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ROB FANNING: 05/29 Bird Report

   A minimum of 3! singing MOURNING WARBLERS are present at the Celery Farm today!

   One continues for its 3rd consecutive day along the Allendale Brook, another (found by Fred Weber) in the LeConte's Lane/Barking Dog Corner area, and a 3rd at Greenway/Phair's Pond.

   I only heard the first 2, but the Greenway bird was most cooperative as it popped out for some wonderful looks as it fed/sang near the top of a large bush about 15 feet high!

   In this same bush I discovered a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER -- only my 2nd spring sighting at the CF!

  This bird was extremely cooperative as it sat in the bush and preened. It also gave its distinctive, soft, "Pur-wee" call a number of times.

  Other highlights included a singing 1st-year Orchard Oriole, a Least Fly, and a heard-only Alder Fly -- making it a 4-Empid day for me!

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Location:     The Celery Farm
Observation date:     5/29/08

Number of species:     25

Canada Goose     X
Wood Duck     X
Mourning Dove     X
Downy Woodpecker     X
Hairy Woodpecker     X
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher     1
Alder Flycatcher     1
Willow Flycatcher     4
Least Flycatcher     1
Eastern Kingbird     1
Warbling Vireo     X
Blue Jay     X
American Crow     X
Tree Swallow     X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow     2
White-breasted Nuthatch     1
House Wren     X
Gray Catbird     X
Cedar Waxwing     5
Yellow Warbler     X
Northern Waterthrush     1
Mourning Warbler     3
Common Yellowthroat     X
Red-winged Blackbird     X
Orchard Oriole     1