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The Indigo Bunting Litigation

Updated on June 2, 2016

The day started out just great. I got in to see my therapist in the morning and I told her I was bound and determined to get some video of the elusive and quick Indigo Bunting and hopefully the, just as elusive, Pileated Woodpecker. She told me about where the woodpecker likes to hang out at. "Down on Camden History Trail by the Ranger House." Perfect. That's where Faith and I parked and began walking down the Camden History Trail at Camden State Park again. When we first got out of the vehicle, I got some video of this Eastern Kingbird.

That was on the bridge. Then we started walking down the Camden History Trail. We got a picture together, which can be seen in this slideshow of the pictures I took.

After a couple attempts of a photo together, we kept going. It was beautiful, just like every other trail there. Then we came to a fork and chose to take the less traveled trail toward the river. What do you know? A colony of Bank Swallows on the other side of the river. It was fascinating. I'm pretty sure they were Bank Swallows and not the Tree Swallow, I did not see any bluish/green color on their backs, which would suggest that they are the Bank Swallows. Here are a couple short videos I took of them.

After that fun stuff. We saw some Cedar Waxwings on the other side of the river too, close by the fork in the trail. Here is some short video footage of the Bombycilla cedrorum, Mr. Cedar Waxwing.

I saw Faith checking out a bird back on the trail where we came from so I looked into it. She saw a bird I was not yet familiar with. It turned out to be an Eastern Common Yellowthroat. It was sitting on a branch just for a few seconds before diving down. I managed to get some short video of it though.

I should mention that I was wearing a, sort of, bright blue shirt and a definitely bright orange hat on this expedition. Our journey began after the Eastern Common Yellowthroat dove out of view. We turned back and went back around past the fork in the trail and kept going up toward a clearing. We stopped for a few minutes, when all of a sudden, the Indigo Bunting male and female flew up into a tree right by us. Talk about awesome. I managed to get some quick video of it. It sure doesn't like to stay put for very long. Maybe it's camera shy. Then it flew over to a tree not far away and I got some more video of the male Indigo Bunting. That was it. Just what we set out for. Faith was saying how she thought we weren't going to see the Indigo Bunting again this year but I told her to have faith. It paid off. Grade A Choice. Right after the Indigo Bunting, we heard a bird above us in the tree and sure enough, I managed to get some footage of this Baltimore Oriole, too. Here are those videos.

That was a rush. And just what we came for. The elusive and fast Indigo Bunting. Passerina cyanea. We continued on the trail and then we heard something. It sounded like a loud bird laughing at us. Could you believe it? First the Indigo Bunting and now the Pileated Woodpecker. Clutch. We saw it just briefly, but no video. Instead I got this footage of a Turkey Vulture patrolling the area after the Pileated Woodpecker took off.

After what seemed like forever on the trail, we finally saw a deer and got close to her and perhaps her fawn. There are a couple videos of the White Tail Deer here followed by one last bird sighting for the evening, another Cedar Waxwing. It got late. Sunset. The temperature was around 65 degrees. Partly cloudy skies with a light breeze. The weather was pretty great but a little on the cool side once the sun went down. We found a couple ticks on us and the mosquitoes were out. Thank you for reading and watching the videos. I hope you enjoyed them.

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      Larry Rankin 

      2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Well written.


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