ABA's Birding News >> Virginia

Virginia bird news by date

Updated on May 3, 2016, 6:40 pm

Want to easily find posts that mention ABA rare birds? Choose a code below:

ABA Code 2 Birds  |  ABA Code 3 Birds  |  ABA Code 4 Birds  |  ABA Code 5 Birds


03 May: @ 18:37:10  Possible Long-eared Owl heard at Huntley Meadows, Fairfax Co [Lucille Soulliere]
03 May: @ 16:47:36  Morning and afternoon bird activity [Walter Hadlock]
03 May: @ 16:10:37  Singing black-throated blue warblers, Am. redstart, & red-shouldered hawk babies (Loudoun Co.) [Ashley Lohr]
03 May: @ 15:11:20  Hike-Bike Trail at Huntley Meadows, Fairfax County, Cerulean and Wilson's Warblers [Larry Cartwright]
03 May: @ 14:43:31  Swinson's Thrush - Virginia Beach [Jim Marcum]
03 May: @ 14:10:49  Update on Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Aldie [Cheryl Walsh]
03 May: @ 13:36:27  FOS in Franklin County [Alyce Quinn via va-bird]
03 May: @ 11:53:22  Common Loon Photo Essay [Marshall Faintich]
03 May: @ 11:22:02 Re: Am. White Pelican at Lake Frederick - Frederick Co. [David Boltz]
03 May: @ 09:53:58  Great Dismal Swamp - Washington and Jericho Ditches in the rain [Robert Ake]
03 May: @ 09:43:39 Re: Am. White Pelican at Lake Frederick - Frederick Co. [david.boltz4]
03 May: @ 09:40:54  Reston, Fairfax Co. [Sam Simon]
03 May: @ 09:07:05  Am. White Pelican at Lake Frederick - Frederick Co. [david.boltz4]
03 May: @ 08:59:41  Rose Breasted Grosbeak Sneaking in for an early morning snack [pepherup--- via va-bird]
03 May: @ 00:02:35  Purple Martians Bird-a-thon Summary [Ellison Orcutt]
02 May: @ 21:33:23  Yellow-breasted Chat, Portsmouth [Elisa Enders]
02 May: @ 20:59:04  Migrant trap continues; Richmond City [Ellison Orcutt]
02 May: @ 19:41:21  Blue Ridge Parkway Warblers 5/2/16 [Marshall Faintich]
02 May: @ 19:28:48  early Gray-Cheeked Thrush, Fairfax [Stephen Johnson]
02 May: @ 18:52:56  female Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Chesapeake [David Gibson]
02 May: @ 18:05:29 Re: More migrants in Reston , Fairfax Co. [Sam Simon]
02 May: @ 16:12:16  Lawrence's Warbler in Grear Falls Yard 5/2/16 [Dendroica--- via va-bird]
02 May: @ 16:09:27 Re: Catbird at suet feeder [Scott Priebe]
02 May: @ 15:50:02  Croatan National Forest, NC, 4/29-30/16 [Marshall Faintich]
02 May: @ 15:43:23  Mississippi Kite at College Creek Hawkwatch [Brian Taber via va-bird]
02 May: @ 15:39:30  Bobolinks Shenandoah Co. [etrelawn]
02 May: @ 15:16:26  Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk [Harry Glasgow via va-bird]
02 May: @ 14:24:56  More diversity at anchorway ct. (near lake) and Providence Rec. Center, Falls Church [Stuart via va-bird]
02 May: @ 14:19:40 Re: Waxwing, warblers (blue-winged!), oriole, tanager, & more. My Backyard (Loudoun Co). [Ashley Lohr]
02 May: @ 14:15:19  Waxwing, warblers (blue-winged!), oriole, tanager, & more. My Backyard (Loudoun Co). [Ashley Lohr]
02 May: @ 14:13:33  Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Scarlet Tanagers in Herndon [Bill Brown]
02 May: @ 14:11:39  Least Flycatcher, YT & Warbling Vireos, et. al. at Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. Shenandoah River State Park - Warren Co. [David Boltz]
02 May: @ 13:17:10  Rose Breasted Grosbeaks [Chandler, Russell H]
02 May: @ 10:45:37  Major fallout at Huguenot Park, Chesterfield County [Wendy Ealding]
02 May: @ 09:16:37 Re: Catbird at suet feeder [Eirlys Barker]
02 May: @ 09:07:07  Briery Branch Gap, Oranda Quarry [Russell Taylor]
02 May: @ 08:39:09  Mourning warbler still in White Oaks Park, May 2 [breep--- via va-bird]
02 May: @ 08:35:39  Warblers on the move [Bulmer, Anthony]
02 May: @ 07:33:22 Re: Catbird at suet feeder [Larry Kline via va-bird]
02 May: @ 07:21:09  first Black-billed Cuckoo in Highland County [Patti Reum]
01 May: @ 22:02:06  Sunday afternoon birding [=?WINDOWS-1252?Q?Rowe,__Richard_A,_=94Dick=94?=]
01 May: @ 21:30:52  [va-bird] [Scott Priebe]
01 May: @ 20:58:25  Fwd: eBird Report - Lake Fairfax, May 1, 2016 [Phillip Kenny]
01 May: @ 20:55:18  Bobolinks Pittsylvania county [Lexi Meadows]
01 May: @ 20:11:54  Prothonotary warbler [Constance L Arness via va-bird]
01 May: @ 19:14:44  103 species today in Augusta & Rockingham [Gabriel Mapel via va-bird]
01 May: @ 18:53:31  marsh wren- Huntley Meadows Park, May 1, 2016 [Frederick Atwood via va-bird]
01 May: @ 18:38:14  Fw: eBird Report - Burke Lake Park, May 1, 2016 [Frederick Atwood via va-bird]
01 May: @ 18:29:14  Catbird at suet feeder [Kristi Abbott]
01 May: @ 17:38:57 Re: Warblers [Vineeta Anand]





Subject: Possible Long-eared Owl heard at Huntley Meadows, Fairfax Co
Date: Tue May 3 2016 18:37 pm
From: lsoulliere AT commonwealthacademy.org
 
On Saturday, April 30th, I was at Huntley Meadows at around 7pm, and I
heard a very strange owl call. It was a "hoo" call, one syllable, about
every 30 seconds. It was coming from somewhere beyond the back of the
visitors center, though I originally heard it from about halfway in between
the boardwalk and the visitors center. I talked to Mr. Atwood about it, and
he said my description sounded like a Long-eared Owl, but to check Barred
and Great Horned Owl calls to make sure. I listened to Long-eared Owl
recordings and they sounded exactly like what I heard. I checked
xeno-canto, but couldn't find any other calls that matched what I heard.
Any thoughts on it?

Thanks!
Lucy Soulliere
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Morning and afternoon bird activity
Date: Tue May 3 2016 16:47 pm
From: jaybirdncarol AT verizon.net
 
Greetings,

This morning a Wood Thrush joined the resident backyard birds. We got a good look at it while it checked the litter along a fence line.

This afternoon, a male American Redstart bathed in one of our bird baths. We got great looks before it flew off.

