27 September 2009

Yellow Rail - 27 Sep. 09

Ashley and I flushed a YELLOW RAIL from an upland prairie area at Hendrickson Marsh here in Story County. We were only able to flush it once, however.

Then later in the morning, we ended up with 8 warbler species at Emma McCarthy Lee Park in Ames. They were:

Golden-winged Warbler (2)
Nashville Warbler
American Redstart
Black-and-white Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Common Yellowthroat

Here is one of the 2 Golden-winged Warblers:

Also notable were 6 different PHILADELPHIA VIREOS. Here is one of them: