Date: 5/4/18 3:55 pm From: <ylime...> Subject: [birders] Kirtland's warbler photos from Dolph Park on Ann Arbor's west side
Thanks to Roger Kuhlman for finding the Kirtland's Warbler (KW) and Mike Sefton for telling us the bird's location in Dolph Park. After birding at Dolph all morning, Dea and I were enjoying a sit-down lunch nearby and saw Mike's message. Leisurely, we returned to Dolph and searched the location. We relocated the stunning male KW in the brush on a rarely-used trail, and I snapped photos. A photo is attached and more are at our eBird checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45258901. <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45258901>
Rarely have I experienced such a fallout. Arriving at Dolph at 8:20 am, Dea and I started up the entrance to Dolph on Parklake Road and notice a steady stream of birds darting from south to north. We followed them throughout the park, Dea observing that birds were mostly on the northeast side of the park, where it was wetter and there was more vegetation. An awesome day with 18 warblers total on our morning and afternoon lists ... that's about half of the warblers we can see here in Michigan!