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29 Sep: @ 17:43:17  Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (29 Sep 2016) 695 Raptors [reports]
29 Sep: @ 17:33:20  Sedge Wren, Oakton, Waples Mill Meadow Park, Sep 29, 2016 [Frederick Atwood via va-bird]
29 Sep: @ 15:41:52  Fwd: eBird Report - 103 Elizabeth Court, South Boston, VA, Sep 29, 2016 [Jeff Blalock]
29 Sep: @ 15:10:36  Connecticut Warbler, Old Trail Albemarle Co. [B. Beamer]
29 Sep: @ 14:20:28  Sedge Wren, Reston [lcdyoung93]
29 Sep: @ 13:49:39  Old Trail, Crozet, VA 9/29/16 [Marshall Faintich]
29 Sep: @ 12:52:41  Fw: Re: [shenvalbirds] AMGP update [Herbert Larner via va-bird]
29 Sep: @ 12:22:42 Re: American White Pelicans in King George [Frederick Atwood via va-bird]
29 Sep: @ 07:34:20  VARCOM announces that DOVES is now available [Trollinger, Jeff (DGIF)]
28 Sep: @ 23:25:11  Harvey's Knob (28 Sep 2016) 535 Raptors [reports]
28 Sep: @ 22:04:50  Late report from Huntley Sunday: Bay-breasted and Cape May warblers [Pam and Ben via va-bird]
28 Sep: @ 21:28:23 Re: American White Pelicans in King George [Frederick Atwood via va-bird]
28 Sep: @ 19:06:23  Fallout of Pied-billed Grebes Augusta County [Herbert Larner via va-bird]
28 Sep: @ 19:01:05  Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (28 Sep 2016) 623 Raptors [reports]
28 Sep: @ 18:46:02 Re: American White Pelicans in King George [Lee Adams]
28 Sep: @ 18:35:53 Re: American White Pelicans in King George [Scott Byrd via va-bird]
28 Sep: @ 18:08:53  Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (28 Sep 2016) 87 Raptors [reports]
28 Sep: @ 16:56:19  American White Pelicans in King George [Scott Byrd via va-bird]
28 Sep: @ 16:46:28 Re: Ring·billed gulls [Stephen Johnson]
28 Sep: @ 13:47:28  Old Trail, Crozet, VA; 9/28/16 [Marshall Faintich]
28 Sep: @ 13:09:20  Loggerhead Shrike - Clarke Co. [david.boltz4]
28 Sep: @ 10:09:13  Early bird--Yellow-bellied Sapsucker [Walter Hadlock]
28 Sep: @ 09:05:21 Re: Ring·billed gulls [Lee Adams]
28 Sep: @ 08:31:55  Ring·billed gulls [m b]
28 Sep: @ 08:16:05  eBird Reports [Jeff Blalock]
27 Sep: @ 20:47:06  Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (27 Sep 2016) 87 Raptors [reports]
27 Sep: @ 20:10:47  Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (27 Sep 2016) 3293 Raptors [reports]
27 Sep: @ 19:11:25  Harvey's Knob (27 Sep 2016) 558 Raptors [reports]
27 Sep: @ 15:24:11  Old Trail, Crozet, VA 9/26-27/16 [Marshall Faintich]
27 Sep: @ 10:39:35  Odd assortment of birds in the past days [Gerco H]
27 Sep: @ 07:58:34  Red-headed Woodpeckers Nelson County [super]
26 Sep: @ 21:24:44  Mendota Fire Tower (26 Sep 2016) 11 Raptors [reports]
26 Sep: @ 19:48:31  FOS Purple Finch - Compton Mt [Roger Mayhorn]
26 Sep: @ 19:00:34 Re: Sky Meadows SP-Shearman's Mill Loop (Fauquier Co.) - Conn. Warbler, Phila. Vireo, RB Grosbeak, Swainson's and Wood Thrush, 9 Warbler Species [David Boltz]
26 Sep: @ 18:37:36  Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (26 Sep 2016) 506 Raptors [reports]
26 Sep: @ 17:13:42  Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (26 Sep 2016) 1168 Raptors [reports]
26 Sep: @ 16:49:23  Rose-breasted Grosbeak [G B Harris]
26 Sep: @ 15:43:29  Sky Meadows SP-Shearman's Mill Loop (Fauquier Co.) - Conn. Warbler, Phila. Vireo, RB Grosbeak, Swainson's and Wood Thrush, 9 Warbler Species [David Boltz]
26 Sep: @ 14:50:55  eBird Report - Grandview Nature Preserve, Sep 26, 2016 [Charm and Pete Peterman]
26 Sep: @ 13:36:54  Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk [Harry Glasgow via va-bird]
26 Sep: @ 11:30:10  Great Falls N P Bird Walk 09/25/16 [Dendroica--- via va-bird]
26 Sep: @ 10:36:21  No MIKI [Jeff Blalock]
26 Sep: @ 10:29:15 Re: Connecticut Warbler at Sky Meadows SP - Fauquier Co. [david.boltz4]
26 Sep: @ 10:10:27  Connecticut Warbler at Sky Meadows SP - Fauquier Co. [david.boltz4]
26 Sep: @ 09:44:24  Shenandoah NP Limber Lost [Cheryl Walsh]
26 Sep: @ 09:15:45  One Sky Our Birds blogging resumes for the Fall migration season [Ruthenberg, Jessica (DGIF)]
25 Sep: @ 19:36:20  Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (25 Sep 2016) 1108 Raptors [reports]
25 Sep: @ 19:07:32  Snickers Gap (25 Sep 2016) 1244 Raptors [reports]
25 Sep: @ 18:49:36  Birding Augusta & Rockingham Counties [Herbert Larner via va-bird]
25 Sep: @ 18:13:12  Birding Augusta & Rockingham Counties County [Herbert Larner via va-bird]





Subject: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (29 Sep 2016) 695 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 29 2016 17:43 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 34 1905 1936
Bald Eagle 0 102 102
Northern Harrier 7 137 140
Sharp-shinned Hawk 296 1453 1453
Cooper's Hawk 75 512 512
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 2 636 637
Red-tailed Hawk 0 61 61
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 242 2659 2664
Merlin 29 772 772
Peregrine Falcon 10 159 160
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1
Mississippi Kite 0 3 3

Total: 695 8403 8444
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 14:45:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Caroline Sankey, Harry Armistead

Weather:
It was a breezy day, with 12-18 mph winds from the east and southeast.
Skies were overcast. There was a brief period of rain early in the morning,
with more rain late in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Many Sharp-shinned Hawks and kestrels were moving this morning, with a good
number of Cooper's Hawks later in the morning. The wind and cloud cover
kept birds low, and most of them were passing over the platform or on the
west side. Most of today's flight occurred during the morning, while the
afternoon was slow.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Black-bellied Plover
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz@aol.com)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org



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Subject: Sedge Wren, Oakton, Waples Mill Meadow Park, Sep 29, 2016
Date: Thu Sep 29 2016 17:33 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Many Thanks to David Young for reporting his sedge wren in Reston today.  This charged me up to go out in the drizzle in search of sedge wrens in one of my favorite birding spots in the area, (just a mile or so from the school where I teach): Waples Mill Meadow Park at the intersection of Fox Mill and Waples Mill Roads.I had found 2 sedge wrens there on Sept 29, 2012, and 1 on Sept 10 that same year, so I thought there was a good chance I could find one today too.  Sure enough, when a pale wren flitted out of the marshy grasses and dashed into some others, I patiently waited as it skulked around in the thick vegetation revealing all of the field marks bit by bit, never the whole body all at once. The Marsh Wren that was also here gave me some great whole-body views. A House Wren and 5 Carolina Wrens were also present, but alas, no Winter Wren yet. Some day I hope to see all the Virginia Wrens here.
I also noted my highest ever count of Flickers in Fairfax County (46).

eBird List is below.
All the best
Fred Atwood,
Flint Hill School, Oakton


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "ebird-checklist@cornell.edu"
To: fredatwood@yahoo.com
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:09 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Waples Mill Park, Sep 29, 2016

Waples Mill Park, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Sep 29, 2016 4:25 PM - 5:44 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments:    Just the main meadow and marshy area which is very wet today. Creek turbid and running high and strong.  Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75
27 species

Wood Duck  1
Mallard  7
Great Blue Heron  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Chimney Swift  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  46    Careful count of individuals flying over the main meadow.
Eastern Phoebe  3
Blue Jay  88    Most moving south low over trees.
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  390    Flying over to north as usual at this time of day.
Carolina Chickadee  2
House Wren  1
Sedge Wren  1    Paler than marsh wren, with eyeline not as bold; streaked back, streaked crown, and barred wings. Buffy wash on flanks. Distinctive very short dry rattle call note given once. No photo since I came straight from school.
Marsh Wren  1
Carolina Wren  5
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  4
Northern Mockingbird  1
Common Yellowthroat  5
Song Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  7
American Goldfinch  3

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: Fwd: eBird Report - 103 Elizabeth Court, South Boston, VA, Sep 29, 2016
Date: Thu Sep 29 2016 15:41 pm
From: jcbabirder AT gcronline.com
 
Greetings all

Today I had all three species of nuthatches visiting my feeders today along with RB Grosbeaks and two RT Hummingbirds.

> From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
> Date: September 29, 2016 at 4:35:54 PM EDT
> To: jcbabirder@gcronline.com
> Subject: eBird Report - 103 Elizabeth Court, South Boston, VA, Sep 29, 2016
>
> 103 Elizabeth Court, South Boston, VA, Halifax, Virginia, US
> Sep 29, 2016
> Protocol: Incidental
> 19 species
>
> Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 2
> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 7
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 1
> Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 1
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 2
> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2
> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 1
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
> Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla) 1
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 10
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 2
> House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 10
> American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 4
>
> 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: Connecticut Warbler, Old Trail Albemarle Co.
Date: Thu Sep 29 2016 15:10 pm
From: barobe09 AT gmail.com
 
30 minutes ago Tucker Beamer, Paul and Ander Buckley and I observed an
adult male Connecticut Warbler at the Old Trail Subdivision trail system.
We noted the grey hood, complete eyering, olive back and long undertail
converts and pale yellow underparts. Seen on the way back, just after
crossing the bridge over the creek. From the start of the trail, walk down
past the dock and lake, and turn left when you come to the field loop. Walk
around to the other side of the field and take the downhill trail into the
woods. The bird was seen three quarters down this trail on the left side of
the path, I saw the bird well for several seconds before it flew down into
the brush. Minutes later we reflushed the bird, it perched in the bottom of
a tree longer for better views; Tucker got a photo which we will add to the
eBird list. The bird flew across the path, we did not refind it. This was
my personal first in Albemarle, an unexpected find for sure.

