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8/14/2005

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Sunday, August 14

Still very quiet for migrant landbirds although there have been some unusual sightings over the past couple days. Yesterday Paul Prior had 8 species of warbler and a flyover Upland Sandpiper! This is the first record of UPSA for the station. Today there were 5 new arrivals, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Black-bellied Plover, Common Loon, Common Yellothroat and 7 Short-billed Dowitcher. The Dowitchers are also new for the TTPBRS checklist. However the highlight was a huge push of swallows. Today was the biggest swallow day on record for the station as some 600+ Barn, 120 Rough-wing and 150 Bank were observed. We also banded the first Canada Warbler of the season this morning.