I'll take advantage of this opportunity to remind everyone about the
VTBIRD web site (http://www.uvm.edu/~ebuford/vtbird.html). In addition
to list guidelines and instructions, this site contains links to such
resources as the Vermont Daily Field Card and eBird, both of which can
be used to answer this type of question. According to the field card,
Pine Warbler is expected in Vermont during the second week of April.
eBird would give you a more fine-grained picture of arrival dates.
You'd likely find Pine and Yellow-rumped Warblers in Red Rocks Park
right now, but it's a tad early to find it "full" of passing warblers.
On 4/18/2010 10:24 AM, Tom Jiamachello wrote:
> I was listening to two white-throated sparrows behind my condo this morning when I
> suddenly heard a high trill much like a Chipping Sparrow. I was surprised to see a Pine
> Warbler hopping from low branches onto the ground near the feeder behind my place.
> Sibley's book confirms that it sometimes "forages on the ground in suburban settings."
> It was an adult male with great coloration. It even cooperated by staying in place for up to
> 5 seconds, allowing great views as the bird was only about 25 feet away from my deck.
> Have others recorded an observation of the Pine Warbler this early before this far north in
> Vermont? I am also wondering if Red Rocks will be full of passing warblers today. Has
> anyone been there recently?
> In any case, a great find for me and a Yard Bird List first.