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Received From Subject
9/25/17 10:06 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (25 Sep 2017) 148 Raptors
9/25/17 5:09 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (25 Sep 2017) 66 Raptors
9/25/17 4:56 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (25 Sep 2017) 346 Raptors
9/25/17 4:37 pm Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Blue Ridge Parkway Warblers (8) and Gray-cheeked Thrush
9/25/17 4:09 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (25 Sep 2017) 406 Raptors
9/25/17 12:35 pm Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday morning Birdwalk
9/25/17 6:21 am Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Monticello Park 24 September..FOS Brown Creeper and YB Sapsucker
9/25/17 6:15 am Colt Gregory via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/24/17 (Fairfax County)
9/25/17 6:02 am Peter Robinson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Bath County Orange-crowned Warbler
9/25/17 6:02 am reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (24 Sep 2017) 78 Raptors
9/25/17 6:00 am reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (21 Sep 2017) 414 Raptors
9/25/17 5:59 am Jeffrey Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] eBird -- Staunton River State Park -- Sep 24, 2017
9/25/17 5:59 am Phil Silas via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Sep 24, 2017
9/25/17 5:55 am reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (24 Sep 2017) 768 Raptors
9/25/17 5:55 am reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (24 Sep 2017) 955 Raptors
9/25/17 5:54 am reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (24 Sep 2017) 119 Raptors
9/25/17 5:54 am Andrew Baldelli via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Pelagic trip update for October 7th.
9/25/17 5:54 am reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (24 Sep 2017) 1081 Raptors
9/25/17 5:54 am Elizabeth Fedorko via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Bombay Hook Advice: THANK YOU!
9/25/17 5:53 am reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (23 Sep 2017) 236 Raptors
9/25/17 5:53 am Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Merrimac Farm
9/25/17 5:53 am G B Harris via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Stumpy Lake Natural Area, Sep 24, 2017
9/25/17 5:53 am Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Leesylvania migrants (lots)
9/23/17 8:43 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (23 Sep 2017) 1167 Raptors
9/23/17 6:39 pm Elton Morel via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] NVBC walk at Aquia Landing Park & Crow's Nest NAP, Stafford county, Sep 23, 2017
9/23/17 6:25 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (23 Sep 2017) 71 Raptors
9/23/17 5:55 pm Eric Harrold via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Hawkwatch report - Buffalo Mountain NAP
9/23/17 5:33 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (23 Sep 2017) 250 Raptors
9/23/17 4:40 pm Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Occoquan Bay NWR
9/23/17 4:19 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (23 Sep 2017) 69 Raptors
9/23/17 1:53 pm Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Birds seen Blue Ridge Center (Lo Co), Sept 23
9/23/17 1:26 pm Meredith Bell via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] VSO Chincoteague Field Trip, Sep 15-17
9/23/17 7:26 am Marlene A Condon via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] first-of-season Ruby-crowned Kinglet, western Albemarle
9/22/17 6:53 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (22 Sep 2017) 1145 Raptors
9/22/17 6:39 pm Jeffrey Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] NatGeo Field Guide to NA Birds #7
9/22/17 5:59 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (22 Sep 2017) 259 Raptors
9/22/17 5:45 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (22 Sep 2017) 110 Raptors
9/22/17 5:31 pm Ron Vogel via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Occoquan NWR September 22 (end of summer, 2017)
9/22/17 4:29 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (22 Sep 2017) 364 Raptors
9/22/17 4:23 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (22 Sep 2017) 17 Raptors
9/22/17 4:06 pm Shirley L. Ruhe via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] va-bird Digest, Vol 125, Issue 23
9/22/17 2:58 pm Scott Jackson-Ricketts via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Blue Ridge Warblers (10) and Bear!
9/22/17 2:55 pm Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Blue Ridge Warblers (10) and Bear!
9/22/17 2:36 pm David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Savannah Sparrows at Sky Meadows SP, Fauquier County
9/22/17 8:30 am David Davis via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Steve Johnson's report of large cowbird flock (Sept 21)
9/22/17 6:03 am Shirley Devan via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Birding the Eastern Shore Oct 13-15 with Coastal VA Wildlife Observatory
9/22/17 4:52 am Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] 21 Sep..Monticello Park...6 species of Warbler, GC Thrush and RB grosbeak
9/21/17 9:13 pm Eric Harrold via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Hawk migration - Buffalo Mountain NAP (Floyd County)
9/21/17 6:26 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (21 Sep 2017) 1273 Raptors
9/21/17 6:25 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (21 Sep 2017) 131 Raptors
9/21/17 5:46 pm Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] large Cowbird flock, Fairfax County 21 September
9/21/17 4:28 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (21 Sep 2017) 2161 Raptors (First NG, 12 raptor species)
9/21/17 1:17 pm Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Gray-cheeked Thrush
9/21/17 12:46 pm Paul Glass via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Winter Finch Forecast
9/21/17 10:53 am Bill Brown via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Four Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in Fairfax County
9/21/17 6:30 am Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] 20 Sep..Monticello park, Alexandria...Swainson's Thrushes and a few more
9/21/17 6:13 am Candi Crichton via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] va-bird Digest, Vol 125, Issue 21
9/20/17 5:47 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (20 Sep 2017) 253 Raptors
9/20/17 5:31 pm Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Silver Lake Regional Park, Sep 20, 2017
9/20/17 4:52 pm Patti Reum via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] VSO grants
9/20/17 3:59 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (20 Sep 2017) 906 Raptors
9/20/17 3:37 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (20 Sep 2017) 442 Raptors
9/20/17 3:35 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (20 Sep 2017) 236 Raptors
9/20/17 2:11 pm Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Unusual Bunting
9/20/17 10:54 am Jim B via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] AUTO: Jim Bernat is out of the office (returning 09/25/2017)
9/20/17 9:14 am Brian B via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kerr lake jaeger
9/20/17 9:12 am Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Fairfax County
9/19/17 7:22 pm Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] help with bird call ID - verbal description only, no recording
9/19/17 6:48 pm Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] help with bird call ID - verbal description only, no recording
9/19/17 6:28 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (19 Sep 2017) 1110 Raptors
9/19/17 6:06 pm Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] help with bird call ID - verbal description only, no recording
9/19/17 5:38 pm Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Blue Ridge Parkway Warblers (10)
9/19/17 5:18 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (19 Sep 2017) 315 Raptors
9/19/17 4:37 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (19 Sep 2017) 4224 Raptors
9/19/17 4:25 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (19 Sep 2017) 1684 Raptors
9/19/17 4:22 pm David Matson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] two observations
9/19/17 2:35 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (19 Sep 2017) 49 Raptors
9/19/17 12:58 pm Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] FW: DC Area, 9/19/2017
9/19/17 4:48 am David Farner via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Northern Virginia Bird Club Meeting Wednesday, September 20 - "A Birding Year In and Around Japan"
9/18/17 7:13 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (18 Sep 2017) 1027 Raptors
9/18/17 7:04 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (18 Sep 2017) 452 Raptors
9/18/17 6:58 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (18 Sep 2017) 2406 Raptors
9/18/17 5:02 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (18 Sep 2017) 3609 Raptors
9/18/17 3:30 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (18 Sep 2017) 355 Raptors
9/18/17 2:34 pm Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Broad-winged Hawk kettle
9/18/17 12:40 pm Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
9/17/17 8:04 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (15 Sep 2017) 62 Raptors
9/17/17 7:07 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (16 Sep 2017) 414 Raptors
9/17/17 7:06 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (17 Sep 2017) 512 Raptors
9/17/17 6:38 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (17 Sep 2017) 373 Raptors
9/17/17 6:15 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (17 Sep 2017) 926 Raptors
9/17/17 6:07 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (17 Sep 2017) 7110 Raptors
9/17/17 5:16 pm Marlene A Condon via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Whip-poor-will, Scarlet Tanager eating flower!!!!
9/17/17 5:11 pm Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fw: eBird Report - Conway-Robinson State Forest, Sep 17, 2017
9/17/17 5:01 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (17 Sep 2017) 1232 Raptors
9/17/17 12:37 pm Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Fairfax County
9/17/17 12:15 pm Kristine Lansing via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/17/2017 (Fairfax County)
9/17/17 11:58 am Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] [va-bird] eBird Report - Laural Hill Park, Fairfax Co. Sep 17, 2017
9/16/17 6:25 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (16 Sep 2017) 2601 Raptors
9/16/17 5:16 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (16 Sep 2017) 282 Raptors
9/16/17 5:14 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (16 Sep 2017) 2054 Raptors
9/16/17 4:45 pm Gabriel Mapel via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Reddish/Bother Knob areas today (Summer Tanager, Mourning Warbler, Crossbills etc)
9/16/17 3:31 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (16 Sep 2017) 194 Raptors
9/16/17 1:33 pm Elton Morel via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] NVBC walk at Algonkian Regional Park, Loudoun county, Sep 16, 2017 - Wilson's and Bay-breasted Warblers
9/16/17 1:25 pm Jeffrey Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Raptors at the NAS OCEANA
9/16/17 11:33 am Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fw: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, Sep 16, 2017
9/16/17 11:26 am Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] [va-bird] eBird Report - Fairfax Co., Laurel Hill Park: Barrett House, Sep 16, 2017
9/15/17 6:35 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (15 Sep 2017) 59 Raptors
9/15/17 5:29 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (15 Sep 2017) 199 Raptors
9/15/17 4:55 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (15 Sep 2017) 1038 Raptors
9/15/17 4:40 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (15 Sep 2017) 144 Raptors
9/15/17 4:08 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (14 Sep 2017) 39 Raptors
9/15/17 1:24 pm Stephen Eccles via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Goshawk in Annandale, Fairfax County
9/14/17 3:38 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (14 Sep 2017) 46 Raptors
9/14/17 9:52 am William Leigh via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Red-necked Phalaropes at Target Distribution pond
9/13/17 4:05 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (13 Sep 2017) 89 Raptors
9/13/17 3:53 pm Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Crozet, VA birding 9/13/17
9/13/17 3:30 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (13 Sep 2017) 81 Raptors
9/13/17 3:22 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (13 Sep 2017) 50 Raptors
9/13/17 2:10 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (13 Sep 2017) 1 Raptors
9/13/17 10:58 am C. Michael Stinson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] VARCOM member solicitation
9/13/17 6:05 am jcheryljoy--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] reminder of Dr. Mitchell Byrd's presentation on Sept 20th at 7pm
9/13/17 3:36 am reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (12 Sep 2017) 11 Raptors
9/12/17 5:51 pm Mark Mullins via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Great White Heron at Claytor Lake
9/12/17 4:39 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (12 Sep 2017) 89 Raptors; one Swallow-tailed Kite!
9/12/17 1:53 pm Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Blue Ridge area warblers
9/12/17 1:50 pm Todd Kiraly via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Caspian Tern — No. VA/DC Leg tag 9/9/17 Dangerfield Island
9/12/17 12:37 pm Elisa Enders via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] bird walk at Weyanoke Sanctuary, Norfolk, VA
9/12/17 10:40 am Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] FW: DC Area, 9/12/2017
9/12/17 8:27 am reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (11 Sep 2017) 115 Raptors
9/12/17 7:15 am Patti Reum via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] VSO CONSERVATION GRANTS
9/12/17 4:41 am jcheryljoy--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] reminder of Dr. Mitchell Byrd's presentation on 9/20
9/11/17 6:45 pm Elizabeth Fedorko via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Double-crested Cormorant
9/11/17 6:11 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (11 Sep 2017) 101 Raptors
9/11/17 5:08 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (11 Sep 2017) 153 Raptors
9/11/17 5:05 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (11 Sep 2017) 1173 Raptors (MK & 4-digit BW)
9/11/17 4:14 pm Harry Armistead via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Tangier Island/Smith Island Christmas Count
9/11/17 1:58 pm Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Olive-sided Flycatcher
9/11/17 1:34 pm Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
9/11/17 7:02 am Matthew Bender via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] YB Chat in Herndon (Fairfax Co.)
9/11/17 6:38 am Eric Harrold via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Reporting Feral Swine
9/11/17 6:14 am Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] 10 Sep....Monticello Park, Alexandria
9/11/17 5:58 am Jeffrey Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Reporting Feral Swine
9/10/17 6:29 pm m b via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Sabine's gull still yes!
9/10/17 4:57 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (10 Sep 2017) 646 Raptors
9/10/17 4:45 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (10 Sep 2017) 475 Raptors - Mississippi KIte
9/10/17 4:01 pm Walker Catlett via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Southern Albemarle Young Birders Trip
9/10/17 3:33 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (10 Sep 2017) 212 Raptors
9/10/17 3:31 pm Herbert Larner via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Greenway trail Waynesboro
9/10/17 12:12 pm Paul Glass via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Staunton River Mudlfats
9/10/17 10:46 am Kristine Lansing via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/10/2017 (Fairfax County)
9/10/17 9:29 am John Greenwood via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Sabines Gull
9/9/17 7:00 pm janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Broad Winged Hawks - Arlington, VA -9/9/17
9/9/17 6:19 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (09 Sep 2017) 146 Raptors
9/9/17 4:52 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (09 Sep 2017) 116 Raptors
9/9/17 4:46 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (09 Sep 2017) 89 Raptors
9/9/17 3:17 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (09 Sep 2017) 41 Raptors
9/9/17 2:35 pm Cheryl Walsh via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Northern Harrier at Manassas Battlefield
9/9/17 2:33 pm Edward Eder via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] September 10 Dyke Marsh walk
9/9/17 1:22 pm Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Leesylvania SP migrants
9/9/17 12:35 pm Elizabeth Fedorko via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Questions about Bombay Hook NWR
9/9/17 11:55 am Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Sabine's gull YES at 11:15am Saturday also 12:50-1:50
9/9/17 9:07 am Bill Hohenstein via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Sabine's gull YES at 11:15am Saturday
9/9/17 6:55 am Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Manassas Battlefield 09 Sept - warblers, grosbeak
9/9/17 6:55 am reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (08 Sep 2017) 41 Raptors
9/8/17 6:35 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (08 Sep 2017) 128 Raptors
9/8/17 6:00 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (08 Sep 2017) 97 Raptors (1st GE + 3-Falcon Day)
9/8/17 5:18 pm Pam and Ben via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Sabine's gull YES (plus 9 black terns)
9/8/17 5:11 pm Larry Meade via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] sabines gull
9/8/17 4:49 pm m b via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] sabines gull
9/8/17 3:13 pm dcharlesl--- via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] CBBT Island 1
9/8/17 2:57 pm Janice Frye via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] CBBT Island 1
9/8/17 1:53 pm Jim G via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Bird with me, Saturday, Dutch Gap, Chesterfield
9/8/17 1:41 pm Larry Meade via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] CBBT Island 1
9/8/17 1:21 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (08 Sep 2017) 40 Raptors
9/8/17 7:27 am Rexanne Bruno via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] CBBT Island 1
9/8/17 7:19 am reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (07 Sep 2017) 21 Raptors
9/7/17 6:59 pm Andrew Baldelli via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Pelagic Trip Update
9/7/17 6:34 pm Andrew Baldelli via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Pelagic Trip update
9/7/17 6:26 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (07 Sep 2017) 44 Raptors
9/7/17 5:42 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (07 Sep 2017) 94 Raptors
9/7/17 1:21 pm charles barnard jr via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Daingerfield Island Sabine's Gull
9/7/17 11:49 am Harry Armistead via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Eastern Shore of Virginia (mostly), Blackwater N.W.R. & Ferry Neck, August 31-September 5, 2017.
9/7/17 7:25 am Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Buff-breasted Sandpiper
9/7/17 6:21 am Rob Bielawski via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Virginia Beach Pelagic CANCELLED (posting on behalf of Andrew Baldelli)
9/6/17 6:21 pm Dave Youker via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Last Call for Kiptopeke Challenge
9/6/17 4:22 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (06 Sep 2017) 20 Raptors
9/6/17 8:51 am Roberta Kellam via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Eastern Shore of Virginia birding boat trips
9/6/17 5:16 am Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] NO. VA. MISSISSIPPI KITE PHOTO IMAGES
9/5/17 6:44 pm janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Dora Kelley Park - September 5, 2017
9/5/17 2:44 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (05 Sep 2017) 10 Raptors
9/5/17 2:30 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (05 Sep 2017) 19 Raptors
9/5/17 8:51 am Dave Youker via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Shorebirds at Langley AFB
9/5/17 7:05 am Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Needs Alert for Virginia
9/5/17 5:18 am B. Beamer via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Olive-sided Flycatcher
9/4/17 6:49 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (04 Sep 2017) 10 Raptors
9/4/17 4:57 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (04 Sep 2017) 51 Raptors
9/4/17 4:55 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (04 Sep 2017) 50 Raptors
9/4/17 4:28 pm Saundra Byrd via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Spectacular ibis show still from chincoteague rd.
9/4/17 4:20 pm Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
9/4/17 4:03 pm Patty Elton via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Common Nighthawks, Wythe Co
9/4/17 2:18 pm Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Warblers, raptors, and more
9/4/17 12:31 pm Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fw: eBird Report - Conway-Robinson State Forest, Sep 4, 2017
9/4/17 11:48 am Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] [va-bird] Sep 4, 2017
9/4/17 11:37 am reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (04 Sep 2017) 11 Raptors
9/4/17 11:07 am Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] [va-bird] Pr. William Co., Leesylvania State Park, Sep 4, 2017
9/4/17 8:23 am Scott Byrd via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Western Kingbird in King George
9/3/17 6:29 pm Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] NVBC Swift/Nighthawk Watch
9/3/17 5:59 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (03 Sep 2017) 98 Raptors - BALD EAGLE RECORD!
9/3/17 5:26 pm Kristine Lansing via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/03/2017 (Fairfax County)
9/3/17 5:18 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (03 Sep 2017) 35 Raptors
9/3/17 5:09 pm janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Common Nighthawks - September 3, 2017
9/3/17 4:55 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (03 Sep 2017) 90 Raptors
9/3/17 1:20 pm philkenny--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Conway-Robinson State Forest, Sep 3, 2017
9/3/17 12:17 pm Phil Silas via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Olive-sided Flycatcher at OBNWR, Prince William County
9/3/17 11:07 am Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Leesylvania State Park migrants
9/3/17 10:41 am Vineeta Anand via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Bald Eagle and Nighthawks
9/3/17 8:48 am janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Burke, VA kites and nighthawks
9/3/17 8:03 am David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Cool Spring, Clarke Co.
9/3/17 6:38 am Brian Taber via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Blog at Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory
9/3/17 5:54 am Sinclair, Kristen E. via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Burke, VA kites and nighthawks
9/2/17 6:08 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (02 Sep 2017) 56 Raptors
9/2/17 3:12 pm Logan Anderson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Terns at Mill Creek Lake in Amherst
9/2/17 1:21 pm Elton Morel via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] NVBC walk at Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield, Clarke county, Sep 2, 2017 - Olive-sided Flycatcher
9/2/17 10:46 am David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Cool Spring, Clarke Co.
9/2/17 10:30 am David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Cool Spring, Clarke Co.
9/2/17 7:21 am Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Golden plover Nokesvilke
9/2/17 3:40 am Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] leucistic Grackle photos (migrants continue, Fairfax 01 Sept)
9/1/17 7:20 pm janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Burke, VA kites and nighthawks
9/1/17 7:16 pm janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Lake Accotink Park, Springfield, Fairfax County, VA - 9/1/17
9/1/17 6:18 pm Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] migrants continue, Fairfax 01 Sept
9/1/17 5:45 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (01 Sep 2017) Raptors
9/1/17 3:45 pm Saundra Byrd via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] White ibis still
9/1/17 2:41 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (01 Sep 2017) 40 Raptors
9/1/17 6:06 am Sinclair, Kristen E. via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Burke, VA kites and nighthawks
8/31/17 4:48 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (31 Aug 2017) 23 Raptors
8/31/17 3:28 pm Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Elklick Woodlands (Fairfax) 31 August
8/31/17 5:57 am Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] 30 AUG ..Monticello Park, Alexandria..8 species of Warblers, B. Oriole, Scarlet tanagers
8/30/17 7:43 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (30 Aug 2017) 18 Raptors
8/30/17 5:38 pm Logan Anderson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Nighthawks in Lynchburg
8/30/17 5:19 pm Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve - Fairfax County
8/30/17 3:46 am Jeffrey Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Juvenile Laughing Gull
8/29/17 6:29 pm William Leigh via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Hudsonian Godwits have moved on
8/29/17 3:49 pm Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Correction
8/29/17 3:36 pm Shea Tiller via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Hudsonian Godwhit
8/29/17 3:21 pm Ezra Staengl via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Hudsonian Godwhit
8/29/17 3:19 pm David Rice via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Hudsonian Godwhit
8/29/17 3:09 pm Ezra Staengl via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Hudsonian Godwhit
8/29/17 12:25 pm Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] FW: DC Area, 8/29/2017
8/29/17 7:10 am Brian Taber via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fall Programs / Coastal VA Wildlife Observatory
8/29/17 4:52 am Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] amazing hawk experience, Fairfax
8/28/17 6:32 pm Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] COMMON NIGHTHAWKS
8/28/17 5:53 pm Andrew Baldelli via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Virginia Beach Pelagic update
8/28/17 5:08 pm Kurt via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
8/28/17 2:50 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (28 Aug 2017) 14 Raptors
8/28/17 12:19 pm Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
8/28/17 6:26 am Vineeta Anand via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Nighthawks
8/28/17 2:05 am Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Dyke Marsh errata
8/27/17 6:04 pm dcharlesl--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Common Nighthawks, Loudoun County
8/27/17 5:32 pm Emily Southgate via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Nighthawks
8/27/17 5:27 pm Alan Handley via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Arlington Chimney Swifts and Nighthawks
8/27/17 2:09 pm Kristine Lansing via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 08/27/2017 (Fairfax County)
8/27/17 1:09 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (27 Aug 2017) 3 Raptors
8/27/17 12:22 pm Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mason Neck State Park, Fairfax County
8/27/17 12:05 pm Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Black tern and other, Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Aug 27, 2017
8/27/17 11:59 am Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Merrimac Farm
8/27/17 11:37 am philkenny--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Hwy 1--GW Pkwy Pedestrian Bridge, Aug 27, 2017
8/27/17 10:40 am reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (27 Aug 2017) 2 Raptors
8/27/17 3:51 am Bill Hohenstein via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Chincoteague NWR and surrounding areas 8/21-8/27
8/26/17 3:45 pm Shea Tiller via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] No spoonbill at PHP, but stork continues
8/26/17 3:29 pm reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (26 Aug 2017) 6 Raptors
8/26/17 1:59 pm Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Birds seen Blue Ridge Center (Lo Co) Aug 26
8/26/17 1:06 pm Eirlys Barker via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Yellow-bellied flycatcher, Leesylvania State Park
8/26/17 12:16 pm Saundra Byrd via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] White Ibis still Chincoteague bay
8/26/17 11:46 am Tom Albright via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Monticello Park, Alexandria..25-26 August
8/26/17 11:00 am Julie Cooper via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Occoquan NWR
8/26/17 10:47 am Harry Armistead via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] South Point Marsh, Blackwater, Ferry Neck, August 21-23, 2017. pelican banding.
8/26/17 10:32 am reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (26 Aug 2017) 9 Raptors
8/26/17 10:18 am Herbert Larner via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Birding Rt 610 Augusta County
8/26/17 10:01 am Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fraser Preserve: late breeding and migratory behavior 26 August
8/26/17 9:45 am Larry Cartwright via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Hike-Bike Trail: Gnatcatchers Everywhere
8/26/17 9:02 am Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Yellow-bellied flycatcher, Leesylvania State Park
8/26/17 7:41 am goshawk--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Spoonbills No
8/26/17 6:50 am janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Nighthawks over East Falls Church, VA - August 24, 2017
 
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Date: 9/25/17 10:06 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (25 Sep 2017) 148 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 25, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 70 79
Bald Eagle 1 90 102
Northern Harrier 0 9 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 78 87
Cooper's Hawk 1 40 49
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 10
Broad-winged Hawk 139 7634 7646
Red-tailed Hawk 1 65 79
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 45 51
Merlin 1 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 1 11 11
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 148 8065 8139
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Baron Gibson

Observers: Bill James, Kristine Newcomb, phillip ferguson

Visitors:
Don Aldridge. Sue Ann & Mark Pugh from Raleigh NC visited & were on hand
when the several groups of BW came through in the 12-1 hour. Thanks for
visiting, please come again.


Weather:
100% cloud cover with light variable winds with a westerly component. Temps
in the lower 70's reaching the mid 70's. vis was a 3

Raptor Observations:
A smattering of hawks flying through until the 12-1 hour when several small
groups of BW moved through with 93 counted. The sky's dried up until the
beginning of the 3-4 hour when a group of 52 were spotted through my scope
way to the west with no other hawks seen after.

Imm BE (unaged) @ 13:30 (#102)

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
I will sleep until i can sleep no more !
========================================================================
Report submitted by Baron Gibson (<Hawkwatche215...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/25/17 5:09 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (25 Sep 2017) 66 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 25, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 6 6
Bald Eagle 1 8 8
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 13 13
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 62 7355 7355
Red-tailed Hawk 1 8 8
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 3
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 1 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 66 7420 7420
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Ron Harrington

Observers: Sam Evans

Visitors:
Lynn and Paulette Byrd of Kingsport, TN; and Judy Moore of Hilton Head, SC.


Weather:
Another warm day with partly cloudy skies. In the morning there was a thin,
high layer of clouds but the sun burned through by 10:00.Then it remained
partly cloudy the rest of the day with nice light, wispy clouds as a
backdrop. Temperature ranged from a low of 65F to a high in the low 80s.
Winds were out of the East early at about 10-15 mph then light and
variable. Visibility was 15-20 miles with light haze.

Raptor Observations:
The first Broad-winged hawks came by at 8:43 (EST). They were mostly in
small groups. The largest group was 10 birds. In the morning they were
fairly easy to see but they got up very high in the afternoon. Fifty two of
the sixty two we counted passed the tower between 10:00 and 12:00. Very
slow in the afternoon. The Bald Eagle was an adult. We left at 3:30.

Non-raptor Observations:
Usual parade of vultures. Saw Juncos, Bluejays, a Black-throated Blue
Warbler, Chimney Swifts, Ravens. Counted 3 Monarchs.

Predictions:
Similar weather predicted. Broad-winged hawks are see being seen in fairly
good numbers up the line (e.g. Harvey's Knob NE of Roanoke had 752
yesterday; and Rockfish Gap near Waynesboro had 300 today and 1011
yesterday). We may get a spike later this week if the predicted cold front
moves through.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/25/17 4:56 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (25 Sep 2017) 346 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 25, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 34 1581 1581
Bald Eagle 0 126 126
Northern Harrier 8 146 146
Sharp-shinned Hawk 91 820 820
Cooper's Hawk 20 387 387
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 37 843 843
Red-tailed Hawk 3 39 39
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 111 1980 1980
Merlin 37 608 608
Peregrine Falcon 5 95 95
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 346 6640 6640
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Joe Beatty, Ned Brinkley

Weather:
Moderate winds were generally from the east, wavering between east
northeast and east southeast. Skies were mainly overcast with heavy cloud
cover and temperatures in the seventies.

Raptor Observations:
It was relatively slow, but birds were flying low and close. We had some
decent movement in the late morning and early afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Songbirds were quiet this morning. Four Great Egrets flew by.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/25/17 4:37 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Blue Ridge Parkway Warblers (8) and Gray-cheeked Thrush
9/25/17: Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Black-throated Green, Cape May,
Magnolia, Northern Parula, Tennessee, and Worm-eating. Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_25.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_25.htm



___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

www.faintich.net <http://www.faintich.net/>

In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!

____________________________________________________________________________
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Date: 9/25/17 4:09 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (25 Sep 2017) 406 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 25, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 157 206
Bald Eagle 2 150 159
Northern Harrier 3 22 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 64 468 476
Cooper's Hawk 16 124 136
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 17 20
Broad-winged Hawk 300 22202 22300
Red-tailed Hawk 4 48 65
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 6 93 96
Merlin 3 26 26
Peregrine Falcon 1 9 10
Unknown Accipiter 0 11 11
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 10 14
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 406 23346 23558
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers: Dave Hunter

Visitors:
Celeste McKnight (Durahm, NC), Mary Mapel, Jennifer Jowdy, Ken Molidor
(Luray), Peter Clark, Ellen Wertheimer (Silver Spring, MD), Fred Haar,
Kelley Lipphard.


Weather:
Pleasant but hot (18.7-28.8C). Moderate NW Breezes this morning then
moderate ESE Breezes this afternoon. Mostly cloudy with high clouds
throughout the day (perfect!). Haze in the distance.

Raptor Observations:
A good raptor flight with pretty steady action for most of the day. A nice
BW liftoff this morning with many small-mid size kettles out to the west.
Hourly BW Count: 0 (7:15-9), 187 (9-10), 47 (10-11), 4 (11-12), 31 (12-1),
23 (1-2), 8 (2-3), 0 (3-5). Adult BE 11:52, 3:00. Three NH: 11:58 adult
male, 2:30 unaged, 3:21 IMM. Three Merlin: 2:28 unaged, 4:03 adult male,
4:21 unaged. One unaged Peregrine distant to the west at 9:51. A second
Peregrine appeared late in the day (4:45pm) heading south over the ridge to
our north but I believe it spotted dinner because it stooped straight down,
never to be seen again to migrate and get counted. First Raptor: 8:40 SS,
Last Raptor: 4:25 OS.

Non-raptor Observations:
76 Chimney Swifts, 5 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 11 Flickers, 65 Blue Jays, 58
Tree Swallows, 15 Robins, 72 Waxwings, warblers (many unidentified plus 4
Cape May, 1 N. Parula, 1 BT Green, 1 Wilson's), 3 Indigo Buntings, 185 RW
Blackbirds, 30 Grackles, and 114 Monarch Butterflies.

Predictions:
Sunny, warm, light NE Winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/25/17 12:35 pm
From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday morning Birdwalk
An unusually large gathering of over 35 birders joined the Huntley Meadows Monday morning Birdwalk today and totaled 45 species.  It was a warm, sunny day, with signs of fall prominent everywhere.  Highlights of today's walk included a very large group of Chimney Swifts swooping around from the water surface to altitudes of hundreds of feet; 3 very handsome Brown Thrashers openly showing off at the water's edge; a large number of Wood Ducks flying and swimming around the Central Wetland. The two or three males were in full plumage.  An impressive sight. 

Canada Goose  32
Wood Duck  39
Great Blue Heron  5
Great Egret  3
Green Heron  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Killdeer  1
Ring-billed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  14
Barred Owl  3
Chimney Swift  100
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  10
Pileated Woodpecker  5
Acadian Flycatcher  1
Eastern Phoebe  6
Blue Jay  9
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  16
Tree Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  10
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Carolina Wren  6
Eastern Bluebird  9
American Robin  25
Gray Catbird  4
Brown Thrasher  3
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  2
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  3
American Redstart  1
Magnolia Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  6
Red-winged Blackbird  29
American Goldfinch  8

The Monday Morning Birdwalk has been a weekly event at Huntley Meadows since 1985. It takes place every week, rain or shine (except during electrical storms, strong winds, or icy trails), at 7AM (8AM from November through March), is free of charge, requires no reservation, and is open to all. Birders meet in the parking lot at the Park's entrance at 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA. Questions should be directed to Park staff during normal business hours at (703)768-2525.

Harry GlasgowFriends of Huntley Meadows Park
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Date: 9/25/17 6:21 am
From: Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Monticello Park 24 September..FOS Brown Creeper and YB Sapsucker
Slow Sunday for warblers ..Magnolia, Yellowstart, B&W and BTB..but tewo earl winter residents..and a RC Kinglet on Saturday
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Date: 9/25/17 6:15 am
From: Colt Gregory via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/24/17 (Fairfax County)
On a beautiful morning migrating warblers made it easy on us and decided to appear at the in woods at the Great Falls overlook. We got the look at the Falls and hunt for warblers in the same spot. Our highlight was 3 Black-throated Green warblers.


________________________________
Great Falls National Park, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Sep 24, 2017 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
37 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 70
Mallard 28
American Black Duck 5
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Great Blue Heron 4
Black Vulture 11
Turkey Vulture 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Broad-winged Hawk 5
Buteo sp. 5
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 12
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 5
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 25
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Carolina Wren 10
Eastern Bluebird 3
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Cedar Waxwing 35
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1 Female
Magnolia Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Northern Cardinal 1

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Date: 9/25/17 6:02 am
From: Peter Robinson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Bath County Orange-crowned Warbler
9:50 pm

In Warm Springs this morning, got a good look at an Orange-crowned Warbler that was part of a group that included 3 Black-throated Green Warblers, a Yellow Warbler, 2 American Redstarts, and a few other UFO's.

Peter Robinson, Warm Springs



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Date: 9/25/17 6:02 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (24 Sep 2017) 78 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 57 58
Bald Eagle 2 52 52
Northern Harrier 1 16 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 26 195 195
Cooper's Hawk 3 54 54
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 37 5658 5667
Red-tailed Hawk 3 35 36
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 23 23
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 5 5

Total: 78 6116 6127
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Doug Graham, James Fox, Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
Harry, Duane, Peter, Joan and Caroline


Weather:
Cool (in the shade), light north(ish) winds, no clouds until the few last
hours.

Raptor Observations:
Another difficult day to see raptors. Wes was good to keep us back till
late in the day to see a few low-flying Broadwings.

Non-raptor Observations:
Chimney Swifts, Tree Swallows, Cedar Waxwings, a full complement of NoVa
woodpeckers: Hairy, Downy, Y-b Sapsucker, Pileated, Red-Bellied,
Red-headed, and Flickers. Also a Great-blue Heron.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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Date: 9/25/17 6:00 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (21 Sep 2017) 414 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 5 5
Bald Eagle 0 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 9 9
Cooper's Hawk 2 7 7
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 405 5815 5815
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 3 3
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 414 5857 5857
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Ron Harrington

Observers: Jeremy Keller, Jill Harrington Scott, Marian Finucane,
Matt Fleenor

Visitors:
Joan Harrington, Bristol, VA, Tom Dye, Honaker, Va, Ken Childress and Jane
Morton of Bristol, VA


Weather:
Mostly sunny skies with highs in the 70s. Winds light and variable mostly
out of the N,NE . Visibility 10 miles with moderate haze.

Raptor Observations:
First Broad-winged hawks starting coming by very low in the valley at 8:55.
Many struggling to find lift and having to flap their wings. Up to eye
level and above by 10:00. Highest numbers counted between 9:00 and 11:00. A
Cooper's hawk was seen chasing a Raven. Red-shouldered hawk was a juvenile.


Non-raptor Observations:
A number of Chimney Swifts were flying around the tower. We saw 1 Eastern
Phoebe 2 E. Wood-Pewees, Blue Jay, Carolina Wren, Downy WP and Pileated WP;
and one Raven under attack by a Cooper's hawk. The Peregrine Falcon came by
in the 10:00 hour.

Predictions:
Weather predicted to be about the same with perhaps more cloud cover. Hawks
will still be moving through.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/25/17 5:59 am
From: Jeffrey Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] eBird -- Staunton River State Park -- Sep 24, 2017
Greeting all

I spent 6 hrs this morning at Staunton River State Park for a great day birding before it got hot.

I only needed one more species to reach 50 and for the life of me there were a few species that I should have gotten but didn't see or hear a Robin, Downy or BH Nuthatch anywhere.

Great Birding Always

Staunton River State Park
Sep 24, 2017
6:30 AM
Traveling
4.00 miles
360 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: 5.5 Hrs by foot. .5 Hr by car.
1.5 Mile by foot. 2.5 Mile by car.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.4 Build 149

55 Canada Goose
3 Wood Duck
4 Blue-winged Teal
15 Mallard
5 Double-crested Cormorant
14 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
35 Great Egret
14 Black Vulture
8 Turkey Vulture
4 Bald Eagle
1 Laughing Gull -- Continuing juvenile.
17 Ring-billed Gull
3 Caspian Tern
4 Forster's Tern -- Actual count.
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2 Barred Owl
2 Belted Kingfisher
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
3 Pileated Woodpecker
4 Eastern Wood-Pewee
2 Eastern Phoebe
4 White-eyed Vireo
1 Yellow-throated Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
20 American Crow
2 Fish Crow
50 crow sp.
4 Carolina Chickadee
12 Tufted Titmouse
5 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)
10 Carolina Wren
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher -- Small bird Bluish gray upper white underneath with long upper black tail feathers and white outer tail feathers.
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
10 Eastern Bluebird
2 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 Cedar Waxwing
1 Black-and-white Warbler
2 Northern Parula
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
20 Pine Warbler
17 Chipping Sparrow
6 Summer Tanager
1 Scarlet Tanager
1 Northern Cardinal
1 House Finch

Number of Taxa: 49


From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-572-8619 Home
434-470-4352 Cell
<jcbabirder...>

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Date: 9/25/17 5:59 am
From: Phil Silas via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Sep 24, 2017
VA Birders,
Seventeen Birders enjoyed the ideal weather for the free and open to all bird-walk which is sponsored by Friends of Dyke Marsh, and meets at the South end of the Belle Haven picnic area at 8 every Sunday except during CBC season. We tallied 49 species plus an unIDed flying warbler, with the surprise migrant being a 1st year Common Gallinule. Other highlights included 2 adult Red-headed, and a FOS Yellow-bellied Sapsucker that left us just a Pileated short of the set of our local woodpeckers. Thanks to Ed Eder for IDing the bright yellow, abundant Smooth Beggar-tick flowers, and Mark for bringing daughter Ava who enjoyed her 1st scope views of perched Bald Eagles. Thanks also to Dick Bauder and Phil George, and others for helping to spot and ID birds. Complete list follows.
Phil Silas, Woodbridge, VA
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: September 24, 2017 at 11:56:43 AM EDT
> To: <epsdcva...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Sep 24, 2017
>
> Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Fairfax, Virginia, US
> Sep 24, 2017 7:30 AM - 11:17 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Regular 0800 Walk, plus I scanned the area downstream from Hunting Creek bridge at 0730 (a little past low tide) from milepost 8 on the Mt Vernon trail
> 49 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 170
> Wood Duck 2
> Blue-winged Teal 3
> Mallard 160
> Pied-billed Grebe 13
> Double-crested Cormorant 15
> Great Blue Heron 8
> Great Egret 53
> Green Heron 1
> Black Vulture 1
> Turkey Vulture 13
> Osprey 1
> Bald Eagle 5
> Common Gallinule 1 Juv., dark gray/brown swimming on far shoreline of the Little Gut, seen from the well worn path to the right between the footbridge and the 1st observation deck. Distinct forward/backward head motion while swimming.
> Greater Yellowlegs 6
> Laughing Gull 500
> Ring-billed Gull 200
> Caspian Tern 9
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
> Mourning Dove 23
> Chimney Swift 50
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
> Belted Kingfisher 2
> Red-headed Woodpecker 2 Both adults high near where Haul Road toward the footbridge
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 5
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 9
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Blue Jay 12
> Fish Crow 54
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
> Carolina Chickadee 7
> Tufted Titmouse 5
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Carolina Wren 4
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> American Robin 22
> Gray Catbird 1
> Northern Mockingbird 3
> European Starling 110
> Black-and-white Warbler 2
> warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 1
> Northern Cardinal 7
> Red-winged Blackbird 200
> House Finch 2
> American Goldfinch 4
> House Sparrow 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39363631
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Date: 9/25/17 5:55 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (24 Sep 2017) 768 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 69 78
Bald Eagle 2 89 101
Northern Harrier 2 9 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 77 86
Cooper's Hawk 2 39 48
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 10
Broad-winged Hawk 752 7495 7507
Red-tailed Hawk 2 64 78
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 43 49
Merlin 0 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 10 10
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 4 4

Total: 768 7917 7991
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Baron Gibson, Randy Doss

Observers: Allen & Robin Austin, Baron & Tina Gibson, Barry Kinzie,
Bill & Katie James, Dale, Dave Brunstetter,
Dillard Childress, John Pancake, Matt Hosmer, Tad Finnell,
phillip ferguson

Visitors:
Today was the annual breakfast put on by Barry Kinzie with sausage gravy &
biscuits along with some other treats. Roanoke bird club was on hand for a
morning of "dicki bird" watching with 12-15 species observed. Many of the
regulars & parkway goers.


