May 172013
 
Yellow Warbler (Karl Egressy)

Yellow Warbler (Karl Egressy)

Butterflying is still slow but I did pick up my FOY Olympia Marbles (3 on Devil’s 4 Mile Rd) and Juvenal’s Duskywing (1 on Devil’s 4 Mile Rd, 4 on Sandy Lake Rd, 1 on FR 83). The trip was more notable for warblers with Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Pine Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and both Blue-winged Warbler and Golden-winged Warbler seen\heard in several places on Cty Rd 44, Hubble Rd, and Cty Rd 46. The latter two warblers both sang their regular songs and their alternate songs. I have heard the Golden-winged sing the alternate several times before but never the Blue-winged. Other noteworthy bird sightings were Great Crested Flycatcher, Blue-winged Teal (pair), Red-eyed-, Warbling and Blue-headed Vireos, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Scarlet Tanager, Winter Wren, Least Flycatcher, and Broad-winged Hawk. Two Groundhogs, two Northern Water Snakes, Midland Painted Turtles, and a large Snapping Turtle were also seen.

Observer: Tony Bigg