BC just got back late Monday from a two-day, 21.7 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail in south-central Virginia, just north of Roanoke... Best bird was a Whip-Poor-Will serenading very close to our tent as dawn approached... Heard lots of birdies in the mid-summer woods, but only saw a few, including nice look at a male Scarlet Tanager who cooperatively flew in close.
Please check out Lisa's incredible post about her first AT hike after the "Wilson Incident." Wow, is W crazy for that lady!!
Back on the bird front, the Washington Post has a lovely, sad article about the heart-rending choices facing bird rescuers in the Gulf of Mexico. Wonderful pictures, too..