Stoney Creek (Wintergreen) 3/4/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich


It was cold and breezy this morning, but the sunshine was bright. I headed over to Lake Monocan to see if the ducks were still there, but they were already gone (9:10 a.m.). I heard at least two Pine Warblers in the small pine forest, and the usual winter birds were out. When I got to Sawmill Creek pond #6, there were three Ring-necked Ducks in the pond, a male and two females. The three Ring-necked Ducks I had seen in Lake Monocan the afternoon before were two males and one female, so all of these ducks may have been new ones.


Pine Warbler


Carolina Wren


Ring-necked Ducks


Ring-necked Ducks


Ring-necked Ducks

I continued my hike and ended up with 22 species for the morning. One of our Red-shouldered Hawks landed in a tree in our back yard.


White-throated Sparrow


House Finch


Red-shouldered Hawk


Red-shouldered Hawk

Mid-to late afternoon I added four more species; a Belted Kingfisher on Lake Monocan, a Brown Creeper in my backyard, a Yellow-rumped Warbler in the pine forest, and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker near Sawmill Creek pond #6.

Today's list: (26 species)

Eastern Bluebird
Pine Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Eastern Phoebe
Mourning Dove
Northen Mockingbird
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
American Goldfinch
House Finch
Ring-necked Duck
American Crow
Red-shouldered Hawk
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Carolina Wren

Downy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee

Belted Kingfisher
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Brown Creeper
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker




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