Good birding to all,
Jay and Carol Hadlock
Herndon, VA (Fairfax County)
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Singing black-throated blue warblers, Am. redstart, & red-shouldered hawk babies (Loudoun Co.)
Date: Tue May 3 2016 16:10 pm
From: aklohr AT vt.edu
 
Added more yard birds today in my woods in Purcellville, VA: many singing
BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS, a male AMERICAN REDSTART, and a GREAT CRESTED
FLYCATCHER. Also had a foraging RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET. I believe I saw and
heard a male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (thought I saw orange on the throat and
face), but it was very high up in the canopy so I am not 100% sure. Male
scarlet tanager, male Baltimore oriole, & male rose-breasted grosbreak
continue.

Also, there's a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK nest that's completely visible from one
of the roads I take to and from my house every day. I've been keeping an
eye on it whenever I drive by. I've seen an adult standing on the nest, and
yesterday morning and today a parent (mom?) was laying on the nest.
Yesterday afternoon, Mom was absent but I saw a fuzzy head moving around
inside the nest. Hopefully I'll get to watch her young grow up! :D

Full checklist from today here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva/view/checklist?subID=S29383364

Happy birding,
Ashley Lohr
Virginia Tech Class of 2015
Wildlife Conservation major / Entomology minor
aklohr@vt.edu
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Hike-Bike Trail at Huntley Meadows, Fairfax County, Cerulean and Wilson's Warblers
Date: Tue May 3 2016 15:11 pm
From: prowarbler AT verizon.net
 
Seven people participated in the Huntley Meadows Birdathon on my team
covering the Hike-Bike Trail and adjacent trails and meadows this morning.
Highlights included a Cerulean and Wilson's Warblers along the Pond Trail
and several Hooded Warblers. There was also a great thrush show along the
Pond Trail, with Wood, Hermit, and Swainson's Thrushes and Veeries present.
We found a lone male Wild Turkey near the maintenance building. We were one
of several teams conducting the birdathon today. I believe collectively we
came up with 108 species for the entire park.





Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Fairfax, Virginia, US May 3, 2016
6:34 AM - 11:07 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.2 mile(s)

Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.5 Build 44

73 species



Canada Goose 2

Mallard 3

Wild Turkey 1

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Great Blue Heron 2

Green Heron 3

Osprey 1

American Coot 2

Solitary Sandpiper 1

Greater Yellowlegs 2

Ring-billed Gull 1

Mourning Dove 3

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 5

Chimney Swift 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 8

Hairy Woodpecker 3

Pileated Woodpecker 2

Eastern Phoebe 2

Great Crested Flycatcher 4

Eastern Kingbird 1

Red-eyed Vireo 24

Blue Jay 5

Fish Crow 2

Purple Martin 1

Tree Swallow 30

Barn Swallow 2

Carolina Chickadee 7

Tufted Titmouse 9

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

House Wren 1

Carolina Wren 4

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 30

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4

Eastern Bluebird 1

Veery 3

Swainson's Thrush 2

Hermit Thrush 1

Wood Thrush 8

American Robin 8

Gray Catbird 15

Ovenbird 23

Worm-eating Warbler 1

Northern Waterthrush 3

Blue-winged Warbler 1

Black-and-white Warbler 5

Common Yellowthroat 30

Hooded Warbler 3

American Redstart 6

Cerulean Warbler 1

Northern Parula 7

Yellow Warbler 2

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

Blackpoll Warbler 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler 7

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 20

Black-throated Green Warbler 1

Wilson's Warbler 1

Yellow-breasted Chat 2

Field Sparrow 1

White-throated Sparrow 33

Swamp Sparrow 4

Eastern Towhee 10

Scarlet Tanager 3

Northern Cardinal 24

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

Indigo Bunting 6

Red-winged Blackbird 70

Common Grackle (Purple) 22

Brown-headed Cowbird 7

Orchard Oriole 1

Baltimore Oriole 1

American Goldfinch 6



View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29376721



This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Larry Cartwright

prowarbler@verizon.net





*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Swinson's Thrush - Virginia Beach
Date: Tue May 3 2016 14:43 pm
From: marcums AT cns.umass.edu
 
David Clark reported seeing a Swainson’s Thrush in Red Wing Park yesterday so I went looking for it today. I found at least two and possibly five. They were located at the east end of the park off General Booth Blvd. If you drive all the way back, past tennis courts and play ground, park and walk into the open woods via the second opening in the fence. As you walk through the woods there are two trails clearly marked by log barriers on either side. I saw the first individual right at the beginning of the right hand path. I was able to observe it for some time and see all of the major field marks.

I then moved over to the left hand trail and saw two identifiable Swainson’s Thrushes and a third bird that moved out before I could id. The birds moved off toward the north or left side of the trail. I decided to go back to the site of the first observation and when I got back, there were two Swanson’s Thrushes. The distance between the two sites is not great and It may have been possible for the two seen on the other trail to have returned, but does not appear to be very likely since they had moved off in the opposite direction.

On another note, during my walk around Red Wing Park I counted 15 Gray Catbirds. It must have rained catbirds last night!

Jim Marcum
Virginia Beach, VA


*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Update on Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Aldie
Date: Tue May 3 2016 14:10 pm
From: wrwccw AT gmail.com
 
As this stationary front continues we now have 6 Red-breasted Grosbeaks in
our back yard along with about 6 Yellow-rumps, a Yellow and Parula Warblers
and a Scarlet Tanager none of which typically appear during migration.
There are 2 female, 3 mature male and one immature male Grosbeaks. They
love my neighbors feeder and often push the usual House Finches away
dominating the feeder.
Bill and Cheryl
Aldie VA
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: FOS in Franklin County
Date: Tue May 3 2016 13:36 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
We had some new arrivals at our place this morning:  Cape May warbler, common yellowthroat, Louisiana waterthrush, pewee, Acadian flycatcher, kingbird and veery.  We're hosting Little Spring Day this Sunday, May 8, if anyone would like to come.

Alyce QuinnBurnt Chimney
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Common Loon Photo Essay
Date: Tue May 3 2016 11:53 am
From: marshall AT faintich.net
 
Stoney Creek (Wintergreen), VA 5/3/16. Report and photos:




http://www.faintich.net/Blog20...



___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Nellysford, VA

marshall@faintich.net

www.faintich.net

In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!

____________________________________________________________________________
_______________________





*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Am. White Pelican at Lake Frederick - Frederick Co.
Date: Tue May 3 2016 11:22 am
From: david.boltz4 AT gmail.com
 
Just a quick follow-up. I got a call from Bill Parkin around 9:45 or so that
this bird was on the lake. He saw it fly in an land. I got down there and
saw it and got some pics. It swam around the visible part of the lake for a
while and then flew off to the north. It had been here a half hour or less.
We also had 2 Caspian Terns fly over while the Pelican was on the lake.

Pics are attached to my e-bird list at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29377812 .

Dave Boltz
Lake Frederick

-----Original Message-----
From: david.boltz4@gmail.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 10:04 AM
To: va-bird@listserve.com
Subject: Am. White Pelican at Lake Frederick - Frederick Co.

Now.

