Several Surprise Songbirds Seen in Parade Ground
Today at the Fort,
I spotted a few passerines in the Parade Ground that I was not expecting to see so late after fall migration. The usual palm warblers and female American redstarts were among the songbirds seen today.
An unsuspected visitor was a female scarlet tanager, whose bright yellow body was a stark contrast from her black wings.
I’m also excited to report the arrival of the first black skimmer of the fall to the Park. The funny-looking large tern with the oversized lower mandible spent most of the time I observed it loafing on the south coal pilings. Hopefully more skimmers will soon follow.
I’ll keep you posted on any and all new arrivals this winter.