Date: 10/6/18 11:40 am
From: Scott Priebe via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] [va-bird] Leesylvania SP, Pr. William Co. - Peregrine Falcon, Grackle hoard, Blue-headed Vireo
Diversity was a bit low today, but picked up a 6 warbler species, including Yellow-rumped (8) and a Bay-breasted. Passerine highlight was a Blue-headed Vireo at the gun battery.
Highlight of the morning was an adult Peregrine Falcon perched in one of the snags at the end of Bushey Pt. (picture attached to eBird checklist). While I was watching the falcon, a Kingfisher flew up on a nearby snag and proceeded to scold the falcon, who seemed to ignore it. Also notable was a flock of at least 500 grackles, most in the playground field, and some in the trees and in the picnic areas on either side of the field. While noisy, the flock was not as noisy as the flock of Cub Scouts out hiking.

Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA

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