While fourteen hard working bird folks trudged a couple of miles up, down and around in the sun, three others enjoyed a mini big sit on the hill and in the shade. They were Mike Smith, Mavis Grebenc, and Christie Anderberg. Their "efforts" yielded a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird, a male American Redstart, and two female orioles! The trudgers accounted for another forty two species including:
Six woodpecker species including upwards of ten Red-heads. No Red-cockadeds or Hairies.
Six warbler species, including Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-throated, and Black and White.
Two Wood Ducks
A Blue-headed Vireo
A tom turkey that flew right past us
We tried hard to detect Bobwhite Quail that we know to be present, but we were unsuccessful. Ken Spilios even braved the heather a couple of times trying to flush them.
A very enjoyable outing was had by all, especially the sitters. Rey Wells