Sunday turned out to be much better for finding migrants. Winds had turned around a bit to allow for some new birds to move. The Birdhouse on the Greenway’s scheduled bird walk at Latta Park in Dilworth was a nice success. In, fact the first bird we really zeroed in on once we entered the park was a worm-eating warbler.
But there was much more. Brilliant Baltimore orioles and scarlet tanagers flitted through the oak and tulip poplar canopy. A traveling group of three male rose-breasted grosbeaks moved through the mid-canopy. A nice male indigo bunting even hung around for the entire morning.
In two hours’, time the group of 16 recorded 51 species. Dilworth’s Latta Park is the premier attraction for spring birding in Mecklenburg County. For the next two weeks there will be a heavy birding presence there. Come on out and enjoy the fun. Even if you aren’t the most confident birder, there will be plenty of other birders there to assist with identifications and other questions.