The second we got out of the car we were swarmed by mosquitos. The sun also came out a few minutes into our walk, adding oppressive muggy heat to the bugs. About a minute down the trail I heard a few 'chip' notes and so I pished a few times. Almost instantly a female Black-and-white Warbler flew down from a tree on the left, skimmed a few inches above the path and landed in some low plants on the right. I followed her for a little while and got a few decent photos. She was eventually joined by her mate.
I walked on, hearing a few distant Hermit Thrushes and watching a group of Black-capped Chickadees get excited in a little pine grove over something that didn't seem to exist. I was hoping for an owl. We came to a field of tall grass, surrounded by some nice alder thickets. A couple of Eastern Towhees were calling. This looked like the right kind of habitat, and so I locked on to the first bird I heard chipping in the alders. It took a while to get any sort of decent view of the bird, but it showed itself and it was a Blue-winged Warbler. Whatever I did it didn't seem to want to come into the open and I had to settle for a couple of half-decent shots. At least I finally found one, now I'll see them everywhere... right?