Last couple of days have had some migrants going through, including new for the year Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and Blackburnian Warbler.
This morning three Bobolinks flew over calling, new for the year. Fortunately it was overcast so I could pick them out in the sky rather than losing them in the blue, which so often happens with these flyovers in the fall. Here’s a spectrogram and recording of the birds flying over:
Another good bird for the yard this morning was a Belted Kingfisher that flew over calling. I was able to record it with the OldBird21c microphone to add it to the audio big year list:
Best bird of the morning was a Brewster’s Warbler (Golden-winged x Blue-winged Warbler hybrid). Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera and it was playing quick hide-and-seek with me in the grape tangles in my side yard. As a hybrid, it doesn’t count for the Backyard Big Year, but very cool to see. Now I just need a real Golden-winged Warbler to show up!