Dennis led a great walk, I stuck it out through 9:30 which was perfect for adding a Northern Parula and Yellow Warbler to my year list, bringing me up to 151 species. I hope they had some other great finds after I departed.
For the portion of the walk I was on, great excitement came for an early yellow warbler and a yellow throated warbler:
|First looks at the yellow warbler on Duck Island. Poking around in the low shrubs and stumps.|
|Then we caught the yellow warbler on the island near LeFrak. So yellow, so over exposed in the morning sun.|
|Then we went over to the terrace bridge to find not one, but two yellow-throated warblers. From atop the bridge we were treated to eye-level and birds-eye view of birds.|
|Along with the butter butts and ruby-crowned kinglets, this bird was busy looking for insects.|
|We also heard them sing and learned it's song is similar to the yellow warbler, but a bit slurred.|
|I think we were being watched too.|
|I love a chance to see this birds eye so clearly, iris and pupil. It gave us great looks coming really close to our group.|
Brooklyn Bird Club walk, most are free! Check their schedule and jump onboard, there is much to learn from the leaders and those who participate in the walk.