The best bird at Emma McCarthy Lee Park in Ames this morning was a singing ACADIAN FLYCATCHER. I wondered if I would find one there this spring but I wasn't betting on it. I even toyed around and recorded it via my phone.
Otherwise, I tallied 15 species of warblers and 5 species of vireos:
Orange-crowned Warbler (1)
Northern Waterthrush (1)
Mourning Warbler (2, 1 singing)
Canada Warbler (5, 1 has been singing constantly from the same spot for more than a week now)
Red-eyed, Philadelphia (1), Warbling, Yellow-throated, and Blue-headed Vireo (1).
Also Swainson's Thrush (4)
Here is one of the MOURNING WARBLERS from this morning:
We're only 10 or so days away from this ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER being on the late-side:
The park has been very reliable for PHILADELPHIA VIREOS this spring. Here is another one: