Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Swallows and Warblers

Despite the cold, grey, wet weather today, it at least sounded more like Spring. At Rathtrevor Provincial Park, there were several Orange-crowned Warblers singing. These are the first I have encountered this year. At the Morningstar Golf Course water quality ponds, the air was alive with swallows darting this way and that, and the songs of Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warblers. I estimated that there were somewhere around 200 Violet-green Swallows over the ponds, and saw at least 4 Tree Swallows in with them. Several Rufous Hummingbirds zipped by while I was enjoying the swallows.