Date: 9/24/17 5:25 pm From: Jim G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Lake Eden Event Site, Black Mountain, NC
I was lucky enough to attend a beautiful wedding at the Lake Eden Event Site in the cute and thriving foothill town of Black Mountain, NC. The birding on site was great, both Saturday and Sunday morning. However, I wish I had another birder with me, because my Flycatcher identification is poor, and at times there were too many birds to see with just two eyes. Regardless, I found some pretty birds that aren't common around my home on the Outer Banks.
Some of special birds include:
Broad-winged Hawk (Flyover) Scarlet Tanager Summer Tanager Ovenbird Cape May Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler Magnolia Warbler Black-and-White Warbler Hermit Thrush (common outer banks in winter) Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks And TONS of American Goldfinches!
The site has dense woods, pasture lands, babbling brooks, tall hardwoods and pines, thickets and even two pond areas that held Canada geese and at least one Green Heron.
I highly recommend this site for birding, but do not know how restricted access may be considering we were paying to stay there in one of the many rental house on the site. Definitely worth checking out though.