Between 6:00 and 6:300 this morning over 2,000 Red-winged Blackbirds, predominantly females, lifted off in groups of 100-300 from the marsh at Troy Meadows. 600 Common Grackles did likewise. All the birds flew in a northeast direction.
Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers are numerous in the right habitats with Pine Warblers a distant third. Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Brown Thrashers and Eastern Towhees are hard to miss at the current time.
The BirdCast forecast for the week of April 17-24 is here.
A Black-crowned Night-Heron was refound at Jefferson Road Pond today after an absence of a two weeks. Of course, it is not certain it is the same individual (Julie Buechner).
Melanie Lane Wetlands had 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Blue-winged Teal, 13 Wilson’s Snipe in view and Green-winged Teal.
Glenhurst Meadows had Solitary Sandpiper and Eastern Meadowlark this afternoon (Jeff Ellerbusch).
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