Date: 4/4/18 10:45 am From: David Boltz via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Blue-winged Teal, Common Loon, Osprey, Thrasher at Lake Frederick, Frederick Co.
Yesterday 3 Blue-winged Teal were seen on the lake by others but missed by me. This morning there was a raft of 17. They are not here often. While watching them an Osprey circled around and then disappeared. 18 DC Cormorants were present, most in the trees.
I looked below the lake in the swampy area in hopes of Virginia Rail or Sora, but no luck. There was a singing Brown Thrasher in that area, however. I then birded a couple of other spots on the property in hopes of finding a Vesper Sparrow, but no luck.
I went back down to the boat ramp before heading home. There was a raft of 16 Greater and 1 Lesser Scaup, and a Common Loon was near them.
Complete list below.
Dave Boltz Lake Frederick
Lake Frederick, Frederick, Virginia, US Apr 4, 2018 9:10 AM - 12:25 PM Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s) 40 species
Canada Goose 25 Blue-winged Teal 17 Mallard 5 Greater Scaup 16 Lesser Scaup 1 Common Loon 1 Pied-billed Grebe 1 Double-crested Cormorant 18 Great Blue Heron 1 Black Vulture 1 Turkey Vulture 5 Osprey 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Ring-billed Gull 1 Mourning Dove 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 2 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Phoebe 1 Blue Jay 5 American Crow 3 Fish Crow 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2 Tree Swallow 15 Barn Swallow 1 Carolina Chickadee 2 Tufted Titmouse 1 Carolina Wren 2 Eastern Bluebird 4 American Robin 1 Brown Thrasher 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 Field Sparrow 9 White-throated Sparrow 20 Song Sparrow 7 Swamp Sparrow 2 Northern Cardinal 4 House Finch 6 American 8 *** You are subscribed to VA-bird as <lists...> If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit https://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***