Date: 1/7/19 1:33 pm From: Michael Boatwright via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] SAY'S PHOEBE- Amherst County Jan 7, 2019
The SAY'S PHOEBE continued at Thrashers Creek on Sandiges Road (Rt 610) in Amherst County January 7 from just before Noon to around 2:00 PM. Bob Epperson and I saw it perch briefly on the power line just north of the bridge but it spent most of its time working along the creek itself. We saw it fly down to the creek several times and watched it perched fairly low in several small trees on or near the creek banks. Today, it only made a few forays into the fields where it perched on rocks and dirt mounds briefly.
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM seems to be the most reliable time to find this bird and the area where the road crosses Thrashers Creek has proven to be the best spot.