Kentucky Warbler - Tawas Point SP, Michigan. May 18th, 2019.
Originally found by Scott Surner on May 15th and looking somewhat bedraggled by May 18th.
Winter Wren - Hartwick Pines SP, near Grayling, Michigan. May 17th, 2019.
Evening Grosbeaks - Hartwick Pines SP, near Grayling, Michigan. May 17th, 2019.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Oak Openings, Ohio. May 14th, 2019.
We rounded off a brilliant spring trip with time spent at another migration hotspot, Tawas Point State Park. It was alive with migrant warblers and vireos, not least of which was a lingering Kentucky Warbler found on May 15th be fellow Pioneer Valley birder Scott Surner. We also enjoyed more Golden-winged and Orange-crowned Warblers, and what could only be described as a 'flock' of Philadelphia Vireos on the very last morning of the trip. I dare say that had we been given more time, Tawas Point would have kept on giving to us. John and I rounded up a stunning tour with 31 species of wood-warbler recorded. A big miss this year was Mourning Warbler but then the views that we had of Connecticut Warbler at Magee Marsh seemed like an appropriate trade off and there were no complaints forthcoming from us!
Blackpoll Warbler - Tawas Point SP, Michigan. May 18th, 2019.
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Tawas Point SP, Michigan. May 19th, 2019.
Philadelphia Vireo - Tawas Point SP, Michigan. May 19th, 2019.