Sarah, Chris and Mason are searching for an elusive American Redstart. We could all hear him, but even with all the sets of eyes we couldn't find him. We were lucky enough to see Rose breasted Grosbeak, Scarlet Tanager, Broadwing Hawk, and Blackburnian Warbler.
Chris brought his bag of tricks to help lure the birds out of the dense trees. Here he has Sarah holding a model Common Yellow Throat and he playing its call on the iPod. It worked and the Common Yellow Throat posed for all of us to see on the edge of the trees.Sarah showed her dedication and that birding is not for the faint of heart when she fell in the stream trying to get a better look at the Rose Breasted Grosbeak. Luckily she was able to keep here new treasure, a Sibley Field Guide (a gift from Dixie) dry. She held it above her head as Chris and Mason rescued her. Thanks guys!