I checked the same stand of trees Spencer mentioned this afternoon, and
after searching for a half hour, I found and had great views of the
Cape May Warbler. Also found were many Yellow-rumps, a Yellow Warbler,
Palm Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler and my FOY Baltimore Oriole.
There was also a Merlin and a Sharp-shinned Hawk in the area.
Interstingly, I found Cape May in the same stand of trees in May of 2011.
On Thu, 8 May 2014 11:09:31 -0400, Spencer Hardy
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A morning walk around Middlebury Campus this morning was surprisingly
productive. The vast majority of birds were working the sunny side of a
long row of planted Norway Spruce in the cemetery. Lots of song and
great views of the yellow-rumps and palms at eye level.
> Middlebury Campus, Addison, US-VT
> May 8, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
> Protocol: Area
> 4.0 ac
> Comments: Birding the cemetery...the row of spruces was hoping.
> 28 species
> Canada Goose 1 Downy Woodpecker 1
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1 FOY, heard only
> Blue-headed Vireo 2
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 5
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> House Wren 1
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
> American Robin 5
> European Starling 2
> Black-and-white Warbler 1 Nashville Warbler 1 FOY
> Cape May Warbler 1 Unexpected singing male! First detected by
> song, then distant views at the top of a large spruce.
> Palm Warbler (Western) 2 Nice views, both seen at the same time.
> My second and third western of the spring. One much browner than the
> other, both brightest yellow on the chest and under the tail
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 40 Very abundant...singing and feeding all
> along the norway spruce.
> Black-throated Green Warbler 3 At least one singing
> Chipping Sparrow 15
> Song Sparrow 1
> White-throated Sparrow 10
> Dark-eyed Junco 2
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 13 Flock of females moving north, late migrants?
> Brown-headed Cowbird 1
> Baltimore Oriole 1 FOY, flyover
> American Goldfinch 1
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