Rockfish Valley Trail 12/11/11

All photos are Marshall Faintich


It was the coldest morning of this season so far - 24 degrees around 7 a.m., and only in the low 30s when I arrived at the trail. It was bright and sunny, and some of the birds waited a while for it to warm up a bit before venturing out. After two hours I had 23 species - not too bad for a cold December morning.


Red-shouldered Hawk


Red-tailed Hawk


Downy Woodpecker


Downy Woodpecker


Pileated Woodpecker


Kingfisher


Field Sparrow

This morning's list (23 species):

Eastern Bluebird
Blue Jay
Northern Mockingbird
American Goldfinch
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Northern Cardinal
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Carolina Wren
Carolina Chickadee
American Crow
Kingfisher
Yellow-rumped warbler
Rock Pigeon
Turkey Vulture



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