Magnolia Warbler - Ohio, May 2017

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Monday, 15 May 2017

Ohio & Michigan 15/5/17

Most of the day yesterday was spent at Magee Marsh once we had got up from our marathon the day before. Activity started off slow but thankfully it slowly improved as the day went on, and with a bit of luck at being in the right place at the right time, our Warbler tally broke the 20 species mark for the day, with the two undoubted highlights being a Canada Warbler and a superb male Golden-winged Warbler. We also twitched a Mourning Warbler which had associated with a Connecticut Warbler but alas the latter had moved on. Despite the clear conditions there were very few Blue Jays moving overhead.

In the late afternoon evening we went back to Pearson Metropark to look for Rails and Crakes, and sort of succeeded with a Sora, but other species appeared non-existent.

Highlights for the day:

American Redstart - 7
Black-and-White Warbler - 5
Magnolia Warbler - 2
Prothonotary Warbler - 2
Tenessese Warbler - 1
Wilson's Warbler - 6
Blackburnian Warbler - 4
PHILADELPHIA VIREO - 1
Bay-breasted Warbler - 2
Least Flycatcher - 1
Chesnut-sided Warbler - 3
Indigo Bunting - 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 3
Eastern Kingbird - 1
Swamp Sparrow - 1
Blue-headed Vireo - 2
EASTERN WOOD PEWEE - 2
CANADA WARBLER - 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 1
Black-throated Green Warbler - 5
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 2
MOURNING WARBLER - 1
American Woodcock - 1
Orange-crowned Warbler - 1

Pearson Metropark:
Sora - 1
Field Sparrow - 1
Marsh Wren - 3
Solitary Sandpiper - 1
Spotted Sandpiper - 1


 our first Wilson Warbler of the trip, with a total of 7 seen today
 Canada Warbler - another big target for us
 plenty of American Redstarts about today
 Golden-winged Warbler - despite hoping I really thought my chances of seeing one this trip wasn't going to materialise. So glad it did, an absolute stonker.
 American Woodcock
 Solitary Sandpiper at Pearson Metropark
a spotty Spotted Sandpiper at Pearson Metropark

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