Topic: Palm Warblers!

Yesterday, at Peaslee Wildlife Management Area, we had several Palm Warblers singing and flitting about out on the cranberry bogs of the upper Tuckahoe River. What started off as a cold day became a really nice morning and we had 5 species of warbler-Pine, Palm, Yellow-throated,and Yellow-rumped Warbler as well as Louisiana Waterthrush. Pine Warblers are really paired up and starting to gather nesting material!
Back at the Belleplain State Forest Office, we noticed that there is a small print-out of the Tarkiln Bog area that is pretty informative about history of Tarkiln (pretty cool-I always wondered) Pick one up- it gives specific directions on how to get to Tarkiln bog, but watch those pot holes...they are car eaters! We traveled over to Tarkiln Bog and had a couple more Palm Warblers, many Pine Warblers, Blue Gray Gnatcatchers and heard a couple more Yellow-throated Warblers and a Louisiana Waterthrush singing in a very small area and in little time! A really nice place for a visit! We had a couple of Spring Azure Butterflies and my first of the season dragonfly. At Tarkiln Pond seen from Weatherby Road the Tree Swallows were joined by 2 Purple Martins-one was a mature male, nice!
Good birding and Happy Spring,