Date: 12/26/18 11:32 am From: Hobson, Christopher via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: Re: [VA-bird] VA-bird Digest, Vol 140, Issue 26
Normal feeder crew over the weekend, except for a single recurrent juvenile/female? Purple finch. First one I've seen this winter, typically get a small group of 3-6 males/females in January and February. Also had a Winter wren, and a Hermit thrush bouncing around the back wooded part of my place yesterday.
Cheers from downtown Quinton, Virginia!
On Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 8:50 AM <va-bird-request...> wrote:
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Evening Grosbeaks, Union Springs, R'ham County (Kevin Shank) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 11:34:48 -0500 > From: Patrick Malone <pmalone...> > To: <va-bird...> > Cc: <mdbirding...> > Subject: [VA-bird] out of area: Birds in NM last week > Message-ID: <B41D117D-E8F7-4BBA-A66F-8807DCBA1D5A...> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > > Friends: Took a trip to several spots in northern NM last week and got > some interesting views of cranes, raptors, wood ducks and other birds. > > > cranes at Bernardo: https://flic.kr/s/aHskPp7RA9 < > https://flic.kr/s/aHskPp7RA9> > waterfowl at nature center in ABQ: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmvHwkbt < > https://flic.kr/s/aHsmvHwkbt> > raptors and others near LV NM: https://flic.kr/s/aHskue6amp < > https://flic.kr/s/aHskue6amp> (pix before ring-billed gulls were taken in > March 2018) > > The Bernardo wildlife area is run by the state and is much less known than > its neighbor NWR at Bosque del Apache. You can get closer to the cranes at > Bernardo, which has large fields of corn that the birds feast on. > > Patrick & Vicki Malone > 4901 Essex Avenue > Chevy Chase, MD 20815 > 301-656-9153 > <pmalone...> <mailto:<pmalone...> > > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 2 > Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 18:30:52 +0000 (UTC) > From: Herbert Larner <birdergonewild...> > To: <va-bird...> > Cc: shenvalbirds <shenvalbirds...> > Subject: [VA-bird] Birding Christmas Day Augusta County > Message-ID: <1926912435.9101834.1545762652490...> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 > > Happy Holiday to all > > After getting an e -mail from Penny Warren stating that on Jean & Bobby > Whitecarver's property , the Swoope Bald Eagles have built a new nest on > their property about a half mile ( as an Eagle flies ) from where the old > nest site was before it fell down this past summer . Any way I went out > this morning to look where it was located at & it can be seen from > Cattleman Rd at a distance but on N. Mountain Rd just after the bridge it > is a closer but still at a distance ( not as close as the old nest site ) . > Both Eagles were at the nest today . At Smith's Pond there were about 25 to > 30 + green - winged Teal , 20+ mallard & 2 Black Duck . On Bells Lane > there were 9 Common Merganser's , 10 Hooded Merganser's , 12 Gadwall , 5 > Mallard , one Wood Duck at the Beaver pond area . > > > Allen Larner > Staunton > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 3 > Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 18:34:52 +0000 (UTC) > From: Herbert Larner <birdergonewild...> > To: <va-bird...> > Cc: shenvalbirds <shenvalbirds...> > Subject: [VA-bird] Birding Christmas Day Augusta County > Message-ID: <410695587.9063013.1545762892512...> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 > > I forgot to add in that I put on e - bird the new nest site by marking it > with a marker . Just Explore Augusta County to fine the new site . > > > > After getting an e -mail from Penny > > Warren stating that on Jean & Bobby Whitecarver's > > property , the Swoope Bald Eagles have built a new nest on > > their property about a half mile ( as an Eagle flies )? > > from where the old nest site was before it fell down this > > past summer . Any way I went out this morning to look where > > it was located at & it can be seen from Cattleman Rd at > > a distance but on N. Mountain Rd just after the bridge it is > > a closer but still at a distance ( not as close as the old > > nest site ) . Both Eagles were at the nest today . At > > Smith's Pond there were about 25 to 30 + green - winged Teal > > , 20+ mallard & 2 Black Duck .? On Bells Lane there > > were 9 Common Merganser's , 10 Hooded Merganser's , 12 > > Gadwall , 5 Mallard , one Wood Duck at the Beaver pond area > > . > > > > > > Allen Larner > > Staunton > > > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 4 > Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 13:58:46 -0500 > From: Joe Coleman <joecoleman...