Rockfish Valley Trail 11/12/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich

Although the temperature was in the 60s, wave after wave of heavy, darks clouds have been passing through the area all day ahead of an approaching cold front. Looked like it could storm at any minute. I decided to go over to the trail mid-afternoon to see what might be out, or if all the birds had hunkered down.

After a little less than one hour, it started to drizzle, so I headed back to my car after logging 23 species on the trail. Highlights included a Fox Sparrow that I have been seeing in the bog area, and at least two Palm Warblers that should have already left for their winter homes.


Great Blue Heron


Song Sparrow


Fox Sparrow


Palm Warbler


Palm Warbler


Downy Woodpecker


Northern Mockingbird

Today's RV Trail list (23 species):

Song Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Great Blue Heron
Belted Kingfisher
Eastern Bluebird
Pileated Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Flicker
Blue Jay
Red-shouldered Hawk
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Palm Warbler
American Goldfinch
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Northern Mockingbird
Tufted Titmouse
Catbird



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