Once in the woods we found Veery, Warbling Vireo and Red-eyed Vireos. At one point along the stream we encountered a group of about four Baltimore Orioles and a large family of Orchard Orioles. In one sycamore tree there was an oriole nest, a Kingbird nest and a Gnatcatcher nest. Hank managed to get a photo of a female Baltimore Oriole feeding the young in the nest.
|Our surprise find for the day - Cerulean Warbler|
We managed a few other birds such as Belted Kingfisher and Wood Thrush with nesting material but then headed out of the woods again as we were finishing the walk. In a large field with a lot of saplings Holly heard a strange sound coming from the brushy area. We chased it down and discovered it was another rare bird at Bucktoe, a Yellow-breasted Chat. Once again Hank managed to get a nice picture of the big warbler.
|Yellow-breasted Chat - A discussion ensued rather this bird is really a warbler or should be in another Genus|
For a hot June day this bird walk was definitely worth the trip. Thanks to Holly and Hank for all their knowledge.