Friday, May 8, 2009

A Week of Finals, A Summer of Wyoming

The week after our big day was finals week for Indiana University. Now it is finally over and I was able to catch up with the birds over the past day and a half. I had a couple of first of year birds which were Eastern Wood-Pewee and Bay-breasted Warbler. Both of these along with about 25 species of warblers were at my favorite park during spring migration, Eagle Creek Park. After birding at Eagle Creek and doing a few errands I went home to find some migrants in the yard. I found Common Yellowthroat, Yellow, Blackpoll, Nashville, and Wilson's Warblers. I also had Indigo Bunting, Red-headed Woodpecker, and both Blue-headed and Warbling Vireos. We also have a at least five Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Gray Catbird, and Baltimore Orioles visiting the feeders. I now have one last morning to experience Indiana warbler migration. Tomorrow after birding I will be heading to the Black Hills of South Dakota for training with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and then will be on my way to working in Wyoming.

I'll try to post regularly while I am out there.
Eric

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