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Rainy Day Migrants

Published September 13, 2015
Tags: General Observations, Winter Wren, Brown Thrasher, Common Yellowthroat

Early this morning, I noticed a female type Scarlet Tanager sitting in the large evergreen outside my office window. It was a rainy morning but I grabbed my binoculars and went out onto the deck to check out the rest of the yard. Within just a few minutes, I saw a Swainson's Thrush and a Tennessee Warbler - both in that same tree!

I went back in for my boots, jacket, and camera and then went out to hike the yard and woods, along with the pond and field a little further down the road.  It was a good morning, in spite of the weather, and I found a few more migrants: American Redstart, Magnolia Warbler, Ovenbird, Blackpoll or Bay-breasted Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, and a Yellow Warbler.

My nicest surprise was finding a Winter Wren.  He sang once so I know it was a male and he gave me some surprisingly nice looks in response to a little spishing.  The resident pair of Brown Thrashers were still about as were several Common Yellowthroats and an Eastern Towhee.
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Winter Wren
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Winter Wren
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I think he got into a spider web
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What a lot of patterning in that cute little butt!
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Winter Wren
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Common Yellowthroat
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A pair of Brown Thrashers
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Brown Thrasher