Today my goal was to try and get Dickcissels in both Guilford and Rockingham Counties.
Thanks to Marty and Matt I knew exactly where I needed to look for them
Baldwin Rd in Guilford County was my first stop and as I just received a text from Matt I realized I was exactly where I needed to be and I replied that I was in the spot and then I heard a Dickcissel singing and after I little searching I found him in the tree behind me and I was able to get some pictures.
Now onto Rockingham County using the GPS location that Marty had reported them at on Benaja Rd. I thought I heard one singing but it was a good way from the road near the pond and there was a good breeze blowing. I stayed for 2 hrs and no luck.
I drove down Beville Rd and soon returned back to Benaja hoping to hear one since the breeze had lighten up some but still no luck
While looking for the Dickcissels I had a nice showing of Raptors, first two RT Hawks, a RS Hawk and a Cooper’s Hawk and later an adult Bald Eagle.
I ended up adding 2 species for each county for the day Guilford the Dickcissel and a BG Gnatcatcher.
For Rockingham, I added a Grasshopper Sparrow and RW Blackbird
It was a really nice day to be out
Good Birding Always
eBird Checklist Summary for: Jun 11, 2019
Number of Checklists: 7
Number of Taxa: 44
Checklists included in this summary:
(1): Lake Cammack Park and Marina
Date: Jun 11, 2019 at 7:25 AM
(2): Baldwin Rd. (Guilford Co.)
Date: Jun 11, 2019 at 7:40 AM
(3): 1410–1604 Benaja Rd, Reidsville US-NC (36.2543,-79.7031)
Date: Jun 11, 2019 at 9:10 AM
(4): 160 Beville Rd, Reidsville US-NC (36.2539,-79.7087)
Date: Jun 11, 2019 at 11:10 AM
(5): 1410–1604 Benaja Rd, Reidsville US-NC (36.2543,-79.7031)
Date: Jun 11, 2019 at 11:50 AM
(6): Lake Reidsville
Date: Jun 11, 2019 at 12:30 PM
(7): Service Rd, Ruffin US-NC (36.4647,-79.5319)
Date: Jun 11, 2019 at 1:15 PM