Weather:
Westerly winds until the last couple of hours of watch when they switched
easterly with warm temps & a light cloud cover all watch. Visibility was a
4 with less haze then the last couple of days.

Raptor Observations:
Broad wings started late in the 9 - 10 hour on the east side far out &
continued until the 12 - 1 hour with several nice groups coming closer &
over the watch. Then a long lull cam with nothing coming through for 1 1/2
hrs when dan spotted a group coming over the watch just to the west side
with 98 hawks counted as they streamed out. BW's by hours, 9-10 (100),
10-11 (160), 11-12 (143), 12-1 (258), 1-2 (0), 2-3 (98).

AEBE @ 12:04 (our 100th this season)
Imm BE (non aged) @ 12:25

Another highlight were the two imm NH that came through in the 11-12 hour
giving us great looks while leisurely making there way through the watch
heading SW

Non-raptor Observations:
Randy held the watch until the last 2 hours of watch & I took over until
the end.

If the winds had been easterly early I feel we would have had many more
hawks as the westerly winds seem to push the broadies east of the watch &
out of viewing range.

Monarchs moving in good numbers. While no official count was conducted, i
would say well 50 was seen.

Predictions:
Similar to today with hopefully easterly winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Baron Gibson (<Hawkwatche215...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/25/17 5:55 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (24 Sep 2017) 955 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 81 1547 1547
Bald Eagle 18 126 126
Northern Harrier 35 138 138
Sharp-shinned Hawk 141 729 729
Cooper's Hawk 101 367 367
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 204 806 806
Red-tailed Hawk 5 36 36
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 298 1869 1869
Merlin 49 571 571
Peregrine Falcon 22 90 90
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 955 6294 6294
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Betsy Foster, Brian Taber, Chris Foster, Gabriel Mapel,
Joe Beatty, Ned Brinkley, Steve Thornhill

Weather:
Winds were light and variable, often northerly in the morning and becoming
northeasterly in the afternoon. Temperatures were in the mid sixties to low
eighties. Skies were partly cloudy.

Raptor Observations:
It was another busy day, with strong harrier, accipiter, falcon, and
broad-wing movement. Again, there were several large kettles of
broad-wings. We had stunning views of many birds today, especially in the
afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Common Nighthawk
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (FOS)

>51 Monarchs
1 Long-tailed Skipper
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/25/17 5:54 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (24 Sep 2017) 119 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 6 6
Bald Eagle 1 7 7
Northern Harrier 1 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 12 12
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 109 7293 7293
Red-tailed Hawk 3 7 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 3
Merlin 1 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 119 7354 7354
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Meade

Observers: John Clonce, Michael Ripper, Rheann Bennette, Susan Greear

Visitors:
Amanda and Eddie Boggs, Alyson Long; and John Clonce III and Lora
Castle(both helped as observers). Mollie Lowery, a herpetology student,
visited for a while. She was looking for green salamanders and
rattlesnakes.


Weather:
Another hot, sunny and dry day with variable cloud cover at times.

Raptor Observations:
The Broad-winged hawks passed the tower steadily, mostly single birds or
5-6 at a time until 3 pm or so. A kettle of 34 was spotted between 3-4 by
our newest volunteer, Michael Ripper of Kingsport, Tn.

Non-raptor Observations:
No report

Predictions:
Very warm and sunny. Little change in overall weather pattern. Ron
Harrington and Sam Evans will be at the tower.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/25/17 5:54 am
From: Andrew Baldelli via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Pelagic trip update for October 7th.
Birders,

The makeup date for October 7th. , will be canceled due to lack of interest at this time.
I will destroy or send back checks , please contact me with your wishes.

I will be planning a winter trip to look for Atlantic Puffin last 2 weeks of January 2018 first 2 weeks of February 2018.
I will post date of trip within the first 2 weeks of December.

My contact information:
<Andrewbaldelli...>
859-652-1090

Cheers
Andrew
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Date: 9/25/17 5:54 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (24 Sep 2017) 1081 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 10 151 200
Bald Eagle 6 148 157
Northern Harrier 2 19 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 38 404 412
Cooper's Hawk 6 108 120
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 16 19
Broad-winged Hawk 1011 21902 22000
Red-tailed Hawk 2 44 61
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 4 87 90
Merlin 0 23 23
Peregrine Falcon 1 8 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 11 11
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 10 14
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 1081 22940 23152
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers: Brenda Tekin

Visitors:
John Rowlett, Betty Mooney, Jennifer Jowdy, Peggy Combs (Richmond), Larry
and Jane Litke, Diane Dusseg, Marty Wegbreit, Kieren Smith, Steven Kucha,
James and Keith Shelton, Priscilla Harris.


Weather:
Nice day with 17.1-28.7C temperatures. Good moderate NW winds early
switching to mild E breezes after 2pm. Partly cloudy with good visibility.

Raptor Observations:
First two raptors were immature Northern Harriers at 7:15 and 7:30am. Last
raptor was a Kestrel at 4:56pm. Beautiful, adult Peregrine Falcon flew SW
behind us low and steady (from the plateau to behind the Inn). Six Bald
Eagles: 4 adults (10:30, 11:34, two at 11:45) and two 2nd-YR (12:23, 2:35).
One big BW group of 627 birds streamed through high and fast from NE to SW
in the 11am hour. Hourly BW counts: 1 (8-9), 158 (9-10), 96 (10-11), 627
(11-12), 10 (12-1), 37 (1-2), 68 (2-3), 11 (3-4), 3 (4-5).

Non-raptor Observations:
3 hot air balloons to the east and 1 to the west early. 61 Monarchs. 89
Swifts. 1 Hummingbird. 9 Red-headed Woodpecker. 1 Sapsucker. 24 Flicker. 30
Blue Jay. 3 Tree Swallow. 3 Raven.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/25/17 5:54 am
From: Elizabeth Fedorko via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Bombay Hook Advice: THANK YOU!
Hello!

A big thank you to everyone who sent me and my husband excellent advice on
Bombay Hook NWR. We returned this morning. It is a wondrous place and we
look forward to returning. We saw three life birds for us: Saltmarsh
Sparrow, Little Blue Heron (juv.), and Snowy Egret. I posted our list on
ebird with some photos attached.

Thanks again for helping us with our first birding journey outside of
Virginia!

Cheers!

Beth Fedorko
Falls Church, VA
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Date: 9/25/17 5:53 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (23 Sep 2017) 236 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 5 5
Bald Eagle 1 6 6
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 11 11
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 8
Northern Goshawk 1 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 228 7184 7184
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 5 5
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 2 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 236 7238 7238
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter: Larry McDaniel

Observers: David Kirschke

Visitors:
Eugene Harris, Brent Harris, Roger and Rhonda Cuttrill; and Betty and Bucky
Edmonson.


Weather:
It was all blue skies in the morning and it got hot early. It became partly
cloudy just before noon.

Raptor Observations:
The first Broad-winged hawks started moving at 9:15. They came in steadily,
close and low until noon, and then slammed on the brakes when the clouds
moved it. The ABE was an adult.

Non-raptor Observations:
No report


Predictions:
The weather is predicted to be about the same. Relatively warm and mostly
sunny.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/25/17 5:53 am
From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Merrimac Farm
Seven friends of the Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area in Nokesville gathered to take part in today's Last-Sunday-of -the-Month birdwalk sponsored by the Prince William Conservation Alliance.  We caught the middle of the Warbler migration as we tallied 9 species of Warbler out of our total of 36 species.  I addition to the Warblers, our highlights included an American Kestrel, a Yellow-throated Vireo, a Killdeer, and a couple of Humingbirds.  
Canada Goose  20
Wild Turkey  4
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  4
Pileated Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  1
White-eyed Vireo  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  6
crow sp.  1
Carolina Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  4
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  4
Northern Mockingbird  1
Ovenbird  1
Black-and-white Warbler  4
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  2
Cape May Warbler  1
Northern Parula  3
Magnolia Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  1
American Goldfinch  8

The Prince William Conservation Alliance birdwalks at the Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area in Nokesville take place at 8 AM on the final Sunday of every month.  Birders meet at the Area's entrance located at the stonehouse at the end of Deepwood Drive.  Questions may be directed to the Alliance at 703.499.4954,  or <alliance...>

Harry GlasgowNancy Vehrs

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Date: 9/25/17 5:53 am
From: G B Harris via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Stumpy Lake Natural Area, Sep 24, 2017


> Hoping for Anhinga but no luck.
>
> Stumpy Lake Natural Area, Virginia Beach, Virginia, US
> Sep 24, 2017 8:25 AM - 9:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> Comments: GBH-RLH.
> 18 species
>
> Great Blue Heron 2
> Great Egret 9
> Caspian Tern 2
> Royal Tern 3
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 2
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 4
> Carolina Chickadee 3
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Brown-headed Nuthatch 8
> Carolina Wren 8
> Pine Warbler 9
> Baltimore Oriole 1
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39362898
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/VA)

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Date: 9/25/17 5:53 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Leesylvania migrants (lots)
Excellent morning at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge.  16 warbler species and 61 species total.  I started at 7am at the Confederate battery, and for 40 minutes or so the only decent bird was a gray-cheeked thrush.  But the a flock of warblers suddenly appeared, containing 7 species, including Cape May, blackburnian, black-throated green, parula, magnolia, black and white, and blackpoll.  Birds were more numerous on the hillside, both in the trees above the ruins and in the dense ground cover.  I added hooded, Tennessee, ovenbird, common yellowthroat, and bay-breasted, plus scarlet tanager, red-headed woodpecker, and a Traill's type flycatcher.  In the picnic area near the small pond was a small flock contain pine, chestnut-sided and redstart.  A yellow-rumped warbler was near the boardwalk.  In general, many flickers were encountered; they must be moving through.  Also, after weeks of wondering where the parula warblers were I saw a dozen, maybe more.

Marc Ribaudo

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Date: 9/23/17 8:43 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (23 Sep 2017) 1167 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 365 1466 1466
Bald Eagle 23 108 108
Northern Harrier 22 103 103
Sharp-shinned Hawk 132 588 588
Cooper's Hawk 50 266 266
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 277 602 602
Red-tailed Hawk 4 31 31
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 200 1571 1571
Merlin 63 522 522
Peregrine Falcon 28 68 68
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 6 6
Unknown Raptor 2 2 2
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 1167 5339 5339
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bob Anderson, Steve Thornhill, Thuy Tran, Tim Barry

Visitors:
The annual Kiptopeke Challenge occurred today, and several teams came out
to search for species. I hope that everyone who participated had an
enjoyable day. Thanks to all who assisted with spotting.


Weather:
Winds were light and variable, mostly from the northwest in the afternoon.
Skies were clear in the morning and partly cloudy, with thin wispy cirrus,
in the afternoon. Temperatures were in the mid sixties to mid eighties.

Raptor Observations:
There was a very strong Osprey migration today, with beautiful long trails
of birds passing high overhead. At times 10-15 Ospreys passed in groups
together. It was also a great day for Bald Eagle, falcon, and Broad-winged
Hawk movement. Several large kettles of broad-wings passed overhead. Birds
were high but we had a nice backdrop of wispy clouds in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Common Nighthawk
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet (FOS)

>105 Monarchs


========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/23/17 6:39 pm
From: Elton Morel via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] NVBC walk at Aquia Landing Park & Crow's Nest NAP, Stafford county, Sep 23, 2017

VA Birders
The Northern Virginia Bird Club held a walk this morning at Aquia Landing Park and Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve in Stafford county.  We collectively found 54 species at these two locations.  At Aquia Landing, our best birds were a briefly singing Marsh Wren, a very cooperative Yellow-billed Cuckoo, several White-eyed Vireos including one still singing, all three mimid species, a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a Swamp Sparrow as well as four warbler species -- Common Yellowthroats, Palm Warblers, Magnolia Warblers and Northern Parulas.  At Crow's Nest NAPs board walk, notable additions were flyby Blue-winged Teals and a Common Raven.
Intriguingly, at both locations, were heard interesting calls from the marsh that really baffled me.  They most closely fit what the Sibley app calls the 'nasal feeding call' of a Sora.  However, these sounds were not followed by any 'ker-wee' or 'keep' calls or any classic Sora whinnies, so I wasn't completely sure these were Soras.  Nevertheless, Soras should be arriving at these two locations in the last week of September through mid-October.  Both of these locations -- especially the new boardwalk at Crow's Nest NAP -- are reliable spots in northern Virginia for Soras in fall migration.
The complete eBird list for both locations is below.
Elton MorelArlington, VA 

Aquia Landing Park, Stafford, Virginia, US
Sep 23, 2017 7:25 AM - 10:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: NVBC walk led by Elton Morel. Possible Sora heard - 'nasal feeding call' - but no classic 'ker-wee' or 'keep' calls or whinny heard.
48 species

Canada Goose 150
Mute Swan 10 Residents
Pied-billed Grebe 12
Double-crested Cormorant 11
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 7
Osprey 2
Bald Eagle 5
Laughing Gull 60
Ring-billed Gull 4
Caspian Tern 2
Forster's Tern 22
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 40
Mourning Dove 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 3
White-eyed Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 1 Heard only - 'shwee' call
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 150
Tree Swallow 40
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 4
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 1 Heard only - sang a couple of times from the marsh.
Carolina Wren 6
Gray Catbird 10
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 6
European Starling 2
Common Yellowthroat 8
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 12
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 15
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39345025

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Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve, Stafford, Virginia, US
Sep 23, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: NVBC walk led by Elton Morel. Possible Sora heard - 'nasal feeding call' - but no classic 'ker-wee' or 'keep' calls or whinny heard.
22 species

Wood Duck 1 Flyby
Blue-winged Teal 4 Flyby
Great Blue Heron 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 8
Osprey 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Laughing Gull 12
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1 Heard only
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 1 Heard only
American Crow 2 Heard only
Common Raven 1 Flyby
Tree Swallow 10
Carolina Chickadee 1 Heard only
Tufted Titmouse 2 Heard only
Carolina Wren 2 Heard only
Common Yellowthroat 1 Heard only
Red-winged Blackbird 10

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Date: 9/23/17 6:25 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (23 Sep 2017) 71 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 9 65 74
Bald Eagle 1 87 99
Northern Harrier 0 7 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 76 85
Cooper's Hawk 6 37 46
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 9 10
Broad-winged Hawk 39 6743 6755
Red-tailed Hawk 8 62 76
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 41 47
Merlin 0 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 10 10
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 71 7149 7223
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brunstetter

Observers: Baron & Tina Gibson, Barry Kinzie, Matt Hosmer, Tad Finnell

Visitors:
Lots of help: Tad, Matt, Barry, Don, Baron and Tina, Toni, Robin (and
friends) and Allen, Dillard, Barry and Carol, Ranger Lipp, Carol and
several others I did not get to chase down. Thank you all for your help.
Hikers continue to come through in good numbers.


Weather:
What a beautiful blue sky with little or no cloud cover. Temps started at
66F, but got up to 82F. In the sun, Tad's favorite spot, it reached as high
as 96F. Winds were mostly NW, but we got NE breezes late in the day. Winds
started as a two, but became intermittent to non existent later in the day.
Visibility was a 4.

Raptor Observations:
Initial birds were seen overhead till they disappeared into that beautiful
blue sky. Most birds were seen to the West. Adult bald eagle was seen at
12:40p. No migrating raptors were seen after 3:00p. Nice day for Ospreys
with 9.

Non-raptor Observations:
Good day for monarchs with 37. Barry and a few others made notes on the
butterflies seen today.

Predictions:
Similar weather, but it should be partly cloudy. Good food in the morning.
One last BW push?
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (<DRB57...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/23/17 5:55 pm
From: Eric Harrold via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Hawkwatch report - Buffalo Mountain NAP
About 25 folks hiked to the summit of Buffalo Mountain and were treated to a decent day of hawkwatching despite the fact that the mass movement of Broad-winged Hawks is behind us. We had steady movement throughout the day until about 3:30 or so. 
Broad-winged Hawk - 205Sharp-shinned Hawk - 9Cooper's Hawk - 2Red-tailed Hawk - 2 migrants, 7 localsRed-shouldered Hawk - 2 localsPeregrine Falcon - 1Bald Eagle - 2Osprey - 3
Eric HarroldHays, NC
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Date: 9/23/17 5:33 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (23 Sep 2017) 250 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 10 141 190
Bald Eagle 8 142 151
Northern Harrier 0 17 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 34 366 374
Cooper's Hawk 4 102 114
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 16 19
Broad-winged Hawk 185 20891 20989
Red-tailed Hawk 3 42 59
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 4 83 86
Merlin 0 23 23
Peregrine Falcon 0 7 8
Unknown Accipiter 1 11 11
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 9 13
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 250 21859 22071
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers:

Visitors:
Lots of visitors including: Bill Lipcsey, Darlene and Kirk Jordan, Carolyn
Stober and David Simmons (from Chicago, thanks for your eyes today and for
spotting that Bald Eagle Carolyn!), Sara Hurley (CA), Greg Moyer, Rebecca
and Anthony Armstrong, Michael Kelly, Shannon Brennon, Tyler Terpin,
Melissa Gross, Kelly Siderio and Isac Blum (Philadelphia, PA), Sheryl Black
(Florida), Len Smock (Richmond), Betty Mooney, Jennifer Jowdy, Tim and
Bonnie Dayton (Roanoke), Blake/Jordon/Shea/Randy Jennings (Charlotte, NC),
Jonathan and Anita Lee (Grottoes), Joyce Cambron and Chris Baroody
(Lexington, VA), Amy Wilson, Martha Keith, Barak Brashear, Staufer MIller,
Jenny Gaden, Bill Nettlehorst, Susan Hastings.


Weather:
Warm day with 17-23.2C temperature range. Moderate, consistent NW winds
early made for an active morning but then the winds died down to a calm,
mild breeze after 1pm. Clear blue skies all day. Thanks to everyone who
helped find birds in the blue!

Raptor Observations:
A nice flight of BWs in the morning with 58, 65, and 35 birds in the hours
between 9am-noon. Eight Bald Eagles: 1st-YR at 7:20am and adults at 9:10,
10:53 (2), 11:10, and 1:56 (3). First bird: 7:20 BE. Last bird: 4:57 Osprey
(thanks for spotting that Bill!).

Non-raptor Observations:
5 hot air balloons early in the morning out to the east. A yearling Black
Bear spotted across the gap near the teepees. 74 Monarchs. 2 Hummingbirds,
2 Red-headed Woodpecker. 27 Northern Flicker. 4 Raven. 10 Waxwing. 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak. 671 Common Grackle.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/23/17 4:40 pm
From: Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Occoquan Bay NWR
I spent over 4 hours at Occoquan Bay NWR in Woodbridge this morning.  Only a few migrants were apparent.  I saw quite a few palm warblers, but other warbler species were scarce, with 2 magnolias, 2 chestnut sided, 3 parula, 2 black and white, and a black-throated green.  Other notables were a wood thrush, 2 white-eyed vireos, 2 yellow-billed cuckoos, a least flycatcher, and two flocks of turkeys totalling 22 birds.

Marc Ribaudo

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Date: 9/23/17 4:19 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (23 Sep 2017) 69 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 55 56
Bald Eagle 1 50 50
Northern Harrier 1 15 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 30 169 169
Cooper's Hawk 7 51 51
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 18 5621 5630
Red-tailed Hawk 3 32 33
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 23 23
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 69 6038 6049
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Doug Graham, The Littles

Visitors:
Nice crowd today with an MOS/MBC/ANS trip. Several folks joining us
including Harry McCoy, Kim, Josh & Nicole, Joe & Beatrice, Rose & Pam,
Isabel & Rob, Sandy, and Jim Smith & family.


Weather:
Cool to the mid-70s (in the shade), light westerly wind, good clouds in the
morning to clear blue in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Cedar Waxwings no longer guarding young across the street but still local
flocks seen during the day. A few Red-headed Woodpeckers, Chimney Swifts,
Tree Swallows, Goldfinches, Ravens, D-b Cormorants. Redstarts, C.Wren in
the back woods.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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Date: 9/23/17 1:53 pm
From: Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Birds seen Blue Ridge Center (Lo Co), Sept 23
Ten people showed up on a beautiful and crisp (54 when we started) fall
morning for the regular (every 4th Sat.) bird walk by the Loudoun Wildlife
Conservancy at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship. While
fog lay heavy in several places it cleared before long and we found a fair
amount of migratory activity. As the day warmed up several varieties of
butterflies were also seen. Our highlights included good looks at a Merlin,
a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, a Least Flycatcher, a Philadelphia Vireo, four
Ruby-crowned Kinglets, two female Orchard Orioles, and several mixed flocks.
While it was tough to ID all the birds in the mixed flocks because of their
activity, they included Magnolia Warblers (our most common warbler), most of
the Ruby-crowned Kinglets, the Philadelphia Vireo, and the two
Black-and-white Warblers. Indigo Buntings, House Wrens, Field Sparrows, and
Common Yellowthroats and most of the butterflies turned up in the meadows
managed for wildlife which were beautiful with goldenrod. Numerous Cedar
Waxwing flocks flew back and forth over our heads with one large flock of
Brown-head Cowbirds flying overhead as we were checking out the Monarch
Waystation at the end of the walk.



The butterflies included at least 10 Monarchs, a Tiger Swallowtail, Cabbage
Whites, Eastern-tailed Blues, Pearl Crescents, 2 Painted Ladies, a Common
Buckeye, and a Northern Pearly Eye.



For a list of the birds see below.



Information on the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship can be
found at < <http://www.blueridgecenter.org> http://www.blueridgecenter.org>
<http://www.blueridgecenter.org> http://www.blueridgecenter.org.

Information on the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and its many free activities
can be found at < <http://www.loudounwildlife.org>
http://www.loudounwildlife.org> <http://www.loudounwildlife.org>
www.loudounwildlife.org.



Good birding,

Joe Coleman, Jane Yocom, Bryan Henson, & Allison Gallo



Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, Loudoun, Virginia, US Sep
23, 2017 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.1 mile(s)

47 species (+1 other taxa)



Canada Goose 35

Black Vulture 12

Turkey Vulture 19

Osprey 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 2

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 perched & well-seen by the group

Red-bellied Woodpecker 6

Downy Woodpecker 5

Hairy Woodpecker 4

Northern Flicker 2

Pileated Woodpecker 5

Merlin 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 2

Least Flycatcher 1

Empidonax sp. 3

Eastern Phoebe 4

Great Crested Flycatcher 1

Philadelphia Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 2

Blue Jay 13

American Crow 12

Fish Crow 1

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 17

Carolina Chickadee 10

Tufted Titmouse 6

White-breasted Nuthatch 4

House Wren 3

Carolina Wren 8

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4

Eastern Bluebird 4

Gray-cheeked Thrush 1

American Robin 2

Gray Catbird 6

Brown Thrasher 2

Black-and-white Warbler 2

Common Yellowthroat 3

American Redstart 1

Magnolia Warbler 5

Black-throated Green Warbler 1

Chipping Sparrow 1

Field Sparrow 5

Northern Cardinal 9

Indigo Bunting 8

Orchard Oriole 2 Were seen in the distance high in a tree interacting
with a Red-bellied WP allowing us to compare the size which was a little
smaller than the Red-bellied. Both were obviously yellow on the body &
throat from a distance with somewhat darker wings. Posture and bill was
oriole-like rather than like a tanager.

Brown-headed Cowbird 80

American Goldfinch 4

House Sparrow 2



View this checklist online at
<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39349740>
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39349740



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Date: 9/23/17 1:26 pm
From: Meredith Bell via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] VSO Chincoteague Field Trip, Sep 15-17
​Hi VA Birders,​


Below is my report for last week-end's trip. Watch for photos on the VSO
Facebook page later today.
Several people sent me some great shots of birds AND participants.

The weather was beautiful for the VSO field trip to Chincoteague on
September 15-17, and the 80 participants reported having a fabulous time!
We tallied 120 species, which included birds found on the Causeway,
Chincoteague Island and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Many
first-timers and new VSO members got several life birds and were assisted
by the more experienced attendees.

Many thanks to field trip leaders Jerry Via, Bill Akers, Bob Ake, Mike
Schultz, and Meredith Bell, who worked hard to ensure everyone had a great
experience. Friday evening we met to overview the weekend, and we enjoyed a
very informative presentation by Jerry on the effect of hurricanes on
birds.

Unfortunately, mosquitoes were at an all-time high on Assateague and the
wildlife loop had very few birds, so we made two adjustments to our
itinerary. We moved the Woodland Trail warbler walk to the Island Nature
Trail in Chincoteague, where mosquitoes were not a problem. We cancelled
the birding and biking trip (for the first time in more than 10 years), and
our group joined Bill Akers for the warbler walk. The S-SW winds did not
bring in the hoped-for warblers, yet we still had some nice birds on this
trail – a family of Red-headed Woodpeckers, an abundance of Brown-headed
Nuthatches, several American Redstarts and Northern Parula, and a
spectacular look at a Great-Horned Owl.

The boat trip was Saturday morning this year because it’s always scheduled
around low tide. Bob Ake and Mike Schultz did an outstanding job leading
the group. The 63 participants enjoyed close-up views of many species.
Highlights included a group of more than 1,000 White Ibis, a Peregrine
Falcon and a nice assortment of shorebirds and wading birds.

The two ever-popular bus trips to Wash Flats, led by Jerry Via, were sold
out with 25 passengers on each. Special sightings included Lark Sparrow,
Wild Turkey and a pair of Peregrine Falcons sitting side by side. At Tom’s
Cove and the beach, we found more than 50 Red Knots and a nice assortment
of Plovers, Terns and Gulls.

Now an annual tradition, several of us gathered at the beach just before
sunrise on Sunday to celebrate the lives of very special VSO members we
lost this past year: Clark White, Bob Abraham and Tom Armour. Those who
knew these individuals shared memories of their experiences. We began this
in 2015 to honor Ruth Beck and Peggy Opengari, who always loved to watch
the sunrise at the beach during this VSO field trip.

We’ve already locked in the 2018 dates, September 14-16. Mark your calendar
now and plan to join us for spectacular birding at a remarkable place!

Meredith Bell
VSO Field Trips Co-chair

Canada Goose
Gadwall
American Black Duck
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Clapper Rail
Black-necked Stilt
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Whimbrel
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Dunlin
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Bonaparte’s Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Blue Grosbeak
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
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Date: 9/23/17 7:26 am
From: Marlene A Condon via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] first-of-season Ruby-crowned Kinglet, western Albemarle
I saw a first-of-season Ruby-crowned Kinglet on Sept. 21 in my back yard.  My hubby said he heard one this morning out there.  
 
We also have been hearing and seeing young cardinals around the past few days that must have hatched recently.  
 
Lastly, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs have just started to arrive at the house, but I'm not expecting many.  Their numbers have dropped since we had the 2 extremely cold February months of 2014 and 2015.  Quite a few animals have decreased in number because of those two Februarys.  I'm thinking of writing about it.  I expect the decrease was probably fairly wide-spread in Virginia, especially as I've not heard anyone vociferously complaining about stink bugs at the hawk watch sites.  If anyone wishes to provide me with their observations, I would appreciate hearing them.  Thanks!      
 
Sincerely,
Marlene 
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Date: 9/22/17 6:53 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (22 Sep 2017) 1145 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 5 5
Bald Eagle 0 5 5
Northern Harrier 1 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 1 6 6
Northern Goshawk 1 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1141 6551 6551
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 2 2
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1145 6588 6588
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Ron Harrington

Observers: Amanda Bishop, Freddie Osborne, Matt Fleenor, Sam Evans

Visitors:
Marian Finucane was with again and assisted with the observations. Others
were David Prichard from North Carolina, Tom Zollman, Kingsport, Jack and
Nancy Kinkade of Kingsport.


Weather:
Another warm day with mostly sunny skies but with enough clouds to provide
a good backdrop throughout the day. Early morning found the winds calm,
visibility 10 miles or so. Moderate haze throughout. Wind was relatively
light and variable. From the S/SE at 5-10 mph in the am shifting to the
E/NE by early afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Most hawks were counted between 9:00 and 12:00. After the thermals built up
they were flying high, often at the limit of unaided vision. Very slow in
the afternoon hours. A Cooper's hawk was observed harassing a Turkey
Vulture. Lots of Turkey and Black vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
We counted 14 Monarch Butterflies. Other birds noted included E. Wood
Peewee, Phoebe, Titmouse, Bluejay, Eastern Towhee, Magnolia warblers (4)
and Ravens.

Predictions:
Another clear and sunny day with warm conditions, highs in the mid 80s.
Should provide good flying conditions. The Mendota Heritage Festival will
be going on. Drop by if you can for music, games, hawk watching information
and some home cooking.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/22/17 6:39 pm
From: Jeffrey Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] NatGeo Field Guide to NA Birds #7
Greetings all

I ordered from Amazon the other day the new edition of NatGeo Field Guide to NA Birds 7th Edition and got it in the mail today.

Even thought it has just been released the middle of this month it needs to be updated already due to changes announced in August. Knowing that it needs changes it is still worth buying. There are many changes and additions to it for instance the first Warbler is the Ovenbird.

I have purchased every edition except for the first and until I purchased the NatGeo Eastern Birds always kept a copy in my car.

In fact when I bought my Nissan Rogue in 2011, I tested the side pocket on the driver's door to make sure I could get my guide in and out with no trouble before buying it.

With the changes last month I can't wait for the 8th edition to be released.

Good Birding Always

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-572-8619 Home
434-470-4352 Cell
<jcbabirder...>

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Date: 9/22/17 5:59 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (22 Sep 2017) 259 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 131 180
Bald Eagle 2 134 143
Northern Harrier 3 17 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 68 332 340
Cooper's Hawk 8 98 110
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 16 19
Broad-winged Hawk 168 20706 20804
Red-tailed Hawk 1 39 56
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 3 79 82
Merlin 0 23 23
Peregrine Falcon 1 7 8
Unknown Accipiter 1 10 10
Unknown Buteo 1 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 8 12
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 259 21609 21821
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers: Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter, Gabriel Mapel, Josh Laubach

Visitors:
Dan Britten, Mike Smith, Doug Mar, Hudson Mar, Nancy Gray, John Rowlett,
Emily Hancock, Lois Kauffman, Elizabeth Hunter, Vockmar and Amber Burke,
Robert Williams (Richmond), Peter Clark, Jennifer Jowdy, Bill Nettlehorst,
Mike Knight, Arel Domfrie, Susan Hastings, Peter and Ben Frechtel, Lysanne
Taylor, Crista Cabe, Chip and Robin England.


Weather:
Moderate NW winds with warm temps (18.8-27C). Mostly cloudy all day
(75-90%).

Raptor Observations:
Two BE (11:04 3-YR and 3:10 AD). 3:16 Peregrine. Hourly BW count: 3 (8-9),
25 (9-10), 24 (10-11), 8 (11-12), 76 (12-1), 30 (1-2), 0 (2-3), 2 (3-4).

Non-raptor Observations:
78 Monarchs. We would have had 79 Monarchs except that one was being eaten
by a Praying Mantis on the thistle. 5 Hummingbirds. 20 Red-headed
Woodpecker. 34 Tree Swallow, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 20 Swifts.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/22/17 5:45 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (22 Sep 2017) 110 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 56 65
Bald Eagle 0 86 98
Northern Harrier 1 7 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 70 79
Cooper's Hawk 4 31 40
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 8 9
Broad-winged Hawk 85 6704 6716
Red-tailed Hawk 6 54 68
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 40 46
Merlin 0 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 1 10 10
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 110 7078 7152
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Mitch Mitchell

Observers: Dave Brunstetter, David Kirk, Matt Hosmer, Mike Crowder

Visitors:
David and Carolyn from Illinois spent the day with us, along with former
regular Tad Finnel in for a visit from Texas. Cathy with the Roanoke Bird
Club and regulars Allen Austin, The Newcombs (less Andrew but, they drove
his new ride, probably trying to get it used to the journey up the
mountain). Phillip, Bill J, Baron & Tina, Randy. Ranger Amy stopped by
along with a number of curious parkway travelers. I'm sure I've missed some
visitors so please excuse the exclusion.


Weather:
Mostly sunny throughout the day with high cloud cover varying through the
day between 50 & 90%. Temperature ranged from 22c at the start of watch to
37c. Winds were light, never more than 3-4 mph. The far ridges in the west
valley were hazed in most of the day and several birds went uncounted as
they disappeared into the haze. Visibility improved late in the watch but
by that time there was little raptor activity.

Raptor Observations:
First bird was an osprey spotted out over the western side at 9:48 but the
majority of the birds came directly over the knob and very high. Most of
the broadwings overhead were visible only with binoculars. Several
acciptiers did come over low enough to be viewed without glasses.

Non-raptor Observations:
The vulture and raven activity that we normally see was slightly less than
typical. Ten to fifteen monarchs seen throughout the day.

Predictions:
More of the same
========================================================================
Report submitted by stan Mitchell (<mitchmitchell7...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/22/17 5:31 pm
From: Ron Vogel via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Occoquan NWR September 22 (end of summer, 2017)
After dredging for migrants with only modest success this past week, I
visited Occoquan NWR this morning and was treated to a pretty memorable day.
The morning began with significant warbler activity along the road by Turtle
Pond. Ten different warbler species were highlighted by a brilliantly
colored Blackburnian. Additionally, I scored an Olive-sided flycatcher on
the snags along the far side of Turtle Pond, my FOS Philadelphia vireo, and
a FOS ruby-crowned kinglet. Leaving the Turtle Pond area, I ran into a few
more smaller mixed warbler/chickadee/titmouse flocks on Deep Hole Point road
.



At Deep Hole Point, I crossed paths with Dixie Sommers, who told me she had
seen a Cape May in a feeder flock just down the road from where we met. I
tried my best to relocate the bird, but was unsuccessful. However, I did
flush a first fall Mourning warbler by the side of the trail, and got
excellent looks as the bird scratched through the leaf litter and feeding on
whatever it found. Its only my second Mourning warbler at Occoquan going
back quite some time.



Finally, on my return to the parking lot, I found a late season chat. I
thought this was the perfect way to end summer birding at Occoquan, because
no other bird quite defines summer at the refuge as does the chat. Finished
the day with 58 species.





Ron Vogel

Annandale, VA

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Date: 9/22/17 4:29 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (22 Sep 2017) 364 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 107 1101 1101
Bald Eagle 1 85 85
Northern Harrier 5 81 81
Sharp-shinned Hawk 61 456 456
Cooper's Hawk 26 216 216
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 23 325 325
Red-tailed Hawk 4 27 27
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 84 1371 1371
Merlin 44 459 459
Peregrine Falcon 9 40 40
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 5 5
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 364 4172 4172
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel, Bob Anderson

Observers: Bob Anderson, Brian Patterson, Ned Brinkley, Thuy Tran,
Tim Barry

Weather:
Light winds started off from the west and west northwest, becoming
northerly in the afternoon. Skies were mostly cloudy, with temperatures in
the mid sixties to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
It was a good day of Osprey movement, with decent falcon and accipiter
numbers.

