Second VENTURE TO:
Graham County, NC
May 4, 2012
Some heavy thunderstorms were moving through Graham County overnight forcing us to delay the start to our second Stecoah Gap birding trip. But by 9:15 or so the majority of the rain had moved east of us. Waves of fog and small rain showers continued on through the morning but never interfered with our birding.
The first few hundred meters of the trail were particularly good this time with great views of Chestnut-sided Warbler (sitting on the split rail fence), American Redstart, Magnolia Warbler and Ovenbird. The Kentucky Warbler was strangely absent this morning and as normal the Cerulean Warbler decided to stay as high as it could in the treetops.