First Warbler of the Season!

After a week of cold wet weather, the forecast for today was warm and dry.  It actually reached about 15 degrees Celsius. But at 6am it was still around minus 10 degrees Celsius .  My hands and feet were cold but it was definitely worth it.  I saw the first warbler of the season! A yellow-rumped warbler. But not just that, I got a great view of a ruby-crowned kinglet including seeing it flash its red cap! It sure helps not to have any leaves out.  I also saw a thrush sneaking about then lost it, later on my way back it was singing.  my first Hermit Thrush of the season!  Apart from these highlights there were also many more than the usual birds about.

Here is my list for my morning walk from 6:30am to 8am on April 24th 2020. I was just north of the park in Sutton.

  • American Crow
  • American Goldfinch
  • American Robin
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Blue Jay
  • Eastern Phoebe (heard it, did not see it)
  • European Starling
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Mallard
  • Northern Flicker
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • Ruffed Grouse (heard it, did not see it)
  • Song Sparrow
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

Total of 28 species! Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be even warmer!

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