Hello, so over the past few days I have been out and about… and I’ve seen a few more birds. My current total for this year is 139… I am planning on getting out again later today, so hopefully I’ll see a few more to add to the list.
Did you know that some unlikely locations make for the best birding sites. Wildlife refugees are great, but so are local parks, rail trails, lakes, ponds, beaches, tree lined side streets, sports fields and cemeteries, yes cemeteries! Did you know that Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts is one of the best places to go to find warblers in the spring.
Here is a photo of a Yellow-rumped warbler
And here is why they have the name Yellow-rumped (look closely and you can see the yellow feathers on his lower backside)
Sometimes birders like to give nicknames to the birds that they see. This one’s is butterbutt! A Mocking Bird is a Mocker and a Mourning Dove is a MoDo…