Friday, October 21, 2011

Migrant Visitors

Although the cooler weather has limited the sightings of wildlife along the boardwalk at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest, there are still jewels to be found!

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks (Pheucticus ludovicianus) were seen again outside the office window eating Flowering Dogwood fruit.  Black-throated Blue Warblers (Setophaga caerulescens) were spotted in several places around the boardwalk (#4, #14) and in the parking area.

Male Hooded Warblers (Setophaga citrina) are still being seen regularly around the boardwalk, especially near the swamp edge between #2 and #3 and along the return loop at #14.

An Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus) was spotted walking under the Dwarf Palmettos near #1.

Today, the first Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) was spotted moving low at the swamp's edge behind the outdoor classroom.

Other residents like the cool weather just fine as well as the sanctuary from those with guns!

Images by Mark Musselman

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