Monday, May 16, 2011

West Virginia–Birding by Butt

The New River Gorge Birding and Nature Festival starts at 6 AM on  Monday morning with a program called "Birding By Butt". It takes place on the Meadow at Possum Creek Retreat. Coffee is ready, and then right in the backyard there are numerous birds and also the groups walk along the property to see the many different birds and flowers that are there.
Group _Leader addressing the Group
Leader Addressing the Group

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The Group
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Jim Rapp and Jim McCormac - two of the outstanding leaders
An excellent breakfast is served at around 8 AM. All the trip leaders make sure that the people can see the birds that were found and they also work to help people find life birds.
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Eastern Towhee
Yellow Lady Slipper
Yellow Lady Slipper

Another group started the morning at Wolf Trap with bird banding and bird walks. This group joined us for lunch and we continued after lunch to bird the area.