Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | September 14, 2010 @ 9:26 am

Bon Voyage Birdies…

14/September2010

East winds kept birds moving west out over the water all night. Trans-Gulf migration was hot with birds taking advantage of the east wind gradient that was in place across the entire state last night.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel & Mariel

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  1. Compound Report (Sept. 12-14 – sorry)

    Sun. 12 – from Dagny Johnson, Key Largo to Curry Hammock State Park;
    Mon-Tues. 13-14 – Goulds, South Dade.

    Most of the currently common migrants were around in fair number, decreasing from Sunday to Tuesday.
    New species are making their mark, including increased sightings of Magnolia Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Yellow-throated Vireo, Veery, Painted Buntings and others.

    Noticed an influx of Black-and-white Warblers the last few days, particularly felt at Dagny Johnson Sunday morning, where this species, along with Ovenbirds (many!) and Redstarts were quite numerous. In the vicinity – among others – were also Prothonotary (2), a 1st yr Magnolia, Yellow-throated Vireo, Tennesse Warbler, Veery, Painted Bunting, and much more. The experience was topped off by a caterpillar-bearing Mangrove Cuckoo making a very cooperative appearance.

    Another Magnolia was seen at Crane Point, Marathon, along many other species. Also there, a dark-phased Short-tailed Hawk.

    A Tennesse Warbler was at Goulds – Cauley Square – Monday afternoon, along with a Yellow-throated Vireo, Black-throated Blues, Parula, Baltimore Oriole and more.

    The Yellow-throated Vireo was again seen this morning.

  2. All,

    For the last several days I’ve been exploring Bypass Park, a small park in residential neighborhood south of the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd and Orient Road.

    On the 13th I had 9 species of warblers:
    Northern Parula
    Yellow
    Blackburnian
    Yellow-throated
    Prairie
    Black-and-White
    American Redstart
    Worm-eating
    Northern Waterthrush
    Common Yellowthroat

    Plus:
    Great-crested Flycatcher
    ~20 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
    Bobolink (flyover)

    On the 14th I observered 12 species of warblers:
    Northern Parula
    Yellow
    Magnolia
    Yellow-throated
    Prairie
    Black-and-White
    American Redstart
    Worm-eating
    Ovenbird
    Northern Waterthrush
    Common Yellowthroat
    Hooded

    Plus:
    Eastern Kingbird
    Carolina Chickadee (Not a migrant but the farthest south I’ve observed this species in Hillsborough)
    White-eyed Vireo
    Bobolink (flyover)

    This morning I found 11 species of warblers:
    Northern Parula
    Chestnut-sided
    Magnolia
    Yellow-throated
    Palm (Western)
    Black-and-White
    American Redstart
    Worm-eating
    Ovenbird
    Kentucky
    Common Yellowthroat

    Plus:
    White-eyed Vireo
    Summer Tanager
    Bobolink (flyover)

    I’ve decided that its not a fluke, this little park is actually a decent migrant trap. From the intersection of Orient and MLK, go south on Orient a short way then take a left on New York Rd and follow it to the end to reach the park. It’s a little seedy. If you visit, I would not leave anything visible in your vehicle that you wish to retain in your possession. Otherwise, check it out.

    Cheers,
    Cameron Cox

  3. The park sounds interesting – what city is it in? The street names are not familiar!

  4. Holly, we think the park is located in the Tampa area. Cameron is a very good birder from that area. A & M


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