Rockfish Valley Trail 12/20/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich

It was cold, cloudy, and somewhat windy on the trail this morning as the leading edge of a cold front is moving through the area. I managed to see 25 species in about one hour before leaving. The Bluebirds must have been hunkered down in their boxes, as I didn't see any on my hike.

Red-shouldered Hawk

Belted Kingfisher

Song Sparrow

White-breasted Nuthatch

Male and female Downy Woodpeckers

Flicker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and Pileated Woodpecker

This morning's RV Trail list (25 species):

Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Eastern Towhee
Blue Jay
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee
Belted Kingfisher
Mourning Dove
Northern Cardinal
Northern Mockingbird
American Goldfinch
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Rock Pigeon
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Turkey Vulture
American Crow

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