Stoney Creek (Wintergreen) 6/26/14

All photos are Marshall Faintich

The forecast was for lower humidity today, but someone forgot to tell the atmosphere - another hot and muggy morning. I decided to hike here in Stoney Creek, and ended the 2+ mile hike with 28 avian species.

As soon as I left my house, I saw a white-tailed deer in our front yard. I headed first to the end of the street to check on the juvenile Cooper's Hawks, but only found one of them sitting in the nest.

White-tailed deer

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk

Most of the birds were common summer species. An Eastern Kingbird was chasing crows away from its nest near Lake Monocan.

Eastern Kingbird

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Mockingbird

Indigo Bunting

I saw an immature Indigo Bunting that made me think of female Chaffinches that I have seen in England and New Zealand.

Immature Indigo Bunting

Female Chaffinch (New Zealand)

I stopped once again at the Cooper's Hawk nest near the end of my hike. The hawk was perched on a branch near the nest and then headed back to the nest.

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk


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