Rockfish Valley Trail 10/24/13

All photos are © Marshall Faintich

It was cold and quite windy this morning, but the sun was shining, and the trail was "birdy." I met up with Walt Childs and then with Evan Spears. We saw approximately 30 species, but the highlight of the morning was seeing 10 sparrow species: Song, Field, Chipping, Swamp, Lincolnís, Savannah, White-crowned, White-throated, Dark-eyed Junco, and Eastern Towhee. Sparrows seemed to be everywhere, especially in the tall grasses. I think that the most sparrow species I have seen on the trail in a single day is 11.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Blue-headed Vireo

Belted Kingfisher

Eastern Meadowlark and Red-winged Blackbird

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Song Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Lincolnís Sparrow

Lincolnís Sparrow and House Finch

Savannah Sparrow

Juvenile White-crowned Sparrow

Adult White-crowned Sparrow

Adult White-crowned Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

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