Good birding,

-Baxter Beamer
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Subject: Sedge Wren, Reston
Date: Thu Sep 29 2016 14:20 pm
From: lcdyoung93 AT verizon.net
 
 I would not have even bothered heading out this morning but
had to drop off my daughter at the Metro at 7:00 am. The rain
had stopped so I went over to the garden plot area off Wiehle
Ave., the area behind the dam for Lake Anne, The gas pipeline easement
has not had its annual bush hogging and is full of goldfinches, few
Indigos, Sparrows,Yellowthroats etc. Anyway down near the wetland area behind
the dam I had a small extremely active yet skulking bird. After about
5 minutes it popped out of the extremely overgrown hillside and
was in the open, a Sedge Wren or
Short-billed Marsh Wren as I learned sat up on a old stump, twitched around a few times
then alertly moved back into the growth. When it was skulking I thought maybe
Conn Warbler, Lincolns Sparrow, then when I sensed it was a wren
a Winter maybe. Total surprise and a first in this part of the county for me.
Tree line also had many Warblers mostly Magnolia and Black-throated
Green, one Tennessee and a Yellowstart. I am wondering if the storm cut
short the Sedge Wrens migration and brought it down here. ???
Yesterday I saw a bird flying around inside the Great Falls Safeway,
thought a house sparrow then realized it was a Gray-cheeked Thrush.
Probably dropped into trees behind store after migrating
and when they opened delivery doors before sunrise it flew in towards
what it thought was daylight.??? I went back later in the day to check
and it appeared to be gone, but I did bump into Wash. National's Ryan Zimmerman
grocery shopping. Odd day. Oh also had FOS Myrtle Warbler and Palms (yellow)
today .


Dave Young
Reston, Virginia





















































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Subject: Old Trail, Crozet, VA 9/29/16
Date: Thu Sep 29 2016 13:49 pm
From: marshall AT faintich.net
 
37 avian species including 7 warbler species: Common Yellowthroat, American
Redstart, Cape May, Northern Parula, Black-throated Green, Magnolia, and a
close encounter with a Wilson's Warbler. Report and photos:




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

___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, 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: AMGP update
Date: Thu Sep 29 2016 12:52 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Hello all

This morning Elaine Carwile , Penny Warren & I went over to the Produce Auction off of Lumber Mill Rd . in Rockingham County to look for the Am . Golden Plovers . We started to scan the back fields & came up empty handed . After a while we heard one Plover calling & flying around but never landed . Soon afterwards we heard more . Once found we had 63 but after getting a little closer we had a total of 80 AM . Golden Plovers .
Good Luck & good birding . below is directions

--- On Thu, 9/29/16, Herbert Larner birdergonewild@yahoo.com [shenvalbirds] wrote:>
> Take I 81 north to Exit 240 . Turn left go to light
> & & stay straight Go to town of Bridgewater &
> turn right at light Rt 42 N Go to town of Dayton & at
> first light turn left onto Rt 257 W , Follow & past
> produce stand & go about anther mile or so & you
> will see sign for Produce Auction ( Lumber Mill Rd . )
> follow to you come to produce Auction & they are in
> front field about mid way & along Lumber Mill go to the
> closest silage pile ( white long plastic ) Look for birds in
> field to right of this silage pile . If not there go to
> back side of produce Auction & scan back fields .
>
>
>
> Allen Larner
>
> Staunton
>
> --------------------------------------------
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Subject: American White Pelicans in King George
Date: Thu Sep 29 2016 12:22 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Dear VA-Birders and Voice of the Naturalist

I am sorry but I heard back from the owners and they would like me to send this message to the birding community.The owners of this property in previous years were happy to allow people to look from the end of their private driveway along route 3 if they stayed only on the drive and right near route 3. However, last year's poor behavior by some birders and/or photographers when the Sandhill Cranes were there changed their mind. They no longer welcome birders/photographers on their property. Hopefully everyone will learn from this experience and will treat all private property with respect and care. If it is not posted as a park, we should never enter property without permission. Farley Vale Rd is a private road. Thanks
Fred Atwood

Frederick D. Atwood Flint Hill School, 10409 Academic Dr, Oakton, VA 22124 703-242-1675 http://www.agpix.com/fredatwoo... http://www.flinthill.org http://tea.armadaproject.org/t... https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

From: Frederick Atwood via va-bird
To: Lee Adams ; Scott Byrd
Cc: va-bird
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] American White Pelicans in King George

This is private property. Please do not enter the property until I hear back from the landowners about access. I have sent them an email notifying them of the sighting and I asked them about access. They were pretty upset by the behavior of some birders/photographers last year when the Sandhill Cranes were there.
Fred Atwood


      From: Lee Adams
To: Scott Byrd
Cc: va-bird
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] American White Pelicans in King George
 
At 6:32 the American White Pelicans were resting in a tight roosting group. Hard to tell how many because of their closeness, there were more than 15.

Lee Adams
Fredericksburg, VA

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: VARCOM announces that DOVES is now available
Date: Thu Sep 29 2016 7:34 am
From: Jeff.Trollinger AT dgif.virginia.gov
 
The Virginia Society of Ornithology is pleased to announce that its Database for Ornithological Verification and Submissions (DOVES) is up and running through the VARCOM link on the VSO website ( http://www.virginiabirds.org ). DOVES is a fully interactive website that enables users to file reports to the Virginia Avian Records Committee (VARCOM)  and to view the documentation, including photographs, of previously "Accepted" records.

DOVES has been a collaborative effort with Old Dominion University Computer Science students under the guidance of former VARCOM Chairman, Bob Ake. We encourage everyone to visit the DOVES site.

Jeff Trollinger
VSO President

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Subject: Harvey's Knob (28 Sep 2016) 535 Raptors
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 23:25 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 75 81
Bald Eagle 1 63 78
Northern Harrier 1 19 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 94 99
Cooper's Hawk 2 44 50
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 512 3801 3801
Red-tailed Hawk 1 37 49
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 52 60
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 535 4210 4266
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Baron Gibson

Observers: Carl Christensen, Darryl Martin, David Kirk

Visitors:
Betty Epperson, Bob Epperson & Bri Darnwell (Carls grand daughter) were on
hand to help spot & see the big group come through. Some Parkway goers
asking questions. Thanks to all for the extra eyes.


Weather:
Cool temps starting at 70F, dropping to 66F, a lot of low cloud cover moved
in & out throughout the day basically remaining @ 100% between the low &
high clouds. Winds were easterly @ a 1-B until the last hour of the watch
when the storm moved in & shut us down & wind increased to a 2-B.
Visibility ranged from a 2-4 depending on low cloud movement.

Raptor Observations:
I arrived just before the 11 hour to find there had already been 126
raptors counted between 9 11. During the 11 hour we had a very nice
flight of 283 Broadies counted. This group started popping up over the end
of the Knob, small groups kept popping up on both sides & over the top
ketteling & streaming, streaming & ketteling for a half hour or so. Most of
the Broadies were moving through at a rather slow pace with some
disappearing into the lower clouds not to be observed again,,,,I am certain
we missed birds, probably a lot, in this lower cloud layer. The last Birds
were a Northern Harrier followed by 1 broadie on the East side about 10
15 minutes before the rains came. Sharpies had a decent showing with 14
counted & an AEBE @11:59 who went south on the East side but we believe do
to the meandering of 4 Ravens in the general vicinity, this Eagle turned
around, headed north, crossed over the Knob to the NW valley, gained
altitude, then soared South. A good day on the Knob in what has been a
rather lack luster Broadie season once again.

Non-raptor Observations:
77 Monarchs counted but pretty sure we missed a lot as I was seeing lots of
small butterfly dots way out. Apprx 30 Blue jays counted. 2 Great crested
Fly catchers observed catching bugs, White Nut Hatch heard, Red tail hawk
(local) called out several times which was cool to hear. Have yet to hear
the Great Horned owl call this year ?? Stink bugs & Gnats were in force
today.

Predictions:
Chance of rain, low clouds & east wind for Thursday & Friday, good luck
gang, this was my last Wednesday counting for the season.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Baron Gibson (Hawkwatche215@gmail.com)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/...



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Subject: Late report from Huntley Sunday: Bay-breasted and Cape May warblers
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 22:04 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
The changing weather finally paid dividends on the Hike/Bike Trail, with the
best morning of the season. Possible Philly vireo, but I didn't get a good
enough look. Migrants included:



Greater yellowlegs 7

Lesser yellowlegs 1

Least sandpiper 8 (I'm sure that there were many more sandpipers that I
couldn't see from my side and w/o a scope)

Swift 6

Red-headed woodpecker 2 (rarely seen in this part of the park, flying high
overhead)

Flicker 7



Pewee 3

RE vireo 2

NRW swallow 30 (probably other species, but hard to see from this side)

House wren 1

Catbird 12

Thrasher 1



Ovenbird 1

B&W 4

Nashville 1

Yellowthroat 16

Redstart 7

Parula 7

Magnolia 4

Cape May 1

Blackpoll 1

Bay-breasted 1 (the "bay" looked quite pink to my eye-I've seen few fall
birds)

BT green 4



Towhee 2

Song sparrow 1

Bunting 5



Good mix of butterflies, including variegated fritillary and cloudless
sulphur, and a few dragonflies, including a gorgeous blue-faced meadowhawk.



Ben Jesup

Alexandria





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Subject: American White Pelicans in King George
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 21:28 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
This is private property. Please do not enter the property until I hear back from the landowners about access. I have sent them an email notifying them of the sighting and I asked them about access. They were pretty upset by the behavior of some birders/photographers last year when the Sandhill Cranes were there.
Fred Atwood


From: Lee Adams
To: Scott Byrd
Cc: va-bird
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] American White Pelicans in King George

At 6:32 the American White Pelicans were resting in a tight roosting group. Hard to tell how many because of their closeness, there were more than 15.

