At 9:30 a.m. I got an email from a colleague, saying he could see some interesting birds out of his office window. I rushed down. Sure enough, the little patch of mesquite trees next to the technology building had an Eastern Phoebe, two American Redstarts, a Magnolia Warbler and a Northern Waterthrush. (The latter was a new life bird.)
Later in the day, I spotted another Redstart and a Scarlet Tanager. The Tanager took our campus bird list to 142 species.
It's good that my office doesn't have a window or I'd never get any work done during spring migration!
On May 8, Clay White spotted a Black-throated Green Warbler and a Chestnut-sided Warbler on our nature trail, taking the campus list to 144. I saw a Common Yellowthroat, a Magnolia Warbler, an Empidonax sp. and a Black-and-white Warbler. The latter took our list to 145.