Warbler Soup!

The waterfall earned its keep today with six species of migrating warblers plus a warbling vireo.

Shortly after luncheon there was a terrific commotion on the header pool of the waterfall with between 15 and 20 small birds frantically competing for the chance to splash in the water. They splashed around for a good ten minutes. Amongst this mixed flock we saw:

  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Ovenbird (no photo)
  • Northern Waterthrush
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Northern Parula

Separately, but nearby, no more than ten minutes before the bathing party commenced there were the following but there was no chance of photos of the first two as their visit was rather more fleeting.

  • American Redstart
  • Warbling Vireo
  • Blackburnian Warbler (also seen the day before at close quarters when the photo in the gallery below was taken)

Pictures belowas usual, click any one to open a gallery through which you can scroll at leisure