Saturday, November 12, 2011
I had a great morning hiking the trails at Ocmulgee Monument (didn't see Trey and Walt). On the Bartram Trail between the parking lot and the road, I got to watch a Hermit Thrush for several minutes. Then when I rounded the corner, I thought I heard a high-pitched "seeee", and sure enough, there was a Brown Creeper working its way up a tree! I watched it go all the way up, then fly down to another tree, where I lost sight of it. Trey or Walt, if you read this, where did you have your Creeper? Wonder if mine was the same one or a different one. I also heard a Blue-Headed Vireo and a White-Breasted Nuthatch in this area.
It was fun to be surrounded by all the Song Sparrows and White-throated Sparrows down by the pond. I also enjoyed seeing a flock of 21 American Crows fly over, and 17 Black Vultures circling. I missed a few of the birds they got (didn't know where to look for the Common Nighthawk), but had a great day!