If you happen to follow the Ohio Listserv, or eBird alerts, you’re probably aware of all the Spring migrant activity happening all over the state. Some of the outstanding sightings include Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Sora, Brown Thrasher, Green Heron, Chipping Sparrow, Alder Flycatcher, and Eastern Wood Pewee. And being our first full week of Spring we also need to mention our Wood Warblers. Besides our Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler, we’ve had sightings of Pine Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, and Yellow-throated Warbler.
Remember to keep your eyes on the weather during migration season as migrants traveling North on a southerly flow, any change in the wind direction in relation to weather fronts , can become a bird “fall-out”. Not wanting to fly into strong northerly winds, they’ll stop and re-fuel for a day or more as they wait for favorable conditions. And with these above average temperatures across most of the nation, there’s no excuse not to get out and do a little birding.