More warblers at Montrose Point

It's been another fine morning's birding at Montrose today with the imminent arrival of a cold front, I'm hoping for some falls in the next couple of days.

I made my way out onto the dunes where I managed to see another Nelson's Sparrow and a Swamp Sparrow along with Merlin, American Golden plover, Pectoral Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe and a flurry of Barn Swallows passing through. There were plenty of Northern Waterthrushes both out on the dunes and in the Magic Hedge area.
American Golden Plover resting on the beach after flying around for ages!
There were a lot of warblers around today - still lots of Palm Warblers, Yellowthroats and American Redstarts but also Magnolia, Blackpoll, Tenessee, Black & White, Parula, Chestnut-sided, Nashville and a lateYellow Warbler. Red-eyed Vireo was new for the day and there were several Flickers including eight in one tree at one point!
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Brown Thrashers were in evidence along with lots more thrushes - mainly Swainson's but a couple of Slightly larger Grey-cheeked too. A drinking pool in the disabled carpark was manna for getting some good views of these.
Grey-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
By the "Water feature" we had good views again of up to three Soras along with numerous other birds including Marsh Wren and Northern Waterthrush.
To top things off, the Red-headed Woodpecker put in an appearance - always nice to see. Add to that, Hairy Woodpecker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Rose-breasted Grosbeak, it wasn't a bad morning at all!!


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