Date: 8/30/17 10:34 am From: Joseph Verica <joeverica...> Subject: Scotia Warblers
The last three mornings at Scotia have been spectacular!! It is no exaggeration to say that the warblers have been overwhelming. At times I have been unable to keep track of all the birds. Multiple large mixed species flocks are moving throughout the barrens, primarily in the area around the Big Sign down to the two parking lots just south of there. I have seen near 20 species of warblers, including 20-30 individuals of CSWA, MAWA and BLBW. Double digits of several others. Also lots of empid flycatchers including both Least and Yellow-bellied. Philly Vireos as well. Near sunset, there have been plenty of Common Nighthawks.
Here is a list of the warblers:
Ovenbird Worm-eating Warbler Blue-winged Warbler Black-and-white Warbler Tennessee Warbler Nashville Warbler Common Yellowthroat Hooded Warbler American Redstart Cape May Warbler Northern Parula Magnolia Warbler Bay-breasted Warbler Blackburnian Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler Pine Warbler Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler Wilson's Warbler
Also saw a pretty big bear. I am guessing it was close to 300 lbs if not more. Fortunately he was about 50 yrds away and heading in the opposite direction. I thought about getting closer for a nice photos but I did not want to become a candidate for the Darwin Awards. LOL!
Take care Joe Verica
"If you listen to the thrush and hear a thrush, you've not really heard the thrush. But if you listen to a thrush and hear a miracle, *then* you've heard the thrush." - Zen Parable