Rough-wings, Ruby-crowned and a Yellow-rump: April 15, 2022

I never like to miss a day of bird searching during migration. Despite strong winds and chilly temperature, I headed to Ashbridge’s Bay to have a look and was rewarded with my first sightings this spring of three species.

Rough-winged Swallow:

Rough-winged Swallow
Rough-winged Swallow
Rough-winged Swallow

Ruby-crowned Kinglet:

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (male)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (male)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (male)

Yellow-rumped Warbler:

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Other birds:

Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Common Grackle
Gadwall (male)
American Robin
Greater Scaup (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Red-breasted Merganser (male)
Common Grackle
Tree Swallows
Buffleheads
Double-crested Cormorant
Tree Swallow
Ring-billed Gull
Tree Swallows
Ring-billed Gull
Tree Swallow
American Goldfinch (male)
Northern Cardinal (female)
American Goldfinch (male)
Northern Cardinal (male)
Mute Swan
Black-capped Chickadee
Song Sparrow
Long-tailed Duck (male)
Mute Swan

MAILBOX

Hi Miles,

The first Manhattan balcony Redtail hatchling is here. So exciting! 😊

NATURE POETRY

Too wonderful the April night, 
Too faintly sweet the first May flowers, 
The stars too gloriously bright, 
For me to spend the evening hours, 
When fields are fresh and streams are leaping, 
Wearied, exhausted, dully sleeping.                      – Claude McKay (1889–1948)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Rough-wings, Ruby-crowned and a Yellow-rump: April 15, 2022

  1. Trudy Rising

    Such beautiful shots, as always, Miles. I have the strange sense that I’m migrating with the birds. I’ve just come up to the Muskoka area after having seen that wonderful flock of Golden-crowned Kinglets on the ground at Thomson (or Thompson) Memorial Park on your walk last week. My first Golden-crowned Kinglets up here yesterday, along with a Phoebe. And now, you’ve seen a Yellow-rumped Warbler and Ruby-crowned Kinglet in TO (along with Roughwings, etc.). I was in Southeastern Arizona for a short trip until April 1. Yellow-rumped Warblers and White-crowned Sparrows were the commonest birds I saw there in several canyons, and here they come! And there go our winter ducks; I saw one pair of Buffleheads fly over yesterday. Good-bye for this winter! tr

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