Migration continues, May 20, 2013

A foggy dawn from my driveway had singing Swainson’s and Wood Thrushes, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Tennessee, Blackpoll and Magnolia Warblers, and American Redstart. A walk up Kemble Mountain to Fort Nonsense added Chestnut-sided Warblers, more Blackpoll Warblers and more Swainson’s Thrushes.
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From Robert Skrabal:
Saw some Bobolinks at Otto’s Farm Park (Intersection of Montgomery Road and Wertsville Road in Hillsborough). Probable breeding location. They’ve been there for at least two weeks and I saw one carrying twigs from a tree along the field to the middle of the field (eBird checklist).
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From Grant Price:
This morning, there was most likely a flight at Chimney Rock. Lots of activity, not everything singing, and plenty of fog, so ID’s problematic at times. Highlights that I am sure of include Worm-eating Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, and Yellow-billed Cuckoos.

In Finderne Wetlands, there is still a robust flock of courting Bobolinks. Also Grasshopper Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Solitary Sandpiper, lots of Orioles chasing each other (both species), and good numbers of the usual suspects.

Brief visit to Negri-Nepote did not yield a Blue Grosbeak (again). There was a pair of illegal dog-walkers, I convinced them to leave.
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This evening, Common Nighthawks were flying in Hanover Township (Jamie Glydon).
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An Alder Flycatcher continues at Great Swamp NWR (David Bernstein, Mike Newlon). It is near the southern end of the Old Meyersville Rd. Wilderness Trail accessed at the end of White Bridge Road.
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Leslie Webster, May 19:
Newly noted in dripping wet Loantaka Brook Reservation: a Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

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