Refound the Prothonotary Warbler at the old Cedar Avenue bridge trail early
this AM. This is the same bird found yesterday by Ruth Hiland (great find)
and refound later by Bruce Fall. According to the MOU web site this species
has never been found in October before.
Just stood about in the middle of the second boardwalk and studied the north
slope till the bird showed itself as it fed moving around in the thicket.
Didn't see the Nashville Warbler but didn't stay long after seeing the
Dennis and Barbara Martin
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ruth" <rehiland@USFAMILY.NET>
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 1:35 PM
Subject: [mou-net] Prothonotary warbler, shorebirds at Old Cedar
>A not-so-birdy morning got really interesting for me when a brilliant
>prothonotary warbler popped out of the yellow leaves in front of me. On
>the trail west from the Old Cedar parking lot, towards Lyndale, middle of
>the second boardwalk. It was feeding in leaves near the edge of the
>boardwalk, flew across a couple of times, as it moved along, about 8 feet
>ahead of me. I think I saw every inch of the bird as I watched it for
>nearly 20 minutes making mental notes of all the field marks so I could
>check my i.d. back at the car: big dark bill, black eye, spectacular
>golden-yellow head, throat, and belly, green back, white undertail, solid
>blue-gray wings, etc.
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