Date: 9/21/18 9:11 am From: world oceans <world.oceans7...> Subject: [GABO-L] Blackburnian warbler Clayton County
I observed a first year Blackburnian warbler this morning in pine trees along Southpoint Drive in Forest Park, Clayton County. According to ebird, this is the first reported sighting of the species in Clayton County since the fall of 2017. Details have been reported to ebird. The bird was very active, a few meters above eye level in the stand of pine trees at the point where Southpoint Drive splits from Ridgecrest Drive and South Corporate Parkway. This is just east of Rt. 19/41 and just south of Exit 58 of I-285. The bird was in the company of a brown-headed nuthatch, and busily darting from one branch to another (so no photos, sorry). It was quite distinctive: white wingbars, dull streaks on the upper flanks, pale yellow breast and distinct yellow around and behind the eye. Since it is an immature and obviously in migration, there is no way of telling whether it will stick around at all or quickly move on.