Rockfish Valley Trail 8/4/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich

Walt Childs led the monthly bird walk on the trail this morning. We had a fairly good turn-out of about a dozen birders who braved the heat and humidity.

There was good activity on the trail, and the group ended up with 42 species. Highlights included a Blue Grosbeak that posed for the group, and a Cooper's Hawk that was being mobbed by some swallows.

Blue Grosbeak

Cooper's Hawk

Cooper's Hawk and Swallow

Eastern Bluebirds

Eastern Kingbird

Indigo Bunting - got his feathers a bit ruffed

Indigo Bunting and a Red-eyed Vireo

Female Scarlet Tanager

Great Blue Heron

This morning's RV Trail list (42 species):

Eastern Bluebird
Blue Jay
Northern Cardinal
Carolina Wren
American Goldfinch
Red-eyed Vireo
Indigo Bunting
Barn Swallow
Tree Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Chimney Swift
Field Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
American Robin
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Mockingbird
Red-winged Blackbird
American Crow
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Empidonax Flycatcher
Cedar Waxwing
Blue Grosbeak
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Common Grackle

Belted Kingfisher
Great Blue Heron
Scarlet Tanager
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Mourning Dove
Rock Pigeon
Red-tailed Hawk
Cooper's Hawk

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