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31 Oct: @ 18:47:36  Fwd: eBird Report - Staunton River State Park, Oct 31, 2014 [Jeffrey C. Blalock]
31 Oct: @ 18:37:21  HSR: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (31 Oct 2014) 74 Raptors [reports]
31 Oct: @ 18:29:08  Waterfowl, Swift Creek Reservoir; 10/31 [Ellison Orcutt]
31 Oct: @ 17:39:00  Fwd: eBird Report - 103 Elizabeth Court, South Boston, VA, Oct 31, 2014 [Jeffrey C. Blalock]
31 Oct: @ 14:45:11  Purple Finch [Jeff Blalock]
31 Oct: @ 14:11:38  Sabine's Gull , Parasitic Jaeger White Pelican Virginia Beach [Andrew Baldelli]
31 Oct: @ 13:41:35  Pine Siskins No. Arlington [Joanna Bellows Taylor]
31 Oct: @ 12:09:23  [va-bird] Occoquan NWR, Woodbridge [Scott Priebe]
31 Oct: @ 11:11:15  Beaverdam Park - CGL02- Main Entrance [G B Harris]
31 Oct: @ 10:22:20  Coots at Staunton River SP [Jeff Blalock]
31 Oct: @ 10:00:00  Tundra Swan [Jeff Blalock]
31 Oct: @ 09:35:58  HSR: Harvey's Knob (30 Oct 2014) 21 Raptors [reports]
30 Oct: @ 23:26:19 Re: cardinals [Patricia Scanlon M.]
30 Oct: @ 20:24:06  Blandy Farm -Sky meadows: Tuesday [Donald Sweig]
30 Oct: @ 19:57:16  HSR: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (30 Oct 2014) 25 Raptors [reports]
30 Oct: @ 19:39:13  HSR: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (30 Oct 2014) 204 Raptors [reports]
30 Oct: @ 18:16:24 Re: cardinals [John Dewell]
30 Oct: @ 14:21:06  HSR: Snickers Gap (30 Oct 2014) 16 Raptors [reports]
30 Oct: @ 07:15:43  Red-breasted Nuthatch in Chincoteague [Marv]
29 Oct: @ 20:03:51  10/29 - Pleasure House Point, Virginia Beach [Rob Bielawski]
29 Oct: @ 19:49:37  HSR: Harvey's Knob (29 Oct 2014) 18 Raptors [reports]
29 Oct: @ 19:09:37 Re: cardinals [Nancy Young]
29 Oct: @ 18:44:54  HSR: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (29 Oct 2014) 95 Raptors [reports]
29 Oct: @ 18:17:31  HSR: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (29 Oct 2014) 11 Raptors - CH Record [reports]
29 Oct: @ 16:02:54  cardinals [Janet Merritt]
29 Oct: @ 15:39:44  A Common Raven in Great Falls, Fairfax County [David Bridge]
29 Oct: @ 14:30:35  NVBC BIRD WALK-BURKE LAKE PARK RESULTS, WED., OCT. 29, 2014 AT 8:30 am [Allie Guidry via va-bird]
29 Oct: @ 12:50:36  Winter Migrants in the Yard This Week [pepherup--- via va-bird]
29 Oct: @ 10:25:27  Ruddy Duck [Felicity Rask]
29 Oct: @ 09:08:37  FOS Junco 10/24 in Hartwood [dorgeloh]
29 Oct: @ 07:43:26  Surf Scoter at Lake Frederick (Frederick County) [David E. Carr]
29 Oct: @ 07:30:42  Night herons at bennbrenman [Robnoblestar via va-bird]
28 Oct: @ 20:38:12  HSR: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (28 Oct 2014) 123 Raptors [reports]
28 Oct: @ 20:32:31  White-crowned Sparrows - Purple Finches [roger mayhorn]
28 Oct: @ 19:11:37  HSR: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (28 Oct 2014) 170 Raptors-RS record! [reports]
28 Oct: @ 18:17:44  HSR: Harvey's Knob (28 Oct 2014) 14 Raptors [reports]
28 Oct: @ 13:37:29 Re: Northern Gannets - Virginia Beach [JJ Johnson]
28 Oct: @ 11:44:18  Northern Gannets - Virginia Beach [Karen Beatty]
28 Oct: @ 11:09:03  Sparrows and Finches at Kiptopeke [taberzz--- via va-bird]
27 Oct: @ 22:21:41  Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk [Harry Glasgow via va-bird]
27 Oct: @ 20:52:35  Vesper's Sparrow, James City County [Nicholas Newberry]
27 Oct: @ 20:25:47  HSR: Harvey's Knob (27 Oct 2014) 6 Raptors [reports]
27 Oct: @ 20:23:25  mixed flocks [Stephen Johnson]
27 Oct: @ 20:18:08  HSR: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (27 Oct 2014) 131 Raptors [reports]
27 Oct: @ 19:08:51  HSR: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (26 Oct 2014) 149 Raptors [reports]
27 Oct: @ 17:50:34  Sky Meadows SP--Bridle Trail, Fauquier county, Oct 27, 2014 - Dickcissel and Orange-crowned Warbler [Elton Morel via va-bird]
27 Oct: @ 17:26:34  HSR: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (27 Oct 2014) 89 Raptors [reports]
27 Oct: @ 17:03:15  Greater White-fronted Goose near Jamestown [Bill Williams]
27 Oct: @ 09:43:45  Richmond Audubon Society monthly meeting, Nov 20, 6PM [Diane Jadlowski]
26 Oct: @ 21:51:37  Bird Sightings [janet anderson via va-bird]





Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Staunton River State Park, Oct 31, 2014
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 18:47 pm
From: jcbabirder AT gcronline.com
 

Sent from my NOOK


ebird-checklist@cornell.edu wrote:


Staunton River State Park, Halifax, US-VA
Oct 31, 2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: 3 miles car / 1 mile foot
39 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 50
Tundra Swan 1
American Wigeon 3
Mallard 12
Ring-necked Duck 25
Pied-billed Grebe 13
Double-crested Cormorant 25
Great Blue Heron 5
Turkey Vulture 6
Bald Eagle 3
American Coot 300 Blackish duck like birds with white frontal shield and bill. Most likely number understated. Have pictures will up load Asap
Killdeer 4
peep sp. 1
Ring-billed Gull 5
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 15
American Crow 30
Fish Crow 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 8
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 15
Northern Mockingbird 1
Eastern Towhee 4
Chipping Sparrow 10
Song Sparrow 6
Swamp Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 3
Northern Cardinal 4
Common Grackle 1
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20395899

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

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Subject: HSR: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (31 Oct 2014) 74 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 18:37 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 60 361
Bald Eagle 1 87 239
Northern Harrier 0 49 79
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 1908 2686
Cooper's Hawk 1 272 379
Northern Goshawk 0 3 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 7 83 102
Broad-winged Hawk 0 107 18514
Red-tailed Hawk 54 316 401
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 19 20
American Kestrel 0 265 396
Merlin 0 28 41
Peregrine Falcon 0 45 65
Unknown Accipiter 0 14 18
Unknown Buteo 0 8 13
Unknown Falcon 0 3 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 9 20
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 2

Total: 74 3277 23348
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers: Rose Thomas, Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Brian Patteson (Pelagic bird expert from Hatteras, NC), Mary Mapel.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy to overcast. Mild ESE breezes. 7.7-10.2C. Thick haze to the
west in Shenandoah Valley.

