Ovenbird Singing - 1st of Year - April 29, 2011
As I was driving slowly through a heavily wooded preserve on Friday, I could hear about 6 Ovenbirds singing. They were spread out over about a one mile stretch. Most were well off the road in dense cover, but this one made a brief appearance at the road edge. The female Ovenbird builds a small oven-shaped nest in the leaf litter under deciduous trees, thus the name Ovenbird.