In the last couple of days I’ve noticed a slight uptick in the number of Migrants around. This morning at Spanish River Park there was at least a half dozen Cape May Warblers a pair of Black-throated Blue males lots of male Redstarts and many Praire Warblers.
Monday I was at Spanish River and had my first of the year American Redstart. This is a hard Warbler to get a picture of as they are super hyper and with a black face and black eye it’s tough. The Redstart has a cool way of hunting bugs … he will flip his tail and twitch his wings to scare the bugs and then he gets them.
Wednesday morning I spent a little time at Green Cay Wetlands. Much of the time was spent taking images of the Bobcat babies who were all chasing each other and just acting like kids. I’ll post them later but I did capture this cute Blue-headed Vireo with a morning lunch of Dragonfly.
Like I said, this morning was much more active. The many Cape May Warblers were my first for the year. They are slow methodical feeders and you just have to hope one is feeding down low in order to capture a nice image. I’m sure I’ll get a better one as the season progresses.
Other nice Warblers seen this morning were this Northern Parula and
Probably the biggest surprise this morning was a Louisiana Waterthrush. He was just resting on a branch, sorta like he just flew 500 miles and was a little tired!
Spring migration is probably the most exciting time of the year for birding in South Florida. The Warblers and friends are all in their finest breeding plumage and every day is a surprise as just about anything can show up.