Monday, October 3, 2016

Birding in September

Tuesday, October 2nd


Ovenbird

Ovenbird
The Birding this September along the boardwalk at Six-mile Cypress Slough Preserve has been quite rewarding. Were not seeing any great fall-outs, but there has been a steady movement of birds passing through. Acadian Flycatchers and Eastern Wood-Pewees are seen almost daily. But perhaps one those Black-billed Cuckoos or Yellow-bellied Flycatchers or a Philadelphia Vireo may yet stop by. They are unusual sightings along the Florida peninsula, but are being reported at migrant hotspot to our North.

One recently seen, but infrequent species to observe here were multiple sighting of  a couple of Canada Warblers. 

Baltimore Oriole
Photo courtesy of Tammy 
McQuaid
The earlier arriving species like Louisiana and Northern Waterthrushes have been passing through as have Ovenbirds, 
Black-and-White Warblers,
Yellow Warblers, 
Worm-eating Warblers, 
Summer Tanagers, 
Bobolinks, 
Yellow-throated Vireos, 
Red-eyed Vireos,
Yellow-billed Cuckoos, 
Hooded Warblers, 
Northern Parulas, 
Prairie Warbler, 
Yellow-throated Warblers and 
Prothonotary Warblers. 
The Prothonotary Warblers were seen in very good numbers in August, but have become uncommon lately. 

Louisiana Waterthrush
We're now enjoying sightings of Blackburnian Warblers, 
Tennessee Warblers, 
American Redstarts, 
Veery, 
Swainson's Thrush, 
Coopers Hawk, 
Baltimore Orioles, 
Blue-winged Warbler, 
Bay-breasted Warbler, 
Chestnut-sided Warbler, 
Black-throated Blue Warbler, 
Black-throated Green Warbler, 
Magnolia Warbler, 
Pine Warbler and Palm Warbler





Red-bellied Woodpecker

Eastern Wood Pewee

Canada Warbler
But perhaps one those Black-billed Cuckoos or Yellow-bellied Flycatchers or a Philadelphia Vireo may yet stop by. They are unusual sightings along the Florida peninsula, but are being reported at migrant hotspots to our North. 

American Redstart
This Bobolink was photographed at Harns Marsh,
but they can heard as they fly over Six-mile

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