As we started down the path from the modest “visitor’s center” we saw three people pointing and looking towards a tall tree in the distance. We approached and asked what was being looked at. “some woodpecker.” It turned out to not just be “some” woodpecker but the Pileated Woodpecker! The Pileated Woodpecker is the biggest Woodpecker in North America and one we had very much wanted to see! We shared the bird with a happy group of casual birders. Casual “hikers” would probably be a better description. Anyways, a great bird for us (number 145 for me :)) and some good pictures from Jeanette.
This morning Jeanette saw a Lawrence’s Warbler (a hybrid offspring of a Golden-winged Warbler and a Blue-winged Warbler) in among a plethora of Blue-winged Warblers (This bird had been previously reported in the NJRBA). He was making cozy with a “plain” blue-winged and close by was a baby warbler (baby Lawrence’s perhaps?) A few good identifying shots were taken. Great Bird!
Old Mine Road