Date: 10/28/17 2:21 pm
From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] [va-bird] eBird Report - Occoquan Bay NWR, Oct 28, 2017
Not particularly birdy today at OBNWR except for Robins, Starlings (125 in a single flock), Yellow-rumped Warblers and blackbirds. I suspect the wind kept the sparrows in deep cover. Many sparrows were seen in glimpses crossing gaps in the vegetation.

Highlights were Rusty Blackbirds, Great Egret and a very tolerant Great Blue Heron. The heron was along side Deephole Point Rd. where water came close to the road on the refuge side. As I passed by the heron, at maybe 12 ft away, I was very surprised that he did not croak and bolt. See picture attached to the checklist. The Great Egret is only the 2nd I've seen at OBNWR.

Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA

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Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2017 5:14 PM
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Subject: eBird Report - Occoquan Bay NWR, Oct 28, 2017

Occoquan Bay NWR, Prince William, Virginia, US
Oct 28, 2017 7:00 AM - 11:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.4 mile(s)
41 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 34
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Laughing Gull 2
Ring-billed Gull 3
gull sp. 25
Mourning Dove 8
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 5
Eastern Phoebe 4
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 2
crow sp. 12
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Eastern Bluebird 7
American Robin 51
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 160
Cedar Waxwing 2
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 55
Field Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 7
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 16
Swamp Sparrow 11
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 85
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Rusty Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 27
House Finch 2

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