We took a 45-min walk through Ledges State Park this morning but things were quieter than I had hoped for. Highlights were 6 warbler species:
Other species included:
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Here is a SWAINSON'S THRUSH on the road:
If short-legged creatures turn you on, then this thing should do the trick:
Thanks to AJ who spread word about a BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK visiting her feeders today. Before we saw our target bird, this ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK posed nicely in her tree:
Around 11:30 AM, the "other" grosbeak flew into a nearby tree:
... and then flew towards the feeders:
He took another look around before going any further:
... he got ready for the final jump:
... and then landed and snuck behind this young RBGR:
... and continued to peer at us from behind the feeder while he ate:
A quick (and windy) stop at Errington Marsh yielded this FORSTER'S TERN getting some shut-eye:
Besides the tern, MARSH and SEDGE WRENS were obvious and singing loudly. A single LESSER SCAUP was on one of the ponds and BOBOLINKS were also seen on territory. Lastly, I flushed a NELSON'S/LE CONTE'S SPARROW but never could confirm which due to their sneaky spring behavior.
Back at home, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS (5) continue at our feeders along with a couple of LINCOLN'S SPARROWS. The latter has recently followed suit and taken up singing a whisper song. Pretty neat sound. I haven't seen the Palm or Yellow Warbler, Gray-cheeked Thrush, or grosbeaks/catbirds today.