This morning at 7 am I noticed a Mississippi Kite perched on a wire crossing the Mississippi River levee in Harahan. My first of the spring- they will be common in residential areas within a few weeks.
Also surprising were 28 White-faced/Glossy Ibis commuting past, headed southeast- very unusual this far into the city.
The batture was busy with migrants this morning; I noted these without leaving the walkway:
1 singing Yellow-throated Vireo
1 singing Red-eyed Vireo
15 Indigo Bunting
2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak (sitting quietly in tall snags)
4 Orchard Oriole