Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hybrid Warbler, Painted Bunting, Northern Bobwhite

[Cerulean Warbler? Look again. . . Michael O'Brien and Louise Zemaitis found this bird, a possible Cerulean Warbler X Northern Parula, during CMBO's Warbler Workshop at Head of River near Belleplain. Michael reports that its song had the pattern of a Northern Parula but the louder, richer, more ringing quality of a Cerulean, and speculates that the parula song pattern means that the father was the Parula. Photo by Michael O'Brien.]

Clarifying the location of Mark Garland's female Painted Bunting at the Rea Farm, a.k.a. The Beanery, this morning: the bird was near the Willow Pond or Oxbow Pond, i.e. the pond nearest Bayshore Road along the dirt lane.

Pete Dunne reports that he heard a Northern Bobwhite at Beaver Swamp WMA, from the dike, yesterday.

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