Date: 5/14/18 12:16 pm From: Deb Hale <debhale72...> Subject: Wonder-land of warblers
On our morning walk through Bolivar woods, the warblers were plentiful and singing, so I returned at first chance after lunch, doing a loop down and across to North Schoolhouse, too. It felt like I had entered a Magic Kingdom once stepping foot into the deep darkness of the woods, and that I was allowed a special peak of heaven. (The * denotes birds that I actually got to see.)
Bolivar Woods: Ovenbird 1 *Black-and-white Warbler 1 *Tennessee Warbler 2 Nashville Warbler 1 *American Redstart 5 at least, the woods seem to be ringing with their song. Northern Parula 4 *Bay-breasted Warbler 2 Blackburnian Warbler 1 *Chestnut-sided Warbler 2 at least 2, probably more. *Blackpoll Warbler 4 Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 *Yellow-rumped Warbler 4 *Black-throated Green Warbler 3
As I was watching the low Tennessee warbler in front of me, I heard the pitter-patter of something dripping beside me. I looked up and sure enough there was a male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK doing his business. Well, I wouldn't have cared if he had plopped right on my head!
North Schoolhouse Ridge: Common Yellowthroat 1 *Magnolia Warbler 1 *Bay-breasted Warbler 1 female seen near the Canada. Yellow Warbler 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 *Canada Warbler 2
While I was watching the parents tending to a new gnatcatcher baby there, I heard my FOY BLUE GROSBEAK singing from the adjacent field.