Non-raptor Observations:
We had another Wood Stork sighting today, which was likely the same bird
seen on 9/17. The bird was seen at 9:23 am EST heading southwards,
relatively low over the platform. Thirty eight Monarchs were seen today.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/22/17 4:23 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (22 Sep 2017) 17 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 50 51
Bald Eagle 1 49 49
Northern Harrier 1 14 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 139 139
Cooper's Hawk 2 44 44
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 1 5603 5612
Red-tailed Hawk 0 29 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 21 21
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 17 5969 5980
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 12:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: The Littles

Observers:

Visitors:
one


Weather:
Warm with occasional wafts of breeze from the west. 100% cloud cover.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 26
========================================================================
Report submitted by BJ Little (<bluejay48...>)


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Date: 9/22/17 4:06 pm
From: Shirley L. Ruhe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] va-bird Digest, Vol 125, Issue 23
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> I observed 1010 Broad-winged Hawks, 10 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 6 American Kestrels, 2 Bald Eagles, 1 Red-tailed Hawk and a single Osprey from the summit of Buffalo Mountain yesterday from 10 AM-5 PM. As has been my experience there previously, many of the BWHA there were less challenging to see than at other sites I've been to. The majority of them were "eye-ball birds" at some point as they passed over.?
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Date: 9/22/17 2:58 pm
From: Scott Jackson-Ricketts via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Blue Ridge Warblers (10) and Bear!
Great report with fine photos...educationally, exceptional!

Scott Jackson-Ricketts

On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 5:55 PM, Marshall Faintich via va-bird <
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> 9/22/17: Bay-breasted, Black&White, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated
> Green, Blackpoll, Blue-winged, Cape May, Magnolia, Pine, Tennessee. Report
> and photos:
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> http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_22.htm
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Date: 9/22/17 2:55 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Blue Ridge Warblers (10) and Bear!
9/22/17: Bay-breasted, Black&White, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated
Green, Blackpoll, Blue-winged, Cape May, Magnolia, Pine, Tennessee. Report
and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_22.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_22.htm



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Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

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In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
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Date: 9/22/17 2:36 pm
From: David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Savannah Sparrows at Sky Meadows SP, Fauquier County
Overall, birding was pretty slow this morning at Sky Meadows State Park. I managed only 35 species in about 3 hours, but I did find my FOS Savannah Sparrows near the sheds/barns in the Turner Pond area. I followed the signs for the 5K route around the hidden pond (currently no water) and turned left at the T in the trail. The sparrows were along the fence line. I only found 3 warbler species on Shearman’s Mill loop (Magnolia, Common Yellowthroat, No. Waterthrush), and a couple of Wood Thrushes. I also managed 6 woodpecker species (no Sapsuckers as yet). I gave a quick look in the main entrance and visitors center area for the Yellow-headed Blackbird that was reported on Monday, but no luck on that.

One of the Savannahs posed nicely on a fencepost for a few pics, which can be seen on my checklist at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39331754 .

Dave Boltz
Lake Frederick
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Date: 9/22/17 8:30 am
From: David Davis via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Steve Johnson's report of large cowbird flock (Sept 21)
I saw what was perhaps the same flock on the 15th or 16th feeding in the median strip and along the several roads on Leesburg Pike (Rt. ) at the Bradlee Shopping Center in Alexandria. I was lugging a couple of heavy bags of groceries and had no binoculars, but I believe there were at least 200 and perhaps twice that. They stretched almost a block along the main and service roads there. They were apparently feeding on grass seeds in the recently mowed green strips. I did see a few starlings, but not many, and they could have been local residents that just joined in rather than part of the nomadic cowbird flock. I have seen this event several times over the years at or near the same place.

I also noted that most of the rush-hour drivers queued up at the stoplights there didn’t even look down at the teeming masses mere yards from their cars. I suppose that one is either a birder or he/she isn’t—kind of like parallel universes.

Good birding.

Dave Davis
Arlington

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Date: 9/22/17 6:03 am
From: Shirley Devan via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Birding the Eastern Shore Oct 13-15 with Coastal VA Wildlife Observatory
Greetings Virginia Birders,

Birding the lower Eastern Shore of Virginia in mid-October can be a thrilling adventure as you marvel at the raptors migrating over the Kiptopeke Hawkwatch and delight in the warblers refueling on the Devil’s Walking Sticks for the rest of their journey south.

Join Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory the weekend of October 13-15, 2017 for a small group, guided birding experience (limited to 12) to several public hot spots – including Kiptopeke State Park and the Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge – as well as several areas not open to the public such as Eyre Hall, Pickett’s Harbor, or Glebe Farm.

You’ll enjoy a private hawkwatch presentation, free access to Kiptopeke State Park, personalized birding field trips and presentations with experts. PLUS Saturday evening will feature a fun social time with a short tutorial/program about migration followed by an owl prowl. Your weekend will include lodging for Friday and Saturday nights at one of the Kiptopeke Lodges and light breakfasts.

Field trips and presentations will be provided by CVWO President Brian Taber, and vice-President Dave Youker, as well as CVWO members, Bill Akers and Jerry Via. All birding levels are welcome. Adults 18 and over.

Fee: $250 per person; $350 per couple. Fee includes 2 nights at the Kiptopeke Lodge (shared room for singles), all guided field trips, presentations, owl prowl, and light breakfasts. Make check payable to CVWO and mail to CVWO, PO Box 764, Lightfoot, VA 23090. CVWO is a 501(c) 3. As such, depending on the level of participation, some of your fee will be tax deductible. We will let you know the percentage following the birding weekend.

Register: Register by October 2. Email: CVWO Secretary Shirley Devan. – <><sedevan52...> <mailto:<sedevan52...> with your name(s), address, and phone. Full payment due by October 6.

Fee: Full refund will be provided if cancellation is before October 9. If bad weather such as a hurricane or tropical storm forces cancellation of the weekend, CVWO will issue a full refund.

Meals: On your own with the exception of breakfast provided by CVWO each morning at a lodge at Kiptopeke State Park. We will provide a list of area accommodations/restaurants when you register if you need one. CVWO will provide water, snacks, and desserts for Saturday night’s presentation.


Shirley Devan, Secretary
Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory
cvwo.org <http://cvwo.org/>

Cell Ph: 757.813.1322


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Date: 9/22/17 4:52 am
From: Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] 21 Sep..Monticello Park...6 species of Warbler, GC Thrush and RB grosbeak
(1) Yellowstart- z1
(1) BTB female -z2
(3) OvB -z2/3/5
(3) CYT -male in z3 and females in z1/3
(1)CS W. -adult male in z2 near stream
(1) Magnolia -z2


(1) RB GB-z2 bathing
(1) SW TH -z2
(1) GC Thrush -z3

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Date: 9/21/17 9:13 pm
From: Eric Harrold via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Hawk migration - Buffalo Mountain NAP (Floyd County)
I observed 1010 Broad-winged Hawks, 10 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 6 American Kestrels, 2 Bald Eagles, 1 Red-tailed Hawk and a single Osprey from the summit of Buffalo Mountain yesterday from 10 AM-5 PM. As has been my experience there previously, many of the BWHA there were less challenging to see than at other sites I've been to. The majority of them were "eye-ball birds" at some point as they passed over. 
Eric Harrold Hays, NC
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Date: 9/21/17 6:26 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (21 Sep 2017) 1273 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 164 994 994
Bald Eagle 11 84 84
Northern Harrier 20 76 76
Sharp-shinned Hawk 266 395 395
Cooper's Hawk 60 190 190
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 188 302 302
Red-tailed Hawk 9 23 23
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 478 1287 1287
Merlin 65 415 415
Peregrine Falcon 9 31 31
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 2 5 5
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 1273 3808 3808
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Ned Brinkley

Visitors:
Many thanks to all who helped out today!


Weather:
Light winds were variable in the morning, becoming mostly from the west
during the afternoon. Skies were mostly clear with a few clouds in the
afternoon. Temperatures were in the sixties to mid eighties.

Raptor Observations:
We had excellent numbers and species diversity today. Many kestrels,
accipiters, and Ospreys were on the move in particular. We also had a few
broad-wing kettles with ~20-45 birds in them. Birds were very high in the
morning, but they came down nice and low in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was a good amount of passerine activity in the trees behind the
platform this morning, with plenty of American Redstarts and other
warblers. Other highlights included:

70+ northbound Northern Flickers
2 Common Nighthawks
2 Red-headed Woodpeckers
1 Scarlet Tanager

36 Monarchs
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484


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Date: 9/21/17 6:25 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (21 Sep 2017) 131 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 51 60
Bald Eagle 0 86 98
Northern Harrier 0 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 65 74
Cooper's Hawk 2 27 36
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 8 9
Broad-winged Hawk 113 6619 6631
Red-tailed Hawk 2 48 62
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 38 44
Merlin 1 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 3 3

Total: 131 6968 7042
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Joyce Holt, Matt Hosmer

Observers:

Visitors:
Many-sorry if I did not list you here. Liz, Matt, Christine/Dana/Andrew,
Allen A.,TAD F., Bob & Connie, Mike C., Toni, Julie, Darryl & Pam, Baron &
Tina, Philip, Bill & Katie, Steve, George, Don A.


Weather:
Fog in the valley which cleared out into haze in the 10-11 hour. Various
cloud cover and wind direction. Warm temps.

Raptor Observations:
BV. TV, Raven

Non-raptor Observations:
Goldfinch, Blue Jay, Chimney Swift.

Toni Pepin had an impressive list from a hike from Pine Tree OV to Harvey's
on the AT.
Black-thoated Green W.,American Redstart. Bay-breasted W.,Blackburnian W.,
Yellow-thoated W., Black and white W., Tennessee W., Red-eyed V.,
Blue-headed V., Philadelphia V., Tufted Titmice, Carolina Chickadees,
White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy W., Hairy W.,Eastern Wood-Peewee


========================================================================
Report submitted by Joyce Holt (<bluesskyjoyce...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=482


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Date: 9/21/17 5:46 pm
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] large Cowbird flock, Fairfax County 21 September

Fall migration brings many surprises. Today at the Cub Run RECenter (Chantilly, Fairfax county) I found a single flock of over 200 Brown-headed Cowbirds. It was unusual for 2 reasons.

One, eBird flagged it for the large number, and I'm not surprised. I was amazed to see them all in one place. Well actually two places. Half were in a grass strip separating parking lot lanes; and the other were maybe 40 meters away, in grass at the edge of the lot.

I studied the flock carefully, and that brought up reason #2. There was not a single member of any other species, in either half of the flock. I'm used to seeing big migrating groups of mixed Starlings and Cowbirds, and often there's some Grackles, and/or a few Red-winged Blackbirds. Here's the checklist. The Starlings listed were not part of this flock.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39322405

I have been seeing lots of young and adult Starlings recently, and ditto Grackles, so I'm pretty familiar with them; so I'm sure I was not seeing any of them in this flock. Very unusual in my experience, a pure-species Cowbird flock. The count is conservative - there were at least 250, maybe 300 birds present.

Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia



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Date: 9/21/17 4:28 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (21 Sep 2017) 2161 Raptors (First NG, 12 raptor species)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 9 129 178
Bald Eagle 2 132 141
Northern Harrier 3 14 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 44 264 272
Cooper's Hawk 18 90 102
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 16 19
Broad-winged Hawk 2061 20538 20636
Red-tailed Hawk 2 38 55
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 9 76 79
Merlin 3 23 23
Peregrine Falcon 2 6 7
Unknown Accipiter 3 9 9
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 7 11
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 2161 21350 21562
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:45:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers: Baxter Beamer, Brenda Tekin, Rose Thomas, Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Mary Mapel, Lois Kauffman, David White, Dave Fischer (Cary, NC), Bob Letts,
Lois McKim, Bob & Anne Beckley (Williamsburg), group of 11 from the
Montgomery County, WV Parks & Rec staff, Bill Miller (Laurel Hill, NC),
Jennifer Jowdy, Kim Bolyard with two groups (13 & 11) from the Bridgewater
College Ecology Class, Marshall Faintich, Elizabeth Hunter (Bakersville,
NC), Chris Murray (all the way from Saipan in the Northern Mariana
Islands!), Maggie & Loretta McCray.


Weather:
A nice but warm (18.1-27.0C) day. Moderate WNW Winds until 1pm with light
ESE Breezes thereafter. A great sky with a mix of sun and clouds for most
of the day. Moderate visibility with thick haze in the distance clearing
up a little bit this afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Another very respectable BW flight this morning but boy oh boy we had to
work for those birds. From 9-10 we watched a lot of kettling, streaming,
kettling, streaming action DISTANT over the Shenandoah Valley to the west.
The thick haze certainly didn't help, and more than once we had groups
become completely invisible once on edge after streaming out of a kettle.
By 10:30 the flight path had shifted to a flight path on the east side of
the gap not too far out but those birds certainly were high up and hard to
see. Thank gosh for clouds or we wouldn't have seen them at all. Hourly
BW Count: 0 (6:45-8), 4 (8-9), 683 (9-10), 484 (10-11), 729 (11-12), 82
(12-1), 6 (1-2), 14 (2-3), 43 (3-4), 16 (4-5).

This afternoon the Broad-wing flight was much slower but the action was
just as fun with many different raptor species flying over all across the
sky, most very high up. The highlight of the day was the first Northern
Goshawk of the season, a stunning adult, providing good views as it flew
across the gap at 2:54pm. The NG was raptor species #12 of the day tying
our all-time single-day record for number of raptor species in one day. We
all searched high and low for a Golden Eagle or Mississippi Kite to take us
to that elusive #13 but it just never happened.

IMM NH 8:20, unaged NH 10:27 and 1:30, adult PG 10:54 and 1:30, unaged ML
11:20, 11:52, and 3:31, adult BE 1:57 and 4:02. First Raptor: 7:02 OS,
Last Raptor: 4:25 BW.

Non-raptor Observations:
Another good non-raptor day. Highlights included: 8 Canada Geese, 1 Great
Blue Heron, 173 Chimney Swifts, 7 Hummingbirds, 9 Red-headed Woodpeckers,
31 Flickers, 1 E. Phoebe, 39 Blue Jays, 69 Waxwings, warblers (many
unidentified plus 1 Black-and-white, 1 C. Yellowthroat, 1 Cape May, 1
Magnolia, 1 Blackburnian, 3 BT Blue, 2 BT Green), 4 Scarlet Tanagers, 2 RB
Grosbeaks, and 159 Monarch Butterflies.

Predictions:
Warm and sunny again.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/21/17 1:17 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Gray-cheeked Thrush
Near the Blue Ridge Parkway; 9/21/17. Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_21.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_21.htm



___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

www.faintich.net <http://www.faintich.net/>

In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!

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Date: 9/21/17 12:46 pm
From: Paul Glass via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Winter Finch Forecast
No irruptions are predicted this winter due to good seed and cone crops to
our north:

http://jeaniron.ca/2017/wff17.htm <http://jeaniron.ca/2017/wff17.htm>

Paul Glass
South Boston, VA



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Date: 9/21/17 10:53 am
From: Bill Brown via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Four Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in Fairfax County
We had four Rose-breasted Grosbeaks visiting our backyard feeders a little after noon today.


Bill Brown

Herndon
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Date: 9/21/17 6:30 am
From: Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] 20 Sep..Monticello park, Alexandria...Swainson's Thrushes and a few more
(3) SW Thrush
(1) Veery
(1) Wood thrush

(3) yellowstarts
(2) B&W Warblers -male and female
(1) BTB warbler -male
(1) ReV
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Date: 9/21/17 6:13 am
From: Candi Crichton via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] va-bird Digest, Vol 125, Issue 21
Hi Beth,

Check out #4 if you can pull up the link of the indigo bunting, Interesting.

Candi

Sent from my iPad

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> 2. Kerr lake jaeger (Brian B)
> 3. AUTO: Jim Bernat is out of the office (returning 09/25/2017)
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> 4. Unusual Bunting (Marshall Faintich)
> 5. Snickers Gap (20 Sep 2017) 236 Raptors (<reports...>)
> 6. Harvey's Knob (20 Sep 2017) 442 Raptors (<reports...>)
> 7. Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (20 Sep 2017) 906 Raptors
> (<reports...>)
> 8. VSO grants (Patti Reum)
> 9. Fwd: eBird Report - Silver Lake Regional Park, Sep 20, 2017
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> 10. Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (20 Sep 2017) 253 Raptors
> (<reports...>)
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> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:11:51 -0400
> From: "Dixie Sommers" <dixiesommers...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Fairfax
> County
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> Nine birders participated in this morning's Northern Virginia Bird Club walk at the Huntley Meadows Hike Bike Trail, led by Tom Nardone and Dixie Sommers.
>
> After an enjoyable but not particularly birdy walk, we were entertained by a feeding flock of titmice, chickadees and warblers on our way out, along the drive from the parking lot to the maintenance area. We were tipped off by noisy titmice, and in watching the frenzy we saw 3 American Redstarts, 3 Northern Parula, and one each Black-and-White, Magnolia and Black-throated Green Warblers. Downy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers were also in the group.
>
> Otherwise, we had the usual complement of species, as well as 2 Northern Parula and 2 Black-and-White Warblers in a large tree at the Woodcock Meadow. As we were about to leave the parking lot at the end of the walk, a couple of birders spotted a Red-tailed Hawk, a nice ending for the morning.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: <ebird-checklist...> [mailto:<ebird-checklist...>]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:58 AM
> To: <dixiesommers...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Sep 20, 2017
>
> Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Fairfax, Virginia, US Sep 20, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:13 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.84 mile(s)
> Comments: Northern Virginia Bird Club walk
> 35 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 17
> Wood Duck 1
> Great Blue Heron 3
> Great Egret 1
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Red-shouldered Hawk 3
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Mourning Dove 25
> Chimney Swift 25
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
> Downy Woodpecker 3
> Northern Flicker 4
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Empidonax sp. 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Blue Jay 34
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
> Barn Swallow 1
> Carolina Chickadee 8
> Tufted Titmouse 11
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Carolina Wren 5
> American Robin 35
> Gray Catbird 1
> Black-and-white Warbler 4
> Common Yellowthroat 2
> American Redstart 4
> Northern Parula 5
> Magnolia Warbler 1
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1
> Northern Cardinal 6
> Red-winged Blackbird 15
> House Finch 1
> American Goldfinch 3
> House Sparrow 6
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39298224
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> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:14:04 -0400
> From: Brian B <birdranger248...>
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> Subject: [Va-bird] Kerr lake jaeger
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> Parasitic jaeger from palmer point, feeding on fish carcass far out. Boat flushed towards north bend. Also rt loon there and hooded merganser below dam.
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> Brian Bockhahn
> Durham NC
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> Subject: [Va-bird] AUTO: Jim Bernat is out of the office (returning
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> I am out of the office until 09/25/2017.
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> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:10:51 -0400
> From: "Marshall Faintich" <marshall...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [Va-bird] Unusual Bunting
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> Near the Blue Ridge Parkway; 9/20/17. Report and photos:
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> <http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_20.htm>
> http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_20.htm
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> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:34:55 -0800
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> Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (20 Sep 2017) 236 Raptors
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> Snickers Gap
> 20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 1 49 50
> Bald Eagle 2 48 48
> Northern Harrier 3 13 13
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 129 129
> Cooper's Hawk 6 42 42
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
> Broad-winged Hawk 192 5602 5611
> Red-tailed Hawk 4 29 30
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 2 21 21
> Merlin 1 4 4
> Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
> Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
> Unknown Buteo 1 2 2
> Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
>
> Total: 236 5952 5963
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 09:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:30:00
> Total observation time: 7.5 hours
>
> Official Counter: BJ Little
>
> Observers: Joan Boudreau
>
> Visitors:
> Jon Little, Harry McCoy, 2 more
>
>
> Weather:
> Warm and hazy. Nice west wind in the morning that died after lunch. The
> only clouds were persistent jet trails.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> The UB was a possible Swainson's Hawk. Dark buteo with long slim pointed
> wings. It did a few swoops, a steep dive and a graceful barrel roll down
> behind the crest of the west ridge and never reappeared. As Pete Dunne
> wrote in Hawks in Flight, if your Harrier turns into a buteo, it's a
> Swainson's. About a one minute look. No pictures. 3:40 pm EDT.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Monarchs 13
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by BJ Little (<bluejay48...>)
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=494
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:37:37 -0800
> From: <reports...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (20 Sep 2017) 442 Raptors
> Message-ID: <eef9c625dbfd64e716070cdbc8eb6ece...>
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>
> Harvey's Knob
> Roanoke, Virginia, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 3 47 56
> Bald Eagle 12 86 98
> Northern Harrier 0 6 7
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 60 69
> Cooper's Hawk 6 25 34
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 8
> Broad-winged Hawk 399 6506 6518
> Red-tailed Hawk 4 46 60
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 3 36 42
> Merlin 0 5 5
> Peregrine Falcon 0 9 9
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 2 2
>
> Total: 442 6837 6911
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 17:00:00
> Total observation time: 9 hours
>
> Official Counter: Matt Hosmer
>
> Observers: Baron Gibson, Dale, Dave Brunstetter, Don A.
>
> Visitors:
> Rene and Hollins, Toni and VaWestern, David B, Bob, Don A, Dale M, The
> Austins, Baron/Tina, Bill J, that one guy, and everybody else...if I missed
> you my apologies. Thanks for coming and helping out.
>
>
> Weather:
> Temps betwixt 18?-26?c, light wind from the N, light clouds to cloudy to
> less cloudy. Thunder storms rolled through the valley late in the watch.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> 10:45 ABE, 12:35 IBE, 12:48 ABE/IBE, 12:49 ABE, 12:57 IBE, 13:12 ABE, 14:18
> ABEx2, 14:29 IBE, 14:58x2 unaged BE.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Lots o' people, light traffic, did not notice and hikers.
>
> Predictions:
> ?Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.?
> ~Einstein
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Matthew D Hosmer (<cumberlandmatt1...>)
> Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
> http://bijame.googlepages.com/home
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=482
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:59:39 -0800
> From: <reports...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (20 Sep 2017) 906 Raptors
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>
> Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
> Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 5 120 169
> Bald Eagle 4 130 139
> Northern Harrier 2 11 13
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 46 220 228
> Cooper's Hawk 16 72 84
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 3 14 17
> Broad-winged Hawk 809 18477 18575
> Red-tailed Hawk 1 36 53
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 2 2
> American Kestrel 10 67 70
> Merlin 7 20 20
> Peregrine Falcon 0 4 5
> Unknown Accipiter 1 6 6
> Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 2 6 10
> Mississippi Kite 0 2 3
>
> Total: 906 19189 19401
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 06:45:00
> Observation end time: 17:00:00
> Total observation time: 10.25 hours
>
> Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel
>
> Observers: Baxter Beamer, Dave Hunter, Rose Thomas, Vic Laubach
>
> Visitors:
> Plenty of visitors including Lois Kauffman, Patti Reum, Dan & Sue Harvey
> (Knightdale, NC), Randy Cline, Nancy Gray, David Simmons & Karolyn Stober
> (Glendale Heights, IL), Jennifer Jowdy, Dave Fischer (Cary, NC), Elizabeth
> Hunter (Bakersville, NC), Lois McKim, Bill Nettelhorst (Fond Du Lac, WI),
> Bob Eggleston, Susan Lynch, Ibis Chambers, Marshall Faintich, Natalie Romyn
> (Vancouver, BC, Canada), Bob & Anne Beckley (Williamsburg), Kim Bolyard
> with ecology class of 14 from Bridgewater College, Mary & Daniel Mapel,
> David & Elizabeth Waters, Ellison Orcutt, Steve Barnett, Rita Walton.
>
>
> Weather:
> No fog this morning! Moderate WNW Winds throughout the day then strong SW
> Winds at the end of the count. 18.2-25.2C. Mostly sunny with some clouds
> until 2pm then mostly cloudy with lots of low, heavy clouds and some
> distant rain in the western sky. Hazy in the distance.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> A fun day with lots of different raptor species. A steady flow of
> Broad-wings and no "midday lull" with over 100 for 5 hours in a row. Most
> Broad-wings flew down the west side of the gap today with a good number
> coming overhead. Unfortunately the BW flight was immediately shut down
> when the looming dark clouds moved in. Hourly BW Count: 0 (6:45-8), 125
> (8-9), 204 (9-10), 137 (10-11), 116 (11-12), 130 (12-1), 71 (1-2), 26
> (2-3), 0 (3-5).
>
> Adult BE 11:00, 11:10. 4th-YR BE 1:11, 3rd-YR BE 1:37. Two immature NH
> (9:52 and 10:52). A great Merlin day with seven (12:39, 1:47, 1:47, 2:38,
> 3:45, 3:45, 3:59).
>
> First Raptor: 7:23 SS, Last Raptor: 4:46 CH.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> A very nice early morning songbird flight including 6 Red-headed
> Woodpeckers, 1 YB Sapsucker, 13 Tree Swallows, 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet, 32
> Cedar Waxwings, many warblers (those identified included Cape May, BT Blue,
> BT Green), 1 Lincolns Sparrow, 11 Scarlet Tanagers, 3 RB Grosbeaks. Other
> birds counted today: 1 Common Nighthawk (11:30am), 506 Chimney Swifts, 8 RT
> Hummingbirds. 45 Monarch Butterflies.
>
> Predictions:
> Similar weather to today.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
> Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
> http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=491
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:52:10 -0400
> From: Patti Reum <pareum...>
> To: "WS: Bird Sightings to VSO Comp" <va-bird...>
> Subject: [Va-bird] VSO grants
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> Please apply to <pareum...> for more details.
>
>
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>
> Message: 9
> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:31:43 -0400
> From: Stephen Johnson <stevejohnson2...>
> To: VA-Bird <va-bird...>
> Subject: [Va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Silver Lake Regional Park, Sep
> 20, 2017
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>
>
> Hello birders,
>
> My favorite part of Dixie Sommers' report today for the NVBC walk at Huntley, was the mixed flock.
>
> For myself, today was my first ever visit to eBird hot spot Silver Lake Regional Park (Prince William county). A nice assortment of birds, not a huge load of warblers but good overall variety. The highlight for me was the one mixed flock of the day.
>
> Different from the usual, this flock had no chickadee / titmouse members, and no woodpeckers. In fact it only had 3 individual birds, but they were the "best birds" of the day in my opinion. The list is below, see if you agree.
>
> It was very calm (no wind) and quiet - I'm pretty sure these were the only 3 birds in this "flock", if you can call it that: Blue-headed Vireo, and Black-throated Green and Tennessee Warbler, all actively foraging near each other.
>
> Cheers!!
> Steve Johnson
> Fairfax, Virginia
>
>
>
>> Silver Lake Regional Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
>> Sep 20, 2017
>> Protocol: Traveling
>> 1.5 mile(s)
>> Comments: loop through trees NNE of lake and smaller loop through meadow W of lake
>> 31 species (+1 other taxa)
>>
>> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
>> Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1 adult perched at edge of lake
>> Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 3
>> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 10
>> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 1
>> Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 6
>> Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
>> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1 heard many times, never saw one. could have been 3-4 present.
>> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
>> Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
>> Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 2
>> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
>> Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 1 mini mixed flock w/ Tennessee and BTG Warblers
>> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4
>> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
>> swallow sp. (Hirundinidae sp.) 1 either Tree or NRW; flew away too soon
>> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2
>> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 2
>> Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 4
>> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 2
>> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
>> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 2
>> Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) 1 mini mixed flock w/ BTG Warbler and B-H Vireo
>> American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1
>> Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 1
>> Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1 mini mixed flock w/ Tennessee W and B-H Vireo
>> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 5
>> Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 1
>> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1
>> Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 2 fem and/or imm perched quietly together
>> House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 30
>> American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 1
>>
>> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39298263
>>
>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 10
> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:47:20 -0800
> From: <reports...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (20 Sep 2017) 253 Raptors
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> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
> Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
> Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 32 830 830
> Bald Eagle 2 73 73
> Northern Harrier 3 56 56
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 33 129 129
> Cooper's Hawk 6 130 130
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
> Broad-winged Hawk 9 114 114
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 14
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 129 809 809
> Merlin 39 350 350
> Peregrine Falcon 0 22 22
> Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
> Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
> Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1
>
> Total: 253 2535 2535
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 06:30:00
> Observation end time: 17:30:00
> Total observation time: 11 hours
>
> Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
>
> Observers: Olivia Amash
>
> Weather:
> Light winds were generally from the west northwest, with partly cloudy
> skies and temperatures in the high sixties to mid eighties.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> The morning was slow, but activity picked up nicely in the late afternoon
> and evening.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Many northbound Northern Flickers were moving this morning. Other sightings
> included:
>
> 6 Common Nighthawks
>
> 22 Monarchs
> 1 Gray Squirrel
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
> Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
> www.cvwo.org
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
>
>
>
>
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Date: 9/20/17 5:47 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (20 Sep 2017) 253 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 32 830 830
Bald Eagle 2 73 73
Northern Harrier 3 56 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 33 129 129
Cooper's Hawk 6 130 130
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 9 114 114
Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 129 809 809
Merlin 39 350 350
Peregrine Falcon 0 22 22
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 253 2535 2535
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Olivia Amash

Weather:
Light winds were generally from the west northwest, with partly cloudy
skies and temperatures in the high sixties to mid eighties.

Raptor Observations:
The morning was slow, but activity picked up nicely in the late afternoon
and evening.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many northbound Northern Flickers were moving this morning. Other sightings
included:

6 Common Nighthawks

22 Monarchs
1 Gray Squirrel
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/20/17 5:31 pm
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Silver Lake Regional Park, Sep 20, 2017

Hello birders,

My favorite part of Dixie Sommers' report today for the NVBC walk at Huntley, was the mixed flock.

For myself, today was my first ever visit to eBird hot spot Silver Lake Regional Park (Prince William county). A nice assortment of birds, not a huge load of warblers but good overall variety. The highlight for me was the one mixed flock of the day.

Different from the usual, this flock had no chickadee / titmouse members, and no woodpeckers. In fact it only had 3 individual birds, but they were the "best birds" of the day in my opinion. The list is below, see if you agree.

It was very calm (no wind) and quiet - I'm pretty sure these were the only 3 birds in this "flock", if you can call it that: Blue-headed Vireo, and Black-throated Green and Tennessee Warbler, all actively foraging near each other.

Cheers!!
Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia



> Silver Lake Regional Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
> Sep 20, 2017
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: loop through trees NNE of lake and smaller loop through meadow W of lake
> 31 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1 adult perched at edge of lake
> Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 3
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 10
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 1
> Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 6
> Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1 heard many times, never saw one. could have been 3-4 present.
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
> Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 2
> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
> Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 1 mini mixed flock w/ Tennessee and BTG Warblers
> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
> swallow sp. (Hirundinidae sp.) 1 either Tree or NRW; flew away too soon
> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 2
> Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 4
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 2
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 2
> Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) 1 mini mixed flock w/ BTG Warbler and B-H Vireo
> American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1
> Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 1
> Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1 mini mixed flock w/ Tennessee W and B-H Vireo
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 5
> Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 1
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1
> Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 2 fem and/or imm perched quietly together
> House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 30
> American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 1
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39298263
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 9/20/17 4:52 pm
From: Patti Reum via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] VSO grants
The VSO has grants available for conservation avian research
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Date: 9/20/17 3:59 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (20 Sep 2017) 906 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 120 169
Bald Eagle 4 130 139
Northern Harrier 2 11 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 46 220 228
Cooper's Hawk 16 72 84
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 14 17
Broad-winged Hawk 809 18477 18575
Red-tailed Hawk 1 36 53
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 10 67 70
Merlin 7 20 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 5
Unknown Accipiter 1 6 6
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 6 10
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 906 19189 19401
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:45:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers: Baxter Beamer, Dave Hunter, Rose Thomas, Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Plenty of visitors including Lois Kauffman, Patti Reum, Dan & Sue Harvey
(Knightdale, NC), Randy Cline, Nancy Gray, David Simmons & Karolyn Stober
(Glendale Heights, IL), Jennifer Jowdy, Dave Fischer (Cary, NC), Elizabeth
Hunter (Bakersville, NC), Lois McKim, Bill Nettelhorst (Fond Du Lac, WI),
Bob Eggleston, Susan Lynch, Ibis Chambers, Marshall Faintich, Natalie Romyn
(Vancouver, BC, Canada), Bob & Anne Beckley (Williamsburg), Kim Bolyard
with ecology class of 14 from Bridgewater College, Mary & Daniel Mapel,
David & Elizabeth Waters, Ellison Orcutt, Steve Barnett, Rita Walton.


Weather:
No fog this morning! Moderate WNW Winds throughout the day then strong SW
Winds at the end of the count. 18.2-25.2C. Mostly sunny with some clouds
until 2pm then mostly cloudy with lots of low, heavy clouds and some
distant rain in the western sky. Hazy in the distance.

Raptor Observations:
A fun day with lots of different raptor species. A steady flow of
Broad-wings and no "midday lull" with over 100 for 5 hours in a row. Most
Broad-wings flew down the west side of the gap today with a good number
coming overhead. Unfortunately the BW flight was immediately shut down
when the looming dark clouds moved in. Hourly BW Count: 0 (6:45-8), 125
(8-9), 204 (9-10), 137 (10-11), 116 (11-12), 130 (12-1), 71 (1-2), 26
(2-3), 0 (3-5).

Adult BE 11:00, 11:10. 4th-YR BE 1:11, 3rd-YR BE 1:37. Two immature NH
(9:52 and 10:52). A great Merlin day with seven (12:39, 1:47, 1:47, 2:38,
3:45, 3:45, 3:59).

First Raptor: 7:23 SS, Last Raptor: 4:46 CH.

Non-raptor Observations:
A very nice early morning songbird flight including 6 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 1 YB Sapsucker, 13 Tree Swallows, 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet, 32
Cedar Waxwings, many warblers (those identified included Cape May, BT Blue,
BT Green), 1 Lincolns Sparrow, 11 Scarlet Tanagers, 3 RB Grosbeaks. Other
birds counted today: 1 Common Nighthawk (11:30am), 506 Chimney Swifts, 8 RT
Hummingbirds. 45 Monarch Butterflies.

Predictions:
Similar weather to today.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/20/17 3:37 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (20 Sep 2017) 442 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 47 56
Bald Eagle 12 86 98
Northern Harrier 0 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 60 69
Cooper's Hawk 6 25 34
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 8
Broad-winged Hawk 399 6506 6518
Red-tailed Hawk 4 46 60
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 36 42
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 442 6837 6911
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Matt Hosmer

Observers: Baron Gibson, Dale, Dave Brunstetter, Don A.

Visitors:
Rene and Hollins, Toni and VaWestern, David B, Bob, Don A, Dale M, The
Austins, Baron/Tina, Bill J, that one guy, and everybody else...if I missed
you my apologies. Thanks for coming and helping out.


Weather:
Temps betwixt 18-26c, light wind from the N, light clouds to cloudy to
less cloudy. Thunder storms rolled through the valley late in the watch.

Raptor Observations:
10:45 ABE, 12:35 IBE, 12:48 ABE/IBE, 12:49 ABE, 12:57 IBE, 13:12 ABE, 14:18
ABEx2, 14:29 IBE, 14:58x2 unaged BE.

Non-raptor Observations:
Lots o' people, light traffic, did not notice and hikers.

Predictions:
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
~Einstein
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew D Hosmer (<cumberlandmatt1...>)
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http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/20/17 3:35 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (20 Sep 2017) 236 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 49 50
Bald Eagle 2 48 48
Northern Harrier 3 13 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 129 129
Cooper's Hawk 6 42 42
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 192 5602 5611
Red-tailed Hawk 4 29 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 21 21
Merlin 1 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 1 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 236 5952 5963
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: BJ Little

Observers: Joan Boudreau

Visitors:
Jon Little, Harry McCoy, 2 more


Weather:
Warm and hazy. Nice west wind in the morning that died after lunch. The
only clouds were persistent jet trails.

Raptor Observations:
The UB was a possible Swainson's Hawk. Dark buteo with long slim pointed
wings. It did a few swoops, a steep dive and a graceful barrel roll down
behind the crest of the west ridge and never reappeared. As Pete Dunne
wrote in Hawks in Flight, if your Harrier turns into a buteo, it's a
Swainson's. About a one minute look. No pictures. 3:40 pm EDT.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 13
========================================================================
Report submitted by BJ Little (<bluejay48...>)


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Date: 9/20/17 2:11 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Unusual Bunting
Near the Blue Ridge Parkway; 9/20/17. Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_20.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_20.htm



___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

www.faintich.net <http://www.faintich.net/>

In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!

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Date: 9/20/17 10:54 am
From: Jim B via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] AUTO: Jim Bernat is out of the office (returning 09/25/2017)

I am out of the office until 09/25/2017.

I will reply after I return.


Note: This is an automated response to your message "va-bird Digest, Vol
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Date: 9/20/17 9:14 am
From: Brian B via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kerr lake jaeger
Parasitic jaeger from palmer point, feeding on fish carcass far out. Boat flushed towards north bend. Also rt loon there and hooded merganser below dam.

Brian Bockhahn
Durham NC
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Date: 9/20/17 9:12 am
From: Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Fairfax County
Nine birders participated in this morning's Northern Virginia Bird Club walk at the Huntley Meadows Hike Bike Trail, led by Tom Nardone and Dixie Sommers.

After an enjoyable but not particularly birdy walk, we were entertained by a feeding flock of titmice, chickadees and warblers on our way out, along the drive from the parking lot to the maintenance area. We were tipped off by noisy titmice, and in watching the frenzy we saw 3 American Redstarts, 3 Northern Parula, and one each Black-and-White, Magnolia and Black-throated Green Warblers. Downy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers were also in the group.

Otherwise, we had the usual complement of species, as well as 2 Northern Parula and 2 Black-and-White Warblers in a large tree at the Woodcock Meadow. As we were about to leave the parking lot at the end of the walk, a couple of birders spotted a Red-tailed Hawk, a nice ending for the morning.


-----Original Message-----
From: <ebird-checklist...> [mailto:<ebird-checklist...>]
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:58 AM
To: <dixiesommers...>
Subject: eBird Report - Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Sep 20, 2017

Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Fairfax, Virginia, US Sep 20, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:13 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.84 mile(s)
Comments: Northern Virginia Bird Club walk
35 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 17
Wood Duck 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 25
Chimney Swift 25
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 34
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 11
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 5
American Robin 35
Gray Catbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 4
Northern Parula 5
Magnolia Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 15
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39298224

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Date: 9/19/17 7:22 pm
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] help with bird call ID - verbal description only, no recording

Thanks everyone for all of your helpful suggestions. The consensus majority suggestion was juvenile Great Horned. I passed that suggestion back to my friend, and also the idea to try to record it. I trust he will forward that info on to our helpful land owner.

