|Worm eating Warbler, Mitch's Way, Hadley, MA, May 3, 2014|
|Black Vultures (top) with Turkey Vultures (bottom), Moody Bridge Rd, Hadley, MA, May 3, 2014|
I headed back home and we took Wilson for a walk along the land trust trail and turned up yet another new species for the county this year...an Indigo Bunting. Later in the day I headed over to hit a few spots at Quabbin Park and turned up four more new species for the year including Yellow throated Vireo, Magnolia Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler and Prairie Warbler. Other notables there included a Black throated Blue Warbler (singing a Cerulean Warbler like song...a oddly somewhat common occurrence at Quabbin), a half dozen Black and White Warblers, three American Redstarts, two Ovenbirds, several towhees, another Indigo Bunting and more Rose breasted Grosbeaks.
Nice selection of birds at home including my overdue Louisiana Waterthrush that finally arrived today...lots of other good stuff too but nothing way out of the ordinary for this time of year.
I finished the day with a total of 101 species with fifteen of those being new for Hampshire County this year bringing my total for the year up to 176. A total of twenty warbler species was great as far as I was concerned.
Tomorrow could be good and there is a chance of some showers and thunderstorms overnight and tomorrow so perhaps something noteworthy will get forced down?