Bear Swamp and McIlroy Preserve, May 19th 2012
- By Carl Steckler
On Saturday May 19 Meg, I and seven brave souls braved the possibility of gnats, tics, chiggers and blood sucking carnivorous flying beasts, all to find the elusive bird. We visited Bear Swamp and the Dorothy McIlroy Preserve to see what we could find.
Our first stop was the parking area off Iowa Road on Bear Swamp road. The sounds of birds surrounded us and after spending two hours without leaving the parking area we saw or heard 18 species. Not bad for an area of about 75 feet square.
We also heard:
Black-throated Blue Warbler
We then went to Dorthy McIlroy Preserve and walked the loop.. We saw or heard 21 species.
Great Crested Flycatcher
Black-throated Green warbler
All in all a great day, many thanks to: Suan,Leishmania, Becky, Sue, Clause, Robert, Meg and Rick, great birders.