Again, thank you for helping me "give something back" to this non-birder land owner, who is helping the CBC out every year. Much appreciated.

Cheers,
Steve


On Sep 19, 2017, at 9:26 PM, Frederick Atwood wrote:

> Hi Steve
> Try juvenile great horned owl and juvenile barred owl
>
>
> Fred
>
> From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
> To: VA-Bird <va-bird...>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:09 PM
> Subject: [Va-bird] help with bird call ID - verbal description only, no recording
>
>
> Hello birders,
>
> A fellow Christmas Bird Counter got this description, from one of our helpful landowners. I really like to give back to these people, who help out so much by letting us use their properties for the CBC every year.
>
> Any ideas, folks? Thanks -- --
>
> Steve Johnson
> Fairfax, Virginia
>
>
> (Dated 19 September -- -- )
>
> > On and off for the past few weeks I have been hearing a bird call at dusk, sometimes at night and sometimes in the early morning before daylight.
> >
> > It is a shrill call that doesn't last long and the bird repeats itself after a few minutes- It sounds like eeH with soft nasal e's and raising intonation on the h. Last night the bird started at 8:45 and stopped before 9:30. Once when it happened at dusk I went out but the bird was hidden by tree leaves then it flew off and all I could see was a flash of white from the rear- it seemed to be a large bird but it was moving away fast and the light was bad so I could have been mistaken. Unfortunately it doesn't appear on a schedule.
>
>
> P.S. I told him to suggest to the landowner, that they listen to Macaulay Library recordings for Northern Flicker (single whistle call) and Great-crested Fly. Anything else they should try?
>
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Date: 9/19/17 6:48 pm
From: Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] help with bird call ID - verbal description only, no recording
hi Steve - ask him to record the call. this can be done on a cell phone. he may need to download a recording app. I use Audio Recorder in my Android phone. works pretty well.

Dixie Sommers
<dixiesommers...>

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> wrote:

Hello birders,

A fellow Christmas Bird Counter got this description, from one of our helpful landowners. I really like to give back to these people, who help out so much by letting us use their properties for the CBC every year.

Any ideas, folks? Thanks -- --

Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia


(Dated 19 September -- -- )

> On and off for the past few weeks I have been hearing a bird call at dusk, sometimes at night and sometimes in the early morning before daylight.
>
> It is a shrill call that doesn't last long and the bird repeats itself after a few minutes- It sounds like eeH with soft nasal e's and raising intonation on the h. Last night the bird started at 8:45 and stopped before 9:30. Once when it happened at dusk I went out but the bird was hidden by tree leaves then it flew off and all I could see was a flash of white from the rear- it seemed to be a large bird but it was moving away fast and the light was bad so I could have been mistaken. Unfortunately it doesn't appear on a schedule.


P.S. I told him to suggest to the landowner, that they listen to Macaulay Library recordings for Northern Flicker (single whistle call) and Great-crested Fly. Anything else they should try?

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Date: 9/19/17 6:28 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (19 Sep 2017) 1110 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 4 4
Bald Eagle 2 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 3 3
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1103 4482 4482
Red-tailed Hawk 1 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1110 4504 4504
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Ron Harrington

Observers: Donna Osborne, Freddie Osborne, Matt Fleenor, Sam Evans

Visitors:
None


Weather:
For most of the day it was sunny with high, clear skies and only an
occasional cloud for backdrop. A rain shower rolled over part of the
mountain range late in the day. During the morning there was a light and
steady breeze of 5-15 mph out of the east, but it became calm around 11:00,
followed by a light breeze from the west during the afternoon. Visibility
was approximately 15-20 miles, impaired by haze. Temperature was in the
upper 70s by afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Most of the Broad-winged hawks came by during the morning, with 930 counted
by 11:00. These were generally easy to see with unaided vision. However as
we moved into the afternoon they were flying high and hard to find. We had
a kettle of 100 during the 2:00 hour. Only one hawk was counted after 2:30.
The American Bald Eagles were adults. The Osprey were flying together.

Non-raptor Observations:
No much in the way of song birds. Saw two Ravens and the usual array of
local Turkey/Black Vultures. Counted 18 Monarch Butterflies.

Predictions:
Conditions should be about the same.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/19/17 6:06 pm
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] help with bird call ID - verbal description only, no recording

Hello birders,

A fellow Christmas Bird Counter got this description, from one of our helpful landowners. I really like to give back to these people, who help out so much by letting us use their properties for the CBC every year.

Any ideas, folks? Thanks -- --

Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia


(Dated 19 September -- -- )

> On and off for the past few weeks I have been hearing a bird call at dusk, sometimes at night and sometimes in the early morning before daylight.
>
> It is a shrill call that doesn't last long and the bird repeats itself after a few minutes- It sounds like eeH with soft nasal e's and raising intonation on the h. Last night the bird started at 8:45 and stopped before 9:30. Once when it happened at dusk I went out but the bird was hidden by tree leaves then it flew off and all I could see was a flash of white from the rear- it seemed to be a large bird but it was moving away fast and the light was bad so I could have been mistaken. Unfortunately it doesn't appear on a schedule.


P.S. I told him to suggest to the landowner, that they listen to Macaulay Library recordings for Northern Flicker (single whistle call) and Great-crested Fly. Anything else they should try?

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Date: 9/19/17 5:38 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Blue Ridge Parkway Warblers (10)
9/19/2017: American Redstart, Black and White, Blackpoll, Black-throated
Blue, Black-throated Green, Cape May, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Northern
Parula, and Tennessee. Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_19.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_19.htm



___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

www.faintich.net <http://www.faintich.net/>

In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!

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Date: 9/19/17 5:18 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (19 Sep 2017) 315 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 48 49
Bald Eagle 0 46 46
Northern Harrier 0 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27 106 106
Cooper's Hawk 4 36 36
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 277 5410 5419
Red-tailed Hawk 0 25 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 19 19
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 315 5716 5727
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: BJ Little, Jon Little

Visitors:
John, Lynn and Taylor, Joanna


Weather:
Foggy in the morning, light NW wind, mostly all blue by 1pm

Raptor Observations:
Looked hard to see birds in the east and west but very few specks visible
with binoculars and scopes.

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-bellied Woodpecker perched on our dead snag in the fog. Warblers up in
the woods: Black-throated Blue, Canada, Worm-eating. Regulars included Am.
Goldfinch, Cedar Waxwing, Chimney Swift.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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Date: 9/19/17 4:37 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (19 Sep 2017) 4224 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 44 53
Bald Eagle 4 74 86
Northern Harrier 0 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 45 54
Cooper's Hawk 0 19 28
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 7 8
Broad-winged Hawk 4198 6107 6119
Red-tailed Hawk 8 42 56
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 33 39
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 1 9 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 4224 6395 6469
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 18:30:00
Total observation time: 10.75 hours

Official Counter: Carl Christensen

Observers: Baron & Tina Gibson, Dave Brunstetter, Dillard Childress,
Matt Hosmer

Visitors:
Had a lot of help from many of the regular observers and visitors. I'd like
to thank them all.


Weather:
West/southwest winds variable at 3-7 mph. Cloud cover 100% early breaking
to less than 10%. Heavy, dense fog breaking up in the 10:00 hour.
Temperatures ranged from 17C to 23C. Visibility was at 3-4 throughout the
day with heavy haze on the west side.

Raptor Observations:
Rather slow day for raptors until 2:00-4:00 when we had large broad wing
kettles in the west valley and smaller kettles in the east. The majority of
those observed were out in the valley and high.
ABE 11:40. ABE 12:40. IBE 1:25. ABE 2:35.

Non-raptor Observations:
Normal Parkway traffic throughout the day. At least a dozen hikers, both
sectional- and through-. Most visited and rested before continuing their
trips.

Predictions:
Supposed to be similar to today as to weather and hopefully number of
birds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Carl Christensen (<imacookymaker...>)
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http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/19/17 4:25 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (19 Sep 2017) 1684 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 115 164
Bald Eagle 6 126 135
Northern Harrier 0 9 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 31 174 182
Cooper's Hawk 13 56 68
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 1611 17668 17766
Red-tailed Hawk 2 35 52
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 7 57 60
Merlin 2 13 13
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 5
Unknown Accipiter 1 5 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 4 8
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 1684 18283 18495
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Dave Hunter

Observers: Brenda Tekin, Gabriel Mapel, Rose Thomas, Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Sue & Dan Harvey (Knightdale, NC), Bruce & Sherri Carl, Dave Fischer (Cary,
NC), Beth Ann Doerring, Janet Paisley, Lois Kauffman, Lysanne Taylor,
Elizabeth Hunter (Bakersville, NC), Wendy Ealding, Mary Ames, Paty Elton,
Nancy Gray, Anne & Bob Beckley, Jennifer Jowdy, Leon & Patricia Book (Cape
Girardeau, MO), Mary Mapel, and Bill Nettelhorst (Fond Du Lac, WI).


Weather:
Another foggy morning. The fog cleared on the east side of Rockfish Gap at
8:15am but not on the west side of the gap until 9:45 so one counter was
stationed at the alternate count site (Constitution Park in Waynesboro) to
see the west side of the gap from below the fog until it cleared. Entirely
overcast early with a tough, all blue sky after 1pm. Moderate westerly
winds throughout the day and 19.5-22.2C temps.

Raptor Observations:
A gorgeous morning liftoff with birds rising out of the trees in all
directions, lit up by the sun through high fog! Lots of oohs and aahs.
Quite slow from 10am until after 4pm and it looked like we were not going
to get a good afternoon push but at around 4:25 Mary Mapel spotted a big
kettle over the "Parkway" to the north. Birds kept feeding into the kettle
and then they all started streaming SSE. The majority of them came right
over our heads, low and close! That one group ended up numbering 462
birds. Hourly BW Count: 6 (8-9), 975 (9-10), 11 (10-11), 45 (11-12), 24
(12-1), 5 (1-2), 23 (2-3), 21 (3-4), 501 (4-5).

Decent diversity today with nine raptor species including our second
3-Falcon Day of the season. Two Merlins (11:24 and 11:52) and one adult
Peregrine (4:15). 6 more BE: 3 adults (10:40, 12:42, 1:41) and 3 immature
(10:48 1st-YR, 2:59 unaged immature, 3:17 2nd-YR).

Non-raptor Observations:
13 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 288 Chimney Swifts, 4 Hummingbirds, 4 Common
Nighthawks, 6 Cedar Waxwings, 1 Tanager, 2 N. Rough-winged & 2 Tree
Swallows, 1 Lincoln's Sparrow, 1 Baltimore Oriole, and 20 Monarch
Butterflies.

Predictions:
Mostly sunny with light northwest winds. Warm.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/19/17 4:22 pm
From: David Matson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] two observations
All,

On September 15, driving south, I saw three patches of Sargasso in the
water on the Bay side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel; these were north
of Island 4, after descending from the high-rise bridge.

As of this morning, September 19, three Ruby-throated Hummers remained at
our feeders here in Onancock.

More birds!

David Matson

--
David Matson
Suffolk and Onancock, Virginia
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Date: 9/19/17 2:35 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (19 Sep 2017) 49 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 22 798 798
Bald Eagle 0 71 71
Northern Harrier 2 53 53
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 96 96
Cooper's Hawk 2 124 124
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 105 105
Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 16 680 680
Merlin 6 311 311
Peregrine Falcon 0 22 22
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 49 2282 2282
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Olivia Amash

Visitors:
Thank you to the Eastern Mennonite School Environmental Science class for
stopping by.


Weather:
Strong winds were mainly from the northwest, with overcast skies.
Temperatures were in the seventies. It drizzled on and off, especially in
the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
It was a slow day with birds being bounced around in the breeze.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 Monarchs
1 Gray Squirrel
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/19/17 12:58 pm
From: Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] FW: DC Area, 9/19/2017
FYI Joe Coleman

-----Original Message-----

Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 9/19/2017
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: <voice...>
Compiler: Joe Coleman
Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

Please consider joining ANS, especially if you are a regular user of the
Voice of the Naturalist (Individual $50; Family $65; Nature Steward $100;
Audubon Advocate $200). The membership number is 301-652-9188, option 12;
the address is 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; and the web site
is http://www.AudubonNaturalist.org.

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon Naturalist
Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, September 12 and was
completed on Tuesday, September 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic order, as
set forth in the American Ornithological Society Checklist for North and
Middle American Birds, as revised through the 58th Supplement (July 2017).

The top birds this week were SABINE'S GULL* in DC and MD, ROSEATE SPOONBILL*
in VA, SOOTY TERN* in VA, and SWALLOWTAIL KITE* in VA.

Other birds of interest this week included waterfowl, EASTERN
WHIP-POOR-WILL, AMERICAN AVOCET, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT,
MARBLED GODWIT, RUDDY TURNSTONE, STILT, BAIRD'S, and BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER, WILSON'S and RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, PARASITIC JAEGER, BLACK TERN,
COMMON TERN, ANHINGA, WHITE and GLOSSY IBIS, MISSISSIPPI KITE,
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, flycatchers, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, sparrows
including CLAY-COLORED and LARK, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, warblers including
GOLDEN-WINGED, CONNECTICUT, and MOURNING, and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

A WOOD STORK was seen from the Kiptopeke SP Hawkwatch in Northampton Co, VA
on Sept 17.

The juvenile SABINE'S GULL* that was spotted on Sept 4 over hydrilla mats in
the Potomac River (DC waters) was last seen Sept 12 from the Washington
Sailing Marina in Alexandria, VA. The other young SABINE'S GULL* was last
observed in Montgomery Co, MD over the Potomac River from Violette's Lock,
C&O Canal, on Sept 12 and on the 13th, at both Sycamore Landing, C&O Canal,
and farther upriver at Edwards Ferry.

Two SOOTY TERNS* were reported on Sept 13 from the Lower Lake Overlook, John
H. Kerr Reservoir, Mecklenburg Co, VA.

A ROSEATE SPOONBILL* was seen and photographed Sept 16 at Hog Island WMA,
Surry Co, VA.

A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE* was seen from the Kiptopeke SP Hawkwatch in
Northampton Co, VA on Sept 12, 13, 14, and 15.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

Several species of migratory waterfowl, including TUNDRA SWAN, NORTHERN
SHOVELER, GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, NORTHERN PINTAIL, CANVASBACK, and LESSER
SCAUP were seen at various locations in the reporting area during the week.
Four BLACK SCOTERS continued throughout the week at North Beach, Calvert Co,
MD.

EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILLS were heard on Sept 12 and 13 from the Allegany
Highlands Trail near Helmstetter's Curve, Allegany Co, MD and from Green
Ridge State Forest, Campsite 17, Allegany Co, MD on Sept 18. One was also
heard in western Albemarle Co, VA on Sept 15 and 17.

Single AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Swan Creek Wetland/Cox Creek DMCF
(restricted access), Anne Arundel Co, MD throughout the week and one was at
the Hurlock WWTP, Dorchester Co, MD on Sept 17.

Sightings of AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER in MD included one at the Aldino Sod
Farm in Harford Co on Sept 13 and three at Swan Creek Wetland/Cox Creek DMCF
(restricted access), Anne Arundel Co, MD on Sept 18.

A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen at Hurlock WWTP, Dorchester Co, MD on Sept 16
and 17. As many as five HUDSONIAN GODWITS were seen Sept 15 - 18 at
Shearness Pool, Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE. A MARBLED GODWIT was seen Sept
18 at Back Bay NWR, Virginia Beach, VA. A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen Sept 15
at the Staunton River SP, Halifax Co, VA. The STILT SANDPIPER in the Potomac
River (DC waters) was seen again on Sept 17 from Tide Lock Park, Alexandria,
VA. A STILT SANDPIPER was also seen at Rocky Gorge Reservoir-Browns Bridge,
Howard Co, MD on Sept 12 and 13. A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was seen Sept 13, 14,
and 15 at the Swan Creek Wetland-Cox Creek DMCF (restricted access), Anne
Arundel Co, MD. A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was among the shorebirds seen Sept 16 at
the Nazarene Church Rd Wetlands, Rockingham Co, VA. A BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER was seen 13 and 15 at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE. One was also
seen Sept 14 at Broadkill Marsh, Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE.

Sightings of WILSON'S PHALAROPE included one seen Sept 15 in DC waters from
Tide Lock Park, Alexandria, VA; two through the 15th at Swan Creek
Wetland-Cox Creek DMCF (restricted access), Anne Arundel Co, MD; one at
Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, De on Sept 17; and one on Sept 18 at Back Bay
NWR, Virginia Beach, VA. Eleven RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were seen on Sept 13
at Swan Creek Wetland-Cox Creek DMCF (restricted access), Anne Arundel Co,
MD while four were seen there Sept 14. RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were also
reported from Shad Landing, Pocomoke River SP, Dorchester Co, MD on Sept 14;
from Punch Island Rd, Taylor's Island, Dorchester Co, MD on Sept 16; one on
Sept 17 at Morgantown, Charles Co, MD; two at the Target Distribution Center
Pond, Stuarts Draft, Augusta Co, VA on Sept 14; and one at Bridgewater,
Rockingham Co, VA on Sept 16.

A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen Sept 18 at Back Bay NWR, Virginia Beach, VA.

A BLACK TERN was observed Sept 12 over the Potomac River (DC waters) from
the Alexandria, VA waterfront. Another BLACK TERN was seen Sept 13 in
Garrett Co along Peat Moss Rd, Accident, MD. Two BLACK TERNS were seen at
Hog Island WMA, Surry Co, VA on Sept 16. A COMMON TERN was seen Sept 14 at
Violette's Lock, C&O Canal, Montgomery Co, MD.

An ANHINGA was seen flying high over Lake Smith, Virginia Beach, VA on Sept
13.

A juvenile WHITE IBIS was seen Sept 12 at Schoolhouse Pond, Upper Marlboro,
Anne Arundel Co, MD; one, probably the same, was seen the same day at Jug
Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Anne Arundel Co. Two WHITE IBIS and a GLOSSY IBIS
were seen at Staunton River SP in Halifax Co, VA and the Staunton View
Public Use Area in Mecklenburg Co, VA on and off during the week.

A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen Sept 16 at Oceana Naval Air Station (restricted
access), Virginia Beach, VA on Sept 16. NORTHERN GOSHAWKS were reported from
two locations, one, an immature along Accotink Creek, Wakefield Park,
Fairfax Co, VA and another on Sept 17 from the Mendota Fire Tower Hawkwatch,
Washington Co, VA. Numerous BROAD-WINGED HAWKS flew over the various hawk
watches this past week with over 7,000 at Rockfish Gap near Waynesboro, VA
on Sept 17.

A juvenile YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was seen Sept 14 at Violette's Lock, C&O
Canal, Montgomery Co, MD.

An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen Sept 12 at Snug Harbor, Anne Arundel Co,
MD. Another OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at the Beltsville Agricultural
Research Center, Prince George's Co MD on Sept 13, 14, and 15. OLIVE-SIDED
FLYCATCHERS were also seen in VA with sightings at the Rockfish Valley
Trail, Nelson Co on Sept 12; one at Laurel Run, Shenandoah Co, Sept 13; and
another at the Conway-Robinson State Forest, Prince William Co, on Sept 16.

A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was reported throughout the week at Mount
Pleasant Farm, Howard Co (MD) Conservancy. Other reports of YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHERS in MD came from Big Water Farm (private), Queen Anne's Co on
Sept 15; at Governor Bridge Natural Area, Prince George's Co on Sept 17; and
at Home Run Baker Park, Talbot Co on Sept 17. There were several reports of
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER in VA including one at Leesylvania SP, Prince
William Co, on Sept 16 and one at the Staunton View Public Use area,
Mecklenburg Co, on Sept 17. A LEAST FLYCATCHER was seen Sept 16 at Back Bay
NWR, Virginia Beach, VA.

A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen Sept 13 at Back Bay NWR, Virginia Beach, VA.

Sparrow highlights included CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS at several locations,
including a high of five individuals at Back Bay NWR in Virginia Beach, VA
on Sept 14-18; and on Sept 15, 16, and 17 at Sunset Park, Ocean City,
Worcester Co, MD. A LARK SPARROW was also seen at Sunset Park on Sept 15.
In Virginia, two LARK SPARROWS were seen at Back Bay NWR in Virginia Beach
on Sept 12-14. A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was seen Sept 18 at Swan Creek/Cox Creek
DMCF, Anne Arundel Co, MD.

A female YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was seen with a mixed flock of European
Starlings and Brown-headed Cowbirds at Sky Meadows SP, Fauquier Co, VA on
Sept 18.

Migrant warblers were seen at many locations during the week.
Highlights included a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER on Sept 12 at Chat Field,
Susquehanna SP, Harford Co, MD; a LAWRENCE'S WARBLER (hybrid) on Sept 12 at
Turkey Point, Elk Neck SP, Cecil Co, MD; and a BREWSTER'S WARBLER (hybrid)
on Sept 18 at Pine Lake, Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery Co, MD.
CONNECTICUT WARBLERS were seen in MD on Sept 14 at the Beltsville
Agricultural Research Center, Prince George's Co; on Sept 16 at MT Nebo WMA,
Garrett Co; and at Swan Creek Wetlands/Cox Creek DMCF, Anne Arundel Co, on
Sept 18. In VA a CONNECTICUT WARBLER was seen Sept 13 at a private residence
on Dices Spring Rd, Augusta Co and on Sept 16 at the Switzer Lake Area,
Rockingham Co. A MOURNING WARBLER was seen Sept 13 and 16 at the mini-train
tracks, Pine Lake, Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery Co, MD. One also seen
Sept 12 at the Swan Creek Wetland/Cox Creek DMCF, Anne Arundel Co, MD.
Another MOURNING WARBLER was seen Sept 16 in Augusta Co, VA about halfway
between Briery Branch Gap and the summit of Reddish Knob. A WILSON'S WARBLER
was seen Sept 16 at Algonkian RP, Loudoun Co, VA. Another WILSON'S WARBLER
was seen Sept 18 at Swan Creek Wetlands/Cox Creek DMCF, Anne Arundel Co, MD.

A DICKCISSEL was seen Sept 16 at Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Hampton, VA.

***

This week's report was based on reports on the DE, MD, VA, and WV list
servers, and eBird records.

The Audubon Sanctuary Shop (301-652-3606, http://anshome.org/shop)is an
excellent source for guidebooks and many other nature-related titles.

To report bird sightings, e-mail your report to <voice...>
Please post reports before midnight Monday, identify the county as well as
the state, and include your name and a Tuesday morning contact, e-mail or
phone.

Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.

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Date: 9/19/17 4:48 am
From: David Farner via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Northern Virginia Bird Club Meeting Wednesday, September 20 - "A Birding Year In and Around Japan"
The Northern Virginia Bird Club will hold its September meeting on Wednesday, September 20 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA, 22207 at 8:00 pm Directions can be found in the Siskin and on our web page at www.nvabc.org<http://www.nvabc.org/>.

Libby Lyons will give a presentation entitled: "A Birding year In and Around Japan"

Libby Lyons is a long-time Arlington resident who had the chance to live in Japan in 2016. She explored that amazing country with a focus on fauna, flora, fabric and food. She birded from Hokkaido with its Steller's Sea Eagles and Japanese Cranes to Kyushu with the sunrise spectacle of an eddy of 10,000 cranes, and to Okinawa viewing the elusive Okinawa Rail. She also took birding forays (often in conjunction with work trips) to Thailand, the Philippines, and Taiwan.

Libby was a biology professor for ten years before she joined the National Science Foundation 20 years ago. She will present a travelogue peppered with scientific tidbits, e.g., the decline of such rare species as the Spoon-billed Sandpiper, the syntax of Japanese Tits and conservation attitudes in East Asia.

Early bird refreshments start at 7:30. Any contributions of food or beverage will be most gratefully received.

David Farner
Vice President, Programs, Northern Virginia Bird Club
Arlington, Virginia


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Date: 9/18/17 7:13 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (18 Sep 2017) 1027 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 47 48
Bald Eagle 3 46 46
Northern Harrier 0 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 79 79
Cooper's Hawk 5 32 32
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 1012 5133 5142
Red-tailed Hawk 0 25 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 14 14
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1027 5401 5412
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Doug Graham

Observers: Bob Blakney, Don Sweig

Visitors:
Bob Blakney and Don Sweig put in a long day of hawk watching. A big thanks
to Bob for his well organized spread sheet and efforts.


Weather:
Began with fog, followed by cloud cover and eventually changing to mostly
cloudy. Weak NNE winds.

Raptor Observations:
Adult and immature Bald Eagle at 11:47.
Adult Bald Eagle at 12:50.

Non-raptor Observations:
Last bird seen was a RT Hummingbird at 4:30 EST.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Doug Graham (<dgraham1492...>)


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Date: 9/18/17 7:04 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (18 Sep 2017) 452 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 43 52
Bald Eagle 7 70 82
Northern Harrier 0 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 38 47
Cooper's Hawk 2 19 28
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 7
Broad-winged Hawk 421 1909 1921
Red-tailed Hawk 3 34 48
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 29 35
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 3 8 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 452 2171 2245
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Baron Gibson

Observers: Allen & Robin Austin, Barry Kinzie, Bill & Katie James,
Carl Christensen, Darryl Martin, Dave Brunstetter,
David Kirk, John Slaughter, King Irvin, Matt Hosmer,
Mike Crowder, Tina Gibson, phillip ferguson

Visitors:
Hollins University was up with an Ecology class. Keith Peters from
Huntington WV, Bree, Julie, George Holmes, Bob Epperson, Don Aldridge.
Anyone i missed, my apologies.

At least a dozen thru or section hikers stopping in to investigate what we
were doing.
Many Parkway goers



Weather:
Temps, low of 66, high of 74. 50% or greater cloud cover all watch. Winds
were westerly until the last 3 hrs of watch turning NE. Visibility was a 3
with lots of haze on both sides of the mountain.

Raptor Observations:
A decent showing of BW's with most coming in the 2-3 DST hour.
Another good showing of Bald's
AEBE x2 @ 14:11, 16:40 & 17:21
Imm BE @ 14:25, 16:43 & 16:59
All times are DST


Non-raptor Observations:
Never under estimate an old man in turnout gear & an air pack !!

Predictions:
More of the same
========================================================================
Report submitted by Baron Gibson (<Hawkwatche215...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/18/17 6:58 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (18 Sep 2017) 2406 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 2 2
Bald Eagle 2 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 1 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 2399 3379 3379
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 2406 3394 3394
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Ron Harrington

Observers: John Clonce, Matt Fleenor, Ronnie Vickers, Sam Evans

Visitors:
Judy Vickers accompanied her husband, Ronnie. Both were good at spotting
hawks.


Weather:
It was another warm day with mostly sunny skies in the morning. Low valley
fog early but good visibility all day. Increasing clouds by 11:00 with
variable cloud cover to 50% the rest of the day until late when it cleared
up. Wind was calm in the morning to very light out of the west during the
afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Another great day for hawk watching with just enough cloud cover to aid in
spotting the high flying hawks. The usual array of local Turkey and Black
Vultures was seen. The Broad-winged hawks first started coming by at 8:42,
and we had a steady stream most of the day with some nice kettles of 200 or
more. The biggest hour was 4:00-5:00 with 672. The second biggest was the
10:00-11:00 hour with 460. Both American Bald Eagles appeared to be
immature. Saw a Sharp-shinned hawk diving on one of them. Some hawks came
by very high, while others, especially early and late were easy to spot.

Non-raptor Observations:
About 50 Chimney Swifts were swirling around the tower. We saw 4 Ravens
flying in formation. Heard crows, Carolina Wrens, and watched an Eastern
Pewee and a Phoebe catching insects. Counted 16 Monarch Butterflies.

Predictions:
Weather will be about the same. Should continue to have good flying
conditions!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/18/17 5:02 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (18 Sep 2017) 3609 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 15 107 156
Bald Eagle 7 120 129
Northern Harrier 3 9 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 48 143 151
Cooper's Hawk 11 43 55
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 3516 16057 16155
Red-tailed Hawk 1 33 50
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 5 50 53
Merlin 2 11 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 3 7
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 3609 16599 16811
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 10.75 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers: Dave Hunter, Rose Thomas, Vic Laubach, William Leigh

Visitors:
Plenty of visitors up to watch the Broad-wings including Wade Hildreth
(NC), Blythe & Fianna Wilde (Los Osos, CA), Robert Butler, Marlene Condon,
Mary & Daniel Mapel, Dave Fischer (Cary, NC), Peter Van Acker, Tink Moyer,
Ed Lewis, Jennifer Jowdy, Rita Walton, Steve Barnett, Laura Neale, Nancy
Weiss, Carol Wise, Dan & Sue Harvey (Knightdale, NC), Elizabeth Hunter
(Bakersville, NC), Bill Nettlehorst (Fond Du Lac, WI), Susan Beers, Frank
Hanlon, and Marshall Faintich.


Weather:
Unfortunately Rockfish Gap was socked in with heavy fog until 9:30am EST.
Counters headed down the east side of the gap a couple miles to start the
count where we could view the gap from below the fog until it cleared.
Poor visibility until 11am and distant haze throughout the day. Mostly
cloudy all day with low, dark, heavy clouds until 2pm. Nonexistent to very
light breezes throughout the day, from an easterly direction. 21.5-26.6C
temps.

Raptor Observations:
Another great day of Broad-wing migration and awesome kettles! Once the
fog cleared we had a decent late morning flight highlighted by a nice, tall
kettle of 222 BW on the west side of the gap. The excitement quickly
calmed down with very few BW all afternoon, and those that were seen were
distant out to the west, barely visible in the scopes. However, everything
changed at 3:15pm when Bill Nettlehorst spotted a river of hawks flying
distant down the east side of the gap. That river became a tall, wide wall
of Broad-wings extending a binocular glass high and stretched out all
across the entire eastern sky! We ended up tallying over 2,300 BW during
the following 45 minutes, almost all on that same flight path.

Several nice kettles out to the west and a very late-day, nearly overhead
kettle took us to over 3,500 BW for the day. Hourly BW Count: 2 (7-8), 6
(8-9), 40 (9-10), 338 (10-11), 21 (11-12), 11 (12-1), 26 (1-2), 55 (2-3),
2317 (3-4), 621 (4-5), 79 (5-5:45).

Osprey numbers remain low but we had a slightly better flight today. 7
more BE (1 2nd-YR at 1:00, and 6 adults at 1:04, 1:04, 1:10, 1:33, 2:29,
and 2:45). 3 NH (10:37 unaged, 4:40 adult female, and 5:27 adult male).
Two nice Merlins (11:30 unaged and 12:04 adult male) both flew through
close affording good views. First Raptor: 7:48 BW, Last Raptor: 5:27 NH.

Non-raptor Observations:
241 Chimney Swifts, 8 Hummingbirds, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 115 Waxwings,
1 Cape May & 2 BT Green Warblers, 1 Scarlet Tanager, 2 RB Grosbeaks, 5
Indigo Buntings, and 53 Monarch Butterflies.

Predictions:
Mostly sunny with light north winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/18/17 3:30 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (18 Sep 2017) 355 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 48 776 776
Bald Eagle 7 71 71
Northern Harrier 4 51 51
Sharp-shinned Hawk 42 95 95
Cooper's Hawk 41 122 122
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 17 105 105
Red-tailed Hawk 2 14 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 142 664 664
Merlin 49 305 305
Peregrine Falcon 2 22 22
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 355 2233 2233
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Ned Brinkley, Olivia Amash

Weather:
Winds started off light, becoming moderate to gusty and from the northeast
and east northeast. Skies were cloudy with temperatures in the seventies.

Raptor Observations:
Most birds were nice and low today, with strong movement in the late
morning and early afternoon. Small falcons, accipiters, and Ospreys
composed most of the flight.

Non-raptor Observations:
Passerines were pretty quiet today. A Northern Bobwhite called this morning
and an Eastern Ratsnake was slithering near the butterfly garden.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/18/17 2:34 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Broad-winged Hawk kettle
Photos of the 2000+ Broad-winged Hawk kettle at the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch;
9/18/17:



http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_18a.htm



___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

www.faintich.net <http://www.faintich.net/>

In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!

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Date: 9/18/17 12:40 pm
From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
 A beautiful morning greeted a large gathering of over 30 birders on today's Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk.  We tallied 46 species, with not too many highlights, however.  We counted only 4 species of Warbler in the days of many species seen at neighboring birding spots. We did witness a skirmish between a PileatedWoodpecker and a Cooper's Hawk which produced some excitement but no outcome.  The Autumn Equinox arrives this coming Thursday, 22 September, at about 4 PM, bringing us into seasons of change in our tallies.   Join us and witness these changes every Monday at 7 AM (8AM beginning sometime in November).  We look forward to seeing you then.
Canada Goose  7
Wood Duck  25
Mallard  1
Great Blue Heron  6
Great Egret  2
Green Heron  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  14
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  12
Belted Kingfisher  3
Red-headed Woodpecker  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  8
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Acadian Flycatcher  4
Eastern Phoebe  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
White-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  8
Fish Crow  2
crow sp.  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  16
Tree Swallow  5
Carolina Chickadee  9
Tufted Titmouse  7
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Eastern Bluebird  3
American Robin  30
Gray Catbird  6
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  5
American Redstart  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  6
Red-winged Blackbird  12
American Goldfinch  8

The Monday Morning Birdwalk has been a weekly event at Huntley Meadows since 1985. It takes place every week, rain or shine (except during electrical storms, strong winds, or icy trails), at 7AM (8AM from November through March), is free of charge, requires no reservation, and is open to all. Birders meet in the parking lot at the Park's entrance at 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA. Questions should be directed to Park staff during normal business hours at (703)768-2525.

Harry GlasgowFriends of Huntley Meadows Park

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Date: 9/17/17 8:04 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (15 Sep 2017) 62 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 62 62 62
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 62 62 62
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 11:30:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Ron Harrington

Observers: Sam Evans

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with valley fog early. By 10:00 it began to slowly break up
and by 11:00 the visibility was about 10 miles with 50% cloud cover.
Temperature ranged from the low 60s to about 70 degrees F when we left.
Winds were very light and variable.

Raptor Observations:
The first BWH came by at 10:30 and were already flying pretty high. Hawks
could be seen with the naked eye with help from the clouds.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several Turkey Vultures were observed. One Raven was flying back and
forth.Heard one Carolina Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, and a Goldfinch.
Saw one Chimney Swift. Otherwise it was very quiet except for the
occasional outburst from crows down in the valley.


Predictions:
Should be a good day for observing hawks. Warmer with clearing conditions.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/17/17 7:07 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (16 Sep 2017) 414 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 1
Bald Eagle 1 1 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 411 473 473
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 414 476 476
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Meade

Observers: Harold Willis, Susan Greear, Teresa Hutson

Visitors:
None reported


Weather:
Weather breezy, becoming partly cloudy during most of the afternoon Warm
with temperature in the 70s.

Raptor Observations:
The American Bald Eagle was a juvenile.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several Monarch butterflies were seen but no count kept. Saw one
Ruby-throated hummingbird.





Predictions:
Warm and sunny. Should continue to be good weather for hawk watching.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/17/17 7:06 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (17 Sep 2017) 512 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 1 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 2
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 507 980 980
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 512 988 988
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Larry McDaniel

Observers: ED Davis, George Larkin, Steven Hopp, Teresa Hutson

Visitors:
Barbara Kingsolver, Dan Johnson, Karol Lynn Johnson, Lori Ownbe, Laura
Castle,John Clunce, Fred Osborne, Donna Osborne, Dan Huffine, Angie
Huffine, Andrew Huffine, and John Tomko.


Weather:
It was surprisingly hot and mostly sunny but there were some clouds that
helped with the viewing.

Raptor Observations:
Many of the hawks were very high but quite a few were flying low as well.
The Northern Goshawk was a sub-adult. We had a close look at this bird,
mostly below eye level.

Non-raptor Observations:
None reported

Predictions:
Weather predicted to be the same as today. Should be another good day for
hawk watching, especially if we can get a few clouds here and there.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/17/17 6:38 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (17 Sep 2017) 373 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 34 728 728
Bald Eagle 2 64 64
Northern Harrier 4 47 47
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 53 53
Cooper's Hawk 24 81 81
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 17 88 88
Red-tailed Hawk 1 12 12
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 163 522 522
Merlin 95 256 256
Peregrine Falcon 11 20 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 373 1878 1878
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bob Ake, Bob Anderson, Thuy Tran

Weather:
Light winds were mostly from the northeast and east northeast, with cloudy
skies and temperatures in the seventies.

Raptor Observations:
We had good falcon movement today, and a boost in accipiter numbers as
well. Most birds were zipping by low and close, which made for a fun day.

Non-raptor Observations:
The highlight of the day was a Wood Stork, which flew over the platform
rather low at 2:18 pm EST. Great looks were had by all. The bird came from
the north northwest and was heading south southeast. Photographic evidence
will be posted on eBird. A Wilson's Snipe flew over, and a Rose-breasted
Grosbeak was seen this morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/17/17 6:15 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (17 Sep 2017) 926 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 40 49
Bald Eagle 12 63 75
Northern Harrier 0 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 32 41
Cooper's Hawk 2 17 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 7
Broad-winged Hawk 899 1488 1500
Red-tailed Hawk 1 31 45
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 23 29
Merlin 2 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 926 1719 1793
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brunstetter

Observers: Baron Gibson, Darryl Martin, Matt Hosmer, Mitch Mitchell

Visitors:
Once again we had a lot of exceptionally good eyes in the sky: Matt, Mitch,
Darryl, King, Dale, Baron, Mike, Toni, Andrew and family, Tina and Kam,
Phillip, Robin and Allen, Bill and Katie, Dillard, George, John, Randy and
Vickie, Tim and Sue, Bob and Claudia, and Ranger Amy. If I missed you, it
was either cause I did not see you or cannot read my own writing on the
data sheet. You guys were tremendous.


