Date: 9/12/20 9:35 am From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> Subject: [texbirds] Very good numbers of Wilson's Warbler in Lubbock
Aside from hummingbirds, what really stood out about Clapp Park this morning was the number of Wilson's Warblers at the site. There are four spots at the site where warblers can bathe and I had eight, six, four, and four Wilson's Warblers at these spots alone. Additionally I had at least six in the sunflowers along the west edge of the main playa, three at shrubhenge, two in willows along the east edge of the northeast playa, at least six along the dike, two in the willows at the north end of the park, and five in the arboretum.
That makes for at least forty-six (and as I wasn't tallying incidentals encountered along my route - to minimize the likelihood of double-counting this is a minimum count) Wilson's Warblers at the site.
This is evocative of numbers we used to encounter at favorable sites in the late 1990s/early 2000s!
It is also consistent with other reports, including one from Mark Lockwood at Lake Balmorhea, of unusually high numbers of Wilson's Warblers.