Mt. Tabor again!

Yep, I went up to Mount Tabor again this morning.  This time things were bananas.  I was the only birder there most of the time, the only other was a fellow who stayed in one spot for about half an hour and then disappeared.  Perhaps eaten by warblers.  Who knows.

Things started with a Townsend's and a couple Black-throated Grays...



It was cool, mellow even, but then...things just exploded out of nowhere and there were warblers materializing out of thin air.  Being the only one paying attention I started to get anxious that I would miss something important, I wanted to lie down, I was panicking.  Warbler overload!  Then I remembered that this was the kind of thing I dreamt of all winter long, and I relaxed... And enjoyed the frenzy.

Much of the time it seemed that Nashville Warblers were taking over...


I had never seen so many in one place.  Orange-crowneds were making a strong showing as well..


A Hermit Warbler appeared and disappeared quickly, only allowing for a couple of crappy photos...


What's missing?  Oh right, a mystery empid...

Totally mocking me

It was an awesome morning, even though I kept feeling like I should call for back up.  Or start grabbing joggers and converting them into temporary birders.  I have to wonder what I missed...

Good times!

Comments

  1. Oh hell yeah! Great job sorting them out!

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  2. Jen, sounds like a fun time. Like being in warbler heaven. Glad you were there to witness the fallout. Have a great weekend and happy birding!

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  3. Oh no! Not Warbler Overload! Looks like too much fun for one birder. Where the heck was everyone? This post could almost lure me to Tabor.

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  4. Wow! So sorry I missed that, especially the Hermit.

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  5. That flycatcher looks like it has a Willow's faint eye ring. I'm eagerly awaiting my first outdoor empid test of the year.

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  6. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmigration. Love it.

    I like Hammond's for that flycatcher by structure. The face pattern is weird but its definitely Hammond's/Dusky.

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  7. Great fun viewing your blog as always, Jen. Your sense of humor is awesome.

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