Rockfish Valley Trail 11/4/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich

With the arrival of standard time, getting up an hour earlier to go birding is my least favorite option, so I decided to see what might be on the trail late in the afternoon. I arrived at 3:00 and had 22 species by 4:30, when the sun was just about ready to go behind Three Ridges, leaving the trail in only twilight. The highlight of the afternoon was seeing a Lincoln's Sparrow, as I haven't seen one on the trail for about a week. Most of the birds I saw were Song Sparrows.


Savannah Sparrow


Song Sparrow


Field Sparrow


Field Sparrow


Lincoln's Sparrow


Wood Ducks


Red-tailed Hawk

Today's RV Trail list (22 species):

Song Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Great Blue Heron
Wood Duck
Blue Jay
Starling
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Red-tailed Hawk
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
Cedar Waxwing


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