Friday, May 09, 2014

More and more!

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Warbler activity was super intense along the creek corridor of Pheasant Branch Conservancy today. I birded before and after work. All of these images were taken within a half an hour of birding in the evening under overcast skies. Our "twenty warbler species days" won't last too much longer, though. In another week and a half diversity will begin to decrease. There will likely be a few stragglers in the mix and the diligent birder might be rewarded with a Connecticut Warbler, but by the end of the third week of May my focus will begin to shift outside the creek corridor and back to prairies. Because this migration seemed somewhat delayed, perhaps it will pay to stay at the corridor a little longer. On the other hand, it does appear that the warblers are back on schedule having taken advantage of favorable tailwinds the past few days.

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Cape May Warbler

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Least Flycatcher

Virginia Bluebells

Pheasant Branch, Dane, US-WI
May 9, 2014 5:31 AM - 9:22 AM
79 species

Wood Duck
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Cooper's Hawk
Solitary Sandpiper
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

All images © 2014 Mike McDowell

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