Stoney Creek 10/25/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich


With the possibility that the Loon that was heard yesterday afternoon on Lake Monocan might still be there, I headed over to take a look. There wasn't any wind, and the waveless lake made for a perfect mirror of the spectacular fall colors bathed in the early morning sunlight.

The Loon wasn't there, but the flock of Killdeers I saw there late yesterday was still on the lake, and two Great Blue Herons found spots for fishing.

I looked for the Loon on most of the Stoney Creek ponds as well, but it must have moved on. I did see 32 avian species, which isn't too bad for this developed community.


Lake Monocan


Great Blue Heron


Great Blue Heron


Killdeers


Pileated Woodpecker


Hairy Woodpecker


Downy Woodpecker


Northern Mockingbird


Song Sparrow


Red-breasted Nuthatch


Yellow-rumped Warbler


Cooper's Hawk


Golden-crowned Kinglet


Golden-crowned Kinglet


Wood Duck and Mallards


Pine Siskin


Pine Siskin and Purple Finch

This morning's list (32 species):

Chipping Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Turkey Vulture
American Goldfinch
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Mallard
Wood Duck
Great Blue Heron
Blue Jay
Bluebird
American Crow
Northern Cardinal
Northern Mockingbird
Starling
Killdeer
Canada Goose
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Yellow-rumped Warbler


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