26 May Bird Hike Report
PENS hiking trails.
Group of 6 hikers. Started hike at 7am it was 8 degrees Celsius. By 10:30am it was 16 degrees Celsius.
It was very foggy in the village this morning but was not foggy up on the mountain. What started out chilly turned into a really beautiful sunny day. We hiked a bit longer than usual, starting out in the parking lot where we saw an Oven bird, black-throated green warbler and a dark eyed junco. then we headed up the trail. we went up on the roundtop side, taking the Vogel trail. We got a good view of both the blue headed vireo and the red-eyed vireo. Black throated blue & black-throated green warblers were plentiful throughout the hike. about 2 thirds up to lac spruce there was a winter wren singing in a tall, dark evergreen. We never found it, but looked for well over 10 minutes. Then once we started heading down the lac spruce trial near the bench with a view I could hear the Canada Warbler . it was very close but no one spotted it! We saw lots of other birds and 21 species. A record for the number of species on the PENS trail for my group bird hikes. Strangely there were no thrushes.
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Next week May June 1 2019 we are meeting at the lower parking lot of hotel Horizon at 7am.