Date: 5/2/18 9:06 am From: Liz Herzmann <liz.herzmann...> Subject: [wisb] Horicon this AM- Ibis species and other migrants
Once the rains passed this morning it was a beautiful day to be out. I sat out turkey hunting in some wood lots on the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area and noticed a significant influx of migrants. White-crowned and white-throated sparrows arrived in large numbers. Eastern towhee, rose-breasted grossbeaks, orioles, house wrens and indigo bunting. Grassland species included clay-colored sparrow, savannah sparrow, sedge wren, meadowlark and bluebird. Sora and American bittern where calling as well. Warblers included palm, black and white, yellow, yellow-rumped, northern waterthrush, Tennessee, ovenbird and a blue winged warbler that flew into the bush right next to me!
I then headed over to work and did a quick scan of the impoundments outside the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center (Hwy 28). A coworker spotted an Ibis feeding in the mudflats along the dike right in front of the photo blind. From that distance I could not distinguish between white-faced and glossy but will try to get out as time allows. There have also been a pair of black-necked stilts on this impoundment the last couple of days.