I like nothing better in life that Spring birding at Garret Mountain. The location, the people, the idea of this mountain of green like a sky island in a sea of man’s handiwork is thrilling. To know that something so beautiful and natural exists in such close proximity to a bustling metropolis is some how comforting. Anyways, Garret has been in full swing this week with 6 warblers species seen (I saw 5) among them an early Northern Parula and a single Prairie Warbler. The Pine and Palm Warbler show has been a joy to watch and the number of Winter Wrens this year has been the best I have seen in the last 5 years there. The usual Louisiana Waterthrush are back on their stream. I saw multiple birds on 2 occasions so there seems to be some stream sharing of some sort.
So Spring has started as the birds set down in this island of retreat, and I can’t wait for more of them to pit stop at my Fav birding spot in NJ! Pictures of the Pine and Palm Warblers are at our Flickr site. (Link to the right)