Date: 4/20/17 6:30 pm From: Juliet Berger <juliet.berger...> Subject: [birders] Report on WAS Spring Migration Walk at the Arb today
Birders and Friends, Despite the thunderstorms just prior to our start time, we managed to stay relatively dry during our whole bird walk this morning. 8 brave souls came out for the birding, and we were eventually rewarded for our efforts. We heard the haunting song of the continuing Winter Wren at the second inlet off Dow Prairie, which has been there for many weeks. We all had good looks at a Towhee at the east end of Dow. And, though we chased several singing Pine Warblers, we never managed to lay bins on one. They are there, folks, though, no doubt. We happened upon a small migrant flock on the Ridge Trail, with Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 2 Blue-headed Vireo, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. We had some good looks at a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the Heathdale area. This marks the fourth Thursday that rain has affected our field trip. Let's hope for better weather next Thursday, and more warblers! I hope to see many of you there, same time, same place, through the end of May.