Date: 9/13/17 9:26 am From: Chris Kubiak <ckubiak...> Subject: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve Wednesday Walk (Allegheny County) 9-13
This morning we had a fantastic showing of migrant warblers and other birds, including seemingly every Cedar Waxwing in Allegheny County on the property, on our weekly Wednesday walks at Beechwood. Starting at 9 am with myself and Brian Shema, along with a number of other local birders, we discovered 9 species of warblers including Blue-winged, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Black and White, Tennessee, Blackburnian, American Redstart, Hooded, Black throated-green.
Along with the warblers we had a briefly calling Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 2 Scarlet tanager females, an immature male Baltimore Oriole, 2-3 Swainson Thrushes, a number of Red-eyed Vireos (one feeding what we presume was a younger bird)at least 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and a lone immature Rose-breasted Grosbeak, amongst easily 100+ Cedar Waxwings eating the remaining black cherries on the tress.
If you get a chance to head out an bird, Beechwood is hoping right now!