Migration Alert - 10 Sep 2010

For the past couple of nights, listeners in central New York have heard large numbers of migrants passing overhead. Today a great variety of warblers, vireos, thrushes and flycatchers (including Western Kingbird) were found on the northshore of Long Island and in the city parks. No doubt some of this flight will have made it out the South Fork and I'd recommend checking your favorite spots tomorrow as birds will probably still be filtering west and south.

Earlier today Jack Passie spotted lots of songbirds moving west across Block Island Sound towards Montauk and his boat (Windy) provided a temporary rest spot for a PINE WARBLER on Wednesday and a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH on Thursday. Also on Wednesday, Jorn Ake had a nice flock of warbler pass through his yard in Amagansett with COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, several YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, AMERICAN REDSTART, several PALM WARBLERS and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH. Last Sunday (5 Sep), Eileen Schwinn noted a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH on a road in East Quoque. PEREGRINE FALCONS were noted today over Little Reed Pond in Montauk by Vicki Bustamante and perched on the large (radio?) tower in Hampton Bays by Luke Ormand.

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