[Bristol-Birds] Yellow-throated Warbler, Golden Eagle at Clifton Farms Road, Russell Co.

  • From: Thomas Hunter <opiehunter@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Bristol Birds <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, buchanan co bc <bcbirdclub@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, virginia birds <va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 19:25:32 -0700 (PDT)

This afternoon, I needed a little quiet time. So I went birding in the Clifton 
Farms area of the county. I stopped where the road leaves Little River and was 
searching for a Yellow-throated Warbler I had heard. I found the warbler and 
was searching the treetops for another one. I saw something soaring overhead. I 
thought "no white, must be a TV, whoa wait a minute thats not a TV". It was an 
adult Golden Eagle. I took some photos before he soared on over the ridge. As I 
started on the farm I saw something perched in a dead tree on top of the hill. 
It was the Golden Eagle again. It was still  long distance but I managed to get 
a couple of shots before a Common Raven and an American Crow chased him off his 
perch.
Later near Wardell I located a group of 15+ Cedar Waxwings and at least 3 
Yellow-rumped Warblers that were almost in breeding plumage. Photos are at 
PBase at the following link:
 
http://www.pbase.com/opiehunter/clifton_farms

Tom
Tom & Laverne Hunter
Russell County Bird Club
Lebanon, VA


      

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