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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Albert Creek July 26 - MacGillivray's Warbler finally caught!

And so it finally happened - our elusive but very vocal male MacGillivray's Warbler got finally caught in net 14, the one the bird has been dancing around for so many days now. In spite of this individual's rather Mourning Warbler-like song the plumage and measurements fit perfectly to MacGillivray's without anything that we could see pointing towards a hybrid. This is only the second record of the species for the site.

The other highlight of the day was a year-old Peregrine Falcon that perched briefly for good views on top of a snag before continuing southeast. Surprisingly, if my memory serves me correct, this one was a new species for the observatory! We banded 51 birds including 16 Tennessee and 3 Magnolia Warblers.


MGWA photos copyright Jukka Jantunen

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