Along with the other comments on warblers, Joyce and I had one of our best days with birds in the yard today. While we had a steady mix of birds throughout the day, at 5PM we had about 50 warblers descend on the water features. There was 10 warblers at a time taking baths and drinking with others swarming around the yard. We ended with 17 species for the day with the best being Goldenwing, Bay-breasted, Cape May, Blackpoll and Blackburnian. Many times during the day we had 6-7 Nashville and Tennessee Warblers in the water together. During the 5 pm spurt there was 5-6 species in the water at one time Also had a Blue-headed Vireo, Veery, Swainson's and Gray-cheeked Thrushes. All total was 42 species. Some days it does not get any better when the gods are looking down on you. Hope it is almost this good for a couple weeks.
Jim Durbin 1460 Douglas Court Marion Ia 52302 319-721-1593