Raptor Observations:
The raptor flight was slow all day except for the 2-3pm hour when 43
raptors flew through (1BE, 3SS, 1CH, 2RS, 35RT, 1GE)!

Unaged GE 1:46, Adult GE 2:11, 1YR BE 2:46. One northbound adult BE (not
counted) at 12:06). First bird 9:43 RS, last bird 3:42 RT.

Non-raptor Observations:
Another food-Corvid today: a crow flew by carrying some kettle corn in it
beak. 131 DC Cormorant flock, 29 Fish Crow, 10 Raven, 344 Robin, 172
Waxwing, 68 Pine Siskin, 101 Goldfinch.
========================================================================
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: Waterfowl, Swift Creek Reservoir; 10/31
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 18:29 pm
From: mr.ellyo AT gmail.com
 
Hello "people dressed as birders for halloween",

A quick note about my visit to Swift Creek in Chesterfield earlier this
afternoon. There were exceptional numbers of certain waterfowl species and
some new arrivals. High counts of Coot, Pied-billed Grebe and Ruddy
Duck. Also, a small foraging flock of Bonaparte's Gulls was nice to see.
I didn't spend a ton of time beating the bushes but I did turn up a tardy
Black-and-white Warbler. Full list is below.

Good birds,

Ellison


Swift Creek Reservoir, Chesterfield, US-VA
Oct 31, 2014 1:48 PM - 3:48 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
Comments: Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
43 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 247
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 2
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 14
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 63
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 11
Green-winged Teal (American) (Anas crecca carolinensis) 1
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 9
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 314
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 106 Careful count
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 8
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 3
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1 Adult
American Coot (Fulica americana) 580 Estimate in 10's; one flock
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 2
Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) 15
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 8
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 6
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 2
Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 5
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 4
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 7
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 2
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 3
Savannah Sparrow (Eastern) (Passerculus sandwichensis [savanna Group]) 2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 6
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 4
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 5
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 9
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 3

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20393709

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



--
Ellison Orcutt
Birder/Naturalist
Richmond, Va
Cell: (804) 339-6976
Mr.EllyO@gmail.com
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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - 103 Elizabeth Court, South Boston, VA, Oct 31, 2014
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 17:39 pm
From: jcbabirder AT gcronline.com
 

Sent from my NOOK


ebird-checklist@cornell.edu wrote:


103 Elizabeth Court, South Boston, VA, Halifax, US-VA
Oct 31, 2014
Protocol: Incidental
17 species

Mourning Dove 8
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 4
Dark-eyed Junco 3
Northern Cardinal 5
House Finch 5
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20395344

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

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Subject: Purple Finch
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 14:45 pm
From: jcbabirder AT gcronline.com
 
Male Purple Finch at feeder

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
434-470-4352
South Boston VA
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Subject: Sabine's Gull , Parasitic Jaeger White Pelican Virginia Beach
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 14:11 pm
From: andrewbaldelli AT hotmail.com
 
I wanted to get out a quick email about the seabirds along the Ocean front the last two days , I will write a more detailed report later .Yesterday I viewed a massive number of gulls , gannets etc. at Rudee Inlet . Today I went down to Little Island Park just North of Back Bay NWR.  . I witnessed an epic gathering of seabirds , ducks and gulls .Highlights were 1 Imm. Sabine's Gull , 2 Parasitic Jaegers and 6 White Pelicans Flying south towards Back Bay .I wanted to get this out so birders in area could get to Ocean front and look for birds , I will write more detailed report later of numbers and other species .
Cheers Andrew
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Subject: Pine Siskins No. Arlington
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 13:41 pm
From: jandrtaylor AT verizon.net
 
A small flock of Pine Siskins is currently visiting my niger feeder.  There
are at least six but there may be more. There is a lot of scrapping among
themselves and also with the Goldfinches so it makes them hard to count.



Joanna Taylor

Arlington, VA



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Subject: Occoquan NWR, Woodbridge
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 12:09 pm
From: falco57 AT msn.com
 
Occoquan was very birdy this morning. Occoquan Bay hosted 300-400 Ruddy Ducks and a few other species of waterfowl, incouding 3 Horned Grebes and 2 Bufflehead. Sparrows abounded (10 species), especially along Fox Rd (daybreak) and at Catamount Cr. I ID'd ~150 individual sparrows, which was less than half of sparrows I saw.  Other highlights Purple Finch, Rusty Blackbird, Brown Creeper and Marsh Wren.

Scott D. Priebe

Springfield, VA

Species: 52

Canada Goose 30+
Mallard 3
Northern Shoveler 6
Ring-necked Duck 5
Bufflehead 2
Ruddy Duck 300+
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Horned Grebe 3
Great Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 2
Bald Eagle 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
American Coot 4
Ring-billed Gull 1
Herring Gull 1
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 4
Blue Jay 1
American Crow X
Fish Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
Brown Creeper 1
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 10
Golden-crowned Kinglet 7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7
Hermit Thrush 3
American Robin 30
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 300+
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 19
Eastern Towhee 2
Chipping Sparrow 5
Field Sparrow 5
Savannah Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 35+
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 21
White-throated Sparrow 50+
White-crowned Sparrow 9
Dark-eyed Junco 28
Northern Cardinal 8
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Rusty Blackbird 1
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 3


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Subject: Beaverdam Park - CGL02- Main Entrance
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 11:11 am
From: gbhrlh AT cox.net
 
