Stoney Creek (Wintergreen) 4/18/13

All photos are Marshall Faintich

It was overcast, warm, and muggy, and the skies threatened rain all day long. I went for a hike here in Stoney Creek soon after lunch, and ended up with 31 avian species. My first stop was at Lake Monocan where I saw four Double-crested Cormorants, seven Spotted Sandpipers, two Pied-billed Grebes, one Bufflehead, and a small flock of Canada Geese. Pine Warblers were singing in the trees, and there was a small flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers at the edge of the Allen Creek Nature Preserve. I saw a couple of Swamp Sparrows in the preserve. When I arrived home I saw three new yard birds: a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, a Palm Warbler, and another Swamp Sparrow.


Double-crested Cormorants


Double-crested Cormorant


Spotted Sandpiper


Spotted Sandpipers


Pied-billed Grebes


Bufflehead


Swamp Sparrow


Eastern Towhee


Yellow-rumped Warbler


Yellow-rumped Warbler


Yellow-rumped Warbler


Yellow-rumped Warbler


Palm Warbler


Swamp Sparrow

Today's list (31 species):

Double-crested Cormorant
Pied-billed Grebe
Bufflehead
Spotted Sandpiper
Red-bellied Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Canada Goose
American Robin
Eastern Bluebird

Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow

Field Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Tufted Titmouse



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