Date: 10/2/17 5:08 am From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: Good day of birding on Roanoke Island
Clay-colored Sparrow still present at the UNC-Coastal Studies Institute in Dare County. Now there are two White-crowned Sparrows.
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> On Sep 28, 2017, at 7:32 PM, Jeff Lewis <jlewisbirds...> wrote:
> 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 bird.
> 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 Warbler.
> Another tough day on the Outer Banks!
> Jeff Lewis
> Manteo, NC