Waterfowl have begun to arrive at Beaverdam Park in Gloucester.  Bald Eagles were stooping on the Coots creating massive flapping and water spray.
>
> Beaverdam Park - CGL02, Gloucester, US-VA
> Oct 31, 2014 8:49 AM - 10:59 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments: George & Rosemarie Harris. Picnic area and to Bullfrog Bridge.
> 40 species
>
> Canada Goose 110
> Mallard 6
> Northern Shoveler 3
> Ring-necked Duck 2
> Ruddy Duck 250
> Pied-billed Grebe 3
> Double-crested Cormorant 60
> Great Blue Heron 5
> Great Egret 1
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Bald Eagle 4
> American Coot 1500
> Killdeer 5
> Laughing Gull 2
> Ring-billed Gull 2
> Forster's Tern 5
> Mourning Dove 86 cut over corn field just before park entrance.
> Belted Kingfisher 4
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> American Crow 3
> Carolina Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> Brown Creeper 1
> Winter Wren 1
> Carolina Wren 3
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
> Hermit Thrush 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 7
> Eastern Towhee 2
> Chipping Sparrow 2
> Swamp Sparrow 2
> White-throated Sparrow 10
> Dark-eyed Junco 15
> Northern Cardinal 3
> Common Grackle 1000
> American Goldfinch 1
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20390982
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/VA))

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Subject: Coots at Staunton River SP
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 10:22 am
From: jcbabirder AT gcronline.com
 
I am probably under estimating but I would say that there is 300 coots at SRSP

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
434-470-4352
South Boston VA
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Subject: Tundra Swan
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 10:00 am
From: jcbabirder AT gcronline.com
 
I am looking at a Tundra Swan from the point at Staunton River State Park

It can also be seen from Staunton View Park in Mecklenburg Co as well

Also Coots grebes and ducks

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
434-470-4352
South Boston VA
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Subject: HSR: Harvey's Knob (30 Oct 2014) 21 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 9:35 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 

Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 16 90
Bald Eagle 0 20 107
Northern Harrier 2 7 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 456 616
Cooper's Hawk 0 67 113
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 8
Broad-winged Hawk 0 29 10833
Red-tailed Hawk 16 175 236
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 55 121
Merlin 0 5 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 13 20
Unknown Accipiter 1 4 6
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 10

Total: 21 855 12197
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Joyce Holt

Observers: Bill & Katie James, Carl Christensen, Darryl Martin,
Liz Williams, Matt Hosmer

Visitors:
Mike Donahue and Tom Bailey from the U.S. Forest Service, Nancy Young from
Blue Ridge


Weather:
Pleasant day with NW breezes.

Raptor Observations:
A few kettles of vultures. Quite a few flyovers from Ravens, mostly pairs.

Non-raptor Observations:
Goldfinch were the only passerines flying through.

Matt celebrating his birthday. Carl graduated from his physical therapy
sessions.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joyce Holt (blueskyjoyce@adelphia.net)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/...


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Subject: cardinals
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 23:26 pm
From: pescanlon AT cox.net
 
My cardinals would bring their babies to my yard and park them while they foraged or ate from the feeder. So I had allot of cardinals during the summer through the end of September. Very late nesting. I think they have left their parents or spread out so I don't see as many during the day. But,  like yours, they always come in the evening and stay until dark.

I have a hummingbird feeder that has a cap with a one inch well. My catbird was pecking at the glass at the waterline, and trying to figure out how to get the nectar from the plastic flowers. So I put nectar in the well and not only the catbird and chickadee but my cardinal drinks nectar too. I have it situated in a tree so that the birds can reach the well to drink. I'm going to leave it up all winter. I know the yellow rumps like sweet treats!

Pat Scanlon
Norfolk

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 29, 2014, at 8:09 PM, "Nancy Young" wrote:

> Same here - few if any Cardinals in the daytime this past month or more.
> But when I go out at dusk to bring in the feeders I nearly always hear one
> or two giving their little metallic chips. I call them my late birds. They
> are the last at the feeders after all other birds have gone to bed.
>
> Nancy Young
> Blue Ridge
> Botetourt County
>
> -----Original Mes
> From: va-bird [mailto:va-bird-bounces+nanjyoung=juno.com@listserve.com] On
> Behalf Of Janet Merritt
> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:02 PM
> To: va-bird@listserve.com
> Subject: [Va-bird] cardinals
>
> Hi. My home backs up to Eleanor Lawrence park and I actively feed the
> birds. I generally have multiple sightings of several cardinals every day.
> For the last month I haven't seen ANY cardinals. This is VERY atypical and I
> have been watching and feeding in the same spot for 15+ years. I see no
> indication of a predator (feathers, sightings of cats, etc). The
> chickadees, mourning doves, and titmice seem to be unchanged, maybe slightly
> less active. We add sunflower seeds to our general bird seed (purchased at
> Southern States) and even threw away a bag that we thought might have gotten
> 'buggy'. . Any ideas of why this might be occurring?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Janet
>
>
>
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Subject: Blandy Farm -Sky meadows: Tuesday
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 20:24 pm
From: skybirds.d AT gmail.com
 
   I found three Pine Siskins feeding in the cones on the Hemlock trees in the conifer forest at Blandy on Tuesday; also one female and two male Purple finches on the perimeter Road.
At Skymeadows, after lunch, 6 to 8 Red-headed woodpeckers in the Walnut grove by the picnic area, and, about 5 o'clock, four White -crowned sparrows just off the parking lot at the beginning of the Bridle Trail.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Virginia

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Subject: HSR: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (30 Oct 2014) 25 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 19:57 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 60 361
Bald Eagle 0 86 238
Northern Harrier 0 49 79
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 1899 2677
Cooper's Hawk 6 271 378
Northern Goshawk 0 3 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 76 95
Broad-winged Hawk 0 107 18514
Red-tailed Hawk 8 262 347
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 17 18
American Kestrel 0 265 396
Merlin 0 28 41
Peregrine Falcon 0 45 65
Unknown Accipiter 0 14 18
Unknown Buteo 0 8 13
Unknown Falcon 0 3 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 9 20
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 2

Total: 25 3203 23274
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers: Brenda Tekin

Weather:
Partly cloudy with mild NW winds. 10.0-12.0C.

Raptor Observations:
Unaged Golden Eagle at 10:15am.

