Craighead Forest Park 5/17/2008

Joined Dottie & Doris, Karen, and Dale & Craig for a trip to Craighead Forest Park. Left at 5:05, was birding at 7:25 AM. Trip time was about 2:10 and was about 130 miles. First we birded a softball field south of the lake then took a paved trail to the nature center. There are some good looking trails from there but we did only one. The Bay-breasted Warbler, Mourning Warbler, and Yellow-bellied Flycatcher were life birds for me.

Species seen or heard:
• Bay-breasted Warbler **
• Black-throated Green Warbler
• Magnolia Warbler
• Tennessee Warbler
• Yellow-bellied Flycatcher **
• Great Crested Flycatcher
• Mourning Warbler **
• American Redstart
• Philadelphia Vireo
• American Robin
• Eastern Wood-Pewee
• Pine Warbler
• Blue Jay
• American Crow
• Carolina Chickadee
• Brown-headed Cowbird
• Red-bellied Woodpecker
• Tufted Titmouse
• Northern Mockingbird
• Northern Cardinal
• Eastern Bluebird
• European Starling
• Mourning Dove
• Red-winged Blackbird
• Turkey Vulture
• White-eyed Vireo
• Common Grackle
• Chimney Swift
• Indigo Bunting
• Carolina Wren
• Eastern Kingbird
• Mississippi Kite
• Swainson’s Thrush
• Summer Tanager
• Mallard
• Great Blue Heron
• Canada Goose
• Chipping Sparrow

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