Mariton: Spring Birding
by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager. Photos by Carole Mebus.
The first of Mariton’s Tuesday Bird Walks was on May 1. The leaves hadn’t really popped yet and there were a lot of birds to see. Before we even got on the trail, we watched birds in the white pines near the Nature Center for a long time. We were treated by Yellow-rumped Warblers, Palm Warblers, Black and White Warblers, and really good views of American Redstarts.
The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks were singing merrily and we got good views of them. Later on the trail, we found another patch of warblers and saw Magnolia Warblers, Black-throated Green Warblers, among more warblers that we had already seen.
It was a good morning, and the first of many great bird sightings on these weekly walks.