This morning, I spent a few hours at my favorite local park here in Indianapolis, Eagle Creek Park. I was hoping to see a big push of migrants but it’s still a bit early in the spring for that so I had to settle for watching one of the earliest migrant warblers, Yellow-rumped Warbler. This species has moved into central Indiana in larger numbers over the last few weeks and I was able to spend time observing more than a dozen of these hyperactive little warblers today.
I was pleasantly surprised to find another warbler species with the flock of Yellow-rumps, a single Yellow-throated Warbler. This species also tends to arrive in Indiana in early April before many of the other warblers have made it this far north.
It was a beautiful morning to be out birding but I can’t wait until May when so many more warblers will arrive!
What was the first warbler that you found this spring?