Last weekend, I was lucky enough to join the Ohio Ornithological Society's Spring Conference and bird the Shawnee State Forest. The weather was a little bit cold and damp, but the birding was pretty good. Some warblers seen last weekend included:
*Worm eating Warbler
Yellow throated Warbler
Yellow breasted Chat
Yellow Rumped Warber
White eyed Vireo
Red eyed Vireo
At one point, our group spotted a Louisiana Waterthush, but I was facing the opposite direction, I was trying to lock focus on a nearby *Carolina Chickadee!
|A Rare Gentian Species?|
I really wanted to see more butterflies on this weekend, but it was cold and rainy on Saturday, and only warmed up on Sunday later in the afternoon. I did get a chance to see a Horaces' Duskywing and a Zebra Swallowtail. I probably could have seen several more species if it had been a bit warmer.
|An Awesome Butterfly to Discover|
|Three Swallowtail Species in this Photo - Can you spot the Zebra Swallowtail?|
On a more local note, I birded Malden Park in West Windsor after work and was happy to see my first decent group of Warblers. 6 Yellow Rumped, 2 Palm Warblers and a couple of Blue grey Gnatcatchers.