Oh what a morning! Today was the second trip for Session 1 of Beginning Birding 2 and they were treated to much better weather than their first outing on Easter Sunday. Birds were all over, in the water, in the sky, in the trees. Migration has definitely begun.....all over the refuge we encountered large groups of Yellow-rumped Warblers in breeding plumage....both the white-throated Myrtle race........
and the yellow-throated Audubon's race.
Greater Yellowlegs were in the mudflats, a preview of shorebird migration yet to come. I didn't take my camera today but can only provide you with our hefty list of 42 species. Can't wait for next week!
Great Blue Heron
Cinnamon Teal (great bird)
Red-breasted Sapsucker (great looks for a looooong time)
Western Scrub Jay
I've been meaning to ask. Did you take those YR photos? They are awesome!
I agree, those are some of the best photos I have ever seen of the Yellow-Rumped. Way cool!
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