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Magnolia Warbler

Posted on May 16, 2016

This Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) was another bird from the Noble Proctor Memorial BioBlitz Challenge this past Saturday at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut. Willards Island was still a warbler machine late in the morning and we were cranking out the birds. Some, like this individual, would briefly drift into point blank range…even with an excited, raucous crowd around us.

Magnolia Warbler Noble BioBlitz-2710

Magnolia Warbler Noble BioBlitz-2719

All of the birds were as happy as our birding friends with all sorts of plentiful insects in the air and on the trees at this vital migratory site…and we were recording all of those that we could, too! We had at least 119 bird species on the day with likely a few more to come from additional data.

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator