I headed to Prospect based on reports, and while I saw no Cerulean Warbler or White Crowned Sparrow, I did see a bunch of other warblers, including a Nashville. I also found happiness in visiting the Vale as birds were down low and easy to view as they bathed, fed, and hunted for insects.
After hearing a report of the cerulean, I ran from the Vale back to Lookout (where I began -- and my official final run before the half marathon) I came up empty handed - but got that Nashville and a Magnolia warbler instead.
|A black-throated-blue warbler atop Lookout Hill, the only blue colored warbler in my day today.|
|A kestrel in my favorite type of tree (Tulip Poplar) overlooking the Neathermead.|
|A little Chipmunk on my way to the Vale.|
|A small mudpuddle attracted bathers- including this cardinal. I also saw a redstart, parula, yellow-rumped, and robins coming down to the ground to bathe.|
|Really enjoyed seeing so many Baltimore Orioles in the vale. This one has a beak covered in pollen as it feeds from flower to flower-- another great pollinator!|
|I ADORE these guys!|
|And oh yeah, catbirds. Everywhere.|