This is the last of the fallout warblers from Tuesday morning but I have added a few more to my migration sightings, so I will have to round those up next. I suspect that after feasting most if not all the warblers I encountered on Tuesday resumed their journey to their breeding grounds, with no interruption from the weather to slow them down. And some of the Yellow Warblers will be staying.
There were only a few Black-throated Green Warblers.
Warbling Vireos are abundant but will not be so easy to see once the leaves take over.
The White-breasted Nuthatches have been noticeably quiet, so I can’t count them until I see them.
There was still enough water left in the fluddle for the two Solitary Sandpipers that were hanging out,
Scarlet Tanagers are always noticeable. I have seen them several times this season so I will be back with more captures.
Remember Palm Warblers? I think they are probably all gone but there were still several on Tuesday.
A few more of the last Palm Warblers…
Here’s the female Blackpoll Warbler that Vera identified after it snuck in with the Palms. Thanks, Vera!
A warbler I don’t see very often, a Northern Waterthrush, is a likely bird around the river.
Below is the last Pine Warbler I saw. They were earlier than other species but now are considered late. According to my Sibley app this is a likely first-year female.
Gray Catbirds have been very easy to see this spring. They’ve been quite vocal too.
Finally there’s food for flycatchers.
There were two Eastern Kingbirds sallying for prey from high perches over the river that day.
It was nice to see a couple Cedar Waxwings. While I once say them kiting for insects in large numbers, more likely I will see them congregating in fruiting trees later.
I’m always up for a Blue Jay if it’s sitting still.
I will be back with more warblers and other species as spring migration continues. In a way I am thankful things have slowed down a bit.