Saturday, May 21, 2011

Grandfather Mountain, NC - 19 May 2011

Morning brought the first blue skies all week.  I had hoped to spend the day at Grandfather Mountain, but lawn service killed that idea.

I drove to the Visitor Center and found the place covered in maintenance crew.  Grass cutting was going on everywhere, and once they had finished, the weed wackers took over.  Unfortunately, it killed any chances of photographing hummingbirds at the feeders.

I drove around a bit, heard Chestnut-sided Warblers, a Black-throated Green Warbler, and found a Black-throated Blue Warbler. My only photo opp was a singing Dark-eyed Junco just a few feet overhead.

I returned to the Visitor Center after the grass cutting was completed, but only found a small flock of Pine Siskins feeding at the feeders.  A half-hour wait brought a few Carolina Chickadees, more juncos, Red-breasted Nuthatches, and a fly-by Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

I decided it was good time to head back to town and catch up on image processing.  So it back to Panera and blogging... 

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