The second place was more active, sadly this was not limited to birds. There were little..... inchworms, I guess...... dropping from the sky on little silky threads. Constantly. We were all running into them, it was..... unsavory. There were also plenty of mosquitoes. I mean, many. Several. Lots. I was covered in bug spray, but they were unimpressed. Note to self: This is what Paul means by "possibly a little buggy." :-) Luckily the place is absolutely beautiful, and the sightings made the inchworms and bugs worth putting up with!
A few red-headed woodpeckers came through and I saw them several times, but they were too fast for the camera.
Again, the place was beautiful, the path was pretty easy, although it wasn't just a loop, it was more of a network of paths/trails and it was possible to get lost. Which we took full advantage of, resulting in......
As we were leaving, walking quickly to catch up to the group that did not take an extra detour, we saw a purple martin overhead. It did not look like an oversized swallow to me from that angle, the wings had a different shape. It was really cool to see.
Another fun and tiring day with AMNH - yay!