Friday, April 30, 2010
Turkey Point Report
Dave Lord sent me the skinny from Turkey Point this morning: "A bike ride around Cumberland's Bayshore today proved better than Christmas morning, such was the fallout. The trees at various locations were dripping with birds and it seemed as if I couldn't pedal 10 feet without stopping my bike. The bulk of the migrants were White-Eyed Vireos, a healthy dose of American Redstarts, and a good number of Black-Throated Green Warblers. A Hooded Warbler sang a few times, both flavors of Tanagers were had, with three Summers singing on a stretch of road, and Black- and White Warblers were moving through en-masse. The impoundments at Maple ave. were a living carpet of shorebirds, with a nice movement of Short Billed Dowitchers overhead. Orchard Orioles are in in a big way, as are Prairie Warblers, Yellow Warblers, and Gray Catbirds. This morning in a nutshell: overwhelming! In the whole Turkey Point area, I had 80 species of birds."