Wednesday, May 04, 2011

A bit of birding excitement for the noon hour

A rare Kirtland's warbler was spotted on west campus this morning by a student walking along Kinnear Road on his way to main campus.  A good ear alerted him that there was a Kirtland's warbler flitting about on the 900 block of Kinnear road.  He put the word out and it didn't take long for birders to flock to the area to get a good look at this very rare bird.

Kirtland's warblers are amongst the rarest species in North America, and one can usually only see it in a very small area of northern Michigan.  It was quite nice for this singing male to pay our campus a visit.  This is a life bird for my list, and very welcome, indeed.

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