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
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: HSR: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (30 Oct 2014) 204 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 19:39 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 

Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 1117 3431
Bald Eagle 8 151 237
Northern Harrier 9 362 498
Sharp-shinned Hawk 47 4368 6413
Cooper's Hawk 84 1627 2378
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 37 47
Broad-winged Hawk 11 591 995
Red-tailed Hawk 26 203 258
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 2 2
American Kestrel 2 1600 3899
Merlin 1 1080 1710
Peregrine Falcon 1 1085 1284
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 6 8
Unknown Raptor 0 17 61
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 2

Total: 204 12250 21231
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Anderson, Katie Rittenhouse, Zak Poulton

Observers: Katie Rittenhouse, Rexanne Bruno, Thuy Tran

Visitors:
Nick, Rod Gardner


Weather:


Raptor Observations:
2 Juvenile Golden Eagles

Non-raptor Observations:
3 Sandhill Cranes
31 Scoter sp., 50 Surf Scoter
3 Royal Tern
4 Common Loon
2-3 Vesper Sparrows seen on Seaside Road
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz@aol.com)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Subject: cardinals
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 18:16 pm
From: jdewell4 AT comcast.net
 
Hi,  I'm a good ways from northern VA. and the Roanoke area, but Cardinals
are one of my most numerous feeder birds. We have lived here over 40 years.
My back yard backs up to a wooded area with underbrush. Our yard has some
large oak tree with some open areas, beds of azaleas and other shade loving
shrubs. I looked at the feeders around 4 o'clock today and there were 4, 1
pair under each tube feeder. I have several feeders in the back yard, 2 are
tube feeders with black oil sunflower seed. The number of cardinals always
goes down this time of year along with everything else. During the summer
when they are nesting, my tube feeders will be empty by early afternoon,
right now I have to refill them every other day. Usually by December I'm
back to filling them once a day and the cardinal census has gone back up.

During the nesting season I have seen as many as 30 at one time. Mostly
fledglings following the parents around. Last winter we had a flock during
one of the snowstorms of 50 to 75 cardinals, really pretty in the snow but
hard to count.

John
Chesterfield County

-----Original Message-----
From: va-bird [mailto:va-bird-bounces+jdewell4=cmcast.net@listserve.com] On
Behalf Of Nancy Young
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:09 PM
To: va-bird@listserve.com
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] cardinals

Same here - few if any Cardinals in the daytime this past month or more.
But when I go out at dusk to bring in the feeders I nearly always hear one
or two giving their little metallic chips. I call them my late birds. They
are the last at the feeders after all other birds have gone to bed.

Nancy Young
Blue Ridge
Botetourt County

-----Original Message-----
From: va-bird [mailto:va-bird-bounces+nanjyoung=juno.com@listserve.com] On
Behalf Of Janet Merritt
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:02 PM
To: va-bird@listserve.com
Subject: [Va-bird] cardinals

Hi. My home backs up to Eleanor Lawrence park and I actively feed the
birds. I generally have multiple sightings of several cardinals every day.
For the last month I haven't seen ANY cardinals. This is VERY atypical and I
have been watching and feeding in the same spot for 15+ years. I see no
indication of a predator (feathers, sightings of cats, etc). The
chickadees, mourning doves, and titmice seem to be unchanged, maybe slightly
less active. We add sunflower seeds to our general bird seed (purchased at
Southern States) and even threw away a bag that we thought might have gotten
'buggy'. . Any ideas of why this might be occurring?

Thanks,

Janet



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Subject: HSR: Snickers Gap (30 Oct 2014) 16 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 14:21 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 

Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 26 141
Bald Eagle 5 40 123
Northern Harrier 0 17 46
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 373 773
Cooper's Hawk 0 27 76
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 22 50
Broad-winged Hawk 0 19 5304
Red-tailed Hawk 2 253 307
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 5 5
American Kestrel 0 49 92
Merlin 0 7 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 10 12
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 4
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6

Total: 16 853 6959
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 12:30:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: The Littles

Observers: Jen Folts

Visitors:
2


Weather:
Promising start, with bright sunny skies, chilly temps, a nice west wind at
6 mph and 5% cloud cover. By late morning, however, the wind had died, and
a helmet of dense, dark, unmoving clouds sat right over us.

Raptor Observations:
More eagles than Sharpies! Adult GOEA made a beeline down the west side of
the ridge at 9:57 am. Three non-migrating BAEA.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Common Loons, 9 Purple Finches, 4 White-throated Sparrows, 23 Black
Vultures, 19 Turkey Vultures.
========================================================================
Report submitted by BJ Little (bluejay88@adelphia.net)


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Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatch in Chincoteague
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 7:15 am
From: mbrubin AT verizon.net
 
A Red-breasted Nuthatch showed up at my back deck feeders this morning.
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Subject: 10/29 - Pleasure House Point, Virginia Beach
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 20:03 pm
From: robbielawski AT gmail.com
 
Hi Folks!

Thanks to a meeting getting out early today I was fortunate enough to sneak
up to Pleasure House Point Natural Area Preserve in Virginia Beach for an
evening hike. I ran into a couple other birders (Kathy Spencer, who lives
locally and birds often here, and a man from Roanoke named Randy) along the
way that were looking for the Nelson's Sparrows. We were able to track down
quite a few sparrows darting in and out of the taller reeds along the tidal
shoreline, but it took a while before we got one out in the open that we
were all certain was a Nelson's. In addition to the Nelson's, I saw at
least one Saltmarsh Sparrow this time (photograph of this species and
others available at
http://www.hrwe.org/staff-admi....

After getting both 'rarity' sparrow species today I was feeling pretty
happy, given that I only get an hour or 2 before the sun sets this time of
year. But, just when I was thinking it couldn't get better, it managed
too... as a Clapper Rail ran out onto of the marsh about 100 feet or so
away, and the 3 of us birders all got to watch it for what seemed like a
long time by rail standards, but was probably just a couple actual minutes.
I took a considerable amount of photographs, which makes this only the
second time this year I've been able to get clear ones at the park.

All the typical birds one would expect were also around, the gulls
(Laughing/Ring-billed/Herring/Great Black-backed), and they erupted off the
mudflats just after an adult Bald Eagle chased an Osprey carrying a fish
right overhead. I didn't notice any terns or skimmers this outing, and the
mudflats were devoid of shorebirds so no Oystercatchers were seen. However,
a lone Greater Yellowlegs did show up towards the end of the walk, and in
the last quarter mile on my own, a lone American Black Duck & Belted
Kingfisher were seen on the smaller of the two largest ponds off Marlin Bay
Drive's entry trail. It turned out to be a beautiful evening, so I'm
extremely thankful that I was able to get up there on a weeknight this late
in the season to see everything! I do not look forward to daylight savings
time kicking in soon.

Rob Bielawski
Virginia Beach, VA
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Subject: HSR: Harvey's Knob (29 Oct 2014) 18 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 19:49 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 

Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 16 90
Bald Eagle 2 20 107
Northern Harrier 0 5 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 455 615
Cooper's Hawk 1 67 113
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 0 29 10833
Red-tailed Hawk 10 159 220
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 0 55 121
Merlin 0 5 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 13 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 10

Total: 18 834 12176
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Baron Gibson

Observers:

Visitors:
A few leaf peepers


Weather:
100% cloud cover beginning of watch with a cold front moving through during
the noon hours with occasional sprinkle's, after the front moved through,
clouds dispersed to 25% by the end of watch. Winds NW @ a 3 most of the
watch with an occasional 4. Temps 12-13c, mid 50's all watch.

