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.
Which way do we go?
We followed the pathway to the left thru a large field.Jane showed us the caterpillar of the Monarch butterfly and the eggs.. Oh fun!
We stopped at the freshwater pond and checked out the wildlife, frogs, turtles, dragonflies and other critters.
hee hee..two second timer so it took a few tries before we got it right!
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 Pheasant
A juvenile Black-billed Cuckoo
Speaking of bugs…
Thanks everyone for coming and making this a terrific day!
Check out these other accounts of our day!
Birds of the Afternoon
Great Blue Heron