Date: 9/28/17 4:33 pm
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Good day of birding on Roanoke Island
Had a fun 28 Sept day of birding at the north end of Roanoke Island with
Henry and Elizabeth Link this morning. Started out with lots of really high
flocks but eventually they came down: lots of Palm Warblers (easily 40),
lots of Northern Parulas, lots of American Redstarts, 7 Cape Mays, 3
Prairies, 3 Magnolias, 1 Chestnut-sided, 2 FOS Black-throated Blue, 2
Blackpolls, 1 or 2 WILSON'S, 2 Black-and-whites, 3 Pine Warblers, 2 Common
Yellowthroats, 2 NASHVILLE warblers (16 species)! Also had 1 DICKCISSEL, a
few Bobolinks, 1 Gray-cheeked Thrush, 8 Red-eyed Vireos, 1 CLAY-COLORED
Sparrow. The Chestnut-sided Warbler was probably the most locally rare

At work later (UNC-CSI) I had another Clay-colored Sparrow, an FOS Savannah
Sparrow, some Bobolinks, a Blue Grosbeak and an Eastern Phoebe.

After work went back to the north end and had the common birds from this
morning, plus a Magnolia Warbler and a Wilson's Warbler.

At the home bird bath just before dark was another Black-throated Blue

Another tough day on the Outer Banks!

Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

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