Rockfish Valley Trail 10/13/13

All photos are Marshall Faintich

It has been drizzling all day, but by mid-afternoon the precipitation seemd to have stopped, so I met Walt Childs at the trail. We wanted to see if the Connecticut Warbler was still there. Vic Laubach and Gabriel Mapel were just leaving as I arrived. They had been on the trail since early morning, saw a good mix of birds, but only heard the Connecticut Warbler.

As Walt and I hiked parts of the downstream and Glenthorne loop trails, the drizzle increased until we finally had to leave when it started to rain fairly heavily. We did see lots of American Goldfinches, a few sparrows, Blue-headed Vireos, Downy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers, a few Swallows, Blue Jays, Bluebirds, Phoebes, and Cardinals. The only highlight was watching a Merlin having a small rodent for lunch.


Merlin



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