Date: 10/30/17 2:37 pm From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] eBird Report - Laurel Hill Equestrian Area, Oct 30, 2017 - Bobolink, a plagiary of Mockingbirds, and several murders of Fish Crows
Given the wind, I wasn't optimistic about birding this AM. However, I was rewarded with a late Bobolink with a mixed group of sparrows along the entrance road (~9:30). Fish Crows are on the move;four flocks of 30-50 flew by 8:00-8:30. There was a plagiary of Mockingbirds (12) on the Workhouse Loop Trail (had to look that one up).
Scott D. Priebe Springfield, VA
________________________________ From: <ebird-checklist...> <ebird-checklist...> Sent: Monday, October 30, 2017 5:29 PM To: <falco57...> Subject: eBird Report - Laurel Hill Equestrian Area, Oct 30, 2017
Laurel Hill Equestrian Area, Fairfax, Virginia, US Oct 30, 2017 7:40 AM - 10:05 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.0 mile(s) 27 species (+1 other taxa)
Black Vulture 12 Turkey Vulture 8 Cooper's Hawk 2 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6 Mourning Dove 12 American Crow 21 Fish Crow 155 crow sp. 30 Carolina Wren 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 Eastern Bluebird 5 American Robin 95 Northern Mockingbird 15 12 of the 15 were in a group, all perched within an area ~ 10 ft across. European Starling 26 Palm Warbler (Yellow) 2 Chipping Sparrow 2 Field Sparrow 22 White-crowned Sparrow 5 White-throated Sparrow 4 Savannah Sparrow 1 Song Sparrow 17 Eastern Towhee 1 Northern Cardinal 4 Bobolink 1 Seen about 15 ft. away in a bramble patch along entrance road (38.701762, -77.245285) with mixed group of sparrows. About same size as a White-crowned Sparrow it perched beside. Overall amber color with streaks on back and flanks, dark cap, streak extending behind the eye, pink bill. Red-winged Blackbird 2 Brown-headed Cowbird 1 House Finch 18
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