Five members of the Piedmont Bird Club met at Mayo River State Park near Mayodan, NC at 8 AM and birded the park and other several locations in the northwest corner of Rockingham County. Highlights at the park were two active Green Herons and a Spotted Sandpiper flying around the pond. At the Deshazo Road tract of Mayo River State Park, we had brief views of a Kentucky Warbler, and heard or saw seven other warbler species plus Yellow-breasted Chat. Other highlights there included fly overs by a Broad-winged Hawk and an Osprey, and good looks at an Orchard Oriole, Scarlet Tanager, and Yellow-throated Vireo. From there we made a short drive to Old Anglin Loop and ended up along a very scenic stretch of the Mayo River where we added Great Blue Heron and White-eyed Vireo, and had good looks at a Yellow-breasted Chat. The remainder of the trip we made brief stops along country roads on our way back to the park. At these stops, we picked up open country birds such as Blue Grosbeak, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Meadowlark, and Grasshopper Sparrow. We arrived back at the park around 12:30 PM. Misses for the day included Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Brown Thrasher, and Summer Tanager.
Participants: Marty Wall, Matt Wangerin, Anne Presnell, Chris Frandock, Lisa Gerringer
All photos by Marty Wall
Species Total: 64
Great Blue Heron
Great Crested Flycatcher