Saturday, September 20, 2014
Yellow and red highlights in the green foliage are becoming more apparent. I hope it's a long fall. Lincoln's and White-throated Sparrows are beginning to arrive at the conservancy and we're still experiencing double-digit warbler counts. It's a great time of year to be a birder.
Field trips at the creek corridor are finished for the year, but I still have two remaining ones at the prairie. The next one is October 4th and by that time there should be an impressive diversity of sparrows present. Perhaps we'll be fortunate to have Nelson's, Le Conte's, or maybe Harris's. It's the uncommon or rare bird that tends to stir excitement in birders and, from a twisted perspective, birding will undoubtedly become even more exciting in the future. Though I'll be spending more of my birding time at the prairie, last year we found a Black-throated Blue Warbler on October 12th at the creek corridor. There's only so much time in the morning and I wish I could be at both places at the same time.
Pheasant Branch, Dane, US-WI
Sep 19, 2014 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Black-throated Green Warbler
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