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September Morning at Tifft

Published September 01, 2012
Tags: Parks and Preserves, Great Blue Heron, Warblers, Sparrow, Gray Catbird, Eastern Phoebe, Carolina Wren, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Northern Shoveler, Magnolia Warbler, Cedar Waxwing

It was a beautiful morning at Tifft Nature Preserve today, this first day of September. Reports have been coming in that warblers are starting to come through again.  Time sure flies; it seems like it was just last week that warblers were just arriving.  And now, here we are starting fall migrations already.  At any rate, I sure love seeing these little jewels!

I saw several warblers today: Black-throated Blue, Black and White, Yellow, Yellow Rumped, Magnolia, Palm, and Cape May.  I managed to capture a few fleeting photographs, but nothing too spectacular.  I'll have to go and try again!

Oh, but I did add a life lister: a Northern Shoveler. I saw several of these out beyond the north blind.  All in all, it was another great time at Tifft!
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Palm Warbler poking around on the mud
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I didn't get a better view, but I'm guess a Nashville Warber
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A hard-to-see Magnolia Warbler
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The Magnolia's underside
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A very poor photo, but I was very excited to hear and see a Carolina Wren again; it's been a long time!
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Gray Catbird
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Cedar Waxwing
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Great Blue Heron perched out on Lisa Pond
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Northern Shovelers - and a life list addition!
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I enjoyed watching this Eastern Phoebe for quite awhile; he has a fresh catch in his beak in this pic!
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Song Sparrow
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Song Sparrow
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This friendly Black-capped Chickadee hopped right in front of me; how could I not get his photo?
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Warbling Vireo
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A Song Sparrow after his bath!
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Black-throated Blue Warber