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

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Sent: Monday, October 30, 2017 5:29 PM
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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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