Rockfish Valley, VA 4/28/15

All photos are Marshall Faintich

A large, low pressure system is still stuck over northern New England and Canada, and we are still experiencing fairly strong and cool, northerly winds. I suspect that many of the migrating birds are waiting for this system to move out to sea before moving north to their breeding grounds. After driving lots of miles the past few days and seeing only a few warblers, I decided to stay close to home.

Stoney Creek (Wintergreen)

I hiked a good distance here at home, and logged 30 avian species, including my FOS Great Crested Flycatcher, although I wasn't able to get a good photo of it.


Great Crested Flycatcher


Wood Ducks


Wood Duck


Wood Ducks

Rockfish Valley Trail

I added four more species to my morning list on the Rockfish Valley Trail.


Eastern Bluebirds


Eastern Kingbird


Barn Swallow

Stoney Creek (Wintergreen)

I sat out on our back deck for a while this afternoon, and added three more species to today's list: Yellow-rumped Warbler, Sharp-shinned Hawk, and Osprey.


Yellow-rumped Warbler


Sharp-shinned Hawk


Sharp-shinned Hawk


Osprey


Osprey


Osprey



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