Raptor Observations:
Little movement but our first GE (Juve) of the year @ 13:30.

2 AEBE together @ 14:23. One of the AEBE had several primary feathers
missing on it's left wing near the end of wing.

Non-raptor Observations:
A lot of TV, BV & raven movement throughout the watch.
A flock of 30-ish crows flew in to the tops of the tree's on the knob, a
few minutes later they all got up calling and started chasing & diving at 2
ravens.
========================================================================
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: cardinals
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 19:09 pm
From: nanjyoung AT juno.com
 
Same here - few if any Cardinals in the daytime this past month or more.
But when I go out at dusk to bring in the feeders I nearly always hear one
or two giving their little metallic chips. I call them my late birds. They
are the last at the feeders after all other birds have gone to bed.

Nancy Young
Blue Ridge
Botetourt County

-----Original Message-----
From: va-bird [mailto:va-bird-bounces+nanjyoung=juno.com@listserve.com] On
Behalf Of Janet Merritt
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:02 PM
To: va-bird@listserve.com
Subject: [Va-bird] cardinals

Hi. My home backs up to Eleanor Lawrence park and I actively feed the
birds. I generally have multiple sightings of several cardinals every day.
For the last month I haven't seen ANY cardinals. This is VERY atypical and I
have been watching and feeding in the same spot for 15+ years. I see no
indication of a predator (feathers, sightings of cats, etc). The
chickadees, mourning doves, and titmice seem to be unchanged, maybe slightly
less active. We add sunflower seeds to our general bird seed (purchased at
Southern States) and even threw away a bag that we thought might have gotten
'buggy'. . Any ideas of why this might be occurring?

Thanks,

Janet



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Subject: HSR: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (29 Oct 2014) 95 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 18:44 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 

Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1110 3424
Bald Eagle 1 143 229
Northern Harrier 1 353 489
Sharp-shinned Hawk 66 4321 6366
Cooper's Hawk 6 1543 2294
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 31 41
Broad-winged Hawk 1 580 984
Red-tailed Hawk 1 177 232
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 10 1598 3897
Merlin 5 1079 1709
Peregrine Falcon 3 1084 1283
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 6 8
Unknown Raptor 0 17 61
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 2

Total: 95 12046 21027
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Katie Rittenhouse

Observers: Joe Beatty

Visitors:
Bill and Linda, Ashwari


Weather:
Mostly cloudy skies and moderate SW winds.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Pine Siskin, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch, Red-breasted Nuthatch

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


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Subject: HSR: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (29 Oct 2014) 11 Raptors - CH Record
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 18:17 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 60 361
Bald Eagle 0 86 238
Northern Harrier 1 49 79
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 1895 2673
Cooper's Hawk 3 265 372
Northern Goshawk 0 3 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 70 89
Broad-winged Hawk 0 107 18514
Red-tailed Hawk 0 254 339
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 16 17
American Kestrel 0 265 396
Merlin 0 28 41
Peregrine Falcon 0 45 65
Unknown Accipiter 0 14 18
Unknown Buteo 0 8 13
Unknown Falcon 0 3 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 9 20
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 2

Total: 11 3178 23249
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Weather:
Mild NW winds. 17.6-19.5C. 95-100% cloud cover. Intermittent drizzle or
light rain, becoming heavier by 11am.

Raptor Observations:
Today we broke the season record for CH, previously 370 in 2012. At 10:15
two BE (AD and IMM) appeared over the ridge but then flew northward and not
counted.

Non-raptor Observations:
100+ Robins.
========================================================================
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: cardinals
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 16:02 pm
From: janet.gmu AT verizon.net
 
Hi.  My home backs up to Eleanor Lawrence park and I actively feed the
birds. I generally have multiple sightings of several cardinals every day.
For the last month I haven't seen ANY cardinals. This is VERY atypical and I
have been watching and feeding in the same spot for 15+ years. I see no
indication of a predator (feathers, sightings of cats, etc). The
chickadees, mourning doves, and titmice seem to be unchanged, maybe slightly
less active. We add sunflower seeds to our general bird seed (purchased at
Southern States) and even threw away a bag that we thought might have gotten
'buggy'. . Any ideas of why this might be occurring?

Thanks,

Janet



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Subject: A Common Raven in Great Falls, Fairfax County
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 15:39 pm
From: bridgedavid AT earthlink.net
 
On October 28, I was working on a house just east of Seneca Road in Great Falls, Fairfax County.
About 2:30pm, a single Common Raven flew over the property heading roughly south.
It called several time, and the wedge-shaped tail was seen as it passed overhead.
I have recorded Ravens a few times before at this location, but rarely.

David Bridge
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Subject: NVBC BIRD WALK-BURKE LAKE PARK RESULTS, WED., OCT. 29, 2014 AT 8:30 am
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 14:30 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Observation Start Time: 8:30 AM
Observation End Time: 11:30 AM

This morning 8 birders joined the Northern Virginia Bird Club for a bird walk at Burke Lake Park. On this beautiful fall morning the group spotted 37 species. A few of the highlights on the lake were Wood Ducks, a Ruddy Duck, 2 Belted Kingfishers and a Pied-Billed Grebe. Along the trail we had one Brown Creeper, Ruby-Crowned Kinglets, Dark-Eyed Junkos and White-Throated Sparrows, a sure sign of Fall.

Today's sightings:

37 species total
50Canada Goose
5Wood Duck
6Mallard
1Ruddy Duck
1Pied-billed Grebe
3Double-crested Cormorant
1Great Blue Heron
2Turkey Vulture
4Ring-billed Gull
2Belted Kingfisher
3Red-bellied Woodpecker
3Downy Woodpecker
1Northern Flicker
16Blue Jay
12American Crow
4Fish Crow
7Carolina Chickadee
8Tufted Titmouse
2White-breasted Nuthatch
1Brown Creeper
3Carolina Wren
1Golden-crowned Kinglet
2Ruby-crowned Kinglet
10Eastern Bluebird
22American Robin
1Northern Mockingbird
3European Starling
8Cedar Waxwing
1Yellow-Rumped Warbler
3Chipping Sparrow
4Song Sparrow
5White-throated Sparrow
2Dark-eyed Junco
4Northern Cardinal
240Common Grackle
2House Finch
2American Goldfinch
Submitted by Allie Guidry, Northern Virginia Bird Club
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Subject: Winter Migrants in the Yard This Week
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 12:50 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 

So far this week I have had white crowned sparrows, female purple finches, junco, yellowbellied sapsucker in the yard. Other sightings of usual birds; sharp shinned hawks, black vultures, phoebe, blue birds, cardinals and blue jays. The 50 or so resident house finches make it unlikely that the winter migrants will hang around long. Still looking for a red-breasted nuthatch.

