Waiting for Warblers and Sparrows

By , April 30, 2012 5:04 pm
Tennessee Warbler

Tennessee Warbler 4/26/12

April was a disappointment. We had a rush of birds coming in during the middle of March until the end. That coincided with unexectedly warm weather. 35 birds made their first appearance for 2012 in March. We expected more for April. We were hoping to get a larger group of Wood Warblers earlier than we did. We had only 3 early Warblers: the Yellow-rumped, the Yellow and the Tennessee. April 2011 had been a very good birding month, April 2012 only brought 14 new birds.

Lark Sparrow

Lark Sparrow 4/25/12

That does not mean we weren’t busy. We saw about 29 birds per day. We did have one new bird (new for us anyway). We saw a Lark Sparrow in Lake Maria State Park on 4/25/12.

Last fall we setup a second post for a Bluebird house and it appears that we have a breeding pair this year. Now that May is at hand we are expecting a very busy month.

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Brown Thrasher 4/23/12

Brown Thrasher

Osprey 4/24/12


White-throated Sparrow 4/29/12

White-throated Sparrow

One Response to “Waiting for Warblers and Sparrows”

  1. Shawnne says:

    I agree that April was rather disappointing for birds. Today is the first day of May. We’ve had bad storms today and with that, some new birds have come in. This morning we saw a White-crowned Sparrow! We have just witnessed a Yellow-headed Blackbird at our feeder. Jerry will post a picture on here probably tonight. Wow! What a gorgeous bird!

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