Date: 3/19/17 1:31 pm From: KELLY K <tripacct1...> Subject: Re: [Va-bird] European Goldfinch Not Seen Today - Leesylvania SP, Prince Wm. Co.
I looked for the European Goldfinch on March 16, 2017, from 1pm to 4:15pm in all areas near the visitor center, picnic area, and boat house with no success. Apparently, the last birders to see it did so around the time I arrived. I saw two other birders when I drove in so I am guessing these were the two that last reported it to eBird. I also tried to locate it on March 17 in the morning. Both times, I saw plenty of juncos and two American Goldfinch foraging all through the picnic area to areas by the boat house. On the 16th, I did spot an American Woodcock in the sun next to a tree in the picnic area closest to the first boat house parking area. A first for me in this park and a first for a close up daytime sighting...so I am glad I made the trip.