Date: 5/2/18 2:03 pm From: David Scott <dscott0313...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC Mt Auburn trip 5/2 Cerulean!
A better morning at Mt Auburn, with plenty of newly arrived migrants. Very little activity early on, but things picked up when we reached the Dell and Harvard Hill.
Many Yellow-rumps, a couple of Black & White Warblers, Palm and Pine Warblers. Heard a Parula. Great looks at Blue-headed Vireos. Great Horned Owl flying in the Dell around 7am. Brown Thrasher was seen by a few of the group.
While we were up at the tower, we were tipped off about at least one and maybe two Cerulean Warblers near Spectacle Pond / Harvard Hill, and thanks to a second update while we were searching on the hill, we were able to get terrific views of one feeding low in the bushes over the water, near the bridge at Spectacle Pond. For a moment, it even hovered just a few feet above our heads, hunting an insect.
Not a single catbird, phoebe or oriole to be found, but that was OK. They'll be here soon.