Date: 2/27/23 4:04 pm
From: Wade Snyder <dry_fly_fisherman1...>
Subject: Jefferson Co. Tundra Swan flyover
Hello All,

Around 2:30 pm, I had a flyover of 64 Tundra Swans. They were in a somewhat loose V-formation and vocal. I managed to get a poor photo which allowed me to get a definite count of the flock. They were flying due west from my location, which would put them heading just south of Martinsburg near the airport. This afternoon's conditions were overcast and intermittent rain. It seems these Tundra Swans were lower in migration flight than my normal observations of previous spring flights.

Also, in the past week, I have noticed Eastern Meadowlarks singing in the pastures as well as one early singing Field Sparrow.

In the orchard, we are seeing nectarine trees in full bloom, with peaches showing pink in flower buds. Yikes!

Good Spring Birding to Everyone,

N. Wade Snyder
Shenandoah Junction
Jefferson County

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