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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (being a night heron).

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (being a night heron).

Despite a regular flow of northerly winds, the 2013 fall migration on Monhegan Island is off a bit compared to what I’ve experienced over the past 16 years. The fallout on Monday amounted to a soft rain of Blackpoll Warblers and Yellow-rumped Warblers, with sprinkles of Cape May Warblers. Birders still await more diversity and abundance. No one’s complaining. We’re on Monhegan, after all.

By the way, the immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, first detected September 9, has eluded a few folks. Not Barbara Hitchcock, who found it at her place the other night and got a classic photo. Visit Barbara at the Black Duck.

Here’s my trip list from September 15-25. Back to birding on Friday.

DUCKS and GEESE
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
American Black Duck
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
Common Merganser
GALLIFORMES
Ring-necked Pheasant
LOONS
Common Loon
Northern Gannet
CORMORANTS
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant
BITTERNS and HERONS
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
HAWKS and EAGLES
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
FALCONS
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Virginia Rail
PLOVERS
Semipalmated Plover
SANDPIPERS
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Whimbrel
GULLS and TERNS
Bonaparte’s Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Parasitic Jaeger
ALCIDS
Black Guillemot
PIGEONS and DOVES
Mourning Dove
CUCKOOS
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
HUMMINGBIRDS
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
KINGFISHERS
Belted Kingfisher
WOODPECKERS
Red-headed Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
FLYCATCHERS
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
VIREOS
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
CORVIDS
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
SWALLOWS
Tree Swallow
CHICKADEES and TITMICE
Black-capped Chickadee
NUTHATCHES
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
WRENS
Carolina Wren
KINGLETS
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
THRUSHES
Swainson’s Thrush
American Robin
MIMIDS
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
STARLINGS
European Starling
PIPITS
American Pipit
WAXWINGS
Cedar Waxwing
WARBLERS
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson’s Warbler
TANAGERS
Scarlet Tanager
SPARROWS and ALLIES
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
CARDINALS
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel
BLACKBIRDS
Bobolink
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
FINCHES
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch

 

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