Monday, June 7, 2010

June 7, 2010 birding Riding Mountain National Park

Today, June 7th, spent the day birding RMNP. The birding was excellent with a good variety of warblers mainly along route 19. A total of 19 species were observed or heard including 2 Connecticut, 10 Mourning, 8 Canada, and excellent numbers of Tennessee, Cape May and Bay-breasted Warbler. Other species of note included 3 Gray Jay, 3 Boreal Chickadee, 1 Black-backed Woodpecker, 4 Olive-sided Flycatcher and small flocks of both Evening Grosbeak and Pine Siskin. A total of 110 species were observed for the day.

Good Birding, Bruce Di Labio

A male Mourning Warbler showing its gray hood and black chest patch.

Tennessee Warblers could be heard singing everywhere along Route 19.

A flock of male Evening Grosbeaks picking up grit along the road.

Always a challenge to see, this male Connecticut Warbler put on a great show.

Note the conspicuous eye ring on the male Connecticut Warbler.

Black Bears were numerous on our visit to RMNP.

A total of 6 bears were observed.

A male Bay-breasted Warbler feeding in a spruce tree.

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