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These Are Not the Migrants I Was Looking For

Updated: Jun 1, 2022

September 14-15, 2019

After much discussion last week, I optimistically (foolishly? hopefully?) called this weekend the beginning of "peak" migration here in Indiana. Truth be told, I'm probably off by a week. It does not help that it is hot, dry, and generally pretty nice here. These things do not bode well for migration here. The birds stick to the tops of the trees, and they tend to trickle through instead of moving in mass.

It's no surprise, then, that we experienced fairly weak movement here. Saturday was decent, but the birds were up high. Sunday, they were practically non-existent. I photographed what I could, but I got nothing in the way of warblers. I'm sure next weekend is "peak"....

122 Blue-winged Teal. The most migrants I saw this weekend.

Thanks for reading,




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