Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bird Migration Ramping Up

Yesterday morning Wisconsin birders had their first warbler fall-out of the season with 20+ warbler species in one morning. By the time I got off of work, the wind was blowing at crazy gusts and I was lucky to come up with 4 warbler species in the Lake Mills area. Funny how work gets in the way of spring migration.

Tonight I made a quick drive to Faville Grove Sanctuary as part of my scouting efforts for the Madison Area Audubon's Big Day birding competition. Found my first-of-the-year White-crowned sparrows which seem to be moving through in high numbers. 

Tree swallows were 'gettin' busy' bondage style.

I also found some stunning Ring-necked Pheasants in the expanse of prairie habitat.

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