Friday, March 7, 2014

Junco and Palm Warbler in Lafreniere Park

Two slightly odd sightings today, in the same small flock with Yellow-rumped Warblers  in Lafreniere Park in Metairie.

The "Western" Palm Warbler is odd for being in manicured park habitat- usually they are in unkempt weedy/scrubby growth in our area.  I first saw this bird about a week ago, so it seems to be hanging around the area despite its odd habitat.

The Dark-eyed Junco was unexpected because they are a bit hard to come by south of Lake Pontchartrain, and seem to most often occur at the start of the winter.

Both were in the area just beyond the far end of the boardwalk, where the walkways are arranged in a circular pattern.

Good birding!


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