Date: 10/1/18 6:42 am From: Quinn Emmering via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] No Say's Phoebe at Fairfax Co Landfill cap
On Sunday morning (Sept 30) I did not relocate the Say's Phoebe seen by K. Gaskill and D. Ledwith on Saturday, Sept 29 at the Fairfax Co. landfill cap in Lorton, VA. I spent about three hours slowly driving the roads and scanning the cap with binos and scope for the phoebe with no success.
However, there were plenty of other fun birds to see! From one vantage point I counted 23 American kestrels, the majority of which were concentrated on or near the power line on the east side of the cap. There were at least a handful more spread out elsewhere, probably several more. Also of note were peregrine falcon, eastern meadowlark, bobolink, and a marsh wren tucked into a small patch of cattails.