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Less Common Yellowthroats

Posted on Oct 2, 2015

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday, October 1, changed both the calendar and the composition of life as nocturnal migration slammed a lot of areas in the lower Northeast and Mid-Atlantic with some of those really autumnal avian sightings. I had my first of fall White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos along with dozens of Eastern Phoebes. I also picked up a Lincoln’s Sparrow to start off the most sparrow month of the year. Warblers are starting to thin out and turn over to later migrating species, and the now less Common Yellowthroats like this one are becoming a bit more scarce. Those old fence rows, hedges and shrubs, tree lines along fields, orchards and farms will be full of life after every cold front this month. Go see what you can dig up.

Common Yellowthroat male September-0077

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator