Rockfish Valley 2/18/15

All photos are Marshall Faintich

With bitterly cold temperatures and wide-spread snow across central Virginia, bird feeders were the place to be. My birding was constrained to periods of watching my bird feeder through a window, and I logged 15 avian species on the feeder, on the ground below the feeder, or in nearby trees waiting for an opening at the feeder.

There have been a few reports of Common Redpolls at feeders this winter here in Virginia, but I didn't see any at my feeder:

Downy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Northern Cardinal
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch


Purple Finch, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Pine Siskin


Purple Finch, American Goldfinch, Pine Siskin


House Finch, American Goldfinch, Pine Siskin


Pine Siskins


Downy Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, Pine Siskin


American Goldfinch


Purple Finch


Purple Finch


White-throated Sparrow


White-throated Sparrow


Carolina Chickadee


Tufted Titmouse


Tufted Titmouse


Dark-eyed Junco, Carolina Chickadee, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin


Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch


White-breasted Nuthatch


Northern Cardinal


Northern Cardinals


Blue Jay


Carolina Wren



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