Sunday, September 22, 2013
Appears to be a good day for migrants
Early reports from this morning indicate that a wave of migrants may have arrived on the heels of the cool front passage. This is commonly the case, as birds wait for the north winds behind the front to head south, taking advantage of the tail wind. Scout Island (across the street from the Couturie Forest on Harrison Ave in City Park) was reported to lave lots of warblers and flycatchers today. The Couturie Forest itself is closed for a film shoot.
In just a few minutes of watching in my back yard, I turned up an American Redstart and a Tennessee Warbler, corroborating the impressions of a migrant pulse.
And the cool air feels wonderful!