Monday, May 14, 2007

May 12 - Garret Mountain's Catch-22

This morning turned out to be an outstanding birding day. At first I had lower expectations due to the winds from the northeast, but when spring migration is on the winds matter less than during the fall movements.

Warblers seen today were: Blue-Winged, Nashville, Northern Parula, Yellow, Chestnut-Sided, Magnolia, Black-Throated Blue, Yellow-Rumped, Black-Throated Green, Blackburnian, Bay-breasted, Blackpoll, Black-and-White, American Redstart, Worm-Eating, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Louisiana Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Wilson's, and Canada.
I only heard Prairie Warbler as I walked down the mountain on my way out, however other birders also reported seeing Hooded, Cape May, and Mourning !