Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wave of migrants

A brief stop at the Fine Arts Woodlot today at UNO between classes revealed that the cold front has put some trans-Gulf migrants down in the city.  In about twenty minutes, mixed with Yellow-rumped Warblers,I found:

1 White-eyed Vireo
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Black-and-White Warblers (both male)
1 Northern Parula (male)
1 Yellow-throated Warbler (male)

It is typical for the earliest migrant waves to be dominated by males, since they arrive back on their breeding grounds the earliest in most species.

Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Pine Warblers, both of which winter at this spot, have now begun singing.


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