Wolf Brook

The falls at Mullet Brook were running slowly today, almost making them even more beautiful.

The falls at Mullet Brook were running slowly today, almost making them even more beautiful.


This morning I hiked around the power lines at Wolf Brook, eventually working my way down into the gorge at Mullet Falls. This is an unbelievable area for birds. I literally reported hundreds of birds today, most of them Wood Warblers! I was lucky enough to encounter all 15 breeding species of warbler that occur in the gorge area. The numbers are astounding as you work your way through the area. Species that occurred in numbers between 30 and 40 individuals included: Ovenbird, Black and White Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler and Common Yellowthroat! Warblers in slightly lower numbers, between 10 and 30 were: Yellow Warbler, American Redstart and Prairie Warbler. Species seen in single digits were: Hooded Warbler(2), Magnolia Warbler(2), Black-throated Green Warbler (2), Pine Warbler (4), Louisiana Waterthrush (1), Blackburnian (1) and Canada Warbler (4). A great count! New for me for this area was an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER. Other birds of interest included the pair of Osprey on the nest, Scarlet Tanagers, Wood Pewee, Indigo Buntings, Veery and Wood Thrush and much more. I had nearly sixty species for the morning.
I saw about 40 Towhees this morning, all males but one. Can you imagine the numbers once the chicks are out.

I saw about 40 Towhees this morning, all males but one. Can you imagine the numbers once the chicks are out.


Always one of my favorites, a male Hooded Warbler along the trail to the falls.

Always one of my favorites, a male Hooded Warbler along the trail to the falls.

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