Date: 12/26/18 12:38 pm
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Occoquan Bayb NWR
Despite the Government shutdown Occoquan Bay NWR is open.  Trails along the river are debris-covered, and the stretch between Easy and Fox Roads is closed.  The birding was a bit slower than in recent weeks, as it seems the food sources that maintained the large robin and waxwing flocks has dwindled.  Waterfowl numbers also remain low.  Some nice finds were a large flock of over 50 rusty blackbirds along Easy Road, 2 American tree sparrows along Bayview Rd. near the bench, 2 catbirds, a thrasher, 8 fox sparrows, and numerous winter wrens. 
Marc Ribaudo
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