Wintergreen Area 9/13-15/13

All photos are Marshall Faintich

I did some birding on the Rockfish Valley Trail, in Stoney Creek (Wintergreen) where I live, and up at the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch. Highlights include a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, a pair of Bald Eagles doing some acrobatics, and Papa Indigo Bunting trying to feed junior an insect that was more than the little one could handle.

Stoney Creek (Wintergreen)


Ruby-throated Hummingbird

A pair of Red-shouldered Hawks were driving a pair of Red-tailed Hawks out of the territory.


Red-shouldered Hawk


Red-tailed Hawk

Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch


Bald Eagles - note how much larger the female is than the male


Bald Eagles


Bald Eagles

Rockfish Valley Trail


Ruby-throated Hummingbird


Yellow-billed Cuckoo


Yellow-billed Cuckoo


Palm Warbler


Palm Warbler


Magnolia Warblers


Red-shouldered Hawk


Red-shouldered Hawk


Red-shouldered Hawk


Hornet's nest


Marbled Orbweaver


Carolina Wren


Indigo Bunting


Indigo Buntings - "Help me papa! It's too big for me!"


Indigo Buntings - "I can't swallow this!"


Indigo Buntings - "Open up and let me see."


Indigo Buntings - "Hmmm."


Indigo Buntings - "Let me take it from you."


Indigo Buntings - "I'm hungry! Try it again!"


Indigo Buntings - "See if this is better."


Indigo Buntings - "Well . . ."


Indigo Buntings - "Chomp!"


Indigo Buntings - "Burp!"



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