Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday's Foto

When I first started birding I remember the "old timers" saying that the spring migration was over when they saw the first female Blackpoll Warblers. Typically, males songbirds arrive on the breeding grounds first, followed by the females. With blackpolls passing through the NYC area relatively late in the migration, it makes sense. In the past week to ten days we've seen lots of this species. And now most of the warblers have moved on. Read about the Blackpoll Warbler's extraordinary fall migration including three days of non-stop flight here.

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