Date: 12/27/20 12:39 pm From: Larry Cartwright <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender prowarbler for DMARC) Subject: [va-bird] Common Goldeneye at Ben Brenman: Rufous at Green Spring
I took a brief break from reviewing Christmas Bird Count data and went to some nearby parks to get outside a bit.
I found the hen Common Goldeneye initially reported by David Ledwith at Ben Brenman Park diving and quite active today. I found her on the far side of the pond (opposite side from restrooms) near the bridge.
I then went to Green Spring where the Rufous Hummingbird put on a good show, hawking flying insects (yes, there were quite a few around) and hitting the feeder beside the arbor trellis quite frequently. She perches on the Trumpet Honeysuckle, mostly favoring the right side of the trellis as you are looking at the house. Please give her some space. She comes to the feeders most readily if you stand back from the trellis; the outer part of the little circle is a good spot. She tends to shy away when you are close to the trellis or the feeder.
Compiler, Huntley Meadows Eastern Bluebird Nest Box Program
Compiler, Dyke Marsh Breeding Bird Survey
Compiler, District of Columbia Christmas Bird Count
Compiler Audubon Society of Northern Virginia Winter Waterfowl Count
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