Crozet, VA, 4/11/16

All photos are Marshall Faintich

I went to Lickinghole Creek and Reservoir this morning to see what the strong winds may have brought into the area. There were some birds around, and I ended up with 26 avian species, but about a third of them were not seen, and I had to identify these species by their songs/calls.


Blue-winged Teal

The pair of resident Bald Eagles were the highlight of the outing. On my hike north along the reservoir, I could see one of the eagles in its nest.


Bald Eagle

I hiked most of the way around to the far end of the reservoir. Beavers had downed a few trees that presented only a small challenge to navigate. On the return hike, I saw both Bald Eagles flying near their nest. One of them went directly to the nest.


Bald Eagle

The other Bald Eagle continued lower to the reservoir, and soon returned with something in its talons. I'm not sure what it had, but it looks a bit like one of the Northern Rough-winged Swallows that I saw at the south end of the reservoir.


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagles


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagles


Bald Eagle



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