19 August 2015 – Mourning Warbler

On the heels of an unusually powerful cold front – with temps struggling to the 70s! today – the Noble Research Center claimed its first real fall migrant this morning, in a HY-U Mourning Warbler.  This is the 7th Mourning Warbler on the project. This bird was young but it was in excellent shape and bulging with fat (scored a 3).  (Apologies for the non-standard photography.)

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Here’s last night’s flight on radar.  Birds were on the move both ahead of and behind the storm.

Around 10:00 pm last night:                                         Here’s the storm bearing down on us ~ 4:00 am:

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