Date: 10/7/19 3:06 pm From: william haddad (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Golden-winged Warbler and Gray-cheeked Thrush at cabin today
Between 11:30 - 12:30 am today I saw seven Warbler species at my cabin in Spruce Pine today. In addition to a Golden-winged (which was a first of Fall for me) I saw Black-throated Green; Am. Redstart; Tennessees, Bay-breasteds, Chestnut-sideds and Black-throated Blues. Other notable birds were Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Downy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers, an Indigo Bunting and a Sharp-shinned Hawk which made a run at the birds on the bird feeder. At approx. 4 -4:30 pm at the cabin I saw an eighth Warbler species (as well as a few I had seen earlier)- a Magnolia. In the backyard I had a good look at a first of Fall Gray-cheeked Thrush.
Adding to the discussion on this forum about the departure of the Hummingbirds, the last day I saw one at the cabin was day before yesterday. However, I still have my feeder up!