Rockfish Valley Trail 1/2/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich


Clear skies with temperatures in the 30s and a brisk north-westerly wind in advance of an Arctic cold front kept many birds hunkered down this morning. I only logged 16 species between 9:00 and 10:30, but soon after I got home, Tim H. called from the trail to say that he saw a Red-headed Woodpecker on the upstream trail. He reminded me that today was the area CBC, so I have added the number of each species that I remember seeeing on this morning's hike.


Carolina Wren


Dark-eyed Junco


Red-shouldered Hawk


Northern Mockingbird

This morning's list (16 species):

Eastern Bluebird - 12
Blue Jay - 4
Northern Mockingbird - 1
American Goldfinch - 1
White-throated Sparrow - 1
Song Sparrow - 2
Dark-eyed Junco - 12
Kingfisher - 1
American Crow - 4
Rock Pigeon - 2
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Carolina Wren - 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
Carolina Chickadee - 1
Turkey Vulture - 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1


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