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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:42 PM

Any one getting reports of much earlier than expected migrants?

here in Ohio, we've had common yellowthroats a month ahead of schedule, and recent reports of alder flycatcher and black-throated blue warbler (the latter supposedly photodocumented, but AKAIK, not posted to the web).

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Reply Any one getting reports of much earlier than expected migrants? (Original post)
semillama Mar 2012 OP
Curmudgeoness Mar 2012 #1

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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:21 PM

1. My personal experience....

my bellweather bird is the Turkey Vulture since it is easy to see as soon as it arrives. My first sighting in E OH this year was 3/6. Last year (a bad one), it wasn't until 4/13, but in 2009, it was 3/12. So, from my records for the past three years, with it a week early. I would have to go into boxes to get the records I have for prior years.

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