Monhegan Birding Update No. 2
Gentle north winds delivered a classic songbird fallout to the Vermont Bird Tours outing to Monhegan Island on Monday. The highlight was this Hooded Warbler off Lobster Cove Road on the way to Alison Hill‘s studio. Additional Monhegan specialties poured from the skies, including several Dickcissels, a few Blue Grosbeaks and, of course, a the storm of warblers. We’re up to five vireo species, including White-eyed Vireo. The Merlin rocket show is picking up, along with the accipiter flights. But we still have a few warblers to discover. Onward for another morning. The next Monhegan Birding Update will come September 30, a report from my second outing to the island this fall.