Reddish Knob, VA 8/26/14

All photos are Marshall Faintich

It was a beautiful day to be out birding. Walt Childs and I headed over to Reddish Knob in the Allegheny Mountains. On the road to the summit, we saw 32 avian species. Many of them were common woodland birds, but the list included four warblers: Blackburnian, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, and Chestnut-sided, and four vireos: Red-eyed, Yellow-throated, Blue-headed, and Warbling. The bright sunlight and dense tree cover resulted in some deep shadows, making identification and photography a challenge at times.


Blackburnian Warbler


Blackburnian Warbler


Black-throated Blue Warbler


Black-throated Blue Warbler


Black-throated Green Warbler


Black-throated Green Warbler


Chestnut-sided Warbler


Red-eyed Vireo


Yellow-throated Vireo


Blue-headed Vireo


Juvenile Chipping Sparrow


Dark-eyed Junco


Dark-eyed Junco with all white tail feathers - molting?


Eastern Wood-Pewee


Scarlet Tanager


White-tailed Deer


Red Admiral


Red Admiral

We made a few stops on the way home, and added 11 more avian species to the trip list.


Great Blue Heron and Canada Geese - Nazarenne Wetlands


Juvenile White Ibises - Days Inn pond - Staunton, VA


Juvenile White Ibis - Days Inn pond - Staunton, VA


American Robin - Days Inn - Staunton, VA



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