Montrose Point, May 17

The Kirtland’s Warbler was still putting on a show today. Saw first time ever: Blackburnian Warbler. Used to see Common Nighthawks all the time as a kid in southeastern Minnesota.

Kirtland's Warbler
Kirtland’s Warbler posing.
Kirtland's Warbler
Kirtland’s Warbler
Kirtland's Warbler
Kirtland’s Warbler
Kirtland's Warbler
Kirtland’s Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler head-on view.
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Canada Warbler
Canada Warbler
Canada Warbler
Canada Warbler
Common Nighthawk resting
Common Nighthawk taking a rest. It had been in this location for several hours.
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird. There were a pair of them in the field just West of the Magic Hedge fence.
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
An Eastern Kingbird seen on the way to the Magic Hedge, across from the soccer field with the artificial turf.
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Thrushes – possibly Hermit Thrushes. eBird says that would be rare, so may be something else. Edit: upon further review and a second trip to get a better look and more photos, we think these are Swainson’s Thrushes.

Swainson's Thrush
Swainson’s Thrush – photo from second trip in afternoon.
Swainson's Thrush
Small Thrush. Sent to eBird as Hermit Thrush but that is rare. May have to change species.
Swainson's Thrush
A small Thrush. Possibly Hermit Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
The two of them in the bush in the field west of the Magic Hedge

Mallard
gulls
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Swainson’s Thrush
American Robin
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Kirtland’s Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Sparrow

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