Date: 9/2/17 11:05 am From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...> Subject: [NHBirds] more woblahs on a Chapter walk in Webstah
Seventeen sharp-eyedbirders joined me for a Capital Chapter walk in Webster for a morning full of wonderful warblers, plus a few bonusbirds.
Rob Woodward (now inArizona) and his famous “Dendroica Alley” at Elm Brook Park have nothing onWebster’s now becoming famous Knight’s Meadow Marsh Road a.k.a “SetophagaStreet” (check your warbler taxonomy if these descriptors puzzle you).
A modest tally of tenwarbler species (many in the current genus Setophaga,hint, hint) entertained us, many ateye level.
The luminaries included:
Subdued, but always atreat to see at eye-level, Tennessees.
Subtle and demur NorthernParulas.
Nattily attired Chestnut-sideds,several sporting their chestnut sides.
Variable yet entertainingMagnolias.
Always flashy, and flashing,Redstarts (the only true Setophaga inNH, IMHPO).
At least one tricky “Baypoll”,best left at that ID level.
Captivating Cape Mays(finally) in several styles.
And a winsome Wilson’s,which eventually posed for all to see, also at eye-level.
BONUS birds etc.- DrummingGrouse, a strafing fly-by of a Great Blue Heron, a soaring eagle, a silentyellowlegs that whizzed overhead (probably a Greater), numerous flycatchers andvireos, and two snoozing Porcupines that acted bored by the entire thing.
Many thanks to all thesharp eyes and ears who helped make the morning a success.
See you here next year!
Webstah, New Hampshah
"Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth." Chief Seattle