We went to Fort Fisher for work, hoping to find some migrant species that we have yet to encounter in the Onslow Bight (i.e. painted buntings!). Ironically enough, our best birding was in the aquarium parking lot where we heard and/or saw black-and-white warbler, prairie warbler, white-throated sparrows, house wren, and what we believe to be a Connecticut warbler. We did check out their feeders in hopes of seeing the painted buntings that have already been reported there this year, but the feeders were so overrun by boat-tailed grackles and red-wing blackbirds, I'm not surprised they weren't there.
|Yellow-Banded Dart Frog|