Overcast and wet at Rondeau

20 May

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.

Hi Allen

Hi Allen


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.

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