Sunday, May 4, 2014

Still birds in my hood today

The unusual wealth of migrants that has graced the New Orleans area since the last front were still in evidence in Old Jefferson today, where my back yard and environs held Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Summer and Scarlet Tanagers, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Gray Catbird, Swainson's Thrush, and a distant song that was pretty surely a Magnolia Warbler.

A Mississippi Kite is again building a nest in its usual spot- the neighbor's sycamore behind my house.  That nest failed last year, so it is interesting to see they have not given up on it.

Some bold echoes are turning up on the radar tonight, probably an exodus of our migrant songbirds under the tailwind, which turned southwesterly at 6 pm; no front appears to be approaching in the next week (sigh).


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