Swoope, VA 7/15/13

All photos are Marshall Faintich

I went out to Swoope this morning to tour some private land (250 acres) where I now have permission to go birding , and to visit with another birding friend who has another farm there. When I arrived there around 10:30, the temperature was already in the low 80's, and reached close to 90 degrees by noon, so after a short hike, I did most of my birding from my car with the windows down and the air conditioner keeping the inside of the car somewhat cooler. Although none of the birds I saw this morning were exceptional, I did end up with 23 species.


Belted Kingfisher

Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird


Today's list:

Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Black Vulture
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
Blue Jay
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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