A Siberian Accentor was found late Sunday afternoon by James Hunnington, Wilderness Birding Leader and Norm Budnitz in the invetments at the far end of Troutman Lake. I had walked the 2+ miles there and was nearby when it was reported. I got to see it well. Beautiful bird! Dave Sonneborn got a photo which I will post at a later date. After returning to the lodge to rest my legs (got a ride back with James and Norm), a radio call rousted me to the far boneyard to try for the Yellow-browed Warbler found by Paul Lehman. I did not see the warbler last night, but saw it once this morning, Sept. 9, and several times this evening, seeing the field marks to count is as a new life bird. Yet to be discussed is a Little Bunting that only I saw that seems to be somewhat controversial. More about that later. Therefore, I have not yet decided to count it.
Siberian Accentor and Yellow-browed Warbler, two great birds, raise the total to 642. Yellow-browed Warbler raises my ABA total to 805.