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Birding with Jonathan

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SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2024:

Today, my friend Jonathan Mott and I headed out to Lakeview Community Church Trail and Braddock Bay in search of migrants. And migrants, we found!

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were still the predominant warbler like two days ago, though there was a much greater diversity around now:
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As evidenced by the presence of species like BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER:
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And BROWN THRASHER:
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YELLOW WARBLER:
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BALTIMORE ORIOLE:
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AMERICAN REDSTART:
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NORTHERN PARULA:
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More BALTIMORE ORIOLE:
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BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, an extremely welcome and beautiful FOY:
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One heard-only for me was a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, a local rarity that Jonathan glimpsed briefly. Very cool!

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK:
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LEAST FLYCATCHER:
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BLUE-HEADED VIREO:
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PALM WARBLER:
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BLUE JAY:
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CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER:
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GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER:
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AMERICAN GOLDFINCH:
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We headed over to Braddock Bay where we hoped for some raptor movement including a Swainson’s Hawk that has been hanging around for about a week.

COOPER’S HAWK:
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MUTE SWAN:
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WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS:
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GREAT BLUE HERON:
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BOBOLINKS:
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Female BALTIMORE ORIOLE:
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We unfortunately dipped on the Swainson’s Hawk.

LESSER SCAUP and RUDDY DUCKS, distantly in the bay:
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Bird-of-the-day to the Golden-winged Warbler with runner-up for me going to the Blackburnian.

Overall, an extremely enjoyable morning of birding! Thanks to Jonathan for driving. Stay tuned for much more to come!

Happy birding,
Henry
World Life List: 1303 Species

Posted by skwclar 03:14 Archived in USA

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