Weather:
Temps ranged from 64F - 76F. Definitely felt hotter today. Mainly cause the
wind was 0-1 all day. Varied from N to WNW to NE, N, and E. Cloud cover was
100% in the morning with a beautiful blanket of fog over the Western
Valley. Cloud cover decreased to a low of 40% as the day went on.
Visibility was 4-5.

Raptor Observations:
Nice streams/kettles of BW's today. Had a group of over 500, another of
185, and one of 47. Lots of Eagles today. Adult BE were seen at 11:40a (a
pair), 12:30a, 12:53p, 1:20p, 3:15p (a pair), and 3:30p. Immature BE were
seen at 10:20a, 12:50 p, 2:15p, and a nice 3rd year BE at 2:45p. There was
controversy re a final eagle at the end of the day. Mitch, after you blow
up your pictures, email to me for further discussion.
All 3 species of falcon were represented.

Non-raptor Observations:
6 monarchs, 1 redheaded woodpecker, and 4 VW Microbuses.

Predictions:
Similar weather. More birds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (<DRB57...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/17/17 6:07 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (17 Sep 2017) 7110 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 92 141
Bald Eagle 8 113 122
Northern Harrier 1 6 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 36 95 103
Cooper's Hawk 2 32 44
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 7045 12541 12639
Red-tailed Hawk 1 32 49
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 7 45 48
Merlin 2 9 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 1 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 7110 12990 13202
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers: Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter, Gabriel Mapel, Josh Laubach,
Mark Johnson, Rose Thomas

Visitors:
Lots of visitors including: Wade Hildreth, Chris Updike, William Leigh,
Blyrne and Fianna Wilde (Los Osos, CA), Randy Cline, Jennifer Jowdy,
Marshall Faintich, Elizabeth Hunter, Dave Fisher (Cary, NC), Daniel Mapel,
Bill Nettlehorst (Fond Du Lac, WI), Robert Butler.


Weather:
Warm day with 18-27.2C temps. Very light NE breezes. The morning started
out with some fog in the lower elevations, but the big problem was with the
big, very low, fog-like clouds that were just above the ridge that provided
plenty of hiding places for birds. Many many raptors would enter these low
clouds and then we'd never see them again. These low clouds finally cleared
out after noon. Cloud cover was 100% through 11am, then gradually reduced
to 70% by 4pm. The numerous high clouds in the afternoon provided great
backdrops for birds.

Raptor Observations:
Starting around 8:30am we watched several hundred BW arise from their
overnight slumber in the valley to our northeast. A pretty constant supply
of raptors throughout the day, mostly moving from NE to SW. Many kettles
spotted distant and we witnessed thousands of BWs streaming fast directly
overhead! Hourly BW count: 103 (8-9), 546 (9-10), 2078 (10-11), 363
(11-12), 2372 (12-1), 478 (1-2), 45 (2-3), 934 (3-4), 126 (4-5).
Eight BE: 7 adults (11:45, 12:16, 12:50, 1:11, 1:15, 2:05, 3:35) and 1
immature (11:58 1st-YR).

Non-raptor Observations:
126 Monarchs. 2 DC Cormorant, 8 Nighthawk, 214 Chimney Swift, 3
Hummingbird, 13 Red-headed Woodpecker.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/17/17 5:16 pm
From: Marlene A Condon via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Whip-poor-will, Scarlet Tanager eating flower!!!!
Want to report having heard a Whip-poor-will on Sept. 15 at 6:14 AM and again on Sept. 17 at 6:17 AM.    
 
Also wanted to report a Scarlet Tanager on Sept. 16 that took one of my Touch-me-not flowers and ate it!  When it landed in my Photinia, a Black-throated Blue that had just landed nearby flew off.
 
Sincerely,
Marlene
 
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Date: 9/17/17 5:11 pm
From: Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fw: eBird Report - Conway-Robinson State Forest, Sep 17, 2017
I visited Conway-Robinson State Forest near Manassas this morning with Kurt
Gaskill and David Ledwith. Rather quiet for the most part, with several
pockets of activity. I guess the last several nights have not been
conducive to good flights. Several fruiting dogwoods and grape vines
attracted mimids and thrushes. A young green heron at a stream in the
forest was a surprise. Other highlights were 10 warbler species,
rose-breasted grosbeak, blue-headed vireo, red-headed woodpecker, and good
numbers of scarlet tanager.

Marc Ribaudo

Conway-Robinson State Forest, Prince William, Virginia, US
Sep 17, 2017 6:57 AM - 11:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.34 mile(s)
49 species

Green Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Barred Owl 1
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 25
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 9
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 6
Veery 1
Swainson's Thrush 3
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 40
Gray Catbird 6
Brown Thrasher 6
Cedar Waxwing 20
Ovenbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 6
American Redstart 4
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 7
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 9
Eastern Towhee 5
Scarlet Tanager 9
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39227361

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 9/17/17 5:01 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (17 Sep 2017) 1232 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 10 47 48
Bald Eagle 4 43 43
Northern Harrier 3 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 35 72 72
Cooper's Hawk 6 27 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 1169 4121 4130
Red-tailed Hawk 0 25 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 14 14
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1232 4374 4385
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Doug Graham, The Littles, Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
Joe Kelly, Harry McCoy, Wade Snyde, Jim Smith, Audt Nahar, and others.


Weather:
Warm, humid, windless with smatterings of Broadwings all day long.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
30 Monarchs, a few Nighthawks, 36 dragonflies (sp.?), a White-eyed Vireo, 2
Catbirds, Cedar Waxwing sentinels and flocks, Starling flock, 1 Pileated,
Redheaded Woodpeckers, Black and Turkey Vultures.

Predictions:
We're hoping for a little more wind tomorrow.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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Date: 9/17/17 12:37 pm
From: Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Fairfax County
Fifteen birders joined the Friends of Dyke Marsh walk on this beautiful September morning. We found 42 species, including an early fall Yellow-rumped Warbler in the sycamore near the marina restrooms, where it was feeding with Red-eyed and Warbling Vireos and a Pewee. We also had an adult female Yellow Warbler with two juveniles on the Haul Road just before the turns to the boardwalk.

One sharp-eyed participant noticed a kettle of raptors in the sky over the Maryland shore below the end of the Dyke Marsh boardwalk. Scope views revealed Broad-winged Hawks as well as both vultures. Counts were hard to get because of the distance, so conservative numbers are shown below. Other species were generally those expected, but included a large group of Blue-winged Teal on the shallow water at the north end of the Belle Haven picnic area.

The Dyke Marsh bird walk occurs every Sunday morning (except in December 17 and 25). Meet at 8 a.m. in the south parking lot of the Belle Haven picnic area. All are welcome to join us.


-----Original Message-----
From: <ebird-checklist...> [mailto:<ebird-checklist...>]
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2017 3:23 PM
To: <dixiesommers...>
Subject: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Sep 17, 2017

Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Fairfax, Virginia, US Sep 17, 2017 7:48 AM - 10:53 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
42 species (+1 other taxa)

Blue-winged Teal 15
Mallard 40
Pied-billed Grebe 14
Double-crested Cormorant 14
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 20
Green Heron 1
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 5
Broad-winged Hawk 2
Laughing Gull 28
Ring-billed Gull 8
Herring Gull 2
Caspian Tern 11
Forster's Tern 5
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 4
crow sp. 5
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 7
Gray Catbird 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 3 Adult female with 2 young
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 First fall male. Bird was foraging about 20 feet up. Had whitish underparts with light streaking on breast and flanks and prominent yellow patch below wings. Dull white wing-bars. Upper tail coverts not visible. Upperparts primarily dark, including brownish auricular area contrasting with dull whitish unstreaked throat and faint supercilium. Also faint eye-ring.
Northern Cardinal 9
Red-winged Blackbird 70

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Date: 9/17/17 12:15 pm
From: Kristine Lansing via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/17/2017 (Fairfax County)


Following is the tally from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which included 12 participants and identified approximately 33 species.  
One of the highlights of the walk involved a micro-fallout of warblers at about eye level in the understory adjacent to the main falls overlook.  Many, but not all, of the warblers identified below were among that fallout.
The walk meets on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in front of the snack bar/concession stand of the Great Falls Park visitors' center.  All birders are welcome!
Canada Goose  40
Mallard  27
Double-crested Cormorant  9
Great Blue Heron  1
Black Vulture  13
Turkey Vulture  10
Bald Eagle  2
Mourning Dove  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1    Auditory
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  9
crow sp.  1
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  7
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Carolina Wren  6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Brown Thrasher  1
Cedar Waxwing  30
Black-and-white Warbler  3
American Redstart  2
Magnolia Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  3
Northern Cardinal  4

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Date: 9/17/17 11:58 am
From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] [va-bird] eBird Report - Laural Hill Park, Fairfax Co. Sep 17, 2017
Birded Laurel Hill Park this morning from the Barrett House area and down the Cross County Trail to Giles Run Meadow Park. The early fog (until ~8:30) made is difficult to ID small birds in the trees.

Ran into two distinct Mimic Thrush conventions; one with two Catbirds, two Brown Thrashers and four Mockingbirds and one with four Catbirds, three Brown Thrashers.

Nice selection of warblers (8 species), including FOS Black-throated Green Warblers. A Kestrel was hunting the Giles Run Meadow parking area and the opposite lawn. Also flushed a Woodcock along the Cross County Trail.

After the sun came out, hit a moving circus of warblers and Red-eyed Vireos and an Empid, which might have been a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, but maybe not.


Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA


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Subject: eBird Report - Laural Hill Park, Sep 17, 2017

Laural Hill Park, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Sep 17, 2017 6:35 AM - 8:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Barrett House (Lorton Rd & Workhouse Rd) to Giles Run Meadow Park parking area
41 species (+1 other taxa)

Red-shouldered Hawk 1
American Woodcock 1 Flushed along Cross County Trail near the railway car exhibit
Mourning Dove 9
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 1 Giles Run Meadow Park - hunting the parking lot and lawn opposite
Empidonax sp. 1 Green back, dingy yellowish breast , complete eye-ring, wingbars brownish. In mixed species flock with Red-eyed Vireos and warblers
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 7 All in one mixed species flock with Empid and warblers
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 5
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 6
Brown Thrasher 5
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 11
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 4
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Blue Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 2
House Finch 7

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Date: 9/16/17 6:25 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (16 Sep 2017) 2601 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 85 134
Bald Eagle 3 105 114
Northern Harrier 2 5 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 59 67
Cooper's Hawk 7 30 42
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 2561 5496 5594
Red-tailed Hawk 0 31 48
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 2 2
American Kestrel 2 38 41
Merlin 2 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 2601 5880 6092
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers: Baxter Beamer, Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter, Josh Laubach,
Mark Johnson

Visitors:
Wade Hildreth, Bob Apperson, Lois Kauffman, Janis Stone, Jennifer Jowdy,
Shannon and Chris Updike, Betty Mooney, Jenny Gaden, Diane Lepkowski,
William Leigh, and many others.


Weather:
A beautiful day with awesome clouds! Moderate NW winds most of the day
calming to very mild to no breezes after 2pm. 18-26.1C. Completely overcast
early and 80% cloud cover after 11am for rest of day. Lots of big clouds
ranging from bright white to deep, dark grey and everything in between. A
super backdrop for all the high migrating raptors! Clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Another huge BW day with plenty of kettles from 10-500 birds each. More
kettling than yesterday with lots of streaming of birds between kettles.
Most BWs appeared to the NE and flew overhead or down east side of
mountains. However, a fair number were spotted way out to the west over
Waynesboro trying to slip by. Just when we thought the day was over, the
biggest kettle of the day (about 500 BWs) were spotted at 4:30pm out to the
east over the far end of the Inn. Hourly BW count: 9-10 (29), 10-11 (228),
11-12 (417), 12-1 (439), 1-2 (0, lunchtime), 2-3 (362), 3-4 (515), 4-4:45
(571).
Adult Golden Eagle spotted way out to the west.
Three Bald Eagles: 12:05 AD, 12:21 2nd-YR, 3:20 AD.


Non-raptor Observations:
We didn't see a vulture until 9:25am. 40 Monarchs. 166 Swifts, 13
Hummingbirds, 1 Kingfisher, 27 Red-headed Woodpeckers (including 2 groups
of 5), 1 Tennessee Warbler, 1 BTB Warbler. Lots and lots of flyover
warblers went unidentified,
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/16/17 5:16 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (16 Sep 2017) 282 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 37 46
Bald Eagle 7 51 63
Northern Harrier 0 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 29 38
Cooper's Hawk 1 15 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 6
Broad-winged Hawk 252 589 601
Red-tailed Hawk 4 30 44
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 21 27
Merlin 1 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 2 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 282 793 867
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: David Brunstetter

Observers: Allen & Robin Austin, Baron Gibson, Darryl Martin,
Mitch Mitchell

Visitors:
Had lots of great help today. Mitch and Darryl stayed till the end. Baron
lent his usual level of expertise. Robin and Allen, Barry, Don, Gretch, Sue
and Tim, Phillip, Dillard, Cornelius and his wife from the Netherlands,
John and his wife, Ranger Cat Lipp, Dan and his family, Mike and his wife,
and of course, Bill and Katie were all excellent. I know I missed others,
but your help was much appreciated. There were also several visitors that
stopped to chat today. A hiker from Germany appreciated a cold soda
provided by Allen and Robin.


Weather:
The day started at 61F and warmed to 72F. It got fairly hot when the sun
was shining, but quite comfortable when cloud cover rolled in. Clouds were
5-10% in the morning and increased to as much as 95% in the afternoon.
Winds were 1-2. Started out to the NW, then became variable form NE to N.
Visibility was a 5 throughout, though the Western Valley started with a fog
layer that quickly burned off.

Raptor Observations:
Not surprisingly, the hawks were seen initially on the Western side, but
switched over the knob and to the East when the wind changed. The birds
started very low, but afternoon birds were way up there. Immature bald
eagles were seen at 10:06a, 11:05a, and 12:05p. Adult bald eagles were seen
at 11:12a, 11:17a, 1:35p, and 2:15p. We had another immature bald eagle
head north though the Western Valley. All three falcon species were
represented today.

Non-raptor Observations:
There were 9 Monarchs. A nice Black-throated Blue Warbler was seen early in
the day.

Predictions:
Similar weather with hawks on the wing.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (<DRB57...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/16/17 5:14 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (16 Sep 2017) 2054 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 37 38
Bald Eagle 8 39 39
Northern Harrier 0 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 37 37
Cooper's Hawk 6 21 21
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 2008 2952 2961
Red-tailed Hawk 4 25 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 10 10
Merlin 1 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 2 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 2054 3142 3153
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: The Littles

Observers: Doug Graham, Joan Boudreau

Visitors:
Linda, Wes and family, Doug, Dave, Harry, Joe, 22 Virginia Master
Naturalists with Dave Carr, 10 0thers


Weather:
Light west wind through the gap with haze and scary blue sky until noon
when clouds began to build in from the east to help with visibility.

Raptor Observations:
First bird was a Sharp-shinned Hawk at 8:22 am.
Broadwing flight was light with lots of distant solo birds until the 3
o'clock hour when a fine parade of overhead Broadwings finally started.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 22, Chimney Swifts 95, White-eyed Vireo behind us for the fourth
day in a row.
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Report submitted by BJ Little (<bluejay48...>)


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Date: 9/16/17 4:45 pm
From: Gabriel Mapel via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Reddish/Bother Knob areas today (Summer Tanager, Mourning Warbler, Crossbills etc)
Hi all,Reddish/Bother Knob areas were quite birdy this morning.  We encountered two large warbler flocks (including Tennessee, Black-and-white, C. Yellowthroat, Redstart, Cape May, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, BT Blue, Palm, Pine, Yellow-rumped, BT Green, and highlighted by a Mourning in Augusta Co. about halfway from Briery Branch Gap to the summit of Reddish Knob).  Another highlight bird was a female Summer Tanager in Augusta Co. in the same general area as the Mourning Warbler.  In Rockingham Co. along FR 85 between Briery Branch Gap and Bother Knob we heard Red Crossbills vocalizing in multiple locations and briefly sighted two individuals.
On our way home we found the Baird's, Pectoral, and Spotted Sandpipers at Nazarene Church Rd Wetlands in Rockingham, as well as a Wilson's Snipe at the Oakwood Dr Pond.
Good Birding,Gabriel MapelNew Hope
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Date: 9/16/17 3:31 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (16 Sep 2017) 194 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 12 694 694
Bald Eagle 3 62 62
Northern Harrier 5 43 43
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 32 32
Cooper's Hawk 17 57 57
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 29 71 71
Red-tailed Hawk 0 11 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 91 359 359
Merlin 22 161 161
Peregrine Falcon 6 9 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 194 1505 1505
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Chris Foster, Joe Beatty, Olivia Amash, Steve Thornhill

Visitors:
Thank you to the Williamsburg Bird Club for stopping by.


Weather:
Light winds were from the northeast and east northeast. It was mostly sunny
in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoon, with temperatures in the
high sixties to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
We had good kestrel, Merlin, and Cooper's Hawk movement today, along with
six peregrines and the first red-shoulder of the season. A kettle of 15
broad-wings was seen this morning, along with a few other small groups
throughout the day. The Swallow-tailed Kite was not seen.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Great Horned Owl was calling behind the platform this afternoon. Other
highlights included:

17 Killdeer
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Pileated Woodpecker
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/16/17 1:33 pm
From: Elton Morel via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] NVBC walk at Algonkian Regional Park, Loudoun county, Sep 16, 2017 - Wilson's and Bay-breasted Warblers

Hello VA Birders:  The Northern Virginia Bird Club conducted a bird walk this morning at Algonkian Regional Park in Loudoun county.  28 birders led by David Ledwith and me enjoyed a nice morning of birding though it got hot fairly quickly.  The park was very popular this weekend for activities other than birding - picnickers with music through loud speakers, flag football, kayaking, crew boats with coaches on megaphones, leaf blowers -- but we managed a fairly good morning of birding. Though it didn't seem like it given the slow start, we did manage to find 55 species.  Our best birds were a Wilson's Warbler in a willow tree along the boardwalk path between the football field and the river, a remarkably cooperative, well-seen and photographed Bay-breasted Warbler, and a flyover Caspian Tern which is a bit unusual up in Loudoun county.  Other warblers found were Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Black-throated Green, Black-and-white, Yellow, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Parula and American Redstart. Other notables were excellent looks at Yellow-billed Cuckoo, distant look at a Broad-winged Hawk in amongst a kettle of Turkey Vultures, flyovers of Red-headed Woodpeckers and Pileated Woodpeckers, and a female Indigo Bunting. Below is the complete eBird checklist.  I think I shared the eBird list with everybody, but if I missed anyone, please send me a note. Elton Morel Arlington, Virginia


Algonkian Regional Park, Loudoun, Virginia, US
Sep 16, 2017 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: NVBC walk led by David Ledwith & Elton Morel.
55 species (+7 other taxa)

Canada Goose 40
Wood Duck 1
duck sp. 1 Quick flyover, unidentified.
Double-crested Cormorant 15
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 10
Osprey 2
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 1 Probably a Cooper's
Bald Eagle 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1 Distant bird in amongst Turkey Vultures.
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Caspian Tern 1 Flyover. Large tern, RBGU-sized. Black underside to the primaries, large red bill.
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Chimney Swift 40
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1 Heard only
Red-headed Woodpecker 2 Flyovers
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 5
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Red-eyed Vireo 5
vireo sp. 2
Blue Jay 15
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 2
crow sp. 6
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 15
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 10
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 6
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 50
Cedar Waxwing 10
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 1 Immature female
Northern Parula 4
Magnolia Warbler 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 1 Remarkably cooperative bird. Photos by Libby Lyons.
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 2
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 12
Indigo Bunting 1
Common Grackle 1 Flyover
blackbird sp. 4 Flyovers, either BHCO or RWBL.
American Goldfinch 15

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Date: 9/16/17 1:25 pm
From: Jeffrey Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Raptors at the NAS OCEANA
Greetings all

I went to the Blue Angles air show at NAS Oceana at VA Beach today and before the air show stared i had 4 Northern Harriers 2 RT Hawks and an American Kestrel.

Just after the Blue Angles started at 1515 hrs
I saw an adult Bald Eagle and with just minutes left in their show I saw an immature Mississippi Kite.

Besides the aircraft putting on a great show the mix of raptors for the day was icing on the cake.

Now I'm sitting in my chair in the cool shade beside my car while everyone else is in their with their motors running trying to leave. What's the rush.

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-572-8619 Home
434-470-4352 Cell
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Date: 9/16/17 11:33 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fw: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, Sep 16, 2017
The Audubon Society of Northern Virginia fall warbler class had a field trip
to Leesylvania SP in Woodbridge this morning, to put classroom info to good
use. Activity was a bit slow but we did manage to see 10 warbler species.
We got pretty good looks at chestnut-sided, yellow, common yellowthroat,
black-and-white, prairie, magnolia, American redstart, yellow-throated,
northern parula, and Cape May. Other notables were a yellow-bellied
flycatcher, a Swainson's thrush, several yellow-billed cuckoos, and
red-headed woodpecker. The complete list is below.

Marc Ribaudo

Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
Sep 16, 2017 7:06 AM - 11:32 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.52 mile(s)
50 species

Mallard 9
Double-crested cormorant 1
Turkey vulture 1
Bald Eagle 1
Laughing Gull 4
Ring-billed Gull 6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Chimney Swift 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 10
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1 Empid. Green back. Large eye-ring.
Yellow chin and throat
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Carolina Wren 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 8
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 7
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 5
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 3
Cape May Warbler 2
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Prairie Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 5
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 2

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Date: 9/16/17 11:26 am
From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] [va-bird] eBird Report - Fairfax Co., Laurel Hill Park: Barrett House, Sep 16, 2017
Stopped by Barrett House in Laurel Hill Pk. on my way home from Leesylvania. Lots of birds right around the house, mostly Chipping Sparrows. Found a Yellow-rumped Warbler (maybe 2) in the oak tree at the NW corner of the house (inside the fence). The one I observed, chased after another bird of about the same size and shape. Other highlights were Palm Warbler and Blue Grosbeaks. There were many more birds that I could not positively ID, most of which were probably Chipping Sparrows (about same size and behavior as those I was able to ID).


Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA


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Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2017 2:20 PM
To: <falco57...>
Subject: eBird Report - Laurel Hill Park: Barrett House, Sep 16, 2017

Laurel Hill Park: Barrett House, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Sep 16, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
17 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Eastern Kingbird 1
Eastern Bluebird 6
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 In oak tree NW corner of the house. Possibly two, first bird seen well then chased another bird of same shape and size. Brownish overall, brownish gray wings with wingbars, yellow patches on sides, dingy streaked breast, grayish brown back with streaks, long tail for a warbler
Chipping Sparrow 17
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 1
Blue Grosbeak 3
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 1

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Date: 9/15/17 6:35 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (15 Sep 2017) 59 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 34 43
Bald Eagle 3 44 56
Northern Harrier 0 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 23 32
Cooper's Hawk 1 14 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 5 6
Broad-winged Hawk 39 337 349
Red-tailed Hawk 4 26 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 15 21
Merlin 1 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 59 511 585
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Baron Gibson, David Kirk

Observers: Allen & Robin Austin, Barry Kinzie, Carl Christensen, Dale,
King Irvin, Mike Crowder, Patti Goff, Steve goff,
Teresa Kinzie, Tina Gibson

Visitors:
Parkway goers
Many of the regulars, if i forget to list your names, you know who you are.


Weather:
Cloud cover ranged from 40% to begin watch ending @ 100% cloud cover the
last 2 hrs. Temps were a bit chilly to begin (60) but ended with
comfortable temp of 71. winds were a 2-3 from the WNW to begin & became
variable NNW @ a 1. Visibility was a 5, very little haze in the morning but
increasing by end.

Raptor Observations:
Captain Kirk was at the helm for the first 3 hours then turned it over to
Baron (me). What we lacked in numbers, was made up for the 8 species
observed today. Hawks were mostly way out or way up & most on Westerly
side. Highlights include a Merlin shoosting through eye level as they
usually do (my first this season)

3 RS

AEBE 13:03
Imm BE x2, both unaged, respectively @ 14:23 & 14:36

Non-raptor Observations:
Sometimes in anticipation of what will be seen during the day, we forget to
enjoy the journey up the mountain, this morning i did not, it was
absolutely beautiful. Looking out over the valleys at the far off mountains
was stunning,,,,,so enjoy the journey, but stay on the road !

Predictions:
Is anybody's guess, but i am sure there will be many involved & it will be
a good time,,,,
========================================================================
Report submitted by Baron Gibson (<Hawkwatche215...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/15/17 5:29 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (15 Sep 2017) 199 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 32 33
Bald Eagle 7 31 31
Northern Harrier 0 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 24 24
Cooper's Hawk 6 15 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 170 944 953
Red-tailed Hawk 4 21 22
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 5 5
Merlin 1 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 199 1088 1099
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: BJ Little

Observers: Joan Boudreau

Visitors:
Linda Millington, Carole Miller, Don Stewart, Bob, 8 others


Weather:
West wind brisk in morning, slacked off in afternoon. Fine big cumulus
clouds helped us find our speck birds.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 20
========================================================================
Report submitted by BJ Little (<bluejay48...>)


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Date: 9/15/17 4:55 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (15 Sep 2017) 1038 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 80 129
Bald Eagle 7 102 111
Northern Harrier 0 3 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 41 49
Cooper's Hawk 0 23 35
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 1012 2935 3033
Red-tailed Hawk 1 31 48
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 3 36 39
Merlin 1 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 2 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 1038 3279 3491
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers: Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter, Josh Laubach, Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Lois Gebhardt, Dudley Rochester, Ted Thomason, Chris and Shannon Updike,
Ben Pumphrey, Robert Briscoe, Bill Briscoe, Richard Samuels, Janet Wellman,
Rosie McKay, Jessi Bryl, George Middleton, Mary Bourret, Andrew Clem, Peter
Clark


Weather:
Warm (16.7-25.5C) with partly cloudy skies early becoming mostly cloudy
after 2pm and then 99% cloud cover by 4pm. Moderate NW winds early
diminishing to mild WSW breezes after 2pm.

Raptor Observations:
Our first over-1000 BW day! Most of the birds were flying very high and
fast from the NE to the SW. A few kettles formed, but the birds were mostly
streaming by very high. A Merlin flew through in the 11-12 hour.

BW hourly counts: 9-10 (47), 10-11 (24), 11-12 (11), 12-1 (152), 1-2 (388),
2-3 (240), 3-4 (148), 4-4:15 (2).

Seven BE: 11:57 AD, 12:06 imm, 12:26 3-YR, 1:13 1st-YR, 2:00 3rd-YR, 2:48
AD, 2:53 AD.

Non-raptor Observations:
8 Monarchs. 5 Red-headed Woodpecker, 8 Hummingbirds.

Today the Wildlife Center of Virginia released four Broad-winged Hawks here
at the hawk watch after being rehabilitated for various reasons. After some
coaxing, each bird finally flew away one by one. This may be just a
coincidence, but they all flew rapidly out of site low but southward.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/15/17 4:40 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (15 Sep 2017) 144 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 25 682 682
Bald Eagle 0 59 59
Northern Harrier 3 38 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 25 25
Cooper's Hawk 14 40 40
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 4 42 42
Red-tailed Hawk 1 11 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 61 268 268
Merlin 30 139 139
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 144 1311 1311
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Brian Taber, Joe Beatty, Olivia Amash, Tim Barry

Weather:
Light winds were from the west southwest for most of the day, switching
over to more northwesterly in the late afternoon. Skies were partly cloudy
with temperatures in the seventies to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Mostly kestrels and Merlins were moving today. The Swallow-tailed Kite was
seen once this morning at 9:35 am EST, hunting far off to the south. It was
not seen again after this time.

Non-raptor Observations:
At least seven Ruby-throated Hummingbirds were busily zipping around the
feeders today, and they were most active in the morning. There was a good
amount of passerine activity in the trees behind the platform this morning,
including Traill's Flycatchers, Baltimore Orioles, Summer Tanagers, Pine
Warblers, and American Redstarts. Seven Common Nighthawks and fourteen
Monarchs were seen.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/15/17 4:08 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (14 Sep 2017) 39 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 657 657
Bald Eagle 1 59 59
Northern Harrier 0 35 35
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 19 19
Cooper's Hawk 0 26 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 38 38
Red-tailed Hawk 0 10 10
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 10 207 207
Merlin 18 109 109
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 39 1167 1167
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel, Brian Taber

Observers: Brian Taber, Joe Beatty

Weather:
Light southwest winds with mostly cloudy skies and a brief rain shower in
the early afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Very slow. The Swallow-tailed Kite was seen several times in the morning
and afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 White-eyed Vireo
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/15/17 1:24 pm
From: Stephen Eccles via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Goshawk in Annandale, Fairfax County
At 10 am this morning, there was an immature Northern Goshawk perched atop
a dead tree, alongside Accotink Creek, in Wakefield Park, Annandale,
Fiarfax County. It could be seen from the main trail, about 200 yards south
of Americana Park (which is just south of Little River Turnpike).

Only the second time I have seen this species in Virginia - the previous
one was also an immature, also perched in a dead tree, also alongside
water, in the old Claude Moore farm, about 30 years ago.

Stephen Eccles
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Date: 9/14/17 3:38 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (14 Sep 2017) 46 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 75 124
Bald Eagle 1 95 104
Northern Harrier 0 3 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 34 42
Cooper's Hawk 2 23 35
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 27 1923 2021
Red-tailed Hawk 2 30 47
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 3 33 36
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 46 2241 2453
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers: Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter, Josh Laubach, Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Beth Ann Doerring


Weather:
Moderate NW winds early shifting to mild SW breezes after 1pm. Mostly
cloudy (60-100%). Warm 17.7-24.0 C. Light rain between 9-10am.

Raptor Observations:
Adult BE at 11:28am. First raptor 9:47 BW.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Monarch.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/14/17 9:52 am
From: William Leigh via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Red-necked Phalaropes at Target Distribution pond
All,


Allen Larner has located two Red-necked Phalaropes at the tiny pond across from the Target Distribution Center in Stuarts Draft Augusta County. I believe he saw them around 12:00 PM.


best,



William Leigh

Bridgewater VA
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Date: 9/13/17 4:05 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (13 Sep 2017) 89 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 73 122
Bald Eagle 4 94 103
Northern Harrier 0 3 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 25 33
Cooper's Hawk 0 21 33
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 76 1896 1994
Red-tailed Hawk 0 28 45
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 30 33
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 89 2195 2407
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers:

Weather:
It was very wet overnight with light drizzle at sunrise. Everything was
covered with fog (both mountain and valley). By 9:30am the valley had
cleared out mostly but Rockfish Gap remained in heavy fog. The count was
thus started at the alternated count site down the road in Waynesboro since
much of the mountain just to the east could be seen. Finally Rockfish Gap
cleared out at 12:45pm enough to finish the remainder of the day's count
there. Visibility through 11am was only 2 km, 10km at noon, 25km at 1pm and
35km after 3pm.

Light S breezes all day. Temp. 23.6-27.2C. 90% overcast early. Once the fog
lifted nice partly sunny skies appeared with lots of low, dark clouds mixed
with lighter, higher clouds as the constant southerly breezes continued.
Humidity 73-67%.

Raptor Observations:
During the first half hour a total of 41 Broad-winged Hawks were observed
lifting from the forest and gathering in small groups before proceeding
south in and out of the fog and low clouds. 10 more BW flew by 10-11am and
another 19 between 11-12. Only 6 BW counted for the remainder of the day.
Adult BE (11:17, 11:52, 12:10). 2nd-YR BE at 3:45.

Non-raptor Observations:
21 Monarchs. Lots of Chimney Swifts throughout the day. A close encounter
with a Black Vulture occurred up at the Inn in afternoon. A scratching
noise heard directly above me turned out to be a Black Vulture perched on
the roof at the very corner of the building. It looked down at me a couple
of times and as I reached for my camera it flew off, but not before
defecating over the edge, partially landing on my equipment bag (yuck!).
Better my bag than my head!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/13/17 3:53 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Crozet, VA birding 9/13/17
Warblers (including Mourning), Vireos, Cuckoos, Eagles, and more. Report and
photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_13.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_13.htm



___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

www.faintich.net <http://www.faintich.net/>

In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!

____________________________________________________________________________
_______________________





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Date: 9/13/17 3:30 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (13 Sep 2017) 81 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 23 651 651
Bald Eagle 0 58 58
Northern Harrier 1 35 35
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 16 16
Cooper's Hawk 1 26 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 37 37
Red-tailed Hawk 0 10 10
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 36 196 196
Merlin 13 85 85
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 81 1121 1121
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:45:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel, Brian Taber

Observers: Brian Taber, Joe Beatty, Tim Barry

Weather:
Light winds were mainly from the west southwest, with a brief period of
clouds in the morning but mostly clear skies. Temperatures were in the
seventies to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Movement was relatively slow, with birds often distant on the east side.
The Swallow-tailed Kite remains in the area, and it was seen hunting
multiple times throughout the day, in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
This is almost certainly the same bird from yesterday; one side of the tail
is longer than the other, which is a helpful individual ID clue.

Non-raptor Observations:
A large adult Eastern Ratsnake slithered under the platform this morning.
Non-raptor activity was relatively slow, but highlights included:

7 Common Nighthawks
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Red-headed Woodpecker

1 Common Wood-Nymph
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/13/17 3:22 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (13 Sep 2017) 50 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 29 38
Bald Eagle 4 41 53
Northern Harrier 1 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 17 26
Cooper's Hawk 4 13 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 29 296 308
Red-tailed Hawk 3 21 35
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 14 20
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 50 443 517
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Matt Hosmer

Observers: Baron Gibson, Darryl Martin, King Irvin, Mike Crowder

Visitors:
Most of the gang was up, some visitors outside my knowledge of names
forgive me, but you know who you are.


Weather:
Watch started off socked in then cleared around 10ish, Temps were betwixt
22-25c. Light wind south/variable, partly cloudy, good visibility.

Raptor Observations:
11:28 ABE
11:47 ABE
12:26 x2 UnAged BE

One ABE not counted.

Non-raptor Observations:
An awesome kettle of NightHawks 30ish around noon.

Predictions:
When the mountains are calling don't let it go to voicemail, you would be
doing John Muir a disservice...
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew D Hosmer (<cumberlandmatt1...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/13/17 2:10 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (13 Sep 2017) 1 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 30 31
Bald Eagle 0 24 24
Northern Harrier 0 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 17 17
Cooper's Hawk 0 9 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 774 783
Red-tailed Hawk 1 17 18
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 5 5
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1 889 900
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 13:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 1.75 hours

Official Counter: The Littles

Observers:

Weather:
Dark heavy clouds riding an ESE wind began to raise up and break up after
2pm. Wind 3-6 mph with gusts to 10. Very humid.

Raptor Observations:
Nobody fighting the ESE wind.
One Broadwing rose up out of the trees across the road, circled a bit,
hunting, and then went back down.

Non-raptor Observations:
5 monarchs
========================================================================
Report submitted by BJ Little (<bluejay48...>)


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Date: 9/13/17 10:58 am
From: C. Michael Stinson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] VARCOM member solicitation
Virginia birders:


Each year, the Virginia Avian Records Committee (VARCOM) adds new voting
members to replace those members who rotate off the committee after
finishing their four-year terms. We are now soliciting nominations for *two*
members to serve on VARCOM beginning in January 2018.


Prospective members have to meet these requirements:


* be a member of the Virginia Society of Ornithology


* have demonstrated expertise in the distribution and field identification
of Virginia birds


* accept the responsibilities of VARCOM membership as outlined in the
VARCOM bylaws


Chief among their responsibilities, committee members are asked to attend
an annual meeting in March and to vote promptly on bird records using the
DOVES website at http://vsodoves.org/


For more details on member duties, you can read the VARCOM bylaws at
http://www.virginiabirds.org/varcom/bylaws/


If you wish to nominate someone for membership or are interested in serving
yourself, please send me a message to that effect at myrmecocichla AT
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October.


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Date: 9/13/17 6:05 am
From: jcheryljoy--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] reminder of Dr. Mitchell Byrd's presentation on Sept 20th at 7pm





Dr. Mitchell Byrd will be speaking on September 20, 2017 as the Williamsburg Bird Club celebrates its 40th anniversary. The meeting location has been moved to the Williamsburg Library at 515 Scotland St., Williamsburg, Virginia to assure ample space for all guests.



Many of you know or have heard of Dr. Byrd as he is Chancellor Professor of Biology Emeritus at William and Mary and Director Emeritus of the Center for Conservation Biology. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work with birds and conservation issues.



Dr. Byrd will talk about some of the changes in our avifauna that he has noted during his 70 years of working in the field, some of the projects and conservation issues he has been involved with, and what he sees for the future of birds. Please join us and I look forward to seeing you. Best Cheryl J. Jacobson, WBC Vice President, Programs






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Date: 9/13/17 3:36 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (12 Sep 2017) 11 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 68 117
Bald Eagle 2 90 99
Northern Harrier 0 3 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 21 29
Cooper's Hawk 1 21 33
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 5 1820 1918
Red-tailed Hawk 0 28 45
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 30 33
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 2 6
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 11 2106 2318
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter: Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter

Observers: Dave Hunter, Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Allan Larner


Weather:
Overcast all day with a few slivers of blue that appear and disappear. Many
low, dark clouds. Light E breezes and 22.2-25C temps.

Raptor Observations:
Two adult Bald Eagles at 12:26 and 10:35am.

Non-raptor Observations:
5 Monarchs. 204 Chimney Swifts.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=491


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Date: 9/12/17 5:51 pm
From: Mark Mullins via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great White Heron at Claytor Lake

The Great White Heron that was seen on August 4th made another appearance today at Dehaven park, I assume this is the same bird, but it could be a different individual?

