July 3, 2021
The Piedmont Virginia Bird Club held its First Saturday Bird Walk at Ivy Creek this morning, with 29 people attending and absolutely gorgeous weather. I have missed these Saturday morning walks and I am reminded of the generosity of the volunteers who organize them and of those who participate, sharing their knowledge and viewpoints (literally). This is a great group for beginner birders and also for experienced birders who love to share what they know. The group was greeted by a cuckoo singing near the parking lot, spied a pair of orchard orioles, several pileated woodpeckers, a few indigo buntings, a particularly camera friendly hummingbird and this family of bluebirds among other bird sightings.