Date: 5/9/18 4:00 pm From: Gisela ZD <giselazd1...> Subject: [wisb] Warbler wave in Wauwatosa, afternoon of May 9th
I got out to bird along the Menomonee River Parkway in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, when the rain showers ended and before the storm rolled in, so from 3 - 5 pm. There were so many warblers flitting around and feeding in the treetops, I couldn't get my binoculars on all of them. Very few warblers were singing but the orioles and a rose-breasted grosbeak provided a nice soundtrack.
*Warblers*: Blackburnian, Black-and-white, Black-throated green, Chestnut-sided, Common Yellowthroat, Magnolia, Nashville, Palm (only 1) Northern Parula, Redstart, Tennessee, Yellow, Yellow-rumped (only 1). There may have been a Blackpoll and Wilson's but I couldn't get good looks at them.
My eBird checklist is attached. The counts of chestnut-sided, magnolias and nashvilles are probably low. There was so much activity it was hard to know if I was seeing the same birds repeatedly or not.
Wishing you good birding, Gisela Zelenka-Drysdale Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County
Menomonee River Parkway--N. Swan Blvd. to W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US May 9, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.4 mile(s) Comments: went out after rain showers ended and before storm rolled in. Warblers were very active, moving in treetops and feeding. 28 species (+2 other taxa)
Mallard 3 Green Heron 1 gull sp. 2 Mourning Dove 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Blue-headed Vireo 1 Blue Jay 15 Black-capped Chickadee 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5 American Robin 12 Black-and-white Warbler 3 Tennessee Warbler 2 Nashville Warbler 12 Common Yellowthroat 2 American Redstart 4 Northern Parula 2 Magnolia Warbler 14 Blackburnian Warbler 1 Yellow Warbler 3 Chestnut-sided Warbler 15 Palm Warbler 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 Black-throated Green Warbler 3 warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 4 Possible blackpoll and male wilson's. Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 Baltimore Oriole 5 Red-winged Blackbird 20 Common Grackle 11