Dave Boltz

Sent from my iPhone

*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Great Dismal Swamp - Washington and Jericho Ditches in the rain
Date: Tue May 3 2016 9:53 am
From: rake AT cox.net
 
     The weather gods didn't uphold their end of the bargain.  Last week
when I set the date for this week's walk, today looked like the best bet
for good birding weather. Since I have no weather policy, I just drive
down to the swamp, to see if anyone has decided to show up, and take it
from there. As I drove into Washington Ditch there was a sprinkling of
rain on the windshield, but not much more. Several INDIGO BUNTINGS were
singing loudly next to the road. A bedraggled opossum waddled across
the road and disappeared into the foliage. She was to be my only
mammalian companion for the morning. I parked and got out of the car at
the parking lot where a SUMMER TANAGER was giving its pick-it-up call.
Put on my rain gear and boots and walked down the trail. A PRAIRIE
WARBLER was singing. This is the second time this spring I've heard one
there, but I don't recall hearing them there in previous years. I took
a left onto the boardwalk. There wasn't a lot of tree drip so I could
hear pretty well. Certainly well enough to hear the flutey, rising call
of a SWAINSON'S THRUSH, beautifully and faithfully repeating its song.
There were some close PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS and above me in the upper
story a BALTIMORE ORIOLE gave its clear, down-slurred notes. The rain
began to come down harder so I picked up my pace, completed the
boardwalk, and returned to the parking lot. On the way out I looked for
the Great Blue Heron which is usually found in the ditch beside the
road; not today, though. As I made the last turn on the way out to
Whitemarsh Road, a SWAINSON'S WARBLER called from the south side of the
road just west of the little bridge. That's about as close as a
Swainson's gets to being outside the swamp proper.
I headed north, back home to Norfolk, but as I approached the
entrance to Jericho Ditch I noticed the rain had slowed. So I turned in
and cruised the two miles of Jericho Ditch Lane to the parking lot and
back. It was well worth the effort. Despite the rain pitter-patting
on the car roof, I could still hear bird song including a couple of
MAGNOLIA WARBLERS and a NORTHERN PARULA next to the car. I got out and
easily found them they were so close. A loud NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH also
called from nearby as did a more distant BARRED OWL. A couple of
dueling WOOD THRUSHES were each trying to out-compete the other. Now
there's a real song. They were also adding a lot of the whip accents to
the beginnings and endings of the songs. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER gave a
couple of calls and a SCARLET TANAGER added its loud burry song, a song
I had heard many times on Sunday's VSO field trip to Warbler Road. I
also heard a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO sing and I thought about the
White-eyed Vireo I'd get at the parking lot. But at the parking lot not
a single White-eye was calling, which was certainly not the case for the
two previous weeks' walks. But I did hear a BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER
and a WORM-EATING WARBLER as well as the expected PRAIRIE WARBLERS. I
heard three SWAINSON'S WARBLERS along the road and one just north of the
parking lot on Jericho Ditch. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was also calling
there. Butterflies? There was a lone Palamedes Swallowtail struggling
to stay in flight in the rain.
I can't promise the same birds and certainly I don't wish for the
same rain, but the next bird walk will be another attempt to do
Washington Ditch, leaving from the parking lot at 6:45am on Tuesday, May
10. No reservation is necessary; just show up. Hope to see you there.
The complete bird lists for the two segments of this morning's outing
are given below.

Bob Ake
Norfolk VA

Dismal Swamp NWR Washington Ditch, Suffolk, Virginia, US
May 3, 2016 6:22 AM - 7:22 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.6 mile(s)
22 species

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Carolina Wren 8
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Ovenbird 3
Prothonotary Warbler 4
Swainson's Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Hooded Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Baltimore Oriole 1

Dismal Swamp NWR Jericho Ditch, Suffolk, Virginia, US
May 3, 2016 7:31 AM - 8:46 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
28 species

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Barred Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 6
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 Small greenish bird, with wingbars, thin
bill, wing flicking, gleaning flight
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 5
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Prothonotary Warbler 4
Swainson's Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 1
Hooded Warbler 1
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 2 Both were males, bright yellow underneath with
obvious black streaks, white eyeliner over black mask, prominent white
band across undertail
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 3
Summer Tanager 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Orchard Oriole 1
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Am. White Pelican at Lake Frederick - Frederick Co.
Date: Tue May 3 2016 9:43 am
From: david.boltz4 AT gmail.com
 
Just flew off. 2 Caspian Terns flew over, also.

Sent from my iPhone

On May 3, 2016, at 10:04 AM, david.boltz4@gmail.com wrote:

Now.

Dave Boltz

Sent from my iPhone
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Reston, Fairfax Co.
Date: Tue May 3 2016 9:40 am
From: samsimon387 AT gmail.com
 
This morning 5/3 I heard a strange warbler in the woods in Reston. I stalked it for a few minutes and eventually I saw it flutter to the stream. It was a Hooded Warbler! This is my first time seeing this species at my local patch. A very vocal and cooperative Ovenbird seemed to be having a sing-off with the Hooded. I got incredible looks at both. Very awesome!

The usual warblers were all singing this morning, and while I was observing the HOWA a Black-throated Blue Warbler flew in and sang about 5 feet above my head. It seemed to check me out and sang softly while foraging. It was a very intimate encounter.

Also had a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak on the same feeder the male was at yesterday. These two are the first I've seen at the lake.

~Sam Simon
Reston, FFX County

*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Am. White Pelican at Lake Frederick - Frederick Co.
Date: Tue May 3 2016 9:07 am
From: david.boltz4 AT gmail.com
 
Now.

Dave Boltz

Sent from my iPhone
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Rose Breasted Grosbeak Sneaking in for an early morning snack
Date: Tue May 3 2016 8:59 am
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 

After a delightful weekend at the VSO annual meeting in Roanoke, I have come home to a busy yard. Nothing unusual but busy and colorful. At least 50 goldfinches light up all the bushes, trees and feeders with gold and lots of chatter. Still about 9 pine siskins visiting the thistle and other feeders. Two white throats here yesterday. A rose breasted grosbeak put in an appearance last week but was immediately run off by two mockingbirds. He keeps trying to sneak in for a snack and this morning he is on one of the feeders for how long before being discovered by mockingbirds, who knows.
A red bellied woodpecker last week discovered that he loves the sound of my rain gutter and spends quite a bit of time just over my bedroom window pecking away from early morning until late evening. I don't mind and laugh every time I hear that rat-a-tat-tat.
Other yard birds; brown thrasher pair, hummingbird, (still no female) indigo bunting, house finches, blue jays, titmouse, Carolina chickadee, chipping sparrow and field sparrow.
Tomorrow I plan to go out into the surrounding area to look for dickcissils and bobolinks

Peggy Lyons
Concord
Campbell County
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Purple Martians Bird-a-thon Summary
Date: Tue May 3 2016 0:02 am
From: mr.ellyo AT gmail.com
 
Hello birders,

Over the weekend (29th/30th) team Purple Martians conducted our 24 hours of
birding as part of Richmond Audubon Society's Bird-a-thon competition.
The Purple Martians are Arun Bose, Beth Oristian and myself. The objective
of the Bird-a-thon is to see as many species as possible and, more
importantly, to raise money for Richmond Audubon.

On Friday evening we birded a few locations in Virginia Beach then spent
Saturday birding around Metro-Richmond. When it was over we had a list of
153 species. A solid total given our circuit.

