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Old Thursday 11th May 2017, 20:13   #476
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Old Thursday 11th May 2017, 21:59   #477
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Hello Mono,

I wrote that it was a cultural trip.

Hello Delia,

You are quite welcome and thanks for the compliments.

Hello KC,

As long as the face frightens no one.

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Hello all,

Last Thursday and Sunday, I finally saw a barn swallow over the Reservoir. On both days, I saw a pair of gadwalls near the South Gatehouse. I have also been seeing cedar waxwings in the Park. I have been surprised to see a black capped chickadee, titmice, and white breasted nuthatches, in the last three days. All three are scarce by now.

Today was rather busy. I did see an Eastern kingbird. There are a plethora of magnolia warblers in the Park, but I have seen yellow warblers and more, but will save those for another post.

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Old Thursday 18th May 2017, 00:24   #481
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Hello all,

In the last couple of days, I have spotted flycatchers. The only one that was identifiable was an olive sided flycatcher. I also had a glimpse of a yellow throated vireo.

Yesterday, I did see a Wilson's warbler. Today, I saw blackpoll warbler. Yesterday, I had glimpses of Tennessee and bay breasted warblers.

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Hello all,

New York has had several days of rain which kept me inside. I also had a visit with a new dentist. I generally give dentists an alert that I have a dislocable jaw which only dislocates during dental work. If I open too wide it locks open. I think it upsets dentists more than it upsets me.

The only new warblers I have seen have been [b]Canada and Blackburnian warblers[b/]. However, I am fairly confident to write that I have seen alder flycatchers but they could have been willow flycatchers. I also saw an eastern wood pewee and a wood thrush.

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Hello,

About two weeks ago, Birding Bob pointed to a a bird flying away. It was a mourning warbler and that marks the finale of the spring migration season. A few days later, I saw a horned grebe on the Reservoir. Then nothing of note until yesterday when I saw a male wood duck on Turtle Pond.

It is summer, so new sightings are uncommon.

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