Stoney Creek Wintergreen) - 2/20/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich

We had 4 to 6 inches of snow yesterday, but I awoke to bright and sunny skies, with temperatures quickly rising from below freezing into the 40s. I wanted to see if I could get any good photos of birds in the snow, and really wanted to get one of a Great Blue Heron in the snow, but this species hasn't been around for me to see since last Thursday. I did manage to see 20 species, and submitted this morning's list to the Great Backyard Bird Count.

Song Sparrow

Unlikely mates: Red-shouldered Hawk and American Crow

Red-shouldered Hawk

Singing Northern Cardinal

My 2/20/12 GBBC list (20 species):

Species Count
Canada Goose 2
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Mourning Dove 6
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 11
Carolina Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 9
Carolina Wren 3
Eastern Bluebird 5
Northern Mockingbird 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 11
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Northern Cardinal 10
American Goldfinch 3

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