Tuesday, May 27, 2008

May 14 - Garret Mountain

After a few days off it was nice to renew my morning ritual. Birding just an hour or two, especially here in May, before going to work is a great way to cut some stress out of your life.

To the birds...Flycatchers were light today with just Great-Crested Fly, as were the thrushes -- but sometimes that is simply a function of where you birded in the park. With all of the "micro-habitats" present here, if you bird just half of the park you can miss lots of species.

Warbler show for the day, starring: Northern Parula, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Cape May makes a return, BT Blue, Yellow-Rump, BT Green, Blackburnian, Bay-Breasted, B & W, Redstart, Ovenbird, Yellowthroat for 14 species.

Chestnut-Sided Warbler:
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