----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Boyle" >
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 2:51 PM
> Starting to sound like MINWR is not that thrilling
> right now for those of us who have been there often.
> Where would be the best, nearby, spot for the
> migrating birds? I need to find something that is not
> too far from O-Town which is why I usually hit MINWR.
I birded MIWR on both Sunday(70 species) and Today, Tuesday, (with 81
species). It's true there are not many birds along Blackpoint Drive, but
other areas are rewarding. I did the parts of Peacock that are open and
there are lots of C. Yellowthroats, W. E. Vireos, Catbirds and a few Palm
Warblers. Also had E. Phoebe and an E. Wood Pewee. I saw 2 Peregrine
Falcons(one effortlessly taking a Pied-billed Grebe).
Oak Hammock(Palm closed) had some nice warblers on Sunday:
Black & White
Also 3 pair of Painted Buntings and 6 Indigo Buntings.
Today at MIWR I saw in addition a Savannah Sparrow, a Sedge Wren, Virginia
Rail, a flock of Blue-winged Teal, 2 Bald Eagles, Kestrel, 3 Merlins, a
flock of Bobolinks, and 6 Yellow Warblers. Many Swallows: Barn, a few Tree
and Rough-winged. In Oak Hammock was the following:
Black & White-3
Also R.E and W. E. Vireos, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Wood Thrush, Swainson's
Thrush, Summer Tanager. Only saw l Pr. Painted Bunting and about 9 Indigo.
I missed another thrush that came through. It is easier to see the birds
since the trees are minus so many leaves! But that's better than having no
Every day a New Adventure!
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