Wednesday, April 22, 2009

4/22 Papscanee and 5-Rivers

I stopped over to the Papscanee Island Nature Preserve on the way home.

I was able to locate 4 Savannah Sparrows. This is one of the few spots in the area that a few of them will stay for the winter. In January there were a few still hanging around as one would expect. They eventually disappeared (as did most of the other sparrows) due to the fact that a couple of Merlins had taken control of the skies over Papscanee. Their numbers seem to be increasing now and it's great to hear them singing.

The next stop was a quick visit at 5-Rivers. I spotted a Palm Warbler foraging along one of the main paths.

Another was spotted in a Norway Spruce. A much more appropriate background as they are probably heading for the boreal forests of Canada to nest. A few also nest in the spruce forests and bogs of the northern U.S.. Unfortunately they just migrate through our area.

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