Date: 9/30/17 10:18 am From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Great morning on outer banks
Birded the north end of Roanoke Island (at the old Mann's Harbor bridge) this morning early. Migrant numbers down, but still plenty of action. Had 12 spp of warblers, best bird being a beautiful Blue-winged Warbler, a hard to find bird in Dare County.
Went to Pea Island and quickly located the A. Golden Plover and Buff-breasted Sandpiper at the north end of north pond, along with a FOS American Pipit. Found a dead juvie Common Gallinule along the highway.
Back on Roanoke Island I stopped by the UNC-Coastal Studies Institute to check on a Clay-colored Sparrow. Easily found it and a white-crowned sparrow hanging out together. Also a pretty tame Bobolink around the two ponds. Three days now on the CCSP and probably the same for the WCSP. They are mainly hanging out in the vicinity of the second driveway on the right. Look for some lumber. There are also a few Savannah Sparrows around that arrived this week.