Julie McCall writes:
Decided to have an abbreviated birding outing in between rain cycles [Monday]. Went out to DeKorte Park and Disposal Road for about two hours, noon till 2 p.m.). There was a lot of activity! Full list at the end.
I mostly focused on the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve and the Kingsland Overlook.
Highlights and full list follow. (Thanks, Julie!)
– Gray Catbirds are back, just as they are in so many other places! There were plenty.
– Common Yellowthroats were present in several places. I am really fond of those little masked bandits.
– Yellow Warbler. I only saw one, in the trees along the western Transco Trail, but it was my first this year.
– Yellow-rumped Warblers have been around by the handful for a few
weeks, but today they were absolutely everywhere. I'm sure they
arrived in good numbers over the weekend.
– Forster's Terns – at least a dozen hanging out on the rail by the gazebo/flyway area, as well as flying around over the Shorebird Pool and the Teal Pool.
– Ring-necked Pheasant had been near the retention pond and flew up and over it as I came walking along.
– I had two warbler sightings that I couldn't get very good looks at so I can't confirm anything, but first impressions made me think Black-throated Blue and a Black-and-white.
DeKorte Park, noon – 2 p.m. 050310