Date: 1/9/18 7:21 pm
From: Mary Kimm via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Pohick Bay Water Fowl
Very cool!

On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 5:46 PM Donald Sweig <skybirds.d...> wrote:

> I was at Pohick Bay for a couple of hours this afternoon. There were
> thousands of ducks and other birds on the water, and the ice. (Partial List
> below) .
> In addition to the ducks, there were a couple of hundred or more Canada
> geese, about 100 Tundra Swans (close enough to hear them calling and see
> them flapping their wings), at least four Bald Eagles out on the ice, and a
> bunch of gulls.
> The afternoon sunshine on the birds made for excellent viewing and
> photography. It was all quite impressive.
> I made no attempt to do an accurate count; many of the birds were too far
> away to hardly even see, even with a scope
> However, I did see:
>
> Redhead: hundreds
> Canvasbacks: dozens
> Coots: countless
> Hooded Mergansers: probably hundreds.
> Common Mergansers
> Bufflehead
> Gadwall
> Ruddy duck
> Ringnecks
> Scaup
> American widgeon
> Mallards
> A pair of Goldeneye,
> (Seen and reported by Bill Young.)
> I did not find or see the Eurasian widgeon, nor the Eared Grebe.
> It was all quite impressive.
> It will be interesting to see how many birds are still there as the ice
> begins to melt.
> Donald Sweig
> Falls Church, Virginia
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone

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