Monday, October 14, 2013

Migrants in a Katrina lot

Today I stopped by a shotgun-sized Katrina lot in Gentilly near UNO, that is overgrown with scrubby growth, tallows, and ragweed.  I have been checking it regularly for a few years now.

Today's visit produced the most birds there so far this fall- surprising given the lack of recent frontal activity.  Eleven Indigo Buntings, three Blue Grosbeaks, a White-eyed Vireo, and a Brown Thrasher.  Also, a Cardinal was present- quite likely my first ever there (Katrina-flooded residential areas in Orleans Parish are now essentially Cardinal-free).

Good birding,


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