> > To: <va-bird...> > Subject: [VA-bird] Fwd: DC Area, 12/25/2018 > Message-ID: <2CD5AD67-940A-4AEF-8A3B-EAD95702257C...> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 > > FYI Joe Coleman > > Sent from my iPad > > Begin forwarded message: > > > Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist > > Date: 12/25/2018 > > Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle > > Reports, comments, questions: <voice...> > > Compilers: Rick and Nancy Sussman > > Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central > > Atlantic States (independent of NAS) > > Transcriber: Steve Cordle > > > > Please consider joining ANS, especially if you are a regular user of the > Voice of the Naturalist (Individual $50; Family $65; Nature Steward $100; > Audubon Advocate $200). The membership number is 301-652 9188, option 12; > the address is 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; and the web > site is http://www.anshome.org. > > > > This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon Naturalist > Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, December 18, and was > completed on Tuesday, December 25, at 9:00 a.m. > > > > Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic order, > as set forth in the American Ornithological Society Checklist for North and > Middle American Birds, as revised through the 59th Supplement (June 2018). > > > > Top Birds this week were: WHITE-WINGED DOVE* in VA, CALLIOPE > HUMMINGBIRD* in MD, BAR-TAILED GODWIT* in VA, SAY?S PHOEBE* in VA, GREAT > TIT* in VA, and VARIED THRUSH* in MD. > > > > Other Birds of Interest include: SNOW GOOSE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED > GOOSE, CACKLING GOOSE, TRUMPETER SWAN, REDHEAD, COMMON EIDER, all three > SCOTER species, LONG-TAILED DUCK, EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE, SANDHILL CRANE, > BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, MARBLED GODWIT, PURPLE SANDPIPER, gulls, GREAT > CORMORANT, AMERICAN BITTERN, GREAT EGRET, GREEN HERON, BLACK-CROWNED > NIGHT-HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, GOLDEN EAGLE, LONG-EARED and SHORT-EARED OWL, > RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, LOGGERHEAD and NORTHERN SHRIKE, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, > wrens, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, EVENING GROSBEAK, COMMON REDPOLL, SNOW > BUNTING, sparrows, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, > ORANGE-CROWNED and other out-of-season warblers, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, > and INDIGO BUNTING. > > > > TOP BIRDS > > > > The WHITE-WINGED DOVE*, a bird of the desert SW, that has been visiting > a feeder in Claytor Lake, Pulaski Co, VA, continued daily Dec 18-21. > > > > The now locally famous CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD*, a hatch-year male, > continues to visit several feeders in a yard at 77 Dogwood Tree Lane, Cape > St. Claire, Anne Arundel Co, MD through Dec 23. The owners ask that > visitors come between 9 am and 4 pm, stay on the cement pad on the left > side of the backyard, do not park in front of the home across the street, > close the gate, and sign the guest book. > > > > A BAR-TAILED GODWIT*, likely the same individual seen in the spring, was > found again during a shorebird survey at Chincoteague NWR, Accomack Co, VA > on Dec 18 and 19. > > > > A SAY?S PHOEBE* was found mid-day on Dec 24 along Sandiges Road (Rt 610) > in Amherst Co (north of Lynchburg), VA. The bird was hanging around a brush > pile near an old barn about 0.4 miles from US Rt 60. It flew back and forth > across the road a few times then flew out of sight and was not relocated. > > > > A vagrant GREAT TIT* (Parus major), a Eurasian native related to our > titmouse, was photographed at a feeder on the naval base in