Walking towards the Midwood from Center Drive at approximately 3pm today I
could already hear the song of the Swainson's Warbler from the area just
north of the shipping containers. Within minutes I was able to track down
the call to an Iphone 6 in the hands of a visiting birder.
With no confirmed visuals today or yesterday caution should be exercised if
the bird is "heard only". There are very few clear sight lines from path to
path and regardless if you agree with using playback or not it is clear the
technique is being practiced daily.
It was also clear that many birds left overnight. I did not see a single
Gray-cheeked, Swainson's or Wood Thrush in the Midwood when there were 20+
in the area the day before.
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