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On 8/24/2023 at 4:22 PM, Peromyscus said:

Golden-winged Warbler found in a park a few miles from my house yesterday morning. Yesterday afternoon, the three or four birders there did not see it. One stayed until around 5 pm and saw it; I had gone home maybe 3 hours before then. I did see a nice Blue-winged Warbler though.

This morning I returned, and ran into about a dozen birders. None of us found the Golden-winged, but we collectively found an Olive-sided Flycatcher (my second sighting there in less than a week!) and two Least Flycatchers. There were other, more mundane migrants too, like a male Baltimore Oriole.

I went back this morning. Still no Golden-winged Warbler. The Olive-sided Flycatcher was present again, as was the male Baltimore Oriole. A Peregrine Falcon flew over, though only one other birder saw it.

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Had 10,000 shearwaters migrating south of San Diego yesterday, it was a seawatch. Mainly Black-vented but a handful of Sooty and Pink-footed as well. Also, had my highest ever numbers of shorebirds yesterday. List is coming soon, once I get those “Arctic” terns figured out. 

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On 8/28/2023 at 6:03 PM, chipperatl said:

I didn't realize it had been almost 5 years since my last Baird's Sandpiper, and now I managed a second one this year, yesterday.  

Yeah, GA hasn't had Baird's in a couple years, and there are multiple birds that we might go chase now.(my father and I.)

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The floodgates have opened in the east, with cool temperatures flooding in bringing in tons of migrants. I haven't (and won't) be able to bird much due to scholarly obligations, but I had to take a while tonight to document a spectacular nocturnal thrush flight.

eBird Checklist - 7 Sep 2023 - Michigan Technological niversity campus - 8 species (+3 other taxa)

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5 minutes ago, Birding Boy said:

The floodgates have opened in the east, with cool temperatures flooding in bringing in tons of migrants. I haven't (and won't) be able to bird much due to scholarly obligations, but I had to take a while tonight to document a spectacular nocturnal thrush flight.

eBird Checklist - 7 Sep 2023 - Michigan Technological niversity campus - 8 species (+3 other taxa)

Whoah

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16 minutes ago, Birding Boy said:

The floodgates have opened in the east, with cool temperatures flooding in bringing in tons of migrants. I haven't (and won't) be able to bird much due to scholarly obligations, but I had to take a while tonight to document a spectacular nocturnal thrush flight.

eBird Checklist - 7 Sep 2023 - Michigan Technological niversity campus - 8 species (+3 other taxa)

Interesting, I've done tons of NFCs and I never get Thrushes moving before 11 at the earliest. The only time I've heard early nocturnal movements like that is when I was in Texas with Dickcissel. 

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20 hours ago, Birding Boy said:

The floodgates have opened in the east, with cool temperatures flooding in bringing in tons of migrants. I haven't (and won't) be able to bird much due to scholarly obligations, but I had to take a while tonight to document a spectacular nocturnal thrush flight.

eBird Checklist - 7 Sep 2023 - Michigan Technological niversity campus - 8 species (+3 other taxa)

Nice.  That would explain all the SWTH I heard this morning.  

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