Norfolk, VA. > Its provenance has not been determined, but it was very likely > ship-assisted. > > > > A male VARIED THRUSH*, normally found in the western U.S. and Canada, > was seen and photographed in a front yard on Philip Dr, St. Mary?s Co, MD > on Dec 22, for a first county record, and if accepted by the MDDC Records > Committee, a fifth state record. The bird was relocated on Dec 23 in the > woods on the left side of the house at 22070 Philip Drive in Leonardtown, > MD, and again in the same neighborhood on Dec 24. The (extremely welcoming) > homeowners request that birders come between 8 am and 4 pm, and park along > the left side of the road between the first house on Philip and this house > (both houses are on the left side). If that space is full, please try to > avoid parking directly in front of another house. > > > > OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST > > > > A large flock of 250-300 SNOW GEESE were seen in flight, away from the > bay, at Dutch Gap Conservation Area-Henricus Historical Park, Chesterfield > Co, VA on Dec 22. A lone GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, lingering for the > past two weeks, was seen again at Fallston Road Pond in Harford Co, MD on > Dec 18. A CACKLING GOOSE was reported at Ocean Lakes High School in > Virginia Beach, VA on Dec 22, another was seen on Dec 22-23 at > Cumberland-Terminus, Allegany Co, MD, and another was found on Dec 24 at > Belle Haven Park-North Parking area, Fairfax Co, VA. > > > > A TRUMPETER SWAN (wing tag #T87) remains on Lake Artemesia, with > sightings Dec 18-24. A pair of TRUMPETER SWANS were at the Patuxent > Research Refuge-North Tract, Anne Arundel Co, MD on Dec 21, and two > continued on Lake Brittle in Fauquier Co, VA on Dec 22. > > > > A REDHEAD was seen in western MD at Rocky Gap SP, Allegany Co, on Dec > 21-23. A first year male COMMON EIDER was spotted again at Phoebus > Waterfront Park, Hampton, VA on Dec 22. On Dec 18, 19, 22, and 23, a pair > of SURF SCOTERS were seen, continuing from last week, at Lake Frederick, > Frederick Co, VA. All three SCOTER species were seen at Eastern Neck NWR in > Kent Co, MD on Dec 20, with 40 SURF, one WHITE-WINGED and one BLACK > reported. On Dec 20-23 an adult BLACK SCOTER was at Everett Lake in Bedford > Co, VA. A male LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen and photographed at Cranberry > Reservoir, Carroll Co, MD on Dec 18, while another was spotted at Liberty > Corner Farm, Albemarle Co, VA on Dec 22. > > > > A high number of 30 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were reported from Dayton, > Rockingham Co, VA on Dec 22. > > > > A pair of SANDHILL CRANES have been seen in the area of Poolesville, > Montgomery Co, MD recently. On Dec 20 they were spotted walking and eating > in a large field on the north side of Westerly Road and seen again on Dec > 22. > > > > Six BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were spotted from the wildlife drive at > Blackwater NWR, Dorchester Co, MD on Dec 18. Four MARBLED GODWITS were > found sleeping and preening at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on Dec 23. > Notable anywhere away from the coast, a pair of PURPLE SANDPIPERS were seen > along the jetty at Herrington Harbor, Anne Arundel Co, MD on Dec 19, and a > single individual was at Chesapeake Beach Marina in Calvert Co, MD on Dec > 20. > > > > A lone BONAPARTE?S GULL was seen flying over with Ring-billed Gulls at > Wingina Boat Ramp in Nelson Co, VA on Dec 21. On Dec 22, 61 LAUGHING GULLS > were counted from Loreley Beach Community Pier (private) in Baltimore Co, > MD. On the same day, an immature ICELAND GULL was seen at the Prince > William County Landfill, Prince William Co, VA. On Dec 23, two ICELAND and > one GLAUCOUS GULL were reported from the same location. A LESSER > BLACK-BACKED GULL was reported from Leonardtown, St. Mary?s Co, MD on Dec > 20, in the company of Ring-billed and Herring Gulls. > > > > As many as 17 GREAT CORMORANTS were perched on the Bloody Point Bar > Light at the Kent Point Marina, Queen Anne?s Co, MD, Dec 19, with a fewer > number seen there on Dec 22. > > > > A pair of AMERICAN BITTERNS were reported from Hart-Miller Island, Essex > Co, MD on Dec 20. A late GREAT EGRET was reported