I did my first solo border crossing yesterday, hoping for more of the missed species and some specialty breeders. Had some luck, finding Sedge Wren, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Upland Sandpiper, and Connecticut Warbler, in addition to a bonus species - 2 Western Meadowlarks. I also managed to not get any bug bites despite the hundreds of mosquitoes at every stop along the backroads. I ended the morning with 85 species, giving me a 24-hour total of 110! And I wasn't even trying for a Big Day!
Work this morning yielded Mourning Warbler, Black-billed Cuckoo, Northern Cardinal, and some others - not new for the year but nice to know that they are there. It's great to work at a golf course - outside all the time and in the middle of perfect habitat for a lot of species.
Blog Birding #321
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