Date: 3/5/17 6:00 pm
From: Marc Ribaudo <moribaudo...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Occoquan Bay NWR, osprey
Kurt Gaskill and I birded Occoquan Bay NWR this morning. We tallied 64 species. I saw my first osprey at the refuge this year, and later saw 2 at nearby Belmont marina. Other noteworthy sightings were 2 tundra swans, 9 savannah sparrows, a tree sparrow, yellow-bellied sapsucker, hermit thrush, 4 winter wrens, and 5000 lesser scaup in Marumsco Bay. We did not see the great horned owl; the nest was empty. Not sure what of make of that.

Marc Ribaudo
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