Rockfish Valley Trail 6/11/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich

It was warm, muggy, and cloudy with almost no wind when I arrived at the trail. A front was moving in that should bring rain for most of the next couple of days. As I hiked the trail, I could see fog rolling in from the Blue Ridge Mountains, and in less than an hour on the trail, the fog arrived, bringing a light drizzle with it. I was able to log 20 species in about 50 minutes on the abbreviated hike.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher snagging a meal

Orchard Oriole

Tree Swallow with its breakfast

Great Blue Heron

This morning's RV Trail list (20 species):

Eastern Bluebird
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Northern Cardinal
Carolina Wren
American Goldfinch
Indigo Bunting
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Pewee
Eastern Meadowlark
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
(?) Woodpecker
Turkey Vulture
Rock Pigeon
Red-winged Blackbird
American Crow
Great Blue Heron
Orchard Oriole
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

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