A few highlights among many stops:

At Rudee Inlet on the 29th migrating marsh birds were downed by the weather
system and were taking refuge in the breakwater. Within the rocks we
located a SALTMARSH SPARROW, about 10 SEASIDE SPARROWS, a MARSH WREN, and a
CLAPPER RAIL.
The list with photos: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29290331

Also on the 29th, at Island 1 of the CBBT action on the water was slow but
a handful of landbirds were present. Singles of ORCHARD ORIOLE, BLUE-GRAY
GNATCATCHER, AMERICAN GOLDFINCH, SEASIDE SPARROW, and an unidentified
THRUSH.
The list with photos:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29293850

In Richmond at Reedy Creek-James River Park we spent the morning of the
30th looking through a good representation of mid-spring migrants. In 4
hours we tallied 80 species for the park.
The list: http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva/view/checklist?subID=S29298311

Later, at Shirley Plantation we encountered our prize of the list. A very
active LARK SPARROW surprised us along the entrance road.
The list with a photo: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29307666


Please consider supporting our Bird-a-thon team and Richmond Audubon:
http://www.richmondaudubon.org...


Good birding,


Ellison


--
Ellison Orcutt
Birder/Naturalist
Richmond, Va
Cell: (804) 339-6976
Mr.EllyO@gmail.com



Subject: Yellow-breasted Chat, Portsmouth
Date: Mon May 2 2016 21:33 pm
From: elisaenders AT hotmail.com
 


While at work, I heard what turned out to be a singing Yellow-breasted Chat. I was able to see it, although until I saw it, I kept thinking it had to be a Northern Mockingbird. There are very few trees where I eork, so I doubt it will stay. And this area is not open to the public. 
Elisa FlandersPortsmouth, VA
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Migrant trap continues; Richmond City
Date: Mon May 2 2016 20:59 pm
From: mr.ellyo AT gmail.com
 
Hello birders,

I spent my lunch break and some time after work birding Capitol Square in
downtown Richmond. As mentioned previously...this location is an island of
green among the large buildings. It has some large oaks and the perimeter
is landscaped with shrubs and mulch. For the better part of a week it has
collected a nice variety of migrants with some in good numbers. Today
between my two trips I tallied 15 warbler species in addition to other
migrants. Non-warblers included Veery, many Catbirds, Baltimore Oriole,
Red-eyed Vireo, an empid. spp., Great-crested Flycatcher and House Wren.
Some species like Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, and Catbird were abundant
and in plain view along the sidewalks. Also, a quick Caspian Tern flyover.

Booth lists are below (including an aerial photo of the area showing the
"Central Park effect" potential of the site:

Lunch: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29360169

Evening: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29368087

If anyone wants to enjoy these easy to see migrants, I will be at the 9th
and Franklin entrance tomorrow at 7am. You are welcome to join me.
However, If it is raining more than a drizzle you won't see me.

Good birds,

Ellison
--
Ellison Orcutt
Birder/Naturalist
Richmond, Va
Cell: (804) 339-6976
Mr.EllyO@gmail.com



Subject: Blue Ridge Parkway Warblers 5/2/16
Date: Mon May 2 2016 19:41 pm
From: marshall AT faintich.net
 
No warbler fallout, but a few good photos:




http://www.faintich.net/Blog20...

___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Nellysford, VA

marshall@faintich.net

www.faintich.net

In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!

____________________________________________________________________________
_______________________





*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: early Gray-Cheeked Thrush, Fairfax
Date: Mon May 2 2016 19:28 pm
From: stevejohnson2 AT verizon.net
 

Finally a break in the rain this afternoon - blue sky and sun!! It didn't last long, but I did get out for a very nice 90 minute splash through the Cub Run stream valley park just south of Route 50 in far western Fairfax County.

Highlight birds were an early pair of Gray-Cheeked Thrush (together), and some residual White-Throated Sparrows. Also a nice pair of Eastern Painted Turtles.

Complete eBird list follows. Sorry about the tedious notes, I'm watching many of these for breeding indications for the Breeding Bird Atlas.

Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia



Cub Run parkland near Route 50, Fairfax, Virginia, US
May 2, 2016 4:20 PM - 5:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments: walk W side of Cub Run mostly on asphalt path from Rte 50 S to 38.902 latitude and back
25 species

Canada Goose 4 two pairs, each probably sitting on nest, did not approach close enough to verify. one on S side of Rte 50 bridge, one on stream bank near 38.9057 lat
Wood Duck 1 female swimming in stream about 200 yds south of GB Heron nest
Mallard 2
Great Blue Heron 1 adult perched on (then flying around and re-perching nearby) the same nest it was on a couple weeks ago.
Green Heron 1 flew up from stream and perched near it.
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 1 perched twice close to stream, carrying a small fish
Spotted Sandpiper 1 foraging in stream in 2 different locations. might have been 2 birds but could easily have been the same one.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4 male spent many minutes at likely nest hole. 2X left and came back, 2X went completely inside out of sight, 2X looked out from inside. called churr while perched outside hole, looking around. 38.9030 lat, E side of stream 2' below top of dead snag facing W
Downy Woodpecker 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 2 one calling wreep, saw another
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 1 heard only, presumed flyover
Barn Swallow 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2 Flagged rare, early. Two birds at same location well into woods about 20 yards W of Cub Run stream. good views of both birds. Both noticeably larger and lankier than Hermit Thrushes which I've seen all winter. No spectacles, clearly not Swainson's. No eye ring at all, unlike all this winter's Hermits. Gray patch around eye, front part of cheek. Tails not perceptibly any warmer or browner than the rest of the wings and back plumage. Each bird flew a short distance, viewed them at 2 low perches each. Near S end of today's walk.
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 1 singing, not seen, E of stream 38.9030 lat
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
Prairie Warbler 1 singing, not seen, W of asphalt path 38.9058 lat
White-throated Sparrow 6 conservative estimate. single flock in woods all together.
Eastern Towhee 4 two birds singing "DYT" in different locations; M&F pair together (not singing) in a 3rd place, 38.90239, -77.46937.
Northern Cardinal 7 2 M-F pairs, 3 other singles. did not include any I heard because might have been the ones I saw.

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29365664

*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: female Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Chesapeake
Date: Mon May 2 2016 18:52 pm
From: 20cabot AT gmail.com
 
Not used to doing this much posting, but I couldn't help myself. Thrilled
to have another visiting grosbeak, this time a member of the fairer sex. I
may need a Hasselblad if these good birds keep showing up! Dave Gibson,
Chesapeake

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29365376
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: More migrants in Reston , Fairfax Co.
Date: Mon May 2 2016 18:05 pm
From: samsimon387 AT gmail.com
 
Today 5/2 in South Reston I had several first of season birds.
FOS Veery, Blue-winged Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Palm Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak. The grosbeak put on quite a show.
Black-throated Blue Warblers, Black-and-white Warblers, yellowthroats, parulas, N. Waterthrush, and Ovenbird continue to be seen regularly.
Also saw the first Wood Duck chicks today. There was a male and female pair with no chicks, but a lone female swam near them with the chicks by her side.

~Sam Simon
Reston, FFX County
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Lawrence's Warbler in Grear Falls Yard 5/2/16
Date: Mon May 2 2016 16:12 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
At 4 pm this afternoon, a male Lawrence's Warbler visited the  bird pools
in my yard. It had the black face and throat pattern of a Golden-winged
Warbler against a yellow background but otherwise resembled the plumage of a
Blue winged Warbler, A pristine specimen, it could have served as the model
for the illustration of the male Lawrence's depicted in the Dunn/Garrett
Warbler Guide.

