Sunday, May 12, 2013

Grounded Warblers

On Saturday, Erika strolled in the East Unit of the Cannon Valley Wilderness Area. The weather was chilly (50 degrees F.) and extremely windy (40 mph gusts). This weather resulted in our finding nine warbler species, many feeding on the ground. On top of that, most of the forest trees lacked leaves, leaving the warblers little opportunity to hide. Here are three of the species we observed:
American Redstart
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler

1 comment:

  1. We were in the west unit on Sunday -- we also saw redstarts, black-throated greens and a black-and-white.