Date: 6/22/17 10:28 am
From: Jon Little via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Dickcissels, Bobolinks / Clarke Co.
I found 3 Dickcissels this AM in northern Clarke Co. Two calling males were
at Smithfield Farm, just off Wickliffe Rd. Smithfield Farm is a eBird Hot
Spot and open to the public. The owners are very involved with environmental
issues and encourage birders to use their property anytime. For anyone
interested, they also run a B&B in the old mansion house. Google their web
site to learn more, or check page 7 in the VA Birding & Wildlife Trail

From the entrance gate, drive .15 miles north to find a Birding Trail map on
the fence. From that spot, the first DICK was singing from a small tree, NW
in the field. The second bird was north on the driveway a bit, and near the
road. Also, there were 3 male Bobolinks in the same field - one even perched
alongside the DICK for a good while. The 3rd bird was along Wickliffe Rd,
1.75 miles SW of Smithfield.

Jon Little


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