Birdwatching at the Upper Scarborough Bluffs: late May 2020

Last year on May 21, my Nature Walk Report was entitled: Bay-breasted and 11 other Warbler Species at Scarborough Bluffs. https://mileshearn.com/2019/05/21/bay-breasted-and-11-other-warbler-species-at-scarborough-bluffs-may-21-2019/

This year, I have not seen several of those warblers and migration is just about finished. I know that it is just about finished because I had a Blackpoll Warber on this day and that species is usually the last to show up in migration.

Blackpoll Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler

Here are the photos of two warbler species from last year which I have yet to see this year:

Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler

In the bird world, it is usually the males who sing but I saw and heard this female singing today:

Northern Cardinal (female)

Birds that I was able to photograph:

Swainson’s Thrush
Hairy Woodpecker (female)
Northern Cardinal (male)
Warbling Vireo
Yellow Warbler (male)
Yellow Warbler (female)
Yellow Warbler (female)
Yellow Warbler (female)
Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
Brown-headed Cowbird (male)
Great Blue Heron
Eastern Kingbird
Baltimore Oriole (female)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
American Goldfinch (female)
Gray Catbird
American Redstart (male)
American Redstart (male)
American Redstart (female)
American Redstart (female)
American Redstart (female)
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Red-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
American Robin
Magnolia Warbler
Song Sparrow
Common Grackle
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Indigo Bunting (female)
Indigo Bunting (female)

Park scenes:

Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
Beetle on Orchard Grass
St. Augustine’s Seminary


NATURE POETRY

Sing me a song of idle days,
When Spring is Queen over woods and ways.       – Francis W. Bourdillon (1852–1921)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Birdwatching at the Upper Scarborough Bluffs: late May 2020

  1. Pina

    Very nice pictures.
    I especially liked your into picture with the clouds.
    The bird pictures are always wonderful

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  2. Lisa Volkov

    What beautiful birds! What fantastic scenery! What splendid pictures! (Birds and Plants of Southern Ontario Photo Album?) Magnificent work, Miles. Thank you so much for this!

    Reply

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