Again lots of Blue Jays flying before the rain came. They maintained their uncertain direction of flight again ---flying east to then fly back west along the lakefront. They don’t appear to want to cross the lake at the Navarre point along the lake.
Highlights for the day were the 15 species of warblers including several Blue-winged Warblers and a recaptured Hooded Warbler from yesterday. Also an interesting catch not unusual but usually stumps most people so here you go give it a shot—what is this? (answer at the end of the day’s blog)
Top 9 species:
White-throated Sparrow - 56
Gray Catbird - 20
Western Palm Warbler - 10
Northern Waterthrush - 10
House Wren - 7
Swainson’s Thrush - 7
Yellow Warbler - 5
Myrtle (Yellow-rumped) Warbler - 5
Common Yellowthroat - 5
Second-year male Rose-breasted Grosbeak with highly evident molt limits - see brown primary coverts and primaries
Answer to the mystery bird is female Indigo Bunting! Notice the thicker bi-color bill with some blue on the rump.