Date: 4/15/17 12:01 pm
From: Meredith Bell <merandlee...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Horned Grebes and 2 Loon species - Gloucester Point Beach
Hi Va-Birders,

We had 3 Horned Grebes, 1 Red-Throated Loon and 1 Common Loon at Gloucester
Point Beach between 11am and 12pm today. The Grebes were in various stages
of breeding plumage, with one quite striking. They were feeding together in
the cove on the south side below the Coleman Bridge. The 2 Loons were out
in the open waters of the York River. We also had close-up looks at a lone
female Ruddy Duck feeding to the left of the fishing pier.

Complete list of species is included below.

​ and Lee Bell
Hayes, VA​

​Ruddy Duck 1
Red-throated Loon 1
Common Loon 1
Horned Grebe 3
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Brown Pelican 4
Black Vulture 8
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 3
Bald Eagle 1
Laughing Gull 3
Ring-billed Gull 12
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Royal Tern 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 12
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 2
Tree Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 1
Brown Thrasher 4
Northern Mockingbird 4
Chipping Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Common Grackle 5
House Finch 1

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