Friday, May 15, 2015
Marsh wren firehouse
Top bird honors that I was looking for all week on the lake belongs to Rob Bate. His report of a rare CLIFF SWALLOW in the Lower Lulllwater completes Prospect ' s swallow species bonanza : BARN,TREE,NORTHERN ROUGH WINGED,BANK,PURPLE MARTIN & now CLIFF. A high note for the park 2015 year.
Bird activity in Prospect has seen the same pattern all spring. Scattered reports of a minimal migration that doesn't excite this seasoned birder used to much more action .We have to work harder and with far more patience than in the past. It's one of those off springs for birds,hopefully an aberration .
I had a few warblers on my lunch hour in the Peninsula. Hearing from Jane Chelius of a WILSONS in the cove,I investigated and instead found a wonderful looking BAY BREASTED above the road Y fork. I heard that BLACKPOLLS are prominent today,of which i did see one. A birder I met for the first time,Richard mentioned he had 13 species warblers,good diversity but again very small numbers.
Supposedly rain is predicted tomorrow and possibly south wind afterwards. Will there be birds on the way?