Date: 9/23/18 12:39 pm
From: Pete & Charm via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Quarterly Survey of Grandview Island Nature Preserve Part of the Western Shore Marshes State IBA
As part of the Hampton Roads Bird Club support for the Western Shore Marshes IBA, I participate in a quarterly survey of Grandview Island Nature Preserve in Hampton. Today I completed the 3rd quarter survey and recorded 31 species which is low for this survey but this was done around high tide which reduced the amount of mudflat habitat. Sanderlings are abundant and a pleasant surprise was coming across a group of Palm Warblers who had dropped down into the scrub tree area along the beach. The following is the results of the survey:

Mourning Dove 4
Black-bellied Plover 7
Semipalmated Plover 18
Ruddy Turnstone 7
Sanderling 72
Least Sandpiper 1
White-rumped Sandpiper 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper 5
Laughing Gull 6
Ring-billed Gull 8
Herring Gull 14
Great Black-backed Gull 13
Forster's Tern 2
Royal Tern 2
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 11
Snowy Egret 4
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 10
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 2
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Song Sparrow 1
Palm Warbler 8
Northern Cardinal 2

Pete Peterman

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