We went on this walk with Jeff Gordon because of The power of Twitter! and of course the generosity of Jeff!
I joined Twitter a few months ago so that I could keep up with the birds and birdie news and to check out what it was all about.
I also joined Chirptracker which is just for Birders …I thought I would just want to use Chirptracker… but, I find they both work together well.
When I use Chirptracker it will automatically update my status on Twitter.
So …..I use Chirptracker to post the birds I am seeing. I also use it ask the other birders for suggestions on where to go birding as we travel into different areas. When I chirp from Chirptracker it will Tweet on Twitter for me.
I then go to each application to see if there any responses to my questions I ask.
Two days ago, before we arrived at our next destination to bird. I put out a Chirp asking where to go ..what to see this time of year.
I had many suggestions from birders and also a nice invitation from Jeff Gordon to join a bird walk he was leading.
How cool is that!
So I suggest you try both applications and see how they work for you.
So onto our Bird walk at White Clay creek state park.
Jeff was leading a walk for the Friends of Clay Creek..
You must read his post about Two Unique guys who pick up some wild American foxes! Very Funny!
I am always amazed by birders like Jeff who can hear a faint call and know which bird it is..or see a bird fly by and know what the bird is by flight. I am getting a bit better…but have a long way to go.
Jeff did a great job showing us what birdies were out there and calling them closer for us to all see. He was fun, amusing and we all enjoyed our walk with him.
Thanks for inviting us Jeff. We had a great time!
We saw some great birds.Orioles,Scarlet Tanagers, Acadian Flycatchers etc...but the highlights for me was the Kentucky warbler…tee hee..it is in the below photo hiding..click on the photo and you will see it.
This bird below is a life bird for me..can you tell what it is? Sorry, it was far away and wanted to show its backside each time I took a photo..Jeff Gordon tells us this is a Gray-cheeked Thrush ... I will take Jeff's word for it.
Hard to tell the difference between this and a Bicknell's Thrush. The forest was lush and damp and my mind was thinking MORELS!I didn't see any and wouldn't have been allowed to pick any here anyway..I did see some interesting shelf type mushrooms.
There were some beautiful wildflowers. Click on the names of the flowers to learn more about them..Some are edible.
I need some help….Does any know who these balls belong to?