Wednesday, October 8, 2014

More Palm Warblers at BHCL

I had lots of birds pass through the woods in front of my house today.  It was exciting to watch them:  Golden Crowned Kinglets, Downy Woodpeckers, Northern Cardinals, Yellow-Rumped Warblers, Tufted Titmice, Black-Capped Chickadees.  All but the woodpeckers and cardinals were jumping from branch to branch, eating insects.  The cardinals dropped in to sample some wild grapes.

Golden-Crowned Kinglet 
(click to enlarge)

Downy Woodpecker

Not sure about this one - possibly a Townsend's 
Black-Throated Green Warbler

At lunch, I took a walk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land.  I saw a couple Clouded Sulphurs in the meadows, but none stopped their desperate search for nectar.  The remaining plots in the community garden were hosting their share of Cabbage Whites, and I was also surprised by a single fly-by Eastern Tailed Blue!

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Solitary Sandpiper

As I passed the gardens and started down the path closest to the road, I nearly stepped on a Palm Warbler!  There were at least two, possibly as many as four flying around this part of the meadow.

Palm Warbler

I just missed snapping both on this log at the same time.  This one squawked and the 2nd one took off.


  1. Hm... the unknown warbler may be a Black-throated Green.

    1. Interesting! I leaned toward that one for quite some time, but eventually discarded it. Now I will look at it again! That species was in my yard in the spring, too. Makes better sense!