Ralph


*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Catbird at suet feeder
Date: Mon May 2 2016 16:09 pm
From: falco57 AT msn.com
 
We've had Catbirds at our suet feeder for years.  We have a horizontal feeder that partially hangs over the deck and deck rail. As woodpeckers work at the suet, the Catbirds (and Robins and Bluebirds) pick up the crumbs.  Catbirds will also fly up and hover under the suet feeder and peck at the suet.

Scott D. Priebe

Springfield, VA

> Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 10:11:58 -0400
> From: dreirlys@gmail.com
> To: ktabbott@embarqmail.com
> CC: va-bird@listserve.com
> Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Catbird at suet feeder
>
> We have a pair of catbirds here in Gloucester county -- not sure I've ever
> seen them on the suet feeder before.
>
> Eirlys Barker
> Pinetta
>
> On Sun, May 1, 2016 at 7:28 PM, Kristi Abbott
> wrote:
>
> > I have had Blue Grosbeaks, Indigo Buntings and Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at
> > feeders today, but I also had a Catbird at one of my suet feeders and I
> > have never had one at my suet before. The RBGB were also at my suet feeders
> > and I would think with the large beaks it would be difficult to get to the
> > suet but they manage.
> >
> >
> > Dry Fork, VA
> > *** You are subscribed to va-bird as dreirlys@gmail.com. If you wish to
> > unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit
> > http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***
> >
> *** You are subscribed to va-bird as falco57@msn.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***




Virus-free. www.avast.com



*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***



Subject: Croatan National Forest, NC, 4/29-30/16
Date: Mon May 2 2016 15:50 pm
From: marshall AT faintich.net
 
47 avian species, including at least 3 Bachman's Sparrows, 8 Red-cockaded
Woodpeckers, and 2 Swainson's Warblers. Report and photos:




http://www.faintich.net/Blog20...



___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Nellysford, VA

marshall@faintich.net

www.faintich.net

In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!

____________________________________________________________________________
_______________________





*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Mississippi Kite at College Creek Hawkwatch
Date: Mon May 2 2016 15:43 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 

College Creek Hawkwatch, on the James River in James City County, recorded it's first Mississippi Kite of the season today...could not determine the age of the bird.

Brian Taber
Coastal VA Wildlife Observatory
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Bobolinks Shenandoah Co.
Date: Mon May 2 2016 15:39 pm
From: etrelawn AT shentel.net
 
62 species today here at home. Spent time with Bobolinks, photos on my e-bird checklist.Warbler fallout too. Flyover Osprey and many more. Audio overload this morning.
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
Date: Mon May 2 2016 15:16 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
In last week's report on the Huntley Meadows Monday MorningBirdwalk we breathlessly reported spotting 78 species with a few warblerspecies.  This week we are nearlyspeechless.  This morning about 30birders tallied 88 species.  Setting outon a somewhat wet and gloomy morning, it took us about 40 minutes just to getout of the parking lot due to the abundance of Warblers, Tanagers, WoodThrushes, and Orioles.   As we finally did start down the trail weencountered several Vireo species, even more Warblers,  Woodpeckers, and ducks.  When it was over, we identified 18 Warblerspecies;  at least 5 Wood Thrushes;  and Wood Duck and Hooded Merganser familygroups.  The dramatic conclusion to thewalk was an incoming Least Bittern which flew over a few birders anddisappeared into the grassy wetland. Very exciting.Canada Goose  19
Wood Duck  15
Mallard  5
Hooded Merganser  23
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Least Bittern  1
Great Blue Heron  3
Green Heron  3
Osprey  1
Accipiter sp.  1
American Coot  3
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Solitary Sandpiper  5
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Least Sandpiper  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Mourning Dove  3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Barred Owl  1
Chimney Swift  12
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  6
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  7
crow sp.  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  6
Purple Martin  5
Tree Swallow  12
Bank Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  10
Carolina Chickadee  15
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
House Wren  1
Marsh Wren  2
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  4
Veery  2
Hermit Thrush  2
Wood Thrush  5
American Robin  9
Gray Catbird  6
Ovenbird  7
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Northern Waterthrush  2
Louisiana/Northern Waterthrush  1
Blue-winged Warbler  3
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Prothonotary Warbler  4
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  4
Hooded Warbler  3
American Redstart  3
Northern Parula  3
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  30
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
White-throated Sparrow  15
Song Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  5
Eastern Towhee  5
Northern Cardinal  20
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  3
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  30
Common Grackle  25
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
Orchard Oriole  4
Baltimore Oriole  1
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  15The Monday Morning Birdwalk has been a weekly event at Huntley Meadows since 1985. It takes place every week, rain or shine (except during electrical storms, strong winds, or icy trails), at 7AM (8AM from November  through March), is free of charge, requires no reservation, and is open to all. Birders meet in the parking lot at the Park's entrance at 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA. Questions should be directed to Park staff during normal business hours at (703)768-2525.

Harry GlasgowFriends of Huntley Meadows Park







*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: More diversity at anchorway ct. (near lake) and Providence Rec. Center, Falls Church
Date: Mon May 2 2016 14:24 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Anchorway Ct.  Highlights:

Scarlet Tanager singing and seen. 1
Blackpoll clearly heard. 1
Yellow warbler - Heard - Possible

FOS American Bullfrog 1 (lol)
================================

Behind Providence Rec. Center on trail.

Highlights:

House wren
Louisiana Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat (H)
Wood thrush (H)
White-eyed Vireo (H)

Naturalist-at-large,
Stuart Merrell
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Waxwing, warblers (blue-winged!), oriole, tanager, & more. My Backyard (Loudoun Co).
Date: Mon May 2 2016 14:19 pm
From: aklohr AT vt.edu
 
Sorry for another email, but I also thought I heard the
"sneaker-on-a-gym-floor" rose-breasted grosbeak call in the woods, but I
could never find a bird. It would make sense, though, because we've had one
female and two male RBGR visiting our feeder for days now.

Ashley Lohr
Virginia Tech Class of 2015
Wildlife Conservation major / Entomology minor
aklohr@vt.edu

On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 3:13 PM, Ashley Lohr wrote:

> I got home from work early, so I did some birding in the woods on my
> property (~75 degrees outside...whew) in Purcellville, VA (Loudoun County).
>
> There were many things I didn't expect, meaning I got to add quite a few
> yard birds to my list. Always nice.
>
> Visual highlights included a singing, male HOODED WARBLER; a male SCARLET
> TANAGER; a male BALTIMORE ORIOLE; 1 CEDAR WAXWING; a WARM-EATING WARBLER; a
> male YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER; 3 CHIMNEY SWIFTS flying above the property; 1-2
> singing HOUSE WRENS; and a female EASTERN TOWHEE.
>
> I also heard a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and a RED-EYED VIREO. The blue-winged
> was a spectacular treat! Lifer for me...unfortunately, I never saw it. Our
> two red-headed woodpeckers were also being very loud.
>
> ALSO, our single bluebird pair now has 5 eggs, and I found a Carolina
> chickadee nest. A parent went in and I heard the babies vocalizing, and it
> emerged with a fecal sac.
>
> Also, it was wonderful meeting those of you who went to the VSO meeting
> this past weekend! It was nice to put a face to a name since many of you
> use this listserv. I had a fantastic weekend, and I hope y'all did, too.
>
> Happy birding,
> Ashley Lohr
> Virginia Tech Class of 2015
> Wildlife Conservation major / Entomology minor
> aklohr@vt.edu
>
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Waxwing, warblers (blue-winged!), oriole, tanager, & more. My Backyard (Loudoun Co).
Date: Mon May 2 2016 14:15 pm
From: aklohr AT vt.edu
 
I got home from work early, so I did some birding in the woods on my
property (~75 degrees outside...whew) in Purcellville, VA (Loudoun County).

