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You might notice some recent changes to the blog. For one, the banner image above has changed from Mustang Island on the Gulf coast to a picture of a local birding spot near my house. Likewise, I plan to focus many of the upcoming posts on birding that area. On the right hand side of the page you will also see the addition of a new gadget that lists what birds have been seen in that area in the last 30 days. Further below, there is a link to ebird for more historic information about the birds seen at Bella Vista Creek. Feel free and contact me on the blog about what you think. Click on images to enlarge. (All photos by gbmcclure)
May 12, 2013
I have been out of town the past two week-ends. Not a great time as Spring migration really picks up in the transition from April to May. I have tried to get out to Bella Vista creek a few times for brief forays but had little luck with finding many migratory Warblers. I found a Grey Catbird, some Vireos, and one or two Yellow Warblers, but not much else. I was a little skeptical and worried that last year may have been a fluke. Today, however, I ran out quickly after a brief Mother's Day breakfast. In just the hour I was out there I found a Magnolia, Yellow, Wilson's, and Chestnut-sided Warblers. These little guys were busy gathering treat with the usual Vireos and Chickadees and Titmice. Looks like we might officially have ourselves a little "hotspot". I'm glad there is a little patch for them to refill so close to the house on their way North. Now let's make sure we protect it for them!