Sunday, October 16, 2011


Yesterday was full of potential.  Weather was very nice.  There was a massive fallout of Yellow-rumped warblers.  A full on maelstrom of at least twenty birds.  The sky was raining little yellow and gray raindrops down on our heads.  It was overwhelming.  They mostly stayed up at the lighthouse most of the day, so we were not able to band them.  Most notably, there were over a hundred ducks flying around the Island in the morning.  We were able to pick out a few Northern Shovelers and American Wigeon (very good bird out here) among the many Northern Pintail.  Also, these were here:

Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens)

Green-winged Teal.  This duck has been living on the Island for a few weeks.  It just hangs out in the small rancid puddles near the shore.  Seems to like it just fine, though.


  1. I wrote a blog on my opinion of your warbler fallout: