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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Morning Flight

This morning I counted birds that flew over my yard during "morning flight" for the Northeast Morning Flight Project.  I counted for two hours (starting at sunrise).  I recorded 180 birds of 22 species engaging in morning flight.  Since most of these were identified on the wing (a few stopped to briefly before continuing) there were several unidentified birds seen.  The list is below:

1    American Kestrel
1    Mourning Dove
1    Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1    Red-headed Woodpecker
1    Red-bellied Woodpecker
1    Eastern Phoebe
1    Red-eyed Vireo
1    Red-breasted Nuthatch
1    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2    American Robin
70    Cedar Waxwing
3    Black-throated Green Warbler
3    Blackburnian Warbler
9    Bay-breasted Warbler
6    Blackpoll Warbler
1    American Redstart
1    Hooded Warbler
1    Scarlet Tanager
5    Bobolink
2    Purple Finch
2    House Finch
19    American Goldfinch

45    unidentified warbler
6    unidentified small passerine

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