Rockfish Valley Trail 10/3/11

All photos are Marshall Faintich

I hadn't planned on going to the trail today. It rained all morning, but the report of a Gray-cheeked Thrush on the trail after I left yesterday made me curious enough to go to the trail this afternoon to see if it were still there.

It was cloudy, windy, and cold when I arrived at 3:00 p.m., and although I did not see the Gray-cheeked Thrush, I logged 20 species in a little more than one hour before I left - oh yes, the sun came out, and the wind died down as I was leaving!

Brown Thrasher

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Eastern Meadowlarks

Swainson's Thrush

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Large flock of Starlings

This morning's list (20 species):

Eastern Bluebird
Indigo Bunting
American Crow
Field Sparrow
Carolina Wren
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Red-bellied Woodpecker
American Goldfinch
Blue Jay
Eastern Meadowlark
Cedar waxwing
Swainson's Thrush
Brown Thrasher

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