Tuesday, October 26, 2021

2021 Fall bird migration - Part 1

Fall bird migration is on the downswing, with most of the northern nesters making their way south for the winter, but there are still a lot of interesting birds passing through the city. Below are a few of our favorites so far this season.
 
 

 

 

 

This tiny guy was busy catching no-see-ums around a tree.
 

This one showed off his namesake crest.
 

This female Black-Throated Blue Warbler loaded up on yew berries in preparation for her long flight to the Caribbean.
 

This Black-Throated Green Warbler foraged in a holly tree at last light:
 

 

 

This Chestnut-Sided Warbler gleaned tiny insects from a sapling:
 

 

This male Common Yellowthroat paused briefly while hunting insects in a hosta plant:
 

 

 

 

This was our first Cooper's Hawk observation of the season, seen at the gates of Green-Wood Cemetery at sunset:
 

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