It was an amazing long weekend of birding. On Day One, Saturday, we started off by making an afternoon trip to Mitchell to see what was happening at the Wetlands since our last visit. There were lots of songbirds, although many were heard but not seen! We started out by heading around the ponds and then took a quick hike through the woods because they sounded so full of birds. Oh, and of course, the trillium were blooming too.
There were a good number of wading birds including Plovers, Kildeer, Yellowlegs and Dunlin. I’m still working on identifying the differences. It was exciting to see the Dunlins and a Spotted Sandpiper among others!
Spotted Sandpiper & friend
Heading into the woods we could hear a Rose Breasted Grosbeak singing away. I finally caught sight of it! The woods were full of song and birds flitting about. Lots of Northern Flickers, Baltimore Orioles and many others that we couldn’t actually see.
Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker