Date: 5/19/17 6:59 am From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...> Subject: [NHBirds] Penacook migrants: Olive-sided Flycatcher, Cape May, etc.
78 species on this morning's toasty 6.5 mile walk around Penacook.
As others have noted, the number of actual migrant birds in recent days has been quite small. In my three hours I tallied exactly 5: Olive-sided Flycatcher, Northern Parula, Cape May Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, and Blackburnian Warbler - and only one of each. All but the Blackpoll were along Bog Road. A Yellow-throated Vireo behind Murray's Greenhouse on River Road might also have been a migrant, but this species does breed locally in scattered locations and only time will tell.
I've missed a few regular spring migrants on my survey so far this year, and time is running out for them: Magnolia Warbler, Lincoln's Sparrow, and White-crowned Sparrow (I've seen the letter elsewhere, just not on the survey).
New arrivals in the neighborhood since last week include Eastern Wood-Pewee, Alder Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird (finally), Veery, Canada Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, and Indigo Bunting.
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