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28 Jun: @ 12:37:39  Hawkwatch Workshop [Brian Taber via va-bird]
27 Jun: @ 21:05:07  Bird ID [Ricky Simpson via va-bird]
27 Jun: @ 17:22:47 Re: [Va-bird hd] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk. [PLMHP]
27 Jun: @ 17:00:01  Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk. [Harry Glasgow via va-bird]
27 Jun: @ 08:17:33  Birding in Concord over Weekend [pepherup--- via va-bird]
26 Jun: @ 21:00:57  Thanks [Ricky Simpson via va-bird]
26 Jun: @ 18:29:10  Bird ID Please- Hopefully photo works this time [Ricky Simpson via va-bird]
26 Jun: @ 18:07:21  ID Please - Thanks for the Help [Ricky Simpson via va-bird]
26 Jun: @ 17:39:30  Fwd: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh, Jun 26, 2016 [Rich Rieger via va-bird]
26 Jun: @ 17:34:40  How to attach photo? [Ricky Simpson via va-bird]
26 Jun: @ 17:17:54  Bird ID please [Ricky Simpson via va-bird]
26 Jun: @ 15:54:37  Birds at Blue Ridge Center, Lo Co, Sat., June 25 [Joe Coleman]
26 Jun: @ 15:14:24  Merrimac Farm WMA [Harry Glasgow via va-bird]
26 Jun: @ 11:01:51  Great Falls Walk (Fairfax County) [Marshall Rawson via va-bird]
26 Jun: @ 09:00:08  King rail, Metz wetlands [Marc Ribaudo]
25 Jun: @ 20:58:23  NVBC at Skyline Drive [Larry Meade via va-bird]
25 Jun: @ 19:55:50  American Bittern, Williamsburg [Regular]
25 Jun: @ 06:35:29  Raven over Woodbridge [Marc Ribaudo]
24 Jun: @ 07:49:49  Fwd: eBird Reports for VA-Beach and Northampton County on the Eastern Shore for Wednesday 06-22-2016 [Jeff Blalock]
22 Jun: @ 23:04:24  Dickcissels, Highland Co. (and additional locations) [Ellison Orcutt]
22 Jun: @ 21:08:35  Two mystery birds [Marshall Faintich]
22 Jun: @ 14:51:27  GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS [G B Harris]
22 Jun: @ 13:03:58  Birding Event Central Virginia this Sat [Ron Kingston]
22 Jun: @ 12:59:51  Willow flycatcher at Dyke Marsh [Edward Eder]
22 Jun: @ 12:55:46  Resending King and Queen Truhart BBS route [Frederick Atwood via va-bird]
22 Jun: @ 12:53:12  King and Queen Truhart BSS route [Frederick Atwood via va-bird]
22 Jun: @ 09:08:10  FW: DC Area, 6/21/2016 [Joe Coleman]
21 Jun: @ 12:09:15  House Sparrow feeding Cowbird/Roanoke County [nanjyoung]
21 Jun: @ 10:34:45  An update on red-cockaded woodpecker conservation at Big Woods WMA [Ruthenberg, Jessica (DGIF)]
21 Jun: @ 08:37:52  A Mid-Summers Update on the 2nd VA Breeding Bird Atlas [Ashley Peele]
20 Jun: @ 21:05:56  H. Fenton Day [T. M. Day]
20 Jun: @ 15:36:47  Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk. [Harry Glasgow via va-bird]
20 Jun: @ 13:57:40  3 Barn swallow nests - Falls Church, VA [Stuart via va-bird]
20 Jun: @ 11:07:56  Least Bittern at Occoquan Bay NWR [Antonio Quezon]
20 Jun: @ 10:52:24  Birding Event Central Virginia - Saturday [Ron Kingston]
20 Jun: @ 10:14:26  Mississippi Kite- Huntley [Larry Cartwright]
20 Jun: @ 09:16:10 Re: Piper [Ashley Lohr]
19 Jun: @ 14:32:54  Fw: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh, Jun 19, 2016 [Marc Ribaudo]
19 Jun: @ 10:54:14  Great Falls Park Walk (Fairfax County) [Marshall Rawson via va-bird]
18 Jun: @ 22:49:09  Sky Meadows SP, Fauquier Co.; June 18 [Scott Baron]
18 Jun: @ 14:52:15  [va-bird] Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge [Scott Priebe]
18 Jun: @ 12:20:55  Piper [Elizabeth Fedorko]
18 Jun: @ 10:45:44  Mississippi Kite [Jeff Blalock]
18 Jun: @ 09:08:55  Mississippi Kite in Fairfax Station [Antonio Quezon]
16 Jun: @ 15:29:41  3 JV Red-shouldered Hawks [Marshall Faintich]
16 Jun: @ 09:08:44 Re: Use of recordings [Eileen Jones via va-bird]
16 Jun: @ 08:00:15  Use of recordings [John Pancake]
15 Jun: @ 20:57:17  Black-bellied Whistling Duck in Virginia Beach [goshawk@cox.net]
15 Jun: @ 20:41:58 Re: VSO Trip to Highland County Ė June 10-12, 2016 [Karen Seward via va-bird]
15 Jun: @ 20:18:11 Re: VSO Trip to Highland County Ė June 10-12, 2016 [Eileen Rowan]





Subject: Hawkwatch Workshop
Date: Tue Jun 28 2016 12:37 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 

To help celebrate the 40th season of the Kiptopeke Hawkwatch, a free workshop on identifying hawks in flight will be held there, during peak season, on Sept 25, from 10-noon. The workshop participants will hear from long-time volunteers, meet the Kiptopeke hawkwatcher and use books and 11 life-sized hawk models and, of course, watch the "real" birds flying past. There's no need to register. Celebratory cake is included!

Brian Taber
CVWO
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Subject: Bird ID
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 21:05 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Thanks to everyone that participated in helping me ID the bird in the link below. This bird was photographed in PittsylvaniaCounty.
The consensus was Eastern Wood Pewee which is what I thought after poring over photos and guides. The lack of pronounced white ring around the eye and yellowish orange lower beak led me to believe it was a EWP.
Also if  Va list serve is the wrong place to ID birds I would appreciate the moderator shooting me an email. It just seemed to be a good way to access the opinions of experienced dedicated birders. And if memory serves me well (not as good as it used to) others have requested help in identifying birds here before.
Thanks again,Ricky Simpson
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/...


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Subject: Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk.
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 17:22 pm
From: PLMHP AT comcast.net
 



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Subject: [Va-bird] oaorui8aaoa Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk.

a large gathering of birders came together this morning for the Huntley 2282 Monday Mworning Birdwalk.  We tallied 49 species. perhaps the most notable observation was a groupof 15 Great Blue Herons. This is the largest count of this species in memory, and suggests that a new GBH colony may bek9 in the offing at Huntley.  OOpinion yoi2i2>2andoaooooooo [wj 4j3j2 are welcome.
Canada Goose  6
Wood Duck  14
Mallard  6
Great Blue Heron  15
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  5
Osprey  3
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Killdeer  2
Mourning Dove  7
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Barred Owl  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Acadian Flycatcher  7
Eastern Phoebe  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  1
crow sp.  5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Tree Swallow  5
Barn Swallow  4
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  25
Gray Catbird  1
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  6
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  9
Indigo Bunting  3
Red-winged Blackbird  50
Common Grackle  36
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  47
The 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


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Subject: Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk.
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 17:00 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
 a large gathering of birders came together this morning for the Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk.  We tallied 49 species. perhaps the most notable observation was a groupof 15 Great Blue Herons. This is the largest count of this species in memory, and suggests that a new GBH colony may be in the offing at Huntley.  Opinions and comments are welcome.
Canada Goose  6
Wood Duck  14
Mallard  6
Great Blue Heron  15
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  5
Osprey  3
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Killdeer  2
Mourning Dove  7
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Barred Owl  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Acadian Flycatcher  7
Eastern Phoebe  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  1
crow sp.  5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Tree Swallow  5
Barn Swallow  4
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  25
Gray Catbird  1
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  6
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  9
Indigo Bunting  3
Red-winged Blackbird  50
Common Grackle  36
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  47
The 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


