Sunday, May 15, 2011

LaFitte's Cove Bird Report 5-15-11

I birded the woods for 3 hours this morning. The weather was sunny with a north breeze.

A few migrants were still present, but fewer numbers than the last 2 days.

Warblers seen or reported were - Chestnut-sided, Bay-breasted, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Black-throated green, Black-and-white, Am. Redstart, No. Waterthrush - total 8 species

Other migrants were a few empids, catbirds, YB Cuckoos, Red-eyed and Philadelphia Vireos.

After lunch another birder found Yellow and Tennessee Warblers (total 10 now), Blue-headed and Yellow-throated Vireos, Baltimore Oriole and Indigo Buntings. Thanks Lynn.

An unusual sighting in the woods was a White Ibis probing under the sidewalk. I have seen a Great Egret in the woods several times, but the White Ibis was a first for me.

The last 3 days have been as good as any 3 consecutive days during the whole spring, but I'm afraid this is the bitter end and we will have to wait for August to see the warblers coming south.

(C) 2011 David McDonlad

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