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 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.