May is a wrap! 5-31-18

May 31, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

What a month it has been! The weather turned warm and with those southerlies, the birds swarmed in.

Here is the month in numbers:

 

Year-to-date Yard Species Total: 106 species

Year-to-date Bubbler/Pond Species Total: 77 species

Total Species for May: 87 species

New record: 8 days of 50 species or more

New Best Day record: 58 species with 16 warblers on 5-4-2018

 

A couple weeks ago, I said that the Kentucky Warbler seen on 5-8-18 might have been the same one I had seen a week earlier. I've reviewed the photos and now believe they were two different birds. The first bird seen on 5-1-18 is richer and deeper in color overall. It was a bit further away, but one can tell the difference. I don't recall ever having two of these beautiful birds in the same season before.

 

Kentucky Warblers seen 5-1-18 and 5-8-18Kentucky Warblers seen 5-1-18 and 5-8-18

 

Details keep life interesting! I was able to add an image of the second Kentucky Warbler to the exhibit at Powder Valley. The exhibit will be up another week, until Friday afternoon, 6-8-18 for those of you who may still want to view it. Here are the particulars again:

 

The exhibit is free! You are invited to stop in at Powder Valley, stroll through the Art Hallway and enjoy the display.  

The area is open every day, but building hours are restricted, see below or check here:  Powder Vally CNC

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

11715 Cragwold Road

Kirkwood, MO 63122-7000

314-301-1500

Building Hours:

Sun Closed

Mon Closed

Tue 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

As promised, here is the link to my online gallery of the photos in the exhibit:  Warblers!

The 8" x 10" metal prints will be available for purchase. Contact me for information at: hummerhaven@sbcglobal.net 

 

Check back next week for a new blog post on "Babes in the Woodland". 

 

 


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