Rockfish Valley Trail 1/12/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich

We had almost two inches of rain yesterday afternoon and evening, but it was sunny and windy this morning. I saw 20 species on the trail between 9:00 and 11:00, although they were all common winter species. A Swamp Sparrow and a female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker made for an interesting morning, and the hawks continue to be harrassed by the crows. Our resident, tail-less Turkey Vulture made an appearance.

Swamp Sparrow

Female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Red-tailed Hawk

Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk

Adult Red-shouldered Hawk

Tail-less Turkey Vulture

This morning's list (20 species):

Eastern Bluebird
Blue Jay
Northern Mockingbird
Tufted Titmouse
Northern Cardinal
White-throated Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Swamp Sparrow
American Crow
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
American Goldfinch
Turkey Vulture

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