Date: 8/21/17 6:14 pm
From: <tuttech...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Nighthawk and warbler migration
Interesting. There were nighthawks here the past two days too, but the bird that interested me most was a Swainsons thrush that kept me company while I weeded the garden tonight.
Tom Uttech
Oz. Co.
---- <lpersico...> wrote:
>
> There was a large push of Nighthawks yesterday evening in St. Croix county. I had a single flock of at least 250 birds. There were other smaller flocks moving through as well. Very impressive. Also had a couple of Olive-Sided Flycatchers at Willow River State Park on Saturday.
> Larry Persico
> Hudson, St. Croix County
>
> Original message sent on the Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:46:35 +0000 by Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
> > Warblers have made a huge push the past couple days. Northern arrivals
> > include Wilson's, Bay-breasted, and lots of Tennessees. Also good numbers
> > of Nashvilles and Redstarts. Had my first Philadelphia Vireo today as
> > well.
> >
> > Nighthawks have also been pushing at all times of day here on the Lake
> > Superior shore. Reports have been widespread statewide, and while my
> > personal observations have been small groups, counters near Hawk Ridge in
> > Duluth tallied an impressive 12,000+ on Saturday and Sunday combined.
> >
> >
> > Ryan Brady
> > Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
> > http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > From: Steve Mullen <gungagalunga23...>
> > Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2017 8:47 AM
> > To: <ryanbrady10...>
> > Cc: <wisbirdn...>
> > Subject: Re: [wisb] Nighthawk and warbler migration
> > �
> >
> > Hey Ryan & All,
> >
> >
> > Yesterday a few of us floated the Fox River with tubes between Montello and
> > Lake Puckaway in Marquette County.� Between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6
> > p.m., we also noticed a large Common Nighthawk migration. I'd say we
> > counted at least 100 Nighthawks during the float, and another 50 on the
> > way back north of Monty and in Waushara County near Redgranite.
> >
> >
> > Other highlights included a family of Eastern Kingbirds that were
> > flycatching a bug hatch on the water- something really cool to observe.�
> > They would fly up to an overhanging tree branch and shake their feathers to
> > dry off after an attempt. Never thought i'd see that.
> >
> >
> > Only shorebirds we saw were Killdeer.� Possibly due to high water and
> > human traffic.
> >
> >
> > Steve Mullen, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> >
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 7:18 AM, Ryan Brady <ryanbrady10...>
> > wrote:
> > Common Nighthawks have been on the move the past two days, particularly in
> > the northern tier of the state. First noted in multiple counties on Friday
> > evening, I had small groups moving south yesterday morning at my house in
> > Bayfield County, and then more moving along the Bayfield Peninsula
> > shoreline last night.
> >
> > Yesterday morning also featured the first significant landbird flight that
> > I've noticed. Again at my house, I had 86 warblers of 12 species (including
> > at least a dozen Tennessees), the aforementioned nighthawks, Bobolinks, and
> > several other migrants. Pine Siskins and Red Crossbills have been around
> > in small numbers over recent weeks as well.
> >
> > Enjoy the fall migration!
> >
> >
> > �Ryan Brady
> > �Washburn, Bayfield County, WI
> > �http://www.pbase.com/rbrady
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