Field Trip Report for Silver Bluff Trail – 26 October 2019

This was a new trip for us as we got to walk Silver Bluff’s new Quail Trail for the first time on an absolutely beautiful morning. The trail is a little over 3 miles and winds through woods, brushy areas, the sparrow field and if you want down to the river. As we walked through the first brushy areas we could hear a lot of calls but not many birds showed themselves. We eventually did see some Chipping Sparrows as well as the usual Chickadees, Titmice, Eastern Bluebirds and Brown-headed Nuthatches. There were some Pine Warblers around as well. The first Blue-headed Vireos of the fall were seen in a couple of places and there were a couple of Song Sparrows and Swamp Sparrows around. As we got to the sparrow field we did see some Savannah Sparrows and an Eastern Meadowlark. We walked down to the river.

It was pretty quiet there and the later part of the morning stayed quiet. On the way back we did hear something flush in the bushes and when I walked in 5 Northern Bobwhite flushed out. There are quail on the Quail Trail!  It’s a beautiful trail, go by and try it.

— Lois Stacey

Link to eBird report: https://ebird.org/checklist/S60937285

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