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  Year Firsts: Yellow Warbler in Batavia and Savannah Sparrow in Clarence

Published: April 27, 2014
Tags: General Observations, Red-necked Grebe, Spotted Sandpiper, Virginia Rail, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler

I wanted to get a little birding in before the next few days of poor weather arrived. I made a circuit of Kumpf Marsh, Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant, Tillman Road WMA, Como Park, and Emery Park.

Each place had some nice findings and brought two year-firsts for me: Yellow Warbler and Savannah Sparrow. I've been looking hard for both of those species and am glad to have finally found them. The Yellow Warbler was mingling with two Yellow-rumped Warblers. I've been seeing quite a few of the Yellow-rumpeds in the last few days and I think we'll be finding more Yellows soon too; at least I'm hoping the rainy week ahead doesn't keep them!

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Yellow Warbler

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Yellow Warbler

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Yellow Warbler

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Yellow-rumped Warbler

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Virginia Rail - second sighting within a few days - he really surprised me!

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Virginia Rail

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Red-necked Grebe

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Spotted Sandpiper

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Spotted Sandpiper

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Spotted Sandpiper

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Savannah Sparrow

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Savannah Sparrow

Reply from: Tim on 4/30/2014 12:47 AM
 Awesome Sue ! I really like that V Rail.Where did u find him?
Reply from: Karen on 4/28/2014 11:41 AM
 Fabulous Sue!! I still cannot get over that great picture of the Rail. Just amazing!!
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