ECO WALK Field Trip
18 birders joined in a fun trip to ECO. This is usually the first of the season, and due to the present social distancing guidelines, we were successful in pulling it off. The morning fog made it difficult for quite some time to see any of the small birds plainly. We could see them in the canopy, but could not ID many of them. It took some time to finally be able to definitely discern their identity. We had 3 woodpecker species, Red-eyed & White-Eyed Vireos, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, House & Carolina Wrens, Black & White, Palm, Pine, and Yellow-throated, Prairie Warblers. We heard Indigo Buntings. The most exciting birds were two Ovenbirds.
This Pileated flew in near where Ken and I were finishing up the trip and gave us a good sendoff. Thanks to Ken and Effie for their photos. We had 34 species. Here is the eBird Link to the list https://ebird.org/checklist/S74599867