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Casual Weekend Observations May 1, 2010 by Erin Gnass

Over the weekend, I took a few friends, for their first visit, out to Point au Sable in order to share the beauty and solitude of this wonderful preserve. The weather was gorgeous, with bright sunshine, clear, blue skies, and at least seventy degrees Fahrenheit. Although the wind was far too strong (reaching well over 25 mph) to perform a bird survey, I did observe a few new, season’s first bird species! We ended up hearing the song of a Black-throated Green Warbler and observing a Black-and-white Warbler and a few Caspian Terns. Additionally, we saw numerous Palm Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, House Wrens, and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, which have been observed at the Point from anywhere between one to three weeks now.