throughout the week at > Lake Artemesia in Prince George?s Co, MD Dec 18-24. Another was seen at > Port Mahon Rd, Kent Co, DE on Dec 19. A late lingering GREEN HERON has been > reliably seen feeding, sunning, and preening in an outflow channel at the > Ashby Pond Conservancy Site in Fairfax City, VA on Dec 18 and 19. A > lingering immature BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen again in the marshy > area at Culler Lake in Baker Park, Frederick Co, MD on Dec 19. A pair of > GLOSSY IBIS were spotted at Chincoteague NWR-Snow Goose Pond, Accomack Co, > VA on Dec 24. > > > > On Dec 21, an immature GOLDEN EAGLE was reported from Newport News Park, > Newport News, VA. > > > > A LONG-EARED OWL was photographed at the Blandy Experimental Farm/State > Arboretum of Virginia, Clarke Co, VA on Dec 19. On Dec 18, a SHORT-EARED > OWL was hunting over the marsh at Fowler?s Beach, Sussex Co, DE, and three > were seen there on Dec 19. > > > > RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were once again seen in MD at Fox Chase Pond and > Wetlands, in Howard Co, on Dec 19-22, and at Gibson Rd, Baltimore Co on Dec > 21. > > > > A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was discovered on Dec 23 on Bells Lane, in the area > of the big pond, in Staunton, VA. The continuing NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen > again at the Sully Woodlands, Fairfax Co, VA, most recently on Dec 18. A > late BLUE-HEADED VIREO was located at Sandy Bottom Natural Park, in > Hampton, VA on Dec 21, while another was seen at Leonardtown, St. Mary?s > Co, MD on Dec 24. > > > > Lingering wrens included a HOUSE WREN continuing at the city point area > of Hopewell, VA on Dec 20 and 23, another at Eastern Regional Park, > Baltimore Co, MD on Dec 20, a SEDGE WREN continuing at the Chesapeake Bay > Environmental Center (Horsehead) Queen Anne?s Co, MD on Dec 20, and MARSH > WRENS at Swan Creek Wetland-Cox Creek DMCF (continuing) on Dec 19, another > at Blandy Experimental Farm/State Arboretum of Virginia, Clarke Co, VA the > same day, and another at Baylight Rd in Baltimore Co, MD on Dec 22. > > > > Late BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS in Virginia were found at Dutch Gap > Conservation Area/Henricus Historical Park in Chesterfield Co, Dec 19-20, > and a pair continuing at Ancarrow?s Landing in Richmond City, on Dec 22, > while another was seen among a group of Yellow-rumped Warblers on the dune > trail at Back Bay NWR, Virginia Beach, VA on Dec 23. > > > > EVENING GROSBEAKS were reported in small numbers this week. One was seen > again at Gapland SP in Frederick Co, MD on Dec 18, and four females were > seen the same day on private land near Union Springs dam in Rockingham Co, > VA. A pair of females continue to visit feeders in the same yard as the > White-winged Dove, in Claytor Lake, Pulaski Co, VA, with sightings > throughout the week. > > > > A COMMON REDPOLL was discovered feeding on seeds at the top of a sweet > gum tree on the road to the marina at Dyke Marsh, Fairfax Co, VA on Dec 24. > > > > Twenty or more SNOW BUNTINGS were at Fowler?s Beach, Milford, Sussex Co, > DE on Dec 18. A small flock with varying numbers continues to visit North > Point SP in Baltimore Co, MD, with reports on Dec 19, 21, and 22. In > Virginia, 13 SNOW BUNTINGS were along the 88th Street Beach, Virginia Beach > on Dec 23. > > > > A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen again at the Laurel Hill Equestrian > Center, Fairfax, VA, as recently as Dec 23. A VESPER SPARROW flushed up > from a field with a flock of Savannah Sparrows at Sayler?s Creek Road Pond > in Prince Edward Co, VA on Dec 22. The adult LARK SPARROW at the National > Arboretum, NE DC remains in the area of the stream restoration, seen in the > company of a mixed flock of Song and White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed > Juncos as recently as Dec 23. Three SAVANNAH SPARROWS were found at > Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, NE DC on Dec 23. A well seen and > photographed GRASSHOPPER SPARROW continued in the brambles along the > Anacostia River, at the National Arboretum, NE DC on Dec 23. A LECONTE?S > SPARROW was found at Princess Anne WMA-Whitehurst Tract, Virginia Beach, VA > on Dec 