Date: 10/27/17 7:34 pm From: Sean Williams <seanbirder...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pochet Island, 10/27
Maili Waters and I birded Pochet Island in Orleans this morning. We tallied a total of 103 species with many passerine highlights. The main highlights include 2 Yellow-throated Vireos (new late date for Massachusetts in eBird), and a Summer Tanager. Our trip was further enhanced by many other late species and strong warblers numbers. Please see this list with photos and more details- http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40146267
Recent anomalous coastal winds from the south has caused significant redirection of southern and boreal migrants to northeastern North America. Today Maili and I got a taste of what others are experiencing in Maine and Nova Scotia.
I strongly encourage birders to hit coastal thickets this weekend, particularly on Cape Cod and Essex County in search of southern migrants, such as Hooded Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, and Summer Tanager. White-eyed Vireo, for example, seems to be fairly common right now.