Stoney Creek & Wintergreen Mountain 1/13 - 2/18 2012

All photos are Marshall Faintich


From mid-January through mid-February, I did some birding here in Stoney Creek and up on the mountain when I was not either in Florida, on the Rockfish Valley Trail, or elsewhere in central Virginia. On February 18th, I hiked and drove around Stoney Creek as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count.

Here are a few interesting photos taken prior to the GBBC hike.


Wild Turkey


Unflattering view of a Winter Wren


Pileated Woodpecker


Yellow-rumped Warbler already showing some spring plumage


Mallard and Wood Ducks


Dark-eyed Junco with white wing bars (Wintergreen Mountain)

After my GBBC hike on the Rockfish Valley Trail on 2/17/12, Alice and I took a walk around Stoney Creek where we saw an American Crow harassing an adult Sharp-shinned Hawk and a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk. The adult quickly departed, leaving the juvenile to deal with the crow. These hawks were also posted on the GBBC.


Adult Sharp-shinned Hawk


Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk


Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk


Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk


Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk

Here are some photos from 2/18/12 and my GBBC report.


Pileated Woodpecker


Adult Red-shouldered Hawk


Adult Red-shouldered Hawk


Cedar Waxwing


Mourning Dove

My 2/18/12 GBBC list (25 species):

Canada Goose - 43
Wood Duck - 1
Mallard - 3
Turkey Vulture - 5
Red-shouldered Hawk - 3
Mourning Dove - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3
Pileated Woodpecker - 2
Flicker - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Blue Jay - 2
American Crow - 10
Carolina Chickadee - 14
Tufted Titmouse - 5
White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
Carolina Wren - 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1
Eastern Bluebird - 10
American Robin - 20
Northern Mockingbird - 2
Cedar Waxwing - 9
Pine Warbler - 1
White-throated Sparrow - 1
Northern Cardinal - 1
American Goldfinch - 1


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