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).