After several quiet weeks for migrants on the CyFair campus, I thought that the weekend's rain might have brought in some new birds. So I spent an hour around the college nature trail on Sunday morning.
After a brief glimpse of a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, I came across a tree that had half-a-dozen Baltimore Orioles, the adult males looking particularly striking with their orange breasts and black heads.
The Orioles were to stay around for several days, as was the case with some Ruby-throated Hummingbirds that also appeared on Sunday.
The only warbler I saw was a Tennessee.
Monday and Tuesday were better days for warblers. A male Blackburnian Warbler and a Common Yellowthroat appeared for a while but, of course, it was when I didn't have a camera with me. I was better prepared when a Black-throated Green Warbler flitted through the trees.
Tuesday brought great views of a Bay-breasted Warbler, which seemed totally unaware of my presence.
A Wood Thrush (below) was a nice surprise, as too was a brief look at a Swainson's Thrush, a new bird for the college list.
So the first three days of this week produced more migrants than the previous three weeks combined. Now I'm hoping that the cold front forecast for tomorrow will bring in at least a few more visitors.