Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Britannia Ridge

May 10, 2011  8:30 am

 This morning I drove Barbara to work, as she was recovering from a bout with a virus.  On the way home, I passed very close to Britannia, so decided to stop in for a brief visit.  There were plenty of vehicles parked, but activity was quiet nonetheless.

I went right up onto the ridge at the BYC end and immediately heard a Yellow Warbler singing.  I stuck around for a few minutes to find him and get some photos, nearly bumping into Nina on the trail.
It was pretty quiet along the rest of the ridge, so I went down to the end, noting that the river was flooded where we usually go down to the edge.  There were Yellow-rumped Warblers in the bushes across from the Scout trees we planted many years ago.  Another birder pointed out a Northern Parula that was flitting in the same area.
I quickly returned to my car, pausing to chat with Bruce DiLabio on the way.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    The yellow warbler is the most strikingly yellow of North American wood-warblers, also have variable amounts of chestnut streaking on the breast, and southern forms have variable amounts of chestnut on the head. Yellow Warbler is one of the principal victims of the cowbird, which lays its eggs in the nests of other birds. Thanks a lot...

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