Date: 4/28/18 10:15 am From: Bill Volkert <billvolkert11...> Subject: [wisb] Warbler Migration
While the early arrivals had to contend with a late spring snowstorm, many of us are anticipating the arrival of other migrant birds over the next few weeks. The weather is certainly improving, but I am somewhat concerned that the soil temperatures are still quite cold and I am seeing very few insects. I wonder if things will warm up enough to encourage trees and shrubs to begin leafing out and produce a good insect hatch before the warblers and other songbirds arrive. If not, this could put additional stress on these birds if they arrive on southerly winds and find little food available in such a late spring. We could really use a warm rain to help advance things. We'll have to see what the rest of this spring brings and hopefully other migrants find better weather than we have had so far..