I felt like the old man from Duck Dynasty - "Happy, happy, happy!"
I pulled myself away from the activity time and time again and headed for the Point. Then all of a sudden - no birds! All of the action was in the middle third of the road. When I reached the end, I took a walk down through the trail where I saw a few warblers, but nothing to brag about. Basking in satisfaction with what I had seen, I headed back. By the way, it took me three hours to drive in the short road. That in itself illustrates just how much bird activity there was.
On my drive out, in less than three minutes, I spotted a bird deep within the alders. I was able to get the binoculars on it but not the camera. It was an Alder Flycatcher. Shooting through alders presents impossible obstacles. I waited and watched. Then, in flew a chickadee, then two, then three. Then, there were two Yellow-bellied Flycatchers flying back and forth across the road. I think one of them was a juvenile.
I continued my drive out, by now most of the bird activity had slowed considerably. I did see one very interesting brown bird with what appeared to be a white tip on the tail. However, along came a truck, and I had to back up the road a long way to find room to let it pass. That one got away.
I did find some Juncos and Yellow-rumped Warblers still hanging around. By the time I reached the first third of the road, everything was quiet again. Close to the end, I came across about 10 Savannah Sparrows buzzing about.
Among them was this probable Palm Warbler. If it is determined that is what it is, then I would have seen and identified 13 species of warblers in one day. That is my very highest. I can't help but wonder what I missed.
The most unexpected find of the day was this Canada Warbler. It flew into this branch and flew away just as quickly, leaving me with only one picture. It was located in the middle-third of Bear Cove Pt. Road with all of the other warblers. I can hardly wait until I get another day to head down to the area. Surely, there are more special birds waiting to be identified!