Sep 13, 2023, 6:06:03 AMSep 13
to Maine birds
Again tonight, it's evident that the migration river is in full flow. And conditions are favorable for significant fallouts.
As one would expect, with millions of birds moving, a wide range of species are mixed together but most nights will see a few species being more numerous.
Last night, ORIOLES stood out, as well as OVENBIRDS. Some PHALAROPES were seen overhead.
Tonight, no Phalaropes and Ovenbirds were far less numerous, but REDSTARTS (male & female) have increased their presence.
There were lots of female BLACK THROATED BLUE WARBLERS last night but relatively few males. Tonight the male BT Blue Warblers are very numerous.
Of special note: I haven't seen a single Thrush of any species over these 4 weeks.
Also of note: a lot of HUMMINGBIRDS arrived Monday /Tuesday night and 3, 4, up to 6 were seen squabbling through the day. With that many near the house, it's certain there were a good many more scattered throughout the PURPLE ASTERS which are just a bit short of full bloom.