Friday, October 20, 2017

Warm weather continues

Nashville Warbler, Silvio Conte NWR-Fort River, Hadley, MA, Oct 20, 2017
Palm Warbler, Silvio Conte NWR-Fort River, Hadley, MA, Oct 20, 2017
Monarch, Silvio Conte NWR-Fort River, Hadley, MA, Oct 20, 2017
Swamp Sparrow, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 19, 2017
Song Sparrow, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 19, 2017
White throated Sparrow, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 19, 2017
White crowned Sparrow, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 19, 2017
Orange crowned Warbler, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 19, 2017
Our warmer than normal fall conditions have continued into this week with highs getting into the 70's on multiple days.  We had a brief cool down early in the week with some frost and northerly winds which brought in the first real push of waterfowl but the cool down was short lived.  The warmth should stick around through the weekend into early next week before a pattern shift brings in some rain and cooler temperatures.  I have enjoyed the last few mornings exploring a variety of spots including Arcadia and Silvio Conte NWR-Fort River.  Lots of sparrows plus some lingering warblers have been in evidence both mornings.  Full lists with additional photos attached below:

Silvio Conte NWR
Arcadia

Winter Wren, Home, Belchertown, MA, Oct 18, 2017
At home the activity at the water feature continues to drop but I nonetheless managed to add another species...a Winter Wren.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Warblers of the fall


Mourning Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 16, 2017
Yellow Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 16, 2017
Canada Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 16, 2017
Blue winged Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 16, 2017
Common Yellowthroat, Lake Wallace, Belchertown, MA, Aug 16, 2017
American Redstart, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 16, 2017
Black and White Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 16, 2017
Prairie Warbler, Silvio Conte NWR-Fort River, Hadley, MA, Aug 17, 2017
Tennessee Warbler, Silvio Conte NWR-Fort River, Hadley, MA, Aug 17, 2017
Canada Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 21, 2017
Black and White Warbler, home, Belchertown, MA, Aug 23, 2017
Black throated Green Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 24, 2017
Chestnut sided Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Aug 24, 2017
Black throated Green Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 1, 2017
Chestnut sided Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 1, 2017
Tennessee Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 1, 2017
Black and White Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 1, 2017
Ovenbird, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 1, 2017
Cape May Warbler, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Sep 2, 2017
Prairie Warbler, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Sep 2, 2017
Yellow Warbler, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Sep 4, 2017
Palm Warbler (western), Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Sep 8, 2017
Nashville Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 9, 2017
Magnolia Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 9, 2017
Northern Parula, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 9, 2017
Tennessee Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 9, 2017
Blackpoll Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 9, 2017
Black throated Blue Warbler, UMASS, Amherst, MA, Sep 9, 2017
Wilson's Warbler, UMASS, Amherst, MA, Sep 9, 2017
Connecticut Warbler, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Sep 10, 2017
Cape May Warbler, UMASS, Amherst, MA, Sep 11, 2017
Northern Parula, UMASS Amherst, MA, Sep 11, 2017
Prairie Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 12, 2017
Black and White Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 12, 2017
Pine Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 12, 2017
Bay breasted Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 12, 2017
Common Yellowthroat, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Sep 13, 2017
Chestnut sided Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 15, 2017
Ovenbird, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 15, 2017
Magnolia Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 15, 2017
Black throated Green Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 19, 2017
Pine Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 20, 2017
Pine Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 20, 2017
Yellow rumped Warbler 'Myrtle', Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 20, 2017
Palm Warbler 'yellow', Honey Pot, Hadley, MA, Sep 22, 2017
Tennessee Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 25, 2017
Blackburnian Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 27, 2017
Pine Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 27, 2017
Northern Parula, Silvio Conte NWR-Fort River, Hadley, MA, Sep 28, 2017
Black and White Warbler, Silvio Conte NWR-Fort River, Hadley, MA, Sep 28, 2017
Magnolia Warbler, Silvio Conte NWR-Fort River, Hadley, MA, Sep 28, 2017
Common Yellowthroat, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 2, 2017
Palm Warbler 'yellow', Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 4, 2017
Yellow rumped Warbler 'myrtle', Quabbin Park, MA, Oct 12, 2017
Palm Warbler 'western', Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 13, 2017
As we reach mid October the fall warbler migration is rapidly coming to an end and I thought it was a good time to summerize the season.  Overall for the fall warbler migration season (mid August-October) I managed to find 28 species in Hampshire County so far (with 32 warbler species for the year).  The fall was great for a variety of warblers, especially those associated with spruces (Tennessee, Cape May and Bay breasted Warblers) in addition being another fantastic year for Connecticut Warblers.  The elevated numbers this fall of the spruce associated species should hopefully translate into above normal numbers next spring.  If anyone is interested in a much more detailed look at the numbers this fall compared to previous years in addition to other tidbits of related information I have a more in depth posting at the following link: Detailed look at fall warblers

Otherwise this is just a post to showcase some of the hundreds of warbler photos I capture this fall...enjoy!