Thurs 4/28 11:30 - 1:30
Yellow-rumped warbler numbers dwindling from last week but still hanging in there yesterday, at least a dozen seen along the canal. None along the beach edge or beginning of the lake trailhead, but in a semi-clearing at the back (south) side of the Lake, there were dozens, best guess 3 doz.. Highlights were a Louisiana Waterthrush, black-throated blue, and an osprey.
Other birds of note seen:Hermit thrush 6Northern Flicker 2Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4Yellow-rumps (best guess) 60
Osprey 1black & white warbler 1palm warbler 6titmouse 4
Fri 4/29 noon - 2:15
Yellow-rump sightings way down from yesterday, (possibly due to the late start and warmer weather), and much more widely dispersed than prev visits, a half dozen were seen along the canal, then none until I reach the back side of the lake. This time I walked towards the marshy area leading to "Area C", where there were a dozen or so noisy RW blackbirds. The Yellowrumps were seen through-out this area as well.
Other Birds of note seen:white-throated sparrows 12Osprey 1Hermit thrush 6Yellow-rumps (best guess) 35Kingfisher 1
Also seen both days were robins, phoebes, crows, swallows on the lake too far to identify, canada geese (2) and chickadees.
At home (Mt Tabor) I saw my FOY rose-breasted grosbeak!
Happy Birding! Pam