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Gillian Smits
Tue, May 4, 2021 12:12 AM

It was a fabulous birding off my deck day with 30 species observed!  This evening there was a push of migrants during the pouring rain and I saw a steady stream of dozens of birds flying in the same direction through the woods and above the tree line.  It was amazing to see so many birds fly through!

FOY wood thrush, and a second male ruby throated hummingbird arrived today, as well as a FOY Baltimore oriole.  Warblers included Louisiana waterthrush, Black and white, Northern parula, my resident Pine warbler  and many Yellow rumps.  A Ruby crowned kinglet was also present, as well as my red breasted nuthatch which has been here since the 31st August last year, and a pair of house wrens that have returned and are already nesting in my bird box that they nested in last year.

I still had a single junco around which was unexpected as they haven’t been around here for a while.  And a pair of Cooper’s hawks which must have a nest nearby  and visit on a regular basis, were calling to each other.

I am hoping that this is a sign of more good things to come tomorrow!

Gillian
Avon

It was a fabulous birding off my deck day with 30 species observed! This evening there was a push of migrants during the pouring rain and I saw a steady stream of dozens of birds flying in the same direction through the woods and above the tree line. It was amazing to see so many birds fly through! FOY wood thrush, and a second male ruby throated hummingbird arrived today, as well as a FOY Baltimore oriole. Warblers included Louisiana waterthrush, Black and white, Northern parula, my resident Pine warbler and many Yellow rumps. A Ruby crowned kinglet was also present, as well as my red breasted nuthatch which has been here since the 31st August last year, and a pair of house wrens that have returned and are already nesting in my bird box that they nested in last year. I still had a single junco around which was unexpected as they haven’t been around here for a while. And a pair of Cooper’s hawks which must have a nest nearby and visit on a regular basis, were calling to each other. I am hoping that this is a sign of more good things to come tomorrow! Gillian Avon