Date: 1/6/18 5:43 pm
From: Shea Tiller via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Mute Swan at Wilck's Lake & Palm Warbler at High Bridge Trail SP, Prince Edward County
Nice photos on the checklists. Always a pleasure to see great documentation
of great sightings!

Great birding,

Shea

On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 8:06 PM, Evan Spears via va-bird <
<va-bird...> wrote:

> Continuing cold weather keeps bringing in the rarities.
>
> - Stopped briefly at frozen Wilck's Lake this morning only to see a MUTE
> SWAN land on the ice in the middle of the lake. Bird stayed for several
> minutes resting on the ice before heading south. This species was last seen
> in the region at this location in early December 2015.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41688442
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41690720
>
> - No sign of the Greater White-fronted Geese at Sandy River Reservoir, but
> there are still tons of ducks. The lake is more frozen than yesterday but
> plenty open water remains. Flock of RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS and three
> COMMON GOLDENEYES were the main waterfowl highlights.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41690693
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41690683
>
> - High Bridge Trail State Park yielded the second or third regional winter
> record for PALM WARBLER.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41690676
>
> - Ended the day at Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park with an up close
> look at a brave SAVANNAH SPARROW.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41690658
>
>
> Evan Spears
> Farmville, VA
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