Did the CH bird count this morning. Well, half of it, anyway. I stopped when I realized that despite a liberal coating of SPF 30 I was quickly becoming a rotisserie chicken. So I boogied after about only 4 hours.
Birding was slow today, for migration season. Even though I accompanied quite elite birders, there just weren't many birds out. Nonetheless, I got a good look at a number of migrating warblers and sparrows.
White throated Sparrow
Slightly meh but first of the years
Red-eyed vireos (galore)
White-eyed vireo (nest!!)
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher
Black and White Warbler
Northern Parula (Great long look of it singing)
Possible Lifers (Lost my Sibley's and thus lost my life list)
Prairie Warbler (Fabulous song!)
There were a ton more seen but not heard, including Blackpoll Warblers. I've probably forgotten quite a few as well.
Swamp Sparrow photo courtesy of the Smithsonian National Zoo.