Stuart's Draft, VA 2/27/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich


I had to take my car to a body shop in Waynesboro today - a couple of weeks ago a deer ran into the side of my car. There were reports of 13 Greater White-fronted Geese in the Heston Farm pond yesterday afternoon, so I headed over to see if these rare for the eastern U.S. geese were still there. And they were!


Greater White-fronted Geese


Greater White-fronted Geese


Greater White-fronted Geese


Greater White-fronted Geese


Greater White-fronted Geese


Greater White-fronted Geese

Next stop was the pond on Brenneman's Lane, and the Lark Sparrow was still there - another rare species for this part of the country.


Lark Sparrow


Lark Sparrow


Lark Sparrow


Lark Sparrow


Lark Sparrow


Lark Sparrow

I made a final stop along Hall School Road where I saw a female American Kestrel, a Red-tailed Hawk, four Horned Larks that were hiding in the tall field vegetation, and one distant mystery bird that was flying like a Kestrel, but looked too dark for one.


Horned Lark


Horned Lark


Mystery Bird



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