Despite the cool, overcast and wet day, my friend, Bob, and I got off to a fairly start to do a little birding in Rondeau. We arrived around 9:30. There were not a lot of birders in the park. A couple of cars here, a few more there. We headed to the Pony Barn first. A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER has been reported in that area and we wanted to try for it. And we heard and saw this beautiful little warbler. We wandered around there for a while. We saw a few other species of warbler in the area too. But as we heading away from there, driving towards the maintenance building, we were able to get a good, long look at a MOURNING WARBLER..
Next we took our time on the Tulip Tree Trail. Again, we saw more warblers, But nothing unusual. Redstarts, Chestnut-sided, Yellow-throats, Parulas, Maggies, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, YELLOWS and Black-throated Blues were the warblers we saw. And not a lot of these either. Except the YELLOWS!!!!!!!
Then we headed over to the Spicebush Trail. This is the first time this year that I have walked the Spicebush.
Thrushes put on a pretty show. All except Hermit. At one point we were very close to a Wood Thrush and watched for quite a while as this bird repeatedly sang. Such a nice song.
Eastern Pewees were numerous today.
We headed back home mid-afternoon. I have mentioned it before, but I always hate leaving the park. I always feel there are trails not walked and birds not seen.