Rockfish Valley Trail 10/20/14

All photos are Marshall Faintich

It was 37 degrees and sunny when I arrived at the trail at 9:00 this morning. There was a lot of avian activity in the tall grasses that were not in shadow. Most of the birds were sparrows, especially Song Sparrows. By 10:30, the trail was fairly quiet, and I ended up with 26 species. Highlight was a distant Merlin.


Swamp Sparrow


Swamp Sparrow


White-throated Sparrow


Song Sparrow


Field Sparrow


Chipping Sparrow


Palm Warbler


Yellow-rumped Warbler


Ruby-crowned Kinglet


Tufted Titmouse


Merlin

This morning's RV Trail list:

Turkey Vulture
Merlin
Rock Pigeon
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Eastern Towhee
Field Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
American Goldfinch



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