Saturday, May 14, 2016

Kentucky Warbler at Doodletown Road - 14th May

A nice couple of hours on Doodletown Road. Quite a few migrants about, including a very co-operative Kentucky Warbler, as well as Canada Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Blue-grey Gnatcatcher, Indigo Bunting as well as plenty of commoner species. A Pileated Woodpecker flypast was very nice at the end of the walk.

This amazing Kentucky Warbler put on quite a show, coming to within a few feet of me, apparently totally unconcerned.
Yellow Warbler on a nest
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher. I usually see these silhouetted against the sky, high up in the trees so this low level bird was quite a surprise.
The second of two Rat Snakes found today. This was about 15 - 18 inches long.
This first one was much longer however, at least 3 feet. My attention was drawn to it by a female Cerulean Warbler which was giving lots of alarm calls and generally behaving in a very agitated manner.

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