Stoney Creek (Wintergreen) 10/8-11/11

All photos are Marshall Faintich


I saw a few backyard birds on October 8th and 9th that are worth mentioning. The juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk appears to be taking up residence nearby, continuing the yearly nesting of this species in the wooded area around our house. The Wood Ducks are good to see in the pond behind our yard - perhaps they will nest here. And the Cape May Warbler is the first one I have seen in our yard.


Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk


Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk


Wood Ducks


Cape May Warbler

It rained the morning of the 11th, but the rained stopped for a while under cloudy skies in the afternoon, and I did an after lunch hike to the Allen Creek Nature Preserve. In and around the preserve I saw about 20 species, mostly common fall birds, but a pair of Tennessee Warblers put on a great show for me. A Cape May Warbler made a very quick appearance, and a Magnolia Warbler popped up for a few photos.


Carolina Wren


Swamp Sparrow


Cape May Warbler


Magnolia Warbler


Magnolia Warbler


Tennessee Warblers


Tennessee Warbler


Tennessee Warbler


Tennessee Warbler


Tennessee Warbler


Tennessee Warbler


Tennessee Warbler


Tennessee Warbler


Tennessee Warbler


Tennessee Warbler



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