Date: 6/24/18 8:15 pm
From: Colt Gregory via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] VA-bird Digest, Vol 134, Issue 23
Kris - I got a GBH stick bird in the Chesapeake shoreline. I'm sure they are in the area and you count it!

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Today's Topics:

1. Riverbend Park Bird Walk 06/22/2018 (Kristine Lansing)
2. 24th Annual PURPLE MARTIN FIELD DAY Will be held tomorrow ! !
! ! 23JUN (Ron Kingston)


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Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:20:48 +0000 (UTC)
From: Kristine Lansing <krae1010...>
To: Va-bird Birding <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Riverbend Park Bird Walk 06/22/2018
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Following is the tally from the June 22 bird walk at Riverbend Park, which identified only 12 species -- excluding the omnipresent rain birds, stick birds and snag birds. Three intrepid participants hiked today's route, which began at the Visitors' Center and comprised sections of the canopied Hollows Trail and the River/Potomac Heritage Trail. Much of the companionable activity took place in a driving rain, with only brief respites of light drizzle.?
The next walk will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Friday July 13th, rain or shine (let's hope it shines), at the Riverbend Park Visitors' Center;?please contact Riverbend Park on 703-759-9018 to register. As the route will vary from one walk to the next, participants should?be prepared to walk about 2 miles in comfortable, closed-toed shoes. There likely will be gentle uphill and downhill stretches on slightly uneven terrain.?All birders are welcome!

Canada Goose 9
Double-crested Cormorant 23
Great Blue Heron 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 ?Heard
Acadian Flycatcher 3
Red-eyed Vireo 1 Heard
Carolina Chickadee 1 Heard
Carolina Wren 3 Heard
Chipping Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3 Heard
Indigo Bunting 1 Heard singing in a clearing as the rain briefly subsided.

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Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:32:55 -0400
From: "Ron Kingston" <kingston...>
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Subject: [VA-bird] 24th Annual PURPLE MARTIN FIELD DAY Will be held
tomorrow ! ! ! ! 23JUN
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We ARE planning on having the event, but we cannot park
at the site - the parking field is mud. See Website for instructions

the 24th Annual Purple Martin Field Day

Date: Tomorrow, June 23, 2018


We are scheduling a full program! Plan to arrive before 11:00 a.m. so you
won't miss the Door Prize give-away (including free GOURDS!) and the
beginning of the presentations.

Lance Wood and several other speakers will teach you how to get martins, get
more martins, and manage them properly so you won't lose them.

Which martin housing is the safest?-gourds or houses? Do Virginia martins
like gourds or houses better? COME AND FIND OUT!!!

You will learn how to protect martins from snakes, hawks, owls, raccoons,
House Sparrows, Starlings, wind damage, and lightning, as well as how to
grow gourds and turn them into martin homes. You'll receive free equipment
catalogs and literature about martin attraction and management. Bring a bag
lunch to eat while you listen to the presentations and watch the martins
feeding their nestlings! Then visit with other martin-lovers!-including
landlords who post on the PMCA Forum and Facebook page!

See <><> for
directions, photos, and to find out what to bring (and NOT to bring!)


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