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Mourning Warbler in Sheridan, NY

Published June 19, 2013
Tags: Life List Happenings, Mourning Warbler, Hooded Warbler, American Redstart, Indigo Bunting, Scarlet Tanager, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Eastern Towhee

Thanks to Gale VerHague, I laid my eyes on my first Mourning Warbler this evening.  Doug Happ and I LISTENED to one during the BOS count earlier this spring, but until tonight, I hadn't actually seen one. Unfortunately, my camera settings had gotten changed during our hike so the photos didn't turn out very well.  Aarrghhhh!!!  So - I'm just adding one, as poor as it is...

Other highlights from this evening were: my FOY Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (FINALLY!), a beautiful Scarlet Tanager fly-over in the setting sun, a pair of Indigo Buntings, at least 2 Veerys (heard only), a very vocal male Eastern Towhee, a Brown Creeper (I haven't seen one of these guys in over a month), an Eastern Wood-Pewee (heard only), and at least 2 Common Yellowthroats.  We're quite sure we heard a few Canada Warblers, but we never could get our eyes on one.  Next time!  Apparently, both the Canada and Mourning Warbler breed in this region, so I will be sure to try again!
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Poor photo of my life bird, the Mourning Warbler
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One of two Eastern Phoebes seen tonight