There were many things I didn't expect, meaning I got to add quite a few
yard birds to my list. Always nice.

Visual highlights included a singing, male HOODED WARBLER; a male SCARLET
TANAGER; a male BALTIMORE ORIOLE; 1 CEDAR WAXWING; a WARM-EATING WARBLER; a
male YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER; 3 CHIMNEY SWIFTS flying above the property; 1-2
singing HOUSE WRENS; and a female EASTERN TOWHEE.

I also heard a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and a RED-EYED VIREO. The blue-winged
was a spectacular treat! Lifer for me...unfortunately, I never saw it. Our
two red-headed woodpeckers were also being very loud.

ALSO, our single bluebird pair now has 5 eggs, and I found a Carolina
chickadee nest. A parent went in and I heard the babies vocalizing, and it
emerged with a fecal sac.

Also, it was wonderful meeting those of you who went to the VSO meeting
this past weekend! It was nice to put a face to a name since many of you
use this listserv. I had a fantastic weekend, and I hope y'all did, too.

Happy birding,
Ashley Lohr
Virginia Tech Class of 2015
Wildlife Conservation major / Entomology minor
aklohr@vt.edu
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Scarlet Tanagers in Herndon
Date: Mon May 2 2016 14:13 pm
From: billbr50 AT msn.com
 
Lots of bird activity today.  FOS for my Herndon backyard included: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks (at least four, m&f); Scarlet Tanagers (at least four, m&f); Red-eyed and Blue-headed Vireos; Worm-eating and Black-throated Green Warblers, American Redstart; Great-crested Flycatcher.  Many Yellow-rumps still present.
Bill BrownHerndon
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Least Flycatcher, YT & Warbling Vireos, et. al. at Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. Shenandoah River State Park - Warren Co.
Date: Mon May 2 2016 14:11 pm
From: david.boltz4 AT gmail.com
 
Bill Parkin and I got a late start this morning due to a downpour around 7
a.m., which was our scheduled departure time. After finding a Common Loon,
Yellow Warbler and good numbers of both Orioles here at Lake Frederick, we
finally arrived at Shenandoah River SP near Bentonville around 9 a.m. We
were hoping for a good warbler day, but found only 6 species (see list
below) and had to search hard for most of those (except Yellow-rumps). After
finding a singing male RB Grosbeak and a Northern Parula near the visitors
center, we proceded down to the river and began our walk around the picnic
area and rest rooms. There was one Yellow-throated Vireo right where we
parked and we eventually found 2 more. Warbling Vireos were all along the
river, and my count of 8 is likely a bit low (we had 3 in one tree). We
walked down the Bluebell Trail to the camping area and the field beyond
that. There many Orioles of both varieties, but the nicest surprise down at
the field end were 2 White-crowned Sparrows. We also had a flock of 6
White-throated Sparrows along the trail. But, the final bird of the day was
the best; a Least Flycatcher singing and foraging right back where we
started.

Complete list below.

Dave Boltz
Lake Frederick

Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. Shenandoah River State Park, Warren, Virginia,
US
May 2, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
54 species

Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Osprey 1
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 3
Warbling Vireo 8
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 25
American Crow 3
Fish Crow 2
Tree Swallow 15
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 14
Eastern Bluebird 6
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
Worm-eating Warbler 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 2
Pine Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 13
Chipping Sparrow 8
Field Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Scarlet Tanager 4
Northern Cardinal 12
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 3
Common Grackle 25
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Orchard Oriole 6
Baltimore Oriole 8
American Goldfinch 11

*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Rose Breasted Grosbeaks
Date: Mon May 2 2016 13:17 pm
From: rhchan AT wm.edu
 
Several males seen feeding at the same time.



James City County
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Major fallout at Huguenot Park, Chesterfield County
Date: Mon May 2 2016 10:45 am
From: wendy.ealding AT gmail.com
 
Last night's storm must have triggered a major fallout as I found 39
species at this suburban park this morning. Large numbers of Common
Yellowthroats and Gray Catbirds, all the thrushes except Gray-cheeked (I've
never seen so many Veeries on one place) and a good selection of warblers.

http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva/view/checklist?subID=S29352695


--
Wendy Ealding
Midlothian
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Catbird at suet feeder
Date: Mon May 2 2016 9:16 am
From: dreirlys AT gmail.com
 
We have a pair of catbirds here in Gloucester county -- not sure I've ever
seen them on the suet feeder before.

Eirlys Barker
Pinetta

On Sun, May 1, 2016 at 7:28 PM, Kristi Abbott
wrote:

> I have had Blue Grosbeaks, Indigo Buntings and Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at
> feeders today, but I also had a Catbird at one of my suet feeders and I
> have never had one at my suet before. The RBGB were also at my suet feeders
> and I would think with the large beaks it would be difficult to get to the
> suet but they manage.
>
>
> Dry Fork, VA
> *** You are subscribed to va-bird as dreirlys@gmail.com. If you wish to
> unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit
> http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***
>
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***



Subject: Briery Branch Gap, Oranda Quarry
Date: Mon May 2 2016 9:07 am
From: gnatcatcher AT gmail.com
 
Hi - Quick note about two stops on the way back to NoVA yesterday from
the VSO meeting in Roanoke.

I stopped for about 2 hours at Briery Branch Gap near Reddish Knob
(Dayton VA), hoping for Red Crossbills. No luck, possibly due to quite
a bit of car traffic, but the weather was gorgeous (about the only
place in the state) and there were a fair number of other birds about.
Highlight was a nice look at a male Blackburnian Warbler. Black-capped
Chickadees were singing and gathering moss.

I also stopped at the quarry on Oranda Rd near Strasburg. There is a
Bank Swallow colony again in the same sand pile. The pile and the
colony seem diminished compared to last year; I counted 17 or 18
holes.

Regards,
Russ
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Mourning warbler still in White Oaks Park, May 2
Date: Mon May 2 2016 8:39 am
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Same place as yesterday, singing up a storm.  Also heard a probable Nashville, and lots of tanagers.


Ben Jesup
Alexandria


*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Warblers on the move
Date: Mon May 2 2016 8:35 am
From: Anthony.Bulmer AT fairfaxcounty.gov
 
My yard in Nokesville, yellow warbler, Hooded, Magnolia and a redstart. With this rain, I feel sorry for all the insect eaters!


Tony Bulmer
Lakefront Naturalist
703-324-8618

*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Catbird at suet feeder
Date: Mon May 2 2016 7:33 am
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
I also had a catbird on my suet feeder for the first time yesterday.   No
grosbeaks yet though.

Larry Kline
Fredericksburg, VA


In a message dated 5/1/2016 7:29:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
ktabbott@embarqmail.com writes:

I have had Blue Grosbeaks, Indigo Buntings and Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at
feeders today, but I also had a Catbird at one of my suet feeders and I
have never had one at my suet before. The RBGB were also at my suet feeders
and I would think with the large beaks it would be difficult to get to the
suet but they manage.


