Another week at the Callaway Nature Preserve and we are still finding warblers and other migrants. Two new species have arrived, a Yellow Warbler and a Philadelphia Vireo which is new for the Callaway Nature Preserve Life List! (number 98!) There are more nesting hopefuls…one very energetic pair of Gray Catbirds and a busy Common Grackle that was spotted gathering shavings from the fallen Willow Tree.
A pair of Scarlet Tanagers gave a surprise courtship display right on the cable wire and while they probably won’t nest here, maybe they will find a suitable nearby forest preserve.
On the plant side of things, the Wild Columbine and Wild Geranium are blooming alongside the Bluebells. The Cupplants (aka bird magnets) are growing fast. It is going to be a wild year at the CNP!