Date: 3/6/17 7:30 am From: Bill Hohenstein <elliety...> Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Occoquan Bay NWR, osprey
I was also at Occoquan over the weekend. There is an Orange Crowned Warbler in the brushy field across from the intersection of Bayview and Charlie/Locust Roads. It was there on Saturday and Sunday. It will take a bit of patience -- it roams that entire area. I found it both days by listening for its chip call.
________________________________ From: va-bird <va-bird-bounces+elliety=<msn.com...> on behalf of Marc Ribaudo <moribaudo...> Sent: Sunday, March 5, 2017 8:59 PM To: VA-BIRD 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.