Recap - Fort Cooper Field Trip
Seventeen avid birders joined in the two hour adventure this morning. We began by birding the entrance and stopping at the lake front to check out the inhabitants. The entrance gave us Wild Turkey,Red-eyed and White-eyed Vireos with other common inhabitants. The lake had Common Gallinules, Grebes, American Coots, Anhingas, Great Blue, Little Blue Herons, Great Egret, Sandhill Cranes. Walking the edge gave us photo ops of Sedge Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Swamp Sparrow, Eastern Phoebe, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black & White, Yellow-throated Vireo, Northern Parula, Palm warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglets. And this was about the time to cut the trek short and dodge the rain that was coming in off the lake. The morning was productive with 45 species which can be seen at this eBird link.