Date: 4/14/17 5:15 am
From: Donald Sweig <skybirds.d...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Sully woodlands, no shrike, FOS Ixodes scapularis, other sightings
Anticipating that ticks might be early this year, I just sprayed all of my outdoor birding clothes with permethrin yesterday. I have found it to be very effective against ticks, chiggers, and other such an unwanted visitors in the past.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Virginia

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> On Apr 13, 2017, at 9:18 PM, Howard Wu <howiewu1...> wrote:
>
> Sorry to disappoint you, *Ixodes scapularis* is deer tick :-)
>
> I made a lunch time quick trip to Sully Woodlands. Unfortunately this time
> I did not find the Northern Shrike, however, I did find the birder who
> first found it -- Steve Johnson (nice meeting you, Steve!).
>
> I was rather pressed for time and did not get much else, of mild interest
> is that I heard a Barred Owl from the northwestern corner of the field.
>
> When I got home I found a tick on myself. I promptly changed all my cloth
> and took a shower. Because of the mild winter, it is forecast that ticks
> will be especially rampant this year, so be careful.
>
> Cheers,
> Howard Wu
> Herndon, VA
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