Lee Adams
Fredericksburg, VA

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Subject: Fallout of Pied-billed Grebes Augusta County
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 19:06 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 

>
> Hi everyone,
>
>
>
> With the find of 38 Pied-billed Grebes on Bell's Lane
> this morning, Allen Larner speculated that there were more
> to be found and boy was he right. We searched various ponds
> throughout Augusta County for about four hours and ended up
> with a mega, record-breaking number of 158!!!
>
>
>
> Other locations with double digit numbers of PBGRs were
> found at the Fishersville Quarry (23), the private pond on
> Old White Hill Road (28), Boy Scout Camp (12) and Western
> State (14).
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> Other finds of the day were:
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> Bell's
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> 6 BW Teal
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> 1 Black-crowned Night Heron
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> 2 Pectoral Sandpiper
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> 1 Gray-cheeked Thrush
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> McCune's
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> As we were getting out of the car, 11 Great Egrets were
> flying into the pond for landing! Beautiful sight.
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> Old White Hill
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> 1 American Wigeon
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> Smith's
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> 3 Great Egrets for a total of 14 for the day!
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> 1 Green Heron
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> 1 Black Duck
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> 1 Great Blue
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> The two Sandhill Cranes were still on Kiddsville Road.
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> I saw Jo King's report for McCormick's and they had
> 1 PBGR so that will make the grand total of 159!!!
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> What a day!!! Thanks Allen!!!
>
>
>
> Penny Warren
>
> Staunton


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Subject: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (28 Sep 2016) 623 Raptors
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 19:01 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 2016
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 51 1871 1902
Bald Eagle 3 102 102
Northern Harrier 5 130 133
Sharp-shinned Hawk 253 1157 1157
Cooper's Hawk 50 437 437
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 3 634 635
Red-tailed Hawk 1 61 61
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 146 2417 2422
Merlin 29 743 743
Peregrine Falcon 81 149 150
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1
Mississippi Kite 0 3 3

Total: 623 7708 7749
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bob Ake, Caroline Sankey, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty

Weather:
Moderate winds were mainly from the east southeast, with mostly cloudy
skies.

Raptor Observations:
We had a nice movement of accipiters today, and a very good flight of
peregrines this afternoon. Late in the day, we were treated to beautiful
views of peregrines gliding low over the platform in small groups.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Wilson's Snipe
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz@aol.com)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org



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Subject: American White Pelicans in King George
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 18:46 pm
From: leeloudenslageradams AT gmail.com
 
At 6:32 the American White Pelicans were resting in a tight roosting group. Hard to tell how many because of their closeness, there were more than 15.

Lee Adams
Fredericksburg, VA

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 28, 2016, at 19:34, Scott Byrd via va-bird wrote:
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>> On Sep 28, 2016 at 5:53 PM, wrote:
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>> Spotted about 15-20 American White Pelicans on the pond off of Farley Vale Dr in King George County.
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Subject: American White Pelicans in King George
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 18:35 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 

Pictures and map of location sighted.



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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (28 Sep 2016) 87 Raptors
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 18:08 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 273 314
Bald Eagle 0 116 146
Northern Harrier 2 39 42
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 457 472
Cooper's Hawk 2 117 129
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 20 23
Broad-winged Hawk 79 24825 24958
Red-tailed Hawk 0 46 55
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 4 4
American Kestrel 0 113 125
Merlin 2 21 22
Peregrine Falcon 0 16 16
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 7
Unknown Buteo 0 6 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 15 17
Mississippi Kite 0 4 5

Total: 87 26080 26343
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Visitors:
Jennifer Jowdy


Weather:
Rose Thomas was on board today shuttling between our primary site (Rockfish
Gap) and secondary site (Constitution Park, Waynesboro). The gap was socked
in with fog and drizzle or rain all day so the only birds that Rose found
were at the secondary site. Winds consisted of only a very mild N breeze.
22.8-27.8C temps. 100% cloud cover all day with a low, foggy ceiling and
visibility limited to 1 km.

Raptor Observations:
A flurry of 60 BWs between 11-12 and then slowing drastically thereafter.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Lots of rain.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (laubach@virginia.edu)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatc...



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Subject: American White Pelicans in King George
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 16:56 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 


Spotted about 15-20 American White Pelicans on the pond off of Farley Vale Dr in King George County.


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Subject: Ring·billed gulls
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 16:46 pm
From: stevejohnson2 AT verizon.net
 

I once encountered a flock of Laughing Gulls eating insects in a community park south of Tampa, Florida, around this time of year.

They were foraging on the ground, not on the wing. It seemed rather out-of-character for a "sea bird"; but if many gull species forage in parking lots and landfills, why not?

Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia


On Sep 28, 2016, at 9:28 AM, m b wrote:

> When visiting New England, I saw about 100 ringbilled gulls, along with a few herring gulls, seeming to be feeding on insects continuously from the air as if they were swallows. They were circling over a peninsula and I got a few pictures as they went round and round. Sure enough, at least one image of the few I shot shows a bird going after an insect. Has anyone seen this behavior before? I've seen gulls circling over a fishing boat before, but never in a cloud of insects eating on the wing.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mb from northern va
>
>
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> 2. Re: 3 Mississippi Kites (Bill Hohenstein)
> 3. Common Nighthawks - Virginia Beach (Karen Beatty)
> 4. Red-necked Phalaropes, Dyke Marsh picnic area, 1330, 10 Sept
> (Kurtcapt87)
> 5. Leesylvania SP migrants (Marc Ribaudo)
> 6. Mississippi Kite (Laubach, Victor E. (Vic) (vel8n))
> 7. MIKI at Wolf Trap & Goods Trail (Jeff Blalock)
> 8. Harvey's Knob (10 Sep 2016) 23 Raptors (reports@hawkcount.org)
> 9. Baird's Sandpipers Rockingham county (William Leigh)
> 10. Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (10 Sep 2016) 58 Raptors - MIKI
> (reports@hawkcount.org)
> 11. Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (10 Sep 2016) 107 Raptors
> (reports@hawkcount.org)
> 12. Snickers Gap (10 Sep 2016) 47 Raptors (reports@hawkcount.org)
> 13. Bairds (William Leigh)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 09:11:08 -0400
> From: Quinn Emmering
> To: "va-bird@listserve.com"
> Subject: [Va-bird] Common Gallinule at Dyke Marsh
> Message-ID:
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> Common gallinule in marsh south of trail (Haul Road) ~100 ft before start
> of Boardwalk. Observed through scope from first informal cut
> through/trail to bank. Foraging along edge of cattails with mallards.
>
> Will be submitting eBird record with crappy digiscope photo later this
> morning.
>
> Cheers!
> Quinn
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 16:13:05 +0000
> From: Bill Hohenstein
> To: Donald Sweig , "Laubach, Victor E. (Vic)
> (vel8n)"
> Cc: VA-bird , Shenvalbirds
> , "goodrich@Hawkmountain.org"
> , "monticellobirdalert@yahoogroups.com"
> , Julie Brown
> Subject: Re: [Va-bird] 3 Mississippi Kites
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> Hi All:
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>
> I also noted with interest the report of three Mississippi Kites migrating through Rockfish Gap. I'm wondering if it is possible to identify the kites by molt. I was able to get photos and video of the Green Springs Kites. Over time,I was able to distinguish the adults by the differences in molt. My guess is that there are not that many Kites that are observed at the Hawk Watching stations across the state. It would be interesting to know which way the Northern Virginia Kites are going.
>
>
> Maybe next year.
>
>
> Here is a link to my photos. All are from the Green Springs nest (which was not in a good place for public viewing). I was lucky enough to live two blocks away. I'd be interested in seeing photos of the Arlington and Alexandria birds -- if folks have any to share. Several of my videos show the feeding of the juvenile. Almost exclusively cicadas. I was also able to capture video of all three kites in a tree, calling in tandem to each other.
>
>
> Bill
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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
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>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: va-bird on behalf of Donald Sweig
> Sent: Friday, September 9, 2016 10:50 PM
> To: Laubach, Victor E. (Vic) (vel8n)
> Cc: goodrich@Hawkmountain.org; Shenvalbirds; VA-bird; monticellobirdalert@yahoogroups.com; Julie Brown
> Subject: Re: [Va-bird] 3 Mississippi Kites
>
> We had at least three, maybe four, families of Mississippi kites head south from Northern Virginia this week. (One from Arlington and at least two, maybe three, from Fairfax.)
> Rockfish gap is Southwest from Northern Virginia, so maybe you had one of our kite families pass through today.
> Donald Sweig
> Falls Church, Va.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Sep 9, 2016, at 5:02 PM, "Laubach, Victor E. (Vic) (vel8n)" wrote:
>>
>> We just had a family group of 3 Mississippi Kites fly through at Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch: 1 male, 1 female, 1 immature! They circled high in front of us for a about 6 minutes giving great looks through the scope (often with all 3 in the same field) before heading south down the east side of the Blue Ridge. Too distant for photos. We've never had 2 in one day at the hawk watch, and this gives us a new season record of 4 so far.
>>
>> Vic Laubach
>> Gabriel Mapel
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:17:16 -0400
> From: Karen Beatty
> To: post to list serv
> Subject: [Va-bird] Common Nighthawks - Virginia Beach
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> We had a nice flight of Common Nighthawks around 6:30 last night (9-9-16).
> Weather conditions look to be about the same so far today, so perhaps there
> will be a repeat performance today. See pictures of kettle and individuals
> in my eBird report......http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> Karen Beatty
> Virginia Beach
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> Message: 4
> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:34:08 -0400
> From: Kurtcapt87
> To: Virginia Birding
> Subject: [Va-bird] Red-necked Phalaropes, Dyke Marsh picnic area,
> 1330, 10 Sept
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> VA Birders,
> Two RNPH still located off the picnic area. Also both yellowlegs, least and Semipeep, pectoral, sanderling, and short-billed Dow. Plus 5 Black Terns.
> Kurt Gaskill
>
> Sent from my iPad
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>
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> Message: 5
> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:07:02 -0400
> From: "Marc Ribaudo"
> To: "VA-BIRD"
> Subject: [Va-bird] Leesylvania SP migrants
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> Birding was kind of slow for the 13 folks who attended the Northern Virginia Bird Club trip to Leesylvania State Park. Some of the traditionally birdy parts of park were relatively quiet with high heat and humidity and recent lack of cold fronts. But we were persistent and tallied 57 species, including 11 warblers, scarlet and summer tanagers, Baltimore oriole, yellow-bellied flycatcher, veery, and yellow-billed cuckoos. Among the warblers we got great looks at a northern waterthrush along the boardwalk, and a nice flurry of action at the small wetlands, including Cape May, northern parula, black-and-white, magnolia, and yellow warblers. The complete list is below.
>
> Marc Ribaudo
>
> Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
> Sep 10, 2016 7:01 AM - 11:31 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.8 mile(s)
> Comments: Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.5
> 57 species
>
> Mallard 4
> Double-crested Cormorant 4
> Great Blue Heron 2
> Osprey 2
> Bald Eagle 2
> Laughing Gull 20
> Ring-billed Gull 8
> Caspian Tern 1
> Forster's Tern 6
> Mourning Dove 3
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
> Chimney Swift 5
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
> Downy Woodpecker 7
> Hairy Woodpecker 3
> Northern Flicker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 9
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 10
> Blue Jay 5
> American Crow 4
> Fish Crow 2
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6
> Carolina Chickadee 10
> Tufted Titmouse 10
> White-breasted Nuthatch 6
> House Wren 1
> Carolina Wren 15
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
> Eastern Bluebird 4
> Veery 1
> American Robin 12
> Gray Catbird 1
> European Starling 8
> Cedar Waxwing 10
> Northern Waterthrush 1
> Black-and-white Warbler 6
> Common Yellowthroat 3
> American Redstart 2
> Cape May Warbler 4
> Northern Parula 2
> Magnolia Warbler 3
> Yellow Warbler 2
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
> Yellow-throated Warbler 2
> Prairie Warbler 1
> Chipping Sparrow 3
> Summer Tanager 1
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Northern Cardinal 10
> Common Grackle 8
> Baltimore Oriole 5
> House Finch 1
> American Goldfinch 6
>
>
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> Message: 6
> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 19:20:13 +0000
> From: "Laubach, Victor E. (Vic) (vel8n)"
> To: Shenvalbirds ,
> "monticellobirdalert@yahoogroups.com"
> , VA-bird
> Subject: [Va-bird] Mississippi Kite
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> Another MIKI (our 5th of the season) just flew over Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch just now! This one, a subadult, came in close to show off.
> -Vic Laubach
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
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>
> Message: 7
> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 15:57:48 -0400
> From: Jeff Blalock
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Subject: Old Trail, Crozet, VA; 9/28/16
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 13:47 pm
From: marshall AT faintich.net
 
