Thursday, November 03, 2005

North American vagrants in the Azores/amazing MASSIVE fallout in Canada

Check out the amazing number of North American vagrants that have been found in the Azores recently. Tons of Chimney Swifts, swallows, and shorebirds.

At about the same time, there was a massive fallout of migrants in Nova Scotia , including many Chimney Swifts, Tree, Barn, Bank, Cave, Northern Rough-winged, and Cliff Swallows, Purple Martins, Royal, Caspian, Forster's, Common, Sandwich, and "Cayenne" Terns, Black Skimmer, American Avocet, Magnificent Frigatebird, Common Nighthawk, Snowy and Cattle Egret, Summer and Scarlet Tanagers, Dickcissel, Philly Vireo, Black-throated Blue Warbler, and thousands of other migrants, including hundreds of Yellow-billed Cuckoos.

Geographically-challenged readers are reminded that Nova Scotia is in freakin' CANADA, and all other readers are reminded that it is now freakin' NOVEMBER!!!! Apparently ol' Wilma took a big chunk out of a couple of days of migration and swept many of those birds up all the way to Canada. And Cayenne Tern? You gotta be kidding me.

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