Saturday, April 11, 2015

Early signs: some migrants this morning

My early morning stroll along the Mississippi River levee in Harahan this morning under glowery skies and drizzle produced a few passage migrants:
3 Orchard Oriole high in a snag (adult male, one year old male, and a female)
1 Wood Thrush (singing its flute-like, resonant ee-o-lay)
1 White-eyed Vireo (singing its typical chip-weedoo-chip)

In addition, the small flock of Blue-winged Teal has grown to 5 males and 2 females. 

It will be interesting to see what reports emerge from our region today- it is often birdy when north winds (which often induce migrants arriving from a Gulf crossing to pause in our area) and rain (ditto) coincide with a weekend when birders can get afield!


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