Crozet, VA, 7/10/15

All photos are Marshall Faintich


Hairy Woodpecker

It was hot again this morning, and with the potential for some afternoon rain, I decided to stay coser to home, and did some birding in Crozet. I started off at Lickinghole Creek and Reservoir. The vegetation was dense making it difficult to see birds, and the area wasn't very "birdy" anyway. By the time I left, I had only 21 avian species, including a few species I had seen on the way there. The only warbler was a Common Yellowthroat that I heard singing.


Great Blue Heron and Mallards

I stopped at Mint Springs Park and hiked about 2/3 the way up to where it levels off on the Fire Trail. It was fairly dark, and not "birdy," but I added eight more species, including three warbler species: Worm-eating, American Redstart, and Hooded, in addition to a Red-eyed Vireo and an Acadian Flycatcher. I heard a Wood Thrush singing.


Female American Redstart


Worm-eating Warbler


Worm-eating Warbler


Worm-eating Warbler


Worm-eating Warbler


Hooded Warbler


Hooded Warbler



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