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Two New Yard Birds

Published September 20, 2014
Tags: My Feeders, Warbling Vireo, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Scarlet Tanager, Wood Thrush, Magnolia Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Ovenbird, Red-eyed Vireo, Gray Catbird, American Redstart

Checking the yard for fall migrants again today was very worthwhile.  We had about a dozen warblers come through for a total of 6 species:  Magnolia, Black-and-white, Chestnut-sided, Hooded, American Redstart, and Ovenbird.

Other migrants included a Gray-cheeked Thrush (a yard-first for us!), a Wood Thrush, a Warbling Vireo (another yard-first!), and another Scarlet Tanager - this time a young one.  We also had a flock of about 14 House Sparrows come through the yard. We hardly ever see them (thankfully), and I was quite happy to see they kept on going!

I'm beginning to look for some other travelers, such as Fox, Lincoln, White-crowned, and White-throated Sparrows. Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets should be coming through soon too - but I have yet to see either of those as well. Hopefully soon - keep your eyes peeled!
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Gray-cheeked Thrush - a first-time bird for our yard
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Gray-cheeked Thrush eating a wild grape
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Warbling Vireo - our second yard-bird of the day!
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Warbling Vireo
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Warbling Vireo
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Ovenbird - the third one this fall!
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Magnolia Warbler
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Magnolia Warbler
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Female American Redstart (I botched the photo of the male - aarrgghh!)
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Black-and-white Warbler
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Young Scarlet Tanager
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Young Scarlet Tanager
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The Scarlet Tanager enjoyed the grapes too!
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Wood Thrush
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Gray Catbird, one of the "regulars"
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One of two Red-eyed Vireos today - this guy is eating a berry