migrants starting to move!
It is great finding Trilliums again!
Migrants are starting to move through the area! Yesterday evening I heard and saw my first Yellow-rumped Warbler (CHECK) for 2007. When I had first heard the butter butt, I had thought it could have been a Yellow-throated Warbler since they do have a some what similar song!! It appears the YTWA’s have not made it back yet and will be my next quest in locating!! I was happy to have followed many Pine Warblers around yesterday (although they wouldn’t let me photograph them so high up along the tree tops). So many places to go, so many bird sounds around me and yesterday I found myself taking my truck to the shop for some work! Uggg!
This morning while heading to work I had a Brown Thrasher lurking around the shrubs. It wasn’t too cooperative in letting me photograph it and only wish I had more time for a better shot (was starting to run late for work)!! Followed it around and then realized that I wasn’t following one but two thrashers (very cool)! Coming home in the evening, I had found both birds hanging out in the same shrubs! But… wait that’s not the sound of a thrasher! 1 … 2 … 3!! There had been only two Thrashers here in morning, looking closer and hearing the towheeee call again! Sweet a female Eastern Towhee (also brown), first for 2007 (CHECK).
Ruby-crowned Kinglet hiding in the shadows!
Before heading home after work, I made a short detour for a quick hike up towards Bridal Falls. I hiked up the road and thinking to my self “hmm, hadn’t heard any Blue-headed Vireos yet”!! Stopped walking and started listening to all the bird songs around me!! Sure enough, there is one!! CHECK, Blue-headed Vireo!! Guess sometimes we need to stop what we are doing and just listen to what is around us. Lucky I heard not only one but 4 different Blue-headed Vireos today. I waited at bridal falls for about 10 minutes in the area where I have heard the Louisiana Waterthrush so many times before; (CHECK) finally heard my Waterthrush and also the vireo that I have been after for the past week. I just love this time of the year! About time they arrive!!