I needed a bird fix so I decided to head up to Plum Island on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Unfortunately the weather was not great for photography as it was really foggy all day. Seems like we've had a lot of fog on weekends all spring long. The birding was great though. I guess the birds hit the fog bank and decided to hanging out on the island. I think I even saw a Common Yellow-throat with a Corona and a lime. :)
Plum island contains the Parker River National Wildlife Reserve, a 6 mile long island of sand dunes and salt marsh. It is excellent habit for migrating warblers. Although the weather remained poor all day, I took some OK shots. There was a report of a Mourning Warbler too, a lifer for me, but no luck. I move pretty slowly when I bird. As stated previously, I like quality not quantity so I've been known for spending hours in front of one tree watching the birds. Saturday was no different. I got to PI at 0730 and could have stayed until sun down. Unfortunately the birding slowed down late in the afternoon or I would have stayed. Hope you enjoy....leave a comment either way.
Black-throated Green Warbler
Female Blackpole Warbler