I haven’t hit any hot spots yet, but have started seeing a few migrant birds downtown. Tuesday morning I rescued a young Wood Thrush on my way to work. I visited Lake Shore East Park on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. At that location I have perhaps seen only seven warbler species so far, American Redstart, Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Ovenbird, Chestnut-Sided Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, Tennessee Warbler and Wilson’s Warbler, with the Wilson’s being the most frequent. On Tuesday there were a few flycatchers, the most cooperative being a young Yellow-Bellied.
Below, a couple photos of the Black-and-White Warbler from Wednesday.
Also on Wednesday, a Nashville Warbler, most completely seen on the sidewalk.
A couple more pictures of the Wilson’s Warbler below.
The Common Grackles have been congregating all week, eating acorns and bathing in the water features.
At least it appears they are trying to eat the acorns.
I will be back soon. I’ve been busy, and the weather has been hot and muggy. The longer days must be getting to me, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed. But we are fortunate enough to have some cooler, drier weather this weekend and I plan to take advantage of it Sunday morning.
Nice shots Lisa! 🙂
That last shot tickles my fancy.
Me too. I knew Grackles were master peanut-crackers but I had no idea they tackled acorns. Although that bird looked like he had no idea either.
Love all of your photos. The Wilson’s Warbler has always been one of my favorites. I only saw a Black and White once. And that was for about 5 seconds, but I got the shot. Would like to see one again.
Thanks, Bob! I will keep trying to send a Black-and-White Warbler your way. 🙂