[EMAS] Fw: eBird Report - Sandy Mush Gamelands Bear creek access, Jul 15, 2012
- From: "Doug Johnston" <wellsteadwest@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: "EMAS Sightings" <emas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 16:05:43 -0400
A morning spent in the gamelands, saw temperatures move from the 60's to the 80's. After a week of clouds and rain, it was good to be out in the sun again. See below for Birds, Butterflies and also some Odes that revealed themselves. No Chats! and all the other warblers were not singing this morning. Maybe I need to get up earlier, or maybe the season is over. (Maybe both)
Sandy Mush Gamelands Bear creek access, Buncombe, US-NC Jul 15, 2012 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Protocol: Traveling 3.0 mile(s) Comments: Light breeze, temperatures from 60's to 80's, sun 33 species Northern Bobwhite 1 Wild Turkey 4 Great Blue Heron 1 Turkey Vulture 2 Red-shouldered Hawk 2 Red-tailed Hawk 2 Mourning Dove 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Phoebe 1 White-eyed Vireo 1 Blue-headed Vireo 1 Red-eyed Vireo 1 Blue Jay 1 American Crow 12 Tree Swallow 2 Barn Swallow 3 Carolina Wren 4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 Eastern Bluebird 1 American Robin 5 Northern Mockingbird 1 Brown Thrasher 1 European Starling 3 Hooded Warbler 2 Prairie Warbler 2 Eastern Towhee 6 Field Sparrow 9 Northern Cardinal 5 Indigo Bunting 13 Eastern Meadowlark 2 House Finch 2 American Goldfinch 7 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Butterflies - Posted to carolina leps E tiger swallowtail - 4 Clouded sulphur - 3 Orange sulphur - 6 Cloudless sulphur - 5 Little yellow - 10 Gray hairstreak - 2 ETB - 40+ Variegated fritillary - 14 PC - 30+ American lady - 1 C buckeye - 5 Red spotted purple - 1 Carolina satyr - 8 Monarch - 1 Silver spotted skipper - 13 Southern cloudywing - 2 Wild indigo duskywing - 1 C sootywing - 1 Least skipper - 9 Sachem - 9Dragonflies - For the first time this season, the dragons outnumbered the butterflies! This was largely due to the rewatering (by last week's rains), of the "Redmon" pond, a pond close to Bear Creek road that is in land newly acquired for the Gamelands. This pond is not easilly accessible. The dancers and spinyleg were seen on Sandy Mush creek.
All odes posted on NC ode site C. green darner - 5 Fawn darner - 1 Black shouldered spinyleg - 1 Swift river cruiser (Georgia) - 2 in a wheel, allowing some photos Eastern pondhawk - 10 Slaty skimmer - 1 Twelve spotted skimmer - 1 Blue dasher - 15 Wandering glider - 2Spot winged glider - 1 Several passes close over head, revealed the small spots and the darker color of the abdomen.
C whitetail - 4 Ruby meadowhawk - 11 Carolina saddlebags - 2 Black saddlebags - 4 Southern spreadwing - 10+ Slender spreadwing - 2 - in a wheel. Probably many more Swamp spreadwing - 2 - ditto above Powdered dancer - 2 Blue ringed dancer - 2 Blue tipped dancer - 1 Azure bluet - 9 Stream bluet - 3 Fragile forktail - 1
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