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migrant warblers near chapel hill, n.c.
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- Subject: migrant warblers near chapel hill, n.c.
- From: "Travis, Ginger" <Ginger@athena.dev.unc.edu>
- Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 10:00:47 -0400
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Sunday morning was cloudy and birdy at my house in the woods. The noisy
chickadees and titmice were accompanied by goldfinches, red eyed vireos,
blue gray gnatcatchers, cardinals, Carolina wrens and white breasted
nuthatches. Then at 11:30 a.m. I started to see migrants:
black and white warbler (I IDed it as a first-fall male)
magnolia warbler (first-fall female)
chestnut sided warbler (first-fall female)
black throated green warbler (adult male)
If my IDs are correct, then it appears that young-of-the-year warblers can
migrate early. I was curious, because I'd been reading that among shorebirds
the adults leave the far northern breeding grounds first and immatures
follow later. And in my yard I think young hummingbirds leave a good while
after the adults (at least the adult males). I didn't find the answer about
timing of migration for adult and immature warblers in the warbler field
guide or Terres' encyclopedia. Can anyone shed some light?
10 miles NW of Chapel Hill, NC