It seems like every time I get out birding this month, there are a couple new species that have arrived in my area (Woodstock, NB). Just last week I found 75 different species! I’m up to 135 for the year and need just another 30 to beat my record for what I’ve found over the course of a year in New Brunswick.
Here is what I’ve been seeing around Carleton County;
Black-throated Green Warbler
Brant (lifer) – it stayed around for a week. It is very common to see this species around here so it was great that I didn’t have to go to northern or southern NB to find one.
Blackburnian Warbler – usually this species is up high in the trees so it was nice to see this one up close and low enough to get a photo!
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female) – I’ve had the male and female in my yard for over a week now
Northern Parula – a very easy warbler to find around right now. Ovenbirds are too, but they are much harder to photograph!
Rarities for May – New Brunswick
Yellow-crowned Night Heron – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1099521693408252&set=pcb.850021688426143&type=1&relevant_count=3
Yellow-throated Warbler – http://birdingnewbrunswick.ca/forum/topics/yellow-throated-warbler
Until next time,