I had a couple of decent hours in when I ran into Dan Haas, premiere birder, and we hooked up for a further tour of the area. He was successful in attracting many additional birds, and we were both got lucky in that so many birds were in the area.
I started with a very early Cape May Warbler. This is a bird I only see during migration, and it’s very attractive. Other warblers were in abundance, and we found a Yellow Throated Vireo, a bird I’ve seen only once before. A Least Flycatcher was a lifer for me.
I ended up with about 40 species on this very rewarding day.
Possum Point Dawn.
There were many Flycatchers in the area.
I would have liked better light for this Yellow Throated Vireo.
The Black and White Warbler is a favorite of all.
There were several Cape May Warblers foraging in the bushes.
This is a Marsh Wren Dan was able to tease out with a recording.
Common Yellowthroats seem to breed in the area.
I don’t see Red Eyed Vireos as often as I used to.
A late juvenile Ruby Throated hummingbird.
Several Carolina Chickadees were playing in the foliage.
Several Black Throated Green Warblers showed themselves.
We saw several House Wrens.
This is a Magnolia Warbler.
Northern Parulas are colorful even in the Fall.
A late Osprey had a successful fishing trip.
This is a female Indigo Bunting.
A very nice Cape May Warbler.
I liked the colors on this female Cardinal.