I stopped at several areas of north Hoover Reservoir and south Alum Creek Lake looking for migrant flocks. I started at Oxbow Rd on Hoover, went west to New Galena and Plumb Rd accesses at Alum Creek lake, then came back to Hoover for the Wiese Rd bike path. Each site had some migrants, but nowhere had large numbers. Notables included:
Raptors - Oxbow had 2 Cooper's Hawks, while New Galena and Plumb Rd each had a Sharp-shinned Hawk. New Galena also had a pair of adult Bald Eagles perched in a tree across from the boat launch ramp.
Hummingbird - 1 buzzed by at the Wiese Rd bike path
Woodpeckers - still no sapsuckers, but still good #s of Flickers at most stops
Flycatchers - E.WoodPewees at New Galena and Wiese; Leasts were at Oxbow and New Galena, while Acadians were at New Galena and Wiese Rd. None were common.
Vireos - the only vireo was a Red-eyed at oxbow Island
Thrushes - Swainsons were at nearly every stop, but rarely more than 1-2.
Mimids - Catbirds still common everywhere, and New Galena also had a lingering Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwings - small flocks were at New Galena (35) and Wiese Rd (20)
Blackbirds - the only sizeable flocks were flying over Oxbow Island early (65 grackles, 35 Redwings)
Warblers - best was a late Yellow-throated at Oxbow Island, but also had many Magnolias, and Nashville, Tennessee, Parula, Cape Mays, Chestnut-sided, Blackpolls, Bay-breasted, Redstarts, Black-thr.Greens, and Com.Yellowthroats
Buntings,Grosbeaks - a single Indigo Bunting and 2 Rose-br.grosbeaks were along the Wiese rd bike path
Finches - a Purple Finch flew past the New Galena boat launch, calling as it went.
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