Rockfish Valley Trail 5/7/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich

There was complete cloud cover this morning. Low clouds hung around the mountains like gray wisps of pulled cotton. The trail only had moderate avian activity, and I only logged 26 species. Highlight was my FOY Eastern Wood Pewee, and my FOY-RVT Yellow-breasted Chat. The single Chat was the only warbler I saw this morning.

Yellow-breasted Chat

Eastern Wood Pewee

Orchard Oriole

Tree Swallow

This morning's list (26 species):

Eastern Bluebird
Tree Swallow
Northern Cardinal
Carolina Wren
American Goldfinch
Yellow-breasted Chat
Mourning Dove
Field Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird
American Crow
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Wood Pewee
Eastern Phoebe

Orchard Oriole
Cedar Waxwing
Indigo Bunting
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Rock Pigeon

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