I decided to bird the creek corridor yesterday after work and were rewarded with 10 warbler species. We were especially thrilled to find a female Black-throated Blue Warbler just before the second bridge east of Park Street. We also got great looks at a Mourning Warbler near the first creek crossing.

The morning foraging peak is generally better than the evening one, but we did remarkably well over the course of an hour and a half. This morning we found 13 warbler species and were hoping for a repeat after work, but only found a couple warblers in the evening. The winds are stronger out of the southeast, so that probably has something to do with the absence of birds.

And tomorrow morning? One will have to go to know!

Pheasant Branch, Dane, US-WI
Sep 2, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
40 species

Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Waterthrush
Golden-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch

Black-throated Blue Warbler © 2014 Mike McDowell

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