Date: 3/14/17 5:57 am From: Shea Tiller <sheagordontiller...> Subject: [Va-bird] Northeast Reservoir, Lake Anna, Colonial Heights Walmart
Hi, all. On Sun, Mar. 12th I birded the locations listed in the subject header. At NE Res., the only waterfowl was a horned grebe, which gave pretty good looks. On the fishing access road, I got very close views of a red-tailed hawk, and I heard a red-winged blackbird singing.
At Lake Anna, I visited dike 3. I saw a common loon fishing extremely close to the shore, but it only came to the surface for a brief second each time. I also saw a male red-breasted merganser fishing near the dike.
At the Walmart pond, I couldn't find the glaucous gull previously seen, but I did get good looks at 4 lesser-black-backed gulls (lifer number 237).