Good Birding!
Mark Mullins
<wmmullins...>

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Date: 9/12/17 4:39 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (12 Sep 2017) 89 Raptors; one Swallow-tailed Kite!
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 33 628 628
Bald Eagle 1 58 58
Northern Harrier 3 34 34
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 9 9
Cooper's Hawk 6 25 25
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 37 37
Red-tailed Hawk 0 10 10
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 19 160 160
Merlin 22 72 72
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 1 1 1

Total: 89 1040 1040
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Joe Beatty, Ned Brinkley, Olivia Amash

Weather:
Light to moderate winds were from the east, with mostly cloudy skies and
temperatures in the high sixties and seventies.

Raptor Observations:
A beautiful Swallow-tailed Kite flew over the platform from the north, low
over the pines at 12:25 pm EST. The bird continued to hunt back and forth
for the rest of the afternoon, remaining in the area until at least the end
of the count (and probably beyond)! The bird was enjoyed by many, including
some visitors and Kiptopeke SP staff who are new to birding. The kite
caught many insects over the course of this period, and was occasionally
pestered by passing Merlins. What a memorable experience for all. It is
possible that this bird could still be around tomorrow, and I encourage you
to stop by the platform. Photos will be up on the blog:

http://coastalvirginiawildlifeobservatory.blogspot.com/

There was a trickle of falcons and Ospreys throughout the day and some nice
views of harriers.


Non-raptor Observations:
2 Semipalmated Plovers
1 Cliff Swallow
1 Yellow-throated Warbler

9 Monarchs

========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484


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Date: 9/12/17 1:53 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Blue Ridge area warblers
9/10/2017 - 9/12/2017. Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_12.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_12.htm



___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

www.faintich.net <http://www.faintich.net/>

In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!

____________________________________________________________________________
_______________________





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Date: 9/12/17 1:50 pm
From: Todd Kiraly via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Caspian Tern — No. VA/DC Leg tag 9/9/17 Dangerfield Island
Thought I would share this info since there have been quite a few people out viewing the Sabine’s Gull off of Daingerfield Island in Alexandria/DC area. I kayaked the area early on Sept. 9 and stumbled upon a Caspian Tern, resting on a floating log, just around the corner South of where the Sabine’s Gull has been hanging out. It was about 8:30 a.m. and could clearly see this white left leg tag “AJF”. I followed-up with the U. S. Geological Service/Canadian Wildlife Service and received a certificate of info late last night. Last year I shared a similar sighting for a couple of banded Caspian Terns off of Hunting Creek that had one bird that I could clearly make out its white leg tag “AEA”. As a coincidence, I just went back to the filing and noticed that it was almost a year-to-the-day that I saw that Tern which was on 9/11/16. Both Caspians were banded at Gull Island on Lake Ontario in 2008. I found it interesting, that after locating Gull Island on a map, how closely it is aligned to being exactly North of Washington DC (Lake Ontario Longitude 77.4270°/ Washington DC 77.0369°).

For this sighting from Saturday here is the info on this particular Caspian as it was also tagged at Gull Island (Lake Ontario) by the same bander at the same time in 07/02/2008.

Sep. 9, 2017
Sighting Caspian Tern — Daingerfield Island, Alexandria VA just south of Washington DC

http://www.haussparrow.com/Photography/Newly-Added/i-7zDwg4c/A <http://www.haussparrow.com/Photography/Newly-Added/i-7zDwg4c/A>

White leg tag — “AJF”
This bird was banded on 07/02/08 on Gull Island (Lake Ontario)- 4 Miles South of Brighton, Ontario, Canada. At the time of banding the age of the bird “was too young to fly when banded in 2008). The certificate also listed a Band Number of 1045-35694.”


Sep. 11, 2016
Sighting Caspian Tern — Hunting Creek, Alexandria VA just south of Washington DC

http://www.haussparrow.com/Photography/Waterfowl-Marsh-Birds/i-cQCfFxd/A

White leg tag — “AEA”
This bird was banded on 07/02/08 on Gull Island (Lake Ontario)- 4 Miles South of Brighton, Ontario, Canada. At the time of banding the age of the bird “was too young to fly when banded in 2008). The certificate also listed a Band Number of 1045-35637.”

-Todd Kiraly
Arlington, VA
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Date: 9/12/17 12:37 pm
From: Elisa Enders via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] bird walk at Weyanoke Sanctuary, Norfolk, VA
The bird walks at Weyanoke Sanctuary were on hold for the summer, but will start this coming Saturday (September 16) at 9am. The sanctuary is located at the north end of Armistead Bridge Road, in Norfolk, VA. Walks are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, at 9am and last for about one hour. For more information, see www.chasnorfolk.org.


Elisa Flanders
Portsmouth, VA




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Date: 9/12/17 10:40 am
From: Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] FW: DC Area, 9/12/2017
FYI Joe Coleman

-----Original Message-----
Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 9/12/2017
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: <voice...>
Compiler: Gerry Hawkins
Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

Please consider joining ANS, especially if you are a regular user of the
Voice of the Naturalist (Individual $50; Family $65; Nature Steward $100;
Audubon Advocate $200). The membership number is 301-652-9188, option 12;
the address is 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; and the web site
is http://www.AudubonNaturalist.org.

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon Naturalist
Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, September 5 and was
completed on Tuesday, September 12 at 8:15 a.m.

Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic order, as
set forth in the American Ornithological Society Checklist for North and
Middle American Birds, as revised through the 58th Supplement (July 2017).

The top birds this week were SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER* in MD, SABINE'S GULL*
in DC and MD, FRANKLIN'S GULL* in MD, ROSEATE SPOONBILL* in VA,
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD in MD and WESTERN TANAGER* in VA.

Other birds of interest this week included TRUMPETER SWAN, BLACK SCOTER,
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, AMERICAN AVOCET, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, WHIMBREL,
HUDSONIAN GODWIT, RED KNOT, STILT, BAIRD'S, WHITE-RUMPED and BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPERS, WILLET, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, WILSON'S and RED-NECKED PHALAROPES,
PARASITIC JAEGER, GULL-BILLED and BLACK TERNS, RED-THROATED and COMMON
LOONS, TRICOLORED HERON, WHITE and GLOSSY IBIS, MISSISSIPPI KITE, GOLDEN
EAGLE, OLIVE-SIDED, ALDER and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE,
COMMON RAVEN, WINTER WREN, CLAY-COLORED, LARK and LINCOLN'S SPARROWS,
GOLDEN-WINGED, CONNECTICUT, MOURNING and CERULEAN WARBLERS and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

A continuing first Maryland record SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER* was seen again at
Swan Creek Wetland-Cox Creek DMCF (restricted access) in Anne Arundel Co, MD
on September 5 and 6 and possibly on September 7.

A juvenile SABINE'S GULL* that was spotted on September 4 over hydrilla mats
in the Potomac River (DC waters) from the Washington Sailing Marina in
Alexandria, VA was seen all week from there and adjacent but
inappropriately-named Daingerfield Island. Incredibly, another young
SABINE'S GULL* was observed over the Potomac River from Sycamore Landing on
the C&O Canal in Montgomery Co, MD on September 7-11 and farther upriver at
Edwards Ferry in Montgomery Co on September 11. Finally, on September 8 yet
another young SABINE'S GULL was photographed on Poplar Island in Talbot Co,
MD.

On September 11 a birder reported seeing a FRANKLIN'S GULL* with LAUGHING
GULLS along the Patuxent River near Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Prince
George's Co, MD.

On September 5 a ROSEATE SPOONBILL* was seen again at Back Bay NWR, Virginia
Beach, VA.

Highlights during the week at Swan Creek Wetland-Cox Creek DMCF (restricted
access) in Anne Arundel Co, MD included two YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS on
September 6. Another YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was picked out of a large flock
of RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS on Poplar Island in Talbot Co, MD on September 8.

On September 7 a WESTERN TANAGER* was found in a mixed species flock at the
Kiptopeke SP Hawkwatch in Northampton Co, VA.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

On September 10 three banded TRUMPETER SWANS were seen at a local pond near
the Environmental Studies on the Piedmont, Clifton Farm field station
(private access) in Fauquier Co, Virginia, where they are resident.

Several species of migratory dabbling ducks, including BLUE-WINGED TEAL,
NORTHERN SHOVELER, GADWALL and NORTHERN PINTAIL, were seen at various
locations in the reporting area during the week. Migratory diving ducks
included BLACK SCOTERS at several locations, including five individuals
along 9119 Bay Avenue in North Beach, Calvert Co, MD on September 6; two
individuals on Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on September 8; and one
individual at the Ocean City Inlet in Worcester Co, MD on September 6.

Non-raptor highlights at the Kiptopeke SP Hawkwatch in Northampton Co, VA on
September 9 included a flyover BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO.

Birders who visited Swan Creek Wetland-Cox Creek DMCF (restricted access) in
Anne Arundel Co, MD to see the above-noted SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER also
enjoyed seeing a wide variety of other shorebirds, with noteworthy sightings
including a single AMERICAN AVOCET on September 5-8 and 11; a single
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER on September 6, 7 and 11; three HUDSONIAN GODWITS on
September 5-7; a high of 54 STILT SANDPIPERS on September 5-8 and 11; a high
of five BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS on September 5-7; a high of six WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPERS on September 5-8 and 11; and a high of three WILSON'S PHALAROPES
on September 5-7 and 11.

High numbers of AMERICAN AVOCETS continued at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE
and the Craney Island Disposal Area (restricted access) in Portsmouth, VA,
with a high of 100 and 450 individuals reported at these respective
locations on September 7. Poplar Island in Talbot Co, MD also hosted a large
number of AMERICAN AVOCETS, with 89 individuals counted there on September
8. A single AMERICAN AVOCET was seen along 1000 Kembo Road in Anne Arundel
Co, MD on September 6.

AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were found at several locations. In Virginia
sightings included a high of nine individuals at Staunton River SP in
Halifax Co and Staunton Public Use Area in Mecklenburg Co on September 5, 6,
8 and 9; 1-2 individuals at a pond along Oakwood Drive in Rockingham Co on
September 6, 9 and 11; and one individual at the Craney Island Disposal Area
(restricted access) in Portsmouth on September 7. Sightings of AMERICAN
GOLDEN-PLOVER in Maryland included four continuing individuals at the Aldino
Sod Farm in Harford Co on September 5 and a single individual at the Harford
Co Airport on September 5.

On September 10 an uncommon WHIMBREL was photographed in flight at Sandy
Point SP in Anne Arundel Co, MD. A single HUDSONIAN GODWIT was spotted at
Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on September 7, 9 and 10. Away from the coast a
single RED KNOT was seen on Poplar Island in Talbot Co, MD on September 8
and the Craney Island Disposal Area (restricted access) in Portsmouth, VA on
September 7. An inland STILT SANDPIPER was found in the Potomac River (DC
waters) from a location near Tide Lock Park in Alexandria, VA on September
8; at the Hunting Creek Bridge in Fairfax Co, VA on September 9; and at
Rocky Gorge Reservoir-Browns Bridge in Howard Co, MD on September 9 and 10.
A single BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was spotted at the Craney Island Disposal Area
(restricted access) in Portsmouth, VA on September 7 and the Log Cabin Road
turf farm in Wicomico Co, MD on September 11. Sightings of the similar
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER included a reporting area high 26 individuals counted
on Poplar Island in Talbot Co, MD on September 8; a high of four individuals
at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on September 7, 8 and 10; five individuals
at a turf farm along Log Cabin Road in Wicomico Co, MD on September 8; five
individuals at the Craney Island Disposal Area (restricted access) in
Portsmouth, VA on September 7; two individuals at Eastern Shore of Virginia
NWR in Northampton Co, VA on September 10; and a single continuing
individual at Staunton River SP in Halifax Co, VA on September 7. Three
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were found on Poplar Island in Talbot Co, MD on
September 8. BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS also continued at the Shiloh Church
Turf Farm in Dorchester Co, MD, with a high of seven individuals seen on
September 5, 8 and 9. Sightings of BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER in Virginia
included two continuing individuals along 3066 to 4108 Lumber Mill Road in
Dayton, Rockingham Co on September 6; two continuing individuals at the
Staunton View Public Use Area in Mecklenburg Co on September 6; one
continuing individual at the King Family Vineyard in Albemarle Co on
September 7; and one individual at the Craney Island Disposal Area
(restricted access) in Portsmouth on September 7. On September 5 six inland
WILLETS were observed in flight at Leesylvania SP in Prince William Co, VA.
On September 10 an unusually high number (228) of LESSER YELLOWLEGS was
counted inland at Staunton River SP in Halifax Co, VA.

On September 7 an area-high 50 WILSON'S PHALAROPES and 25 RED-NECKED
PHALAROPES were recorded at the Craney Island Disposal Area (restricted
access) in Portsmouth, VA. Sightings of WILSON'S PHALAROPE also included two
continuing individuals reported at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on September
9; two individuals along 1000 Kembo Road in Anne Arundel Co, MD on September
6; two individuals on Poplar Island in Talbot Co, MD on September 8; one
individual at a turf farm along Log Cabin Road in Wicomico Co, MD on
September 8; and one individual at Staunton River SP in Halifax Co, VA on
September 5. Eleven RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were counted on Poplar Island in
Talbot Co, MD on September 8, and 1-2 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were seen again
in the Potomac River (DC waters) from the waterfront in Alexandria, VA on
September 5 and 8.

Observers at the Kiptopeke SP Hawkwatch in Northampton Co, VA on September 6
were surprised to see a PARASITIC JAEGER in flight over land.

The only GULL-BILLED TERNS reported in the reporting area during the week
were two individuals at Chincoteague NWR, Accomack Co, VA on September 8.
BLACK TERNS were reported at many locations, including a reporting area-high
50 individuals at the Craney Island Disposal Area (restricted access) in
Portsmouth, VA on September 7. Sightings of BLACK TERN elsewhere in Virginia
included a single individual spotted in flight at the Kiptopeke SP Hawkwatch
in Northampton Co on September 6 and Occoquan Bay NWR in Prince William Co
on September 8. During the week BLACK TERNS also were observed over the
Potomac River (DC waters) from the Washington Sailing Marina and other
waterfront locations in Alexandria, VA, with a high of nine individuals
reported on September 8. Sightings of BLACK TERNS in Maryland included 15
individuals reported at Perryville Community Park in Cecil Co on September
9; 15 individuals at a private pond along Peat Moss Road in Garrett Co, MD
on September 5; a single individual over a flooded field along Pea Patch
Road in Garrett Co on September 7; and a single individual at Flag Ponds
Nature Park in Calvert Co, MD on September 10. A single BLACK TERN was seen
at the Milford Neck Wildlife Area in Kent Co, DE on September 8 and 9.
Noteworthy tern sightings also included a COMMON TERN seen again over the
Potomac River (DC waters) from Tide Lock Park in Alexandria, VA on September
5, and a COMMON TERN seen along the C&O Canal-Sycamore Landing in Montgomery
Co, MD on September 7.

On September 10 a RED-THROATED LOON was observed in flight at the Kiptopeke
SP Hawkwatch in Northampton Co, VA, and on September 10 a COMMON LOON was
seen in flight at the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch in Waynesboro, VA.

Two TRICOLORED HERONS were found on Poplar Island in Talbot Co, MD on
September 8, and a continuing TRICOLORED HERON at Swan Creek Wetland-Cox
Creek DMCF (restricted access) in Anne Arundel Co, MD was seen on September
7 and 8.

The northernmost WHITE IBIS seen in the reporting area during the week was a
single individual at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on September 9-11 and four
individuals at the Milford Neck Wildlife Area in Kent Co, DE on September 7.
Inland a high of ten WHITE IBIS and one GLOSSY IBIS were counted at Staunton
River SP in Halifax Co, VA and the Staunton View Public Use Area in
Mecklenburg Co, VA on September 5-6 and 8-10. A continuing GLOSSY IBIS was
seen along the Blue Mash Nature Trail in Montgomery Co, MD on September 5
and 6.

Noteworthy reports at the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch in Waynesboro, VA included
an early GOLDEN EAGLE on September 8 and a MISSISSIPPI KITE on September 10
and 11. The only other MISSISSIPPI KITES recorded in the reporting area
during the week were a total of four individuals along Moultrie Court and
nearby White House Lane in Virginia Beach, VA on September 6 and 9.

In Virginia an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was found at the intersection of Park
Road and Jefferson Park Circle in Charlottesville on September 5; a private
yard in Fredericksburg on September 5; Goose Creek-Kephart Bridge Landing in
Loudoun Co on September 7; Conway-Robinson State Forest in Prince William Co
on September 10; and Chincoteague NWR in Accomack Co on September 10. In
Maryland an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Mt. Pleasant Farm in Howard
Co on September 6; Cromwell Valley Park in Baltimore Co on September 7-9 and
11; Irvine Nature Center in Baltimore Co on September 7; Fort Frederick SP
in Washington Co on September 8; Hughes Hollow in Montgomery Co on September
9; BARC-Research Road in Prince George's Co on September 9; along the Blue
Mash Nature Trail in Montgomery Co on September 5, 7 and 8; and at Black
Walnut Point in Talbot Co, MD on September 10. In addition, two OLIVE-SIDED
FLYCATCHERS were seen at Friend's Delight at Sang Run in Garrett Co, MD on
September 8. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATER also was found at the Maintenance Yard
in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC on September 6.

Empid highlights included an ALDER FLYCATCHER found at the Maintenance Yard
in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC on September 7, and two ALDER
FLYCATCHERS found at Wheaton Regional Park in Montgomery Co, MD on September
9. YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was reported at numerous locations, including a
single individual at Battery Kemble Park in Washington, DC on September 9.
In Maryland, reports of YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER included single
individuals at Elk Neck SP-Turkey Point in Cecil Co on September 7;
Patterson Park in Baltimore Co on September 7; Susquehanna SP in Harford Co
on September 7; Black Walnut Point in Talbot Co on September 8, 9 and 11;
Cromwell Valley Park in Baltimore Co on September 9 and 10; C&O
Canal-Sycamore Landing in Montgomery Co on September 9; Patuxent Research
Refuge-North Tract in Anne Arundel Co on September 9; Mount Pleasant
Farm-Howard County Conservancy in Howard Co on September 10; Seneca Greenway
Trail in Montgomery Co on September 10; and Blue Mash Nature Trail in
Montgomery Co on September 10. In addition, two YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS
were reported at Wheaton Regional Park in Montgomery Co, MD on September 9,
and one was reported there on September 11. Sightings of YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER in Virginia included four individuals at Sunset Beach in
Northampton Co on September 10; one individual at the Kiptopeke SP Hawkwatch
in Northampton Co on September 9; one individual at the Switzer Lake area in
Rockingham Co on September 10; and one individual caught in a mist net at
the Environmental Studies on the Piedmont, Clifton Farm field station
(private access) in Fauquier Co on September 11.

A high of six continuing LOGGERHEAD SHRIKES was seen at the Smith Farm in
Lunenburg Co, VA on September 10 and 11.

Lowland COMMON RAVENS included an individual seen at Tide Lock Park in
Alexandria, VA and over the adjacent Potomac River (DC waters) on September
9.

Early arriving winter residents in the reporting area included a WINTER WREN
spotted at the Maintenance Yard in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC on
September 5 and 7 and at Occoquan Bay NWR in Prince William Co, VA on
September 5.

Sparrow highlights included CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS at several locations,
including a high of three individuals at Back Bay NWR in Virginia Beach, VA
on September 8-11; one individual at Sunset Park in Ocean City, Worcester
Co, MD on September 8; and one individual at Assateague Island NS-Life of
the Marsh, Worcester Co, MD on September 9. A LARK SPARROW was seen at the
Irvine Nature Center in Baltimore Co, MD on September 7-9. In Virginia, two
LARK SPARROWS were seen at Back Bay NWR in Virginia Beach on September 8-11,
and a continuing LARK SPARROW was seen at Fisherman's Island NWR (restricted
access) in Northampton Co on September 11. Early LINCOLN'S SPARROWS included
single individuals reported at Gosnold's Hope Park in Hampton, VA on
September 7; Waples Mill Meadow Park in Fairfax Co, VA on September 10; and
Hone Quarry Recreation Area in Rockingham Co, VA on September 11; and two
individuals seen at the Woodlawn Wildlife Area in Cecil Co, MD on September
10.

Highlights of a substantial influx of migrant warblers during the latter
part of the week included a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER at several locations,
including Battery Kemble Park in Washington, DC on September 9; the Nature
Center area in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC on September 9; Hughes
Hollow in Montgomery Co, MD on September 9 and 10; Millington WMA-Black
Bottom Road in Kent Co, MD on September 10; Conway-Robinson State Forest in
Prince William Co, VA on September 10; Eastern Shore of Virginia NWR in
Northampton Co, VA on September 10; and the Nanticoke Wildlife Area in
Sussex Co, DE on September 10. An always-desired CONNECTICUT WARBLER was
reported at several locations in Maryland, including along the Blue Mash
Nature Trail in Montgomery Co on September 5; the Audrey Carroll Audubon
Sanctuary in Frederick Co on September 6; Big Water Farm (private) in Queen
Anne's Co on September 10; Freedom Park in Carroll Co on September 10; Great
Seneca Greenway Trail in Montgomery Co on September 10; and Oregon Ridge
Park in Baltimore Co on September 10. A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found in the
Nature Center area in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC on September 8. In
Virginia, a CONNECTICUT WARBLER was reported at Capeville in Northampton Co
on September 9; Great Falls NP in Fairfax Co on September 9; and the Switzer
Lake area in Rockingham Co on September 10. The similar MOURNING WARBLER was
found at Hughes Hollow in Montgomery Co, MD on September 7; Lower Senate
Park in Washington, DC on September 8; the Kiptopeke Condominiums in
Northampton Co, VA on September 9; Great Seneca Greenway Trail in Montgomery
Co, MD on September 10; and Big Water Farm (private) in Queen Anne's Co, MD
on September 11. Noteworthy warblers also included a CERULEAN WARBLER at
several locations in Maryland, including on the Eastern Shore, where it is a
very rare migrant. These sightings were at Assateague Island NS-Bayside
Campground in Worcester Co on September 9; Wheaton Regional Park in
Montgomery Co on September 9; Adkins Arboretum in Caroline Co on September
10; Big Water Farm (private) in Queen Anne's Co on September 10; and 11A
Laurel Hill Road in Prince George's Co on September 11.

Migrating DICKCISSELS included 1-2 individuals that flew by the Kiptopeke SP
Hawkwatch in Northampton Co, VA on September 6 and 10.

***

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servers, eBird records and various birding pages on Facebook.

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excellent source for guidebooks and many other nature-related titles.

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Date: 9/12/17 8:27 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (11 Sep 2017) 115 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 11 30 31
Bald Eagle 2 24 24
Northern Harrier 1 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 17 17
Cooper's Hawk 1 9 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 91 774 783
Red-tailed Hawk 0 16 17
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 5 5
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 115 888 899
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Abrams

Observers: Bob Blakney, The Littles, Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
Harry McCoy, Sandy


Weather:
Little or no wind and variable when it did show up. High, thin overcast
covered anywhere from 10% to 100% of the sky throughout the day.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
A Red-headed Woodpecker, a few Ruby-throated Hummers and lots of Cedar
Waxwings were the expected. At 3:45 a string of 35 Common Nighthawks
slipped through the gap weaving their way from east to west just above the
tree tops on the north side of the road.
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Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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Date: 9/12/17 7:15 am
From: Patti Reum via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] VSO CONSERVATION GRANTS
Every year, the Virginia Society of Ornithology awards Conservation Grants
to worthy candidates conducting research in the field of bird conservation
with potential benefits to Virginia species and habitats or that increases
our knowledge about native species or suite of species. . The VSO Board of
Directors has budgeted $2,500.00 annually. Awards are usually $500.00,
$1,000.00 or occasionally more, depending on the worthiness of the
project.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a request in writing to the
Conservation Committee Chair. Each application should include:

1. A short research proposal describing benefits to our knowledge of
Virginia’s avifauna or to a Virginia species.

2. Requested funding level,

3. Detailed budget for requested funding, and

4. Agreement to report back to the VSO at the end of the project.



The Conservation Committee will then consider each application, confer with
the entire Board of the VSO, and notify applicants of an award by *August
15th* and *November 15th* each year. Just to be clear, there are 2
separate competitions for these awards; this is not a two-step process.

There are two deadlines for application: *JUNE 30* and *OCTOBER 31*.
Please submit your application for a grant to Patti Reum (Conservation
Chair of the VSO) at <pareum...>

--
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Date: 9/12/17 4:41 am
From: jcheryljoy--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] reminder of Dr. Mitchell Byrd's presentation on 9/20

Dr. Mitchell Byrd will be speaking on September 20, 2017 as the Williamsburg Bird Club celebrates its 40th anniversary. The meeting location has been moved to the Williamsburg Library at 515 Scotland St., Williamsburg, Virginia to assure ample space for all guests.



Many of you know or have heard of Dr. Byrd as he is Chancellor Professor of Biology Emeritus at William and Mary and Director Emeritus of the Center for Conservation Biology. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work with birds and conservation issues.



Dr. Byrd will talk about some of the changes in our avifauna that he has noted during his 70 years of working in the field, some of the projects and conservation issues he has been involved with, and what he sees for the future of birds. Please join us and I look forward to seeing you. Best Cheryl J. Jacobson, WBC Vice President, Programs





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1. Sabines Gull (John Greenwood)
2. Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/10/2017 (Fairfax County)
(Kristine Lansing)
3. Staunton River Mudlfats (Paul Glass)
4. Greenway trail Waynesboro (Herbert Larner)
5. Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (10 Sep 2017) 212 Raptors
(<reports...>)
6. Southern Albemarle Young Birders Trip (Walker Catlett)
7. Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (10 Sep 2017) 475 Raptors -
Mississippi KIte (<reports...>)
8. Snickers Gap (10 Sep 2017) 646 Raptors (<reports...>)
9. Sabine's gull still yes! (m b)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:29:39 -0400
From: John Greenwood <jakpak0821...>
To: <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Sabines Gull
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Sabines Gull was active this morning (1120) over the hydrilla mat between Dangerfield Island and the airport. Hard to ID at rest even with scope but unmistakeable when flying (and unforgettable?). Best viewing this morning was from the floating sailboat docks on the riverside of the restaurant.

Jack Greenwood
Falls Church

Sent from my iPhone


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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 17:46:21 +0000 (UTC)
From: Kristine Lansing <krae1010...>
To: Va-bird Birding <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/10/2017 (Fairfax
County)
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Following is the tally from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified approximately 38 species.?
One of the highlights of the walk involved several noted instances, both downstream and upstream, of what appeared to be large clouds of mist rising above the Potomac River. ?Upon closer observation, however, the clouds actually were immense swarms of flying insects, highlighted in the rays of the morning sun.
The walk meets on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in front of the snack bar/concession stand of the Great Falls Park visitors' center. ?All birders are welcome!


Canada Goose? 12
Mallard? 14
Double-crested Cormorant? 8
Great Blue Heron? 1
Black Vulture? 6
Turkey Vulture? 3
Bald Eagle? 1? ? Juvenile
Mourning Dove? 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo? 3
Chimney Swift? 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird? 3
Belted Kingfisher? 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker? 2
Downy Woodpecker? 3
Hairy Woodpecker? 1
Pileated Woodpecker? 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee? 6
Eastern Phoebe? 1
Great Crested Flycatcher? 1
Yellow-throated Vireo? 1
Warbling Vireo? 3
Red-eyed Vireo? 6
Blue Jay? 5
American Crow? 1
Common Raven? 2? ? Riding the thermals.
Carolina Chickadee? 5
Tufted Titmouse? 6
White-breasted Nuthatch? 5
Carolina Wren? 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher? 3
Gray Catbird? 1
Cedar Waxwing? 3? ? At least one juvenile.
Common Yellowthroat? 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler? 1
Black-throated Green Warbler? 1
Scarlet Tanager? 1
Northern Cardinal? 4
American Goldfinch? 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39107804

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)




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Message: 3
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 15:12:36 -0400
From: Paul Glass <pag...>
To: "Virginia Birds (E-mail)" <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Staunton River Mudlfats
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Many of the shorebirds that have been present at the Staunton River Mudflats
appear to have turned over with this change in the weather. Diversity was
way down, but a huge group of 218 Lesser Yellowlegs moved in. According to
the Gold Book, this blows away the previous high count of 66 for the
Piedmont. The Glossy Ibis, 8 White Ibis, and immature Laughing Gull are all
still hanging around. 3 Forster's Terns joined the continuing Caspian
Terns. A nice group of 24 Blue-winged Teal joined the usual Canada Geese,
Wood Ducks, and Mallards.

Land birds were scarce, but a Blue-winged Warbler was a good find for the
area. The only other migrants were a Chestnut-sided Warbler, 2 Magnolia
Warblers, and a flyover Bobolink.

Paul Glass
South Boston, VA




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Message: 4
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 22:31:18 +0000 (UTC)
From: Herbert Larner <birdergonewild...>
To: <va-bird...>
Cc: shenvalbirds <shenvalbirds...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Greenway trail Waynesboro
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Hello all

This morning 5 members of the Augusta Bird Club had a field trip to the Greenway trail in Waynesboro . This is an easy trail which is paved & it runs from the Waynesboro YMCA for about a mile along the South River . The trail has mixed trees & shrubs with Wild Grape , Va. Creeper vines . We had a total of 38 species with most being year round birds . The high lights of todays walk are as follows as migrants .

Black Crowned Night Heron at the Invista Ponds

Killdeer

Chimney Swift

Ruby -throated Hummingbird

Tree Swallow

Ruby - crowned Kinglet

Gray Catbird

Tennessee Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Black & White warbler

American Restart

Wilson's Warbler


Allen Larner
Staunton



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Message: 5
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:33:46 -0800
From: <reports...>
To: <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (10 Sep 2017) 212 Raptors
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Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 151 564 564
Bald Eagle 6 52 52
Northern Harrier 1 24 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 6 14 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 8 26 26
Red-tailed Hawk 3 7 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 33 94 94
Merlin 0 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 212 798 798
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Joe Beatty

Weather:
Moderate winds were generally from the northeast. Skies started out clear
and became mostly cloudy in the late morning and afternoon. Temperatures
remained nice and cool, in the sixties all day.

Raptor Observations:
It was a good day for Osprey movement, and kestrels are finally starting to
pick up. Ospreys were flying high, often in lines. The raptors are coming,
folks! A Merlin was seen flying north with a songbird in tow (possibly a
Yellow Warbler).

Non-raptor Observations:
We had another great morning, and the forest edge was hopping with
passerine activity. Sightings throughout the day included:

13 White Ibises
12 Northern Flickers
3 Dickcissels
1 Common Nighthawk
1 Field Sparrow
1 Red-throated Loon, spotted by Tracy Tate
1 Wilson's Warbler
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484




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Message: 6
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:01:23 +0000
From: Walker Catlett <dwcatlett...>
To: <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Southern Albemarle Young Birders Trip
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I'll be leading a Blue Ridge Young Birders Trip to Southern Albemarle in
search of migrants and other birds. I'm wondering if any other birders
would like to join in. It's on Saturday, September 23rd if interested.

We will look for warblers and any other interesting birds in this
underbirded area of Southern Albemarle County. Who knows what will show up?
Meet at the lower PVCC parking lot at 8:00am. RSVP if you'd like to join


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Message: 7
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 15:45:18 -0800
From: <reports...>
To: <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (10 Sep 2017) 475 Raptors -
Mississippi KIte
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Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 63 112
Bald Eagle 12 85 94
Northern Harrier 1 2 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 15 23
Cooper's Hawk 2 18 30
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 7 10
Broad-winged Hawk 446 664 762
Red-tailed Hawk 3 27 44
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 2 29 32
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 5
Mississippi Kite 1 1 2

Total: 475 922 1134
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers: Allen Larner

Visitors:
Louis Kauffman, Wade Hildreth, Shannon and Chris Updike, Linda Corwin,
Coleman Ticer, Jennifer Jowdy, Marshall Faintich, Erin Johnson, Betty
Mooney, Janet Paisley, Pat and John Lloyd, Nina Kaplan,
Minot/Charlotte/Gillian Clements, Cole Burrell, Len and Ellen Smock, Peter
Dutnell.


Weather:
Another beautiful day with moderate NW winds throughout that shifted to NE
after 3pm. Partly cloudy early becoming partly sunny after 2pm. Lots of
clouds to help spot raptors! Temp. 9.2-21.3-18.3C. Clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
The morning highlight was an immature Mississippi Kite out to the west at
9:35am. It gave a long, nice study as it slowly flew due south with its
typical buoyant flight and long, slender, pointed wings and hallmark
bell-shaped tail. The afternoon highlight was the Broad-winged Hawk flight!
Small groups (from 6-24) came through periodically, usually soaring fast
high overhead with a few kettles. Then at 2:30pm Jennifer spotted a nice
kettle of 67 directly overhead giving everyone super looks! Then an hour
later Jennifer again spotted a kettle to the west, however this one was big
and contained 177 birds!

Hourly BWHA count: 8-9 (2), 9-10 (2), 10-11 (18), 11-12 (26), 12-1 (24),
1-2 (19), 2-3 (111), 3-4 (224), 4-5 (20).

Bald Eagles again came through in good numbers with 12 today (mostly
singles): 9:20 1st-YR, 9:44 1st-YR, 10:00 adult, 10:15 two adults, 11:14
2nd-YR, 11:48 3rd-YR, 12:01 adult, 12:35 1st-YR, 1:16 2nd-YR, 2:17 adult,
3:11 3rd-YR.

Osprey numbers continue to be low.

Non-raptor Observations:
A single Common Loon flying east fast over the ridge. 45 Monarchs. 3 Hot
air balloons flying to the east early. 1 Great Blue Heron, 16 Hummingbird,
2 Red-headed Woodpecker, 9 Raven, 2 Barn Swallow, 1 House Wren, 57 Waxwing,
4 Cape May Warbler, 2 Black-throated Blue Warbler, 1 Scarlet Tanager.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=491




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Message: 8
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 15:56:56 -0800
From: <reports...>
To: <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (10 Sep 2017) 646 Raptors
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Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 19 20
Bald Eagle 1 22 22
Northern Harrier 0 6 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 9 9
Cooper's Hawk 2 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 634 683 692
Red-tailed Hawk 3 16 17
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 5 5
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 646 773 784
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
A great dog day with no less than 6 Pit Bulls, a Catahoula, a German
Shepard, 5 Dachshunds, 1 Chihuahua, 6 Golden Doodles, a Black Lab, 2
Australian Cattle Dogs, a Sheltie, a brute of an English Bulldog named Zep
and about 40 other mutts.

Humans included Wade Snyder, Harry McCoy and Joe Kelly.


Weather:
Starting temp of 57 degrees F to about 65. The winds were variable all day
with a WNW in the morning and periods of E in the afternoon. Cloud cover
varied from 10% to about 80%.

Raptor Observations:
Surprising number of Broad-winged Hawks for the date with the largest
kettle having 200 birds and another with 111.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several DC Cormorants, 2 Common Nighthawks, 6 RT Hummingbirds, 150 Cedar
Waxwings, 10 Monarchs.

Predictions:
Probably a good liftoff and who knows what else.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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Message: 9
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 01:29:05 +0000
From: m b <marlabeth...>
To: "<va-bird...>" <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Sabine's gull still yes!
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I saw the gull close up and personal this evening (Sunday 9/10) from about 5-6:30. Gorgeous bird! Thanks to all who helped me find it!


mb from NoVA


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Date: 9/11/17 6:45 pm
From: Elizabeth Fedorko via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Double-crested Cormorant
Hello!

We had a very active and lone Double-crested Cormorant this afternoon in a
very small pond by the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, VA.

Cheers!

Beth Fedorko, Falls Church
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Date: 9/11/17 6:11 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (11 Sep 2017) 101 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 28 37
Bald Eagle 0 37 49
Northern Harrier 1 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 10 19
Cooper's Hawk 2 9 18
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 95 267 279
Red-tailed Hawk 1 18 32
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 13 19
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 101 393 467
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Baron Gibson

Observers: Bill James, Carl Christensen, Darryl Martin, Matt Hosmer

Visitors:
Parkway goers
Dale, King Irvan


Weather:
100% cloud cover, temp in the upper 50's, light & variable winds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Today's count is dedicated to the 343 Fire Fighters who perished on
09-11-01
========================================================================
Report submitted by Baron Gibson (<Hawkwatche215...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/11/17 5:08 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (11 Sep 2017) 153 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 31 595 595
Bald Eagle 5 57 57
Northern Harrier 7 31 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 5 19 19
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 10 36 36
Red-tailed Hawk 3 10 10
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 47 141 141
Merlin 42 50 50
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 153 951 951
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Observation start time: 06:45:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Joe Beatty

Weather:
Strong winds were generally from the east northeast, with overcast skies
and temperatures in the sixties and low seventies.

Raptor Observations:
Falcons are here! There was a nice late afternoon movement of kestrels and
Merlins, with quite a few chasing interactions between Merlins. One Merlin
repeatedly captured dragonflies and landed on the telephone pole nearby.

Non-raptor Observations:
It was a quieter morning compared with the past few days. Sightings
included:

34 White Ibises
1 Great Egret
1 Wilson's Snipe

10 Monarchs
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/11/17 5:05 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (11 Sep 2017) 1173 Raptors (MK & 4-digit BW)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 68 117
Bald Eagle 3 88 97
Northern Harrier 1 3 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 19 27
Cooper's Hawk 2 20 32
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 1151 1815 1913
Red-tailed Hawk 1 28 45
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 30 33
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 5
Mississippi Kite 1 2 3

Total: 1173 2095 2307
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:45:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers: Dave Hunter, Josh Laubach, Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Fianna & Blythe Wilde (Los Osos, CA), John Alcock (Tempe, AZ), Jennifer
Jowdy, Mary Mapel, JoAnn Dalley, Ken Molidore, Ron Shearer, Jarod Barton


Weather:
Some fog and light rain early (before 9am). Light and variable breezes
early and moderate SE Winds after 1pm. 18.2-23.1C temps. Entirely
overcast all day with heavier, darker clouds later in the afternoon. Clear
visibility with some haze in the distance.

