Finally saw a male (yesterday, front yard) after seeing the females around all winter. What is that, the “girl’s winter out?” Where have the males been? Perhaps the sexes segregate for winter to take a break from each other. These are the Eastern variety called Myrtle.
Also saw my first Worm-eating Warbler yesterday in a friend’s garden on Broadway. No camera, no photo. Very pretty with buffy unders, brown-olive upper, and distinct “bicycle helmet” dark streaks across the head.
I drove out to Lafitte’s Cove again and saw a few things, but not substantially more than what’s in my yard right now. Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Swainson’s Thrush, Blue-winged Warbler, and this female Hooded Warbler.