6 warbler species: Magnolia, Cape May (juvenile or unusual variation),
Wilson's, Nashville, Palm, Common Yellowthroat, and a dozen Pied-billed
Grebes. Report and photos:




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



___________________________

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Crozet, VA

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www.faintich.net

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Subject: Loggerhead Shrike - Clarke Co.
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 13:09 pm
From: david.boltz4 AT gmail.com
 
There is a Loggerhead Shrike present on Featherbed Road, about .7 miles south of Rt 340. First seen and photographed by Bill Parkin this morning and right now by me. I am sitting at the driveway for #673 and have seen it on both sides of the road. This is the same general area where one and sometimes 2 were seen last fall and early winter.

Dave Boltz
Lake Frederick

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Subject: Early bird--Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 10:09 am
From: jaybirdncarol AT verizon.net
 
Good morning,

The rain just started here in Herndon. While looking out the window I saw a bird ruffling its feathers in the rain. To our surprise, it was a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. We don’t keep formal records, but this is a very early arrival of this specie in our yard.

Good birding to all,
Jay and Carol Hadlock
Herndon, VA (Fairfax County)
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Subject: Ring·billed gulls
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 9:05 am
From: leeloudenslageradams AT gmail.com
 
Every year at my house on the Rappahannock I have Ring-billed Gulls stage
an attack on migrating dragonflies, swirling 50 or 60 feet above my garden,
grabbling meals on wings.



On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 9:28 AM, m b wrote:

> When visiting New England, I saw about 100 ring·billed gulls, along with a
> few herring gulls, seeming to be feeding on insects continuously from the
> air as if they were swallows. They were circling over a peninsula and I got
> a few pictures as they went round and round. Sure enough, at least one
> image of the few I shot shows a bird going after an insect. Has anyone seen
> this behavior before? I've seen gulls circling over a fishing boat before,
> but never in a cloud of insects eating on the wing.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mb from northern va
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: va-bird-request@listserve.com
> Date:09/11/2016 8:51 AM (GMT-05:00)
> To: va-bird@listserve.com
> Subject: va-bird Digest, Vol 113, Issue 15
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> 1. Common Gallinule at Dyke Marsh (Quinn Emmering)
> 2. Re: 3 Mississippi Kites (Bill Hohenstein)
> 3. Common Nighthawks - Virginia Beach (Karen Beatty)
> 4. Red-necked Phalaropes, Dyke Marsh picnic area, 1330, 10 Sept
> (Kurtcapt87)
> 5. Leesylvania SP migrants (Marc Ribaudo)
> 6. Mississippi Kite (Laubach, Victor E. (Vic) (vel8n))
> 7. MIKI at Wolf Trap & Goods Trail (Jeff Blalock)
> 8. Harvey's Knob (10 Sep 2016) 23 Raptors (reports@hawkcount.org)
> 9. Baird's Sandpipers Rockingham county (William Leigh)
> 10. Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (10 Sep 2016) 58 Raptors - MIKI
> (reports@hawkcount.org)
> 11. Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (10 Sep 2016) 107 Raptors
> (reports@hawkcount.org)
> 12. Snickers Gap (10 Sep 2016) 47 Raptors (reports@hawkcount.org)
> 13. Bairds (William Leigh)
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 09:11:08 -0400
> From: Quinn Emmering
> To: "va-bird@listserve.com"
> Subject: [Va-bird] Common Gallinule at Dyke Marsh
> Message-ID:
>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>
> Common gallinule in marsh south of trail (Haul Road) ~100 ft before start
> of Boardwalk. Observed through scope from first informal cut
> through/trail to bank. Foraging along edge of cattails with mallards.
>
> Will be submitting eBird record with crappy digiscope photo later this
> morning.
>
> Cheers!
> Quinn
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 16:13:05 +0000
> From: Bill Hohenstein
> To: Donald Sweig , "Laubach, Victor E. (Vic)
> (vel8n)"
> Cc: VA-bird , Shenvalbirds
> , "goodrich@Hawkmountain.org"
> , "monticellobirdalert@yahoogroups.com"
> , Julie Brown
> Subject: Re: [Va-bird] 3 Mississippi Kites
> Message-ID:
> namprd20.prod.outlook.com>
>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> Hi All:
>
>
> I also noted with interest the report of three Mississippi Kites migrating
> through Rockfish Gap. I'm wondering if it is possible to identify the
> kites by molt. I was able to get photos and video of the Green Springs
> Kites. Over time,I was able to distinguish the adults by the differences
> in molt. My guess is that there are not that many Kites that are observed
> at the Hawk Watching stations across the state. It would be interesting to
> know which way the Northern Virginia Kites are going.
>
>
> Maybe next year.
>
>
> Here is a link to my photos. All are from the Green Springs nest (which
> was not in a good place for public viewing). I was lucky enough to live
> two blocks away. I'd be interested in seeing photos of the Arlington and
> Alexandria birds -- if folks have any to share. Several of my videos show
> the feeding of the juvenile. Almost exclusively cicadas. I was also able
> to capture video of all three kites in a tree, calling in tandem to each
> other.
>
>
> Bill
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: va-bird on behalf
> of Donald Sweig
> Sent: Friday, September 9, 2016 10:50 PM
> To: Laubach, Victor E. (Vic) (vel8n)
> Cc: goodrich@Hawkmountain.org; Shenvalbirds; VA-bird; monticellobirdalert@
> yahoogroups.com; Julie Brown
> Subject: Re: [Va-bird] 3 Mississippi Kites
>
> We had at least three, maybe four, families of Mississippi kites head
> south from Northern Virginia this week. (One from Arlington and at least
> two, maybe three, from Fairfax.)
> Rockfish gap is Southwest from Northern Virginia, so maybe you had one
> of our kite families pass through today.
> Donald Sweig
> Falls Church, Va.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Sep 9, 2016, at 5:02 PM, "Laubach, Victor E. (Vic) (vel8n)" <
> laubach@virginia.edu> wrote:
> >
> > We just had a family group of 3 Mississippi Kites fly through at
> Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch: 1 male, 1 female, 1 immature! They circled high
> in front of us for a about 6 minutes giving great looks through the scope
> (often with all 3 in the same field) before heading south down the east
> side of the Blue Ridge. Too distant for photos. We've never had 2 in one
> day at the hawk watch, and this gives us a new season record of 4 so far.
> >
> > Vic Laubach
> > Gabriel Mapel
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:17:16 -0400
> From: Karen Beatty
> To: post to list serv
> Subject: [Va-bird] Common Nighthawks - Virginia Beach
> Message-ID:
>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>
> We had a nice flight of Common Nighthawks around 6:30 last night (9-9-16).
> Weather conditions look to be about the same so far today, so perhaps there
> will be a repeat performance today. See pictures of kettle and individuals
> in my eBird report......http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> Karen Beatty
> Virginia Beach
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:34:08 -0400
> From: Kurtcapt87
> To: Virginia Birding
> Subject: [Va-bird] Red-necked Phalaropes, Dyke Marsh picnic area,
> 1330, 10 Sept
> Message-ID:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
> VA Birders,
> Two RNPH still located off the picnic area. Also both yellowlegs, least
> and Semipeep, pectoral, sanderling, and short-billed Dow. Plus 5 Black
> Terns.
> Kurt Gaskill
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:07:02 -0400
> From: "Marc Ribaudo"
> To: "VA-BIRD"
> Subject: [Va-bird] Leesylvania SP migrants
> Message-ID:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> Birding was kind of slow for the 13 folks who attended the Northern
> Virginia Bird Club trip to Leesylvania State Park. Some of the
> traditionally birdy parts of park were relatively quiet with high heat and
> humidity and recent lack of cold fronts. But we were persistent and
> tallied 57 species, including 11 warblers, scarlet and summer tanagers,
> Baltimore oriole, yellow-bellied flycatcher, veery, and yellow-billed
> cuckoos. Among the warblers we got great looks at a northern waterthrush
> along the boardwalk, and a nice flurry of action at the small wetlands,
> including Cape May, northern parula, black-and-white, magnolia, and yellow
> warblers. The complete list is below.
>
> Marc Ribaudo
>
> Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
> Sep 10, 2016 7:01 AM - 11:31 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.8 mile(s)
> Comments: Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.5
> 57 species
>
> Mallard 4
> Double-crested Cormorant 4
> Great Blue Heron 2
> Osprey 2
> Bald Eagle 2
> Laughing Gull 20
> Ring-billed Gull 8
> Caspian Tern 1
> Forster's Tern 6
> Mourning Dove 3
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
> Chimney Swift 5
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
> Downy Woodpecker 7
> Hairy Woodpecker 3
> Northern Flicker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 9
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 10
> Blue Jay 5
> American Crow 4
> Fish Crow 2
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6
> Carolina Chickadee 10
> Tufted Titmouse 10
> White-breasted Nuthatch 6
> House Wren 1
> Carolina Wren 15
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
> Eastern Bluebird 4
> Veery 1
> American Robin 12
> Gray Catbird 1
> European Starling 8
> Cedar Waxwing 10
> Northern Waterthrush 1
> Black-and-white Warbler 6
> Common Yellowthroat 3
> American Redstart 2
> Cape May Warbler 4
> Northern Parula 2
> Magnolia Warbler 3
> Yellow Warbler 2
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
> Yellow-throated Warbler 2
> Prairie Warbler 1
> Chipping Sparrow 3
> Summer Tanager 1
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Northern Cardinal 10
> Common Grackle 8
> Baltimore Oriole 5
> House Finch 1
> American Goldfinch 6
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 19:20:13 +0000
> From: "Laubach, Victor E. (Vic) (vel8n)"
> To: Shenvalbirds ,
> "monticellobirdalert@yahoogroups.com"
> , VA-bird
> Subject: [Va-bird] Mississippi Kite
> Message-ID:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>
> Another MIKI (our 5th of the season) just flew over Rockfish Gap Hawk
> Watch just now! This one, a subadult, came in close to show off.
> -Vic Laubach
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 15:57:48 -0400
> From: Jeff Blalock
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Subject: Ring·billed gulls
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 8:31 am
From: marlabeth AT hotmail.com
 
