[wisb] Frautschi Point - UW Madison campus this a.m.
- From: "Peter A. Fissel" <pfissel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Wisconsin Birding Network <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2010 11:11:22 -0500
The radar last night was lit up, so I was hopeful that things would be hopping in the Frautschi/Picnic Point woods this morning, and they were. Six or seven birders met at 7:00 and spent some time right by the parking lot - I apparently missed a Cape May Warbler (which I need for the year) while getting my stuff out of the car. We followed the flock along the lakeshore, and hit another later on. Ended up with 55 species, including 16 spp. of warblers (by Peter Gorman's count.) Lots and lots of Am. Redstarts, good numbers of Tennessees, and two or three each of Blackburnian, BT Green, No. Parula, Bay-breasted, Magnolia, Nashville, Chestnut-sided, Palm, etc. Also at least three Philly Vireos (four of us had a flock out on the edge of the Biocore Prairie after the others had to leave - we had outstanding close looks at two Philadelphias just above eye level) and a Veery in the deeper woods. Also had a Scarlet Tanager on the edge of the prairie. Hawks seemed to be on the wing, too - had flyover Sharpie, Broad-winged, Red-tail and Osprey, and the remnants of the group saw a perched Great Horned Owl enduring the jeers of a bunch of Blue Jays and WB Nuthatches. It was a great morning to be out - really hard to come in to work after that. Peter Fissel Madison, Dane Co. #################### 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.
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