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Canadian Warblers are Returning

May 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I spent about two hours along Sandy Cove Road this morning and enjoyed a nice arrival of warblers, perhaps a week early, possibly due to the steady south wind of recent days.

I heard and saw the following nine warbler species; Northern Parula, Yellow, Magnolia, Yellow-rumped, Palm, Black-and-white, Redstart, Common Yellowthroat and Wilson's. I wasn't successful in photographing them all but they all sang for me.

Other attendees were Winter Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Robin, Northern Flicker, Alder Flycatcher, Tree Swallow, Boreal and Black-capped Chickadee, Song Sparrow, Grackle, and lots of singing Purple Finches and Goldfinches. Surprisingly I did not hear a Hermit Thrush although we have heard them at home in Portuguese Cove.

Tomorrow the excitement begins as the provincial parks will open. I'll be at the park gates at 8AM, Jerry Lawrence Provincial Park, and perhaps a drive up to the Old Annapolis Road Trail.

American Redstart

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Black-and-White Warbler Black-and-White Warbler 1Black-and-White Warbler 1 Black-and-White Warbler 2Black-and-White Warbler 2 Black-and-White Warbler 3Black-and-White Warbler 3 Black-and-White Warbler 4Black-and-White Warbler 4

Wilson's Warbler Wilson's Warbler 1Wilson's Warbler 1 Wilson's Warbler 2Wilson's Warbler 2 Wilson's Warbler 3Wilson's Warbler 3

Yellow Warbler

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