May 10, 2011 will go in my record books as the day I SAW Warblers. Yesterday was the 1st time I have seen over 20 species of Warblers in a single day and the 1st time Yellow-rump did not out number others 10 to 1. I spent much of the day at Crosby Lake Regional Park, 1st with a Audubon Bird Walk and then later with my wife and friends. Highlights were great looks at Bay-breasted, Chestnut-sided and a Mourning Warbler. Even though I had my camera for some of the day, I concentrated on seeing the birds with the binocs and only caught a few in the camera. Between Crosby Lake and my own backyard, we finished the day with over 70 species of birds. This is what Spring Migration should always look like.
Warbler Species seen May 10, 2011