Monday, May 20, 2013
Warblers Everywhere at Springbrook
This was a rare chance to see these little warblers up close as well as high up in the trees.
This Magnolia Warbler was one of several we caught, banded, and released.
It has only taken nature about a week to catch up now that the long winter has finally let go. There seemed to be lots of insects in the trees where these warblers were feeding
Banding these transient visitors is time consuming since each bird needs data recorded and complicated identification keys are needed to assure accuracy of ID, age and sex.
It is always a great pleasure to see the warblers return in the spring from their winters in Central and South America.
They will only be here for a few days so I plan on seeing as many as possible before they have continued their migration north.
For a few, like this Red Start, their journey may be finished, since some will nest right here in Springbrook.