Today, at lunch on 9/24, I found a beautiful adult male Canada Warbler skulking in the underbrush at Sugar Mill Gardens in Port Orange, Volusia County. There were also dozens of American Redstarts, and a scattering of other warblers including Black and White, Black-Throated Blue, Parula, Prairie, Ovenbird, and Common Yellowthroat. There were also several Red-eyed Vireos, 1 White-eyed Vireo, a male and female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird and a Summer Tanager.
The wind has been strong all day at up to 28 mph out of the Northeast. I spent a couple of hours at Ponce deLeon Inlet in the morning in hopes of finding a jaeger or shearwater or some other birds blown in by the wind. There were hundreds of birds in the Inlet, but nothing unusual. However, I was rewarded by 8 Peregrine Falcons and 2 Merlins. In addition, there was a migrating group of Great Blue Herons flew by high overhead and a group of 9 Tri-colored Herons were migrating just offshore.
Marine Science Center
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