Thursday, September 2, 2010
Rail Trail Amherst again
I made another early morning stop along the rail trail in Amherst. No Red Crossbill today but it was still quite productive. A Merlin provided excitement both for me and for all the other birds it chased around. I also had a variety of flycatchers including Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Wood Pewee's, Eastern Phoebe's and a Great Crested Flycatcher. I had one little mixed species flock which contained a Tennessee, Prairie, Blue Winged, Pine and Black and White Warbler plus an American Redstart, Common Yellowthroats, Rose breasted Grosbeaks and a Blue Gray Gnatcather. I wish I had more time to try and find some others but that will have to wait for the weekend.