A visit to Babcock Webb had been anticipated with excitement especially since I hadn't been there in a couple of years....an early start did not bother me and it was super special because Dotty offered to drive - what a bonus! We started off the day driving in the fog - which seems to be usual for this time of the year - and arrived in the fog too .... we sat in the parking lot and while waiting for the rest of the group - we enjoyed being serenaded by the Chuck-Will's Widows....once everyone arrived we combined cars/people and off we go....
|Our view was quite lovely as the fog started to dissipate but not before getting foggier|
|We arrived at our chosen location and positioned ourselves so that we could see the Red-Cockated Woodpecker come out of its nest....we waited and waited and finally abandoned the idea and moved on further down the dirt road until we found them...|
|they were out and about - eating and chiseling wood....then we saw two together...|
|We heard many Meadowlarks but only saw a couple - they were pretty good at staying out of 'eyes' view.|
|Same scenario with the Eastern Towhee - though we were able to observe several singing their little heart away.|
|One of three curious Deer looking us over.|
|And, folks, that's all the pictures that I have to show for this great trip - how appropriate to have this Bluebird sitting on a 'smiling' branch :) it was a very good day indeed. My e-bird list for today:|