Date: 10/19/18 6:14 am From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Watauga County migrants this morning, 19 October 2018
I had a few interesting migrants on my morning walk around my property located at 3,400 ft elevation in northern Watauga County.
White-eyed Vireo: first year bird seen well in a thicket. This is a rare migrant at my place. I’ve seen about a half dozen in ten years of birding here and this is my latest fall record by over a month.
Gray-cheeked Thrush: Nice view of a single bird flushed up from the ground. My first sighting this fall (average several/year during fall migration).
Very noteworthy was a Common Nighthawk seen on 17 October flying over my house at around 2 pm. My latest record (and first October record) in over 50 years of birding in North Carolina.
My eBird list for today follows:
Echo Valley Farm
Oct 19, 2018
All birds reported? Yes
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