Date: 12/24/20 5:00 pm From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> Subject: [va-bird] Nassawadox Christmas Bird Count, Sunday, December 20, 2020.
I wimped out of compiling this year. Bob Toner took up the torch and recruited several others. Next year I hope to return as prodigal compiler. - Harry Armistead. from Bob Toner: Good Evening All, 53 species -
First of all, Thank You to the volunteers who weathered the rainy Sunday to complete our count. This email of our results is being sent to all of the folks Harry highlighted in his email. I have no experience in having these findings recorded as an Official Audubon CBC and will follow through with the additional steps required to make our results an Official Audubon CBC. We undertook this count in 2020 as a continuation of an Eastern Shore VA Master Naturalist Annual Project of participating in the yearly Audubon Christmas Bird Count since 2007 or so.
Following first are the birds counted. At the end of the bird species counts you will find the required additional reporting information. Obviously, please advise whatever additional information may be required.
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 6 Tundra Swan 29 Canada Goose 21 American Black Duck 2 duck sp. 3 Black-bellied Plover 78 Killdeer 2 Willet 39 Dunlin 30
Black Vulture 1 Turkey Vulture 107 Bald Eagle 7 Northern Harrier 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Cooper's Hawk 1 Red -shouldered Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 8 American Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon 2 (1 bird notated as a CW spotted 12/18 @ 1:42 PM on a road within our count sector) Wild Turkey 33 Mourning Dove 56 Eastern Screech- Owl 5 Great Horned Owl 2 Belted Kingfisher 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 12 Yellow-bellied Woodpecker 4 Downy Woodpecker 10 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Northern ( Yellow-shafted) Flicker 10 Blue Jay 16 American Crow 32 Carolina Chickadee 4 Tufted Titmouse 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 Brown Creeper 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2 Carolina Wren 27 Eastern Bluebird 25 Hermit Thrush 2 American Robin 134 Northern Mockingbird 14 European Starling 119 Yellow-rumped Warbler 15
Northern Cardinal 35 Dark Eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 9 Chipping Sparrow 11 Savannah Sparrow 7 Fox Sparrow 4 Song Sparrow 2 White-throated Sparrow 56 Red-winged Blackbird 50 House Finch 6 American Goldfinch 11 House Sparrow 9
Other Species: Gray Squirrel 1
Count Statistics: Weather Temperature 34 - 46 F Wind East 0 - 5 MPH Cloudy Light Rain all day from 8:30 AM Water Open Moving
Mode Of Transportation By Foot 4.75 hours 4.25 miles By Car 11.0 hours 38.50 miles
Observers Name & Email Address Kathy & Bill Bender <benderbk...> Bill Dyas <wmdyas177...> Maggie Long <maggie.long55...> Tony Picardi <anthonypicardi...> Bob Toner <mbtoner...>
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