Date: 5/11/18 12:56 pm From: Austin Chipps <chippsa1...> Subject: [ia-bird] Cape May and Wilson's Warblers at Central College
Amazing (and unexpected) day for birding on campus at Central College in Pella. Racked up a few life-listers in a matter of minutes. Notables: *Cape May Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. *Other species were:Tennessee Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Great-crested Flycatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglets (in large numbers), Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Indigo Bunting and Least Flycatcher.
The Cape May, Blackpoll, Chestnut-sided, Tennessee and Nashville Warblers, along with the Ruby-crowned Kinglets were raiding a spruce tree, while the Wilson's Warbler was found in a shrubby section of old railroad.