Just a few minutes before the gallinule, I was sitting on the porch watching the bird bath when this Swainson's Thrush blew in, yard bird #225. It is very satisfying to see the native plant garden in which I have put in so much effort finally attracting birds and butterflies. This one liked the fiddlewood berries.
Our second and third ever Rose-breasted Grosbeaks also dropped into the garden.
And then there were eight species of warblers. Poor light made photos difficult. Best was a brilliant Golden-winged Warbler that popped up from the garden for a couple of seconds. But no photo today, maybe tomorrow. Here's our first Magnolia Warbler of the year.
Chestnut-sided Warblers did not cooperate.
Nor did the Blackburnian Warbler.
But common Yellow Warblers always like to pose for photos.
Our 2020 April total is now 129, the most we've ever had in one month. Our 2020 year list is 172 which is the most we've ever had this early in the year.