Crozet, VA 10/30/14

All photos are Marshall Faintich

Cold temperatures and bright, sunny skies made for a good day for birding in Crozet. I started out at a new place for me - the trails along the creek in Old Trails where there is a community garden and a soccer field. There were lots of birds there - mostly sparrows, and I ended up with 16 species at this site.


White-crowned Sparrow


White-throated Sparrow


Field Sparrow


Swamp Sparrow


Lincoln's Sparrow


Lincoln's Sparrow


Lincoln's Sparrow


House Finch


Sharp-shinned Hawk

Todays' Old Trail list:

Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk
American Crow
Carolina Wren
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
House Finch
Mourning Dove
Blue Jay

Next stop was Lickinghole Creek and reservoir. Although it wasn't as "birdy" as Old Trail, I did see 21 species there and added 12 new species to today's list.


Juvenile White-crowned Sparrow


Red-shouldered Hawk


Ruby-crowned Kinglet


Late season Brown Thrasher

New species for today at Lickinghole Creek:

Killdeer
Canada Goose
Carolina Chickadee
Belted Kingfisher
Pileated Woodpecker
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Phoebe
Brown Thrasher
Tufted Titmouse
Red-shouldered Hawk
Northern Cardinal
Northern Flicker

Stops at Beaver Creek Reservoir, Mint Springs Park, and King Family Vineyards didn't add many birds, and only two more species for the day: Dark-eyed Junco and Red-bellied Woodpecker.



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