Sunday, April 13, 2008

An Influx of Migrants.

Today and Saturday saw a new and more diverse flight of migrants arrive at First Landing. Two brilliant male Prothonotary Warblers, a male Blue-winged Warbler and a second-year White-eyed Vireo joined the gnatcatchers, Palm Warblers, Prairie Warblers, Common Yellowthroats, a Gray Catbird and a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Dr. Lesley Bulluck and a group of her undergraduate students from the Ornithology Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University visited the station on Saturday. The migrants gave them a colorful glimpse of the beginning of the 2008 spring migration in coastal Virginia.

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