Raptor Observations:
Today's four-digit Broad-wing flight was quite a surprise given how early
in the season we are! The morning liftoff was quite spectacular with many
medium size kettles (ranging in size from 20-55) rising up very low above
the valleys to both the east and west. Later in the day a couple of
kettles came in low, circling nearly directly overhead, offering very nice
views! Hourly BW Count: 28 (9:45-10), 720 (10-11), 179 (11-12), 45 (12-1),
131 (1-2), 45 (2-3), 3 (3-4), 0 (4-4:15). The BWs this morning were flying
all over the sky, but the afternoon flight was heavily concentrated on the
east side of the gap. At 10:43am Jennifer Jowdy spotted a single bird
flying across the gap, fairly close by. It turned out to be the third
Mississippi Kite of the season, another immature, which gave a good but
brief view before disappearing southward. One nice adult male Harrier at
10:35 and three more Bald Eagles (12:26 adult, 2:09 adult, and 3:01
immature). First Raptor: 9:52 BW, Last Raptor: 3:40 OS.

Non-raptor Observations:
210 Chimney Swifts, 4 Hummingbirds, 1 E. Wood-Pewee, 1 Least Flycatcher, 1
BG Gnatcatcher, and a group of warblers (2 BT Blue, 1 Chestnut-sided, 1
Bay-breasted, and 1 Magnolia). 9 Monarch Butterflies.

Predictions:
Cool, rain likely, east winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/11/17 4:14 pm
From: Harry Armistead via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Tangier Island/Smith Island Christmas Count
I am planning this. Would include the southern 1/2 of Smith and all of Tangier plus Great Fox Island archipelago. May not be possible, depends on ferries, lodging, and restaurants, of which there may not be many/any. I'd welcome your thoughts. January 5, Friday. Thanks. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.
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Date: 9/11/17 1:58 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Olive-sided Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher on the Rockfish Valley Trail; 9/11/17. Report and
photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_11.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_11.htm



___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

www.faintich.net <http://www.faintich.net/>

In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!

____________________________________________________________________________
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Date: 9/11/17 1:34 pm
From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
We attracted 29 birders to today's Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk, and totaled 59 species on this beautiful day.    Some of our highlights included a few Warblers leading what we hope will be a larger group in the days ahead; all of the Woodpecker species common to this time of year; the growing collection of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds who entertained with their acrobatics; and 3 Belted Kingfishers racing around the central wetlands at high speed and low altitude.  Following the walk, we gathered at the Norma Hoffman Visitor Center and took part in a discussion of the wetland management processes and techniques in answering many of the group's questions about water levels and principles of wetland management.  Our thanks to Karen Sheffield and Dave Lawlor for their leadership and expertise in explaining this complicated science.

Canada Goose  12
Wood Duck  3
Blue-winged Teal  1
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Blue Heron  4
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  3
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Mourning Dove  12
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  30
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  5
Belted Kingfisher  3
Red-headed Woodpecker  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  8
Pileated Woodpecker  3
Eastern Wood-Pewee  6
Acadian Flycatcher  2
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  2
crow sp.  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  5
Tree Swallow  3
Barn Swallow  6
Carolina Chickadee  9
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  9
Eastern Bluebird  4
American Robin  28
Gray Catbird  4
European Starling  4
Cedar Waxwing  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  4
Magnolia Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  3
Song Sparrow  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  8
Blue Grosbeak  1
Orchard Oriole (Orchard)  1
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  7
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  12

The Monday Morning Birdwalk has been a weekly event at Huntley Meadows since 1985. It takes place every week, rain or shine (except during electrical storms, strong winds, or icy trails), at 7AM (8AM from November through March), is free of charge, requires no reservation, and is open to all. Birders meet in the parking lot at the Park's entrance at 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA. Questions should be directed to Park staff during normal business hours at (703)768-2525.

Harry GlasgowFriends of Huntley Meadows Park
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Date: 9/11/17 7:02 am
From: Matthew Bender via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] YB Chat in Herndon (Fairfax Co.)
Visited the small wetlands across from Arrowbrook Park in Herndon this
morning and was surprised to find a Yellow-breasted Chat. It was in a large
bush on the right side just past the gazebo.

Matt Bender
Herndon, VA
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Date: 9/11/17 6:38 am
From: Eric Harrold via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Reporting Feral Swine
This is a very worthwhile post as feral swine incidence is on the increase as populations become established in the southwestern and western regions of the state. Pigs are damaging public lands dedicated to conservation in Lee and other southwestern counties. If you know of anyone letting pigs run loose, turn the fools in. 
Eric HarroldHays, NC

From: Jeffrey Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...>
To: VA-BIRD <va-bird...>
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 8:58 AM
Subject: [Va-bird] Reporting Feral Swine

Greetings all.

This email is not about a rare bird but I feel everyone should add the following number to their contact list for reporting Feral Swine that damages habitat and will eat the eggs of ground nesting birds.

There was an ad in our local paper to call the number below to report any sighting of either the swine or damage done by them.

Please call
VDGIF at their Virginia Wildlife Conflict helpline
1-855-571-9003

Thank you and please share this info with others that might be hunters and not birders that you know.

Good birding Always

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-572-8619 Home
434-470-4352 Cell
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Date: 9/11/17 6:14 am
From: Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] 10 Sep....Monticello Park, Alexandria
Migrants up in the canopy most of the morning...a lot of work but 8 warbler species

(3)- Redstarts -2 yellowstarts
(2) OvB
(2) Magnolia
(3) B&W -1 female
(1) Bay-breasted W. -canopy
(1) CS W> -canopy
(1) BTG W. -z2 near stream
(1) Canada W. -nice male z5

(10+) RE Vireo

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Date: 9/11/17 5:58 am
From: Jeffrey Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Reporting Feral Swine
Greetings all.

This email is not about a rare bird but I feel everyone should add the following number to their contact list for reporting Feral Swine that damages habitat and will eat the eggs of ground nesting birds.

There was an ad in our local paper to call the number below to report any sighting of either the swine or damage done by them.

Please call
VDGIF at their Virginia Wildlife Conflict helpline
1-855-571-9003

Thank you and please share this info with others that might be hunters and not birders that you know.

Good birding Always

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-572-8619 Home
434-470-4352 Cell
<jcbabirder...>

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Date: 9/10/17 6:29 pm
From: m b via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Sabine's gull still yes!
I saw the gull close up and personal this evening (Sunday 9/10) from about 5-6:30. Gorgeous bird! Thanks to all who helped me find it!


mb from NoVA
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Date: 9/10/17 4:57 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (10 Sep 2017) 646 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 19 20
Bald Eagle 1 22 22
Northern Harrier 0 6 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 9 9
Cooper's Hawk 2 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 634 683 692
Red-tailed Hawk 3 16 17
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 5 5
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 646 773 784
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
A great dog day with no less than 6 Pit Bulls, a Catahoula, a German
Shepard, 5 Dachshunds, 1 Chihuahua, 6 Golden Doodles, a Black Lab, 2
Australian Cattle Dogs, a Sheltie, a brute of an English Bulldog named Zep
and about 40 other mutts.

Humans included Wade Snyder, Harry McCoy and Joe Kelly.


Weather:
Starting temp of 57 degrees F to about 65. The winds were variable all day
with a WNW in the morning and periods of E in the afternoon. Cloud cover
varied from 10% to about 80%.

Raptor Observations:
Surprising number of Broad-winged Hawks for the date with the largest
kettle having 200 birds and another with 111.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several DC Cormorants, 2 Common Nighthawks, 6 RT Hummingbirds, 150 Cedar
Waxwings, 10 Monarchs.

Predictions:
Probably a good liftoff and who knows what else.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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Date: 9/10/17 4:45 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (10 Sep 2017) 475 Raptors - Mississippi KIte
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 63 112
Bald Eagle 12 85 94
Northern Harrier 1 2 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 15 23
Cooper's Hawk 2 18 30
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 7 10
Broad-winged Hawk 446 664 762
Red-tailed Hawk 3 27 44
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 2 29 32
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 5
Mississippi Kite 1 1 2

Total: 475 922 1134
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers: Allen Larner

Visitors:
Louis Kauffman, Wade Hildreth, Shannon and Chris Updike, Linda Corwin,
Coleman Ticer, Jennifer Jowdy, Marshall Faintich, Erin Johnson, Betty
Mooney, Janet Paisley, Pat and John Lloyd, Nina Kaplan,
Minot/Charlotte/Gillian Clements, Cole Burrell, Len and Ellen Smock, Peter
Dutnell.


Weather:
Another beautiful day with moderate NW winds throughout that shifted to NE
after 3pm. Partly cloudy early becoming partly sunny after 2pm. Lots of
clouds to help spot raptors! Temp. 9.2-21.3-18.3C. Clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
The morning highlight was an immature Mississippi Kite out to the west at
9:35am. It gave a long, nice study as it slowly flew due south with its
typical buoyant flight and long, slender, pointed wings and hallmark
bell-shaped tail. The afternoon highlight was the Broad-winged Hawk flight!
Small groups (from 6-24) came through periodically, usually soaring fast
high overhead with a few kettles. Then at 2:30pm Jennifer spotted a nice
kettle of 67 directly overhead giving everyone super looks! Then an hour
later Jennifer again spotted a kettle to the west, however this one was big
and contained 177 birds!

Hourly BWHA count: 8-9 (2), 9-10 (2), 10-11 (18), 11-12 (26), 12-1 (24),
1-2 (19), 2-3 (111), 3-4 (224), 4-5 (20).

Bald Eagles again came through in good numbers with 12 today (mostly
singles): 9:20 1st-YR, 9:44 1st-YR, 10:00 adult, 10:15 two adults, 11:14
2nd-YR, 11:48 3rd-YR, 12:01 adult, 12:35 1st-YR, 1:16 2nd-YR, 2:17 adult,
3:11 3rd-YR.

Osprey numbers continue to be low.

Non-raptor Observations:
A single Common Loon flying east fast over the ridge. 45 Monarchs. 3 Hot
air balloons flying to the east early. 1 Great Blue Heron, 16 Hummingbird,
2 Red-headed Woodpecker, 9 Raven, 2 Barn Swallow, 1 House Wren, 57 Waxwing,
4 Cape May Warbler, 2 Black-throated Blue Warbler, 1 Scarlet Tanager.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/10/17 4:01 pm
From: Walker Catlett via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Southern Albemarle Young Birders Trip
I'll be leading a Blue Ridge Young Birders Trip to Southern Albemarle in
search of migrants and other birds. I'm wondering if any other birders
would like to join in. It's on Saturday, September 23rd if interested.

We will look for warblers and any other interesting birds in this
underbirded area of Southern Albemarle County. Who knows what will show up?
Meet at the lower PVCC parking lot at 8:00am. RSVP if you'd like to join
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Date: 9/10/17 3:33 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (10 Sep 2017) 212 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 151 564 564
Bald Eagle 6 52 52
Northern Harrier 1 24 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 6 14 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 8 26 26
Red-tailed Hawk 3 7 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 33 94 94
Merlin 0 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 212 798 798
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Joe Beatty

Weather:
Moderate winds were generally from the northeast. Skies started out clear
and became mostly cloudy in the late morning and afternoon. Temperatures
remained nice and cool, in the sixties all day.

Raptor Observations:
It was a good day for Osprey movement, and kestrels are finally starting to
pick up. Ospreys were flying high, often in lines. The raptors are coming,
folks! A Merlin was seen flying north with a songbird in tow (possibly a
Yellow Warbler).

Non-raptor Observations:
We had another great morning, and the forest edge was hopping with
passerine activity. Sightings throughout the day included:

13 White Ibises
12 Northern Flickers
3 Dickcissels
1 Common Nighthawk
1 Field Sparrow
1 Red-throated Loon, spotted by Tracy Tate
1 Wilson's Warbler
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/10/17 3:31 pm
From: Herbert Larner via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Greenway trail Waynesboro
Hello all

This morning 5 members of the Augusta Bird Club had a field trip to the Greenway trail in Waynesboro . This is an easy trail which is paved & it runs from the Waynesboro YMCA for about a mile along the South River . The trail has mixed trees & shrubs with Wild Grape , Va. Creeper vines . We had a total of 38 species with most being year round birds . The high lights of todays walk are as follows as migrants .

Black Crowned Night Heron at the Invista Ponds

Killdeer

Chimney Swift

Ruby -throated Hummingbird

Tree Swallow

Ruby - crowned Kinglet

Gray Catbird

Tennessee Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Black & White warbler

American Restart

Wilson's Warbler


Allen Larner
Staunton

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Date: 9/10/17 12:12 pm
From: Paul Glass via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Staunton River Mudlfats

Many of the shorebirds that have been present at the Staunton River Mudflats
appear to have turned over with this change in the weather. Diversity was
way down, but a huge group of 218 Lesser Yellowlegs moved in. According to
the Gold Book, this blows away the previous high count of 66 for the
Piedmont. The Glossy Ibis, 8 White Ibis, and immature Laughing Gull are all
still hanging around. 3 Forster's Terns joined the continuing Caspian
Terns. A nice group of 24 Blue-winged Teal joined the usual Canada Geese,
Wood Ducks, and Mallards.

Land birds were scarce, but a Blue-winged Warbler was a good find for the
area. The only other migrants were a Chestnut-sided Warbler, 2 Magnolia
Warblers, and a flyover Bobolink.

Paul Glass
South Boston, VA


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Date: 9/10/17 10:46 am
From: Kristine Lansing via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/10/2017 (Fairfax County)
Following is the tally from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified approximately 38 species. 
One of the highlights of the walk involved several noted instances, both downstream and upstream, of what appeared to be large clouds of mist rising above the Potomac River.  Upon closer observation, however, the clouds actually were immense swarms of flying insects, highlighted in the rays of the morning sun.
The walk meets on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in front of the snack bar/concession stand of the Great Falls Park visitors' center.  All birders are welcome!


Canada Goose  12
Mallard  14
Double-crested Cormorant  8
Great Blue Heron  1
Black Vulture  6
Turkey Vulture  3
Bald Eagle  1    Juvenile
Mourning Dove  4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  3
Chimney Swift  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  6
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  1
Common Raven  2    Riding the thermals.
Carolina Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Gray Catbird  1
Cedar Waxwing  3    At least one juvenile.
Common Yellowthroat  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  4
American Goldfinch  2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39107804

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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Date: 9/10/17 9:29 am
From: John Greenwood via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Sabines Gull
Sabines Gull was active this morning (1120) over the hydrilla mat between Dangerfield Island and the airport. Hard to ID at rest even with scope but unmistakeable when flying (and unforgettable?). Best viewing this morning was from the floating sailboat docks on the riverside of the restaurant.

Jack Greenwood
Falls Church

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Date: 9/9/17 7:00 pm
From: janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Broad Winged Hawks - Arlington, VA -9/9/17

September 9, 2017

Watched a kettle of 61 Broad Winged Hawks over my Dad's home in Arlington,
VA around 2:00pm. Also, a migrating Osprey. In the trees had a beautiful
Canada Warbler and a Chestnut Sided Warbler.

Janet Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA
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Date: 9/9/17 6:19 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (09 Sep 2017) 146 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 57 106
Bald Eagle 9 70 79
Northern Harrier 1 1 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 11 19
Cooper's Hawk 2 16 28
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 6 9
Broad-winged Hawk 118 214 312
Red-tailed Hawk 3 24 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 3 27 30
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 5
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 146 436 648
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers: Baxter Beamer, Dave Hunter, Dave Shoch, Gabriel Mapel,
Josh Laubach, Rose Thomas

Visitors:
Over 115 Visitors today including:
Ann Cline, Sheri Laubach, Jane Smith, Peggy Combs (Richmond), Janet Hughes
(Lexington), Karen Hembree (Lexington), Jane and Larry Litlee, Wendy Gnest,
Terri Thompson (Troy), Mike Armstrong (Marshall), Patti Reum (Blue Grass
U.K.), Brad Odom, Rose Sebastian, Mary Ann and Tom Christensen, Susann and
David Minton, Karen and Isabell Wright (Columbia), Ellie Clough (Palmyra),
Jenny Collins, Alex Oriz, Kelp Armstrong (Marshall), Paul Mithcell, Rachel
Schade, Chris Kapvah, Amy Neale (Rochelle), Laura Nieole (Fairfield), Wendy
Richards (Lexington), Ted Thomason (Richmond), Huck Hutchens (Weslaco, TX),
Chia Fang and Ko-Jen Shih (Gordonsville), Jin and Nick Winter, Pat Martin
(Harrisonburg), Kathie and Wayne Kurtz (Harrisonburg), Devagne Martin
(Harrisonburg), Eleanor Busa (Ruckersville), Nickie Dunivan, Wesley Baber
(Faber), Sand Kams (RIchmond), Eliza Evans (North Garden), Paige Ellestad
(Lexington), Marian Betty, Kirsten Pickford, Cheyenne Crawford, Ann and Don
Brady (Ruckersville), Norris Trimmer (Lexington), Pete Armetta, Beth
Neville and John Evans (North Garden), Peg and Ray Leinbach (Lexington),
Hors McKim (White Hall), Wade Hildreth (Sophia), Jennifer Jowdy, Max
Nootbar, Sam and Nick Winter, Tucker Beamer, Paul Buckley, Mei-Ling
Hopkins, Dana Wheeles, Lauren Edzenga (MOrrestown, NJ), LUcy Ivey, Sue
Donovan, John Maddison, Peter Van Acker, Marilyn Nash, Stan Heatwole, Jen
and Jackson and Peyton Skipper, Grady and Tilde Rejagopder, Ron Kinlston,
Nancy Davidson, Nancy Gibson, Mary Ames, Lydia and Doug Price
(Stanardsville), Barak Brashear, Pat Coldewey (Palmyra), Deborah Andersen,
Steve Pullinger, Bob and Max and Mary Sandkam (Richmond), Christy and
Matthew, Mary Mapel, Carroll Lambeth (Lynchburg), Jinny Woldall
(Lynchburg), Zmick family, Shearer family, Burden family, Dennis Life, Ed
and Donna Lewis, Kelly and Brandon Sheely, Drew Green.


Weather:
Beautiful day with moderate NW winds and partly cloudy sky. Clear
visibility and temps of 10.5-20.2C.

Raptor Observations:
A busy morning with 15, 38, and 56 Broad-winged Hawks in the 9, 10, and
11am hours. Several small groups and one larger group of 29 containing one
Peregrine Falcon (unaged) at 11:30am.
Nine Bald Eagles: 7 adults (10:24, 10:31, 12:10, 2:35, 3:12, 3:25, 4:03)
and two immatures (10:31 1st-YR and 12:55 imm.). First raptor was 8:50
Broad-winged Hawk and last raptor was 4:05 Osprey.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 Hot air balloons welcomed us soon after sunrise. 13 Monarchs. 3 Greater
Yellowlegs, 145 Swifts, 11 Hummingbirds, 2 Red-headed Woodpecker, 30 Tree
Swallow, 5 Raven, 37 Waxwing, 12 Cape May Warbler, 1 Magnolia Warbler, 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler, 2 Scarlet Tanager.

Today we had another successful Open House with lots of visitors, grilled
hot dogs and veggie burgers, and plenty of activities and exhibits
including: Wildlife Center of Virginia raptor program, Augusta Bird Club,
raptor identification workshops, Monarchs - egg to butterfly, Master
Naturalists, American Kestrel exhibit, and more.

Predictions:
Nice again
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/9/17 4:52 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (09 Sep 2017) 116 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 20 29
Bald Eagle 6 28 40
Northern Harrier 1 4 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 9 18
Cooper's Hawk 2 7 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 92 135 147
Red-tailed Hawk 4 16 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 8 14
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 116 233 307
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brunstetter

Observers: Baron Gibson, Carl Christensen, Dale, phillip ferguson

Visitors:
Had a ton of help today: Sue and Tim (these two spotted at least half the
birds), Bill and Katie J, Bill, Robert M and his wife, Andrew and his
parents, Gretch and Diane, Bob, Pete, Ms Gilbert and her daughter, Judy and
hubby, Carol and Laura, and Linda and Tom. Your help was greatly
appreciated. If I missed anyone I apologize. Ranger Cat Lipp set up a
display re the monarchs and hawks today.


Weather:
Beautiful day. Started a bit chilly with temperature at 54F and climbed as
high as 68F. Wind started slow, but picked up later in the morning. Winds
were 0-3, with it quieting in the last hour and a half. Winds started NW,
but shifted to N or NE as the day went on. Visibility a 5 all day. Cloud
cover varied from 5% to 80%.

Raptor Observations:
Nice day for BW's. First bird was a BW at 10:15a. Most birds were seen to
the West until the wind shifted to the NE. Then we began to see them over
the top of the knob and on the Eastern side. Afternoon raptors tended
toward high elevations. Mature BE 10:20a, mature BE 10:35a, 3rd yr BE
11:30a, mature ABE 2:45p, mature BE 3:50p, 4th yr BE 3:55p. Nice look at a
NH that came over the knob in the last hour. No large kettles today, just a
loose grouping of 8.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Monarchs.

Predictions:
Another nice day with slightly stronger NE wind. Hopefully another strong
showing by the raptors.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (<DRB57...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/9/17 4:46 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (09 Sep 2017) 89 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 44 413 413
Bald Eagle 8 46 46
Northern Harrier 1 23 23
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 4 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 12 18 18
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 17 61 61
Merlin 2 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 89 586 586
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Joe Beatty, Ned Brinkley, Steve Thornhill

Weather:
Moderate winds were variable and often from the northeast, with mostly
clear skies and temperatures in the sixties to low seventies. We have
really lucked out with this beautiful weather.

Raptor Observations:
Mostly Ospreys were moving, with a little burst of kestrel activity late in
the afternoon. A small kettle of nine very high broad-wings was seen around
mid-day.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was quite a bit of passerine activity again this morning, with many
of the usual suspects busily hopping around at the forest edge behind the
platform (Black-and-white Warblers, redstarts, yellowthroats, etc.). Blue
Grosbeaks were very active today, and a female was busy feeding a fledgling
in the pokeberry. A single flock of eight Common Nighthawks flew overhead
this morning. Other highlights included:

2 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

11 Monarchs
1 Viceroy
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/9/17 3:17 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (09 Sep 2017) 41 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 17 18
Bald Eagle 10 21 21
Northern Harrier 0 6 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 3 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 13 49 58
Red-tailed Hawk 5 13 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 5 5
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 41 127 138
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter: The Littles

Observers:

Visitors:
Glen Gerada, Harry McCoy, Wade Snyder, one more


Weather:
Brisk and clear. Overhead clouds moved slowly south all day but the wind
blew through the gap from the west in the morning and then went variable
and lighter in the afternoon. Nice whipped cream clouds gave great
opportunity for contrast but few birds took advantage.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers 10, Ravens 9, one tailless, fuzzy, gray, shrieking nestling Cedar
Waxwing just out of the nest. Monarchs 10.
========================================================================
Report submitted by BJ Little (<bluejay48...>)


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Date: 9/9/17 2:35 pm
From: Cheryl Walsh via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Northern Harrier at Manassas Battlefield
After birding a few places today we were driving past Manassas Battlefield
and spotted the Harrier as a Red-tail escorted it out of its territory. It
appeared to be a young Harrier.

Bill and Cheryl Walsh
Aldie VA
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Date: 9/9/17 2:33 pm
From: Edward Eder via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] September 10 Dyke Marsh walk
Despite the closure of the GW Parkway, the bird walk on Sunday, September 10 will take place at Dyke Marsh starting at 8 AM. . The usual parking lots at the Belle Haven picnic area may be closed, but parking can be found to the west of the parkway.
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Date: 9/9/17 1:22 pm
From: Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Leesylvania SP migrants
The Northern Virginia Bird Club visited Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge this morning.  The 20 attendees enjoyed great weather and decent birding at the start, but things really quieted down after about 2 hours.  As we assembled in the parking lot warblers were in the trees, including a gorgeous blackburnian, Cape May, and black-and-white warblers and yellow-billed cuckoo.  A walk through the picnic area yielded chestnut-sided, black-throated blue, and palm warblers, scarlet tanager, more cuckoo's, lots of bluebirds and a spotted sandpiper on the beach.  Freestone Point had prothonotary, Cape May, black-throated green, and bay-breasted warblers, redstart, house wren, and great-crested flycatcher.  The hillside at the ruins added Canada and magnolia warblers and Acadian flycatcher.  Along Powell's Creek we had Caspian and Forster's terns and Traill's type flycatcher.  Other birds picked up at various spots included red-headed woodpecker, northern parula, and yellow-throated vireo.  We tallied 68 species in all, including 14 warblers.

On my way out of the park I made a short stop at the Powell's creek trail parking lot and with Kurt Gaskill found least flycatcher and a blue-winged warbler.

Marc Ribaudo

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Date: 9/9/17 12:35 pm
From: Elizabeth Fedorko via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Questions about Bombay Hook NWR
Hello!

My husband and I are planning on visiting Bombay Hook NWR for the first
time. We will be there beginning the morning of Sept. 22 and all day on
Sept. 23. We are staying in Dover.
I have reviewed the Bombay Hook website and the link to recent reports,
but wonder if any of you all who have been there have any advice for us.
We are intermediate birders but haven't seen a whole lot of shorebirds
compared to what has been seen along the coast. We are also hobby
photographers and hope to get a decent photo or two in Bombay Hook. So any
advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so very much!

Beth Fedorko
Falls Church, VA
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Date: 9/9/17 11:55 am
From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Sabine's gull YES at 11:15am Saturday also 12:50-1:50
The Sabine's Gull was actively feeding between 12:50 and 1:30 just off the piers at the marina, sometimes feeding along the edge of the SAV nearest the piers - identifiable by eye. At ~ 1:45 it settled down on open water between the edge of the SAV and the end of the pier coming out from ther airport.


Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA


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Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Sabine's gull YES at 11:15am Saturday

The Sabine's Gull is still present.. as of 11:15 this morning (Saturday 9/9) at the Marina at Daingerfield Island. Arlington County. A group of us viewed the bird from the end of a set of docks that look out on to the vegetation mats. The gull was resting and flying in front of the long pier that extends the National Airport runway lights. It is difficult to pick out at rest, being similar to the immature laughing gulls. It is a bit smaller with a dainty bill. It is easy to recognize in flight.


Here is a link to some photos and videos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73831614@N00/albums/72157686021148290


Bill


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Subject: [Va-bird] Sabine's gull YES (plus 9 black terns)

Stopped by the Washington Sailing Marina on my bike ride home from work.
The gull was sitting on the SAV when I got there, but was too far away to
identify without a scope. It started flying and foraging, and then I could
identify it easily. Gorgeous bird. Bonus: 9 black terns foraging in the
same area.



Ben Jesup

Alexandria

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Date: 9/9/17 9:07 am
From: Bill Hohenstein via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Sabine's gull YES at 11:15am Saturday
The Sabine's Gull is still present.. as of 11:15 this morning (Saturday 9/9) at the Marina at Daingerfield Island. Arlington County. A group of us viewed the bird from the end of a set of docks that look out on to the vegetation mats. The gull was resting and flying in front of the long pier that extends the National Airport runway lights. It is difficult to pick out at rest, being similar to the immature laughing gulls. It is a bit smaller with a dainty bill. It is easy to recognize in flight.


Here is a link to some photos and videos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73831614@N00/albums/72157686021148290


Bill


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Subject: [Va-bird] Sabine's gull YES (plus 9 black terns)

Stopped by the Washington Sailing Marina on my bike ride home from work.
The gull was sitting on the SAV when I got there, but was too far away to
identify without a scope. It started flying and foraging, and then I could
identify it easily. Gorgeous bird. Bonus: 9 black terns foraging in the
same area.



Ben Jesup

Alexandria

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Date: 9/9/17 6:55 am
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Manassas Battlefield 09 Sept - warblers, grosbeak

Hello birders,

I think the highlights here are probably Blackburnian and Tennessee Warblers, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Today (Saturday) I found 11 warbler species at the New York Monuments location (Prince William county). That matches one day ten years ago, for my best ever fall day for warblers. (And that one in 2007 was a group outing at Mason Neck, led by Jody Bucknam and Kurt Gaskill, after a storm fallout.) Today's species list is below.

In the fall, besides warblers, this location seems particularly reliable to me for Pewee, Cuckoo, and Tanager.

good birding,
Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia


Manassas National Battlefield Park--New York Monument, Prince William, Virginia, US
Sep 9, 2017 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments: tree edges and meadow immediately N and NE of the parking lot
33 species

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 4 constant activity flycatching and chasing each other, and other spp; no vocals heard
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 2
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 3
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 2
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 4
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 3
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 2
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) 1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 2
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 2
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 4
Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 1
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) 3 singing off and on, the whole 2 hours I was there.
Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) 1
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39078239

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Date: 9/9/17 6:55 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (08 Sep 2017) 41 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 15 24
Bald Eagle 2 22 34
Northern Harrier 0 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 9 18
Cooper's Hawk 1 5 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 29 43 55
Red-tailed Hawk 4 12 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 2 8
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 41 117 191
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Mitch Mitchell

Observers: Baron Gibson, Bill James, Darryl Martin, phillip ferguson

Visitors:
Hikers, bikers and plenty of car traffic on the parkway today. Alan A.
prepared hot chocolate and coffee for the group including a few of the
through hikers and bikers that stopped for a break. Ranger Amy also
stopped in and chatted for a while and even spotted one of the first
broadwings on the day.


Weather:
Temperature at the start of watch was 19c, rose to 25c by the ten o'clock
hour but then dropped back to 18 by noon and then up to 24 by the end of
watch. Sunny, cloudless skies to start but clouds steadily increased to
about 75% by the end of the day. Wind was a steady 2 through the two
o'clock hour, dropped to a 1 in the last two hours. Visibility remained a
5 throughout the watch.

Raptor Observations:
First bird was an osprey at 9:00 and not much activity for the first
several hours. In the noon hour there was a flurry of broadwings coming
through and the last birds of the day were observed in the one o'clock
hour. Two bald eagles, an adult and immature together at 12:57.

Non-raptor Observations:
The usual TV/BV activity, two pileated woodpeckers, swifts, and few other
small birds. Most raptors were observed over the knob with the majority
very high up and difficult to spot against the clear blue. Plenty of help
today with Alan, John Slaughter, Christine, and Don Aldridge all lending
their eyes.

Predictions:
More of the same, possibly a little warmer.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Mitch Mitchell ()
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/8/17 6:35 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (08 Sep 2017) 128 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 89 369 369
Bald Eagle 13 38 38
Northern Harrier 3 22 22
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 4 4 4
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 5 6 6
Red-tailed Hawk 3 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 9 44 44
Merlin 1 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 128 497 497
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Joe Beatty, Ned Brinkley

Weather:
Winds were light and mostly from the northwest, with a brief shift to
southeast before becoming northwesterly again this afternoon. Skies were
clear this morning with some clouds in the afternoon. Temperatures were in
the low sixties to low seventies.

Raptor Observations:
Mostly Ospreys were moving, and birds were flying quite high. It was also a
good day for Bald Eagle movement.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many passerines were active this morning, especially Black-and-white
Warblers, American Redstarts, and Northern Parulas. Ned spotted a diverse
array of species including seven Red-headed Woodpeckers, three Tennessee
Warblers, and one Prothonotary Warbler. Many Bobolinks were moving, with an
estimated 700+ birds seen. A Yellow-breasted Chat landed very close to the
platform among the pokeberry. This afternoon, it was interesting and
exciting to see a pair of adult Bald Eagles apparently displaying; the
birds locked talons and cartwheeled downwards for a few seconds. Seventeen
Monarchs fluttered by today.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/8/17 6:00 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (08 Sep 2017) 97 Raptors (1st GE + 3-Falcon Day)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 51 100
Bald Eagle 10 61 70
Northern Harrier 0 0 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 10 18
Cooper's Hawk 7 14 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 4 7
Broad-winged Hawk 47 96 194
Red-tailed Hawk 8 21 38
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 7 24 27
Merlin 3 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 2
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 5
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 97 290 502
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 18:45:00
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers: Josh Laubach, Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Andrew Sharp, David & Jennifer Spears, Jennifer Jowdy, Normand Spurling,
Nancy Tresp, Barak Brashear, Dixie Sommers, Doug Wigner, Crista Cabe, Guy &
Susan Babineau, Mike Smith, Beth Ann Doerring, and a group of 5 from the
Blue Ridge Young Birders Club.


Weather:
Very pleasant (13.1-21.5C), strong WNW Winds early decreasing to mild WNW
Breezes this afternoon. Another cloudless morning but a great sky (50-70%
cloud cover) this afternoon. Very clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
A great day with nearly 100 raptors counted and terrific diversity with 11
raptor species represented! Another very good Eagle day with 10 more BE: 8
adults (10:19, 10:22, 10:22, 11:10, 11:10, 12:37, 12:39, 3:18), 1 2nd-YR
(10:34), and 1 4th-YR (2:09). The highlight of the day was our first
Golden Eagle of the season, an adult at 3:11pm. It gave nice views as it
sailed down the west side of the gap.

We also had a wonderful Falcon flight, and our first 3-Falcon day with at
least one of each species. Merlins were well represented with a very
respectable early season showing of 3 (10:29, 12:18, and 1:27). We were
watching a Kestrel fly down the east side of the gap this morning when the
first Merlin of the day flew in from behind it, dive-bombed it a couple
times, and then sped out south in front of the Kestrel. An immature
Peregrine Falcon gave a direct, fast flyover at 4:26pm.

First Raptor: 8:07 CH, Last Raptor: 5:35 AK.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 DC Cormorant, 1 Great Blue Heron, 164 Chimney Swifts, 37 Hummingbirds, 4
Common Nighthawks, 1 Barn Swallow, 61 Waxwings, 275 Grackles, and 28
Monarch Butterflies.

Predictions:
We will be holding our annual Open House event at the hawk watch tomorrow.
Come join us, enjoy some free refreshments, check out our exciting programs
and displays, and see what's flying over! Looks like we are going to have
cool, nice, sunny weather for the event.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/8/17 5:18 pm
From: Pam and Ben via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Sabine's gull YES (plus 9 black terns)
Stopped by the Washington Sailing Marina on my bike ride home from work.
The gull was sitting on the SAV when I got there, but was too far away to
identify without a scope. It started flying and foraging, and then I could
identify it easily. Gorgeous bird. Bonus: 9 black terns foraging in the
same area.



Ben Jesup

Alexandria

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Date: 9/8/17 5:11 pm
From: Larry Meade via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] sabines gull
I was able to make out the Sabine's Gull yesterday with binoculars, but that was only after I found it with my scope. I think the fact that the bird was flying around made it a bit easier to separate it form the Laughing Gulls.

Larry Meade







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To: va-bird <va-bird...>
Sent: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 7:49 pm
Subject: [Va-bird] sabines gull

Has the sighting of this gull been only through a scope, or via binoculars? I might want to take my boat out there and park in the hydrilla mats to get a look if it is still around, but I might wind up just looking from the marina off the bike path. If the latter, I wonder if I will need a scope? Thanks.


mb from NoVa
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Date: 9/8/17 4:49 pm
From: m b via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] sabines gull
Has the sighting of this gull been only through a scope, or via binoculars? I might want to take my boat out there and park in the hydrilla mats to get a look if it is still around, but I might wind up just looking from the marina off the bike path. If the latter, I wonder if I will need a scope? Thanks.


mb from NoVa
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Date: 9/8/17 3:13 pm
From: dcharlesl--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] CBBT Island 1
According to the Virginian-Pilot, the pier will reopen in 2022:


https://pilotonline.com/news/local/transportation/construction-updates-chesapeake-bay-bridge-tunnel-expansion-set-to-shut/article_59064e92-73cd-5c16-93e6-1f82453c373f.html


David Ledwith

Falls Church, VA




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From: va-bird <va-bird-bounces+dcharlesl=<msn.com...> on behalf of Janice Frye via va-bird <va-bird...>
Sent: Friday, September 8, 2017 5:57 PM
To: Rexanne Bruno
Cc: VAListserve
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] CBBT Island 1

No fishing pier now when they finish?

Jan

On Sep 8, 2017 10:44 AM, "Rexanne Bruno via va-bird" <va-bird...>
wrote:

An editorial in The Daily Press today states that CBBT Island #1 "the
closest one to the bridge-tunnel's south end, will be shut down by the end
of the month. And it's not going to reopen. ... Part of that pleasure has
been pulling off at the first island to enjoy the view and grab a bite at
the grill. By the end of the month, you won't be able to do that any
longer."
Apparently I missed something in earlier publicity about this tunnel
expansion project as I did not understand that Island #1 would never
reopen. If this is correct, this is a real blow to birders who can only
stop at island to bird the CBBT. I had heard that CBBT will continue to
escort groups of birders to islands where construction would not interfere
with birding throughout this project. It sounds like birding the CBBT will
be seriously impacted by this construction. Does anyone have more reliable
information on individual access to island 1 after construction is
completed? Or what group access to all islands will be like during and
after construction?

Rexanne Bruno
Williamsburg, VA
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Date: 9/8/17 2:57 pm
From: Janice Frye via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] CBBT Island 1
No fishing pier now when they finish?

Jan

On Sep 8, 2017 10:44 AM, "Rexanne Bruno via va-bird" <va-bird...>
wrote:

An editorial in The Daily Press today states that CBBT Island #1 "the
closest one to the bridge-tunnel's south end, will be shut down by the end
of the month. And it's not going to reopen. ... Part of that pleasure has
been pulling off at the first island to enjoy the view and grab a bite at
the grill. By the end of the month, you won't be able to do that any
longer."
Apparently I missed something in earlier publicity about this tunnel
expansion project as I did not understand that Island #1 would never
reopen. If this is correct, this is a real blow to birders who can only
stop at island to bird the CBBT. I had heard that CBBT will continue to
escort groups of birders to islands where construction would not interfere
with birding throughout this project. It sounds like birding the CBBT will
be seriously impacted by this construction. Does anyone have more reliable
information on individual access to island 1 after construction is
completed? Or what group access to all islands will be like during and
after construction?

