Sunday, April 21, 2013

Kinglets singing from every thicket

Ruby-crowned kinglet, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA
The first real warbler fall-out of the year, plus massive numbers of ruby-crowned kinglets. They were singing everywhere (regrettably, the morning wind was a bit much for good recordings).
Yellow-rumpedwarbler, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA
As for warblers, mostly yellow-rumps, some singing brightly.
Palm warbler, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA
Plus a few palms, and my first black & white of the year. Here we go!

3 comments:

Chris Rich said...

Yellow Rumps and Palms are the scouts of the neotropical wave.

I have the Innermost House at Ipswich River reserved for a mid May day, should be interesting.

Peter Oehlkers said...

Mid May indeed! I wonder if the prothonotary will show this year.

Chris Rich said...

This is when places like the Hellcat Swamp trail at Parker River NWR comes into its own.

That back dune scrub habitat aligns well with the flyway.