Friday, October 3, 2008

Cool and windy - Oct 3rd

Tried a few sites in Hadley (a couple of Black-throated Green Warblers being the pick) and also had a quick check of the East Meadows in Northampton. It was rather blustery here but somewhat surprising to see flights of Yellow-rumped Warblers moving south-west over the open fields. In thirty minutes I estimated 200 warblers had passed through in groups of up to fifteen birds. A Merlin, Cooper's Hawk and a Sharp-shinned Hawk also moved through during the time that I was there.

Ironically, bird of the day came from much closer to home with a Nashville Warbler in a yard in North Whitney Street. Rather cool, blustery and autumnal-like today.

American Goldfinch - East Meadows, Northampton - one of a nice flock of about 35.

American Goldfinch - East Meadows, Northampton.

Indigo Bunting - East Meadows, Northampton.

Lincoln's Sparrow - East Meadows, Northampton.

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