I started off this morning by the golf course pond, and soon encountered a small flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers.
Chpping Sparrow with nesting material
While I was photographing the Yellow-rumped Warblers, another warbler flew by. It was a Northern Waterthrush! I don't see this species very often, and the last one I saw was in 2019. I didn't get a very good photo of it, and tried unsuccessfully to re-locate this bird, but the yellow underside wash and decreasing width of its supercillum behind its eye are definitive.
I headed over to Western Park and added Blue Grosbeak, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, and a few other avian species.
I then hiked along Slabtown Branch Creek, hoping to hear or see a Pine Warbler to make it a five warbler day, but I didn't see or even hear one. If fact, I haven't seen or heard any Pine Warblers since the heavy storms a few days ago. They tend to nest high up in the coniferous trees. I don't know if they are already on nest and not singing, or if they left the area because of the storm
I ended the hike with 35 avian species.