Village Creek State Park 4/19/2009

I decided to go to Village Creek as I woke up this morning. Just seemed like the thing to do. I checked the weather in Forrest City and it was raining but it was predicted that it would stop from about 8 and be okay until about 11. I figured that might even help if the rain forced migrants to ground over night. So I got away at 6:05 and got there about 7:55. My plan was to walk the Military Road Loop Trail to the hanging bridge. The visit got off to good start when I saw a Barred Owl on a limb about 3 feet off the ground and 5 feet from the road. He watched me drive by but didn’t like me coming back to look at him and flew away. The most common bird might have been Northern Parula, it seems like there was always one in listening range. I also got first of season Northern Bobwhite, Acadian Flycatcher, and Great Horned Owl. I covered probably 3 miles total,  encountering 33 species.

Species seen or heard:

  • Northern Bobwhite *
  • Acadian Flycatcher *
  • Great Horned Owl *
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Northern Parula
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Barred Owl
  • Summer Tanager
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Northern Flicker
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • American Crow
  • Blue Jay
  • Barn Swallow
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Canada Goose
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Green Heron
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Carolina Wren
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Yellow-throated Vireo
  • Mourning Dove
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Field Sparrow

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