Date: 4/30/18 7:06 am From: weatherbird58 <weatherbird58...> Subject: [ia-bird] New arrivals - Boone
Substantial migration overnight, as expected. Check out Birdcast.info if you haven't yet for Live Migration Maps (based on radar data) and Migration Forecast.
3 dozen White-throated Sparrows have already found our yard since sunrise. Also saw several Yellow-rumped Warblers, Orange-crowned Warbler, fleeting glimpse at a thrush, plus Rose-breasted Grosbeak and a flycatcher, most likely Least. Walking the timber didn't reveal much more, but Towhees were singing and turkeys gobbling, plus a couple of Winter Wrens.
About the only thing blossoming here in the tree and shrub world are maples and elms and a spice bush I planted. We should make rapid progress the next couple of days.