Pinnacle Mountain State Park 6/13/2009

I decided to walk the East Quarry Trail, a trail I had never done before.  I started the walk at 7 AM.  The weather was clearing and the temperature was still mild.  I was not inundated by species but I did encounter Pine Warblers and Indigo Buntings frequently, the latter being common at the actual East Quarry.  While there I heard what sounded like a Painted Bunting and as it turns out, it was.  I got some good pictures and then later saw his lady friend.  I heard a familiar warbler sound that I couldn’t quite place. I later listened to my birding CDs and identified it as a Wilson’s Warbler even though its about a week late for that one.  The round trip is about 3 miles which I finished up about 9:30.


* = First of Year

Species seen or heard:

  • Wilson’s Warbler *
  • Pine Warbler
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Carolina Wren
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • American Crow
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Summer Tanager
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • Worm-eating Warbler
  • Fish Crow
  • Blue Jay
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Painted Bunting
  • Yellow-breasted Chat
  • Green Heron
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Mourning Dove
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Swainson’s Warbler

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