My husband and I hit the warbler jackpot one evening in mid-May. On a walk around Lake Harriet we saw six in the space of about 10 minutes: Wilson’s, black and white, blackburnian, yellow, chestnut-sided, and the redstart. We don’t usually see so many different ones in the city. They were headed north to nest, but had been delayed by the blustery weather.
Mary Jean Port writes at home, near Minnehaha Creek and Lake Harriet, and teaches at the Loft Literary Center.