Date: 9/28/18 3:02 am From: Bruce Carl via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Birding around Chincoteague NWR, VA
This is just a recap of my birding adventures in the town of Chincoteague and Chincoteague NWR during this past week. As of this morning a total of 102 species have been identified that included 16 species of shorebirds, 9 species of gulls and terns, 9 species of egrets/herons/ibis and 10 species of warblers. Some the more interesting finds included Wilson's plover, piping plover, hudsonian godwit, gull billed tern, a rain puddle at the NWR beach parking area that had lesser black backed/greater black backed/laughing/ring billed and herring gulls together at the same time, a calling Chuck wills widow, both glossy and white ibis, tricolored heron, little blue heron, cattle egret, cape May/Bay breasted/blackpoll/blackburnian warblers, black billed cuckoo, red headed woodpecker, Merlin, Philadelphia vireo, red breasted nuthatches and a summer tanager. A very enjoyable week away from home despite some unfavorable weather conditions.