Tuesday, May 06, 2008

May 5 - Garret Mountain

After missing the banner weekend here because I was in the southern part of the state, I decided to swing by here before work today, and I was nicely rewarded..Lesser Yellowlegs and Spotted Sandpiper were noted on the pond. Insect loving birds of Chimney Swift, Phoebe, Great-Crested Fly and Eastern Kingbird were now up north as well.
credit: Scott Elowitz Photography

Blue-Headed Vireos were joined by Warbling Vireos, and both Nuthatches were seen well today.
Warblers were in force too, with Blue-Winged, Nashville, Parula, Yellow, Magnolia, BT Blue, Yellow-Rumped, BT Green, Blackburnian, Prairie, Palm, B & W, Redstart, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, and Common Yellowthroat adding up to 16 species seen today.

Scarlet Tangers and Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks put in appearances, as did both Orchard and Baltimore Orioles.