Stoney Creek (Wintergreen) 3/18/14

All photos are Marshall Faintich

It was still below freezing this morning, and our bird feeder was once again the place to be. In addition to the regulars, the two Fox Sparrows returned to forage under the feeder, and we had a new feeder bird species: Eastern Towhee, our 17th species at the feeder (or on the ground below it) in the past two days, and our overall 26th feeder species, not including the three hawk species that fed on small birds at the feeder.

Fox Sparrow

Eastern Towhee

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

The temperature rose to the upper 30s this afternoon, and I took a short hike to Lake Monocan. Our winter resident Hermit Thrush was out along the street, Field and Song Sparrows were in lots of places, and our winter resident Pied-billed Grebe was the lone swimmer in the lake.

Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Pied-billed Grebe

Field Sparrows

Field Sparrows

Field Sparrow

Eastern Phoebe

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