Date: 5/1/20 1:48 pm From: Fischer David (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: Wake County Swainson's Warblers
Thanks to Eddie's excellent directions, I was able to find two singing male Swainson's Warblers along the Neuse River Trail about 0.8 mi NE of the Mial Plantation Road parking lot. The birds were both around bridges 288 and 289 (which are just a short distance from one another. One of them posed nicely for photos - see my ebird reporthttps://ebird.org/checklist/S68199249
Also found a FOY Magnolia Warbler along the path. I also had a FOY Swainson's Thrush this morning (at Mason Farm in Chapel Hill), so naturally I'm now looking the hawk that would give me a Swainson's trifecta.
Dave FischerCary, NC
From: Eddie Owens <carolinabirds...>
To: carolinabirds listserve <carolinabirds...>
Sent: Fri, May 1, 2020 9:22 am
Subject: Wake County Swainson's Warblers
I did some early morning birding before work, visiting in the southeastern part of the county, parking at Mial Plantation Rd parking lot (it's an eBird hotspot), and hiking to the Johnston Co. line. My target bird was Swainson's Warbler. eBird tools indicated this might be a good place and time for that bird.
I encountered at least two birds, possibly a third one (but it was so far up a tributary in the woods, I couldn't hear it well). Location details for the birds are in my report:https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://ebird.org/checklist/S68174645__;!!OToaGQ!7jHOkyUrycQSRahB3zWHQBTi7v963doqCL9blUrD50k79IwAVhfuAPoh0vzYJ8d4thU$ . I think they might hang around for a day or two.