Stoney Creek (Wintergreen) 1/3/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich

The Arctic blast moved through the area last night, and it was a blustery 26 degrees under mostly cloudy skies when I hiked around Stoney Creek this morning. All I saw were the usual winter birds, and the highlights were two Great Blue Herons, four Pileated Woodpeckers including a male and female together, and a flock of 16 Mallards on the Hidden Creek pond. I saw 20 species, and added 3 more at my bird feeder when I returned.

Female (left) and male (right) Pileated Woodpeckers

Pileated Woodpecker

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron


Eastern Bluebirds

Northern Cardinal and White-throated Sparrow

Looking to see what the birds dropped from the feeder

This morning's list (23 species):

Eastern Bluebird
Blue Jay
Northern Mockingbird
American Goldfinch
Northern Cardinal
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Great Blue Heron
American Crow
House Finch
Mourning Dove
Carolina Wren
Carolina Chickadee
Canada Goose
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Tufted Titmouse
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture

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