Date: 4/7/21 6:54 pm From: Susan Schaezler <susan...> Subject: [texbirds] 4-7-21 Seven Warbler sp. 50 total species @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
4-7-21 Seven Warbler sp. 50 total species @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Afternoon birding in the backyard was exceptional today. From about noon until 300p there were recurrent surges of birds that staged in or near the cedar tree, moved to the oak trees, visited the pond, played chase around the area, and left (briefly). Heavy action occurred for 15 to 45 minutes, paused, then resumed. Nashville Warblers were the most numerous ranging up to 20 at a time during the surges. One surge was initiated by five White-throated Sparrows, accompanied by several Chipping Sparrows; they were followed by Nashville, Orange-crowned, Black-and-White, Black-throated Green, and Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) warblers. Other surges included White-eyed Vireos, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and of course Cardinals, Titmice, and Carolina Wrens.
One Tennessee Warbler was seen, and one Yellow Warbler was heard repeatedly. A Brown Thrasher made a cautious appearance and then bathed for at least a minute. A Cooper’s Hawk flew through and ended the fun birding.
Warblers: Black-and-white Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated-green Warbler, Yellow Warbler .
Highlights: Hutton’s Vireo, Grasshopper Sparrow, Chimney Swift, Red-breasted Nuthatch, 11 Sparrow species