North Carolina county #39 Farmington Community Center
On my way up to the spring Carolina Bird Club meeting in Winston-Salem I stopped at the Farmington Community Center, which is an ebird hotspot. To the right of the buildings and sports fields, there is trail though a field and some woods that is roughly two miles.
It was another overcast day threatening some rain, but the walk was very nice and there were a good number of birds around, although I spotted no warblers. I felt that it would be a good spot if I had come at a better time of day.
There were bird houses along the trail and I spotted a Tree Swallow nesting in one of them. The woods were dark and close in so I wasn’t able to get any other photos besides some House Sparrows on a wire.
I spotted a Barred Owl flying away from me in the woods at one point. Also, although I didn’t see them, there were a couple of Wood Thrushes doing their haunting song in the woods. I had heard this song many times in my childhood but never knew what it was.
This is an easy and enjoyable hike, although I recommend coming in the morning for better birding.