We stopped by these two Delaware County migrant traps this morning and
weren't disappointed. Both had good activity of thrushes, warblers,
orioles, and flycatchers, as well as some un-expecteds. Gallant Woods now
has 2 small wetlands that had attracted some shorebirds & egrets.
Panhandle Rd in the Delaware Wildlife area also had some residual wetlands,
which should enlarge with the expected rain this week. Notables for the
Egrets - Gallant Woods wetlands had 5 Great Egrets, while Panhandle Rd had
1 Snowy Egret
Sandpipers - Gallant Woods wetland had 2 Solitaries and 1 unidentified
peep, while Panhandle Rd had 2 Solitaries, 4 Least, and 2 Semipalmated
Woodpeckers - at least 2 Red-headed were around the disc golf course at
Delaware St.Park, and Diana briefly saw a sapsucker there as well.
Flycatchers - Pewees, Great Cresteds, and E.Kingbirds were common at both
sites. Gallant Woods also had Willow & Least Flycatchers, while Delaware
St. Park had Least and Acadian
Vireos - Red-eyed were common at both sites, but Gallant Woods had
Yellow-throated, while Delaware St Park added Warblings
Thrushes - Swainsons were abundant at both spots, and each had a few Wood
Thrushes. Gallant Woods also had a Veery and Gray-cheeked
Mimids - Catbirds were abundant at both spots, while Gallant Woods added a
Chat - Gallant Woods had a singing Yellow-br.Chat around the small wetland
Warblers - plenty at both Gallant Woods (15) and Delaware St.Park (14), but
the wind picked up at Panhandle so the totals there were negligible.
Included in the tally were Parula, Yellow, Nashville, Tennessees (common),
Magnolias (common), Chestnut-sided (common), Blackburnian, Black-thr.Green,
Black-thr.Blue, Black&White, AmerRedstarts (common), Ovenbirds,
N.Waterthrush, Mourning, Canada
Grosbeaks,Buntings - Indigo Buntings were common at both spots, and both
had singing Rose-br.Grosbeaks
Orioles - Baltimores were common at Gallant Woods and abundant at Delaware
St.Park (15-20). Each site also had Orchard orioles; Delaware St.Park had
an Orchard pair building a nest in a big pine right at the entrance to the
marina parking area
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