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Subject: Birding in Concord over Weekend
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 8:17 am
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 

I drove down to Happy's Lake near Gladys Sunday morning to check on newly installed bluebird boxes. While there, I saw 2 great blue herons, one female wood duck hiding in lily pads, watched a pair of common ravens circling and drifting over and around the lake, heard and saw many meadowlarks and spotted a redheaded woodpecker as I was looking at a phoebe. I saw a redheaded woodpecker at the same location last week. There were also 3 kingbirds flycatching over the lily pads.
On my way back home to Concord I took the back roads with plenty of shade and was rewarded with spotting a broadwinged hawk sitting in a large tree hanging over the road. I was able to stop and get great looks at this raptor with no doubt that it was a broadwinged. I heard beautiful wood thrush songs along these roads as well as red eyed vireos but no tanagers.
The past two evenings have been perfect for sundowners on the deck with birdwatching thrown in. A pair of bluebirds have set up housekeeping in a nest box out in the field and have laid 4 eggs. I am trying to keep a close eye on things to make sure no one raids the nest as they did the last clutch of eggs. I witnessed the male bluebird take on a flicker that was drumming on a utility pole way out in the field. I have never seen one go after a woodpecker like that.
Other birds in the yard, crows overhead in loud pursuit of a raven, phoebe's flycatching, meadowlarks and wood thrush singing, a cardinal and a towhee up on perches singing loudly and a resident mockingbird singing for nearly an hour with his best mimic being a great crested flycatcher which I have not seen around here for several years. Lots of house finches with a chuckle at an adult male being followed by a string of 4 chicks with their unkempt appearance, making it impossible for him to have a moment's peace. The male hummingbird that guards the feeder on the deck is so fat, I don't know how he can fly. He takes a position on a twig where he sits to keep watch on the feeder and the setting sun reflects off his ruby throat with quite a gleam. You can't miss him.,
Earlier this week I did see something I have never seen before at Concord Pond while scouting for the Breeding Bird Atlas; a mink, scurrying through the grass into the woods with a vole in it's mouth. Very dark and sleek and fast. A birding buddy who knew what it was identified it for me.
A good week in Concord.
Peggy Lyons
Concord
Campbell County

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Subject: Thanks
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 21:00 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
I appreciate all the responses on how to allow photo viewing and for all the emails with opinionson the ID of the bird.
 I will post the ID with the most votes probably tomorrow evening.
Also the bird was photographed in Pittsylvania County.
Ricky Simpson  
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Subject: Bird ID Please- Hopefully photo works this time
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 18:29 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
I am not positive but think I know this bird. Could someone chime in and help confirm the ID ?
I don't want to influence responses therefore I will withhold my thoughts until I have had some folks weigh in.

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

Thanks,Ricky Simpson

 
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Subject: ID Please - Thanks for the Help
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 18:07 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
I am not positive but think I know this bird. Could someone chime in and helpconfirm the ID ?
I don't want to influence responses therefore I will withhold my thoughts until I have had some folks weigh in.
Thanks,Ricky Simpson

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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh, Jun 26, 2016
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 17:39 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Summer time and I for awhile I thought the birders might outnumber the birds this morning at the Marshes of Dyke. We start every Sunday morning around 8a at the Preserve, located along the GW Pkwy just south of Old Town, Alexandria, in the shadow of National Horror and the soon to be put upon us MGM Grand Casino...

A few Caspian Terns on the mudflats spiced up the otherwise humdrum C Geeses and Ospreys off the picnic area... One juvenile Osprey is growing up before our eyes in the nest just out from the boat launch.

Territorial Prothonotary Warb gave us some nice looks at the beginning of Haul Rd, a few Common Yellowthroats, some cooperative Yellow Warblers and one heard Parula made up our warbler list.

Young WP's are out and about w. juv. Downies and on juv. RB WP seen.

No Least Bitterns, sigh... but both Baltimore and Orchard Orioles are still about.

Complete list follows.
Rich Rieger
Alexandria

Begin forwarded message:

> From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
> Date: June 26, 2016 6:18:00 PM EDT
> To: zelig88@aol.com
> Subject: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh, Jun 26, 2016
>
> Dyke Marsh, Fairfax, Virginia, US
> Jun 26, 2016 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments: sunday morning Dyke Marsh walk, out to last platform and back...
> 41 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 50
> Mallard 30
> Double-crested Cormorant 10
> Great Blue Heron 14
> Great Egret 12
> Osprey 12
> Bald Eagle 2
> shorebird sp. 2 seen by one birder, possible pair of Spotted Sandpiper
> Ring-billed Gull 12
> Caspian Tern 3
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
> Mourning Dove 2
> Chimney Swift 6
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
> Downy Woodpecker 3
> Hairy Woodpecker 2
> Great Crested Flycatcher 2
> Eastern Kingbird 4
> Blue Jay 12
> Fish Crow 3
> Tree Swallow 10
> Barn Swallow 4
> Carolina Chickadee 8
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 4
> Carolina Wren 2
> American Robin 7
> European Starling 12
> Prothonotary Warbler 1
> Common Yellowthroat 3
> Northern Parula 1
> Yellow Warbler 3
> Song Sparrow 1
> Northern Cardinal 7
> Indigo Bunting 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 20
> Common Grackle 9
> Brown-headed Cowbird 2
> Orchard Oriole 2
> Baltimore Oriole 3
> American Goldfinch 5
> House Sparrow 2
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Subject: How to attach photo?
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 17:34 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 

Advice anyone on attaching a photo to a posting? Sorry. I am a noob.
Ricky ssdsigns (ssdzines) photography
www.ssdsigns.com
434.944.7446
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Subject: Bird ID please
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 17:17 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
I am not positive but think I know this bird. Could someone chime in and helpconfirm the ID ?
I don't want to influence responses therefore I will withhold my thoughts until I have had some folks weigh in.
Thanks,Ricky Simpson 
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Subject: Birds at Blue Ridge Center, Lo Co, Sat., June 25
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 15:54 pm
From: joecoleman AT rstarmail.com
 
The highlights of the 55 bird species observed by the 13 participants on the
regular monthly bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center yesterday were
Yellow-billed Cuckoo and 8 different warbler species as well as long looks
at a number of Acadian Flycatchers. The walk was led by Joe Coleman & Del
Sargent assisted by Elliot and Nancy Kirschbaum.



For a complete list of the birds see the eBird list below.



Information on the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship can be
found at http://www.blueridgecenter.org.
Information on the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and its many free activities
can be found at www.loudounwildlife.org.



Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, Loudoun, Virginia, US Jun
25, 2016 8:00 AM - 10:35 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.9 mile(s)



55 species



Wild Turkey 1

Turkey Vulture 5

Red-shouldered Hawk 2

Mourning Dove 3

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Downy Woodpecker 2

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 10

Acadian Flycatcher 8

Eastern Phoebe 2

Great Crested Flycatcher 1

White-eyed Vireo 1

Yellow-throated Vireo 2

Red-eyed Vireo 12

Blue Jay 3

American Crow 2

Fish Crow 3

Purple Martin 1

Tree Swallow 11

Carolina Chickadee 5

Tufted Titmouse 5

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

House Wren 2

Carolina Wren 4

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2

Eastern Bluebird 10

American Robin 1

Gray Catbird 1

Brown Thrasher 2

Northern Mockingbird 2

Cedar Waxwing 6

Ovenbird 2

Worm-eating Warbler 1

Louisiana Waterthrush 1

Kentucky Warbler 4

Common Yellowthroat 5

American Redstart 1

Northern Parula 1

Yellow-breasted Chat 1

Grasshopper Sparrow 1

Chipping Sparrow 2

Field Sparrow 4

Song Sparrow 1

Eastern Towhee 2

Scarlet Tanager 2

Northern Cardinal 5

Indigo Bunting 10

Common Grackle 2

Brown-headed Cowbird 4

Baltimore Oriole 1

American Goldfinch 6

House Sparrow 1



View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...



