Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Scenic Baxter's Hollow

Though it was a rainy and dreary day, Baxter's Hollow in the Baraboo Hills was still a great choice to spend some time photographing scenery. It wasn't especially birdy, but Louisiana Waterthrushes were on territory chasing one another up and down Otter Creek. There was also a Gray Catbird and Blue-headed Vireo, my first of the spring season. Curiously, no Winter Wrens were heard singing. Other species included Pileated Woodpecker, Broad-winged Hawk, Hermit Thrush, White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Ruby and Golden-crowned Kinglets, and a few Yellow-rumped Warblers. By the middle of May there will be Hooded Warblers, Cerulean Warblers, Scarlet Tanagers, Yellow-throated Vireos, Veeries, and perhaps cuckoos. Spring migration seems so delayed this year, but it's odd to consider the peek is only a few weeks away! I hope it doesn't go too quickly.

Baxter's Hollow SNA, Sauk, US-WI
Apr 29, 2014 11:00 AM - 2:11 PM
23 species

Broad-winged Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Louisiana Waterthrush
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal

All images © 2014 Mike McDowell

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