Saturday, June 11, 2011

Baldpate Mtn, 6/11

An early morning check of the radar showed a patch of thunderstorms headed toward Mercer county so I ran errands while waiting for the storms to pass by. Afterwards I drove up to the top of Baldpate and found almost exactly the same species as a previous visit. Notably no Kentuckys singing at any point, although it being later in the morning and later in the year may play a role.

I also explored the trails off the north side of Baldpate via the parking lot at the powerline cut. This had lots of habitat that seemed Hooded/Kentucky-friendly yet I only came up with one singing Hooded on the mile-long loop trip.

Upsides were House Wren nesting in the trail map structure, Great Crested Flycatcher, singing Blue-winged Warbler (not seen).

Hairy Woodpecker
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
House Wren
Wood Thrush
Gray Catbird
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

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