Date: 5/5/19 9:16 am From: Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Audubon Greenwich: Prairie & Worm-Eating Warbler +
As I expected many migrants were still held down by the rain here at Audubon Greenwich this morning. The budding oaks & maples along Lake Trail + Discovery Trail and Riverbottom Road were active with numerous roaming flocks of migrants mostly made up of Yellow-Rumped and Black-&-White Warblers but other species included a WORM-EATING WARBLER singing along Discovery Trail (sure would be nice if they started breeding again here), a non-vocal PRAIRIE WARBLER feeding in an oak tree along Lake Trail, numerous BLACK-THROATED GREEN + BLUE WARBLERS, both species of Waterthrush and several Ovenbirds. I had a brief look at a backlit warbler which could have been a Cerulean Warbler but the heavy rain and poor lighting made it impossible to confirm.
Next Saturday, May 11th is our annual World Migratory Bird Day Celebration featuring an Early Morning Bird Walk, Breakfast and the special new addition of a Live Raptor Show by Christine's Critters. The bird walk with Ted Gilman will be at 6:30 a.m followed by breakfast in our Asnes Barn at 8:30 a.m. The Live Raptor Show will be at 10 a.m. with wildlife rehabilitator Christine Peyreigne bringing several hawks, falcons, owls and a Bald Eagle. You can visit the link below for more information: http://greenwich.audubon.org/events/boots-beaks-breakfast-world-migratory-bird-day-celebration