When visiting New England, I saw about 100 ring·billed gulls, along with a few herring gulls, seeming to be feeding on insects continuously from the air as if they were swallows. They were circling over a peninsula and I got a few pictures as they went round and round. Sure enough, at least one image of the few I shot shows a bird going after an insect. Has anyone seen this behavior before? I've seen gulls circling over a fishing boat before, but never in a cloud of insects eating on the wing.

Thanks,

Mb from northern va


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Today's Topics:

1. Common Gallinule at Dyke Marsh (Quinn Emmering)
2. Re: 3 Mississippi Kites (Bill Hohenstein)
3. Common Nighthawks - Virginia Beach (Karen Beatty)
4. Red-necked Phalaropes, Dyke Marsh picnic area, 1330, 10 Sept
(Kurtcapt87)
5. Leesylvania SP migrants (Marc Ribaudo)
6. Mississippi Kite (Laubach, Victor E. (Vic) (vel8n))
7. MIKI at Wolf Trap & Goods Trail (Jeff Blalock)
8. Harvey's Knob (10 Sep 2016) 23 Raptors (reports@hawkcount.org)
9. Baird's Sandpipers Rockingham county (William Leigh)
10. Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (10 Sep 2016) 58 Raptors - MIKI
(reports@hawkcount.org)
11. Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (10 Sep 2016) 107 Raptors
(reports@hawkcount.org)
12. Snickers Gap (10 Sep 2016) 47 Raptors (reports@hawkcount.org)
13. Bairds (William Leigh)


----------------------------------------------------------------------

Message: 1
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 09:11:08 -0400
From: Quinn Emmering
To: "va-bird@listserve.com"
Subject: [Va-bird] Common Gallinule at Dyke Marsh
Message-ID:

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Common gallinule in marsh south of trail (Haul Road) ~100 ft before start
of Boardwalk. Observed through scope from first informal cut
through/trail to bank. Foraging along edge of cattails with mallards.

Will be submitting eBird record with crappy digiscope photo later this
morning.

Cheers!
Quinn


------------------------------

Message: 2
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 16:13:05 +0000
From: Bill Hohenstein
To: Donald Sweig , "Laubach, Victor E. (Vic)
(vel8n)"
Cc: VA-bird , Shenvalbirds
, "goodrich@Hawkmountain.org"
, "monticellobirdalert@yahoogroups.com"
, Julie Brown
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] 3 Mississippi Kites
Message-ID:


Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

Hi All:


I also noted with interest the report of three Mississippi Kites migrating through Rockfish Gap. I'm wondering if it is possible to identify the kites by molt. I was able to get photos and video of the Green Springs Kites. Over time,I was able to distinguish the adults by the differences in molt. My guess is that there are not that many Kites that are observed at the Hawk Watching stations across the state. It would be interesting to know which way the Northern Virginia Kites are going.


Maybe next year.


Here is a link to my photos. All are from the Green Springs nest (which was not in a good place for public viewing). I was lucky enough to live two blocks away. I'd be interested in seeing photos of the Arlington and Alexandria birds -- if folks have any to share. Several of my videos show the feeding of the juvenile. Almost exclusively cicadas. I was also able to capture video of all three kites in a tree, calling in tandem to each other.


Bill


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




________________________________
From: va-bird on behalf of Donald Sweig
Sent: Friday, September 9, 2016 10:50 PM
To: Laubach, Victor E. (Vic) (vel8n)
Cc: goodrich@Hawkmountain.org; Shenvalbirds; VA-bird; monticellobirdalert@yahoogroups.com; Julie Brown
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] 3 Mississippi Kites

We had at least three, maybe four, families of Mississippi kites head south from Northern Virginia this week. (One from Arlington and at least two, maybe three, from Fairfax.)
Rockfish gap is Southwest from Northern Virginia, so maybe you had one of our kite families pass through today.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Va.

Sent from my iPad

> On Sep 9, 2016, at 5:02 PM, "Laubach, Victor E. (Vic) (vel8n)" wrote:
>
> We just had a family group of 3 Mississippi Kites fly through at Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch: 1 male, 1 female, 1 immature! They circled high in front of us for a about 6 minutes giving great looks through the scope (often with all 3 in the same field) before heading south down the east side of the Blue Ridge. Too distant for photos. We've never had 2 in one day at the hawk watch, and this gives us a new season record of 4 so far.
>
> Vic Laubach
> Gabriel Mapel
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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:17:16 -0400
From: Karen Beatty
To: post to list serv
Subject: [Va-bird] Common Nighthawks - Virginia Beach
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We had a nice flight of Common Nighthawks around 6:30 last night (9-9-16).
Weather conditions look to be about the same so far today, so perhaps there
will be a repeat performance today. See pictures of kettle and individuals
in my eBird report......http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

Karen Beatty
Virginia Beach


------------------------------

Message: 4
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:34:08 -0400
From: Kurtcapt87
To: Virginia Birding
Subject: [Va-bird] Red-necked Phalaropes, Dyke Marsh picnic area,
1330, 10 Sept
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VA Birders,
Two RNPH still located off the picnic area. Also both yellowlegs, least and Semipeep, pectoral, sanderling, and short-billed Dow. Plus 5 Black Terns.
Kurt Gaskill

Sent from my iPad


------------------------------

Message: 5
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:07:02 -0400
From: "Marc Ribaudo"
To: "VA-BIRD"
Subject: [Va-bird] Leesylvania SP migrants
Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

Birding was kind of slow for the 13 folks who attended the Northern Virginia Bird Club trip to Leesylvania State Park. Some of the traditionally birdy parts of park were relatively quiet with high heat and humidity and recent lack of cold fronts. But we were persistent and tallied 57 species, including 11 warblers, scarlet and summer tanagers, Baltimore oriole, yellow-bellied flycatcher, veery, and yellow-billed cuckoos. Among the warblers we got great looks at a northern waterthrush along the boardwalk, and a nice flurry of action at the small wetlands, including Cape May, northern parula, black-and-white, magnolia, and yellow warblers. The complete list is below.

Marc Ribaudo

Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
Sep 10, 2016 7:01 AM - 11:31 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.8 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.5
57 species

Mallard 4
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 2
Osprey 2
Bald Eagle 2
Laughing Gull 20
Ring-billed Gull 8
Caspian Tern 1
Forster's Tern 6
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Chimney Swift 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 7
Hairy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 9
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 10
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6
Carolina Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 15
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 4
Veery 1
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 8
Cedar Waxwing 10
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 6
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 2
Cape May Warbler 4
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 3
Yellow Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Prairie Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Summer Tanager 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 10
Common Grackle 8
Baltimore Oriole 5
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 6


------------------------------

Message: 6
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 19:20:13 +0000
From: "Laubach, Victor E. (Vic) (vel8n)"
To: Shenvalbirds ,
"monticellobirdalert@yahoogroups.com"
, VA-bird
Subject: [Va-bird] Mississippi Kite
Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

Another MIKI (our 5th of the season) just flew over Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch just now! This one, a subadult, came in close to show off.
-Vic Laubach

Sent from my iPhone

------------------------------

Message: 7
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 15:57:48 -0400
From: Jeff Blalock
To: VA-BIRD



Subject: eBird Reports
Date: Wed Sep 28 2016 8:16 am
From: jcbabirder AT gcronline.com
 
Greetings all

I updated my iPhone 6 operating system to 10.0.2 the other day and now I am not receiving any of my eBird Rare Bird or Needs Reports and wanted to check and see if anyone else is having the same problem

Please email me directly

Thank you.

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
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Subject: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (27 Sep 2016) 87 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 27 2016 20:47 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 27, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 13 1820 1851
Bald Eagle 0 99 99
Northern Harrier 0 125 128
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27 904 904
Cooper's Hawk 7 387 387
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 631 632
Red-tailed Hawk 0 60 60
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 13 2271 2276
Merlin 26 714 714
Peregrine Falcon 1 68 69
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 3 3

Total: 87 7085 7126
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Caroline Sankey, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty

Weather:
Southwest winds started out moderate, becoming very light in the afternoon.
Skies were overcast. There was some rain in the afternoon, at one point
enough to suspend the count from 12:15-13:00.

Raptor Observations:
Very slow day.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Field Sparrow
1 House Wren
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz@aol.com)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org



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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (27 Sep 2016) 3293 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 27 2016 20:10 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 27, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 271 312
Bald Eagle 8 116 146
Northern Harrier 1 37 40
Sharp-shinned Hawk 30 457 472
Cooper's Hawk 3 115 127
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 20 23
Broad-winged Hawk 3236 24746 24879
Red-tailed Hawk 1 46 55
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 4 4
American Kestrel 2 113 125
Merlin 0 19 20
Peregrine Falcon 1 16 16
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 7
Unknown Buteo 0 6 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 15 17
Mississippi Kite 0 4 5

Total: 3293 25993 26256
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter, Multiple Counters

Observers: Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter

Visitors:
A few folks ventured up to the mountaintop on this lovely fall day-

Kim Harrell(Richmond), Joe and Jan Thomas, Lisa Standley, Nancy Weiss, Cole
Burrell, Dave and Cassie Ditmer (Ohio).


