Date: 12/20/17 11:24 pm
From: Szybala via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] two active duck hunting bliinds at Dyke Marsh?!!
Is duck hunting really still allowed at Dyke Marsh?

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Today's Topics:

1. no SNOW at Dulles (Russell Taylor)
2. Mt. Crawford Snowy--YES (Ashley Lohr)
3. Gordonsville (section II) CBC, 12/17/17 (Marshall Faintich)
4. Huntley Monday Morning Bird Walk (Stuart and Pam Davis)
5. Birds at Hunting creek and along Mt Vernon trail from
northern Belle Haven parking lot to Stone Bridge (Edward Eder)
6. Snowy and Short-eared Owls (Antonio Quezon)


Message: 1
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:47:42 -0500
From: Russell Taylor <gnatcatcher...>
To: VA Bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] no SNOW at Dulles
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I had to drop someone at Dulles Airport this morning, so I stopped in
parking garage 2 to look for the Snowy Owl. No luck. Found the Rough-legged
Hawk right away, plus 2 No. Harriers, and 3 Red-tailed Hawks. And one of the
Red-tails put up a small flock of Am. Pipits.

Russ Taylor


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Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:56:00 -0500
From: Ashley Lohr <aklohr...>
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Subject: [Va-bird] Mt. Crawford Snowy--YES
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Present from 8:30-10am on one of the light posts at the Walmart Distribution
Center. Could be seen from quite a distance at the McDonald's.
Just flew away.

Ashley Lohr
Purcellville/Lynchburg/Athens, GA


Message: 3
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:20:49 -0500
From: "Marshall Faintich" <marshall...>
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Subject: [Va-bird] Gordonsville (section II) CBC, 12/17/17
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Sandhill Cranes, Barn Owl, Short-eared Owls, and more. Report and photos:



Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

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In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!



Message: 4
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:18:54 -0500
From: Stuart and Pam Davis <spdavis5...>
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Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Monday Morning Bird Walk
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???? Thirty-two birders assembled at Huntley Meadows this cool and sunny
morning for the weekly Monday Morning Birdwalk. We saw a total of forty-two
species on a morning when the boardwalk was a bit slick and there a thin
layer of ice covering much of the wetlands. Notable was one of the largest
assemblies of Canada Geese that we have seen in quite some time. We also saw
all seven woodpecker species that are usually present in the region at this
time of year. Five species of ducks rounded out the waterfowl.
Canada Goose 340
American Black Duck 2
Mallard 62
Northern Shoveler 20
Northern Pintail 13
Hooded Merganser 4
Great Blue Heron 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Ring-billed Gull 13
Mourning Dove 16
Barred Owl 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 15
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Downy Woodpecker 11
Hairy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 130
Fish Crow 20
Carolina Chickadee 18
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 7
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 10
Winter Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4
Eastern Bluebird 7
Hermit Thrush 2
American Robin 8
European Starling 13
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 22
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Northern Cardinal 21
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 4
House Finch 6
American Goldfinch 6

During the winter months birders assemble in the Huntley Meadows parking lot
at 8:00 am every Monday rain or shine. No reservations are necessary. For
more information call the Huntley Meadows office at 703-768-2525

Stuart Davis, substituting for Harry Glascow


Message: 5
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:55:28 -0500
From: Edward Eder <nutmegz...>
To: va bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Birds at Hunting creek and along Mt Vernon trail
from northern Belle Haven parking lot to Stone Bridge
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A Cackling Goose was seen north of the Belle Haven picnic area. Very
stubby bill, block head and quite tiny, but easily lost among the nearly
1,000 Canada Geese.
Also had OC warbler, Pine warbler, Baltimore Oriole and BG Gnatcatcher.
Tomorrow should be another good day for observation there.
Unfortunately, two active duck hunting bliinds at Dyke Marsh scattered
waterfowl and made observation very difficult


Message: 6
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:44:15 -0500
From: Antonio Quezon <antonio.quezon...>
To: Virginia Birds Listserve <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snowy and Short-eared Owls
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There was a Snowy Owl in the OSV of Assateague Island National Seashore, MD
on Friday, 12/15, but we couldn?t relocate it on Saturday. Monday, 12/18 we
saw a Snowy Owl (at a great distance) in the marsh at Fowler Beach,
Delaware. Also at Fowler Beach were several Short-eared Owls, Northern
Harriers and a Rough-legged Hawk.

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