Date: 8/23/17 1:58 pm From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...> Subject: [wisb] Warblers also in Ozaukee County
At Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve I saw 7 American Redstarts, 2 Black-and White Warblers, 1 Black-throated Green, 1 Blackpoll, 1 Chestnut-sided, 1 Ovenbird, and 1 all but certain Wilson's Warbler (too brief a look). At Forest Beach Migratory Preserve I saw 2 Northern Waterthrush, 1 Canada Warbler, 1 Magnolia Warbler, 1 Common Yellowthroat, and 1 Black-and-White Warbler.
While I was at Lion's Den I thought I had seen 3 Swainson's Thrushes fly across the trail, but could not get a confirming look, so I was happy to get looks at 2 at Forest Beach, indicating that they indeed have arrived.
Off topic, the trails at Forest Beach are worth taking just for the wildflowers now. The west side was particularly good with several species at their peak. I also noticed a huge number of dragonflies. Since I don't know them, I can't report on whether there is a large variety of species, but there were certainly more dragonflies than birds this afternoon.
It might be wise to use a little insect repellent before you go into the woods at Forest Beach. I thought there were probably a lot more birds to be found there, but since I was spending more time swatting mosquitos and scratching bites than watching birds, I did not do a thorough job of birding the woods.