|Yellow Warbler Couple|
It goes without saying that the tree swallows are in abundance but so were the yellow warblers! At first, I thought there was just one, but as I walked around it was clear there were several. It's so nice to hear them singing their "sweet" song!
Their were song sparrows, white-throated sparrows, lots of robins, a cardinal, house finches, titmice, a house wren, a blackbird couple, chickadees and a house sparrow. Gulls few overhead, and later a beautiful blue heron. In the large crabapple tree at the beginning of the path to the upper gardens was a male yellow-rump looking quite splendiferous. Turned out there were a lot of them today.
The river was very active with Savannah sparrows, white-throated sparrows, chipping sparrows,
mourning doves, blue jays and cardinals etc.
Woodcock meadow turned out to be somewhat of a hot spot. As we were looking at Savannah's and juncos on the ground, Jonathan was saying that he heard palm warblers have been seen elsewhere. No sooner had he said that, then one appeared
There were several yellow-rumps in the meadow as well and there must have been at least 4 palms. A flicker was seen as well as a downy with it's red, white and black that was quite striking in the pink apple blossoms.
And when I got home I was greeted by a house wren in my yard. What a lovely ending to a great morning!