Finally having a chance to catch up on some spring migration birding, I headed down to new-to-me natural area in Harwood, Maryland. Wooten’s Landing offers a natural marshland area that is lesser known.
A perfect resting stop for migrating warblers and other birds heading north for the summer. I was looking for yellow. Lots of yellow, and Wooten’s Landing didn’t disappoint. Upon entering the natural area, a pair of Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers were busy building their nest.
I then began hearing all sorts of bird songs that I hadn’t heard before. Really wishing I was interested in listening to birding tapes in the car, I walked through the marsh area hoping to find the source of the songs. I quickly discovered it is much harder to bird when the leaves are on the trees. Made me wish I was still winter birding.
But then a small flush in tree caught my eye and I found several Common Yellow Throat Warblers.
Continuing on hoping to find more, a new song began to play. This time several White-Eyed Vireos came into view.
But wait ! There is more ! Besides the Osprey resting in the marsh, tons of Black-Wing Blackbirds, Chipping and Swamp Sparrows, and a Brown Thrasher, I also discovered this beautiful Northern Parula.
It was such a beautiful and perfect spring day. Wooten’s Landing proved to be heaven on earth. But it was time to visit Remy Martin. Remy says Neigh to you all.
Just for Jerry: Canon 60D, 500mm L, F/7.1, ISO 400, various shutter speeds, AWB.