Short post today. Once again, I didn't see the rare bird of the day (in the park area) - no dice on the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. We were not anywhere near the car when news (finally) broke, and it was gone before we even made it there. I hope it somewhat-sticks!
Bam - there it is. Our bird of the day. Dead King Rail that we found just north of the park on the road. Pretty exciting and really awful all at once.
Sleep is lacking, so I may not write as much as I normally do. I thought there was another decent influx of birds into the park today, but they largely skipped the point. I had ok numbers at the north end (was at Blue Heron mid-day - no STFL!) - and saw a good pocket of Warblers at Hillman Marsh in the evening. - Speaking of Hillman Marsh, we walked the marsh trail for the first time this year and were rewarded with a calling Least Bittern and a Peregrine Falcon for our efforts!
Reverse migration at the tip was pretty good - although still not that many warblers involved. This presumed "female indigo bunting" looked pretty odd -
It's an indigo...
OK sleep time! Saturday is still lookin good... There must be a LOT of birds coming still. Where are the Red-eyed Vireos!?
Pretty birds to close this out -