Despite the cooler and windy conditions birding was fairly steady this morning. But fewer numbers of birds have been encountered. We have had reported about 23 species of warbler so far. A MISSISSIPPI KITE was putting on a show for many birders as it flew over the parking lot at the Visitor Centre several times. It also has been seen a number of times flying south towards the Tip.
At the Tip, a LITTLE GULL was seen and a SUMMER TANAGER flew off the tip. There was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW foraging near the Tip. There were not the numbers of passerines there today compared to Saturday.
A HOODED WARBLER was seen on the trail leading north from the southern Tram station towards the Sparrow Field (aka old tram loop).
Another HOODED WARBLER was seen along the West Beach Trail south of the West Beach Parking and yet another was reported from the Post Woods Trail.
PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were reported from Woodland Trail and Shuster’s Trail.
A good number of warblers were noted in Tilden Woods including WILSON’S WARBLER and CANADA WARBLER.
A SUMMER TANAGER was noted in Dune Picnic Area.
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