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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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 Message-ID: <CADMbO7gM=<MTX9D1fSt-mQ0gM_j0scYAUsSsON95a85SZapGLRQ...> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
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.
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:18:54 -0500 From: Stuart and Pam Davis <spdavis5...> To: <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Monday Morning Bird Walk Message-ID: <1606b108aa1-171e-5fdce...> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
???? 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 Message-ID: <C19680F3-4BD3-4A64-B289-9ACFA708F24B...> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
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 Message-ID: <951F4A12-D4BE-4083-AB5E-5A87250EF6A9...> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
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.