As the month of May was winding down I was getting tired of birding the same spots around Delaware County. So I packed a lunch and headed north to Luzerne County to visit Nescopeck State Park. This is a large, mostly forested park, over 3500 acres in size, with a couple of small lakes, ponds and a few bogs. Dave Kruel was leading a bird walk and I thought that I would take advantage of his local knowledge. I arrived a little early and birded around the parking lot and office building and was rewarded with a nice look at a male Cape May Warbler along with a Blackburnian Warbler.
|Cape May Warbler & What's behind him? Photo by Laura Erickson|
We were hearing a tremendous amount of Ovenbirds but not seeing any. Dave kept trying to test the new comers to see if they were learning the Ovenbird's song. As we were walking along we spotted a Wild Turkey and one of the new birders shouted "Now that's an Ovenbird".
|Male Purple Finch|