Friday, May 13, 2011

LaFitte's Cove Bird Report 5-13-11

I checked out LaFitte's Cove for a couple of hours mid-afternoon today.

I was hoping that a few late migrants might have dropped in with yesterday's rain and I wasn't disappointed.

Warblers seen or reported were Chestnut-sided, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Magnolia, Black-and-white and Am. Redstart - 6 species in all.

2 vireo species - Red-eyed and Philadelphia were also seen.

Other migrants were numerous Eastern Wood-Pewees, both orioles, Swainson's Thrush, YB Cuckoo.

There were still some shorebirds in the pond across the street from the main parking area. Also, a pair of Fulvous Whistling-Ducks as well as the Mottled Ducks were in that pond.

Altogether a pretty good day for mid-May!

PS - Stephan Lorenz reported an additional 6 warbler species in the morning as well as both tanagers

A few photos...

American Redstart - 1st year male                 Chestnut-sided Warbler

Red-eyed Vireo                                            Swainson's Thrush

(c) David McDonald 2011

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