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

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Subject: Merrimac Farm WMA
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 15:14 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
 A better day than normal for the Prince William Conservation  Alliance Last Sunday of the month birddwalk at the Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area in Nokesville.  Forty species 7 birders, with highlights being 6 warbler species, 5 Flycatcher species, and some beautiful Scarlet Tanagers.  All in all a beautiful walk with good friends.
Green Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  6
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Killdeer  1
Mourning Dove  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  10
Acadian Flycatcher  4
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
White-eyed Vireo  8
Red-eyed Vireo  6
Purple Martin  6
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  2
Brown Thrasher  1
Cedar Waxwing  2
Ovenbird  4
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
Pine Warbler  1
Prairie Warbler  5
Yellow-breasted Chat  3
Field Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  6
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  12
Indigo Bunting  6
Common Grackle  7
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
American Goldfinch  9
The Prince William Conservation Alliance birdwalks at the Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area in Nokesville take place at 8 AM on the final Sunday of every month.  Birders meet at the Area's entrance located at the stonehouse at the end of Deepwood Drive.  Questions may be directed to the Alliance at 703.499.4954,  or alliance@pwconserve.org
Harry Glasgow
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Subject: Great Falls Walk (Fairfax County)
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 11:01 am
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
A slow summer morning found our group of six tallying 41 species (+1 other taxa).  The herons have fledged and they were everywhere along the river, in the sky as well as back and forth to their Conn Island rookery.  We had a full complement of black vultures on the rocks.  The highlight was a brown thrasher with a caterpillar. While there was variety, the numbers of individual species were quite low.  All are welcome to join this regular Sunday walk that meets at 8:00am in the visitors center parking lot. -- Marshall Rawson, McLean VA

Canada Goose 8
Mallard 3
Double-crested Cormorant 7
Great Blue Heron 24
Black Vulture 24
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle 1
Mourning Dove 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 2
crow sp. 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Parula 2
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 10
Orchard Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 1
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Subject: King rail, Metz wetlands
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 9:00 am
From: moribaudo AT verizon.net
 
I flushed a king rail at Metz Wetlands in Woodbridge this morning.  I was walking along one of the short side trails to the marsh edge.  I also heard several least bittern from the marsh in Neabsco Creek.

Marc Ribaudo
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Subject: NVBC at Skyline Drive
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 20:58 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 

Birders from the Northern Virginia Bird Club ventured to Skyline drive in Shenandoah National Park today. The trip was led by Elton Morel and by me. We entered at Thornton Gap and headed south. The fog was thick and driving was a bit hairy, especially through the Mary's Rock tunnel. We made it to the Limberlost Trail safely and commenced birding. We found many Veeries, but most were heard only. We did see various warblers including Chesnut-sided, Canada, and American Redstarts. Hooded Warblers and Ovenbirds were also heard. We did get good looks at some Blue-headed Vireos. We had lunch at Skyland and the fog started to lift. Here we found a Brown Thrasher, Dark-eyed Juncos, and a Yellow-rumped Warbler. After lunch we checked out Stoney Man and Jewel Hollow overlooks where we found some male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, more Chestnut-sided Warblers, and a well seen Veery and Scarlet Tanagers. A vocalizing Black and White added another warbler for the day.

Larry Meade
Merrifield, VA

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Subject: American Bittern, Williamsburg
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 19:55 pm
From: nickenew1 AT gmail.com
 
While doing point counts for my summer research this morning I had an American Bittern fly over my location in Williamsburg (York county portion). It was fairly low and headed in the general direction of New Quarter Park and it's nearby tributaries.

Best birds,
Nick

Nick Newberry
William & Mary class of 2017
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Subject: Raven over Woodbridge
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 6:35 am
From: moribaudo AT verizon.net
 
For the second straight weekend a raven flew over my home in Woodbridge, Prince William Co.  This is eastern part of the county, near the Potomac.  Very unusual for the summer months.

Marc Ribaudo

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
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Subject: Fwd: eBird Reports for VA-Beach and Northampton County on the Eastern Shore for Wednesday 06-22-2016
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 7:49 am
From: jcbabirder AT gcronline.com
 

> Greetings All:
>
> I made a day trip to VA Beach and Northampton County on the Eastern Shore Wednesday stopping first to see the Black-Bellied Whistling-Duck, then went to Pleasure House Point which is always a pleasure to bird there. While at Pleasure House Point I saw a turtle laying eggs in the sand on the pathway. From there I crossed over the bay and went to Magotha Rd and then to Oyster and to the Northampton Landfill.
>
> On the way back to the CBBT, I stopped off at Magotha Rd again to see if the tide had gone down. After making the turn on to Magotha I saw a dove fly up and I realized that it was an Eursaian Collared-Dove. At last after all these years that I have tried to find then at this area with no luck. Sometimes I stopped on the way to Chincoteague and on the way back as well but I never was lucky enough to see one. It wasn’t a life or state bird but it bugged the heck out of me that I couldn’t find one in the area. On the way down to the end of the road I had a Black Snake slide off the road before I could get a picture of it.
>
> After leaving Magotha, I then went to the Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge to check it out which is always a great spot and I saw a female Orchard Oriole carrying nesting material to a tree but could find a nest. I got a picture of the area and it looks like she just started as a I could see a few strands of grass.
>
> As I crossed the Bay, I stopped on Island #1 for a quick look around for Ruddy Turnstones and didn’t see a single one but did see some very pumped up male Rock Doves behind their lady friends but they must have had a headache because they turned them down. At least the guys tried.
>
> By now I was hot and very hungry and so I went to the Dockside at Lynnheaven to eat before heading home and it was a great meal and service again. I love their Red-Skinned Potato Salad. Now with a full stomach I got on the road to head home and made good time up to the entrance ramp to Interstate 64E which was backed up and once I got on the Interstate it wasn’t long before I really got in a log jam. It took me 50 minutes to travel from Lynnheaven to Bower’s Hill a distance of only 24 miles. Great timing.
>
> After I crossed over the draw bridge it was open the rest of the way home and even though I got hit with a few rain drops no major down pours occurred as it looked like I might run into some heavy rain.
>
> I was almost home and it was almost dark when a two Barred Owls flew right over in front of me. What I was to end the day.
>
> The only thing that I didn’t see was a Bald Eagle and there was no police anywhere between Shore Drive and South Boston. And anyone that drives this part of 58 around Emporia to South Hill knows that there are always City Police on the bypass at Emporia and State Troopers and County Sheriff Officers between Emporia to South Hill. Not a single one anywhere last night.
>
> The birding was great as I saw Clapper Rail with chicks, Great Egrets, GB Herons, Grn Herons, LB Heron, Snowy Egrets, Cattle Egrets, a few Glossy Ibis but a great deal of White Ibis at three stops and with 45 at the landfill alone. I saw two YCNH at Pleasure House Point and eight BCNH at the landfill.
>
> Got good looks at Herring, Laughing and Ring-Billed Gulls and saw Common, Royal, Caspian and Black Skimmers. Most of the terns were flying around or out on the sandbars at Pleasure House Point and to far away to get any good pictures. However I did get one Common Tern male bringing a fish to its mate on a piling .
>
> Following is links to eBird Reports with some pictures.
>
> Lake Joyce and Shore Drive
> http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva...
>
> Pleasure House Point
> http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva...
>
> Magotha Road
> http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva...
>
> Magotha Road return visit to check tide nothing new to add but the ECDO.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva...
>
> Oyster
> http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva...
>
> Northampton Landfill
> http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva...
>
> Eastern Shore of VA NWR
> http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva...
>
> Island #1 on the CBBT
> http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva...
>
> May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You
>
> Jeffrey C. Blalock
> 103 Elizabeth Court
> South Boston, VA 24592
> Home Phone 434-572-8619
> Cell Phone 434-470-4352
>
> jcbabirder@gcronline.com
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Subject: Dickcissels, Highland Co. (and additional locations)
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 23:04 pm
From: mr.ellyo AT gmail.com
 
Hello birders,

Today while conducting grassland bird surveys in Highland County I
encountered singing Dickcissels south of Doe Hill along Rt 654. A singing
male and a female were together on the roadside and second singing male was
in the adjacent field. The species seems to be scarcely reported from the
county though there is plenty of suitable habitat.

