Date: 4/5/17 6:38 pm From: Herbert Larner <larnersky...> Subject: [Va-bird] Chuck - will's - Widow & Whip - poor - Will in Augusta County
This evening I went up in Big level's area of Stuarts Draft to see if the Whip's & just maybe an early Chuck - will's - Widow was around . I staked out a couple of areas & before getting any Whip's I had 2 Barred Owl's , one calling & the other seen in very dim light . At first I thought it was a Great Horned But by moving to another area just above where the Owl landed , it turned out to be a Barred . after finding these two I drove up further on the road in Big Levels & got my first Whip & about .4 tenths of a mile further yeilded another Whip . After getting in the area of the Chuck's I made a couple of stops with no luck & the third stop was a charm . A Chuck called out which makes it an early spring date . Our old record is April 10 1995 .
Earlier in the day I went by the Cheese Shop in Stuarts Draft & the house in the back has several Purple Martin houses that had several Martin's flying in & out of the houses .