Central Winds Park, 9/16/2013

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I had a good morning at Central Winds.  I visited there for a little bit in the morning and on the way home. Between my two visits I had 11 warblers: Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush (late arrival), Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler and Prairie Warbler in the morning. I added a Blackburnian and Common Yellowthroat in the evening.  I also found my first Veery of the fall, an Eastern Wood-Pewee and possibly two Acadian Flycatchers (I saw one in the morning and one in a different location in the evening). It's really nice to see thrushes coming back.

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Northern Parula
I figure this Common Yellowthroat thinks she's in heaven.  I saw her grab several spiders in these webs.

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Common Yellowthroat
This Veery just would not behave.  First it was behind a branch so I could only see its head.  Then it moved into clear view, but it only looked up like this. Then it flew off.

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  1. Hi Scott,
    Terrific photos as usual! Are you 100% on the N. Parula ID? Not sure what it looks like but don't think it is a N. Parula. I feel as though it is missing the broken eye ring and the bill is too large. Thanks, Dale in Dunedin

  2. Dale,
    I'm not great at aging and sexing warblers, but I believe this is an immature/first year parula, perhaps a female. I think that's why the colors look a little more dingy. I can detect a broken eye-ring in the photo, but it's not as pronounced because of head is lighter.


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