In addition to this location I have encountered Dickcissels at two other
locations in the state this June. At least three singing males were along
Blackjack Rd. east of Culpepper...a fairly "expected" area for the
species. And again, three singing males were along River Rd west of
Chilhowie in Washington Co. The species is rarely encountered in far SW
Virginia though again there is plenty of habitat.

Good birds,

Ellison

--
Ellison Orcutt
Birder/Naturalist
Richmond, Va
Cell: (804) 339-6976
Mr.EllyO@gmail.com
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Subject: Two mystery birds
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 21:08 pm
From: marshall AT faintich.net
 
And some warblers on Skyline Drive, 6/22/16. 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 !!

____________________________________________________________________________
_______________________





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Subject: GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 14:51 pm
From: gbhrlh AT cox.net
 


Begin forwarded message:

> From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Coles Landing Drive, Jun 22, 2016
> Date: June 22, 2016 at 3:40:36 PM EDT
> To: gbhrlh@cox.net
>
> Coles Landing Drive, Gloucester, Virginia, US
> Jun 22, 2016 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> Comments: GBH-RLH. Phone call from Jason Strickland about GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS. Take Route 14 toward Mathews, turn right just before county line before Fort Nonsense.
> 5 species
>
> Grasshopper Sparrow 3 siinging
> Chipping Sparrow 2
> Field Sparrow 3
> Song Sparrow 2
> Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern) 6
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/VA))

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Subject: Birding Event Central Virginia this Sat
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 13:03 pm
From: kingston AT cstone.net
 
22nd ANNUAL PURPLE MARTIN FIELD DAY

Louisa
County, VA
Main presentation begins at 11:00a.m.
http://purplemartinfieldday.or...

Watch130 pairs of martins feeding their nestlings and have
a chance to meet fellow martin-lovers including
many landlords.
Receive free literature on martin
attraction and management, and
catalogs for martin equipment, as well as
free VBS handouts on bluebird conservation.
contact
purplemartinfieldday@gmail.com
~ Ron Kingston



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Subject: Willow flycatcher at Dyke Marsh
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 12:59 pm
From: nutmegz AT mac.com
 
A Willow Flycatcher called and later was observed vocalizing near the observation platform of the Haul Rd today.
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Subject: Resending King and Queen Truhart BBS route
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 12:55 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
For some reason the spacing was off on the last email; I think I fixed it below. Sorry about that


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Frederick Atwood
To: VA-Bird List
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 1:25 PM
Subject: King and Queen Truhart BSS route

Yesterday I conducted the 11th USGS Breeding Bird Survey along the Truhart route in lower King and Queen Co.  This is a very rural area that includes Dragon Run State Forest, some managed timber lands in various stages of regrowth, some swampy areas, and some farm land. As an indication of how rural it is, I was passed by only 22 cars during the entire survey.  In a USGS BBS route, the observer notes all birds seen and heard for 3 minutes at each of 50 stops .5 mile apart.   Even in this rural area, there has been a decline of Bobwhites since the first year (2006) when 24 were found.   Wood-pewees, Acadian flycatchers, Summer tanagers, and Yellow-throated Warblers were more common yesterday than in previous years, and a House Sparrow was new for the route. Red-bellied Woodpeckers, titmice, gnatcatchers, and red-eyed vireos had their all-time low counts, though the latter was still the most abundant bird. Carolina Wrens rebounded dramatically from their record low of 4 last year (probably due to the previous hard winter). With the nice mix of habitat in various stages of forest regrowth there was a good variety of warblers (12 species)  including a large number of chats, hooded warblers, and prairie warblers.  Notable misses were white-breasted nuthatch, black vulture, killdeer, wood duck, orchard oriole, red-headed woodpecker, red-tailed hawk, redstart, and worm-eating warbler, though these species are not found every year. The 9 most abundant species from most to least, all with 30 or more birds,  were Red-eyed Vireo, Crow, Indigo Bunting, Ovenbird, Chat and Cardinal (tie), Acadian Flycatcher, Pine Warbler, Hooded Warbler, White-eyed Vireo Here is the list of 65 species. The first number is the total, the second number is the number of sites it was found in (out of 50).Bobwhite 8/7
Turkey 1, immediately after it gobbled in the woods, the timer rang for the end of my last stop-count
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 27/19
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 9/9
Hummingbird 1
Chimney Swift 3/2
Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 (Lowest count ever)
Downy Woodpecker 8/7
Hairy 2/2
Flicker 4/4
Pileated 2/2
Wood-pewee 19/17 (including a nest) (prev high 17)
Acadian Fly 33/24 (got video of one building a nest) (prev high 27)
Phoebe 3/3
Great Crested FLy 9/9
Kingbird 1
White eyed Vireo 30/23
Yellow-throated Vireo 11/8
Red-eyed Vireo 54/38 (lowest count ever, prev low 64)
Blue Jay 6/4
Am Crow 49/34
Purple Martin 8/1
Barn Swallow 2/1
Carolina Chickadee 6/4
Titmouse 18/15 (lowest count ever, prev low 20)
Carolina Wren 17/16 (significant increase from last year's all time low of 4 after a hard winter)
Gnatcatcher 12/10  (lowest count ever, prev low 14)
Bluebird 3/3
Wood Thrush 11/9
Robin 1
Catbird 1
Thrasher 6/5
Mockingbird 1
Starling 3/2
Waxwing 2/1
Ovenbird 40/21
La Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white W 8/7
Prothonotary 5/4
Yellowthroat 17/12
Kentucky Warbler 1
Hooded W 32/27
Parula 10/9
Pine Warb 34/23
Yellow-throated 5/5 (new high count, prev high 3)
Prairie 15/13
Chat  36/35 (highest count since 2009)
Towhee 20/16
Chipping Sparrow 16/12 (ties prev low)
Field Sparrow 14/9 (ties prev high)
Summer Tanager 13/13 (new high count, prev high 12)
Scarlet T 8/8
Cardinal 36/24
Blue Grosbeak 11/9
Indigo BUnting 43/27
Red-winged BB 1
Grackle 9/5
Cowbird 10/8
Goldfinch 7/7
House Sparrow 1 (new for the count!)

