Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Prothonotary Warbler explodes from the creekside pines

Getting Out
Been out a good amount lately and seeing some fine birds during this migration season. I recently returned from an all-men birding weekend on the Delmarva Peninsula. Birds were outstanding with over 20 Blue Grosbeak, four YB Chat, 15 Prothonotary Warbler, and an outstanding view of Kentucky Warbler. Just six hours to our south, this area is a treasure chest, year round, with places like Bombay Hook, Chincoteague, and Milburn Landing. We wiggled our way back home along Maryland's Eastern Shore, through the lovely towns of Oxford and Saint Michael's. I think, the only meal I did not eat crab was at breakfast.

There is still time to get out to enjoy the morning chorus of bird song and the beautiful gems of the migration. Give me a call if you would like to join me! AG

Blue Grosbeak gives a "High Four"

A Kentucky Warbler creeps through the understory
Image by Jim Sherwonit