Rockfish Valley Trail 12/4/14

All photos are Marshall Faintich

I was on the trail from 9:30 to noon this morning, and logged 28 avian species. It was mostly cloudy and cold, and my primary objective was tweaking some of my new camera parameters, especially for birds in flight and backlit perched birds. Highlight was a flock of at least 15 American Pipits.


American Pipit


American Pipits


Cedar Waxwings


Dark-eyed Junco


Downy Woodpecker


Field Sparrow


White-throated Sparrow


Song Sparrow


Swamp Sparrow


Red-shouldered Hawk


Red-tailed Hawk


Red-winged Blackbirds


Hermit Thrush

This morning's RV Trail list:

Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Pigeon
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Cardinal
Eastern Towhee
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch



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