[Tweeters] Migrant fall-out, new arrivals

Aquila Chrysaetos ladyhawk707 at msn.com
Mon May 18 16:40:58 PDT 2009


This morning was heavily overcast, cool and moist. When I got around to looking for yard birds, I was gobsmacked. There were dozens of YELLOW WARBLERS and WILSON'S WARBLERS all over the yard trees and I heard more singing from the neighbors' yards. Never have I seen them in such numbers here.

I also saw at least a dozen WARBLING VIREOS, several WESTERN TANAGERS, ten or more CEDAR WAXWINGS, a WESTERN WOOD PEWEE, two female LAZULI BUNTINGS and two TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS--all new for the year. There were also a couple of probable Orange-crowned Warblers.

The highlight was a common bird, but a lifer for me: a male MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER.

Sandy Daniels

Enumclaw Plateau

Ladyhawk707 AT msn DOT com

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