All the bestFred



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Subject: King and Queen Truhart BSS route
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 12:53 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Yesterday I conducted the 11th USGS Breeding Bird Survey along the Truhart route in lower King and Queen Co.  This is a very rural area that includes Dragon Run State Forest, some managed timber lands in various stages of regrowth, some swampy areas, and some farm land. As an indication of how rural it is, I was passed by only 22 cars during the entire survey.  In a USGS BBS route, the observer notes all birds seen and heard for 3 minutes at each of 50 stops .5 mile apart.   Even in this rural area, there has been a decline of Bobwhites since the first year (2006) when 24 were found.   Wood-pewees, Acadian flycatchers, Summer tanagers, and Yellow-throated Warblers were more common yesterday than in previous years, and a House Sparrow was new for the route. Red-bellied Woodpeckers, titmice, gnatcatchers, and red-eyed vireos had their all-time low counts, though the latter was still the most abundant bird. Carolina Wrens rebounded dramatically from their record low of 4 last year (probably due to the previous hard winter). With the nice mix of habitat in various stages of forest regrowth there was a good variety of warblers (12 species)  including a large number of chats, hooded warblers, and prairie warblers.  Notable misses were white-breasted nuthatch, black vulture, killdeer, wood duck, orchard oriole, red-headed woodpecker, red-tailed hawk, redstart, and worm-eating warbler, though these species are not found every year. The 9 most abundant species from most to least, all with 30 or more birds,  were Red-eyed Vireo, Crow, Indigo Bunting, Ovenbird, Chat and Cardinal (tie), Acadian Flycatcher, Pine Warbler, Hooded Warbler, White-eyed Vireo Here is the list of 65 species. The first number is the total, the second number is the number of sites it was found in (out of 50).Bobwhite 8/7Turkey 1, immediately after it gobbled in the woods, the timer rang for the end of my last stop-count
Great Blue Heron 1Green Heron 1Turkey Vulture 1Red-shouldered Hawk 1Mourning Dove 27/19Yellow-billed Cuckoo 9/9Hummingbird 1Chimney Swift 3/2
Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 (Lowest count ever)
Downy Woodpecker 8/7Hairy 2/2Flicker 4/4Pileated 2/2Wood-pewee 19/17 (including a nest) (prev high 17)
Acadian Fly 33/24 (got video of one building a nest) (prev high 27)
Phoebe 3/3Great Crested FLy 9/9Kingbird 1White eyed Vireo 30/23Yellow-throated Vireo 11/8Red-eyed Vireo 54/38 (lowest count ever, prev low 64)
Blue Jay 6/4Am Crow 49/34Purple Martin 8/1Barn Swallow 2/1Carolina Chickadee 6/4Titmouse 18/15 (lowest count ever, prev low 20)
Carolina Wren 17/16 (significant increase from last year's all time low of 4 after a hard winter)
Gnatcatcher 12/10  (lowest count ever, prev low 14)
Bluebird 3/3Wood Thrush 11/9Robin 1Catbird 1Thrasher 6/5Mockingbird 1Starling 3/2Waxwing 2/1Ovenbird 40/21La Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white W 8/7Prothonotary 5/4Yellowthroat 17/12Kentucky Warbler 1
Hooded W 32/27Parula 10/9Pine Warb 34/23Yellow-throated 5/5 (new high count, prev high 3)
Prairie 15/13
Chat  36/35 (highest count since 2009)
Towhee 20/16Chipping Sparrow 16/12 (ties prev low)
Field Sparrow 14/9 (ties prev high)
Summer Tanager 13/13 (new high count, prev high 12)
Scarlet T 8/8Cardinal 36/24Blue Grosbeak 11/9Indigo BUnting 43/27Red-winged BB 1Grackle 9/5Cowbird 10/8Goldfinch 7/7House Sparrow 1 (new for the count!)

All the bestFred



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Subject: FW: DC Area, 6/21/2016
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 9:08 am
From: joecoleman AT rstarmail.com
 
FYI  - this report is for sightings from June 14 through June 20 and was
compiled by Helen Patton & transcribed by Steve Cordle.
Joe Coleman

Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 6/21/2016
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: voice@anshome.org
Compiler: Helen Patton
Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

Please consider joining ANS, especially if you are a regular user of the
Voice (Individual $50; Family $65; Nature Steward $100; Audubon Advocate
$200). The membership number is 301-652-9188, option 12; the address is 8940
Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; and the web site is
http://www.AudubonNaturalist.o....

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon Naturalist
Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, June 14 and was
completed on June 21 at 11:20 a.m.

The top birds this week are BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK in VA and ARCTIC
TERN in DE.

Other birds of interest this week included TRUMPETER SWAN, TUNDRA SWAN,
ducks, SOOTY SHEARWATER, ANHINGA, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, LEAST BITTERN,
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, MISSISSIPPI KITE, SANDHILL CRANE,
BLACK-NECKED STILT, CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW, woodpeckers, ALDER FLYCATCHER, CLIFF
SWALLOW, SEDGE WREN, warblers, sparrows, DICKCISSEL, BOBOLINK, EASTERN
MEADOWLARK, BREWER'S BLACKBIRD and BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE.

TOP BIRDS

During the week a BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK was at various places in
Virginia Beach, VA, including: Bayville Farms Park Pond, Shore Drive in the
Dubay Properties and Lake Joyce in the Bay Lake Pines neighborhood.

An ARCTIC TERN was at the Indian River Inlet, Sussex Co, DE on June 17.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

A TRUMPETER SWAN was at the Broken Land/US29 Settlement Pond, Howard Co, MD
on June 20. A TUNDRA SWAN was at Dyke Marsh, Fairfax Co, VA on June 15.

A lingering LONG-TAILED DUCK was reported from the C&O Canal, Violette's
Lock, Montgomery Co, MD on June 16 and another was at Masonville Cove,
Baltimore Co, MD on June 18. Three HOODED MERGANSERS were at Upham Brook
Farm, Henrico Co, VA on June 16.

Three SOOTY SHEARWATERS were at the Indian River Inlet, Sussex Co, DE on
June 17.

A high of six ANHINGAS* were seen at the Carson Wetland in Prince George Co,
VA on June 14, 15 and 16.

Two AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were at Thousand Acre Marsh, New Castle Co, DE
on June 15, 16 and 17.

On June 20 a LEAST BITTERN was found flying across Easy Road at Occoquan Bay
NWR, Prince William Co, VA. A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was at New Windsor,
Atlee Walking Path, Carroll Co, MD on June 20.

Two GLOSSY IBIS were at the Rte. 213 Bridge in Chesapeake City, Cecil Co, MD
on June 20. Nineteen GLOSSY IBIS were at the Pickering Creek Audubon Center,
Talbot Co, MD also on June 20.

A MISSISSIPPI Kite was at Big Water Farm, Queen Anne's Co, MD on June 17.
MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen in several venues on June 18, including: one
soaring over a house in Fairfax Station, VA, and another at Runt's Farm,
Halifax Co, VA. Another MISSISSIPPI KITE flew over the central wetland at
Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax Co, VA on June 20.

Two SANDHILL CRANES were at the Thousand Acre Marsh, New Castle Co, DE on
June 15.

Five BLACK-NECKED STILTS were on Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on June 14.

A CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOW was at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
(SERC) (private) in Edgewater, Anne Arundel Co, MD on June 17.

Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax Co, VA on
June 20. One to four RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were on Mile Land, Mt. Savage,
Allegany Co, MD on June 18, 19 and 20. Two to four RED-COCKADED WOODPECKERS
were at Piney Grove, Sussex Co, VA on June 14.

An ALDER FLYCATCHER was along Straight Fork in Highland Co, VA on June
18 and 20.

Twelve CLIFF SWALLOWS were at Lock Raven Point, Baltimore Co, MD on June 18
and two more were at Sky Meadows SP, Fauquier Co, VA on the same day.

A SEDGE WREN was at the Bald Knob Road fields, Allegany Co, MD on June 18.

On June 15, two WORM-EATING WARBLERS and a HOODED WARBLER were on RTE 610
down from the Blue Ridge Parkway exit at MM 4.5. A WORM-EATING WARBLER was
at Lake Frank, Montgomery Co, MD on June 18. Four to five CERULEAN WARBLERS
were on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Hickory Springs Overlook, VA on June 14 and
15. Another CERULEAN WARBLER was on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Smart View
Recreation Area, Franklin Co, VA on June 18. Four CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS
plus a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK were on the Big Meadow BBS Route, Madison Co,
VA on June 19. A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was singing loudly at Wheaton Regional
Park, Montgomery Co, MD near the white house by the train tracks on June 17.
Numerous YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS were at Occoquan Bay NWR, Prince William Co,
VA on June 18.

Five SEASIDE SPARROWS were at the New Point Comfort NAP, Matthews Co, VA on
June 14. A late WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was at the Chester River Field
Research Center (Chino Farms) (private), Queen Anne's Co, MD on June 14 and
17.

Two DICKCISSELS were at Say's Phoebe Corral, Montgomery Co, MD on June 14.
More DICKCISSELS were at Blank Road, Mt. Savage, Allegany Co, MD during the
week. Two DICKCISSELS were on Bradfording Road east of 15017, Washington Co,
MD on June 14.A DICKCISSEL was at the Hughes Road Polo Grounds, Montgomery
Co, MD on June 18, 19 and 20.

