Black-and-white - First of the season.
Chestnut-Sided - First of the season.
Nashville - First of the season.
Yellow - First of the season.
Blue-winged - Lifer
Pine - First of the season.
Common Yellowthroat - First of the season.
We also viewed; Purple Martins, Eastern Bluebirds, Turkey Vultures, Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatches, Turkeys, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Goldfinches, Baltimore Orioles, Tree Swallows, Lincoln Sparrow (only our second one), Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, and we had our first of the season Ruby-throated Hummingbird, who stopped and hovered right in front of us. We think he may of followed us home, as later that afternoon we had one in the backyard! We've never had them in the yard this early before.
As always, we enjoyed our time roaming the grounds of Ruthven, visiting the great people in the banding lab and of course, the birds.
|Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak|
|Female Eastern Bluebird|
|The male Ruby-throated Hummingbird that followed us home!|