Re: FRNC - lots interesting birds, Sep 24, 2018
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I arrived at FRNC around 12:20 pm this afternoon and stayed until almost 5:00. It was still pretty birdy in the northeast corner.
Saw the EASTERN KINGBIRD twice (1:09 pm and 2:27pm), on headstones in front of the wall where the ashes urns are kept. This is where the
black chain link fence stops and the wall starts. It stuck around for a few minutes both times.Numbers I remember on the wall were 30 and 60.
Thanks to Mel, I also saw one of the BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS in the northmost ficus tree near the fence in the northeast section.
Later in the afternoon I saw and photographed what I believe was a CASSIN'S VIREO in a scraggly looking pine tree between the committal shelter and the road.
The same group of 2 BLACK-AND_WHITE WARBLERS, 2 or 3 WARBLING VIREOS, 2 WILSON's WARBLERS, 2 BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS (one was very, very pale), and at least one TOWNSEND's WARLBER seemed to follow each other around the Chinese Elms near the northeast section the entire time
I was there. We kept finding them together in different trees. There were also a few WESTERN TANAGERS around, at least one BLACK-HEADED GROSBREAK, and one or two PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHERS.
I was unable to locate any of the Clay-colored Sparrows. My current nemesis bird.
Lists, will post photos to them later:
On 9/24/2018 10:19 AM, Gary Nunn wrote:
At Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery this morning and a good show of rarer migrants.