Date: 4/21/17 4:39 am From: Herbert Larner via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Birding Augusta Wetlands & Swoope this morning .
I got a late start because of an early morning Dentist appt . but I did manage to catch up to Paul Callo , Emily & Laura who are in for a Mary Baldwin reunion . I hope I got the last ones name correct . Losing the mind . Any way wefound a few birds out at the wetlands . The best by being a Wood Duck with at least 6 young & a Blue - gray Gnatcatcher nest building almost complete . Next we traveled to Swoope to Smith's Pond where we found a few shorebirds . Here we had Greater Yellowlegs - 3 , Lesser Yellowlegs -- 5 , Solitary Sandpiper -- 2 , Spotted Sandpiper -- 4 , Least sandpiper -- 2 & as we were leaving I heard a Bobolink which we found . The Bald Eagles were not found today .
This Saturday I will be leading a field trip at Gyspy Hill Park at 8 am . Meet at the Tennis Courts . All are welcome . Also on April 29th a Saturday the Augusta Bird Club is having their annual BIG SPRING DAY which still has many open areas that need to be filled . Contact Allen Larner at this e mail address or <birdergonewild...> if you are interested in an area .