The Backshore Bird Blog

Explosion of Color

By Sam Wainright and Michael LaCombe (For complete bird lists, please see Bird Lists 2019.) Spring bird migration is in high gear! New species arrive, and old friends depart, every day. We give two examples. First the arrivals… Today at Ice Pond, we saw 6 species of warblers: Black-throated Green, Black-throated Blue, Black and White, Northern Parula, American Redstart, and Magnolia. A weather front moved through the area the day before, and there was a “fallout”. What is a fallout? Migrating birds often interrupt their migration and “fall out” of the sky due to poor flying conditions. On the opposite shore of Ice Pond, darting out from their tree perches in pursuit of tiny insects these b

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