Friday, May 28, 2010

May 22 - Kentucky & Prothonotary warblers

Early this morning Bill E. and I took a trip to help Simon K. get a life bird in the Kentucky Warbler. After some patience we were rewarded with fine looks at this stunning bird.


Also seen in the area today were Chimney Swift, Pewee, Great-Crested Flycatcher, Veery, Wood Thrush and the warblers of Chestnut-Sided, Black-and-White, Redstart, Ovenbird & Common Yellowthroat. Scarlet Tanager & Rose-Breasted Grosbeak also were seen.

Afterward, we ventured to Lord Stirling Park, which is adjacent to the Great Swamp NWR. Here we were able to see 3 of the Prothonotary Warbler. The last time I saw this species was back in 2008, so it was nice to see the beautiful "Golden Swamp-Warbler" once again.


Other birds seen in this area were Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, Willow Flycatcher, Cedar Waxwing, Blue-Winged Warbler, Northern Waterthrush and Baltimore Oriole.