Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A few migrants at UNO

I stole 30 minutes to look for migrants in the woods by the Fine Arts building at UNO this morning (a tiny wooded patch).  Birds were quiet, but I managed to sleuth out:
2 Hooded Warbler
1 American Redstart (black and orange male)
1 Ovenbird
1 Kentucky Warbler
1 Worm-eating Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 White-eyed Vireo
1 probable Gray Catbird (singing softly)

In nearby shade trees were a pair of Indigo Buntings.  A UNO colleague reported 2 Summer Tanagers yesterday at the same spot, and Scarlet Tanager and Worm-eating Warbler in shade trees elsewhere on campus.  There should continue to be some songbird migrants around while the north winds hold them here.

I close with a photo of a brilliant male Summer Tanager taken recently in a backyard in Marrero, by Paul Wolf.


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