Another trip to Fort Desoto Park to look for migrating birds. The first thing I found was a squirrel being cute on the agave plant. I was hoping there would be birds on those plants but no, I find a squirrel.
Cape May warblers were still around. I found both females and males.
I also found a northern parula and a blackpoll warbler (I hadn’t seen one of those in several years).
An osprey was checking me out making sure I wasn’t going to steal his fish.
Cormorants were diving for fish around the fishing pier.
It was a slow dolphin morning but I did manage to find one.
The starlings and nanday parakeets were fighting over wire space in the parking lot.
My first blackpoll warbler with a berry in his mouth.
Another blackpoll getting ready to eat.
My second sighting of a cape may warbler.
Another female something?
Spring migration was winding down but I had heard there were still a few more birds at Fort Desoto so I headed down there after work one night in late April. I had about an hour and a half before dark so I stayed in one place to see what I could find there. I was at the mulberry bushes with several other people. Everyone was looking for the black whiskered vireo that had been sighted there for several days. No luck that night on the vireo but I did get some other first sightings in. There were several pale yellow birds there and everyone had different opinions about what female they were. After studying the hundreds of pages of these female warblers in my Stokes Birding Guide, I gave up. Any id’s would be appreciated.