WAFFLES & WARBLERS wrap-up. May 15, 2019. Perfect weather, lots of birds, and fantastic waffles & sausages! ‘Nuf said? Clinton’s group and Sparky’s group combined to find 93 species from 6am (31 degrees) to Noon (63 degrees, sunny, calm).
We then met at the McDavitt Town Hall in Zim for conversation, waffles, and the list compilation. Huge thanks to Nancy Fisher, Sarah Beaster and Gene Ollila for preparing the yummy food!
Bird highlights included 16 species of warblers including a couple Cape May’s, Northern Waterthrush at Welcome Center, Northern Parula, Magnolia, and Black-throated Green. Other fun species included the still-dancing Sharp-tailed Grouse, Wilson’s Snipe on a railroad track rail, calling Barred Owl, first Eastern Kingbird, Blue-headed Vireo, magpies, Sedge Wrens, Wood Thrush, 10 species of sparrows including White-crowned and LeConte’s (that didn’t want to show itself…but sang a lot), singing Western Meadowlark along Poplar Road fields, Bobolink, Baltimore Oriole, Sora and we even saw a pair of Virginia Rails!