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Today at Turkey Creek the pinewoods and fields were fairly active but the
hammock areas were DEAD - warblers were scarce.  Marty Newton birded with us
today.  For the first time this fall we had a nice flock of Pine Warblers
foraging leisurely in the Sand Pines late in the morning.    Some were
bright yellow, others nondescript - a large flock spends the winter at
Turkey Creek.

7 Warbler species:

10+ Pine
 5  Ovenbird (the warbling Ovenbird singing again)
 4  Yellow-Throated
 3  Prairie
 2  Black-Throated Blue (female)
 2  Common Yellowthroat
 1  Black & White

Also:

10  Gray Catbird
 9  BGG
 6  White-Eyed Vireo
 2  Red-Eyed Vireo
 2  Yellow-Throated Vireo
 3  House Wren (singing)
 3  Painted Bunting (female)
 1  Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
 1  Veery
 1  Swainson's Thrush

Shirley & Bill Hills
Melbourne Village

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