Took all of last week off with dreams of apple blossoms and brightly colored warblers dancing in the early morning sunshine... Ha!
Yesterday, waterlogged and weary after 8 mornings in a row of birding amidst clouds and drizzle (or worse) I arose to a clear, sunny morning - the only one in my 9 days off. I stepped out into my yard (Brigham Hill in Essex)and a world of warblers. The big payoff! From 7-8am sitting in an Adirondack chair below my NE facing sugarbush:
BLACK THRTD GREEN
BLACK THRTD BLUE
Then, from 8-9 am in an old apple orchard on the N slope of BH, more new species for the morning:
B+W (heard only)
Finally, back in the yard (chasing another B+W),
Couldn't believe it, there seemed to be warblers everywhere! Of course, by 10 it was pouring rain again... ;)
* Notable in my location this year are particularly high numbers of Black Thrtd Greens, Parulas, Magnolias and Nashvilles.
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Brennan
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 9:20 AM
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Subject: [VTBIRD] Scarlet Tanagers at Red Rocks
As a part of a somewhat rain-diminished Bird-a-thon on Saturday, my wife and
I had all time great views of three Scarlet Tanagers in the same tree.
While at Delta Park in 50 degree drizzle, we were surprised to find a Ruby
Throated Humingbird zipping around.