Rockfish Valley Trail 10/19/10

I got to the trail at 8:30, but with daylight savings time still in effect, it was somewhat dark, and there was a lot more bird activity starting about 8:45 when sunlight started to fully illuminate the trail. Early on, crows were harrassing a Red-tailed Hawk and a Sharp-shinned Hawk; both were chased from the trail.

I was happy to see that eight of the sparrow species were still there, and I saw a pair of male Purple Finches - had seen a female on the trail a couple of days ago. The female Indigo Bunting was still hanging around as well. The two female Kingfishers that I photographed yesterday were still chasing each other. I logged 34 species in a couple of hours.

Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch
American Crow
Blue Jay
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Turkey Vulture

House Finch
Purple Finch
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Rock Pigeon
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Carolina Wren
Cedar Waxwing

Chipping Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Carolina Chickadee
Indigo Bunting

Eastern Towhee
Eastern Phoebe
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Canada Goose

Northern Mockingbird

Lincoln's Sparrow

juvenile White-crowned Sparrow

Downy Woodpecker

female Eastern Towhee

female Indigo Bunting

Song Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Purple Finches

Eastern Phoebe

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