Wednesday, August 12, 2015

They're on their way!

Magnolia Warbler

I spent a little time birding at the creek corridor of Pheasant Branch Conservancy yesterday after work. The only southbound migrant I could confirm was a Solitary Sandpiper foraging along the creek bank. However, this morning Chuck Henrikson found a Black-and-White Warbler and Magnolia Warbler at the UW Arboretum. In review, the warbler species that nest at Pheasant Branch are Common Yellowthroat, Yellow, American Redstart, and occasionally Chestnut-sided. A Black-and-white Warbler could be a nearby dispersed bird (they nest in Sauk County), but Magnolia Warblers nest in the upper northern quarter of Wisconsin. I can't go birding tomorrow or Friday morning, but I plan to start hitting it hard on Saturday.

Bring on the wood warblers!

Pheasant Branch, Dane, Wisconsin, US
Aug 11, 2015 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
33 species

Solitary Sandpiper
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
American Redstart
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Magnolia Warbler © 2015 Mike McDowell

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