Wednesday, May 02, 2007

May!

Blue-winged Warbler

Yesterday was the first Madison Audubon Warbler Walk led by Jesse Peterson. Though things started quiet, it really picked up and we ended the field trip with 13 warbler species. While participants were viewing a few birds across the stream, I noticed a brilliant flash of orange above us in a leafless tree. I calmly announced, "There's a Blackburnian Warbler directly above us!" Everyone got great looks at it - such a great way to end the spring outing!

Virginia Bluebells

Wood Duck
Mallard
Cooper's Hawk
Killdeer
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Blue-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch

Blue-winged Warbler image © 2007 Mike McDowell

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