After last Saturday's wave that brought 14 warbler species to my yard, I've been keeping an eye out for a repeat performance. Although most of the days earlier this week brought only a handful of individuals of just a couple of species, on Friday it looked like the floodgates were opening up again.
As soon as I got home from work, just after 10 AM, I could see lots of activity in the trees, I grabbed my camera and binoculars and sorted through the 20 or so songbirds feasting mostly on small caterpillars that were in my oaks. This first wave was about 90% Nashville Warblers with a couple of Tennessees mixed in.
That group cleared out around 10:30 and a second influx ensued at the top of the hour, This group had 4 or 5 each of Nashvilles, Magnolias and Black-throated Greens with again a couple of Tennessees and one Black and White Warbler. They stayed until 11:40 and were the last large group of the day.
|Black-Throated Green Warbler|