23. At least two (one adult, one immature) WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS > were seen in the stream restoration area at the National Arboretum, NE DC > on Dec 20, continuing through Dec 24. > > > > An adult male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was seen in a mixed group of > blackbirds heading north at Princess Anne WMA-Whitehurst Tract, in Virginia > Beach, VA on Dec 23. Another adult male was reported from Whitehall Neck > Road, near the intersection with Bear Swamp Road, Kent Co, DE on the same > day. > > > > On Dec 19, a well-described YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was reported from the > C&O Canal-Potomac Boat Club, NW DC, seen eating berries near the towpath. > > > > An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, found on a CBC last week, was relocated at > St. Mary?s College of Maryland, St. Mary?s Co, MD on Dec 19. Other > lingering warblers this week included a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at Weyanoke > Sanctuary, Norfolk, VA on Dec 21, a bright adult NASHVILLE WARBLER at the > National Arboretum, NE DC on Dec 20, another at Ancarrow?s Landing, > Richmond City, VA on Dec 22, a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT at Huntley Meadows Park, > Fairfax Co, VA on Dec 18 and another at Chino Farms-10 acre Pond (private), > Queen Anne?s Co, MD on Dec 23, a CAPE MAY WARBLER eating suet at a feeder > in a yard in Entwood (private), Hanover Co, VA on Dec 22 & 23, a PALM > WARBLER seen at a private farm in Kent Co, MD on Dec 23, a YELLOW-RUMPED > (AUDUBON?S) WARBLER continuing at a private residence on Deep Creek Road in > Accomack Co, VA on Dec 22, and a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER which was found on > the DC CBC and continued at East Potomac Park-Haines Point, SW DC on Dec 19. > > > > An out-of-season ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was visiting a feeder on Dec 18 > on Westview Drive, St. Inigoes, St. Mary?s Co, MD. > > > > A late INDIGO BUNTING wad discovered at Algonkian Regional Park in > Loudoun Co, VA on Dec 21. > > > > > > *** > > > > This week's report was based on reports on the DE, MD, VA, and WV list > servers, eBird records and various birding pages on Facebook. > > > > The Audubon Sanctuary Shop (301-652-3606, > http://anshome.org/naturalist-shop) is an excellent source for guidebooks > and many other nature-related titles. > > > > To report bird sightings, e-mail your report to <voice...> > Please post reports before midnight Monday, identify the county as well as > the state, and include your name and a Tuesday morning contact, e-mail or > phone. > > > > Thank you for your interest and enjoy the birds. > > > > *Of interest to the applicable state records committee > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 5 > Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 20:32:57 +0000 (UTC) > From: Allen Bryan <nshrike1...> > To: Reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> > Subject: [VA-bird] Apparent Immature Northern Goshawk- Henrico County > Message-ID: <1572489312.10003035.1545769977990...> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 > > While I was out early this afternoon my son's girlfriend photographed a > large hawk that came through the yard upsetting all of the squirrels.The > hawk appears to be an immature Northern Goshawk. ?(If anyone has a > differing opinion please chime in.) > One can always hope it stays around. > http://visitingnature.com/main/december-2018/ > > > Enjoy each day, > Allen > Allen Bryan?Richmond, Va.?www.visitingnature.com > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 6 > Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 22:40:19 +0000 (UTC) > From: Harry Glasgow <harry.glasgow...> > To: VA Bird Listserv <va-bird...> > Subject: [VA-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk > Message-ID: <280933884.2477474.1545777619012...> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 > > > > This is the very tardy Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk report. ?I > can safely claim that Christmas events delayed me until this afternoon. > ?While we are at it, the Friends of Huntley Meadows ?wish to extend wishes > of a Happy Christmas to all our birding friends throughout Virginia and > beyond. Our Christmas Eve walk produced 44 species, with large groups of > American Crows and ? 