Birding at Red River Gorge

Our Memorial Day camping trip at Natural Bridge Kentucky State Park was memorable. Great hiking, beautiful scenery with cliffs and streams, and two new birds for the life list. ┬áHe flitted about up and down the stream, and in and out of the brush right behind our campsite nearly all day long. Each time he landed, he would thrust his little tail feathers in the air a couple of times, giving the appearance that he was doing a little dance. At first I thought he was an Ovenbird, which is also a warbler, and has similar markings. After consulting Peterson’s, found that he was definitely a Louisiana Waterthrush.

Louisiana Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush