I'm enjoying being back in Wisconsin for a few days, and made up for lost time with some marathon birding around Door County today. Overall, a great day to see the tail end of passerine migration and the start of the waterfowl. Most unexpected were a very late Eastern Phoebe and a palarum Palm Warbler traveling with a flock of Yellow-rumps at White Cliff Fen this morning. (Perhaps someone can enlighten me as to late dates and how expected western race Palms would be at this point in migration up here.) I also had 3 Common Goldeneye at Otumba Park in Sturgeon Bay, a couple of Hooded Mergansers also in Sturgeon Bay, and unfortunately a successful pair of Mute Swans with this year's 4 cygnets at Haines Town Beach in Nausawaupee Township. At Kreuter Preserve I hit another wave of Yellow-rumps, RC Kinglets, White-throated Sparrows and a seemingly late-ish Clay-colored Sparrow. Sandhill Cranes and Wild Turkeys were everywhere today. I had at least 20 sandhills, mostly in family groups of 3 or pairs, and probably more than 60 turkeys. Magill Weber (currently at my parent's cottage near Baileys Harbor, Door Co.) _________________________________________________________________ Hotmail: Powerful Free email with security by Microsoft. http://clk.atdmt.com/GBL/go/171222986/direct/01/ #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.