Thursday morning at San Luis Park between 8-9 am, I found a male WILSON'S
WARBLER in the willows near the beginning of the boardwalk. It was
making its distinctive call repeatedly, which alerted me to its presence.
Other birds of interest: lots of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Common
Yellowthroats, Blue Grosbeaks, Black-and-white Warblers, a Pine Warbler,
1 Magnolia, 1 Wood Thrush, and 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak stick out in my mind.
I hit the sewage plant after that. Best bird was a Stilt Sandpiper among
the throngs of Least Sandpipers and Yellowlegs. No sign of Avocets
during my visit.
Still almost no warblers in the yard, but I have seen at least two
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks every day. Wood Thrush, Swainsons, Gray-cheeked
are still visiting. Although I've been hearing Flickers for a few weeks
now, they are here in force along with YBSA. The birds are especially
attracted to our large heavily seed-laden Magnolia tree.
I hope everyone has fun at the FOS meeting without me. We lost my
father-in-law this past week, and Saturday is my daughter's birthday
party; so birding won't really be a priority. Here's hoping for lots of
migrants in Apalach for everyone else.
Keep looking up,