Like the American bird swept along the jet stream to Scotland, featured in 'A Northern Parula
Blown to the Hebrides', the poet is a voyager who ends up in an unknown place, 'blown across the sea' and 'dropped out of the sky.'"' She starts out by locating commonalities with the world she knows, simple ones at first.
Last year WBF treated more than 4,000 birds, including migrating rarities like a northern parula
, a small warbler.
Higher in the upper canopy is where yellow-billed cuckoos are found, along with red-eyed vireos, rose-breasted grosbeak, summer and scarlet tanagers and an array of warblers northern parula
, pine, palm, and black and white.
The Northern Parula
(NOPA) is a high canopy feeder, and yet this species is very positively associated with RDA axis 1; however, this may be due to insufficient sampling, as the NOPA was detected only once.
He said: "The northern parula
is such a beautiful bird, it's been a real treat to have it as a visitor on Tiree.
Elsewhere, two absolute "megas" turned up this week in the form of an alder flycatcher on Blakeney Point, Norfolk, and a superb northern parula
found on Tiree, Argyll.
Mesic, upland-associated bird species, such as the ovenbird and hooded warbler, formed a distinctive avian community type and had lower scores along Axis one in contrast to lowland, floodplain-associated species, such as the yellow-throated warbler (Dendroica dominica) and northern parula
, which showed intermediate-to-higher scores along Axis one (BNA 2011).
Exceptions, included Northern Parula
, which was abundant (>2 /ha) at all three sites, and Magnolia, Yellow, and Black-throated Green Warblers, which were moderately abundant in Bohm Woods (1-2 individuals/ha).
Next, a gorgeous male American redstart joined in, and alongside it landed a northern parula
. Birds appeared everywhere, making quick flights to grab the insects.
However, within the fragmented environment of Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., breeding bird studies from 1947 through 1978 found that six migrants--yellow-billed cuckoo, yellow-throated vireo, and the northern parula
, black-and-white, hooded, and Kentucky warblers--were completely lost, and a few other species--Acadian flycatcher, wood thrush, red-eyed vireo, ovenbird, and scarlet tanager--had declined by 50 percent.