[wisb] Wyalusing State Park this AM, 10 sp of Warbler
- From: Alex Stark <thearctictern@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 19:28:35 -0500
Hello all, On a side note, I stepped outside after reading Chris's post last night and heard 30 birds in 5 minutes!!! And this was over my house in Prairie du Chien... After that I decided that I have to go to Wyalusing State Park in the morning. It was an amazing morning to be at Wyalusing! I had to work at 9 AM so I arrived at Point Lookout at 5:30 AM. As I sat at the point I heard flocks of birds flying by me in the dark. By the time there was a little bit of light I was able to hear Great-crested Flycatchers, Eastern-wood Pewee's (TONS), Bald Eagles, Red-shouldered Hawks, Great Horned Owl and Barred Owls. The interesting thing is that when there was enough light to see migrating birds, all of the birds were *below* the lookout point. The migrant warblers that I did see were at point-blank range at the tip of the lookout or low in the tree's closeby. In the 2 1/2 hours that I sat at the lookout I spotted 10 species of warblers such as Tennessee, Orange-crowned, Nashville, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Black and White and American Redstart. A few other species of note were a few Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and an Eastern Towhee. Not a bad start to fall migration... Also...the Wisconsin River and Mississippi River are pretty muddy and also high. There was no shorebird habitat (sandbars) to scope but there was alot of dabbling duck habitat due to the high water. Unfortunately I didn't have enough time to scope due to lack of time and bug spray. If anyone is heading to Wyalusing anytime soon, BRING BUG SPRAY! Bird On, Alex Stark, Prairie du Chien, Crawford County #################### 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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