7 Rusty Blackbirds as noteworthy sightings. ?We wish > to thank Barbara ?and John Perry for hosting our apres birding brunch in > their lovely home. > > > > Canada Goose? 145 > Northern Shoveler? 5 > Gadwall? 4 > Mallard (Domestic type)? 75 > American Black Duck? 4 > Northern Pintail? 12 > Green-winged Teal? 5 > Hooded Merganser? 4 > Wild Turkey? 7 > Ring-billed Gull? 45 > Great Blue Heron? 2 > Black Vulture? 1 > Turkey Vulture? 2 > Bald Eagle? 3 > Red-shouldered Hawk? 1 > Barred Owl? 1 > Red-headed Woodpecker? 3 > Red-bellied Woodpecker? 6 > Downy Woodpecker? 4 > Pileated Woodpecker? 2 > Northern Flicker? 3 > Merlin? 1 > Blue Jay? 6 > American Crow? 137 > Fish Crow? 44 > Carolina Chickadee? 6 > Tufted Titmouse? 1 > White-breasted Nuthatch? 4 > Brown Creeper? 1 > Carolina Wren? 3 > Golden-crowned Kinglet? 2 > Eastern Bluebird? 3 > Hermit Thrush? 1 > American Robin? 4 > Gray Catbird? 1 > American Goldfinch? 3 > Dark-eyed Junco? 2 > White-throated Sparrow? 5 > Song Sparrow? 3 > Swamp Sparrow? 3 > Eastern Towhee? 1 > Red-winged Blackbird? 2 > Rusty Blackbird? 7 > Northern Cardinal? 6 > > > The Monday Morning Birdwalk has been a weekly event at Huntley?Meadows > since 1985. It takes place every week, rain or shine (except during > electrical storms, strong winds, or icy trails), at 8AM (7AM from?October > through April), is free of charge, requires no reservation, and is open to > all. Birders meet in the parking lot at the Park's entrance at 3701 > Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA. Questions should be directed to Park staff > during normal business hours at (703)768-2525. > > Harry Glasgow > Nancy VehrsFriends of Huntley Meadows Park > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 7 > Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 17:46:32 -0500 > From: Michael Boatwright <mboater59...> > To: <va-bird...> > Subject: [VA-bird] SAY'S PHOEBE- Amherst County, Dec 25, 2018 > Message-ID: > <CAD=ztSErUB8E=+NxM7ZGr8h= > <5XPi3P0m377v6Ry54-mOVudGsw...> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8" > > The Say's Phoebe in Amherst County was relocated in the afternoon of Dec > 25, 2018. It had moved about 0.5 miles northeast of where I found it > yesterday. Betty Epperson spotted it first and I and several other local > birders enjoyed nice views as it worked its way around the fields and > perched on the ground, on corn stobs, small saplings, fence post, and power > lines. It was present from at least 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. > > If you go looking for it, please note that all of this land is private. > Observe from the shoulder of the public road only. Here is a link to map of > specific location. https://goo.gl/maps/E5q57jSsoun > < > https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2Fmaps%2FE5q57jSsoun%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2fNN-QyHtup3IWMb3mbBy6qg9GeKnYAqS8mKcIkBoSe3jILut8ASBF6zE&h=AT3SPe8GRMtrZMQkt0pm16Pz6YDERFKptTJMU-nJ3VqEjifmpJlok1nRkkCaAuItq_unx8roZp905_FCN5LCBiZLOVcD9IlYId6uk2qlV7sJLHEVLHbRKcppTTXUd5BSqxlwP2ab0VOfifSIE8re9Lun > > > > > Photo > https://www.facebook.com/groups/456751061044163/permalink/2165581676827751/ > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 8 > Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 22:47:01 -0500 > From: "Kevin Shank" <birds...> > To: <va-bird...>, <shenvalbirds...> > Subject: [VA-bird] Evening Grosbeaks, Union Springs, R'ham County > Message-ID: <email@example.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" > > We weren't at home much of the day today, but I saw 4 Evening Grosbeaks > (all > females I believe) around noon as I was leaving for the rest of the day. > Apparently the birds are at least staying in the general area. > > > > Shaphan Shank > > Union Springs > > > > > > > > ------------------------------ > > Subject: Digest Footer > > _______________________________________________ > VA-bird mailing list > <VA-bird...> > https://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird > > > ------------------------------ > > End of VA-bird Digest, Vol 140, Issue 26 > **************************************** >