Crozet, VA 4/14/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich


I met up with Vic and Josh L., and Gabriel M., at the Western Ridge trail and lake. We saw about 35 species there, and then headed over to Mint Springs park. Most of the birds I saw this morning were the same species I had seen there three days ago, but there were a few interesting birds worth mentioning. I saw my First Of Season Eastern Kingbird and my FOS Solitary Sandpipers(2). The three Wilson's Snipes were still there. This time I saw two Bald Eagles - one was in the nest and the other landed in a nearby tree. And a pair of Killdeer put on a mating show for us.


Eastern Kingbird


Wilson's Snipe


Wilson's Snipe


Wilson's Snipe


Wilson's Snipes


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


"Honey, I'm home!"


Bald Eagle


Solitary Sandpiper


Solitary Sandpiper and unknown bird


Solitary Sandpiper


Solitary Sandpiper


Killdeer


Killdeer


Red-shouldered Hawk


Eastern Towhee



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