Just back from birding Bombay Hook NWR in DE and yes, yellow-rumps were dominant there and all along the Delaware Birding Trail.
Marcia in Brownsville VT
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> On May 6, 2014, at 11:28 AM, Don Bemont <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm visiting the Eden area (resident of western NY) for a few weeks, and I am amazed at the numbers of yellow-rumped warblers I am seeing. The other morning, the brush along the lake was crawling with dozens of them. Since then, everywhere I watch birds, they seem to be the dominant species, more everpresent than chickadees. If I see a small bird, high or low, chances are it will turn out to be a yellow-rumped warbler.
> I am posting hoping for insight as to whether this is normal for Vermont this time of year. I ask partly because I was similarly amazed in March, spending a week on the Outer Banks. There, too, yellow-rumped warblers were the dominant yard bird, in a rather built up beach area. This is a species I've seen all my life, but never in large numbers like this.
> (I'm also interested in any good trails for bird walking this time of year in the Eden area.)
> Hopefully this is a suitable post for this listserve -- I've been enjoying the posts my whole stay.
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