Migrants at last! 15 Warbler Species at Troy Meadows, May 9, 2013

15 Warbler Species at Troy Meadows

From Roger Johnson:
Troy Meadows between 10 and 11 a.m.
The following birds were on the road to the old trap shoot (Troy Meadows Rd.).
Blue-winged Warbler – 1
American Redstart – 4
Yellow Warbler – 6
Common Yellowthroat – 8
Black-and-white Warbler – 4
Blackpoll Warbler – 4
Northern Parula – 2
Magnolia Warbler – 1
Bay-breasted Warbler – 1
Ovenbird – 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler – 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler – 5
Black-throated Green Warbler – 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler – 1
Canada Warbler – 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak – 3
Yellow-throated Vireo – 2
Red-eyed Vireo – 3
Wood Thrush – 1
Veery – 1
Swainson’s Thrush – 1
Great Crested Flycatcher – 1
White-throated Sparrow – 100s
Eastern Towhee – 6
Gray Catbird – 8
Northern Oriole – 5

Other Field Notes

A Nashville Warbler was along River Road, Chatham Township this morning (Simon Lane).

A possible Lawrence’s Warbler was seen this evening on Pleasant Plains Road, Great Swamp NWR (Simon Lane). American Redstarts, Northern Parulas and a Black-throated Blue Warbler were there as well.

Jim Gilbert had 3 Bobolinks today at the Great Swamp NWR near the Fenske Visitor Center. As of late afternoon, they were still in the grass near the bend of the road past the gated Pleasant Plains Rd. “Estates” section.

Chimney Rock was active in the afternoon with Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Yellow-throated and Red-eyed Vireos, Wood Thrush, Ovenbird, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Blackburnian, Yellow, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-rumped and Prairie Warblers, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting and Baltimore Oriole (Jeff Ellerbusch).

From Grant Price:
Looking up. At my home in Warren Twp., awoke to the sound of a Wood Thrush. Rose-breasted Grosbeak calling outside now.

From Margo D. Beller, May 8:
Tuesday, around 3pm, I was returning from an errand and decided to go home via the Jockey Hollow tour road. I was driving even slower than the posted 20 mph speed limit, taking advantage of little traffic during a weekday. I wanted to hear what was out there.

Not far from where the road to Lewis Morris Park splits off from the tour road, I pulled over and heard 3 Towhees singing variants of the “drink your tea” song (Sibley calls the song “highly variable,” and he’s not kidding), plus a Wood Thrush and, finally, two Baltimore Orioles and an Ovenbird, both FOS for me this wacky spring migration season.

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