As Mel posted, more great birds continued at QE today. This was actually fairly surprising as usually on days with nice weather through the night there is not too much migration activity!
Today migrant birds seen in the park included:
- I located one and observed it with Raymond Ng in the NW side of the park at around 7:30 AM. As far as I know this was the only Cassin's Vireo seen (so far) today at QE.
Hutton's Vireo - at least 2 were present in the park and seen by many
Warbling Vireos - first of the season for QE, I did not see them but many did
1 Townsend's Solitaire
- Probably the same bird that has been at the park for a while, seen well on the tops of trees by the main parking lot at the top of QE
Early morning hours (up to 6:45 AM or so) apparently had some great warbler flocks moving through. Warblers were still present later on but in much lower numbers.
Orange-crowned Warbler - everywhere, singing
Yellow-rumped Warbler - everywhere, singing
Black-throated Gray Warbler - apparently everywhere in very early hours, only a few seen after 7:30 or so.
Townsend's Warbler - apparently everywhere in very early hours, only a few seen after 7:30 or so. More numerous than Black-throated Grays from what I saw
Wilson's Warbler - I saw one but 3 or more were seen today
I could not locate it but it was apparently seen early in the morning at the season's restaurant with Orange-crowned Warblers and was singing
1-2 Sharp-shinned Hawks
2 Cooper's Hawk
1 Northern Harrier (I did not see it but others did)
Red Crossbills - individual birds and small flocks
1 Hammond's Flycatcher
1 Bewick's Wren
It it supposed to rain a bit overnight so there may be some good action early in the morning tomorrow. If it is still raining in the morning, don't be afraid to get out because it could be worth it!
Young birder & photographer
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901 (seen), 921 (including heard only)
2016 BC Year List:
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