Peggy Lyons
Concord
Campbell County, VA
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Subject: Ruddy Duck
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 10:25 am
From: jericson7 AT cox.net
 
15 Ruddy Duck on Ware River - close to (Wharehouse Landing). Two days ago
there were 16. eBird will not post because of the high count. This time I
have photos!

Also seen for the last three days is a Common Loon and a few late Laughing
Gulls.

Felicity Rask, Gloucester















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Subject: FOS Junco 10/24 in Hartwood
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 9:08 am
From: dorgeloh AT infionline.net
 
Had two Junco's , my FOS on Fri 10/24 in Hartwood VA , west of Fredericksburg.
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Subject: Surf Scoter at Lake Frederick (Frederick County)
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 7:43 am
From: dec5z AT cms.mail.virginia.edu
 

This morning at about 7:50 AM I saw a single immature Surf Scoter on Lake
Frederick (Frederick County, VA). Also on the lake were 7 Ruddy Ducks, 8
American Wigeon, and 4 American Coots.

David Carr
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Subject: Night herons at bennbrenman
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 7:30 am
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
There are currently 6 black-crowned night herons at the small reception pin at the west end of the lake viewable from the small nearby bridge. There are 3 adults and 3 juvenile birds

The park is off of duke street in the west end of Alexandria

Rob Young


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Subject: HSR: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (28 Oct 2014) 123 Raptors
Date: Tue Oct 28 2014 20:38 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 

Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1109 3423
Bald Eagle 0 142 228
Northern Harrier 8 352 488
Sharp-shinned Hawk 82 4255 6300
Cooper's Hawk 10 1537 2288
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 31 41
Broad-winged Hawk 0 579 983
Red-tailed Hawk 0 176 231
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 17 1588 3887
Merlin 2 1074 1704
Peregrine Falcon 2 1081 1280
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 6 8
Unknown Raptor 0 17 61
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 2

Total: 123 11951 20932
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Katie Rittenhouse

Observers: Joe Beatty

Visitors:
Bill and Linda


Weather:
Few clouds and moderate SW winds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch-41
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz@aol.com)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Subject: White-crowned Sparrows - Purple Finches
Date: Tue Oct 28 2014 20:32 pm
From: rmayhorn AT hughes.net
 

Today there were 6 immature White-crowned Sparrows at the feeders and the yard stream. There have been at least 2 here every day for the last couple of weeks.
Purple Finches have also become regulars at the feeders.

Roger Mayhorn
Compton Mt
Buchanan County
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Subject: HSR: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (28 Oct 2014) 170 Raptors-RS record!
Date: Tue Oct 28 2014 19:11 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 60 361
Bald Eagle 2 86 238
Northern Harrier 2 48 78
Sharp-shinned Hawk 75 1889 2667
Cooper's Hawk 18 262 369
Northern Goshawk 0 3 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 22 70 89
Broad-winged Hawk 0 107 18514
Red-tailed Hawk 47 254 339
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 16 17
American Kestrel 2 265 396
Merlin 1 28 41
Peregrine Falcon 1 45 65
Unknown Accipiter 0 14 18
Unknown Buteo 0 8 13
Unknown Falcon 0 3 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 8 19
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 2

Total: 170 3167 23238
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers: Allen Larner

Visitors:
Ron and Caroline Kovatch, Jennifer Jowdy, Daniel and Mary Mapel


Weather:
Mild SW winds early shifting to light SSE breezes after noon. 16.3-21.6C.
Mostly cloudy (50-80%). Clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Another 3-falcon day including a nice adult Peregrine at 12:53 and a
late-day Merlin at 3:34. The 22 RS today ties the day-high record from
10/19/1986! In addition, we have just surpassed the previous season RS
record of 67 in 2006! Several RS flew by in family groups of 3-4.
Two more Bald Eagles: 1:55 1YR and 3:38 AD. First bird 8:34 CH, last bird
4:04 SS.

Non-raptor Observations:
5 Monarch, 6 Wood Duck, 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 141 Robin, 90 Waxwing, 11
Purple Finch, 23 Pine Siskin. The smaller of the two young Black Rat Snakes
made an appearance today.
========================================================================
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: HSR: Harvey's Knob (28 Oct 2014) 14 Raptors
Date: Tue Oct 28 2014 18:17 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 

Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 16 90
Bald Eagle 1 18 105
Northern Harrier 0 5 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 451 611
Cooper's Hawk 3 66 112
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 0 29 10833
Red-tailed Hawk 7 149 210
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 55 121
Merlin 1 5 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 13 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 10

Total: 14 816 12158
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Carl Christensen

Observers: David Kirk, Matt Hosmer, Mike Crowder

Visitors:
Several cars stopped. While still in their cars, the occupants asked what
we were doing and then drove off.


Weather:
Warm day with temperatures ranging from 14C to 24C. Winds almost
non-existent all day. A slight SE breeze late in the watch. Cloud cover was
steady at 25% and visibility at 5.

Raptor Observations:
Our first bird was in the late morning. All sightings were over the Knob or
on the west side. The only exception was an ABE at 12:35 low on the east
side.

Non-raptor Observations:
Parkway traffic slowing down, but hikers are still continuing through with
7 today.

Seven monarch butterflies noted.

Predictions:
NW winds return with cooler temps and good cloud cover.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Carl Christianson ()
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/...


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Subject: Northern Gannets - Virginia Beach
Date: Tue Oct 28 2014 13:37 pm
From: byrdnyrd33 AT gmail.com
 
There were two at the Scenic Overlook north of CBBT on Sunday.

Jan Frye
On Oct 28, 2014 12:43 PM, "Karen Beatty" wrote:

> We just saw our FOS Gannets off shore - all juvies - about six
>
> Karen & Tom Beatty
> Virginia Beach
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Subject: Northern Gannets - Virginia Beach
Date: Tue Oct 28 2014 11:44 am
From: chirp50 AT gmail.com
 
We just saw our FOS Gannets off shore - all juvies - about six

Karen & Tom Beatty
Virginia Beach
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Subject: Sparrows and Finches at Kiptopeke
Date: Tue Oct 28 2014 11:09 am
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 

Yesterday at sunrise there were more than 250 sparrows around the feeders by the hawkwatch platform...they dispersed throughout the day...finch flyovers, which continued well into the afternoon, included 52 Purples, the most I've seen there, about 30 American Goldfinches, 14 House Finches and 63 Pine Siskins:

White-throated Sparrow estimated 125
White-crowned Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 1
Chipping Sparrow estimated 35
Song Sparrow 22
Dark-eyed Junco 57
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 5

Brian Taber
Coastal VA Wildlife Observatory


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Subject: Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
Date: Mon Oct 27 2014 22:21 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Sixteen birders gathered this morning for the Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk and tallied 37 species.  While 37 species is a bit low for our outings, this morning's highlights make up for the numbers.  A large flock of migrating Tundra Swans flew over the Park.  A Wilson's Snipe was seen, and a late lingering Green Heron was spotted.  Additionally, the group spotted 3 White-crowned Sparrows, an unusually large group of Mourning Doves searching around the newly constructed water impoundment area, and a FOS Yellow-bellied Woodpecker.  Birders who may join us on the Monday Morning Walks are reminded that starting next week, the walk will begin at 8 AM.  These winter hours will continue until next spring.

