Blue Ridge Parkway 6/26/13

All photos are Marshall Faintich

It was just too darn hot to bird in the valley today. I had an errand to run up on Wintergreen Mountain, so I decided to try the Blue Ridge Parkway. I started at Reids Gap (mm. 14), and went north until I ran into roadwork at about mm. 7, when I turned around and returned the way I went there.

I saw a few species of birds: Common Raven, Turkey Vulture, Pileated Woodpecker, Dark-eyed Junco, Eastern Towhee, Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch, and Indigo Bunting. The best stop was at Hickory Springs overlook (mm. 12) where I saw several Cerulean and Chestnut-sided Warblers.


Cerulean Warbler


Cerulean Warbler


Chestnut-sided Warbler


Chestnut-sided Warbler


Chestnut-sided Warbler


Indigo Bunting


Eastern Towhee


Eastern Towhee


Common Raven



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