#212 and #213

Friday, May 25 brought cool weather to the dunes.  A northwest wind cooled the land before the big heat wave that will settle in for the holiday weekend.  In fact with gusting winds, temperatures actually dropped throughout today’s count.  Despite this, 1,610 birds migrated past the site today.

Birds number 212 and 213 went past the counting dune today.  Those being, Canada Warbler and a singing Mourning Warbler.  Other highlights included a Northern Harrier over the beach, 1,111 Cedar Waxwings, and the 6th Lark Sparrow of the season.

The weekend’s weather may bring the last final push of spring migrants.  Things should start to peter out after that.  The full list from today’s 64 species is copied below.

Double-crested Cormorant 15
Great Blue Heron 2
Northern Harrier 1
Cooper’s Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Herring Gull 1
Caspian Tern 2
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 13
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s) 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 34
American Crow 1
Purple Martin 4
Tree Swallow 1
Bank Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 1
Cedar Waxwing 1111
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 1
Lark Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 5
Dickcissel 1
Red-winged Blackbird 38
Common Grackle 12
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 4
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 13
House Sparrow 1

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