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Myrtle warbler

Myrtle warbler

Saturday oktober 12-th, 2019 just at the arrival of next weeks team we trapped a first calender year female Myrtle warbler (Setophaga coronata coronata).

It's a vragrant bird breeding in Canada and the northeastern part of the USA.

Its autumn migration normally brings it to middle america and the Caribbean. Once on our side of the Atlantic it's way off course.

Sightings in Europe tend to be limitted to the British Isles.

Including this one only three sightings are known from the European mainland. The first two being in 1995 in Norway and in 1996 on Vlieland, another one of the Frisian Isles.

Underwing patch

The trapping of this bird brought a fair amount of birdwatchers to our ringing station, including Gerben Mensink who took the picture upper right. The rest of the pictures is our own.

Flock of twitchers


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