Thursday, April 19, 2012

Amherst rail trail

I decided to catch up on migration around here this morning by meeting up with Ian Davies and Evan Dalton on the rail trail in Amherst to see what new migrants came in last night on some southerly winds.  The day started off a bit foggy and cool with a temperature around 36 at dawn.  Before they arrived around 6am I had a Hermit Thrush on the trail as well as many White-throated Sparrows.  We walked from Mill Lane down nearly to Station Road.  We heard a Northern Waterthrush up toward Mill Lane, a vocal and cooperative Black and White Warbler, a couple Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, an American Woodcock just off the trail preening, and a distant Blue-headed Vireo.  On the way out we also had a calling Brown Thrasher.  Nothing too unusual but a few new birds certainly had come in.

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