Monday, May 20, 2013

closing in on the end - Long Walk for Birds

I am closing in on the end of the  long walk, with approximately 22 miles left to go over the next few days. Storms are predicted for today, and perhaps they won't cause too many delays. I ended yesterday  at 224 miles and 156 species, with additions yesterday including Prothonotary  Warbler, White-eyed Vireo, Bobolink, Henslow's Sparrow, and Acadian Flycatcher. Another Bell's Vireo (the third for the walk) was heard and then seen, in a dry shrubby tangle. West of the village of Woodman, thanks to Barb Duerksen's excellent directions, the 6 or 7 Prothonotary Warblers seen were spectacular. Thanks again to Dick and Christine Ouren for several days of great company and assistance, and thanks for a great visit  by Joel and Patti Trick.

1 comment:

  1. ...and here I was all excited about an Indigo Bunting and five orioles at one feeder last week.

    6 or 7 Prothonotary warblers!?