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Birding October 2013

POSTED by Thomas
Scarlet Tanager

October was a good month for migratory birds. Warblers were keep coming and going all month.

Bay-breasted Warbler

Reddie Point was the hotspot of the month. Nashville Warbler continued all month, among with other good birds like Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak(sorry Kevin), Painted and Indigo Buntings, Baltimore Oriol, Bay-breasted Warbler, Red-headed Woodpecker, Blackburnian and Tennessee Warblers.

Black-throated Green Warbler

My best birding day of the month was actually not in Reddie Point, but in Hanna Park at October 9. That day birds were everywere, fallout, it was hard to count them all. I finished my birding there with 68 species, including 9 species of Bird of Pray.

My new lifebirds were Scarlet Tanager, Bay-breasted Warbler and Black-throated Green Warbler. It doesn't happen anymore often, that 3 lifebirds in one month. Great!

October Yearbirds

  • Black-throated Green Warbler, Hanna Park
  • Bay-breasted Warbler, Reddie Point Preserve
  • Scarlet Tanager, Reddie Point Preserve
  • Tennessee Warbler, Hanna Park

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