Canada Goose 22
Tundra Swan 36
Wood Duck 9
Mallard 22
Great Blue Heron
8
Green Heron (Eastern) 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Wilson's Snipe 1
Mourning Dove 50
Belted Kingfisher 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 9
American Crow 22
Fish Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 7
Eastern Bluebird 6
American Robin 8
Northern Mockingbird 2
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 10
White-throated Sparrow 15
White-crowned Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 12
Red-winged Blackbird 200+
Rusty Blackbird 8
Common Grackle 8
American Goldfinch
12

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 8AM (7AM from April through October), 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: Vesper's Sparrow, James City County
Date: Mon Oct 27 2014 20:52 pm
From: nickenew1 AT gmail.com
 
Hello fellow birders and bird watchers,

After looking for the Jamestown Greater White-fronted Goose with a few members of the Bird Club of William and Mary and falling short of finding any geese whatsoever, we decided to take our poor luck to Treasure Island Road, Williamsburg. Hoping to strike it rich we were rewarded with a Vesper’s Sparrow feeding along side the road next to the largest field close to colonial parkway. The bird had a nice strong facial pattern and showed off its pearl white outer tail feathers in flight a few times: a real jackpot. I think Matt Anthony may have a few digiscoped pics that will be attached to the checklist below if they came out nicely (mine did not).

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20355076

All the best,
Nick Newberry
Williamsburg/Oakton, Va
President, Bird Club of William and Mary
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Subject: HSR: Harvey's Knob (27 Oct 2014) 6 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 27 2014 20:25 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 

Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 16 90
Bald Eagle 0 17 104
Northern Harrier 0 5 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 449 609
Cooper's Hawk 0 63 109
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 0 29 10833
Red-tailed Hawk 5 142 203
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 55 121
Merlin 0 4 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 13 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 10

Total: 6 802 12144
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:45:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Katie James

Observers: Bill James, David Kirk

Visitors:
Some slow drivers with questions.


Weather:
Warm, pleasant day on the mountain with only one thing lacking. Temps ran
from 15 to 21C with 0-20 % cloud cover (but none in the flight approach)
and light winds from the southwest slipping through the east and west sides
on occasion (variable).

Raptor Observations:
David Holt has proposed a stimulus for the northern flight of Broadwings
which can be found on our website. First bird today was in the third hour.
Probably wouldn't have seen any without the expert assistance of David
(aka Cap'n) Kirk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Far fewer leafers out today. Beautiful but near windless fall day.

Predictions:
More cloudless sky, but with steadier winds albeit from the southwest.
Continuing warm with the return of the stink bug (Dillard's costume for
Halloween).
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bill James (bijam@aol.com)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/...


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Subject: mixed flocks
Date: Mon Oct 27 2014 20:23 pm
From: stevejohnson2 AT verizon.net
 

I saw an article recently about research on mixed flocks, and a team that attempted to actually follow them. (Yeah good luck with that.) The article encouraged us all to study such flocks.

So, here's the species in my one good mixed flock today, at Cub Run park, just West of Stonecroft Drive, just North of Cub Run Rec Center (western Fairfax County).

Downy Woodpecker
White-Breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Chickadee
Northern Mockingbird
Nashville Warbler
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
White-Throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch

This was a good exercise in the adage "bird every bird" (no matter how common they are), because otherwise I would have missed #5 there.

If others care to, I would love to see lists of your mixed flocks. The article concluded that Titmice are often the flock "leaders" - follow them, and you'll stay with the flock. But danged if I saw a Titmouse with this flock today.

P.S., it sure was a gorgeous day today.

Steve Johnson
Fairfax, VA

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Subject: HSR: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (27 Oct 2014) 131 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 27 2014 20:18 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 

Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 1108 3422
Bald Eagle 0 142 228
Northern Harrier 11 344 480
Sharp-shinned Hawk 31 4173 6218
Cooper's Hawk 43 1525 2276
Northern Goshawk 2 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 14 30 40
Broad-winged Hawk 9 579 983
Red-tailed Hawk 2 176 231
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 11 1571 3870
Merlin 3 1072 1702
Peregrine Falcon 0 1079 1278
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 6 8
Unknown Raptor 0 17 61
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 2

Total: 131 11828 20809
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Bob Anderson, Katie Rittenhouse

Observers: Brian Taber, Joe Beatty, Thuy Tran

Weather:
Blue skies with light WNW winds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
A good flight of Purple Finches (42) and Pine Siskins this morning. A few
American Goldfinch (3) and House Finch. A mixed flock of Sparrows
(White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow,
Field Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, and White-crowned Sparrow) foraging around
the hawk watch.
Monarch- 25
Common Loon3, Great Blue Heron 2, Wood Duck 28, Canada Goose 15
Large flocks of American Robins and Blackbirds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz@aol.com)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Subject: HSR: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (26 Oct 2014) 149 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 27 2014 19:08 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 

Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 26, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 1103 3417
Bald Eagle 1 142 228
Northern Harrier 10 333 469
Sharp-shinned Hawk 39 4142 6187
Cooper's Hawk 41 1482 2233
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 16 26
Broad-winged Hawk 2 570 974
Red-tailed Hawk 24 174 229
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 26 1560 3859
Merlin 2 1069 1699
Peregrine Falcon 1 1079 1278
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 6 8
Unknown Raptor 0 17 61
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 2

Total: 149 11697 20678
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Katie Rittenhouse

Observers:

Weather:
Blue skies and moderate NW winds.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Rusty Blackbird-1
Monarch-7
Small numbers of Purple Finch, House Finch, and Pine Siskin
Large Flocks of American Robins and Blackbirds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz@aol.com)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Subject: Sky Meadows SP--Bridle Trail, Fauquier county, Oct 27, 2014 - Dickcissel and Orange-crowned Warbler
Date: Mon Oct 27 2014 17:50 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
VA Birders:

I took the day off today on what turned out to be a gloriously beautiful autumn morning at Sky Meadows State Park in Fauquier county. And unlike Sunday's whether, there was little or no wind to complicate the birding. I walked the Bridle Trail and most importantly, the Hayfield Trail section of the loop. The best birds I found were a female Dickcissel along the north end of Hayfield Trail and an Orange-crowned Warbler on the north end of Rolling Meadows trail along the stone wall and west of the junction with the Hayfield Trail. This may or may not be the same Orange-crowned Warbler that Linda Chittum found along the Bridle Trail on Sunday. The Dickcissel was very co-operative allowing me the time to take some digiscoped photos. There were loads of sparrows along Hayfield Trail -- 3 Lincoln's Sparrows, many Savannah, White-crowned, White-throated, Swamp, Song and Field Sparrows. Despite lots of searching, I didn't find a Vesper Sparrow and
surprisingly I missed Chipping Sparrows.

