Blue Ridge Parkway 5/25/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich


I thought that I would give the parkway another try at finding warblers before the summer leaves were fully open and the end of spring migration. I stopped at various spots between mm. 0 and 12, but only saw Cerulean, B&W, Hooded, and American Redstarts. Scarlet Tanagers put on a good show, and a snail and a beetle made for good photo subjects. I saw a couple of Woodchucks hiding in the rock face along the parkway - they were gray instead of the usual reddish brown we see here in the valley, and much thinner than their valley cousins.


Hooded Warbler


Male American Redstart


Cerulean Warbler


B&W Warbler


Scarlet Tanager


Scarlet Tanager


Scarlet Tanager


Snail


Wasp-mimicking longhorn beetle (Clytus ruricola)


Wasp-mimicking longhorn beetle (Clytus ruricola)


Woodchuck

When I got home I checked on the Red-shouldered Hawk's nest - the little ones are losing the fuzz from their heads.


Red-shouldered Hawks



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