13 September 2009

Ledges, etc - 13 Sep. 09

Ashley and I made a quick lap around Ledges State Park this morning. Most surprising were at least 2 YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS still present. Here is a photo of one of them:

The below BLUE-HEADED VIREO is seemingly doing ok even without its top mandible!

Ashley spotted this roosting COMMON NIGHTHAWK in the trees above us:

Some other birds at Ledges SP included:
Northern Parula (1, and it even sang once!)
American Redstart (2)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (1)
Wilson's Warbler
Black-and-White Warbler (1)
Swainson's Thrush (2)
Blue-headed, Warbling, and Red-eyed Vireos
Eastern Wood-Pewee (2)

We stopped briefly at Harrier Marsh but didn't stir up any Nelson's Sparrows yet. Instead, I had great looks at this WHITE-FACED MEADOWHAWK:

Some birds at Harrier Marsh included:
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren
Swamp Sparrow