Date: 9/8/18 8:51 am From: Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - 103 Elizabeth Court, South Boston, VA, Sep 8, 2018
It’s funny how Birding can deal up a bad hand at times like driving 17 hrs on one to chase after one bird go Birding the next day trying for it and then driving 17 Hrs home with a big Fat No on your checklist.
But then there are times where it might not be a really Rare bird but something that you see on a regular basis during the right season but this time it includes two species that I haven’t ever seen in my yard.
It started in Mason Farm Biological Reserve at Chapel Hill NC on August 24 where I saw a Prothonotary and a Blue-winged Warbler taking turns chasing each other. It had been a while since I had seen a Blue-winged Warbler plus it was a NC Life Bird.
But the story gets better the very next day I had my first Prothonotary Warbler for my yard list and it was followed up with yet another on 2 Sept.
How for the icing on the cake during my morning count today I had a Blue-Winged Warbler which it too was a new bird for my yard list. When I first saw it I wasn’t fast enough to get a picture of it but it returned and then I was able to get its picture.
Following is eBird Report and link to eBird Report with pictures of the Blue-Winged Warbler.
From my iPhone
May God Bless and Keep You
Jeff Blalock 103 Elizabeth Court South Boston VA 24592 434-470-4352 Cell <jcbabirder...>
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> From: <ebird-checklist...> > Date: September 8, 2018 at 11:29:56 AM EDT > To: <jcbabirder...> > Subject: eBird Report - 103 Elizabeth Court, South Boston, VA, Sep 8, 2018 > > 103 Elizabeth Court, South Boston, VA, Halifax, Virginia, US > Sep 8, 2018 6:40 AM - 9:40 AM > Protocol: Stationary > 27 species > > Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 3 > Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 2 > Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 4 > Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1 > Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1 > White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 1 > Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) 1 > Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 2 > Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4 > American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 4 > Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2 > Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3 > White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 2 > Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 4 > Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 1 > Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) 1 Heard calling as it flew overhead. > Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 2 > European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 15 > House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 5 > American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2 > Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1 > Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1 > Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 60 > Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) 1 > American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1 > Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 1 > Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 12 > > View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48362998 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) *** 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 ***