Wintergreen Area 7/31/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich


I had books to deliver and a round of golf this afternoon on Wintergreen Mountain, so I decided to head up there late morning to see what might be around. The skies were threatening to storm, but it didn't actually rain much until late afternoon and evening. I didn't see very many species, but there were lots of Goldfinches, Dark-eyed Juncos, and a few American Robins. There are so many of these pretty little Goldfinches here in Virginia that I usually don't bother photographing them any more.

However, at one of the overlooks, Goldfinches, bees, and butterflies were getting their fill on the wild thistles, so I decided to take a few photos.


American Goldfinch


American Goldfinch


American Goldfinch


American Goldfinch


American Goldfinch


American Goldfinch


American Goldfinch


American Goldfinch


Spicebush Swallowtail


Spicebush Swallowtail


Spicebush Swallowtail


White Cabbage Butterfly


Tiger Swallowtail


Tiger Swallowtail


Tiger Swallowtail


Tiger Swallowtail

Around the golf course parking lot there were more of the same birds, as well as a couple of Catbirds, and I heard a Cerulean Warbler high up in one of the trees, but could not locate it.


Catbird

Stoney Creek 8/1/12

I took a short hike this morning here in Stoney creek before it got too hot to walk. There were the usual Bluebirds, Song Sparrows, and a few Blue Jays and Woodpeckers. An Eastern Towhee caught my attention with its singing.


Eastern Towhee



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