|At Lake Juliette|
|Bitter Sneezeweed, by Doug Kimball|
This includes a pair of Eastern Kingbirds feeding four chicks, Summer Tanagers, Canada Geese, and many more.
We continued on to the Kid's Pond area with a stop on the way. A pretty male American Goldfinch showed off his yellow.
We also spotted two otters and beavers at the Kid's Pond.
We were rewarded by the morning hours birding. We enjoyed a good birding activities with various warblers including Kentucky, Northern Parula, Hooded, Pine, Prairie, and Yellow Throated. These last two gave us some good viewing. They were beautiful to behold!
|Buttonbush, by Doug Kimball|
We made a stop at Falling Water before heading to Pond 2A.
More and more birds as we moved along. Eastern Towhee, various Flycatchers including the quite vocal Great Crested, Wood Thrushes, lots of Indigo Buntings proclaiming to the world where their territories are by their pretty songs, Northern Bobwhites (by the Kid's Pond), lots of Red Headed Woodpeckers, fewer Red Bellied and Downies, and just one Pileated.
|Bachman's Sparrow, by Jim Gilreath|
|Japanese Bush-clover, by Doug Kimball|
We finally made it to Pond 2A to see the ...Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. We didn't see them. These are typically early birds. But we did see a lot of Tree Swallows! going in and out of their nesting spots in tree cavities.
A confused "Bamby", a fawn, performed a nice gallop for us to the delight of everyone.
|Where is my Mommie, all these humans around?? Photo by Jim Gilreath.|