[Bristol-Birds] Pisgah Field Trip Results

  • From: JPMOYLE18@xxxxxxx
  • To: bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2009 21:33:11 EDT

On Saturday, June 6, three BBC members elected to go on the Pisgah National 
Forest field trip.  They were Lois Cox, John Hay and John Moyle.  The day 
was beautiful and the birds were very cooperative (52 species). We began by 
skirting the edges of Grandfather Mountain, particularly the parkway pulloffs 
and their trails.  We had great views of the Appalachians and were able to 
investigate several trails and camp areas.  The second half of the trip 
involved visiting Linville Gorge and Falls.  They were spectacular!  Here is a 
list of the 52 species of birds logged on our outing:  Canada Goose, Wild 
Turkey (first pair was a male courting a female at a pulloff with his tail 
spread wide!), Green Heron, Broad-winged Hawk, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, 
Chimney Swift, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern 
Wood-Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Blue-headed Vireo, Red-eyed 
Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, 
Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, 
Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Winter Wren, 
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird, Veery, Wood Thrush, American Robin, 
Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided 
Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler (One, a male, flew 
around us for several minutes singing and perching within 15 feet), 
Black-throated Green Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, 
Ovenbird, Hooded Warbler, Canada Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Eastern Towhee, Song 
Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Eastern Meadowlark and Common Grackle.

John Moyle        Glen Alpine             Kingsport/Sullivan County

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