Date: 4/30/18 9:28 am From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> Subject: [wisb] Eastern WI less birds...but 6 warbler species MKE
I was watching the bird migration radar last night ( http://birdcast.info/ ) and it was predicted to be low along Lake Michigan in Wisconsin today but high Madison and westward. I still went out to see if anything had blown in. I went to Wilson Park first, and it was not obviously birdy throughout, but there were a few migrants in pockets.
I had 6 warbler species, 3 heron species and three or four sparrow species. The herons were very active and it was fun to watch. The warblers all gave good looks. The full checklist is below.
After that, I went to the Cousins Center, which is across from the lake, and there were less species there. I didn't see any warblers, and it was quiet overall, but I did have my first of year house wren pair and a pair of swainson's thrush.
Bird cast shows medium-level migration overnight tonight for the state.
Good birding, Jennifer Ambrose Milwaukee
Wilson Park Apr 30, 2018 8:23 AM Traveling 0.50 miles 68 minutes All birds reported? Yes Comments:
8 Canada Goose 3 Blue-winged Teal 6 Mallard 1 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Pied-billed Grebe 3 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Great Blue Heron 3 Green Heron 1 Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 American Woodcock 4 Ring-billed Gull 6 Herring Gull 1 Caspian Tern 2 Belted Kingfisher 1 Downy Woodpecker 1 American Crow 8 Tree Swallow 6 Barn Swallow 4 Black-capped Chickadee 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 Hermit Thrush 6 American Robin 1 Orange-crowned Warbler 1 Nashville Warbler 1 Yellow Warbler 3 Palm Warbler 1 Pine Warbler 10 Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 Chipping Sparrow 3 White-throated Sparrow 2 Savannah Sparrow 1 Song Sparrow 2 Northern Cardinal 8 Red-winged Blackbird 5 Brown-headed Cowbird 1 Rusty Blackbird -- Female 1 House Finch 4 American Goldfinch