[Bristol-Birds] Honaker Redbud Festival Bird and Wildflower Walk

  • From: Thomas Hunter <opiehunter@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Bristol Birds <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, buchanan co bc <bcbirdclub@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, virginia birds <va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 16:38:29 -0700 (PDT)

The Honaker Redbud Festival was held this past weekend in Russell County, VA. 
The Russell County Bird Club led a bird and wildflower walk on Saturday the 
18th. There were 20 participants who enjoyed a beautiful day for a nature walk. 
The bird numbers were lower than usual but we did manage to tally 36 species. 
Bird highlights included several Yellow-throated Warblers, a Yellow throated 
Vireo, Eastern Phoebe,  Pine Siskin and an Eastern Towhee that serenaded us 
from a perch at the top of a tall cedar. One of our first time participants, 
Jessica Duty, found and correctly identified a tail feather from a Northern 
(Yellow-shafted) Flicker. This year the Redbuds were in full bloom and the 
wildflowers were a wonder. I have included photos of birds and wildflowers 
taken during and after the walk along with some photos from the weekend and 
this morning. They are at the following link on Pbase:
 
http://www.pbase.com/opiehunter/honaker_redbud_festival&page=all

Tom

Tom & Laverne Hunter
Russell County Bird Club
Lebanon, VA


      

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