Presque Isle State Park Fieldtrip
Last Saturday (12 May 2007) on International Migratory Bird Day the Cattaraugus County Bird Club attended our annual trip to Presque Isle State Park in Erie Pennsylvania. Although the temperatures were very chilly, we had a wonderful day with 72 species of birds!! We found 13 species of warblers and I was able to add 11 species as first for 2007’s!!
All species below were my first for 2007’s (CHECK)
|Warbling Vireo||Black-and-white Warbler|
|Red-headed Woodpecker||Palm Warbler|
|Great-crested Flycatcher||Chestnut-sided Warbler|
|Eastern Kingbird||Nashville Warbler|
|Canvasback (duck)||Cape May Warbler|
Palm Warbler and Warbling Vireo were a few species found!
Below is the list of 13 species of warblers that we found.
|1. Yellow Warbler||2. Black-and-white Warbler|
|3. Magnolia Warbler||4. American Redstart|
|5. Common Yellowthroat||6. Yellow-rump Warbler|
|7. Palm Warbler||8. Chestnut-sided Warbler|
|9. Nashville Warbler||10. Cape May Warbler|
|11. Black-throated Blue Warbler||12. Blackburnian|
|13. Northern Parula|
Their were so many wonderful birds found like the Magnolia Warbler and Black-and-white Warbler in the above photos! I have also posted some vista views that i captured.
We found two recently hatched eggs (which we were unable to identify the species). My guess was Mourning Dove since their was a pair just above the spot we found these two eggs. But the book doesn’t show that this species has speckled eggs! So your guess is as good as mine.
We ended our day with a flurry of all kinds of warblers and this one Scarlet Tanager who put on a show for us. Film people were running out of film and digital people continued taking numerous photos!