Stoney Creek (Wintergreen), VA, 1/6/16

All photos are Marshall Faintich

It was sunny but even colder than yesterday, so I waited until mid-morning to take a hike close to home. Plently of birds were out and looking for food. I logged 19 avian species, including an Eastern Phoebe, uncommon here in the winter, and a first year Yellow-bellied Sapsucker starting to get its red coloring. Also included below is a rather poor photo of a Mourning Dove. The reference books state that this species can have a buffy underside, but I have never seen one this yellow.


Eastern Phoebe


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker


Eastern Bluebird


Mourning Dove



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