Song Sparrow (chased away the Chestnut-Sided Warbler - bad sparrow!)
Also heard my first Prairie Warbler at BHCL on my way out.
WOW. What fun!
Magnolia Warbler (male)
(take your breath away beautiful!)
This bird winters in Central America and may fly as far as Canada before breeding. They are impressive long-distance flying creatures!
This bird also winters in Central America and as far south as northern South America. It has a much broader breeding range of almost the entire US (except for some southern states) all the way to northern Canada.
Magnolia Warbler (female)
This bird winters in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America and has a breeding range across much of the US and Canada.
Chestnut-Sided Warbler (life bird!)
All of these warblers are a temporary treat during spring migration and get many birders out of bed early. There are many other varieties I have not yet seen. The spring migration period can be very addictive and can cause some serious neck strain! Luckily, at BHCL, the apple trees are shorter and it's not as hard to enjoy the warblers! Also, the trail in the back, along the thicket line, looks down on some of the trees, so you are a bit closer to eye level to some of the birds.
and a bunny!
Nothing left but a memory of the pole barn now.
I had a new yard bird today, when a couple of American Redstarts sang in the tree out front.
For my lunch break, I thought I'd switch my attention to butterflies and walked the Sherborn Power Line trail for about half an hour.
Eastern Pine Elfin
Here's a sight I haven't seen before at the power lines. What the heck happened here?
Bird's Foot Violets
Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle