Friday, October 22, 2010

Cave Swallow, Hudwit, Sparrow Fall, Good Flight

The first Cave Swallow of this fall, far as I know, passed the hawk watch this morning, as did a Hudsonian Godwit, both reported by Tom Johnson.

I heard lots of sparrows last night, and Higbee Beach WMA was jumping with them under waves of Yellow-rumped Warblers, blackbirds and robins. I ebirded 1000 Chipping Sparrows for Higbee, and there were numbers of Song, Swamp, White-throated, and Field, and a few White-crowned and Savannah Sparrows.  After the walk I went back out and found Vesper and Clay-colored Sparrow. Lots of kinglets are around. . . more to come on what is unfolding to be a great day.

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