Thursday, April 2, 2015
Bunker Hill Bogs 4/2--Mourning Cloak (not a bird)
I went to Bunker Hill and Butterfly this morning hoping for something new for the year, particularly in the warbler category--like maybe a Black-and-White. These WMAs are outside the Pine Barrens area, so there's a little more chance for warblers there. But that wasn't the case today. I found a decent variety of birds, but nothing new. I also walked, for the first time, the path that runs along the edge of Butterfly Bogs. It is a little sketchy, after the first 1/2 mile what is public and what is private, so I didn't go as far as I would have liked. In another month or so it might be good for warblers and last year I saw both Spotted and Solitary Sandpipers in there. Both spots are underbirded. I met today the only other guy who lists the area on eBird. So there always the tantalizing possibility of "something really good" to be found in either place.