This morning at Central Winds I came across my first ever Philadelphia Vireo. I'm still in awe of this bird, and not just because it's simple beauty--it's also my 300th bird I've seen in FL and the 200th I've seen in Seminole Co. It was otherwise pretty slow--very few birds. Most of the Northern Parula and American Redstarts have left. I did, however, find 11 warbler species: Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Black and White Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Palm Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, and Prairie Warbler. White-eyed Vireos are very vocal throughout the park, and there's still a Great-crested Flycatcher with only one tail feather hanging around. These aren't my best photos, but they're good enough for an ID.
Wow! The undertail coverts are truly yellow in both pics. I can also see the little hook on the end of the bill in the second. What a cool sighting! Hope he sticks around 'til tomorrow!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Graham found it in the afternoon, so there's always hope it will stick around.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your 300th Florida life bird, Scott! We are seeing these pretty vireos in Chicago right now, as well as the warblers you mentioned. Happy birding!ReplyDelete
Please send them all our way!ReplyDelete