Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Wave of Warblers and More

There was a large increase in diversity and numbers over the weekend.  Many new species made it across the Gulf of Mexico on Friday and Saturday nights.  Orchard Orioles were in small flocks throughout the chenier and many large flocks of migrants were quickly moving through the trees.  The highlight was catching a few Cerulean Warblers!  Hopefully the next wave comes soon as the last wave has moved out and there are very few birds around.

A male Cerulean Warbler-definitely one of the highlights of the season so far
A Blue-winged Warbler with some pollen on his head