Friday, October 3, 2008
Amherst migrants - Oct 2nd
Didn't expect to get out birding at all today but a neighborhood walk with Matan produced a few migrants and one or two nice species. On North Whitney Street a small feeding flock was composed of 6 Blackpoll Warblers, 6 Yellow-rumped Warblers, a single Black-and-White Warbler, 3 Blue-headed Vireos, 3 Red-eyed Vireos and my first local Golden-crowned Kinglet of the fall. In Wildwood Cemetery, singles of Northern Parula, Blackpoll Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Blue-headed Vireo. No less than 7 Northern Flickers emerged from just one tree as we walked by and a Pileated Woodpecker was also present in the area.
Blue-headed Vireo - One of three along North Whitney Street, Amherst.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - In Wildwood Cemetery.