I had a 6 hour drive back ahead of me, so it was only one last morning out to try and rustle up some subjects who were willing to be photographed. It went a bit easier than the last two days. For a split second I thought I heard my trusty, reliable Pine Warbler again. Then I realized that this was a Chipping Sparrow. Take a visit to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to hear its song and compare it with that of a Pine Warbler. Moments later the bird popped into view on a rather ugly perch.
I had some other moderate luck with birds, highlighted by a singing Lincoln’s Sparrow in a small field. Just when I was about to call it a day, I ran into the most cooperative subject of the morning – this Black-throated Green Warbler. He was calling non-stop and picking off caterpillars off of the trees. Although none of the photos from the weekend were particularly good, it was fun to get out into the remote woods of the Upper Penninsula as a last act of spring before summer takes hold.