Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fwd: Wednesday 4/29 highlights

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From: Linda Ewing <>
To: Peter Dorosh <>
Sent: Wed, Apr 29, 2015 2:38 pm
Subject: Wednesday 4/29 highlights

Saw 9 species of warblers: blue-winged (spotted by Josh on the Peninsula, found by Karin and I a bit later thanks to his tip), both waterthrushes, northern parula, exceedingly drab pine, black-throated green and tons of yellow rumps, palms and black & whites. Missed seeing the prairie and yellow reported by others.

Other highlights were a large flyover of cormorants (at least 2 dozen); a savannah sparrow on the edge of the Nethermead, below Lookout;  and my first-of-season spotted sandpiper and great crested flycatcher.

The flycatcher, seen above Rick's place, was a little anomalous-looking; throat and upper chest were a very pale grayish-white rather than gray. I'm thinking these were just that particular bird's variations, but wanted to mention in case others see it and have a different ID. 

Linda E.