Sunday, May 5, 2019

Falling Rain And Falling Birds

 Every year there comes a time in May when birds are literally dripping from the trees.This weekend brought rain and with it came a storm of migrant birds.
 The warbler action really started picking up as many new species have arrived including the Prairie Warbler that has an ascending song that reminds me of a glass being filled by pitcher of water.
 I didn't have the time to count all of the Great Blue herons at their nest sights so I stopped at 75.
 Even though it was cloudy with a light rain, it still turned out to be an incredible morning of birding, seeing about 50 species  including a handful of  Wood Ducks hiding in trees.

It gets a little crazy during the month of May. While you're trying to track down the movements of one bird you notice several more in your peripheral vision moving around in the trees. It can be a  tiring but it's a nice problem to have!

1 comment:

Val Ewing said...

It must be 'fun crazy' to be able to see AND to identify all of those birds. I did not know that wood ducks sat in trees!