Rockfish Valley Trail 5/14/13

All photos are Marshall Faintich

I arrived at the trail a few minutes before 9:00 a.m., and in a little less than two hours, I had logged 31 avian species. Although I have yet to see a large or mixed flock of warblers on the trail since last autumn, I did see three warbler species this morning that are usual summer residents.

After a night of near freezing temperatures, the birds were out singing away and enjoying the morning sunshine. Other morning highlights included a first of year Least Flycatcher, White-eyed and Red-eyed Vireos, and first summer male and adult male Orchard Orioles.

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat

Common Yellowthroat

Least Flycatcher

Red-eyed Vireo

First summer male Orchard Oriole

Adult male Orchard Oriole

Northern Cardinal


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