Dry Fork, VA
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as larrynta@aol.com. If you wish to
unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit
http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***

*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***



Subject: first Black-billed Cuckoo in Highland County
Date: Mon May 2 2016 7:21 am
From: pareum AT gmail.com
 
I heard the call of a Black-billed cuckoo behind my house in New Hampden
this morning.


Patti Reum
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Sunday afternoon birding
Date: Sun May 1 2016 22:02 pm
From: RoweRA AT vmi.edu
 
I headed out to Goshen Pass in western Rockbridge Co. this afternoon to look for warblers.  The Goshen Pass area is a wildlife management area and there are many hiking trails.  The Maury River begins in Goshen Pass and is a popular destination for kayakers.  Today, I there were a lot of birds singing in the pass and along the Hunters Access rd near the Boy Scout camp.  I found/heard/saw Scarlet Tanagers, Hooded Warblers, Prairie Warblers, Pine Warblers, Indigo Buntings, Field Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, Ovenbirds, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Red-eyed Vireos, Blue-headed Vireos, 1 Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireos (in the town of Rockbridge Baths, and reported earlier by John Pancake), Perhaps the two most interesting birds I found in Goshen Pass were a Magnolia Warbler in breeding plumage and a female Common Merganser (John Pancake photographed a female with ducklings in Goshen Pass last summer, so maybe theyll breed out there again).

Ive posted a few photos on Flickr if youre interested.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

Dick Rowe
VMI Biology


*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject:
Date: Sun May 1 2016 21:30 pm
From: falco57 AT msn.com
 
Had a very good back yard birding break after the Nats game. In addition to the usual suspects, we had a dozen or so Yellow-rumped Warbler, a Black & White W., a Blackpoll W. (back yard lifer), a Blue-headed Vir., 2-3 Red-eyed Vir.,and an Indigo Bunting. Had 24 species show up over an hour.

Scott Priebe
Springfield


Sent from my iPod
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Lake Fairfax, May 1, 2016
Date: Sun May 1 2016 20:58 pm
From: philkenny AT verizon.net
 
After the rain stopped (and the Man. U. game was over!) I headed over to Lake Fairfax, Fairfax County, VA. There was a nice showing of Spotted and Solitary Sandpipers, both orioles and 10 warblers. I found a probable Willow Flycatcher, however it remained silent, and could not be identified to species.
I put some photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
and more photos are embedded in the eBird list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S293315
Cheers,
Phil
Phillip Kenny
1731 Killarney Court
Vienna, VA 22182-2133
703-255-5423
philkenny@verizon.net



> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Lake Fairfax, May 1, 2016
> Date: May 1, 2016 at 9:46:55 PM EDT
> To: philkenny@verizon.net
>
> Lake Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, US
> May 1, 2016 11:44 AM - 2:18 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.5 Build 44
> 58 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 35
> Mallard 6
> Mallard (Domestic type) 1
> Double-crested Cormorant 3
> Great Blue Heron 2
> Green Heron 1
> Osprey 2
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Bald Eagle 2
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1
> Spotted Sandpiper 3
> Solitary Sandpiper 4
> Mourning Dove 3
> Barred Owl 2
> Chimney Swift 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Eastern Kingbird 3
> Red-eyed Vireo 2
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 3
> Fish Crow 3
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
> Tree Swallow 4
> Barn Swallow 9
> Carolina Chickadee 4
> Tufted Titmouse 3
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> House Wren 1
> Carolina Wren 3
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> American Robin 6
> Gray Catbird 1
> European Starling 4
> Louisiana Waterthrush 1
> Black-and-white Warbler 1
> Prothonotary Warbler 1
> Common Yellowthroat 2
> Northern Parula 2
> Yellow Warbler 2
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
> Palm Warbler 1
> Pine Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
> White-throated Sparrow 8
> Song Sparrow 2
> Swamp Sparrow 1
> Northern Cardinal 6
> Red-winged Blackbird 2
> Common Grackle 2
> Orchard Oriole 4
> Baltimore Oriole 2
> American Goldfinch 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29331585
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/content/atlas...)

*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Bobolinks Pittsylvania county
Date: Sun May 1 2016 20:55 pm
From: meadows9 AT fairpoint.net
 
I observed a small flock of Bobolinks on Andrew Rd in Pittsylvania county Saturday evening.
Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks and Blue Grosbeaks were at the feeders this weekend.

Lexi Meadows
Pittsylvania County

Sent from my iPhone

*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Prothonotary warbler
Date: Sun May 1 2016 20:11 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Birded around Warren Ferry in southern Albemarle county this afternoon. When I got back to my car I was surprised to see a male Prothonotary warbler on the side mirror of my car. The bright yellow bird was looking at its reflection in the mirror and car windows. The bird would not leave my car, even when I was trying to drive away, it would land on my side mirror or back window.
When the warbler finally flew to a nearby tree, I was able to safely drive away. What a special moment it was.
Best,
Constance Arness and Jerry Therrien

