Monday, April 11, 2011

April 10 - Return to Garret Mountain for Spring Migration

Well, after a few weeks off from serious birding, I made my first spring trip to this hotspot. It is still early but species are returning each day now.

There was good diversity, but very low numbers. For me the "first of they year" was Parula, Palm, & Prairie Warblers, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Tree Swallow, Turkey, Hermit Thrush, Towhee, Field & Swamp Sparrows, Brown Creeper & Eastern Bluebird Sapsucker.  So these made for a good morning.

It was also good to get out and see friends that were last seen before the winter & who I will see almost daily over the next 7-8 weeks.