On June 20, the unmown fields at Fair Hill NRMA, Cecil Co, MD were populated
by many BOBOLINKS and EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.

Eight BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS were at Ft. Smallwood Park, Anne Arundel Co, MD on
June 17.

Thirty BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES were found on the roads around Adkins Mill Park,
Wicomico Co, MD on June 20.

***

This week's report was based on reports on the DE, MD, VA, and WV list
servers, eBird records and various birding pages on Facebook.

The Audubon Sanctuary Shop (301-652-3606, http://anshome.org/shop)) is an
excellent source for guidebooks and many other nature-related titles.

To report bird sightings, e-mail your report to voice@anshome.org.
Please post reports before midnight Monday, identify the county as well as
the state, and include your name and a Tuesday morning contact, e-mail or
phone.

Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.

*Of interest to the applicable state records committee

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Subject: House Sparrow feeding Cowbird/Roanoke County
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 12:09 pm
From: nanjyoung AT juno.com
 
I thought you all would enjoy hearing this. Last Friday my granddaughter was sitting in the back yard watching the chickens when a bird landed on the ground behind her. She took a picture and sent it to me. It was obviously a baby Cowbird. Then on Sunday my daughter saw the Cowbird again and wrote, ‚ÄúI think I know who is raising the Cowbird.‚ÄĚ  It was being fed by a male House Sparrow! They are still around and she is trying to get a picture.

Nancy Young
Botetourt County
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Subject: An update on red-cockaded woodpecker conservation at Big Woods WMA
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 10:34 am
From: Jessica.Ruthenberg AT dgif.virginia.gov
 
Check out this DGIF blog article for an update on red-cockaded woodpecker conservation at Big Woods Wildlife Management Area (WMA). https://blog.wildlife.virginia...

Big Woods WMA is a site on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail. http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/vbwt/site.asp?trail=1loop=CW&site=CW07A


Jessica Ruthenberg
Watchable Wildlife Biologist
Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
3909 Airline Blvd., Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
Office: (757) 465-6868; Cell: (804) 229-2556
jessica.ruthenberg@dgif.virginia.gov

Discover Our Wild Side! Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
Please join us at the 24th annual Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Festival, Oct. 6 -9.
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Subject: A Mid-Summers Update on the 2nd VA Breeding Bird Atlas
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 8:37 am
From: ashpeele AT vt.edu
 
The breeding season is winging past and the summer solstice has already
arrived! Many yesterday as the first true day of summer, but birders
might argue that our summer begins when the Neotropical migratory birds
return and set up shop for the breeding season. We’ve been working on
collecting breeding season data for 3 months now! Check out the new Atlas
article for details on how the project is progressing, cool breeding
species confirmations, and tips for tackling the rest of the season.



Click here for article: A Mid-Summers Update on the VA Breeding Bird Atlas


Or copy/paste this link -
http://ebird.org/content/atlas...



Here is a quick excerpt from the article:



*“Let's take a look at how we're doing so far...*

‚ÄĘ *8,672* eBird checklists submitted statewide

‚ÄĘ *352* VA BBA eBird portal users

‚ÄĘ *270* Priority blocks and *1,231* Atlas blocks total receiving data

‚ÄĘ *150* confirmed breeding species, *223* total species reported
statewide

‚ÄĘ

Fantastic data results for our first few months of this project! If
you're curious, here are the VA counties lead the charge with greatest
number of effort hours so far...‚ÄĚ



You’ll have to check out the rest of the article to find out!



I hope you are all having a great summer and getting outside as much as
possible to enjoy the beautiful weather. On Saturday, I got to lead an
Atlas workshop for the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia. We had lovely
weather for morning birding at Riverbend Park in Fairfax county, followed
by a quick data entry workshop at the park nature center. Thanks to all
who helped out and attended!



Remember to let your regional coordinators know if you’d like to see an
Atlas workshop put on in your area. We thrive on feedback and benefit from
hearing how things are going in your local community.



All the best and happy birding!


Ashley Peele, PhD

Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator


www.vabba2.org | ebird.org/atlasva

www.facebook.com/vabba2


Conservation Management Institute - Virginia Tech
Office: 540-231-9182
Fax: 540-231-7019
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Subject: H. Fenton Day
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 21:05 pm
From: blkvulture AT gmail.com
 
 Greetings,

A couple hours ago I was saddened to learn that my friend Fenton Day died
last Friday. It was sudden and unexpected, and has left everyone who I have
talked to today with a profound sense of loss. Fenton has been a constant
in Virginia birding for around 45 years, starting in his teens, and he is
remembered fondly by everyone I have spoken to today. I am sad that he is
gone, but even sadder for his wife Kathy.

As many of you know, Fenton was the pioneer of keeping bird lists in every
county of the state, and to that end, he visited all 95 counties multiple
times. In doing so, Fenton crossed paths with probably more of Virginia's
birders than anyone. Not only did Fenton know where to find birds in the
remote, under-birded counties, but he also knew the birders who lived
there. Fenton's knowledge of Virginia's birding landscape was unique. It
made him part of the fabric of Virginia birding, and he will be missed. I
will fondly remember Fenton for the rest of my days.

I talked to Fenton a week ago, letting him know about Anhingas in Prince
George County. We talked for over an hour. Anhinga was a new bird for him
in Prince George, a county where he had over 200 birds. He was truly
excited by the number of Anhingas he saw at the location, and he was
certain that they had to be nesting down there, somewhere. He spent some
time looking around for places where he might be able to find others, and
we debated whether or not any of them were seen in Dinwiddie County. That
was Fenton. That's what made him tick as a birder.

Beyond birds, Fenton was a well-rounded naturalist and biologist, with
interest in herps and mammals as well, among others.

There will be a visitation Friday, 24 June, between five and six PM at
Woody Funeral Home, Parham Chapel, in Richmond. It will be followed by a
Memorial Service at six PM at the same location.

More details regarding services are contained in the link below, as well as
a Guest Book where people can leave condolences.

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Henry-Day&lcG10&pid0392812&midi77457

Sincerely,

Todd

-------------------------------
Todd Michael Day
Jeffersonton, Virginia
Culpeper County
blkvulture@aol.com
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Subject: Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk.
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 15:36 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
 Another cool, crisp morning on this day of the summer solstice as 21 birders gathered on the Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk.  We tallied 49 species, with highlights being the return of two Red-headed Woodpeckers; what appeared to be a second brood of Wood Ducks; and a large flock pf Common Grackles. 
Canada Goose  30
Wood Duck  18
Mallard  4
Great Blue Heron  7
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  4
Osprey  1
Accipiter sp.  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Chimney Swift  10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  6
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  5
Acadian Flycatcher  8
Eastern Phoebe  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  1
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  2
crow sp.  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  5
Tree Swallow  12
Barn Swallow  6
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Eastern Bluebird  10
American Robin  30
Gray Catbird  1
Prothonotary Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  8
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  12
Indigo Bunting  3
Red-winged Blackbird  65
Common Grackle  200
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  52
House Sparrow  2
The 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




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Subject: 3 Barn swallow nests - Falls Church, VA
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 13:57 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Hi all:

At the Cove condominiums, underneath the stairwells adjacent to the lake, are 3 apparently active (and easy to see)
Barn Swallow nests.

Young not visible yet.

Feel free to email me if you would like to schedule a viewing.

Note: the birds are visited with a lot of foot traffic. So I don't believe 1 or 2 extra people will disturb them.
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Subject: Least Bittern at Occoquan Bay NWR
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 11:07 am
From: antonio.quezon AT cox.net
 
Sunday morning I saw a Least Bittern fly across Easy Road from one side of the marsh to the other.  This is the marsh a couple hundred yards before reaching Deep Hole Point Road.

