Third week of September migrants, 9-21-21

September 21, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

A Change in the Weather!

Without winds from the north to help them move along, warblers have been circling the 'hood, fattening up to be ready for the next frontal push. That front came through overnight, with 2.37" of rain here. The following warblers have been seen in differing groups of 8 or 9 nearly every day.

 

9-16-21 American Redstart9-16-21 American Redstart 9-15-21 American Redstart and Magnolia Warbler9-15-21 American Redstart and Magnolia Warbler

 

American Redstarts and Magnolia Warblers

 

9-15-21 Ovenbird9-15-21 Ovenbird

9-19-21 Bay-breasted Warbler9-19-21 Bay-breasted Warbler

 

Ovenbirds and Bay-breasted Warblers


9-19-21 Chestnut-sided Warbler9-19-21 Chestnut-sided Warbler 9-19-21 Black-throated Green Warbler9-19-21 Black-throated Green Warbler

 

Chestnut-sided and Black-throated Green Warblers

 

9-17-21 Black-and-white Warbler9-17-21 Black-and-white Warbler 9-19-21 Tennessee Warbler9-19-21 Tennessee Warbler 9-17-21 Nashville Warbler9-17-21 Nashville Warbler

 

Black-and-white, Tennessee and Nashville Warblers.

 

9-17-21 Black-and-white Warbler9-17-21 Black-and-white Warbler

 

They are all looking for food in the form of caterpillars and other small insects. Oops! Missed one!

 

9-20-21 Blackburnian Warbler9-20-21 Blackburnian Warbler

 

The second Blackburnian Warbler of fall was seen just yesterday. To add to the mix, there have been new arrivals!

 

9-18-21 Red-breasted Nuthatch9-18-21 Red-breasted Nuthatch 9-18-21 Red-breasted Nuthatch9-18-21 Red-breasted Nuthatch 9-18-21 Red-breasted Nuthatch9-18-21 Red-breasted Nuthatch 9-18-21 Red-breasted Nuthatch9-18-21 Red-breasted Nuthatch

 

A female Red-breasted Nuthatch came in to the Bubbler, becoming Bubbler Bird #87 for the year. She had quite a reach to get a drink, but did this repeatedly. What Olympian strength in those tiny legs! 

 

9-19-21 Red-breasted Nuthatch9-19-21 Red-breasted Nuthatch 9-19-21 Red-breasted Nuthatch9-19-21 Red-breasted Nuthatch 9-19-21 Red-breasted Nuthatch9-19-21 Red-breasted Nuthatch

 

A beautiful male has been coming in, there may actually be two males. We are hoping this irruptive species will be around this winter.

 

9-17-21 Wilson's Warbler, immature9-17-21 Wilson's Warbler, immature 9-17-21 Wilson's Warbler, immature9-17-21 Wilson's Warbler, immature 9-17-21 Wilson's Warbler, immature9-17-21 Wilson's Warbler, immature

 

An immature Wilson's Warbler came in on Friday, 9/17/21. It explored every inch of the bubbler area, cementing this location into its genetic code to pass along to its offspring.The longer they stay, the more information they gather. It's always amazing to watch a young bird when it does this.

 

9-19-21 FOS Northern Parula9-19-21 FOS Northern Parula 9-19-21 FOS Northern Parula9-19-21 FOS Northern Parula

 

Our FOS Northern Parula came in on Sunday, 9/19/21. It was hesitant to get in, the flock had started a splash-fest! 

 

9-19-21 Tennessee Warbler, Ovenbird and Chestnut-sided Warbler9-19-21 Tennessee Warbler, Ovenbird and Chestnut-sided Warbler 9-19-21 Chestnut-sided, House Finch, Ovenbird, Tennessee and Black-and-white Warblers9-19-21 Chestnut-sided, House Finch, Ovenbird, Tennessee and Black-and-white Warblers 9-19-21 House Finch, Tennessee Warblers, and Bay-breasted Warblers9-19-21 House Finch, Tennessee Warblers, and Bay-breasted Warblers 9-19-21 Tennessee and Bay-breasted Warblers9-19-21 Tennessee and Bay-breasted Warblers

 

It was a good time for them and for me, too. Here is my checklist for that 35 minutes:  https://ebird.org/checklist/S94910559

 

To view all the photos since the last post, begin here:  Birds since 9/14/21

 

Enjoy this change in the weather! 

The Autumn Equinox is tomorrow, 9-22-21 at 2:21 p.m. CDT here in St. Louis.

 

 

 

 


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