David McDonald Photography
I arrived at LaFitte's Cove about 2pm and spent 5 hours there. The weather was windy from the south, so I knew it would be just an average day.
As it was slow in the woods initially, I checked out the ponds for sandpipers. As well as the usual yellowlegs, dowitchers and a few peeps, there were Solitary, Stilt, Pectoral Sandpipers as well as a single Wilson's Phalarope. The Stilt Sandpipers were mostly still molting but 2 were in full breeding plumage - see photos below.
Warblers I saw or reported by others were Tennessee, Golden-winged, No. Parula, Yellow, Magnolia, BT Green, Bay-breasted, Blackpoll, Black-and-white, Prothonotary, Ovenbird, No. Waterthrush, Kentucky, and Common Yellowthroat for a total of 14 species.
Other migrants were both Tanagers, RB Grosbeak, both buntings, Eastern Kingbird, Gray Catbird, YB Cuckoo, 2 thrush species - Swainson's, Veery
Photos from today....
Bay-breasted Warbler Kentucky Warbler female Ovenbird
Pectoral Sandpiper Stilt Sandpiper - molting Stilt Sandpiper - breeding Wilson's Phalarope - male
Swainson's Thrush Indigo Bunting needing to preen after bathing
(c) 2011 David McDonald