My wife and I hiked around the North River picnic area and campground yesterday and saw a strange big bird flying overhead. It was very big, dark brown with light chest streaks like a female house finch, and bold wing markings that match the photo of a juvenile bald eagle in the Kenn Kaufman field guide. We also saw: 2+ Ruffed grouses (photo!?) 5+ Black & white warblers; very noisy -- M, F feeding young 2 N. parulas 1 Worm-eating warbler 2 Phoebes 2 Indigo buntings 2 Goldfinches 5+ Kingfishers 2 WB nuthatches Plus titmice, etc. We also heard a raven, some woodpeckers, and an ovenbird very close by, but we were surprised by the absence of scarlet tanager or E. W. pewee songs. Later at Todd Lake we saw some blue-gray gnatcatchers. Andrew Clem -- ========================= Andrew & Jacqueline Clem Staunton, VA http://homepage.mac.com/andrew_g_clem/ ========================= You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.