With almost 195,000 shots on my second Canon 7DII camera body, and a mean time between failure of 200,000 shots, I wanted to take my third 7DII camera body on a shake-down hike before spring warbler migration got into full swing, and needed to determine if I had to tweak any of the mutliple camera settings. I went over to Ridgeview Park, and as soon as I entered the wooded area of the park, I saw both Cooper's Hawks in the same area where I have seen them on my last two trips there.
I hiked in the park for about 2 hours, and ended up with 28 avian species there this morning.
The Virginia Bluebells are just starting to open in the park.
Blue Ridge Parkway/Route 610
On my way back home, I decided to check out the start of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Route 610. It was quite windy, but I added two more avian species to my morning list.
My morning list (Ridgeview Park):