Blue Winged Warbler at Wooton’s Wetland Preserve

The weatherman got it right today, and I managed to get to Wooton at just about sunrise. I found some decent activity, but it was mostly common birds until I found the warbler. There were at least 5 great Egrets and a pair of Sandpipers. I walked the upper trail, but it was nearly dead. I spent the last hour looking for bugs, and found a few.

Solitary Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

I was surprised to find a pair of Solitary Sandpipers. as I’ve never seen one before.
Cornell:” The Solitary Sandpiper is commonly seen in migration along the banks of ponds and creeks. While not truly solitary, it does not migrate in large flocks the way other shorebirds do.”

Blue Winged Warbler

Blue Winged Warbler

Blue Winged Warbler

Blue Winged Warbler

Blue Winged Warbler

I’m still new at this, and I’ve been looking for migrating warblers for a while, so this was an exciting find.
Cornell:”Brightly colored but easily overlooked. A bird of shrubland and old fields, the Blue-winged Warbler expanded its breeding grounds northward throughout the 20th century.”

Brown Thrasher

I don’t recall seeing a Brown Thrasher at Wooton before.

Great Egret

Great Egret

I haven’t seen many Great Egrets, but they are suddenly commonplace at Wooton.

Moth

Moth

When the birds stop, I’ve been looking for nice bugs.

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