International Migratory Bird Day
Ya, Ya . . . I am about a week late with this report but it has been a busy few days for me. I have been trying to getting ready for the Allegany State Park Geobash Event that we are having this weekend.
On May 10th 2008 the Cattaraugus County Bird Club headed out for our annual Presque Isle State Park field trip for International Migratory Bird Day.
We found 60 species of birds while at Presque Isle State Park and 9 of which where warbler species. The 3 year birds that I saw were Warbling Vireo (CHECK), Northern Mockingbird (CHECK) and Spotted Sandpiper (CHECK). We continued to discuss how many of the migrants that we normally find didn’t seem to be there and it was unusually quite (but still had a good time)
We continued hiking along some of our favorite areas like the sidewalk trail . . . . to see some of our favorite species like the Red-headed Woodpecker and other warbler species that were up on the ridge of the trail.
We ate our lunch in the picnic area and was dazzled by the Northern Mockingbird who didn’t seem to care that we were there. Just before leaving the picnic area we found this Tree Swallow who had been investigating a natural tree cavity.
For the last hour of our adventure . . . Toni joined our group and we found this amazing Mourning Cloak! We had a great trip and saw many wonderful birds! Happy belated International Migratory Bird Day!!
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