The complete eBird list is below.

Elton Morel
Arlington, Virginia

Sky Meadows SP--Bridle Trail, Fauquier, US-VA
Oct 27, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments:
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 100 All flyovers headed towards Gap Run Road pond.
Great Blue Heron 1 Flyby
Black Vulture 5
Turkey Vulture 8
Killdeer 3 Flyover, calling
Mourning Dove 5
Belted Kingfisher 2 Heard only.
Red-headed Woodpecker 1 Brown-headed juvenile.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 10
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 8
American Kestrel 2
Blue Jay 15
American Crow 8
crow sp. 6
Common Raven 2 Flyby, "croaking".
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Eastern Bluebird 15
American Robin 6 Flyovers
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 25
Cedar Waxwing 20
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 Found on the north end of Rolling Meadows trail along the stone wall up the hill and west of the junction with Hayfield Trail. Mostly dingy greenish-yellow bird overall, medium grayish head with dark eyeline but no obvious eyering (not a Nashville), no obvious wingbars, dingy greenish-yellow underparts, brightest on the breast and undertail coverts, palest in the vent (not a Tennessee), diffuse streaking on the breast; small, sharp bill. In a mixed species flock of Yellow-rumped & Palm Warblers and lots of sparrows.
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
Eastern Towhee 3
Field Sparrow 25
Savannah Sparrow 20
Song Sparrow 60
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 12
White-throated Sparrow 40
White-crowned Sparrow 15
Dark-eyed Junco 1 Just one!?
Northern Cardinal 4
Dickcissel 1 Female found along the north end of Hayfield Trail. Sort of like a House Sparrow except a yellow breast with a few very diffuse streaks (immature?), dark malar stripe, white throat, yellowish moustachial stripe, broken whitish eye ring, yellow eye brow. Digiscoped photos taken.
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Eastern Meadowlark 25
House Finch 8 Flyovers, calling
Purple Finch 3 Flyovers, calling "pik, pik" calls.
American Goldfinch 20

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/)ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20352265

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/)
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Subject: HSR: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (27 Oct 2014) 89 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 27 2014 17:26 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 60 361
Bald Eagle 2 84 236
Northern Harrier 2 46 76
Sharp-shinned Hawk 40 1814 2592
Cooper's Hawk 7 244 351
Northern Goshawk 0 3 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 48 67
Broad-winged Hawk 0 107 18514
Red-tailed Hawk 32 207 292
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 16 17
American Kestrel 2 263 394
Merlin 0 27 40
Peregrine Falcon 0 44 64
Unknown Accipiter 0 14 18
Unknown Buteo 0 8 13
Unknown Falcon 0 3 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 8 19
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 2

Total: 89 2997 23068
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers:

Visitors:
Jennifer Jowdy, Andre Wilkerson, Mary Mapel.


Weather:
Light to mild W winds early switching to S after 11am. 10.6-18.3C. Mostly
sunny, 0-5% cloud cover before 2pm and 20-25% cover thereafter. Very clear
visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Adult BE 10:43, 2YR BE 1:13.
Subadult GE 1:52, Juv GE 2:37.
First bird 7:16 SS, last bird 3:42 AK.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Monarchs, 2 Tree Swallow, 8 DC Cormorant, 1 Red-headed Woodpecker, 28
Fish Crow, 1 Raven, 31 Waxwing, 70 Robin, 2 Rusty Blackbird, 64 RW
Blackbird, 3 Purple Finch, 191 Pine Siskin, 26 GC Kinglet. Four hot air
balloons to the east early. Crow landed on street light holding large acorn
in bill.
========================================================================
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: Greater White-fronted Goose near Jamestown
Date: Mon Oct 27 2014 17:03 pm
From: billwilliams154 AT gmail.com
 
All,

The Greater White-fronted Goose was seen and photographed by Jason
Strickland this morning (27 Oct) at Mainland Farm, right where it was at
the same time (circa 8:00 a.m.) yesterday (26 Oct). It left the field on
its own with Canada Geese at 9:50 a.m.

A note of interest here is that Peyton Smith saw this goose with Canadas
yesterday afternoon at Jamestown Island, unaware the bird had been at
Mainland Farm in the morning. Then that evening at 5:50 p.m. Matt Anthony
saw it fly over Mainland Farm.

Best Birds,

Bill
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Subject: Richmond Audubon Society monthly meeting, Nov 20, 6PM
Date: Mon Oct 27 2014 9:43 am
From: djadski AT gmail.com
 
*Thursday, November 20, 2014:*

It’s that time of year again: The Richmond Audubon

November pot luck dinner and story-sharing!

For this special meal, we’ll provide turkey and

ham and you can bring a dish to share. Be

creative, bring your favorite family Thanksgiving

dish, or try out something new! Please label your

dishes and let us know what’s in the dish you

bring.

We each help provide the program by picking out

3 – 5 pictures and sending them to Lewis Barnett

(blbarnett3@gmail.com). He’ll put them all

together and we can each share the story to go

along with our pictures. No pictures? but you

have a story to share? Let us know and we’ll

add your name to the agenda, too. The number

of folks who have shared has grown each year;

please “show and tell” your story & pictures.

We meet at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7757

Chippenham Pkwy, Richmond. Please come

and join us at 6:00 pm for good food, great

company and even better pictures and stories.

December 2014.

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Subject: Bird Sightings
Date: Sun Oct 26 2014 21:51 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Bird Sightings for Arlington, Virginia, Arlington County, (Parents Home)
for October 25, 2014

3 Adult Bald Eagles
9 Red Tail Hawks
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Blue Headed Vireo
1 Sharp Shinned Hawk
5 Ruby Crowned Kinglets

Janet M. Anderson
Falls Church, VA



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