The Isles of Scilly got in on the action with a Cedar Waxwing, Rose-breasted Grosbeak
, Wilson's Snipe, Cliff Swallow and Red-Eyed Vireo.
Nine species that breed locally, with some unknown proportion still in transit, comprised 1113 observations: American Redstart, Warbling Vireo, Baltimore Oriole, Bluegray Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus), Rose-breasted Grosbeak
(Pheucticus ludovicianus), and Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireoflavifrons) (Table 5).
For instance, the beautiful rose-breasted grosbeak
that spends the summer in your backyard is impacted by deforestation in the Yucatan.
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.
We recorded a few migrant species that were somewhat unusual because of their relatively late seasonal occurrence (House Wren, Swainson's Thrush, Black-throated Green Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak
For example, the rose-breasted grosbeak
has declined in mass by about 4 percent, while the Kentucky warbler has dropped 3.3 percent in weight and the scarlet tanager 2.3 percent.
Small forest patches may also act as sinks for birds, such as Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla), Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), Veery (Catharus fuscescens), and Rose-breasted Grosbeak
(Pheucticus ludovicianus), in a metapopulation context (Nol et al.
In contrast, 7 species (Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak
, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal, Hooded Warbler) were at least 1 standard deviation below their historical mean.
nests are so loosely built that it is sometimes possible to count the eggs from below.
BIRDERS FLOCK TO SEE GROSBEAK: Bird lovers in southern Oregon have been beating the bushes with their binoculars hoping to catch a glimpse of a rare rose-breasted grosbeak
, which has been seen hanging around a Medford bird feeder since Saturday.
One year, the crowd of 332, still a record, evaporated in seconds when news came through of a newly- arrived rose-breasted grosbeak
just up the road.
During the summer, birders may spot several warbler species (black-throated blue, black-throated green, mourning, magnolia, and blackburnian), golden-crowned kinglet, eastern wood-pewee, least flycatcher, rose-breasted grosbeak
, and scarlet tanager.