[Bristol-Birds] Recent Sightings from the School Bus

  • From: Bill Cawood <b_cawood@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Bristol Birds <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 17:13:30 -0700 (PDT)

While driving the school bus from Powell Valley High School to Strawberry Patch 
in Lee County VA along the Powell River I have seen the following birds this 
week:
        * Goldfinches
        * Indigo Bunting (same male twice a day for 5 days in the same spot)
        * Red wing blackbirds
        * 3 GBH (twice, two days in a row, flying over the same location)
        * Red Shouldered Hawk with rodent
        * Northern Cardinal, both genders
        * Belted Kingfisher at the mouth of Williams Hollow.  This afternoon 
the male flew up Hunter's Branch out of Williams Hollow in front of the bus for 
100 meters.
        * Turkey Vultures
        * Common Raven
        * Wild Turkey
        * Red Tailed Hawk
        * Canada Goose
        * Mallards
        * chimney swifts
        * yellow throated warbler (heard at 6:40 AM Thursday & Friday near PVHS)
        * Robins
        * Pileated Woodpecker
        * Flicker
        * Grackles
        * Crows
        * tree swallows
        * northern rough-winged swallows
        * towhee
Bill Cawood, Biology Teacher/Bus Driver  Powell Valley High School, Big Stone 
Gap, Va

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