I could hear all kinds of new birds singing as soon as I entered the woods. For those wanting to see warblers, the best way is to learn your songs. I could hear Cerulean Warblers, Yellow Warbler, Prairie Warblers and Blue-winged Warblers. I was just inside the deeper woods, with edge habitat just up from me. I went back to the edge of the woods and field.
I could see two Prairie Warblers in my vicinity. They were very active feeding and singing.
Aren't I cute?
I could watch and listen to them all day! Hearing Blue-winged Warblers nearby - bee-bzzzzzzzzz. Love that sound. They tend to be a little more shy than the Prairie Warblers. I was able to catch a quick look at one.
Up it flew, then gone.
Time to go deep into the woods to see what I can see. I heard and then seen a Louisiana Waterthrush singing down by the creek.
While not all colorful and flashy, I love their song and tail bobbing.
While I was watching the waterthrush, I could see some bright red in a buckeye tree across the creek. It is the kind of red that is more vibrant than a cardinal. It must be a tanager. My FOY Scarlet Tanager male!
It flew down and took a quick bath in the creek before vanishing in the canopy.
At about 3-4pm, the birds quit singing and became less active. I could stay out all day.
The new arrivals aren't just deep in the woods. The Eastern Kingbirds have been back for a few days now as well. Love them.
Wild Turkeys are also gobbling. I have heard them about every stop while out during the early mornings. Here is a tom that I spotted chasing some hens on the side of the road. Taken out the car window.
Now all I have to do is find some more time to get outside during my favorite time of year. As the weather gets warmer, it seems harder to find time to get out birding. Get outside!Tweet