Sunday, September 05, 2010

BwBTC Bird Trustom Pond NWR

Howdee all,

After birding the mudflats and fun lunch stop at the Corner Deli in town,

we went to Trustom Pond NWR just a few miles south.BwBTC Charlestown RI_078

Which way do we go?

We followed the pathway to the left thru a large field.BwBTC Charlestown RI_043Jane showed us the caterpillar of the Monarch butterfly and the eggs.. Oh fun!

Thanks Jane!BwBTC Charlestown RI_044 Isn't it beautiful?

Monarch Caterpillar on MilkweedBwBTC Charlestown RI_079

We stopped at the freshwater pond and checked out the wildlife, frogs, turtles, dragonflies and other critters.

Charlestown ri_010 Time to take the group photo…

hee hee..two second timer so it took a few tries before we got it right!

BwBTC Charlestown RI_052 We birded the grasses…BwBTC Charlestown RI_053  We birded the Salt water pond..BwBTC Charlestown RI_055BwBTC Charlestown RI_076 We birded the woodlands…

BwBTC Charlestown RI_061

We saw a decent amount of birds..most of which I didn't capture on camera..

We caught a great burst of activity in the forest with warblers and vireos all over the place..it was very exciting and we didn't know which way to look first.

 

Here are a few birdie photos I did get..

Juvenile Ring-necked PheasantBwBTC Charlestown RI_073

A juvenile Black-billed Cuckoo

BwBTC Charlestown RI_057    I had a terrific time birding, bugging, and enjoying nature with everyone.

Speaking of bugs…

Check out this funky bug that landed on Katie..  BwBTC Charlestown RI_081I forgot what Jane said it was…Jane?

I think its a weevil of some sort…BwBTC Charlestown RI_080

Thanks everyone for coming and making this a terrific day!

Check out these other accounts of our day!

Dans

Larrys

Johns

Cindys

 

Birds of the Afternoon

Canada Goose  
Mute Swan 
Wood Duck 
Mallard 
Ring-necked Pheasant 
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron 
Great Egret 
Snowy Egret       
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture 
Osprey 
Northern Harrier   
Caspian Tern
Black-billed Cuckoo 
Belted Kingfisher 
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe 
Eastern Kingbird 
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 
Blue Jay 
American Crow 
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow 
Barn Swallow 
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
American Robin
Gray Catbird 
Northern Mockingbird 
European Starling 
Blue-winged Warbler 
Pine Warbler 
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart 
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee 
Song Sparrow 
Northern Cardinal 
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch 

4 comments:

Andy said...

Someday perhaps I'll be able to make one of these trips. We all know the story of last year and this year, work - yeck.
Looks like you all had a great time.

Susan W. said...

One of the most fun and informative advevtures I can remember. Thank you, Dawn!

Freely Living Life said...

Looks like you had the perfect weather for a day of birding! =) Beautiful area! The Ring-necked Pheasant is a nice looking bird. And the bug on Katie's arm is so cute! =) Thanks for sharing your adventure with us!

{{hugs}}

dAwN said...

Andy..
I sure hope you can make it someday..I know your photos would be awesome!

Susan W.
My pleasure..I am so glad you joined us..We should get together again for some more Birdie fun!

Freely Living Life
Thanks so much..so glad you enjoyed the post..look forward to your Rving adventures!

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