Weather:
Gorgeous! Light NW-NNW-N breeze dimishing to almost non-existent. Temp
ranged 17.6c>21.6c and lots of cloud cover providing perfect backdrop
against bright blue sky that greatly helped in locating the many sailing
and kettling specs.

Raptor Observations:
What a day! It was non-stop action throughout the day. The broad-wings
started early and they kept a'comin! Streaming, kettling, single birds,
small groups and BIG kettles. Earlier flights tracked far out to the west
over Waynesboro on the NW wind and by late morning as winds shifted more to
the north they tracked overhead to far out to the east over Rockfish
Valley. By afternoon they were all over the sky!

Dave Hunter called our attention to a BIG kettle of leaves to the east
side. Wait a minute...there wasn't any wind for there to be a mass of
swirling leaves. Had to be Broadwings! Counter Brenda jumped up and there
they were, a swarm of swirling specs, a smaller kettle feeding up into the
larger one, approximately 400 BW at 1:40pm EST.

Hourly count - BW: 17(8:15-9), 411(9-10), 273(10-11), 262(11-12), 89(12-1),
673(1-2), 500(2-3), 563(3-4), 447(4-4:45).

Nice flight of Bald Eagles including two adults that flew in together at
2:23 followed by a 3rd adult within one minute following same track.
Adults:(2:23(2), 2:24); 3rd yr:(11:01, 3:01, 3:20); unaged:(11:36, 3:47).

At 2:42 counter Brenda picked up a sailing Golden Eagle (adult) low and
fairly close in off to the east. Dave Hunter and Kim immediately picked up
on a second Golden (unaged) following right on the heels of the first one
along the same track.

High flyover adult Peregrine Falcon (1:24pm) and unaged Northern Harrier
(10:43).

Non-raptor Observations:
Lots of blue jays, chimney swifts and tree swallows. No official count
today.

Tennessee Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler

Monarch Butterfly: 52
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brenda Tekin (brenda@birdsofvirginia.com)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatc...



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Subject: Harvey's Knob (27 Sep 2016) 558 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 27 2016 19:11 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 27, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 74 80
Bald Eagle 6 62 77
Northern Harrier 1 18 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 80 85
Cooper's Hawk 3 42 48
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 13
Broad-winged Hawk 536 3289 3289
Red-tailed Hawk 2 36 48
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 50 58
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 2 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 558 3675 3731
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Carl Christensen

Observers: Barry Kinzie, Mike Crowder, Teresa Kinzie

Visitors:
18 hikers heading south on the ATV and not many stopping trying to get
ahead of the rain tomorrow. Traffic was heavy on the Parkway with few
stopping.

Had a few extra sets of eyes. A special thanks to Mark, Dan, Kristine and
Jerome. We had enough activity for all of us to get involved. May have left
one or two out. I apologize for that.


Weather:
Overall, a pleasant day with temperatures ranging from 15C to 23C. Clear
with excellent visibility all day. Cloud cover ranged from 10-60%
throughout the day. Winds from the NW early from 2-3 and diminishing to
calm mid day and picking up from the NE mid afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Raptors observed in both east and west valleys and over the Knob. 1 large
kettle observed in the 12 to 1 time period and another in the 1 to 2 time
period. Most were high but could be seen w/o binoculars once spotted.
ABE @ 12:50
ABE @ 1:46
IBE @ 1:46
ABE @ 1:58
ABE @ 3:10
IBE @ 3:15


Non-raptor Observations:
Blue jays coming through today; 48 counted. Monarch numbers up also with 36
counted.

Predictions:
Chances of rain increasing in the afternoon by the hour. But it should be a
decent start for the day before then. Good luck!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Carl Christianson ()
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/...



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Subject: Old Trail, Crozet, VA 9/26-27/16
Date: Tue Sep 27 2016 15:24 pm
From: marshall AT faintich.net
 
44 avian species including 9 warbler species, Swainson's and Gray-cheeked
Thrushes, and Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Report and photos:




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



__________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, 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: Odd assortment of birds in the past days
Date: Tue Sep 27 2016 10:39 am
From: drgerco AT hotmail.com
 
These past few days have bought in an interesting or odd assortment of birds to the yard. This weekend a very late Great-crested Flycatcher flew over and landed in the tree behind the house. It called a few times and moved on.  This is unlike a juvenile Eastern Wood Pewee whom seems to be taken up residence in the yard.
Warbler migration is still ongoing although the numbers are dwindling. This morning a Northern Parula and a male Black-throated Warbler were seen. A single Scarlet Tanager (male) is still present and two Red-eyed Vireo still chase other birds.
After a hiatus a few days, a single Ruby-throated Hummingbird is hanging out at our feeders. One bird with 3 feeders, this ought to be one happy camper.
Blue Jay migration is gearing up. This morning I counted 77 birds flying over and now we are waiting for the massive flocks to arrive. A few birds checked out our feeders, but they do not linger to much. Now that I crush the peanuts (instead of whole ones) the Blue Jays loose interest quickly and our peanut supply lasts a lot longer.
A lone Ruby-crowned Kinglet was seen this morning as well as a Northern Flicker. Although they are fairly regular birds in Northern Loudoun County, we do not get a lot of them. Yesterday, a small flock of about 7-8 birds was foraging in the yard. That was cool. A beautiful Red-headed Woodpecker was about to approach our feeder platform, until I got a little to excited about this bird. The woodpecker did a nice 180 mid air and was gone. Hopefully it'll be back later. The First of Season (FOS) Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was seen yesterday.
Bald Eagles are on the move as well. Last Sunday we saw two adults soaring over and yesterday morning a 3rd year juvenile was sitting in a large tree along the road. Along that same road, I spooked a merlin (female) on my way to work and a American Kestrel was less than pleased too. Guess now that the road has been milled, all cars are a lot noisier for the time being.
Happy birding.
Gerco
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Subject: Red-headed Woodpeckers Nelson County
Date: Tue Sep 27 2016 7:58 am
From: super AT buteobooks.com
 
About four weeks ago, Red-headed Woodpeckers arrived in a forested
track near Rockfish Depot in Nelson County where we live. This species
is uncommon in Virginia's Piedmont. A few breeding pairs have been
observed in Albemarle County and the species was present in the Piney
River area this summer, but I don't know of other known breeding RHWO
locations in Nelson County.

Every day, we've heard numerous RHWO vocalizing and foraging in the
vicinity of the house and in the surroundmature forested acres. I've
seen three adults at a time and suspect there are as many as a dozen
RHWOs present. These birds are very vocal and produce a variety of
calls in addition to their signature call. These woods are somewhat
open as the large (and dying) red oaks were logged about three years
ago.

Anyway, this phenomena is unusual and I wonder if anyone else has
observed such an invasion and will these birds remain in the area for
the winter?

Allen Hale

--
Allen Hale
East District Supervisor
Nelson County
3130 Laurel Road
Shipman, VA 22971
434-263-4842

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Subject: Mendota Fire Tower (26 Sep 2016) 11 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 21:24 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 26, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 4 4
Bald Eagle 0 7 7
Northern Harrier 0 5 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 17 17
Cooper's Hawk 0 9 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 9 4108 4108
Red-tailed Hawk 0 11 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 5 5
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 11 4175 4175
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Mike Sanders

Observers:

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Mostly cloudy skies and hazy conditions. Temperature: Low 65F, high 80F.
Wind S/SE, variable speeds.

Raptor Observations:
Slow day. All raptors were seen below eye level.

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-breasted Nuthatch: 1
Red-headed WP: 1
Common Raven: 2
A few Juncos

Predictions:
A cold front is moving through which may bring rain tomorrow. However,
after the front moves through conditions may be favorable for seeing more
raptors, especially Wednesday. There are still birds in the "pipeline" N/NE
of us (Snickers Gap reported 1702 raptors yesterday, Rockfish Gap had 1168
today)
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (roneharrin@bvu.net)


Site Description:
The Mendota Fire Tower Hawkwatch site is located atop Clinch Mountain at
the abandoned fire tower near Mendota, Virginia. A hawkwatch has been
conducted during fall migration each year since 1958 at this site.
Clinch Mountain is a 150 mile long ridge that runs from near Burke's Garden
in Tazewell County, Virginia to Blaine, Tennessee. It runs generally
Northeast to Southwest and divides the Clinch River drainage to the north
and the Holston River drainage to the south.
The site is on the Russell and Washington County lines and is at an
elevation of 3000 feet As is usual with a fire tower location there is a
360 degree view with Moccasin Valley and Pine Mountain to the North and
Mendota and the Holston River to the south.
Access to this site requires a moderately strenuous 25 minute hike on the
old fire tower access road. There are no facilities so be sure to bring
water, sunscreen, raingear, chair, snacks and lunch and binoculars. There
are no restrooms.

Directions to site:
TRAVELING FROM LEBANON/RICHLANDS/GRUNDY
Take Route 19 towards Abingdon. At Hansonville turn right on Route 58.
Travel 3.3 miles then turn left on Moccasin Valley Road (Route 613). Travel
9.9 miles on Moccasin Valley Road then turn left on Tower Road (County Road
612). Travel 2.7 miles on Tower Road. On the left there will be a rutted
dirt road, park nearby and walk to the tower on the dirt road.

TRAVELING FROM ABINGDON VIRGINIA
Take Route 19 towards Lebanon. After crossing the North Fork Holston River
turn left onto Mendota Road (Route 802). Travel 14.1 miles on Mendota Road.
Turn right onto Pinnacle Road. Travel 3 miles on Pinnacle Road. There will
be a rutted dirt road on the right. Park nearby and walk to the tower on
the rutted dirt road.

TRAVELING FROM BRISTOL, VA
Take Virginia Exit 1 on I-81. Take Route 58/421 towards Gate City, VA. Take
Gate City Highway (Route 58/421) 11 miles then turn right on Route 615.
Travel approximately 6 miles on Route 615 then turn left on Route 614, then
right on Route 802 at MendotaTravel approximately 1 mile on Route 802 then
turn laft on Pinnacle Road. Travel 3 miles on Pinnacle Road. On the right
there will be a rutted dirt road. Park nearby then walk to the tower on the
rutted dirt road.


