Today was an odd day. I started out earlier than is usual for me, although I still didn't get to the spot above Tanner's Spring until..... about 10:15. It was quiet, quiet up there. I did see a little lovely of some sort, but could not get a decent look at it and was not able to identify it. Some other birders came over and took me down to the spring, but I didn't want to be around the big camera set-ups so I came back up after a brief look. I saw a male and female Eastern towhee rooting around, and several catbirds.
Moving on. I went by the castle but didn't see anything of note there.
On to the lake! Saw a pair of cormorants, standing together on the shore and looking around. Lots of catbirds, now that I know they exist I am seeing them everywhere!
This is I believe a female yellow-rumped warbler that I saw by the gill.
This is a Black-burnian warbler that I saw by the gill briefly, I wish I had been able to get better pictures! In addition to this one of its cute face peeking through, I did get one of the side (it's blurry but good enough for an ID). He was just there for a few swoops and quick landings, then he was gone.
There was another mystery warbler, with a black face/cap and a yellow throat, and a light-ish back. Not enough of a look (or picture) to be able to ID it.
This black-throated blue warbler hung out for a few minutes.
Then down to the pond, where I checked on the geese. The goose was not on the "nest" on the island! There was a pile of feathers, I looked for eggs but could not find any.
It was not a day with a lot of activity, so I'm thrilled that I came away with two new sightings (Blackburnian and black-throated blue) for me. It was hot and humid, by the time I got home I was pretty wrung out! I was in the park about 4-1/2 hours.