May 02 2012
Songbirds migrate at night and they like to have a tail wind so this week’s weather has been great for moving north.
Before dawn on Monday the wind swung around to the south. That morning I saw my first Baltimore oriole of the year and heard a red-eyed vireo in Schenley Park.
Yesterday I saw a chestnut-sided warbler, a hooded warbler (pictured above), white-throated sparrows and many rose-breasted grosbeaks.
Despite the rain I bet it will be another good day for birds.
I wonder who arrived last night on the warm wind.