Blue Ridge Parkway 4/21/11

All photos are Marshall Faintich

I searched along the Blue Ridge Parkay from Reids Gap (mm 14) to the north end of the parkway (mm 0) in search of warblers, but the vegetation appears to be a couple of weeks away from being good warbler habitat. I didn't see any warblers, and not much other avian wildlife either - a few Ravens, Cowbirds, Eastern Towhees, Pileated Woodpeckers, a Catbird, Turkey Vultures, and a Cardinal.

The most interesting bird was what looked like a Sharp-shinned Hawk sitting in a tree along the parkway, but when I stopped about 50 feet past it to try and get a photo, it flew away. I also saw a small gray bird that I could not get in focus - probably a Chickadee, and heard another bird singing that I could not locate - probably an American Goldfinch.

Common Raven

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