Saturday, May 10, 2014

May 10 - Garret Mountain hot streak continues...

The foggy conditions persisted throughout the overnight and most of this day.  The continuing Least Bittern was spotted by Jennifer and we all got some of our best looks as this bird.

The best bird of the day was the Golden-Winged Warbler that was found by Bill Elrick just past 8 o'clock this morning.  Fortunately for me the bird remained in the area for a long time and I got to see it for the first time within this park

The amazing Wood-Warbler show continued with 24 species of Ovenbird, Worm-Eating, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-Winged, the Golden-Winged, Black-and-White, Nashville, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Cape May, Northern Parula, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Yellow, Chestnut-
Sided, Blackpoll, Black-Throated Blue, Palm, Pine, Yellow-Rumped, Prairie, Black-Throated Green, Canada, and Wilson's all being seen well & with several of each.  We heard Cerulean but did not see it.

We also had a very strong candidate for Bicknell's Thrush, however the bird did not sing.

At last, I was able to see Pileated Woodpecker in this park after birding here since 2000.
So I added two Park birds today !