Tuesday Sep 8, 7:30am
For the first fall outing, it was only Heather & me accompanying Tony.
It was a great day for warblers. We got Yellow-rumped, Blackpoll (lifer), American Redstart, Northern Parula, Magnolia, Bay Breasted, Nashville, Tennessee, Black-throated Green, Cape May and Northern Waterthrush (heard). On Mud Lake, we got Red-necked Grebe, Northern Pintail, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, American Black Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, American Widgeon and Wood Duck. On the Ottawa River, we had Common Merganser, Great Black-backed Gull and Double-crested Cormorant.
On the ridge and in the woods, we saw Red-eyed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, Raven, Gray Catbird, White-breasted and Red-breasted Nuthatch, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Cedar Waxwing, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Flicker, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Grackle, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood Peewee and Brown Creeper.