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
Greetings all

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

Begin forwarded message:

> 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
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (
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