Date: 9/12/20 9:01 am From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> Subject: [texbirds] Blackburnian Warbler in Lubbock
I relocated, most likely, the very bright adult fall male Blackburnian Warbler (first reported by Rob Lee) at Clapp Park at about 8:25 this morning. I saw it, briefly, take a bath in the branch-overhung puddle at the southwest culvert ... before it was chased off by a hummingbird. I saw it briefly, twice, when it popped out to take bugs off sunflowers at the sunflower patch at the same corner - both times it was immediately chased off by hummingbirds. It then flew to the west end of the dike. I saw it again, briefly, at about 10:00, working through the tall cottonwood near the west end of the dike.
The hummingbirds, subject of a separate post, are brutal during the first couple of hours of active foraging - the only songbirds that could hold fast against their assaults and get some quiet foraging in were the 2-3 Black-headed/Rose-breasted Grosbeaks foraging in the low sunflower patches.