Date: 4/28/18 10:09 am From: Tristan Lowery <tristanlowery...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Subject: [HMBirds] 4/28 - Five Rivers
John Kent, Tom and Colleen Williams, and I birded spent just under three hours birding Five Rivers this morning, finding 53 species, including several first-of-year birds for all of us.
Highlights included seven species of wood-warblers: both waterthrush species (at least two *Louisiana Waterthrushes* and one *Northern Waterthrush* - all singing), a singing *Black-throated Green Warbler*, a *Black-and-White Warbler*, a few *Palm Warblers*, *Pine Warblers* (including one female), and several *Yellow-rumped Warblers* (also singing).
We picked out a singing male *Bobolink* far out in the field off the Wild Turkey Trail, as well as one *Eastern Meadowlark*. Other expected April arrivals included a *Blue-gray Gnatcatcher*, a *Green Heron*, two *Spotted Sandpipers*, and several singing *House Wrens*, *Eastern Towhees*, *Swamp Sparrows*, and *Field Sparrows*. We also found both kinglets, with Ruby-crowneds greatly outnumbering Golden-crowneds.
A much briefer stop at Normanskill Farm before heading to Five Rivers was quieter, but we did find a single *Blue-headed Vireo*, a somewhat late year bird for all of us.