Yesterday was great, and today was even better. Better in several senses – I was less jet-lagged, we had some good birds and we had some great views of a stunning Magnolia Warbler.
The Rock Creek Park Crowd were regathering together in this green, wooded area within Washington DC soon after 615am. Warbler species added to my list today were Cape May, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided and Magnolia.
Whilst many sightings were at the top of trees the Magnolia Warbler was close and at eye-level. What a stunning sight! A really beautiful bird.
Although I’ve only been to Rock Creek Park twice in my life, it has now entered my soul – those migrating warblers bring back hope and sound and colour to the world each spring.
I’m grateful to Wallace Kornack for being such a kind and knowledgeable host and to the rest of the Rock Creek Park Crowd for making me feel so welcome. Good birding to you all in the mornings ahead.