Walt Childs led a guided bird walk on the trail this morning starting from the Rockfish River trail head at 8:00. I arrived at Glenthorne Loop at 8:30 and met up with the group about 9:00 after I had already seen 23 species. The first bird I saw upon arrival was a Bobolink, and it stayed in the same area so that most of the group could see it 30 minutes later. The total group species count for the morning was 60.
Scarlet Tanager and Cedar Waxwing
Female Purple Finch
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Starling
I saw a Pileated Woodpecker flying over Reids Creek this morning, but did not get a photo of it. The following is a photo of a Pileated Woodpecker that I took late yesterday afternoon a few miles from the trail.
This morning's RV Trail group list (60 species):
Black-throated Blue Warbler