Pocosin Cabin, Skyline Drive, Virginia, 9/7/15

All photos are Marshall Faintich

Walt Childs and I headed north on Route 340 from Waynesboro, and stopped a few times on our way up to Elkton. Birding was not very good, and we only had nine avian species in almost two hours of birding. It was hot, and getting hotter as the day progressed, so we decided to go up on Skyline Drive and see what might be at Pocosin Cabin.

Our birding trip changed dramatically at Pocosin Cabin. We added 15 more avian species there in about two hours, including 8 warbler species. Dense tree cover made photography a challenge, but I was able to get photos of all 8 warbler species.


Black and White Warbler


Black and White Warbler


Female Black-throated Blue Warbler


Black-throated Green Warbler


Black-throated Green Warbler


Cape May Warbler


Cape May Warbler


Common Yellowthroat


Common Yellowthroat


Hooded Warbler


Hooded Warbler


Tennessee Warbler


Tennessee Warbler


Tennessee Warbler


Worm-eating Warbler


Scarlet Tanagers


First-year Eastern Towhee


First-year Eastern Towhee

When we got back to our car, an interesting spider was making a web next to the car.


Spider


Spider

We drove all the down Skyline Drive from there, and made a quick stop at the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch, but only added two more avian species along the way.



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