Date: 10/10/17 4:49 pm From: John Weeks <aerie.john...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Blueberry Hill, Granville, 10/10 -- broad-winged hawk; eight warbler species
It was a small procession of migrating raptors and vultures today, nudged along by always-favorable northwest winds. The bird of the day was an immature Broad-winged Hawk running very late! The beautiful weather and the continued presence of eight species of warblers made for a pleasurable afternoon. Two monarchs and a mourning cloak also passed through. The full eBird report is below.
Blueberry Hill, Hampden, Massachusetts, US Oct 10, 2017 11:15 AM - 3:55 PM Protocol: Stationary Comments: Cloud cover 70% decreasing to 20%; wind NW 3-8 mph; temp high 60s to mid-70s F. I expected migrating hawks. 30 species
Canada Goose 30 Turkey Vulture 8 Six appeared to be migrating: they kettled, then glided south. Osprey 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 Cooper's Hawk 4 Bald Eagle 2 Broad-winged Hawk 1 Seen well from above (when it wheeled) and below. NOTED: lack of patagial marks or belly band (eliminating red-tail); absence of primary "crescents" (eliminating red-shouldered hawk); heavy streaking on sides of throat; distinct, dusky subterminal band on otherwise finely banded, brown tail (also eliminating red-tail); no translucent "panes" in wings (as would be seen in wings of immature red-tail). A late date for BWHA, but not impossibly so. Red-tailed Hawk 2 Barred Owl 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 American Kestrel 7 All were migrating. Blue-headed Vireo 1 Red-eyed Vireo 1 Seen very well. When I pished, the bird was in view for two minutes and came to within 20 feet of me. Blue Jay 2 American Crow 2 Common Raven 7 Seen together repeatedly. Possibly staging before moving south. Black-capped Chickadee 1 Tufted Titmouse 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8 Black-and-white Warbler 1 Seen well. At least one female BAWW has been present here since late last week. Tennessee Warbler 1 Northern Parula 1 Seen well. A male has been present here for about a week. Magnolia Warbler 1 Seen well. A drab, but familiar, fall bird: eye-ring, gray head, yellow underparts with faint streaking. Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 Seen very well. A stunning male. Palm Warbler 2 Yellow-rumped Warbler 18 Black-throated Green Warbler 2 Dark-eyed Junco 2 White-throated Sparrow 3 Purple Finch 1