Mt. Tabor again!

Yep, I went up to Mount Tabor again this morning.  This time things were bananas.  I was the only birder there most of the time, the only other was a fellow who stayed in one spot for about half an hour and then disappeared.  Perhaps eaten by warblers.  Who knows.

Things started with a Townsend's and a couple Black-throated Grays...



It was cool, mellow even, but then...things just exploded out of nowhere and there were warblers materializing out of thin air.  Being the only one paying attention I started to get anxious that I would miss something important, I wanted to lie down, I was panicking.  Warbler overload!  Then I remembered that this was the kind of thing I dreamt of all winter long, and I relaxed... And enjoyed the frenzy.

Much of the time it seemed that Nashville Warblers were taking over...


I had never seen so many in one place.  Orange-crowneds were making a strong showing as well..


A Hermit Warbler appeared and disappeared quickly, only allowing for a couple of crappy photos...


What's missing?  Oh right, a mystery empid...

Totally mocking me

It was an awesome morning, even though I kept feeling like I should call for back up.  Or start grabbing joggers and converting them into temporary birders.  I have to wonder what I missed...

Good times!