Monday, September 24, 2012

Canada Warbler - Migration Continues

Monday September 24th

Canada Warbler seen at Six-Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
Fort Myers
Photo courtesy of Dr Jose Padilla-Lopez
Fall migration continues here in Southwest Florida with more good birds continuing to passing through our area.
Several of us have been visiting the boardwalk at Six-Mile Cypress Slough Preserve looking for interesting birds. We usually do not expect the numbers seen at migrant traps in Tampa and Miami, but this season seems to be developing well.
In the past week or so this venue was hosted a nice variety of warblers with thrushes showing up recently. This morning, the numbers seemed way down, but I did manage Chestnut-sided and Cape May Warblers. Yesterday was outstanding with our group of birders including Vince McGrath, Dr Jose Padilla-Lopez, Walt Winton and myself, getting great looks at a Canada Warbler, which is an uncommon bird in Florida.  The birds seen included Hairy Woodpeckers, Scarlet Tanager, Summer Tanager, Veery, Swainsen's Thrush, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Blackburnian Warbler,  Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Chimney Swifts, Tufted Titmice, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Red-eyed Vireo, Red-shouldered Hawk and Carolina Wren.
Other birds seen earlier included Louisiana Waterthrush, Nashville Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Gray-cheeked Thrush and Baltimore Oriole. Hopefully we can enjoy additional snow birds passing through in the coming weeks.

Rufous Hummingbird
Photo courtesy of Dr Jose Padilla-Lopez

Rufous Hummingbird
Photo courtesy of Dr Jose Padilla-Lopez
Of note was a friend of ours has spotted a Rufous Hummingbird hanging out in his neighbors yard and several of us have been to see it. Personally, I dipped on it as I had to leave for work. But Dr Jose did get a couple of photos after a couple of long waits.
Today, Stan Ogle and Vince McGrath ventured out to the Everglades Ag fields and have reported finding three Buff-breasted Sandpipers

1 comment:

  1. Maybe another banner season like that of the Spring migration earlier this year, Tom. Great sightings for you so far.