Spring has finally sprung free from winter’s tiring grip, and migration is ramping up. I have seen and heard Louisiana Waterthrushes, Northern Parulas, Palm Warblers, and Prairie Warblers at various places inside the park. Bond Park is not the birdiest spot, but if you visit daily, you’re bound to luck up and find something interesting. Today was one of those days.
I was at peninsula point on the southern part of the Lake Trail when I heard a bird I wasn’t sure about. It had a two-parted song and it took me a bit to categorize it as a “Nashville Warbler” type of song. I located the bird in the top of a blossoming oak as it sang. All yellow underneath and a short tail were the first two thoughts I had. Then it dawned on me that the bird I was looking at was indeed a Nashville Warbler. I recorded a snippet of its song on my digital recorder and took a few unsatisfying but passable shots of the bird. Hopefully I’ll find some more goodies there soon.