We finally had a break in the heat and stormy weather, at least for today and tomorrow, so I wanted to take advantage of the cooler morning and went over to Lickinghole Creek and Reservoir. The trail hasn't been mowed for a while, but the vegetation on the trail was only ankle high at worst, so I wasn't concerned about ticks. However, the trail wasn't very "birdy." Right off the bat, I saw a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, but it started to fly before I could get it in good focus. All in all, I logged 18 species there.
You can tell that it's summer and I miss taking good avian photos when I start posting dragonfly photos.
Well, 18 avian species and no warblers wasn't good enough for me on a morning like this one, so I went over to nearby Mint Springs Park to look for warblers. I added 6 more avian species including 3 warblers: American Redstart, Hooded Warbler, and Kentucky Warbler.
A pair of Tree Swallows was bringing food to little ones in a box nest, and they kept flying at my head when I got too close. I thought that the green coloring on the swallow's back was interesting, and am confident that it was a lighting effect.