Date: 6/25/17 11:42 am From: Shea Tiller via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Cormorant at AT James River Footbridge in Amherst County
This morning I saw a double-crested cormorant at the Appalachian Trail James River Foot Bridge, which is a rare sighting for the mountains/valleys portion of VA, especially outside of migration. It perched on a boundary marker out in the river (the third from the left, looking toward the parking lot). It then flew down the river. As I was driving back towards Big Island, I saw the cormorant drying its wings on a boundary marker in the river closer to the road.
While it seems unlikely that the bird will remain in sight of the foot bridge, it is something to keep an eye out for if you're in that neck of the woods.