This past week has been an incredible week of Fall migration in my 'home turf' near my house here in Wake county, close to Falls Lake. Starting last Sunday, I have covered this territory hard every morning and on a couple afternoons, and have therefore amassed quite the list of birds. For me, I think this is the greatest week of Fall migration I have ever had; 17 warbler species and so many more great birds, the birding has been terrific each morning. I have had species that I have never recorded here before, some really great finds, and in at least one case I have had the highest number of a single species I've had at a single spot (see Rose-breasted Grosbeak). I have been keeping a list of notable birds (mostly migrants) in the area to show diversity and how numbers changed from one day to the next, starting with Sunday through today, and thought I would share it with you all; please see the list below.
Hope everyone else has been enjoying Fall migration! Perhaps I will see some of you at the Carolina Beach State Park Bio-blitz tomorrow...
Cheers and happy birding,
Kyle KittelbergerRaleigh, NC