The weather yesterday was really poor - near freezing temperatures with rain, freezing rain, sleet, and fog, but there was a fall-out of waterbirds on the other side of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley. Today was only slightly better - temperatures in the low 40s with overcast skies and fairly brisk winds. Low clouds hung around the mountains like cotton. I started out here in Stoney Creek to see if any water birds were on the lake or ponds, but didn't see any, so I went over to the Rockfish Valley Trail.
Large flock of Cedar Waxwings
Female Eastern Towhee
First year male Northrn Cardinal
This morning's RV Trail list:
I did a little more birding here in Stoney Creek, adding 8 more avian species, bringing my Rockfish Valley day list to 31 species: Pileated Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Canada Goose, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Chickadee, Black Vulture, Blue Jay, and Northern Flicker.