North Carolina county #100 Lake Moss Park
For my final county visit, I stopped at Moss Lake Park in Cleveland County.
I was glad to get some good use out of my spotting scope here, and saw several Hooded Mergansers swimming near a group of Mallards. There were also Ring-billed and Bonaparte’s Gulls flying around. There was not a large area to walk around here, as the park seems mostly to serve as a place to fish from and/or launch a boat from. There were several fisherman out even though the temperature was right about at the freezing point.
That said, I did spot some small birds and got somewhat blurry photos of them. As I drove up, there was a Pine Warbler waiting for me in the road.
In among a large group of Dark-eyed Juncos, I spied a single Golden-crowned Warbler.
I didn’t stay very long as it was cold and not much area to walk around in. However this spot is only an hour from me and if I ever get back into fishing, it seems like a good place to go.
It’s hard to believe that this was my 100th county! When I got home I celebrated a bit with my family. I will wrap up this quest with one more post after this one.