16 May 2011

Another BWWA

A quick noon walk through Brookside Park in Ames yielded 16 species of warblers:

Orange-crowned Warbler - 2
Tennessee Warbler - 5
Blue-winged Warbler - 1
Nashville Warbler - 10
Yellow Warbler - 10
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 3
Magnolia Warbler - 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2
Palm Warbler - 1

Blackpoll Warbler - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 4

American Redstart - 1
Ovenbird - 1
Mourning Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 5
Wilson's Warbler - 4


Gray-cheeked Thrush - 1
Swainson's Thrush - 4

If you aren't familiar with where Brookside Park is located, here is a map:

View Brookside Park in a larger map

I was surprised by having another BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, this one also singing away:

One of the boldest and most inquisitive warbler species in the woods these days are MAGNOLIA WARBLERS:

This warbler is the opposite; the shy and skulking MOURNING WARBLER:

It had been a week or two since I had last seen a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER but today yielded two of them:

There were some thrushes around including this GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH enjoying the shade:

This SWAINSON'S THRUSH gave me a better look:

 If you fancy yourself a pro with empids, tell me what these are.  In the meantime, I think they're a "Traill's" Flycatcher (Alder or Willow):

Lastly, I was lucky to look up at the right time from my porch at home to see this high-flying OSPREY migrating north:

I thought the OSPREY could be the tip of the iceberg so I sat and watched the skies for a couple of minutes but no kites, only a BANK SWALLOW which was also a yard bird.  +2.