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Subject: FOS Purple Finch - Compton Mt
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 19:48 pm
From: rogermayhorn AT gmail.com
 




In spite of the threatening weather and windy conditions today 30 species
were found around the yard. I was surprised to find another Philadelphia
Vireo. That's the third one in the past couple of weeks. Another Summer
Tanager came in today. That's 2 in 2 days. Only 5 warbler species today:
Worm-eating, Tennessee, American Redstart, Blackpoll and a Black-throated
Green. The complete list is below.

I was also surprised to see my FOS Purple Finch.

Roger Mayhorn

Compton Mt



30 species


1

Turkey Vulture


47

Mourning Dove


1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird


1

Downy Woodpecker


1

Hairy Woodpecker


1

Northern Flicker


1

Eastern Kingbird


1

Philadelphia Vireo


4

Blue Jay


2

Tufted Titmouse


3

Eastern Bluebird


1

Gray-cheeked Thrush


7

Swainson's Thrush


3

Wood Thrush


3

American Robin


7

Gray Catbird


1

Worm-eating Warbler


1

Tennessee Warbler


2

American Redstart


1

Blackpoll Warbler


1

Black-throated Green Warbler


1

Song Sparrow


2

Eastern Towhee


1

Summer Tanager


1

Scarlet Tanager


7

Northern Cardinal


1

Rose-breasted Grosbeak


2

Indigo Bunting


1

Purple Finch


4

American Goldfinch





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Subject: Sky Meadows SP-Shearman's Mill Loop (Fauquier Co.) - Conn. Warbler, Phila. Vireo, RB Grosbeak, Swainson's and Wood Thrush, 9 Warbler Species
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 19:00 pm
From: david.boltz4 AT gmail.com
 
Oops, those were 2 Scarlet, not Summer Tanagers.

Dave Boltz

-----Original Message-----
From: David Boltz
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 4:35 PM
To: va-bird@listserve.com
Subject: Sky Meadows SP-Shearman's Mill Loop (Fauquier Co.) - Conn. Warbler,
Phila. Vireo, RB Grosbeak, Swainson's and Wood Thrush, 9 Warbler Species

Bill Parkin and I arrived at Sky Meadows SP around 8:10 this morning.
Initially, things were very quiet, with very little bird activity. When we
crossed over the Blue Ridge on Rt. 50/17 coming from the west, things turned
from bright overcast in the west to foggy on the mountain tops on the east
side. There was even a light mist in the air part of the time we were there.
It was nearly 10 a.m. until things started stirring. Not too far after we
crossed the foot bridge on Shearman's Mill Loop we encountered a very
diverse and active group of migrants. Most noteworthy was a well seen
Philadelphia Vireo along the creek. The previously reported first year
Connecticut Warbler was with other warblers for a short while and then took
its own route along the creek. I got 3 quick but definitive looks, but no
photo op. Bill did not see more than the movement in the last bush where we
saw it. We spent a while looking for it again, then walked the loop, came
back, and still no luck. It was seen along the lower part of the loop along
the creek, not too far from the foot bridge, and very near the spot where
there is a Screech Owl box laying on the ground along the path.

We did see and hear Wood and Swainson's Thrush, and at least 8 other Warbler
species, including a group of 4 Tennessee Warblers. With reports of
Sapsuckers elsewhere over the weekend, we were hoping for a 7 woodpecker
day, but no Sapsuckers were seen by us.

A word of caution. We did find a rather large pile of bear scat on the
trail, on the way up the hill after the loop turns at the end. Bill and I
had a close (15 yard) encounter with a single bear in this same area last
spring, so be alert.

Dave Boltz
Lake Frederick, Frederick Co.

Sky Meadows SP--Shearman's Mill Loop, Fauquier, Virginia, US
Sep 26, 2016 8:10 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
54 species

Canada Goose 35
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 8
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Eastern Phoebe 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 11
American Crow 5
Common Raven 2
Carolina Chickadee 14
Tufted Titmouse 13
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Eastern Bluebird 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 20
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 250
Cedar Waxwing 25
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 4
Connecticut Warbler 1 First fall bird. Solid brownish above, complete
brownish hood, complete eye-ring, yellowish underneath (extending all the
way to tail), somewhat large bill.
Common Yellowthroat 6
American Redstart 1
Cape May Warbler 2
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Summer Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 6
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Common Grackle 2
American Goldfinch 6

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Subject: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (26 Sep 2016) 506 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 18:37 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 26, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 41 1807 1838
Bald Eagle 3 99 99
Northern Harrier 9 125 128
Sharp-shinned Hawk 206 877 877
Cooper's Hawk 49 380 380
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 29 631 632
Red-tailed Hawk 3 60 60
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 137 2258 2263
Merlin 25 688 688
Peregrine Falcon 4 67 68
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 3 3

Total: 506 6998 7039
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Caroline Sankey, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty

Weather:
Southeast winds became more southerly late in the afternoon. Windspeed was
light to moderate, and strongest during the middle of the day. Cloud cover
was variable, with mostly clear skies in the morning becoming partly cloudy
and eventually overcast.

Raptor Observations:
There was a nice little push of Sharp-shinned Hawk and kestrel movement
during late morning and early afternoon, but things became very slow at the
end of the day. Perhaps this was a result of the wind shift.

Non-raptor Observations:
123 Northern Flickers
1 Field Sparrow
1 Pileated Woodpecker

23 Monarchs
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz@aol.com)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org



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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (26 Sep 2016) 1168 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 17:13 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 26, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 263 304
Bald Eagle 3 108 138
Northern Harrier 0 36 39
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 427 442
Cooper's Hawk 0 112 124
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 19 22
Broad-winged Hawk 1152 21510 21643
Red-tailed Hawk 0 45 54
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 2 111 123
Merlin 0 19 20
Peregrine Falcon 1 15 15
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 7
Unknown Buteo 0 6 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 15 17
Mississippi Kite 0 4 5

Total: 1168 22700 22963
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers: Brenda Tekin

Visitors:
Daniel & Mary Mapel and Jennifer Jowdy.


Weather:
Overcast all day with low, dark, gloomy clouds until 10:30am EST. Sunny
from 2-3pm before clouds rolled back in. Strong 29-38km/h winds all day
shifting from S to SE. 21.7-23C. Rockfish Gap was socked in with fog all
day so the alternate count site (Constitution Park, Waynesboro) was used.


Raptor Observations:
Despite the weather we squeezed out another really good Broad-wing day!
The birds immediately started flying as soon as the dark, gloomy clouds
broke up at 10:30. Good, steady movement throughout the day. Hourly BW
Count: 117 (10:15-11), 439 (11-12), 339 (12-1), 155 (1-2), 98 (2-3), 4
(3-4). From 10:30-12 many Broad-wings came streaming by heading south low,
close and fast. A lot of nice, tall kettles (the largest one containing
160 birds) in the early afternoon once the birds got higher up. For the
rest of the day the Broad-wings came in scattered groups of 3-20. Three
Bald Eagles (12:53 immature and two adults at 2:45 and 3:12) and a
Peregrine Falcon (unaged) at 12:55.
First Bird: 10:15 BW, Last Bird: 3:12 BE.

Non-raptor Observations:
35 Canada Geese, 11 DC Cormorants, 179 Chimney Swifts, 2 Hummingbirds, 3
Red-headed Woodpeckers, 21 Flickers, 130 Blue Jays, 34 Tree Swallows, 60
Waxwings and 41 Monarch Butterflies.

Predictions:
Low-70s, cloudy becoming sunny, possible fog in the morning, light south
winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (birdmangabriel@yahoo.com)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatc...



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Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 16:49 pm
From: gbhrlh AT cox.net
 
Birders,

Rosemarie spotted a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak at a feeder in our yard.

Happy birding,

George Harris
Gloucester


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Subject: Sky Meadows SP-Shearman's Mill Loop (Fauquier Co.) - Conn. Warbler, Phila. Vireo, RB Grosbeak, Swainson's and Wood Thrush, 9 Warbler Species
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 15:43 pm
From: david.boltz4 AT gmail.com
 
Bill Parkin and I arrived at Sky Meadows SP around 8:10 this morning.
Initially, things were very quiet, with very little bird activity. When we
crossed over the Blue Ridge on Rt. 50/17 coming from the west, things turned
from bright overcast in the west to foggy on the mountain tops on the east
side. There was even a light mist in the air part of the time we were there.
It was nearly 10 a.m. until things started stirring. Not too far after we
crossed the foot bridge on Shearman's Mill Loop we encountered a very
diverse and active group of migrants. Most noteworthy was a well seen
Philadelphia Vireo along the creek. The previously reported first year
Connecticut Warbler was with other warblers for a short while and then took
its own route along the creek. I got 3 quick but definitive looks, but no
photo op. Bill did not see more than the movement in the last bush where we
saw it. We spent a while looking for it again, then walked the loop, came
back, and still no luck. It was seen along the lower part of the loop along
the creek, not too far from the foot bridge, and very near the spot where
there is a Screech Owl box laying on the ground along the path.

We did see and hear Wood and Swainson's Thrush, and at least 8 other Warbler
species, including a group of 4 Tennessee Warblers. With reports of
Sapsuckers elsewhere over the weekend, we were hoping for a 7 woodpecker
day, but no Sapsuckers were seen by us.

A word of caution. We did find a rather large pile of bear scat on the
trail, on the way up the hill after the loop turns at the end. Bill and I
had a close (15 yard) encounter with a single bear in this same area last
spring, so be alert.

Dave Boltz
Lake Frederick, Frederick Co.

