Sunday, May 20, 2012

Oconee River Greenway Field Trip, 5/19/12

About a dozen of us made the trek to Milledgeville to bird the Oconee River Greenway Saturday. It was a gorgeous day, and our first treat was to watch Cliff Swallows flying to and from 101 nests under the bridge!

Cliff Swallow Nests at the Oconee River Greenway

As we walked, we got to enjoy the lovely park, and were treated to lots of birds, including Prothonotary Warbler, Northern Parula, American Redstart, and a very cooperative Kentucky Warbler and Swainson's Warbler.

Oconee River Greenway

On the river we saw a Great Blue Heron, Little Blue Heron, and Spotted Sandpiper.
Here's a river view:

Oconee River
We ended the day with 47 species. We saw this Red-tailed Hawk on a power line pole near the parking lot.

Red-tailed Hawk

After enjoying a last look at this lovely Great Blue Heron, we went to Amici in Milledgeville for a great lunch.
Fun day!

Great Blue Heron on the Oconee River

2 comments:

jerry said...

nice write-up Anne!

Andre said...

Nice pictures and great post!
Thanks for keeping us up to date about activities.