The Mississippi Ornithological Society meeting

Thank you to the birders of Mississippi for a wonderful weekend April 28-29 around Oxford. Special thanks to the MOS, Delta Wind Birds, The Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, Wild Birds Unlimited of Jackson, and the other sponsors for making it all possible.

The birding was excellent, as passing thunderstorms pushed migrants down and kept birds active all day. A total of 29 species of warblers were found on Saturday alone, including treasures like Golden-winged Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, and Bay-breasted Warbler.

Besides the list of birds, the highlights for me were simply listening to all of the birdsong (I’ll post a recording or two soon) and seeing the diversity of trees in the forest, with all of the trees looking really “happy” in the rain.

A happy Tulip-tree in full flower. This tree hosted a male Blackpoll Warbler and several Tennessee Warblers for hours on Saturday.

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