Date: 11/9/17 7:00 am From: David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Lots of Waterfowl & Spotted SP - Lake Frederick, Frederick Co.
Dave Carr sent me a message around 7:30 that the lake was teeming with Swans and lots of other good stuff. 8 species of ducks is phenomenal for this location. Horned Grebes are the first this season. And a very late Spotted SP was very unexpected. A nice flock of Bonaparte’s Gulls were straight out from the boat launch, but took flight while we were there.
I plan to check the lake again several more times today.
Lake Frederick Nov 9, 2017 8:00 AM Stationary 30 Minutes All birds reported? Yes Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.4 Build 149
122 Tundra Swan -- Very large flock spread out in several groups on the lake. 1 Northern Shoveler 4 Gadwall 2 American Wigeon 1 Mallard 4 Ring-necked Duck 16 Lesser Scaup 18 Bufflehead 6 Ruddy Duck 1 Pied-billed Grebe 8 Horned Grebe 1 Great Blue Heron 20 American Coot 1 Spotted Sandpiper -- In non-breeding plumage. Flew close to the water with quick flaps and glides. Perched on rocks at dam breast and pumped tail constantly. 50 Bonaparte's Gull -- Nice tight flock right in front of boat launch. 1 Belted Kingfisher