Blue Ridge Parkway 4/13/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich


Before reporting on my trip to the parkway this morning, I thought you might enjoy a few photos I took late yesterday afternoon. A male Northern Cardinal was feeding a female on the ground next to my back yard bird feeder.


Northern Cardinals


Northern Cardinals


Northern Cardinals


Northern Cardinals

I drove up to the north end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. There were quite a few birds at the Humpback Rocks visitor center, but no warblers there - just lots of Goldfinches and other common birds. The only warbler I saw was a Black & White at the cirque between mile markers 7 and 8. I see this species at this location every year. I ended up with 15 species on the parkway.


Black & White Warbler


Black & White Warbler


Black & White Warbler


Eastern Towhee


White-breasted Nuthatch

This morning's list (15 species):

American Crow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Mourning Dove
Turkey Vulture
American Robin
Dark-eyed Junco
Eastern Towhee
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Eastern Phoebe
American Goldfinch
Cowbird
Black & White Warbler
Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker


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