Right out of the car we saw a pair of cuckoos (I think yellow billed but I might be wrong). We saw Scarlet Tanagers, Indigo Buntings and Great Crested Flycatchers soon after hitting the trail. We heard the calls of Cerulean, Hooded, Blue-winged and several others. The Cerulean Warblers were so hard to see even though we heard them calling all around us.
|Male Indigo Bunting|
|Male Scarlet Tanager|
|Male Hooded Warbler|
|Male Hooded Warbler preening|
|The trunk was at least 8-10 inches thick and the hole was so perfectly round! (They must have excelled in geometry)|
We had close looks at some 17 year-old cicadas.
Six pictures later he was in three, and two were clear enough to blow up and post here. He is a pretty boy. Unfortunately a few of our group missed him. So these are for you. I know it is not the same but I hope you enjoy a look.
Thank you Tom for leading, Dennis for organizing and all the drivers; the trip it was great.