Crozet, VA 6/27/14

All photos are Marshall Faintich

Walt Childs and I headed over to Crozet this hot and humid morning. Before leaving Stoney Creek, we stopped at the Copper's Hawk nest at the end of my street. The last juvenile to fledge was flapping its wings and jumping from branch to branch - it may leave the nest area in the next day or so.


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk

Next stop was Lickinghole Creek and reservoir in Crozet. We parked on the Fairwinds cul-de-sac, and headed upstream first. There is a new bridge across the creek, and a well-moved path on the west side of the creek - we hiked a good ways north before turning back and hiking on the east side of the creek to the reservoir. We saw 30 more avian species there.


Northern Mockingbird


Common Yellowthroat


Blue Jay


Barn Swallow


Green Heron


Orchard Oriole


Damselfly


Dragonfly

On the way home, we made short stops at the Old Trail golf course pond and at King Family Vineyards, and ended the trip with 41 avian species.


Eastern Kingbird


Eastern Kingbird


Eastern Kingbird


Eastern Snapping Turtle



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