The Cusp of Spring Migration

Palm Warbler

You can feel them coming . . . birds are moving north.  Our friends in High Island, Texas reported 23 different warblers yesterday.  Further north the mid-Atlantic hummingbird feeders are mobbed by Ruby-throated Hummers.

But in Maine, we are just feeling the tip of the spear with early arrivers like Palm and Pine Warblers; a variety of sparrows; Great Egrets and Blue Herons . . . the onslaught should hit in the next couple weeks.

Of course we are very anxious and every early sighting jumps us in the car.

A Prothonotary Warbler sighting on Thursday yielded a Great Blue Heron, Flickers and Mergansers

A Blue-headed Vireo sighting on Friday yielded Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs

A Black and White Warbler sighting today yielded a Bald Eagle.

Of course if you always got the bird you were looking for it wouldn’t be any fun.

Our year list is up to 204 a count that has been moving up about one bird a day . . . should explode in a week or two.

Spread the word. Share this post!

Leave Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Download the Free Big Year Birding App

Big Year Birding
USA & Canada
iOS

Big Year Birding
Great Britain
iOS









Big Year Birding
USA & Canada
Android

Big Year Birding
Great Britain
Android






Download the Free Big Year Birding App
Bitnami