Bacon Woods Field trip

July 2, 2006

Aerial View by Jim McCarty, July 6, 2006

Species Photos
Canada Goose 20
Wood Duck 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Acadian Flycatcher 10
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 3
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10
Cliff Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Carolina Wren 4
House Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7
Eastern Bluebird 3
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 4
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 4
Cerulean Warbler 1
American Redstart 5
Common Yellowthroat 4
Hooded Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 7
Indigo Bunting 12
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Orchard Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 25

Total Species 51


See Craig Caldwell's report below.

Bacon Wood Birders Laurie Boylan

Tom explaining our route Laurie Boylan

American Goldfinch Dave Lewis

Common Yellowthroat Dave Lewis

Redstart feeding Cowbird Dave Lewis

Indigo Bunting Dave Lewis

Female Orchard Oriole Dave Lewis
Hi, TMR,
I got my signals crossed and went to Bacon Woods this morning [Saturday 7/1/06].  Had a nice walk; too bad I was alone.  Saw little, heard a lot - list attached.  The hooded and cerulean warblers were in the usual places and the white-eyed vireo was near where we saw it on our big day.  The turkeys (yes, turkeys - a hen and 6-7 chicks) were on the path at the south end of the field and faded into the woods when they saw me.  The cliff swallows were working the bridge area.
Lots of mud on the plants and trees - two-three feet of water swept through the woods last week.  Surprisingly, the trails were at worst damp mud, no boots needed.  If it storms tonight, though, you might need them in the area of the fun-house boardwalk.  I talked to a riverkeeper who was reading the water gauge at the bridge and he said the river crested at about 12' (flood stage is 10') and it's at a little under three feet now.

Craig's trip list.

Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Wild Turkey a hen and 6-7 young
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Gray Catbird
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Crow
White-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
American Goldfinch
Blue-winged Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Brown-headed Cowbird


Crawfish Dave Lewis

Birders sometimes act like kids Mary Anne Romito

We saw a lot of flood damage Mary Anne Romito

We were amazed how high the flooding has been.
Mary Anne Romito

Even after a very long walk, we were still laughing.
Mary Anne Romito

Final tally Laurie Boylan
Aerial View by Jim McCarty, July 6, 2006
This fellow took time out of his river cleaning
duties to tell us about his search for the Ivory-billed
Woodpecker in Arkansas. Laurie Boylan

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