On a warm sunny Sunday, approximately 60 adults and children gathered at one of the Alabama Birding Trail sites, Limestone Park in Alabaster, for a Beginner Bird Walk sponsored by Birmingham Audubon.
The event started with Greg Harber releasing a rehabilitated Northern bobwhite. The bird flew off as soon as the box was cracked open showing its healthy status.
Ken Wills and Dick Mills talked about Birmingham Audubon’s part in the conservation efforts at Limestone including the planting of prairie plants and the removal of evasive plants. Ken led the group to observe birds at the park’s pond and on the handicapped accessible bird blind, installed overlooking the wetland area of the park. Birmingham Audubon members Anne Miller and Maureen Shaffer were recognized for their efforts in getting the bird platform built. Ken ended the bird walk by taking participants on a real “snipe hunt” and flushing 11 snipe for participants to observe.
For access to the al.com blog written about the birdwalk at Limestone Park CLICK HERE.