A. J. "Tony" Quezon
www.TonyQandSuzanne.com
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Subject: Birding Event Central Virginia - Saturday
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 10:52 am
From: kingston AT cstone.net
 
22nd ANNUAL PURPLE MARTIN FIELD DAY

Louisa
County, VA
Main presentation begins at 11:00a.m.


http://www.purplemartinfieldda...


https://www.purplemartin.org/e...

Watch130 pairs of martins feeding their nestlings and have
a chance to meet fellow martin-lovers including many landlords.
Receive free literature on martin
attraction and management, and
catalogs for martin equipment, as well as
free handouts on bluebird conservation.

Protecting Nest Boxes and Purple Martin Housing from Snakes (and Other
Climbing Predators)

http://www.purplemartinfieldda...
df



http://www.richmond.com/life/h...
8d7c3ff69.html

~ R Kingston



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Subject: Mississippi Kite- Huntley
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 10:14 am
From: prowarbler AT verizon.net
 
Just flew over the Central Wetland.

Larry Cartwright
prowarbler@verizon.net

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Subject: Piper
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 9:16 am
From: aklohr AT vt.edu
 
I cried. It was so cute!! Both Piper and Finding Dory. ;)
On Jun 18, 2016 1:20 PM, "Elizabeth Fedorko" <
elizabethholcombefedorko@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello!~~If any of you are going to see "Finding Dory" you will LOVE the
> Pixar short before the film: "Piper." The animation is spectacular and the
> story so appealing to birders and everyone!
>
> Cheers!~~Beth Fedorko
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Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh, Jun 19, 2016
Date: Sun Jun 19 2016 14:32 pm
From: moribaudo AT verizon.net
 
The weekly walk at Dyke Marsh, sponsored by the Friends of Dyke Marsh and
open to all, was attended by 15 birders this morning, who enjoyed beautiful
weather and some decent June birding. The lesser scaup that has been
hanging around for a while off the picnic area has been joined by a second
bird. The juvenile eagle raised on the tower viewable from the picnic area
was attended by 2 adults, and after they left it hopped up on the rail and
exercised its wings. Other highlights were a family group of great-crested
flycatchers in the picnic area, a juvenile hairy woodpecker following around
an adult, an eastern kingbird sitting on a nest, 2 prothonotary warblers
(one at the entrance to the trail and the second along the shore past the
dogleg), very vocal warbling vireos, and a pair of northern parulas. On the
walk back we came across a black ratsnake on a tree branch,\ that had
recently shed its skin. We tallied 50 species in all. The list is below.

Marc Ribaudo

-----Dyke Marsh, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Jun 19, 2016 7:21 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.2
50 species

Canada Goose 130
Mallard 24
Lesser Scaup 2
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 3
Osprey 10
Bald Eagle 5
Ring-billed Gull 2
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 5
Eastern Kingbird 3
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
Fish Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 6
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Carolina Wren 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 8
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 12
Cedar Waxwing 1
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 3
Northern Parula 2
Yellow Warbler 3
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 8
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 14
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Orchard Oriole 6
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Finch 6
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 4

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

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Subject: Great Falls Park Walk (Fairfax County)
Date: Sun Jun 19 2016 10:54 am
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Our group of nine tallied 40 species.  It was a quiet morning overall, punctuated at both ends by singing wood thrushes.  A Louisiana waterthrush was still singing in the holding basin area along with calling acadian flycatchers.  Upstream the warbling vireo obliged us with one trill. Grackles in terms of numbers had the biggest presence today.  All are welcome to join this regular Sunday walk that meets at 8:00 am in the visitor's center parking lot. -- Marshall Rawson, McLean VA

Canada Goose 8
Mallard 3
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 12
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 4
Fish Crow 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Northern Parula 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Common Grackle 25
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch 3





-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist
To: mnr2
Sent: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 11:37 am
Subject: eBird Report - Great Falls Park, Jun 19, 2016

Great Falls Park, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Jun 19, 2016 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Sunny, 70s
40 species

Canada Goose 8
Mallard 3
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 12
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 4
Fish Crow 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Northern Parula 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Common Grackle 25
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

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Subject: Sky Meadows SP, Fauquier Co.; June 18
Date: Sat Jun 18 2016 22:49 pm
From: razorbill1 AT msn.com
 
Hello,


Today while doing the Sky Meadows SP/Thompson WMA count circle for the 4th of July Butterfly Count I came across 2 CLIFF SWALLOWS at Sky Meadows. At first I thought they had flown out of one of the outbuildings near the Visitor Center but a check produced only Barn Swallow nests.


Old notes from the 1980s show that Cliff Swallows nested in the park back then.


The butterflying was slow, as it has been for most of the spring in our region.


Happy birding,


Scott Baron

Gaithersburg, Md.

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Subject: Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge
Date: Sat Jun 18 2016 14:52 pm
From: falco57 AT msn.com
 
Beautiful morning to be out birding at OBNWR. Highlights were numerous Yellow-breasted Chats, along with the other 4 local 'yellow' warblers, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Blue Grosbeak; with 47 species seen or heard. See http://ebird.org/ebird/va/view... for list.

Scott D. Priebe

Springfield, VA



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Subject: Piper
Date: Sat Jun 18 2016 12:20 pm
From: elizabethholcombefedorko AT gmail.com
 
Hello!~~If any of you are going to see "Finding Dory" you will LOVE the
Pixar short before the film: "Piper." The animation is spectacular and the
story so appealing to birders and everyone!

Cheers!~~Beth Fedorko
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Subject: Mississippi Kite
Date: Sat Jun 18 2016 10:45 am
From: jcbabirder AT gcronline.com
 
Greetings to all

I spent 3.75 hrs at Runt's farm in Halifax Co and saw 37 species including an adult Bald Eagle, a Mississippi Kite, two RS Hawks and a RT Hawk.

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-572-8619 Home
434-470-4352 Cell
jcbabirder@gcronline.com


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Subject: Mississippi Kite in Fairfax Station
Date: Sat Jun 18 2016 9:08 am
From: antonio.quezon AT cox.net
 
We had an adult Mississippi Kite soaring directly over our house in Fairfax Station at 1000 Saturday.

A. J. "Tony" Quezon
www.TonyQandSuzanne.com
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Subject: 3 JV Red-shouldered Hawks
Date: Thu Jun 16 2016 15:29 pm
From: marshall AT faintich.net
 
In my yard in Stoney Creek (Wintergreen); 6/16/16. 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 !!

____________________________________________________________________________
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Subject: Use of recordings
Date: Thu Jun 16 2016 9:08 am
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Could this discussion please be taken to private email exchange?

Thank you.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 16, 2016, at 8:58 AM, John Pancake wrote:
>
> Does anyone know of an authoritative study of the impact of recordings on birds? A couple of years ago I interviewed a number of ornithologists on the subject. Opinion was divided. I could not find any conclusive scientific evidence on the question. If there is such a study, a link would be helpful.
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Subject: Use of recordings
Date: Thu Jun 16 2016 8:00 am
From: jspancake AT earthlink.net
 
Does anyone know of an authoritative study of the impact of recordings on birds? A couple of years ago I interviewed a number of ornithologists on the subject. Opinion was divided. I could not find any conclusive scientific evidence on the question. If there is such a study, a link would be helpful.
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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling Duck in Virginia Beach
Date: Wed Jun 15 2016 20:57 pm
From: goshawk AT cox.net
 
A lone Black-bellied Whistling Duck has been seen in Virginia Beach on Lake Joyce in the BayLake Pines neighborhood. Best seen from Dubay Office Park 4301 Shore Drive. On the last deck on the water, the bird was observed across the cove in a residential back yard with several mallards.

Tim Barry
(757) 575-7960
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Subject: VSO Trip to Highland County Ė June 10-12, 2016
Date: Wed Jun 15 2016 20:41 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Are you able to tell me where the Alder Flycatchers were seen? I'm in Monterey tonight. Found the Mourning Warblers on Paddy's Knob but still have not found the Alders.

