Date: 6/8/19 4:05 pm From: Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...> Subject: [wisb] Hooded Warbler pair - Red Pine Trail, Black River State Forest - Jackson County
Hello WI Birders, I was out hiking with my girlfriend in the BRSF today and came across a song that I almost passed off as a late Magnolia Warbler. We tracked down the bird out of curiosity and realized it was a Hooded Warbler. After watching it for a while we saw another flash of yellow in the undergrowth below and sure enough there was a female. I don’t know if they’re nesting or not but sure seems likely - the habitat is suitable. I thought I’d pass along the sighting especially since it’s not on the Jackson County list according to eBird. Would be interesting if someone tracked the breeding status throughout the season for the atlas.
My phone died during the hike so couldn’t take a GPS point but from what I remember they were about a quarter mile south from where the Wildcat Trail meets the Red Pine trail. High quality, fairly open, oak/maple dominated hardwood forest.