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Ed Hack joined me today for a morning of warbler watching in Norwich. All in all a very successful morning with more than 50 species on the day including 17 warblers. 

The small, dry, and overgrown beaver pond on Tucker Hill Road was once again the best spot of the morning. Highlights included single Cape-May, Bay-breasted, and Tennessee Warblers along with at least one Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. 
Along Kendal Station Road we added Wilson's, Canada, Pine, Magnolia, and Blackpoll warblers (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15092444).

However, with high water once again on the Connecticut River, shorebirds and other waterfowl were practically nonexistent. 

Spencer Hardy
Norwich, VT


Tucker Hill highlights:

Tucker Hill Beaver Pond, Windsor, US-VT
Sep 4, 2013 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
27 species (+2 other taxa)

Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris)  1     At least one, possibly up to 3
Empidonax sp. (Empidonax sp.)  1    

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina)  1
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla)  1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  3
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina)  1     Thick streaking on chest with some yellow wrapping around neck
Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea)  1
Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca)  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  6
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  3     Appeared to be one young begging to an adult
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  4
warbler sp. (Parulinae sp.)  1

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15092389

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)