Rockfish Valley Trail 6/13/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich

It was a typical summer morning on the trail. No unusual birds, but I did log 29 species. Highlights included my first Blue Grosbeak on the trail this year, at least five Orchard Orioles, White-eye and Red-eyed Vireos, and our resident tail-less Turkey Vulture made an appearance.

Tail-less Turkey Vulture

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

First summer male Orchard Oriole

Immature Indigo Bunting

American Goldfinch

Eastern Bluebird

Red-eyed Vireo

White-eyed Vireo

Northern Cardinal

This morning's RV Trail list (29 species):

Eastern Bluebird
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Northern Cardinal
Carolina Wren
American Goldfinch
Indigo Bunting
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
Eastern Meadowlark
Field Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Pileated woodpecker
(?) Woodpecker
Turkey Vulture
Rock Pigeon
Northern Mockingbird
Red-winged Blackbird
American Crow
Great Blue Heron
Orchard Oriole
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Carolina Chickadee
Blue Grosbeak
Red-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo

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