Date: 12/26/17 7:20 am From: Jim G via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Canvasbacks - Colonial Heights, VA
I managed to get views of 4 Canvasback ducks this morning in, what is being called on eBird, "The Sleep Inn Pond" in Colonial Heights (perhaps it's Prince George). The ponds are fenced off, and difficult to view from most locations. Regardless, the birds were spotted behind the Yamaha dealership across from the Lowe's on Puddledock Road.
The Canvasbacks were diving in a group that included Northern Shovelers, Ring-Necked Ducks, and Canada Geese. Nearby, was a Mute Swan.
Someone should really start a movement to open access to the area. For example, get Vulcan Stone, or whoever owns the property to build a viewing platform.
Jim Gould Southern Shores, NC (Mom lives in Hopewell)