Date: 10/4/17 11:23 am From: David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Vesper & Lincoln's Sparrows - Blandy Farm, Clarke Co.
Bill Parkin and I spent the morning at Blandy Farm, hoping for a good Warbler and Vireo day. Only 4 Warblers (Prairie was a good find) and NO Vireos. However, at Rattlesnake Spring (at the pavilion) we found both a Vesper and a Lincoln's Sparrow(s). Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped, and Prairie Warblers were also at that spot, along with a vocalizing Winter Wren that never did show itself. Swamp Sparrow have also arrived, but surprisingly, no White-throated yet.
Complete list below.
Blandy Experimental Farm/State Arboretum of Virginia, Clarke, Virginia, US Oct 4, 2017 7:55 AM - 11:55 AM Protocol: Traveling 3.5 mile(s) 47 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada Goose 12 Black Vulture 2 Turkey Vulture 7 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Killdeer 1 Mourning Dove 12 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Chimney Swift 2 Red-headed Woodpecker 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 Downy Woodpecker 5 Hairy Woodpecker 3 Northern Flicker 2 Pileated Woodpecker 2 Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Eastern Phoebe 5 Blue Jay 20 American Crow 4 Fish Crow 2 Common Raven 1 Tree Swallow 3 Carolina Chickadee 7 Tufted Titmouse 4 White-breasted Nuthatch 6 Winter Wren 1 Carolina Wren 5 Eastern Bluebird 15 Catharus sp. 1 American Robin 8 Gray Catbird 7 Northern Mockingbird 10 European Starling 15 Cedar Waxwing 6 Common Yellowthroat 2 American Redstart 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 Prairie Warbler 1 Beautiful male. Very yellow underneath with black streaking in flanks. Distinctive facial pattern. Greenish on back with red smudge spot below nape. Vesper Sparrow 1 Song Sparrow 7 Lincoln's Sparrow 1 Swamp Sparrow 4 Eastern Towhee 3 Northern Cardinal 12 Indigo Bunting 1 Eastern Meadowlark 1 Red-winged Blackbird 25 House Finch 3 American Goldfinch 15 *** You are subscribed to va-bird as <lists...> If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit https://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***