Date: 9/28/17 7:50 am
From: Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Lake Park - 16 warbler species/Summer Tanager


Biked and birded Lake Kegonsa SP, this morning. I had 6 warblers and only 4
species. Not much for sparrows either. 3 Purple Finches were the best.
Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy Meyer" <jmeyer4044...>
To: "Wisconsin Bird Network" <wisbirdn...>
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:55 AM
Subject: [wisb] Lake Park - 16 warbler species/Summer Tanager


> Good morning,
> Lake Park was awesome yesterday. I received a text from Mike, that there
> was decent warbler numbers and variety on the golf course again. I decided
> to leave work and check it out (not a hard decision). I got there about
> noon and went to the golf course. For whatever reason the warblers always
> fly around with the bluebirds. Wherever they go so do the warblers. There
> was at least 15 Palm, 8 Yellow-rumped and 1 Pine Warbler with that group.
> I
> noticed they had flown to the north, so I made my way to the locust
> ravine.
> Wow, that's where the birds were! For the next 5 hours I just walked in
> circles, around the ravine, finding new birds constantly. It was one of
> the
> best days of the year. Feeding on the grape vines, just before the wooden
> bridge, to the left, were a bunch of thrushes. Hermit, Swainson's and
> Gray-cheeked were all present. Around 5:30pm, at that spot, I saw 2
> tanagers. They were eating the fruit as well. I was able to get great
> views/photos of both and noticed that one was a Summer Tanager and the
> other a first year Scarlet Tanager. In that same area, I also had 2
> Yellow-bellied Flycatchers. For the day, I ended with 16 warbler species
> and 59 total!
>
> Have a great day,
> Jeremy Meyer
> Franklin, Milwaukee
>
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