Karen Seward
Valdosta, Georgia

> On Jun 15, 2016, at 9:15 PM, Eileen Rowan wrote:
>
> I know I speak for most when I say the trip was magical, in no small part
> due to Meredith Bell's and Lee Adams' hard work, quality leadership, and
> warm personalities. The attendees, both experienced and newbies, were a
> great bunch and made for a fine outing.
>
> Thanks to all, even the snorting, um, bear. Shout-out to Big Fish Cider Co.
> in Monterey, so delish, don't miss it when there.
> On Jun 15, 2016 7:59 PM, "Meredith Bell" wrote:
>
> Hi VA-Birders,
>
> The weather was spectacular for the summer VSO field trip June 10-12, in
> Highland County. 49 enthusiastic birders tallied 102 species over the 3
> days. Great finds included 16 warbler, 8 flycatcher and 7 woodpecker
> species. Many thanks to my fabulous field trip co-chair, Lee Adams, who
> assisted in leading groups on Saturday and Sunday; and to Wayne O'Bryan for
> allowing us to visit their property Sunday morning.
>
> Friday afternoon was spent at nearby Forks of Water and Rainbow Springs
> Retreat property (a lovely restored 1870s farmhouse where 4 of us stayed).
> We were rewarded with a nice variety including Baltimore Orioles, Warbling
> Vireo, Yellow Warbler and Cedar Waxwings at the first stop, followed by
> more Baltimore Orioles, Yellow Warbler, Broad-winged Hawk and singing Wood
> Thrush at the second.
>
> Friday evening we gathered at The Real Deal restaurant for dinner, where
> the owners set up a buffet to accommodate our large group, serving
> delicious smoked beef and pork BBQ.
>
> Saturday we divided into two groups and explored the northwest section of
> the county. We covered the same areas but from opposite directions,
> including Rt. 601 (Bear Mountain Rd), Rt. 54 (Lake Buffalo Rd), Laurel
> Fork, Straight Fork and various stops in-between. Along the way, we found
> many sought-after warblers: Canada, Black-throated Blue, Blackburnian,
> Blackthroated Green, American Redstart and Magnolia. We even found a
> Mourning Warbler along Lake Buffalo Rd, nesting in the exact same spot
> where we found it three years ago. On Rt. 601 we got Vesper Sparrow. The
> other group got Alder Flycatcher, in different spots.
>
> Sunday morning we birded Wimer Mountain Road and the beautiful O'Bryan
> property. We found Golden-winged Warblers behind the house and off the
> road. That was certainly the target bird, we also enjoyed Bobolink,
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Cedar
> Waxwing and Indigo Bunting.
>
> Spectacular views of the mountains, hills and valleys of Highland County
> added to the enjoyment. Many first-time visitors said the scenery alone was
> worth the trip. Our fantastic group of birders made this a truly memorable
> weekend! Complete list of species for the 3 days follows.
>
> Meredith Bell
> VSO Field Trip Co-chair
>
> Canada Goose
> Mallard
> Great Blue Heron
> Green Heron
> Black Vulture
> Turkey Vulture
> Osprey
> Sharp-shinned Hawk
> Bald Eagle
> Red-shouldered Hawk
> Broad-winged Hawk
> Red-tailed Hawk
> Killdeer
> Rock Pigeon
> Mourning Dove
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo
> Eastern Whip-poor-will
> Chimney Swift
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird
> Belted Kingfisher
> Red-headed Woodpecker
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Hairy Woodpecker
> Northern Flicker
> Pileated Woodpecker
> American Kestrel
> Eastern Wood-Pewee
> Acadian Flycatcher
> Alder Flycatcher
> Willow Flycatcher
> Least Flycatcher
> Eastern Phoebe
> Great Crested Flycatcher
> Eastern Kingbird
> Yellow-throated Vireo
> Blue-headed Vireo
> Warbling Vireo
> Red-eyed Vireo
> Blue Jay
> American Crow
> Common Raven
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow
> Purple Martin
> Tree Swallow
> Barn Swallow
> Cliff Swallow
> Black-capped Chickadee
> Tufted Titmouse
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> House Wren
> Carolina Wren
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
> Golden-crowned Kinglet
> Eastern Bluebird
> Veery
> Hermit Thrush
> Wood Thrush
> American Robin
> Gray Catbird
> Northern Mockingbird
> Brown Thrasher
> European Starling
> Cedar Waxwing
> Ovenbird
> Louisiana Waterthrush
> Golden-winged Warbler
> Black-and-white Warbler
> Mourning Warbler
> Common Yellowthroat
> American Redstart
> Northern Parula
> Magnolia Warbler
> Blackburnian Warbler
> Yellow Warbler
> Chestnut-sided Warbler
> Black-throated Blue Warbler
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
> Black-throated Green Warbler
> Canada Warbler
> Eastern Towhee
> Chipping Sparrow
> Field Sparrow
> Vesper Sparrow
> Savannah Sparrow
> Grasshopper Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
> Scarlet Tanager
> Northern Cardinal
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak
> Indigo Bunting
> Bobolink
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Eastern Meadowlark
> Common Grackle
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Subject: VSO Trip to Highland County Ė June 10-12, 2016
Date: Wed Jun 15 2016 20:18 pm
From: eileenrowan AT gmail.com
 
I know I speak for most when I say the trip was magical, in no small part
due to Meredith Bell's and Lee Adams' hard work, quality leadership, and
warm personalities. The attendees, both experienced and newbies, were a
great bunch and made for a fine outing.

Thanks to all, even the snorting, um, bear. Shout-out to Big Fish Cider Co.
in Monterey, so delish, don't miss it when there.
On Jun 15, 2016 7:59 PM, "Meredith Bell" wrote:

Hi VA-Birders,

The weather was spectacular for the summer VSO field trip June 10-12, in
Highland County. 49 enthusiastic birders tallied 102 species over the 3
days. Great finds included 16 warbler, 8 flycatcher and 7 woodpecker
species. Many thanks to my fabulous field trip co-chair, Lee Adams, who
assisted in leading groups on Saturday and Sunday; and to Wayne O'Bryan for
allowing us to visit their property Sunday morning.

Friday afternoon was spent at nearby Forks of Water and Rainbow Springs
Retreat property (a lovely restored 1870s farmhouse where 4 of us stayed).
We were rewarded with a nice variety including Baltimore Orioles, Warbling
Vireo, Yellow Warbler and Cedar Waxwings at the first stop, followed by
more Baltimore Orioles, Yellow Warbler, Broad-winged Hawk and singing Wood
Thrush at the second.

Friday evening we gathered at The Real Deal restaurant for dinner, where
the owners set up a buffet to accommodate our large group, serving
delicious smoked beef and pork BBQ.

Saturday we divided into two groups and explored the northwest section of
the county. We covered the same areas but from opposite directions,
including Rt. 601 (Bear Mountain Rd), Rt. 54 (Lake Buffalo Rd), Laurel
Fork, Straight Fork and various stops in-between. Along the way, we found
many sought-after warblers: Canada, Black-throated Blue, Blackburnian,
Blackthroated Green, American Redstart and Magnolia. We even found a
Mourning Warbler along Lake Buffalo Rd, nesting in the exact same spot
where we found it three years ago. On Rt. 601 we got Vesper Sparrow. The
other group got Alder Flycatcher, in different spots.

Sunday morning we birded Wimer Mountain Road and the beautiful O'Bryan
property. We found Golden-winged Warblers behind the house and off the
road. That was certainly the target bird, we also enjoyed Bobolink,
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Cedar
Waxwing and Indigo Bunting.

Spectacular views of the mountains, hills and valleys of Highland County
added to the enjoyment. Many first-time visitors said the scenery alone was
worth the trip. Our fantastic group of birders made this a truly memorable
weekend! Complete list of species for the 3 days follows.

Meredith Bell
VSO Field Trip Co-chair

Canada Goose
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Ovenbird
Louisiana Waterthrush
Golden-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
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