Monday, May 18, 2015
A good strategy in staying put. I was rewarded with my only second and third spring CANADA WARBLERS. Working through the edge pool shrubs ,first a female then a gorgeous male, both CANADAS awarded me much time viewing them. As much what wasn't there at the Vale, it was a good moment to relish.
Other warbler activity was just one good pocket above the Lower Pool back gate in midafternoon.There I ran into Karen Ohearn who stayed at that spot previously and was able to count up to eight warbler species. I happened along after work and enjoyed a spectacular looking though high up male BAY BREASTED WARBLER in a giant oak; Such intense bay coloring on its flanks.BLACKPOLLS shot around in the oak canopy.
On our way home , we passed the Binnen Creek just after the Nethermead bridge. A few COMMON YELLOWTHROATS were accompanied by a quick moving WHITE EYED VIREO.
There was a moment I enjoyed during my work time getting new plants in our Nursery Propsite area. Looking up at a hovering bird, it turned out to be an AMERICAN KESTREL above the Litchfield Villa woods. It's nice to see those breeding birds making their summer home in the neighborhood.
I thought I should mention also Karen and I watched an OSPREY soaring over the boathouse bridge. It might be the local bird hunting the good prospective fish.