The last two days of September were some of the best warbler-full days that I've seen here. I ran a couple errands on Tuesday morning and when I got back, I was dizzy with birds. The fun started at the bubbler with Black-throated Green, Tennessee and Bay-breasted Warblers getting in together.
Birds were also at the sump puddle, easily 20 Tennessees in there with others. Then, Dan called me over to the gazebo, "There's a whole slew of them in the stream bed!" They popped in and out, the maple leaves adding to their camouflage.
Birds were staging from the plants and other perches at hand. Here, a Black-throated Green Warbler used the copper dragonfly.
Many of the birds used the Spicebush (Lindera benzoin), now just large enough to serve this intended purpose.
A Northern Parula used a spent Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) stem to view the activity.
The action moved back to the bubbler with a Wilson's Warbler getting a bath.
A Tennessee got in with 2 Nashville Warblers.
Black-throated Green Warblers joined in.
Bay-breasted Warblers were still here!
Another female Black and White entered the scene.
A male American Redstart took his turn, too.
The Chestnut-sided and Black-throated Green began to be joined by Tennessees.
And the Tennessees took over the basin.
When that got too busy, some went over to the bubbler rock.
What "joie de vivre!"