Another year, another Birdathon. I struggled with not enough sleep, but we had a good day overall. Some birds a person has luck with, others a person doesn't. I've had no luck with Kentucky this spring. A lot of people have had it or them or (cough, cough, yellowthroats, just kidding) along Floral. One was seen again yesterday a couple minutes before we came to the boardwalk. We stood there for nearly 30 minutes; we didn't get it. Least Bittern is always a hard bird. Both my teammates heard it call once. I didn't. (Fortunately it was when we went back this morning). But a nemesis in the positive was this Whip-poor-will. I'd honestly never seen one before, and despite having a couple (usually) reliable spots, they weren't singing in the nighttime rain.
Worm-eating Warbler can also be a hard bird. Birdathon was a pretty late date this year allowing us to pin this one down to a territory a few days prior.
almost a mirror image Prothon from Brown
On the other end of the color scale, a female redstart at Tiscornia
We had Yellow-bellied Flycatcher a few places, this one was also at Tiscornia