9.4.15

Yellow-throated warbler, but not in NY

Having made a failed twitch across Brooklyn to Long Island for the Valley Stream YTWA, spending a good four or five hours searching the only day last week the bird was barely seen, I got some penance by tracking two singing males down in Georgia yesterday.




Cooper's Furnance is old-growth riverine bottomland forest, bordering Lake Allatoona. In a short walk along one stream bed I also found nesting-building Louisiana waterthrushes, 4 or 5 singing worm-eating warblers - with males busy establishing territories only around 100 yards apart from each other.

Overnight southerlies had also brought in a fresh indigo bunting and a redstart, so while migration feels like it's barely started in NYC, it was clearly in full flow here in the South. 

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