If one was in the Great Swamp NWR this morning, an element of nature was evident: Yellow Warblers are everywhere. 30, 35, 40, pick a tally for Pleasant Plains Road. The number would still be shy of an actual total.
And they are not alone. Gray Catbirds seem to have snuck in through the night as well. Not in the same abundance as the Yellow Warblers, but certainly more than were at the Swamp the day before.
As for migrants, wait until tomorrow, Sunday. The weekly forecast from BirdCast is here.
It was not a stellar migration day. Even still, Chimney Rock managed the following: Eastern Kingbird, White-eyed Vireo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Wood Thrush (12), Gray Catbird (17), Ovenbird (4), Worm-eating Warbler, Black-andwhite Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting and Purple Finch (Jeff Ellerbusch).
Lord Stirling Park was active with Ovenbird, Blue-winged Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Purple Finches, etc. (Dave Hall).
Melanie Lane Wetlands had Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Killdeer, 2 Great Egrets and a Great Blue Heron this morning.
Fish Tract had 2 Solitary Sandpipers and 2 Great Blue Herons.
The following photos by Chuck Hantis are from Loantaka Brook Reservation on April 30.
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