Be careful what you wish for, they say. There can always be wide swings in temperature and rainfall here in the Midwest. Our two day rainfall total was over 4" by 10:00 this morning, and more storms are on the way.
Birds have been busy here this past week. Yellow-rumped Warblers and White-throated Sparrows are still here fueling up for the next leg of their journeys.
A Ruby-crowned Kinglet got close and personal with "the bubble". This bird is most likely a female since it didn't flash a ruby crown. It had a great time!
Palm Warblers have been around for several days now, finding food in the swampy thicket and small puddles in which to bathe.
Another Hermit Thrush was seen on Wednesday, 4/26/17.
Several days, Indigo Buntings have been here foraging in small flocks with adult and mottled first year birds, like this male.
About 30 American Goldfinches were in the oaks one morning and several stayed around to bathe. They look so beautiful now in their breeding plumage.
On Thursday, 4/2/7//17 I heard a Blue-headed Vireo singing sweetly. It finally came down into view and perched in this small elm tree.
Here is the page with its song: Blue-Headed Vireo
Vireos like to splash-bathe and this bird wasted no time finding the basin and getting a quick bath before the rains came.
There's a break in the rain, so it is time to have another look and listen.
To see all the photos from this past week, begin here: Birds since 4/21/17