ON THIS DATE - 1 Sep (1962) - a Rufous Hummingbird was at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve,
(all about the bird life of Pinellas)
AN UNEVENTFUL LABOR DAY CLASSIC
It wasn't for the lack of effort that the inaugural Pinellas County Labor Day Classic fell a little short. No significant change in the weather left us with pretty much the same birds we had been seeing. There were 11 species of warblers reported and 17 species of shorebirds. At right; a Yellow Warbler photo- graphed by Sue Tavaglione at Sawgrass Lake Park. Below right; the only Hooded Warbler reported was found and photographed by Cynthia Paonessa in her yard. Below; Cynthia also photo-graphed one of the five Prothonotarys reported today. The warbler list: Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, American Redstart, Black-&-white Warbler, Northern Parula, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Hooded Warbler and Prothonotary Warbler. The shorebird list: Black-bellied Plover, Wilson's Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Piping Plover, Killdeer, American Oystercatcher, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Marbled Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, Red Knot, Sanderling, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper and Short-billed Dowitcher. Other highlights from the day included Barn Swallow, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.