Date: 10/30/18 10:45 am From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Lingering Blackpoll Warbler still present in Watauga County, NC; 30 October 2018
The immature Blackpoll Warbler I reported on 22 October is still being seen almost daily at my property located at 3,400’ elevation in northern Watauga County.
Today, I watched it foraging very low to the ground along the forest edge feeding on caterpillars (with a heavy frost on the ground!). With the exception of blue-headed vireos, most of the neotropical migrants left my patch of woods about 3 weeks ago. Which makes this warbler’s late arrival and continuing presence an interesting anomaly.
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
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