Scenes from the Birding Cup, 2016

The Birding Cup is a birding competition in which teams try to see as many species of birds as possible within a 24 hour period. Our team (the noble Timberdoodles) has always competed in the birding boot, which means no mechanized transport. I’ve posted about a couple of past birding cups (here and here oh and here); this year we hiked 14.5 miles and saw (as a team) 80 species of birds.

I want to post some bird photos soon, but for now here is some of the scenery we traveled through. These are all photos from Bald Eagle State Park.

Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Long time, good friends 🙂
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Cool mushrooms
Bald Eagle State Park
Maraschino millipede!
Bald Eagle State Park
Up early for the dawn chorus
Bald Eagle State Park
Katie and Pete, or as I like to call them, Petatie
Bald Eagle State Park
Pete looking onward
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
A saprophytic plant, squaw root Conopholis americana
Bald Eagle State Park
Something is enjoying mussels from the lake!
Bald Eagle State Park
Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)
Bald Eagle State Park
Jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
We had a mix of sun and rain all day
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Gaywings, or Fringed Polygala (Polygala paucifolia)
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park

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