Rockfish Valley Trail 6/19/14

All photos are Marshall Faintich

It was another hot and humid morning here in Virginia. I hiked on the Rockfish Valley Trail for about 1-1/2 hours, and saw 22 species. The best bird was an immature Blue Grosbeak. I couldn't get a profile view to check for chesnut-colored wing bars, but its bill looked too big for an Indigo Bunting. This is a good find - Blue Grosbeaks have nested on the trail every summer for the past few years, but I haven't seen one there for a while.


Blue Grosbeak


Orchard Oriole


Eastern Kingbird


Downy Woodpecker


Great Blue Heron


Barn Swallows


Field Sparrow


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher


White-eyed Vireo


White-eyed Vireo



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