From Magee Marsh today. Weather not great for migration - gray and cold - new arrivals were held back. Nevertheless, we found some sweet birds.
Giving the full American woodcock show.
Below: A few other birds from the day.
Lots of Bald Eagles this day.
The final push for Hermit Thrushes.
Rusty Blackbirds were numerous.
Ruby-crowned Kinglets also numerous.
Above and two below: Yellow-rumped Warblers were somewhat numerous. We also saw a few Palm Warblers and heard a Louisiana Waterthrush. I think this is the best time of year to see and hear yellow-rumped warblers. They are so spiffy in their new plumage, their non-descript little trill is music to the ear, and they will be totally ignored when the other warblers begin to arrive.
At Ottawa NWR white-crowned sparrows were behind the visitor center and in various stages of mounting into alternate plumage. I thought April 22nd was early for these guys.