Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Unseasonable Yellow-throated Warbler at UNO
I would not be surprised to spy a Yellow-throated Warbler in summer in a cypress swamp outside the city, or in a shade tree anywhere within the city proper in spring or fall, when a few stop over on migration. But I was surprised to notice one on campus as I walked to my office at UNO today. It was with a small songbird flock at the northeast corner of campus, in a row of live oaks that fringe Lakeshore Drive.
Yellow-throated Warblers are rare winter visitors to southeast Louisiana, but a few usually turn up somewhere. This is my second winter record from UNO, the first being a bird that overwintered near the Fine Arts building in the early to mid 1990s.