20 September 2009

11 warbs, etc - 20 Sep. 09

Ashley and I started the day by heading down to Saylorville. It was rather slow:

American Golden-Plover (2)
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Franklin's Gulls (2)
Snow Goose (1)
Northern Harrier

We explored some at Errington Marsh but didn't kick up any LeConte's or Nelson's Sparrows. Instead we had:
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren
Grasshopper Sparrow

Lastly, we birded Emma McCarthy Lee Park in Ames. We had 11 species of warblers:

Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush (1)
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler (1)

We also had:
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (1)
Philadelphia Vireo (1)
Least Flycatcher (1)
Carolina Wren
Tufted Titmouse

Here is the Northern Waterthrush:

Here is a Philadelphia Vireo:

Here's a poor photo of a "getting late" Blue-gray Gnatcatcher:

Lastly, here is a female Eastern Pondhawk (I think...):