Second, it is a very good woods for breeding birds. The first time, I hiked without camera to get a maximum distance explored. The high point was a Hooded Warbler some fifteen feet away. (.. and no camera!) Also had juvenile Wood Thrush being fed by a parent, vireos, veeries, and many other warblers.
The last two times, I photographed from my car and never had a single vehicle pass me. I could have parked in the middle of the road had it been necessary to get the right position for the photograph. Birds come very close to a car without locating the person inside.
Here are a few of the many birds I photographed.
My attention was suddenly pulled away to a surprise visit on the Elderberry bushes. A Cedar Waxwing came in to feed on some of the unopened flower buds. What a surprise!
My final visitor was a Northern Cardinal male that perched in a very artistic setting.
Further bird images are on my SmugMug website at:
Gallery of Perching Birds
My next visit will be on one of the side-hill trails where I can be level with the tree tops. My thinking is that I can get images of the small warblers that prefer to feed in the upper tree level. Wish me luck.