Date: 3/18/17 1:36 pm
From: Elton Morel via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] NVBC walk at Aquia Landing Beach Park and Crow's Nest NAP, Stafford County, Saturday, March 18, 2017
 

VA Birders: 
The Northern Virginia Bird Club held a walk this morning at Aquia Landing Beach Park and then Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve, both in Stafford County.  We collectively found 60 species.  Our highlights at Aquia Landing were a male and female Common Goldeneye,  a male Greater Scaup, excellent views of a Brown Thrasher feeding at the grassy edges of the entrance road, Wood Ducks including a female inspecting a nest box, a Northern Harrier over the marsh, both species of swans, Horned Grebes, Ospreys, Canvasbacks, both species of kinglets, Killdeers along the beach and finally, a Winter Wren.
We then switched over to Crow's Nest where a few of us saw a couple of American Tree Sparrows along the boardwalk, flybys of Wilson's Snipe, a good number of Green-winged Teal, and an excellent view of a perched up Belted Kingfisher having just caught a fish.  The most entertaining event was when we were compiling our tally -- a pair of very territorial Red-shouldered Hawks attacked a passing by Red-tailed Hawk and quite the raucous aerial combat ensued.
Both eBird checklists are below.
Elton MorelArlington, VA
 
Aquia Landing Park, Stafford, Virginia, US
Mar 18, 2017 7:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: NVBC walk led by David Ledwith and Elton Morel.
46 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 4
Mute Swan 4
Tundra Swan 5
Wood Duck 3
Gadwall 50
Mallard 2
Canvasback 60
Greater Scaup 1
Lesser Scaup 100
Bufflehead 30
Common Goldeneye 2
Red-breasted Merganser 20
Ruddy Duck 70
Pied-billed Grebe 6
Horned Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 50
Great Blue Heron 4
Osprey 3
Northern Harrier 1
Bald Eagle 8
Killdeer 6
Ring-billed Gull 1200
Herring Gull 40
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
American Crow 8
Fish Crow 2
crow sp. 15
Carolina Chickadee 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Winter Wren 1
Carolina Wren 6
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 1 Heard only
Brown Thrasher 1
White-throated Sparrow 25
Song Sparrow 30
Swamp Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 15
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Common Grackle 60
House Finch 1 Heard only
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35250195

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve, Stafford, Virginia, US
Mar 18, 2017 10:15 AM - 11:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: NVBC walk led by David Ledwith and Elton Morel.
35 species

Canada Goose 2 Heard only
Wood Duck 12
American Black Duck 15
Green-winged Teal 20
Great Blue Heron 4
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 10
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 15
Wilson's Snipe 7
Ring-billed Gull 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 4
Tree Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 5
American Tree Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 20
Swamp Sparrow 8
Eastern Towhee 1 Heard only
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 60

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35252490

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




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