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1. For Paul Bedell (Jeffrey Blalock) 2. Starting a New CBC Circle (Scott Byrd) 3. Probable RoughLeg Hawk/great marsh/mason neck (Rich) 4. Riverbend Park Bird Walk 12/30/2018 (<krae1010...>) 5. Blandy marsh wren YES; Sully Woodlands No. shrike NO (Ashley Lohr) 6. Short-eared Owl Warren Cty VA (William Walsh) 7. South Carolina - Kiawah Island - Birding trip photos 2 - Loggerhead Shrike and Snowy Egret (Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick')
Message: 1 Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2018 09:24:46 -0500 From: Jeffrey Blalock <jcbabirder...> To: VA-BIRD <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] For Paul Bedell Message-ID: <C1DAD13D-9ADF-4E8A-8E81-5B1A650737E9...> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
If you are on the List would you please email me direct on details of where you found the Ash-throated Flycatcher in the park I am thinking about going after it tomorrow
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Jeff Blalock 103 Elizabeth Court South Boston VA 24592 434-470-4352 Cell <jcbabirder...>
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2018 14:33:47 +0000 (UTC) From: Scott Byrd <ewcbyrd...> To: "<va-bird...>" <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Starting a New CBC Circle Message-ID: <483501378.10808064.1546180427691...> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Good morning fellow birders! I am looking for some guidance on starting a new CBC circle in King George. Most of the county is uncovered including Caledon State Park and the sand and gravel pits that host wintering waterfowl along the Rappahannock River. I have tried a generic outreach to Audubon, but received no response. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much.
Seen off platform at end of Great Marsh Trail. At west end of marsh. Posted up. Got some pics. Not 100% sure but pretty sure by process of slim. Dark bib. Speckled breast. Dark wing edges facing us.
Alexandra Munters Rich Rieger Ed Wallace
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Message: 4 Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2018 21:51:18 +0000 (UTC) From: "<krae1010...>" <krae1010...> To: Va-bird Birding <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Riverbend Park Bird Walk 12/30/2018 Message-ID: <765469739.11944923.1546206679008...> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Due to the ongoing federal government shutdown, the regularly scheduled Sunday morning Great Falls Bird Walk was again held at Fairfax County's Riverbend Park, with its diverse habitats and extensive network of trails. The walk -- which included the Conn's Farm Meadow and portions of the Hollow, Madison's Escape, and Potomac Heritage Trails -- identified approximately 25 species and included 10 participants. Particularly worthy of mention was the "Cardinal Tree" observed at the meadow -- a Tulip Popular, replete with Northern Cardinals (and a few Eastern Bluebirds), all facing east and basking in the early morning sunglow. A fine salute to 2018.? This walk meets at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, rain or shine; it does not take place, though, during electrical storms, heavy snows, or when the trails are icy. Stay tuned to this listserve for next weekend's meetup announcement. All those with an interest in the natural world - beginning and experienced birders alike - please join us. Canada Goose 141 Ring-necked Duck 40 Bufflehead 30 Common Merganser 1 duck sp. 2 Ring-billed Gull 19 gull sp. 3 Black Vulture 3 Turkey Vulture 7 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 6 Downy Woodpecker 3 Pileated Woodpecker 2 Northern Flicker 5 Blue Jay 24 American Crow 2 Fish Crow 4 crow sp. 3 Carolina Chickadee 7 Tufted Titmouse 10 White-breasted Nuthatch 16 Carolina Wren 20 Eastern Bluebird 14 Hermit Thrush 1 White-throated Sparrow 72 Song Sparrow 3 Swamp Sparrow 1 Northern Cardinal 28
After 45 mins, saw the MARSH WREN at Blandy Experimental Farm (Clarke Co.) yesterday (12/29). Only managed 1 quick photo. It was in the reeds/grass at the edge of the pond. Viewed from the gravel road running between the pond and Rattlesnake Springs marsh.
A RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH bounced between the feeder and the surrounding trees near the office ----------- Took my boyfriend to see the NORTHERN SHRIKE this afternoon (I've seen it in past years). Arrived at Sully Woodlands (Fairfax Co.) at 4pm, left at 4:45pm. No shrike. Last eBird report was 12/18, but I assume the bird is still around based on data from past years.
Had a NORTHERN HARRIER working the W/NW field (and another flyover harrier before we left but possibly the same individual). Also saw a perched adult RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and 2 FOX SPARROWS in the Rubus along the main path by the old building. ------------ Lastly, saw a BARRED OWL in a small tree right next to Lincoln Rd. (Loudoun Co.) on my drive home yesterday evening.
Happy birding, Ashley Lohr Purcellville / Lynchburg / Athens, GA
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2018 18:56:41 -0500 From: William Walsh <wrwbirder...> To: <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Short-eared Owl Warren Cty VA Message-ID: <CAJ0xYWKeQKNHeNpEuFkJoew8K+<BiuAv4FtLiyovwxzZ4cD0dag...> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
We had two Short-eared Owls this evening at the location along Milldale Rd near Stone Bridge Rd where they have been seen in past years. We first noticed one as it started harassing a perched Red-tail hawk out in the field.
Bill and Cheryl Walsh Aldie VA
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:34:50 +0000 From: "Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick'" <RoweRA...> To: "<va-bird...>" <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] South Carolina - Kiawah Island - Birding trip photos 2 - Loggerhead Shrike and Snowy Egret Message-ID: <5c498d4db0a7445ba168e8137e92677e...> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
Here is my second set of photos. We were lucky enough to locate a Loggerhead Shrike out near the beach on the famous Ocean Course at Kiawah. It was very active and at times was chasing other birds. Also, on our last morning we came across a feeding group of Snowy Egrets and Wood Storks. They were so intent on feeding that we were able to walk right up to them. Out on the beach, we found several large, mixed groups of shorebirds - gulls, terns, and peeps.
In this batch of photos I've posted some shots of Snowy Egret, Tri-colored Heron, Caspian Tern, Loggerhead Shrike, Dunlin, Little Blue Heron, and a head shot of a very large alligator. I would guess this guy was 12 feet - he was huge.