Saturday, May 10, 2014

Big Day field trip!!

I led one of the Big Day field trips at the Biggest Week in American Birding today. 
We were fortunate to have good weather and the birding turned out pretty decent! 

Our first stop at Oak Openings Metropark gave us a good start to the morning. Tufted Titmice, Bluebirds, a few warblers, a flyby Broad-winged Hawk, and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo!! 

The stream at Oak Openings usually provides some good warblers. Today, it was a Hooded, singing his alternate song.

Pearson Metropark is always a beautiful walk and good birding. The window on wildlife feeders are always fun and the mature deciduous forest is always a nice walk.

We finished up the day with a run to Metzger Marsh where we saw this Sora!

Our total ended with 126 for the day which was enough to win the friendy competition between the two Big Day buses and was an awesome day for us! 
We ended with a bus load of happy people! 

Just another day in the life of a tour leader at the biggest festival in the country! 

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