|Yours truly - holding a Chestnut sided Warbler compliments of the Holiday Beach banding station|
http://www.hbmo.org/ (Holiday Beach Migration Observatory).
The highlight of my day was just walking down to the small forested area along the beach which is crawling with Warblers at this time of year. I would almost say, the concentration of warblers in this tiny woodland is was almost as high as any other place I've birded, even in May!
Some birds seen at Holiday Beach this morning include:
Black throated Blue Warbler
Chestnut sided Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Black throated Green
Cape May Warbler
? Pine Warbler
Black Capped Chickadee
Small Falcon near "malden corners"
Great blue Heron
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
I must say, I found myself confused trying to identify warblers in their fall/immature plumage. In fact, I'm not even too confident in labeling some of these warblers that I've added below. Any ideas?
|Black throated Blue (female)|
|Magnolia Warbler ... my best guess anyway!|
|Blackpoll first winter female?(2)|
|Cape May Warbler? Not sure (3)|
|(Cape May?) Its hard to tell, even with Sibley Guide in hand (4)|
I think a trip to Ohio will be happening very soon... stay tuned!