I had the somewhat surreal experience yesterday of Tweeting about a bird in Cape May (Brown-headed Nuthatch, see below) from down here in Galveston, TX, where birds are crossing the Gulf of Mexico relatively unimpeded, so far this year, by bad weather. Good for them, less good for Texas birders. This should mean on time or early arrivals for Cape May and elsewhere in the northeast, which derives many of its birds from the trans-gulf migrant pool
Speaking of which, I hear Sam Galick and Tom Reed have an early Ovenbird at the triangle in Belleplain State Forest right now, triangle meaning the road fork near the bridge on Sunset Road.
[Summer Tanager, Galveston TX yesterday. On his way to Belleplain?]