Sky Meadows SP--Shearman's Mill Loop, Fauquier, Virginia, US
Sep 26, 2016 8:10 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
54 species

Canada Goose 35
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 8
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Eastern Phoebe 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 11
American Crow 5
Common Raven 2
Carolina Chickadee 14
Tufted Titmouse 13
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Eastern Bluebird 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 20
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 250
Cedar Waxwing 25
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 4
Connecticut Warbler 1 First fall bird. Solid brownish above, complete
brownish hood, complete eye-ring, yellowish underneath (extending all the
way to tail), somewhat large bill.
Common Yellowthroat 6
American Redstart 1
Cape May Warbler 2
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Summer Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 6
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Common Grackle 2
American Goldfinch 6

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Subject: eBird Report - Grandview Nature Preserve, Sep 26, 2016
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 14:50 pm
From: rwpeterman AT verizon.net
 
Weather was partly cloudy with strong north and east wind. Temperature
started in the low 60s and climbed into the 70s. Low Tide was around 12:30
PM

Grandview Nature Preserve, Hampton, Virginia, US
Sep 26, 2016 8:15 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments: Quarterly Bird Survey of Grandview as part of the Western
Shore Marshes IBA which Hampton Roads Bird Club is responsible
31 species (+1 other taxa)

Double-crested Cormorant 44
Brown Pelican 7
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 9
Snowy Egret 2
Osprey 8
Bald Eagle 2
Clapper Rail 1
Black-bellied Plover 5
Semipalmated Plover 12
Ruddy Turnstone 8
Sanderling 95
Dunlin 2
Least Sandpiper 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper 3
Willet 8
Laughing Gull 5
Ring-billed Gull 15
Herring Gull 3
Great Black-backed Gull 6
Forster's Tern 1
Royal Tern 5
Mourning Dove 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Pine Warbler 1
Nelson's/Saltmarsh Sparrow (Sharp-tailed Sparrow) 2
Seaside Sparrow 3
Savannah Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1

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Pete Peterman
Hampton Roads Bird Club

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Subject: Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 13:36 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
A large group of more than 25 birders took part in today's Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk, and tallied 58 species.  The most attention was paid to identifying the many shorebirds collected in the central wetlands.  While last week's Long Billed Dowitcher was gone, we did find several Stilt Sandpipers, both species of Yellowlegs, and a nice mix of Least, Semipalmated, and pectoral sandpipers.  The Red-headed Woodpecker population is growing.  We heard at least 4 Acadian Flycatchers.  Since our resident population seems to have migrated already, this groups was thought to be more northern based birds also on their way.   A pair of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, a female Scarlet Tanager, a large group of Chimney Swifts, and a lone Baltimore Oriole rounded out our list.
Canada Goose  30
Wood Duck  8
Mallard  1
Mallard (Domestic type)  1
Great Blue Heron  6
Great Egret  6
Green Heron  3
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Stilt Sandpiper  3
Least Sandpiper  20
Pectoral Sandpiper  4
Semipalmated Sandpiper  4
Greater Yellowlegs  11
Lesser Yellowlegs  6
Ring-billed Gull  1
Mourning Dove  8
Barred Owl  1
Chimney Swift  50
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  5
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  5
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Merlin  1
Acadian Flycatcher  1   
Eastern Phoebe  4
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  2
crow sp.  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  12
Purple Martin  1   
Tree Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  10
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Carolina Wren  5
Eastern Bluebird  8
American Robin  22
Gray Catbird  5
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  8
Palm Warbler  5
Pine Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  3
Scarlet Tanager  1    Female
Northern Cardinal  6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Common Grackle  10
Baltimore Oriole  1
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  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 Glasgow
Friends of Huntley Meadows Park
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Subject: Great Falls N P Bird Walk 09/25/16
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 11:30 am
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Our group of nine tallied 40 species on today's walk enjoying  an increase
in the level of warbler and raptor activity than last week.

We meet each Sunday at 8 AM in the visitors center parking lot. All
birders are welcome to join us.

The list:
Canada Goose 25
American Black Duck 3
Mallard 20
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Great Blue Heron 1
Black Vulture 12
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 4
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 15
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 2
Tennessee Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 4
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 2
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 2
American Goldfinch 4



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Subject: No MIKI
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 10:36 am
From: jcbabirder AT gcronline.com
 
Greetings all:

I did not hear or see a MIKI at Wolf Trap Rd & Good's Trail this morning.

I stayed an hour. It was time for them to move on and I will miss seeing them and hope they have a safe journey and return next year.


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: Connecticut Warbler at Sky Meadows SP - Fauquier Co.
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 10:29 am
From: david.boltz4 AT gmail.com
 
Just past foot bridge.

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 26, 2016, at 11:07 AM, david.boltz4@gmail.com wrote:

On Shearman's Mill Trail along creek. Seen between 10-10:30. Immature.

Dave Boltz

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Subject: Connecticut Warbler at Sky Meadows SP - Fauquier Co.
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 10:10 am
From: david.boltz4 AT gmail.com
 
On Shearman's Mill Trail along creek. Seen between 10-10:30. Immature.

Dave Boltz

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Subject: Shenandoah NP Limber Lost
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 9:44 am
From: wrwccw AT gmail.com
 
Sunday we walked the Limber Lost trail in the middle section of the park.
It was a little foggy and misty but extremely birdy. We hit a huge wave
right at the parking lot which was too large and active for us to see all
let alone identify many. There were few quiet sections of the trail. We saw
many Cape May from first year to mature. There were also Black-throated
Blue, Blackpole, Redstart, Magnolia, chestnut Sided, Ovenbird, Tennessee ,
and Nashville. We also saw a pair of Blue-headed Vireos and a Broadwing
hawk in the woods. One surprise was a young bear cub up in the top crown of
a large oak foraging acorns like a squirrel. It was hard to see and if it
weren't for all the birds at that location making us look up in the canopy
we would not have seen it.

Bill and Cheryl
Aldie, VA
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Subject: One Sky Our Birds blogging resumes for the Fall migration season
Date: Mon Sep 26 2016 9:15 am
From: Jessica.Ruthenberg AT dgif.virginia.gov
 
The new website One Sky Our Birds, which celebrates bird migration and migratory bird conservation, has resumed its international blog-exchange for the Fall migration season! Catch the latest blog postings by Nature Conservancy Canada and Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries at http://oneskyourbirds.com/blog...

Happy Fall Birding!

Best,
Jessica

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: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (25 Sep 2016) 1108 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 25 2016 19:36 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 25, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 405 1766 1797
Bald Eagle 16 96 96
Northern Harrier 13 116 119
Sharp-shinned Hawk 107 671 671
Cooper's Hawk 41 331 331
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 136 602 603
Red-tailed Hawk 4 57 57
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 296 2121 2126
Merlin 73 663 663
Peregrine Falcon 16 63 64
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 3 3

Total: 1108 6492 6533
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Brian Taber, Caroline Sankey, Steve Thornhill

Visitors:
Fourteen people participated in the Hawkwatch Workshop today. Thank you to
all who attended! Also, thank you to Baxter Beamer and Gabriel Mapel,
volunteers from Rockfish Gap, who helped us spot birds with their very
sharp eyes!


Weather:
Light winds were variable and mostly from the east, with partly cloudy
skies.

Raptor Observations:
We had a great flight today, with particularly high Osprey numbers. The day
started off slow, but picked up late in the morning and peaked during
mid-afternoon. Birds were very high, especially the Ospreys, which were
streaming overhead in groups of up to 16 individuals at a time. There were
also strong flights of kestrels and broad-wings.

Non-raptor Observations:
We had a good amount of warbler activity this morning, and a flight of 267
Northern Flickers. Other highlights included:

7 Great Blue Herons (in a single flock)
5 Northern Parulas
2 Red-eyed Vireos
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Field Sparrow (first of season)
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (first of season)

31 Monarchs


========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz@aol.com)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org



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Subject: Snickers Gap (25 Sep 2016) 1244 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 25 2016 19:07 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 25, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 16 107 111
Bald Eagle 11 40 42
Northern Harrier 3 17 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 60 224 228
Cooper's Hawk 14 34 34
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 5 6
Broad-winged Hawk 1129 10871 10889
Red-tailed Hawk 4 15 27
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 27 29
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 10 10

Total: 1244 11358 11401
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Joe Kelly, Jon Little, Matt Orsie

Visitors:
Larry and Ann Cartwright, Joan and Ann, Linda Millington, Ron and Dana,
Todd and Fox Day


Weather:
Mostly sunny to start, cool temps with SE wind 3-7 mph. Broad-winged Hawks
wasted no time in grabbing early thermals.

Raptor Observations:
A Peregrine flew through the Gap just above eye level going east. That's a
first.

Non-raptor Observations:
Hundreds of Blue Jays, 60+ Flickers, 2 Hummers
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joan and Bob (icepeep@aol.com)



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Subject: Birding Augusta & Rockingham Counties
Date: Sun Sep 25 2016 18:49 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Hello all

Sorry for the first one -- I was trying to delete County & missed the delete key & caught the edge of the enter key & it sent it out . ?????????

Anyway I started out birding at day break & only hit some of the low brushy areas of Augusta County . With the drizzle rain most of the day I started out on Bells Lane & ended up in the New Hope area of Augusta County . Below is a list of birds found today migrating .

PIED - BILLED GREBE --1

D C CORMORANT -- 1

GREAT EGRET -- 1

OSPREY -- 3 IN SWOOPE

AM . GOLDEN PLOVER -- 5 PRODUCE PLACE IN ROCKINGHAM

KILLDEER -- 125 THRU OUT AUG CO

LEAST SANDPIPER -- 4 BELLS LANE

PECTORAL SANDPIPER -- 5 PRODUCE PLACE ROCKINGHAM

E COLLARED DOVE -- 21 -- 20 ON LUMBER MILL RD & 1 AT THE CHURCH ABOVE THE PRODUCE STAND ON Rt 257

RT HUMMINGBIRD -- 3

EASTERN PHOEBE -- 30 THRU OUT AUG CO

RED - EYED VIREO -- 5

HOUSE WREN -- 2

R C KINGLET -- 2 WITH ONE FROM HAWK WATCH

BLUE - GRAY GNATCATCHER -- 1

EASTERN BLUEBIRD -- 115 + PEAK COUNT

GRAY CATBIRD -- 73 THRU OUT AUG CO

TENNESSEE WARBLER -- 5 -- 4 FROM HAWK WATCH

NASHVILLE -- 2

YELLOW WARBLER -- 1

MAGNOLIA -- 10 TOTAL INCLUDING THE ONES FROM HAWK WATCH

CAPE MAY -- 15 INCLUDING THE ONES FROM HAWK WATCH

B T GREEN -- 8

PINE -- 1

AM REDSTART -- 5

COMMON YELLOWTHROAT -- 57 INCLUDING THE ONES FROM HAWK WATCH -- NICE FALL OUT OF THIS SPECIES .

WILSON'S -- 2

SCARLET TANAGER -- 4

LINCOLN'S SPARROW -- 2

SWAMP -- 1

R B GROSBEAK -- 3

INDIGO BUNTING -- 26

Allen Larner

Staunton



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Subject: Birding Augusta & Rockingham Counties County
Date: Sun Sep 25 2016 18:13 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 

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