Date: 3/28/18 8:50 am From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: Louisiana Waterthrush!
No, it is not early. Louisiana Waterthrushes normally arrive in the Triangle area between March 20-25. So, technically, March 28 is a tad late for them. I say, technically, because we would need to know how often you visit this site. If you visit it daily, or every two days, and this is the first day you have recorded it in 2018, then -- it IS late. However, if you visit this site once a week (or less often), say your last visit was March 21 and it was not there, it COULD have arrived March 22, 23, 24, etc., and been about right on time. But, March 28 is not early for this species.
For example, I saw and heard my first Blue-gray Gnatcatchers of 2018 this morning along Crabtree Creek in Raleigh. Compared with the last 5 years, that might be a tad late. But, I had not visited this particular stretch of greenway since February. Thus, the gnatcatchers could have arrived on March 15 or 25, and been early or right on time.
Harry LeGrand Raleigh
On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 8:34 AM, Helen Kalevas <carolinabirds...> wrote: