Prospect Park at sunrise: Philadelphia Vireo
Message 1 of 1 , Sep 12 8:55 PM
Watching the migration forecast unfold last night I decided to spend the first hour of light on the top of Lookout Hill in Prospect Park.
On the bike ride in I could hear occasional chip notes, but it didn't sound very active. Once on top of the hill it was obvious there were some new arrivals. Groups of Waxwings and Goldfinches headed south and at 6:35 there were already two American Kestrels hunting over the Butterfly Meadow (one successfully).
As the sun started to hit the tops of the trees songbirds became visible.
Black and White Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
The Ebird checklist with 2 poor quality photos of the vireo can be see here;