Rockfish Valley Trail 8/15/14

All photos are Marshall Faintich

Finally! After a few months of not-so-great birding on the trail, there were quite a few birds out this morning, especially for mid-August. I was on the trail from 9:20 to 11:20, and saw 30 avian species, including lots of Cedar Waxings, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Eastern Phoebes, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, and Indigo Buntings, plus a few species that I haven't seen on the trail for a while. More birds were seen in the second hour than in the first hour.


Cedar Waxwing


American Redstart


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher


Brown Thrasher


Chipping Sparrow


Empidonax (Least?) Flycatcher


Great Blue Heron


Indigo Bunting


Eastern Wood-Pewee


Immature Eastern Phoebe


Pileated Woodpecker


Red-tailed Hawk


Ruby-throated Hummingbird

This morning's list:

Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Pigeon
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Empidonax Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Red-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
American Crow
Barn Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
American Redstart
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Field Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
American Goldfinch



E-mail comments on this report


Return to blog page home