This evening I came home to a light rain. Decided to just bird my yard. At the back of my yard, along the MKT trail I phished and up popped a Bewick's wren. His coloring was much duller than a Carolina and his profile appeared longer. He had a plain white breast, the white eye stripe and as he flitted around in the dead tree limb the barring on his outer tail feathers was very obvious. As I watched he climbed all around the dead branch eventually working his way into a cavity.
It’s been a fun spring. I’ve had a Yellow-throated warbler coming to my suet, a Eastern Towhee singing most of the day, a white-eyed vireo hanging out, a Lincoln’s Sparrow making appearances every few days on my patio and a Pine Sisken at the feeders today. Can’t wait to see who drops by next.
I live at the 6 mile marker of the MKT trail which is just west of the Forum nature Area parking lot. Good luck if you try for the Bewick’s. .
Enjoy the migration!
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