Stoney Creek (Wintergreen) 7/10/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich

I took my first real bird walk here in Stoney Creek since the wind storm on June 29. The air is unsettled and quite muggy (80% humidity), but with the temperatures down 20 degrees to about 80, it feels a lot cooler here. There still is a lot of tree damage that can be seen, and certainly some of the wildlife nests were destroyed. There are a lot of common birds out and about looking for food and building new nests, and we have honey bees building a nest in a tree near to the deck of our house. Alice wants to get rid of the bees, but I am hoping for a bear to go looking for their honey so I can get some close-up photos! :-)

Near the pine forest at the end of our street

Our new neighbors

A small portion of our yard

I didn't take many photos on my walk, but there were two interesting birds. The first was a Canada Goose gosling in Sawmill Creek pond # 3. I thought it was too late in the season for such a young goose?? Also, there was a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk in the small pine forest at the end of our street - probably one of the hawks that fledged from the nest in our yard.

Canada Goose and gosling

Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk

Eastern Phoebe

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