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Mark Robbins, Jon King, and I spent the morning (7-10:30am) at Weston  
Bend SP. Others have already alluded to a good day here, which it was.  
The weather was not the most cooperative leaving many warblers fairly  
silent. Highlights included 6+ GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS, all males that  
were singing intermittently, 1 female CERULEAN WARBLER seen at eye- 
level, and 1 male CANADA WARBLER. The continuing HOODED WARBLER  
continues from the bluffs. We also saw a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH along the  
railroad tracks down below. We finished with 84 species, 21 of which  
were warblers.

Below is the list I submitted to eBird.

Mike

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Michael J. Andersen
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Natural History Museum & Biodiversity Research Center
1345 Jayhawk Blvd., Dyche Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
tel.607.351.5409
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Location:     Weston Bend SP

Observation date:     5/10/08

Notes:     With Mark Robbins and Jon King. Weather was fairly cool,  
60F with a breeze for most of the morning. Vocal activity was not as  
good as it should be given the date. Many migrants were seen silently  
or giving flight notes. During sunny periods (always brief) many  
warblers gave bursts of song, which highlighted just how many birds  
were actually in the woods going relatively undetected. Highlights  
included nice looks at 6+ GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS (all males) and a  
female CERULEAN WARBLER at eye-level!

Number of species:     84

Canada Goose - Branta canadensis     2
Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo     1
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias     1
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura     2
Red-tailed Hawk (Eastern) - Buteo jamaicensis borealis     2
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura     2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus americanus     1     1 heard singing  
from railroad tracks along Missouri River.
Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica     3
Red-headed Woodpecker - Melanerpes erythrocephalus     1     1 heard
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus     4
Downy Woodpecker - Picoides pubescens     5
Hairy Woodpecker - Picoides villosus     2
Pileated Woodpecker - Dryocopus pileatus     2
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens     4
Acadian Flycatcher - Empidonax virescens     7     common and vocal  
all along streams in wood area on bike path; quite a difference from  
the one non-vocal individual seen last weekend
Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus     10
Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe     2
Great Crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus     4
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus     1
White-eyed Vireo - Vireo griseus     4
Yellow-throated Vireo - Vireo flavifrons     5
Blue-headed Vireo - Vireo solitarius     3
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) - Vireo gilvus gilvus     4
Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus     10
Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata     3
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos     3
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor     3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx serripennis     1
Bank Swallow - Riparia riparia     5
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica     1
Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapillus     5
Tufted Titmouse - Baeolophus bicolor     5
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) - Sitta carolinensis  
carolinensis     2
Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus     3
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon     3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Regulus calendula     2     amazingly, 2 still  
present. numbers way down from last week, however
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea     12
Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis     2
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH - Catharus minimus     1     1 seen from railroad  
tracks-- Jon picked this bird out
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus     9
Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina     3
American Robin - Turdus migratorius     2
Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis     6
Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum     1
Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum     14     numbers of birds are  
now passing through the region the past 2-3 days
Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora pinus     2     1 singing in scrubby  
areas, another (migrant?) silent bird seen foraging along trail
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER - Vermivora chrysoptera     6     6 males seen,  
most were singing sporadically. several spectacular looks at eye- 
level, great observations of foraging behavior hanging upside down  
like a chickadee
Tennessee Warbler - Vermivora peregrina     5
Orange-crowned Warbler - Vermivora celata     9     one of the more  
numerous warblers, seen in singles throughout the trail
Nashville Warbler - Vermivora ruficapilla     6
Northern Parula - Parula americana     8
Yellow Warbler - Dendroica petechia     4
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Dendroica pensylvanica     1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) - Dendroica coronata coronata     2
Blackburnian Warbler - Dendroica fusca     1
Yellow-throated Warbler (albilora) - Dendroica dominica albilora      
2     2 territorial males singing along bike trail. one seen in  
sycamore tree.
Blackpoll Warbler - Dendroica striata     2
CERULEAN WARBLER - Dendroica cerulea     1     a nice female seen at  
eye-level
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia     3
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla     25     by far, the most  
numerous warbler (passerine)
Ovenbird - Seiurus aurocapilla     4
Louisiana Waterthrush - Seiurus motacilla     4
Kentucky Warbler - Oporornis formosus     7     great observations of  
a pair of birds foraging alongside the trail
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas     1
HOODED WARBLER - Wilsonia citrina     1     1 singing male continues  
at the bluff overlook. great looks
Canada Warbler - Wilsonia canadensis     1
Summer Tanager - Piranga rubra     4
Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea     5
Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus     2
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina     1
Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla     3
Lincoln's Sparrow - Melospiza lincolnii     1
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis     8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Pheucticus ludovicianus     3
Blue Grosbeak - Passerina caerulea     2
Indigo Bunting - Passerina cyanea     20
Dickcissel - Spiza americana     16     good morning flight
Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus     2
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus     2
Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula     1
Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater     8
Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius     1
Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula     7
American Goldfinch - Carduelis tristis     6

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)

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