Date: 12/30/20 6:13 am From: Renee Grebe <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender grebebird for DMARC) Subject: [va-bird] Common Goldeneye @ Occoquan Bay NWR
We took a nice long walk all around Occoquan Bay NWR on Tuesday morning and the most exciting bird we saw was a Common Goldeneye, around 10:45am, close-ish to shore, mid-way between Charlie and Easy Roads, off the Deephole Point Road. It was loosely associating with a raft of ~30 ruddy ducks. Other noteworthy bird species seen on our walk included: - Lots of scaup (sp)
- We saw one on land, behind one of the duck blinks mid-way/north on Deephole Point Road. We couldn't tell if it was injured, but it seemed highly unusual to be on land. It seemed to hunker down in between debris - we didn't want to further harass it.
- Ruddy ducks - Pied billed grebes - Turkeys - Golden crowned kinglets - Ruby crowned kinglets - Thrasher - Hermit Thrush - 4 species of sparrow (Field, Song, White-throated, Swamp) - Cedar waxwings - Several bald eagles - A white plastic bag at the very top of a tree which we tried to make into a snowy owl (it was not - lol) -Renee Grebe Alexandria, VA
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