Tuesday, May 06, 2008

May 6 - Garret Mountain

Hoping to parlay my luck from yesterday, I again stopped here on my way to work. This being the 4th day after the last big weather front I did not expect much, but there were many birds about.

One of the best surprises came about with three Cape May Warblers
credit: Mike McDowell

Along with them were 3 Indigo Buntings and a pair of Blackburnian Warblers - all being seen in one tree. Talk about eye-candy !!

Other warblers enjoyed this morning were: Nashville, Parula, Yellow, Chestnut-Sided, Magnolia, Black-Throated Blue, Yellow-Rumped, Black-Thorated Green, American Redstart, Palm, Black-and-White, Worm-Eating, Ovenbird, and Common Yellowthroat.

The other species seen included Scarlet Tanager (above), Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks, the vireos of Blue-Headed, Warbling, and Red-Eyed, Purple Martin, and Red-Breasted Nuthatch.

Back for more tomorrow !