Birding the weekend of May 8 & 9, 2010

Sam and I went on ASCA’s field trip to Pinnacle Mountain State Park Saturday morning.  It was chilly but sunny and fun. In all we saw 42 species of bird including migrant Tennessee, Yellow, and Bay-breasted Warblers plus a first of season Acadian Flycatcher.

Later we went to the monthly CAAS meeting.  It was mostly cloudy but we did get see a -5 magnitude Iridium flare and I heard two FOS Chuck-will’s Widows before leaving.

Sunday morning, I went to Gillam Park and walked the main paved trail and the orange trail.  I saw a Great Horned Owl, that’s twice in recent weeks there, and a FOS Least Flycatcher, as well as a Swainson’s Thrush and a Wood Thrush and a Magnolia Warbler.

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