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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