Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Central City Park Field Trip

Our first June field trip saw us the Central City Park where six birders from the Ocmulgee Audubon group met.
Ty pointing, and Andre updating the checklist.
Paul Johnson observed a Baltimore Oriole before everyone even got there.
We also got three Painted Buntings before the morning was over.
Painted Bunting
The first part of the field trip went on with lively music as a race was going on in a festive mood.
We enjoyed watching a little bit of the race too.  We were in Central City Park after all; where interesting activities happen.
We've observed 52 bird species but it's hard to tell if we stopped more for dragonflies and wildflowers or for birds.  Nature was calling everywhere with colors and life.  We heard more birds but saw more butterflies and pretty dragonflies.

Wildflowers are all around us this time of year.  It takes appreciating eyes to notice them.  And birders have appreciating eyes.

Some birders in the group were very interested in butterflies, dragonflies, wildflowers, and mushrooms.  That was great!

Let's take a closer look at the ... down there!
 We went down the levee all the way to the river, over the railroad tracks, and saw a deer starring at us.
You never know what you will encounter on a birding field trip.

Our next field trip will be at the Lockerly Arboretum.  Beside all the bird species, this field trip promises to yield even more butterflies, wildflowers, and pretty dragonflies.  The grounds of this arboretum are also gorgeous.  Don't miss it.
You can meet us there at 8:30 a.m. June 20th, (all info in the above link) or leave together in a car pool from Dr. Ty Ivey’s office at 1902 Forsyth Street, Macon.

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