Wednesday, August 12, 2015
They're on their way!
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
Magnolia Warbler © 2015 Mike McDowell