Crozet, VA 12/7/14

All photos are Marshall Faintich

I started off hiking in Old Trail, but after seeing only seven avian species, I decided to head over to Lickinghole Creek and reservior. Birding was much better there - I ended up with 25 species, and there were lots of smaller birds where the trail turns north toward the reservoir.

Best bird of the hike was a Bald Eagle that put on a good show, but the only times it was close to me, it was almost directly in front of the sun.


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle


Red-shouldered Hawk


Red-shouldered Hawk


Red-shouldered Hawk


Red-shouldered Hawk


Downy Woodpecker


House Finch


Hermit Thrush


Hermit Thrush


Wilson's Snipes

This morning's list:

Gadwall
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Bald Eagle
Killdeer
Wilson's Snipe
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Hermit Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
American Goldfinch



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