Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring is springing!

May Apple

Spring finally appears to be taking hold. Rain during the night and warmer temperatures for the past couple of days have begun greening up the creek corridor. A few warbler species were added to the morning parade, but only singles so far. There was one Palm Warbler, one Orange-crowned Warbler, one Northern Waterthrush, but (of course) lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers. There was also a couple of extra-special treats this morning, including an Osprey and three Black-crowned Night Herons at the confluence ponds; species I don't often find at the conservancy. Spring is a busy time for birds and birders. We're going to have to make it count tomorrow because there's rain in the forecast Sunday through Thursday. And on that note, it's time to get some sleep for an early rise!

Palm Warbler

Wood Duck (female)

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee


Light-colored Eastern Gray Squirrel

Pheasant Branch, Dane, US-WI
Apr 25, 2014 6:13 AM - 9:27 AM
59 species

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Lesser Scaup
Pied-billed Grebe
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Greater Yellowlegs
Wilson's Snipe
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Louisiana Waterthrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

All images © 2014 Mike McDowell

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