Sent from my iPhone
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: 103 species today in Augusta & Rockingham
Date: Sun May 1 2016 19:14 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Hi all,Vic Laubach and I spent today birding in Augusta & Rockingham Counties.  Starting with 52 degrees, fog and rain which brought down a lot of Warblers & Shorebirds and ending with 76 degrees and sunny skies, it was quite a day indeed!
We started in Staunton along Bell's Ln where we had 53 species with highlights: 2 GB Heron, 4 Spotted & 3 Solitary SP, 1 YB Cuckoo, 4 Wood Thrush, an awesome Warbler Fallout (1 N. Waterthrush, 1 Golden-winged, 1 Blue-winged, 1 Tennessee, 2 C. Yellowthroat, 1 Cape May, 1 N. Parula, 1 Blackburnian, 8 Yellow-rumped), 13 Grasshopper Sparrow, 4 White-crowned, 2 Savannah, 1 Swamp Sparrow, 10 Bobolink and 1 Baltimore Oriole.  
From Bell's we headed up to Rockingham where we spent most of the day.  A lot of the ponds had large numbers of shorebirds that had been brought down by the rains.  At Leonard's Pond we tallied 1 Spotted, 6 Solitary, 2 Greater & 4 Lesser Yellowlegs.  At the Oakwood Dr Pond we tallied a similar list of birds as William Leigh did yesterday: 1 Semipalmated Plover, 2 Killdeer, 4 Spotted SP, 3 Solitary, 16 Lesser Yellowlegs, 3 Least, 2 Semipalmated Sandpiper.  At the Nazarene Church Rd Wetlands we had 2 Wood Duck, 3 Spotted SP, 1 Solitary, 4 Greater & 32 Lesser Yellowlegs, 6 Wilson's Snipe.  
We then made our way to the north towards our destination of Slate Lick Fields, via several back roads.  Along Fulton School Rd we had 36 species with highlights: 6 Chimney Swifts, Swallows (1 NRW, 16 Purple Martin, 18 Tree, 12 Barn), 1 House Wren, 9 White-crowned Sparrow, 1 Blue Grosbeak and 2 Orchard Oriole.  Along Clover Hill Rd near the intersection with Fulton School Rd we had a Yellow Warbler and a Bobolink.  
While driving west along Hopkins Gap Rd, just west of the intersection with Whitmore Shop Rd Vic spotted a flock of ~10 large birds soaring overhead.  His immediate thought was some sort of unusual ocean or waterbird and we stopped immediately.  Unfortunately as soon as we both got back on the birds they disappeared up into the fog, never to be seen again!  They were flying very gracefully and lazily, slowly making their way north via slow, wide circles.  Due to the fog we couldn't really detect any coloration.  Our best guess is American White Pelican or Sandhill Crane, but we'll never know for sure.  At that same spot we did manage several decent birds including 1 flyover Osprey, 3 Northern Harriers (one hunting low over the fields and two northbound migrant flyovers), 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk, 1 Black-billed Cuckoo, 2 Red-headed Woodpecker, 1 Yellow Warbler.  
Once we arrived at the observation platform at Slake Lick Fields we stopped for lunch and immediately started noticing raptors migrating over headed north.  We ended up doing about an hour long "hawk watch" and tallied 2 Osprey, 7 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 3 Cooper's Hawks, 21 Broad-winged Hawks and 5 Red-tailed Hawks migrating over!  In addition we had 2 Red-shouldered Hawks that appeared to be residents.  Other birds of 45 total species at Slate Lick included 3 Chimney Swift, 1 Hairy Woodpecker, 2 Yellow-throated + 1 Blue-headed + 6 Red-eyed Vireos, a ton of Blue Jays migrating over heading north totaling at least 590, 8 BG Gnatcatchers, Warblers (8 Ovenbird, 2 B&W, 2 Cape May, 3 N. Parula, 2 Yellow, 1 Pine, 6 Yellow-rumped, 2 BT Green), 4 Scarlet Tanager, 2 Indigo Bunting, 2 Baltimore Oriole.  
At the Fort Lynne Rd Pond we had 25 species with highlights: 1 GB Heron, Shorebirds (3 Killdeer, 4 Spotted, 3 Solitary, 3 Greater & 27 Lesser Yellowlegs, 7 Least), 2 Ring-billed Gull, 1 E. Kingbird, 1 Yellow Warbler.  Along Nicholson and Model Roads we had 30 species with highlights: 1 Osprey, 2 Am. Kestrel, 1 BG Gnatcatcher, 4 Grasshopper Sparrow, 2 Indigo Bunting, 1 Baltimore Oriole.  
At the end of the day we headed back to Augusta County where we did a little bit of birding in the northern part of the county.  Along Little Run Rd we picked up our first and only Great Crested Flycatcher of the day.  Along Craig Shop Rd, a Warbling Vireo as well as 3 more Grasshopper Sparrows and another Orchard Oriole. Along Hatchery Rd, another Osprey and Grasshopper Sparrow as well as an American Pipit.  We finished the day with another Solitary Sandpiper and our last new species, 2 Cliff Swallows, at the pond along Humbert Rd.  
Thanks to Vic for a really fun and successful day and Good Birding to all!Gabriel MapelNew Hope
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: marsh wren- Huntley Meadows Park, May 1, 2016
Date: Sun May 1 2016 18:53 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 



----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-checklist@cornell.edu"
To: fredatwood@yahoo.com
Sent: Sunday, May 1, 2016 7:48 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Huntley Meadows Park, May 1, 2016

Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax, Virginia, US
May 1, 2016 2:51 PM - 6:13 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:    NoVA teen bird club and FHS fnh&o class. Overcast between rain showers. Lots of people present in the park today affected our ability to hear and see birds.  Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.5 Build 44
55 species

Canada Goose  24    10 adults and another pair with 12 young flufflings.
Wood Duck  11    F with 8 flufflings
Mallard  5    Male and two pairs
Hooded Merganser  3    Did all the babies from the brood seen two weeks ago get eaten?
Pied-billed Grebe  3    A pair close together. Will they breed here?
Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  2
Northern Harrier  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  1
American Coot  4
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Solitary Sandpiper  4
Least Sandpiper  2
Mourning Dove  3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Barred Owl  2    calling back and forth beyond in woods beyond the tower
Chimney Swift  8
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  4
Pileated Woodpecker  3
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  10
Tree Swallow  15
Barn Swallow  25
Carolina Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Marsh Wren  1
Carolina Wren  7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  11
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  3
Ovenbird  2
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  6
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  1    Spectacular views of a beautiful bird
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  11
White-throated Sparrow  17
Song Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  11
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2 great views in scope and at feeder
Red-winged Blackbird  60, one female was carrying nesting material
Common Grackle  35, one was carrying food for young
House Finch  4
American Goldfinch  5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29340877

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/content/atlas...)



*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Burke Lake Park, May 1, 2016
Date: Sun May 1 2016 18:38 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
During the rain this morning Burke Lake was very birdy.  This list is only from the area around the marine



----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-checklist@cornell.edu"
To: fredatwood@yahoo.com
Sent: Sunday, May 1, 2016 7:34 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Burke Lake Park, May 1, 2016

Burke Lake Park, Fairfax, Virginia, US
May 1, 2016 8:40 AM - 10:02 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments:    Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.5 Build 44
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  36
Mallard  4    males
Ruddy Duck  1 male
Common Loon  1 fabulous breeding plumage
Pied-billed Grebe  2 together (a pair?)
Double-crested Cormorant  12
Great Blue Heron  1
Bald Eagle  3    2 very wet big brown nestlings. Adult.
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Ring-billed Gull  9
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  1
crow sp.  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  10
Tree Swallow  30
Bank Swallow  25
Barn Swallow  85
Cliff Swallow  15
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  4    Nest
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  2
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Nashville Warbler  1
Northern Parula  2
Yellow Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  40
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Common Grackle  9
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Baltimore Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29327282

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Catbird at suet feeder
Date: Sun May 1 2016 18:29 pm
From: ktabbott AT embarqmail.com
 
I have had Blue Grosbeaks, Indigo Buntings and Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at feeders today, but I also had a Catbird at one of my suet feeders and I have never had one at my suet before. The RBGB were also at my suet feeders and I would think with the large beaks it would be difficult to get to the suet but they manage.


Dry Fork, VA
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***



Subject: Warblers
Date: Sun May 1 2016 17:38 pm
From: vineetaa AT gmail.com
 
I had a yellow warbler (female, I believe) in my garden yesterday in Alexandria--the first time I've ever seen one here. I also had a pair of wrens. One was a Carolina. The other, which was hanging out with it, looking for small pieces of peanuts outside my kitchen, had streaks on its chest and its tail was straight back and not cocked up. What could it have been? The brown thrasher was also back today.  And, I saw what I think may have been a yellow rumped warbler at the Monticello Park in Alexandria. There were others, but I couldn't identify them. Also, several white-throated sparrows bathing in the stream, cat birds, and some chipmunks. Vineeta Anand, Alexandria

Sent from my iPhone
>
> *** You are subscribed to va-bird as vineetaa@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/l... ***
*** You are subscribed to va-bird as abamailinglists@gmail.com. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***


ABA RBA



ABA's FREE Birder's Guide. Get the most recent issue now >>


ABA RBA



If you live nearby, or are travelling in the area, come visit the ABA Headquarters in Delaware City. Beginning this spring we will be having bird walks, heron watches and evening cruises, right from our front porch!

Click here to view the full calender, and register for events >>



Get Flight Calls, the ABA newsletter, delivered to your inbox each month...




Contact us.