22nd April – East Rock warblers

A chilly morning at East Rock didn’t bode well for migrants, but as soon as I walked over the covered bridge, a cracking little Black-and White slinked around the nearest tree, giving awesome views!

Black 'n White Warbler - a crippler!! A "streaky" throat and brown-washed primaries hint that this bird may be a SY male..

A small flurry of Palms and Yellow-rumped’ s were along the river trail with a single safforn male Yellow Warbler singing at the “corner”. A few Ruby-crowned Kinglets and a couple of “chayying” Blue-grey Gnatcatchers provided birds to watch. Another few weeks and the leaves will be on the trees, but for now, any migrants are uncloaked and visible.

I am leading a walk tomorrow at East Rock (see previous post for details) as part of Sunrise Birding, so if you haven’t registered please do or just turn up and let me know.


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