Rexanne Bruno
Williamsburg, VA
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Date: 9/8/17 1:53 pm
From: Jim G via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Bird with me, Saturday, Dutch Gap, Chesterfield
Hello,

I'd like to bird around Dutch Gap in Chesterfield County,VA tomorrow
morning and would like to see if anyone would like to join me.

I'll plan to arrive by 7:30 am and probably bird for no more than 2 hours.
In fact, two hours, only if it's great.

I'm an avid border, just looking for another set of eyes.

I'll be staying in Hopewell, and would be up for birding Appomattox Manor
too.


Thanks

Jim Gould

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Date: 9/8/17 1:41 pm
From: Larry Meade via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] CBBT Island 1
It's my understanding that Islands 3 and 4 will still be available to bird with an escort. In fact the Northern Virginia Bird Club is planning to visit them this winter.

Larry Meade
Vienna, VA







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From: Rexanne Bruno via va-bird <va-bird...>
To: VA-bird listserve message message <va-bird...>
Sent: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 10:27 am
Subject: [Va-bird] CBBT Island 1

An editorial in The Daily Press today states that CBBT Island #1 "the closest one to the bridge-tunnel's south end, will be shut down by the end of the month. And it's not going to reopen. ... Part of that pleasure has been pulling off at the first island to enjoy the view and grab a bite at the grill. By the end of the month, you won't be able to do that any longer."
Apparently I missed something in earlier publicity about this tunnel expansion project as I did not understand that Island #1 would never reopen. If this is correct, this is a real blow to birders who can only stop at island to bird the CBBT. I had heard that CBBT will continue to escort groups of birders to islands where construction would not interfere with birding throughout this project. It sounds like birding the CBBT will be seriously impacted by this construction. Does anyone have more reliable information on individual access to island 1 after construction is completed? Or what group access to all islands will be like during and after construction?

Rexanne Bruno
Williamsburg, VA
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Date: 9/8/17 1:21 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (08 Sep 2017) 40 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 12 13
Bald Eagle 2 11 11
Northern Harrier 2 6 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 1 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 21 36 45
Red-tailed Hawk 6 8 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 5 5
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 40 86 97
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4.75 hours

Official Counter: The Littles

Observers:

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Cool and windy with fine puffy clouds for great visibility.
After lunch slow down may have been the result of pop up showers north of
us in Pennsylvania.

Raptor Observations:
Only the two Accipiters flew down the east side of the ridge. All other
birds took the same line down the west side and quickly on the brisk wind.
Both Harriers were pale males.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds 4, Monarchs 3
========================================================================
Report submitted by BJ Little (<bluejay48...>)


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Date: 9/8/17 7:27 am
From: Rexanne Bruno via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] CBBT Island 1
An editorial in The Daily Press today states that CBBT Island #1 "the closest one to the bridge-tunnel's south end, will be shut down by the end of the month. And it's not going to reopen. ... Part of that pleasure has been pulling off at the first island to enjoy the view and grab a bite at the grill. By the end of the month, you won't be able to do that any longer."
Apparently I missed something in earlier publicity about this tunnel expansion project as I did not understand that Island #1 would never reopen. If this is correct, this is a real blow to birders who can only stop at island to bird the CBBT. I had heard that CBBT will continue to escort groups of birders to islands where construction would not interfere with birding throughout this project. It sounds like birding the CBBT will be seriously impacted by this construction. Does anyone have more reliable information on individual access to island 1 after construction is completed? Or what group access to all islands will be like during and after construction?

Rexanne Bruno
Williamsburg, VA
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Date: 9/8/17 7:19 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (07 Sep 2017) 21 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 11 20
Bald Eagle 3 20 32
Northern Harrier 2 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 9 18
Cooper's Hawk 3 4 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1 14 26
Red-tailed Hawk 2 8 22
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 2 8
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 21 76 150
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Carl Christensen, Joyce Holt

Observers:

Visitors:
Carl C., Dale, Matt, King, Don Aldridge, Bill and Katie, Baron, Dillard,
Bob Epperson, Barry Kinzie.

One couple from Florida headed back home - in a very leisurely way, due to
expected impact from Hurricane Irma.



Weather:
Cool start but a very pleasant day. No gnats or stinkbugs.

Raptor Observations:
9:43 ABE
9:49 IBE
11:23 ABE
above times are EST

Raven
TV
BV

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummingbird; Goldfinch, Chimney Swift,
WB Nuthctch

One Monarch butterfly; One dragonfly




Predictions:
Very good
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joyce Holt (<bluesskyjoyce...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/7/17 6:59 pm
From: Andrew Baldelli via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Pelagic Trip Update
Greetings,


Unfortunately the Pelagic Trip for September 9th. has been canceled due to the weather .


We have couple options:

1. We can reschedule trip for Saturday October 7th. Anyone signed up for the trip if this is suitable please let me know by email or phone 859-652-1090.
2. We can cancel the trip all together and I can send checks back , tear them up etc . please let me know your wishes and I will take care of this promptly.


In the future I would also like to schedule a winter Pelagic for end of January beginning of February of 2018 , I will post more on an exact date in December 2017 anyone interested in this trip please let me know .


My email is <andrewbaldelli...> , phone : 859-652-1090


Cheers

Andrew
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Date: 9/7/17 6:34 pm
From: Andrew Baldelli via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Pelagic Trip update
Greetings all,


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Date: 9/7/17 6:26 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (07 Sep 2017) 44 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 44 93
Bald Eagle 13 51 60
Northern Harrier 0 0 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 9 17
Cooper's Hawk 2 7 19
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 4
Broad-winged Hawk 12 49 147
Red-tailed Hawk 3 13 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 17 20
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 44 193 405
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.67 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers: Brenda Tekin

Visitors:
John Rowlett, Lois McKim, Janis Stone, Elizabeth Hunter, Ellison Orcutt


Weather:
Windy and chilly on the mountain! It certainly didn't feel like early
September. Strong NW Winds throughout the day, and 11.7-17C temps. No
clouds early but partly cloudy this afternoon. Clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
A decent raptor flight highlighted by a good late day push of Bald Eagles.
BE Flight: 10:02 adult, 12:38 1st-YR, 2:00 adult, 3:08 adult (x2), 3:20
group of three (2 adults, 1 1st-YR), 3:24 adult, 3:36 2nd-YR, 3:47 adult,
4:05 1st-YR, and 4:35 1st-YR. First Raptor: 8:50 OS, Last Raptor: 4:50 OS.

Non-raptor Observations:
39 Chimney Swifts, 57 Hummingbirds, 5 Cedar Waxwings, 1 Eastern Kingbird,
and 3 Monarch Butterflies.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/7/17 5:42 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (07 Sep 2017) 94 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 79 280 280
Bald Eagle 8 25 25
Northern Harrier 2 19 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 35 35
Merlin 1 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 94 369 369
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Joe Beatty, Ned Brinkley

Weather:
Moderate winds were from the west northwest this morning, becoming westerly
in the afternoon. It was mostly cloudy in the morning and mostly sunny in
the afternoon. Temperatures were nice and cool, in the sixties to mid
seventies.

Raptor Observations:
It was still pretty slow, but Osprey movement picked up nicely in the
afternoon. Most birds were high and off to the east.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ned Brinkley found a Western Tanager among the pokeweed just south of the
platform, amidst a group of Summer Tanagers and several other species. He
found the bird at about 7:30 am EST, but it flew off and was not seen again
after he searched for it later that morning. Ned also found a Least
Flycatcher and an Acadian Flycatcher in the forest/edge south of the
platform. Interesting sightings from the platform included 22 Glossy
Ibises, two Blue-winged Teal, and one Veery.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/7/17 1:21 pm
From: charles barnard jr via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Daingerfield Island Sabine's Gull
The continuing Sabine's Gull, originally discovered by Paul Pisano, was
feeding above the floating mats of vegetation again today between about
1:20 PM and 2:20 PM when I left. I was observing the bird from Daingerfield
Island, Virginia as it flew over Washington DC waters between the island
and the end of the long wooden pier at the end of Reagan National Airport
runway approach.

Charlie Barnard Jr
Fairfax, VA
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Date: 9/7/17 11:49 am
From: Harry Armistead via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Eastern Shore of Virginia (mostly), Blackwater N.W.R. & Ferry Neck, August 31-September 5, 2017.
FERRY NECK, BLACKWATER, AND (mostly) EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA, AUGUST 31- SEPTEMBER 5, 2017.


ABBREVIATIONS: C.B.B.T., Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, Virginia. C.V.W.O., Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory. ESVA, Eastern Shore of Virginia. ESVNWR, Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge. K.S.P., Kiptopeke State Park, Virginia (esp. the hawkwatch platform). RLAn, Bob Anderson.


C.B.B.T. CLOSURE effective the end of September, Island 1, the fishing pier, the restaurant everything. Making room for equipment involved with the creation of additional tunnels. Could be years???


AUGUST 31, THURSDAY. Arrive at RIGBYS FOLLY, Ferry Neck, Talbot County, MD, at 5:20 P.M. 1.65 in our rain gauge fallen since Aug. 22. mostly overcast, humid, WSW 5, 82-78. Wild turkey 5 in Field 4, cedar waxwing 5, Forsters tern 5, green heron 2, brown thrasher 1, red-tailed hawk 1, snowy egret 1, great blue heron 1, barn swallow 5, European starling 25, bald eagle 3 adults (incl. 1 on the Field 4 pole), osprey 7 (with one on the Field 2 pole), and double-crested cormorant 8 plus a doe and her fawn in Field 2, 3 gray squirrels, 1 Fowlers toad, 1 monarch, 3 unIDd frogs at The Pond, and 2 eastern cottontails. The ponds and Woods 2 vernal pool are full of water. The lawn and trails have been mowed today.


SEPTEMBER 1, FRIDAY. Take off for Virginia. EGYPT ROAD, DORCHESTER COUNTY, MD, 10:30-11 A.M., mostly high overcast, NE15+, 65-67, cool (real cool, Man). Pretty empty, verging on devoid, not much on the wires: blue grosbeak 2, bald eagle 1, eastern kingbird 2, eastern bluebird 4, American kestrel 1, turkey vulture 4.


BLACKWATER N.W.R., 11 A.M. - 2:10 P.M., overcast, 67-64, NE 10, waters high. Forsters tern 165, Caspian tern 11, laughing gull 78 (only 2 immatures), osprey just 2, blue-winged teal 14, Virginia rail 2, mourning dove 21, rock pigeon 2, gray catbird 1, eastern wood pewee 2, chipping sparrow 2, double-crested cormorant 26 (all immatures), bald eagle only 5, spotted sandpiper 1, great egret 3, great blue heron 4, European starling 35, barn swallow 8, eastern bluebird 4, eastern kingbird 6, blue grosbeak 1, red-headed woodpecker 1, bobolink 21, BLACK TERN 1, ring-billed gull 13, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN 3, house sparrow 9, Canada goose 4, ruby-throated hummingbird 1, red-winged blackbird 38, and brown-headed cowbird 4 plus 6 painted turtles.


GARGATHA LANDING, ACCOMACK COUNTY, VA, 5:10-5:45 P.M., NE 15, 64 degrees F., overcast, tide c. 1.5> normal high tide and still rising; clapper rail 1, tricolored heron 1, laughing gull 95, bald eagle 2, great egret 8, double-crested cormorant 12, osprey 1, great blue heron 2, ruby-throated hummingbird 2, American kestrel 2, Forsters tern 1, and bobolink 1 plus 7 deer incl. a fawn.


SEPTEMBER 2, SATURDAY. ESVNWR (RAMP LANE), a brief visit in the early morning: laughing gull 180 (just 8 of these immatures), tricolored heron 3, snowy egret 2, great egret 2, and mallard 1 plus a baby box turtle. Run into Steve Thornhill and his friend here.


CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE-TUNNEL, Island 1, 8 A.M. - 1:30 P.M., overcast, NE 20 - E or SE 15 declining to 5, 71 degrees F., occasional light drizzle, high tide becoming low tide. Bob Anderson, Thuy Tran, HTA. A good, slow, thorough look-see. 29 species, complete list:


GREAT SHEARWATER 1 (not THAT rare, but the bird-of-the-day for me, a long way from Tristan da Cunha, eh?; seen at 9:42, just off the tapered end of the rocks, hence c. 100 yards away, and looking down on it, flying UP the Bay; beautiful view; sorry the other 2 folks hadnt arrived yet), ROCK PIGEON 202 (my personal high for here; a careful count; 145 initially on Island 1, then a series of small flocks arriving out of the north [how odd] from the other islands presumably), American oystercatcher 1 (Bob has seen as many as 13 here), ruddy turnstone 14 (3 still in breeding plumage), sanderling 7, semipalmated sandpiper 2, western sandpiper 1, spotted sandpiper 1,


LARIDS: laughing gull 315 (steady flight coming out of the north and keeping going), ring-billed gull 10, herring gull 9, great black-backed gull 25, Caspian tern 9, BLACK TERN 5, common tern 66, Forsters tern 1, royal tern 21, sandwich tern 44 (most hunting in the channel).


double-crested cormorant 10, brown pelican 18, great blue heron 1, yellow-crowned night heron 2 (1 bedraggled adult, 1 immature), osprey 6, belted kingfisher 1, an apparent Myiarchus flycatcher 1 (tantalizing; not seen well; brief look; RLAn,TT), purple martin 2, tree swallow 31, barn swallow 55, and CAROLINA WREN 1 (singing !!).


Also: 2 Loggerhead turtles, 7 dolphins, a large black butterfly, 11 big dragonflies. Ships seen: CSL Virginia with Limassol (Cyprus) registry headed out; Maersk Vallvik, Singapore headed in; Mol Bravo, Hong Kong, headed out; USNS Gordon (U.S. Navy) going out; a trawler Ocean Prowler going in.


Love to see the big ships. Takes me back to 1959 when my classmate Lars Egede-Nissen and I were deckhands on the Norwegian freighter Thorsahl (probably I spell this incorrectly; sorry, Lars) going to Tahiti, New Caledonia, American and British Samoa, Lae New Guinea, Newcastle and Sydney Australia, and Fiji. $44 a month plus 3 squares and a flop. What a trip that was!


KSP Hawkwatch platform, Im here 2-5 with Bob, Thuy, Tim Berry, Joe Beatty & the inimitable C.V.W.O. hawkcounter, Anna Stunkel. So glad shes returned. Summer tanager, yellow-billed cuckoo, and, best of all, a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER that chooses to forage (doesnt have to be a sycamore or pine) up and down the hawkwatch platform ramp at close range. A beauty. Anna counts 52 ospreys today plus 337 eastern kingbirds, and 152 yellowlegs (bet they are lessers).


ESVNWR - RAMP LANE, 5:30-7:30, Bob, Thuy, Anna & me. overcast, rain at the end, SE15+, 75 degrees F. A productive visit. A great end to a red letter day: eastern kingbird 500 (my confreres think this number is considerably too low, but, its what Im gonna go with), clapper rail 4, laughing gull 225 (39 are immatures), tricolored heron 20, great egret 60, not-so-great egret 40, white ibis 144, merlin 1, American black duck 2, Caspian tern 2, osprey 4, northern harrier 1, northern flicker 1, bobolink 2, bald eagle 2, great blue heron 3, peregrine falcon 1, seaside sparrow 1, brown pelican 12, red-winged blackbird 1 male, and semipalmated plover 1 plus 3 deer.


SEPTEMBER 3, SUNDAY. Start off at the K.S.P. boat ramp where there are at least 680 BROWN PELICANS on the concrete ships at 7:40 A.M., the most Ive ever seen there. Rest of the day on the K.S.P. hawkwatch platform with Joe, Bob, Thuy & Anna, 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. Not a lot of hawks this early in the year but the company, conversation, and interspersed periods of nice silence, are good. Osprey 73, red-breasted nuthatch 1, glossy ibis 17, the yellow-throated warbler again, 10 blue-gray gnatcatchers. An osprey lands on the T-pole with a small red drum and proceeds to devour it starting with the areas around the mouth and head. Pileated woodpecker 1. blue grosbeak 2.


SEPTEMBER 4, MONDAY (Labor Day). ESVNWR, Ramp Lane, 3 imm. black-crowned night herons, laughing gull only 8, clear, calm, a cool 65 degrees F., great egret 1, i.e., not much. Up at the CITGO STATION (Route 13 X Townsend Drive), strangely productive c. 100 yards to the west: glossy ibis 29, black vulture 18, turkey vulture 14, bobolink 1, herring gull 30, and laughing gull 115. These all back by the seafood company on the S side of Townsend Dr. No cars here but 7 at Royal Farms, 4 at Sting-Rays.


Most of the rest of the day at K.S.P. hawkwatch platform with the usual crew: Anna counts 30 ospreys, 204 chimney swifts, and 19 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS (but cf. 43 here on September 25, 1966, as listed in the Gold Book p. 180). c. 200 barn swallows.


RAMP LANE, ESVNWR, a somewhat unproductive visit (as compared with September 2), but, let me tell you, so nice to see the nearly full moon rising over Smith Island, and looking at the islands lighthouse through the grove of loblolly pines, an adult Bald Eagle sitting on its nest. white ibis 34 (only 3 adults), tricolored heron 1, clapper rail 5, green heron 1, belted kingfisher 1, snowy egret 15, tree & barn swallow combo c. 200, EASTERN KINGBIRD 0, Canada goose 6, great egret 16, ruby-throated hummingbird 1, semipalmated plover 1, double-crested cormorant 14, osprey 1, royal tern 2, great blue heron 2, peep unIDd 2, laughing gull all of 8, and brown pelican 22. 6:45-7:45, clear, SW5, 75 degrees F.


SEPTEMBER 5, Bob Anderson keeps me company as I decompress from my KIptopeke high by brief visits to several of my ESVA favorite places on the way back to Pencil-vain-eye-A. Gull-billed tern singletons at all 3 spots. BOX TREE (Machipongo): 10:05-10:40, SW15, 79, fair, hazy, mid-tide and letting out: - gull-billed tern 1, willet 15, peep unIDd 1, laughing gull 165 (all of them adults), herring gull 8, snowy egret 5, spotted sandpiper 2, Forsters tern 3, turkey vulture 1, blue-gray gnatcatcher 2 (RLAn), eastern kingbird 1. Some nice little patches of joe pye weed in the lovely saltmarsh near the tiny little tidal gut just before one gets to the roads end. NASSAWADOX: 1 gray squirrel.


WILLIS WHARF, 11:05-noon, 82-84, SW15, clear, tide going out with mud just starting to become exposed but a lot of mud by the time we leave. Gull-billed tern 1, willet 33, semipalmated plover 1, snowy egret 2, great egret 1, Caspian tern 3, Forsters tern 6, double-crested cormorant 2, laughing gull 135, ruddy turnstone 18 (resting on a dock), bald eagle 1 adult, killdeer 1, belted kingfisher 1, little blue heron 1 immature, rock pigeon 2, eastern bluebird 1, green heron 1, and diamondback terrapin 1. No marbled godwits yet. A big cinderblock structure going up w/ no trespassing signs in front of the post office makes it hard to check out the prime areas. Usually I look over the fresh water pond off of Ballard Road but not this time.


GARGATHA LANDING (NE of Accomac): SW15+, 85-89, fair, low tide and still falling, fair. 12:50-1:30. Gull-billed tern 1, clapper rail 6 (good views of 2 of these interacting right out in the open), black skimmer 1, barn swallow all of 2, spotted sandpiper 2, peep unIDd 1, snowy egret 6, great egret 3, semipalmated plover 9, bald eagle 2 (1 ad., 1 imm.), laughing gull 30, double-crested cormorant 2, great blue heron 2, tricolored heron 1, black-bellied plover 1, greater yellowlegs 1, willet 3, Forsters tern 1, Caspian tern 6, royal tern 1, and little blue heron 1 adult plus buckeye 1 and red-spotted purple 1. TREHERNEVILLE, the Tyson chicken plant: 2 immature bald eagles right over the plant. THE BLUE ROUTE outside of Philadelphia, a Coopers Hawk standing on the paved shoulder within feet of thousands of cars roaring by, probably hit and stunned. I should have stopped.


PLUS CA CHANGE the more it AINT the same. RECENT CHANGES AT KIPTOPEKE. The huge ROYAL FARMS has been open for a several weeks. Has 12 service bays (= 24 sets of gas pumps). A selection of food/drink that makes Sting-Rays look like a gourmets delight. Im afraid it may walmart some of the smaller, establishments such as the nearby CITGO station (Lankford Truck Plaza) and perhaps even Sting-Rays. Loads of cars out front in contrast to none at Citgo about the same time and just a few at Sting-Rays. I stopped in, but who wants to wait behind 6 others at the cashier just to get a copy of the Virginian-Pilot? I get mine at Citgo since Sting-Rays no longer has a V-P dispenser.


In recent years 3 defunct motels have re-opened. At Sunset Beach Resort there are now 100s of trailers. Theres now an obnoxious commercial food and I-dont-know-what-else establishment at the entrance to Kiptopeke State Park on the little triangle of land there, apparently for sale. Im apprehensive about what may happen next in this area to further despoil Kiptopekes bucolic qualities.


CLASSICAL MUSIC STATIONS. My poor impression with how such stations report weather is not improved today when I hear the overnight high on Wednesday will be 50. The high? Ive also heard recently: We will keep you apprised on Hurricane Irma, and then nothing, instead of just saying what is then known about it. In Philadelphia they are even worse with traffic reports. I cant stand Fred Childs delivery, sounds so patronizing and condescending. Peter Van de Graaff is very precise, often playing stuff Ive never heard by composers Ive never heard of, sometimes with 3 consecutive French pieces. But thats O.K.


When you hear someone identified as being from a specific country and/or century you KNOW it will not be a major composer. Some other announcers speak in such hushed, sepulchral tones, as if their mere presence might offend the listener. Others are in love with the sound of their own voice as much as the music. Hard to strike a balance, I guess.


Dont get me wrong I like Leadbelly, Johnny Cash, the MJQ, Mose Allison, Bob Dylan, Brubeck, and others just as much as the high tone stuff. Classical stations often say: Remember, all music was once new. In the case of classical music my response is: Unfortunately, some of it still is. Give me the old warhorses every time.


Best to all. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.
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Date: 9/7/17 7:25 am
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Buff-breasted Sandpiper
King Family Vineyards; Crozet, VA; 9/7/17. Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_07.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_07.htm



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Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

www.faintich.net <http://www.faintich.net/>

In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!

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Date: 9/7/17 6:21 am
From: Rob Bielawski via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Virginia Beach Pelagic CANCELLED (posting on behalf of Andrew Baldelli)
Hey Folks,

Andrew found out this morning in discussions with the boat captain that the
offshore trip planned to go out tomorrow (Friday) evening through Saturday
evening had to be cancelled due to expected windy conditions offshore
through the entire weekend. Andrew is currently at work without access to
email, so requested that I issue something on the Listserve so that folks
who planned to attend could rearrange their plans accordingly.

Please pass this on to your peers who were scheduled to take part. Andrew
said he would send out something more detailed this evening when he is off
work, but for the sake of planning, simply wanted to put something out
quickly so folks knew about the cancellation.

For further questions please email Andrew directly at
<andrewbaldelli...>

Thanks,

Rob Bielawski
Virginia Beach, VA
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Date: 9/6/17 6:21 pm
From: Dave Youker via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Last Call for Kiptopeke Challenge
If you haven't contacted me about registering a team for the Kiptopeke
Challenge (KC) on September 23rd, now would be the time. We have 2 Special
Venue teams and 2 Youth teams this year to go along with our 3-hour and
24-hour teams. So grab some friends, come up with a unique team name, and send
me your information. It's that easy to register your team.

As a reminder, the KC is a "Big Day" birding competition that's open to all
skill levels. Birding can take place on the Eastern Shore, Chesapeake Bay
Bridge-Tunnel, as well as the rest of the coastal plain of VA…basically
anywhere east of Interstate 95. Minimum team size is 2 with no maximum. If
you don't have a team but want to participate, I'll find you a spot on an
existing team.


With all the warblers, orioles, and other birds pushing through our area
recently, it should be a great day for some Fall birding. But it’s also to
support a very important organization. This is the annual fundraising
event for Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory. Check out our website,
_www.cvwo.org_ (http://www.cvwo.org/) , for a description of some of the great
work being accomplished and to learn more about the KC.
If you have questions, please contact me.
Dave Youker
CVWO Kiptopeke Challenge Coordinator
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Date: 9/6/17 4:22 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (06 Sep 2017) 20 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 06, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 13 201 201
Bald Eagle 1 17 17
Northern Harrier 1 17 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 31 31
Merlin 3 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 20 275 275
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Joe Beatty, Ned Brinkley

Weather:
Light winds were from the southwest this morning, switching over to become
more southeasterly in the late morning and afternoon. Skies were partly to
mostly cloudy, with temperatures in the seventies to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
It was a slow day, but with some nice views of Merlins.

Non-raptor Observations:
We certainly had some interesting sightings this morning. Ned spotted a
Parasitic Jaeger flying right over the beach! This species is typically
seen much further out over the bay. Also, a Black Tern flew over the
platform this morning. Purple Martins and Barn Swallows continued to be on
the move throughout the day. Other highlights included:

1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Dickcissel
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Prairie Warbler


========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/6/17 8:51 am
From: Roberta Kellam via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Eastern Shore of Virginia birding boat trips
Hi Everyone, the Eastern Shore of Virginia Birding and Wildlife festival is going forward with a scaled-down festival this year, thanks to many government agency partners. The boat captains are offering birding boat trips to the barrier islands on a per-person basis for the festival, October 5, 6, 7 and 8; however there is no central registration. In order to register for a birding boat trip, you must contact the boat captains and arrange payment with them. This information is on the festival website, and also copied below.

All reservations and payments must be made bycontacting the Captain of each boat trip:


 
Captain Rick Kellam

Broadwater Bay Ecotours

757-442-4363

www.broadwaterbayecotour.com

<barrierislands1...>


 
Captain Meriwether Payne

Seaside Ecotours

<Wether33...>

757-710-2454


 
Captain Buddy Vaughan

Eastern Shore Adventures

www.easternshoreadventures.com

757-615-7723

<Esa10...>


 

 

 
EasternShore of Virginia Birding and Wildlife Festival

2017BOAT TRIP SCHEDULE


 
Thursday, October 5

  Time                        TRIP Title andMeeting Location                          Captain and cost per person

8:00 - 10:30 am

                BoatTrip, by Broadwater Bay Ecotours - Wachapreague     WachapreagueMarina (15 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague) next to the Island House Restaurant.                                                 Kellam $65


 
8:30 - 11:00 am

                BoatTrip, by Seaside Ecotours - Wachapreague   Town of Wachapreague Marina (34 Atlantic Avenue,Wachapreague).                                                                                                                              Payne $60


 
1:00 - 3:30 pm

                BoatTrip, by Broadwater Bay Ecotours - Wachapreague     Wachapreague Marina (15 Atlantic Avenue,Wachapreague) next to the Island House Restaurant.                                                  Kellam $65


 
1:00 - 4:00 pm

                BoatTrip on Cobb Bay, Oyster – Eastern Shore Adventures

                Oyster Boat Ramp (located atthe end of Crumb Hill Rd., Oyster).                      Vaughan  $75


 
1:30 - 4:00 pm        Boat Trip, by Seaside Ecotours -Wachapreague   Town of Wachapreague Marina(34 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague).                                                                                                                              Payne $65


 
Friday, October 6

7:00 - 9:30 am

                BoatTrip, by Broadwater Bay Ecotours - Wachapreague     Wachapreague Marina (15 Atlantic Avenue,Wachapreague) next to the Island House Restaurant.                                                  Kellam $65


 
7:30 - 10:00 am

                BoatTrip, by Seaside Ecotours - Wachapreague   Town of Wachapreague Marina (34 Atlantic Avenue,Wachapreague).                                                                                                                              Payne $60


 
9:00 - 12:00 pm      Boat Trip on Cobb Bay, Oyster - EasternShore Adventures

                Oyster Boat Ramp (located atthe end of Crumb Hill Rd., Oyster).                      Vaughan $75


 
10:00 - 12:30 pm    Boat Trip, by Broadwater Bay Ecotours –Wachapreague, WachapreagueMarina (15 Atlantic Ave., Wachapreague) next to the Island House Restaurant.                                                  Kellam $65


 
10:30 - 1:00 pm      Boat Trip, by Seaside Ecotours -Wachapreague  

Town ofWachapreague Marina (34 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague).                              Payne $60


 
1:00 - 3:30 pm        Boat Trip, by Broadwater Bay Ecotours -Wachapreague     Wachapreague Marina (15Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague) next to the Island House Restaurant.                                                       Kellam $65


 
1:00 - 4:00 pm        Boat Trip on Cobb Bay, Oyster Virginia -Eastern Shore Adventures

                Oyster Boat Ramp (located atthe end of Crumb Hill Rd., Oyster).                      Vaughan $75


 
1:30 - 4:00 pm        Boat Trip, by Seaside Ecotours -  Wachapreague

                Town of Wachapreague Marina(34 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague)                               Payne $60


 
Saturday, October 7


 
7:00 - 9:30 am        Boat Trip, by Broadwater Bay Ecotours -Willis Wharf         Willis Wharf marina (5089Willis Wharf Road, Exmore).                                                                                                                                     Kellam $65


 
7:00 – 9:30 am        Boat Trip, by Seaside Ecotours –Wachapreague  Town of Wachapreague Marina (34 AtlanticAvenue, Wachapreague).                                                                                                                              Payne $60


 
8:30 - 11:30 am      Boat Trip on Cobb Bay, Oyster - EasternShore Adventures

                Oyster Boat Ramp (located atthe end of Crumb Hill Rd., Oyster).                      Vaughan $75


 
10:00 - 12:30 pm    Boat Trip, by Broadwater Bay Ecotours -Willis Wharf         Meets atWillis Wharf marina (5089 Willis Wharf Road, Exmore)                                                                                                                      Kellam $65


 
10:00 - 12:30 pm    Boat Trip, by Seaside Ecotours -Wachapreague   Meets at Town ofWachapreague Marina (34 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague).                                                                                                                Payne $60


 
1:00 - 3:30 pm        Boat Trip, by Broadwater Bay Ecotours -Willis Wharf         Willis Wharf marina (5089Willis Wharf Road, Exmore).                                                                                                                                     Kellam $65


 
1:00 - 3:30 pm        Boat Trip, by Seaside Ecotours –Wachapreague  Town of Wachapreague Marina(34 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague).                                                                                                                              Payne $60


 
2:00 - 5:00 pm        Boat Trip on Cobb Bay, Oyster - EasternShore Adventures

Oyster Boat Ramp (located atthe end of Crumb Hill Rd., Oyster).      Vaughan$75


 
Sunday, October 8


 
9:00 - 11:30 am      Boat Trip, by Broadwater Bay Ecotours –Wachapreague    Wachapreague Marina (15Atlantic Ave., Wachapreague) next to the Island House Restaurant.                                                       Kellam $65


 
9:00 - 12:00 pm      Boat Trip on Cobb Bay, Oyster - EasternShore Adventures

Meets at Oyster Boat Ramp(located at the end of Crumb Hill Rd., Oyster).      Vaughan $75


 
9:30 - 12:00 pm      Boat Trip, by Seaside Ecotours –Wachapreague  Town of Wachapreague Marina(34 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague).                                                                                                                              Payne $60


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Date: 9/6/17 5:16 am
From: Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] NO. VA. MISSISSIPPI KITE PHOTO IMAGES
I have posted about 45 of my photo images of the nesting Mississippi kites from near Green Spring Park in Fairfax county and near Monticello Park in Alexandria at the link below.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Va

http://skybirdsview.blogspot.com/


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Date: 9/5/17 6:44 pm
From: janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Dora Kelley Park - September 5, 2017
September 5, 2017

Dora Kelley Park in Alexandria, Fairfax County, VA

1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Redstart
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Nashville Warbler
Lots of Red Eyed Vireos

Janet Anderson
City of Falls Church, Va
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Date: 9/5/17 2:44 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (05 Sep 2017) 10 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 9 18
Bald Eagle 6 17 29
Northern Harrier 1 1 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 13
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1 13 25
Red-tailed Hawk 1 6 20
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 6
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 10 55 129
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Carl Christensen

Observers: Dave Brunstetter

Visitors:
Sue came up today, as well as Roger, and spent the day. The extra eyes were
welcomed.


Weather:
Temps ranged 20-26C. Cloud cover from 20% building to 100% with rain and
thunderstorms in the west valley at 2 p.m.
Visibility 4 throughout the day with haze building in both valleys dropping
to zero visibility in the west valley as the storm approached. SW winds at
3-4 changing to SE and back to SW.

Raptor Observations:
ABE 10:40; IBE 12:20; IBE 12:43; ABE 12:46; IBE 1:19; IBE 1:21
Little activity until after 12:00 when raptors started appearing low on the
east side and over the Knob. Very close looks on all birds.

Non-raptor Observations:
Grass was mowed today, stirring up gnats. Parkway traffic was moderate with
several people stopping with questions.

Predictions:
Cooler with southerly winds, possible early shower.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Carl Christensen (<imacookymaker...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/5/17 2:30 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (05 Sep 2017) 19 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 16 188 188
Bald Eagle 1 16 16
Northern Harrier 0 16 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 29 29
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 19 255 255
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bob Anderson, Joe Beatty

Weather:
Light southwest winds all day, with sunny skies and temperatures in the low
seventies to mid eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Slow, but we had our first sharpie.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many swallows were on the move, including at least 621 Purple Martins and
409 Barn Swallows. Other sightings included at least 118 Chimney Swifts and
six Red-headed Woodpeckers.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/5/17 8:51 am
From: Dave Youker via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Shorebirds at Langley AFB
There was a nice selection of shorebirds on Langley AFB this morning.
When there is standing water in some of the areas near the flightline, these
areas tend to harbor some nice species of shorebirds. This morning there
were Pectoral and Least Sandpipers, Lesser Yellowlegs, Short-billed
Dowitchers, and Semipalmated and Black-bellied Plovers. Other birds seen listed
below.

Dave Youker
Yorktown, VA

Langley Air Force Base (restricted access), Hampton, Virginia, US
Sep 5, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
37 species

Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 3
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Black-bellied Plover 4
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 6
Least Sandpiper 4
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Short-billed Dowitcher 22
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Laughing Gull 2
Caspian Tern 1
Royal Tern 2
Mourning Dove 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 3
Eastern Bluebird 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 35
Common Yellowthroat 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Blue Grosbeak 2
Eastern Meadowlark 2
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39015383

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Date: 9/5/17 7:05 am
From: Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Needs Alert for Virginia
Sabine Gull still present this morning on hydrilla off Dangerfield Island marina, south of airport lights pier.

No in Va but in DC waters

Dixie Sommers
<dixiesommers...>


From: ebird-alert <ebird-alert...>
Date: Monday, September 4, 2017
Subject: [eBird Alert] Needs Alert for Virginia
To: dixiesommers <dixiesommers...>
*** Species Summary:

Sabine's Gull (1 Alexandria)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <hourly> Needs Alert for Virginia.The report below shows observations of species you have not seen in Virginia, based on your eBird observations. View or unsubscribe to this alert at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN10389
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Sabine's Gull (Xema sabini) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2017 11:30 by Peter Ross
- Daingerfield Island, Alexandria, Virginia
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=38.8304293,-77.0425636&ll=38.8304293,-77.0425636
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38999829
- Comments: "Found and reported by Rob Hylton and observed by many including close views from kayaks. juvenile plumage"

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Date: 9/5/17 5:18 am
From: B. Beamer via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Olive-sided Flycatcher
Olive sided Flycatcher now at Jefferson Park Circle, intersection of
Sunset. Flew towards Huntley subdivision.
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Date: 9/4/17 6:49 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (04 Sep 2017) 10 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 9 18
Bald Eagle 0 11 23
Northern Harrier 0 0 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 4 13
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 5 12 24
Red-tailed Hawk 1 5 19
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 6
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 10 45 119
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Baron Gibson

Observers: Darryl Martin, Dave Brunstetter, Mike Crowder,
Mitch Mitchell

Visitors:
Parkway goers & a hand full of hikers.


Weather:
Temps ranged from 20 at beginning of watch to 25 at the end. Fairly clear
skies to mostly cloudy & back to mostly clear. Visibility was a 3.5 out of
5 with hazy conditions farther out. Winds were variable with a mostly
Westerly component all watch.

Raptor Observations:
Not much flying today other then TV & BV with a few ravens milling about.

Non-raptor Observations:
The Parkway is doing a terrible job of keeping the grass mowed &
controlling the weeds !!

Predictions:
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's
character, give him power" Abraham Lincoln

========================================================================
Report submitted by Baron Gibson (<Hawkwatche215...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/4/17 4:57 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (04 Sep 2017) 51 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 10 36 85
Bald Eagle 6 38 47
Northern Harrier 0 0 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 8 16
Cooper's Hawk 4 5 17
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 23 37 135
Red-tailed Hawk 2 10 27
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 14 17
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 51 149 361
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers: Dave Hunter, Josh Laubach, Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Shannon and Chris Updike, John Rowlett, John Fones, Tyler Terpin, Mary Ann
and Thomas Christensen, Lois McKim, Kelley Lipphard, Betsy Lynn, Phillip
Harpee.


Weather:
Nice day, mostly sunny early and late and partly sunny 12-3pm. Light SW
breezes. Pretty hazy in the distance. Temp. 18.7-27.2C

Raptor Observations:
A fairly even pace of raptors throughout the day. 6 more Bald Eagles (5
adults at 9:48, 9:51, 12:55, 2:18, 2:52, and a 2nd-YR immature at 11:20).
First and last raptors were Osprey at 8:43am and 3:51pm.

Non-raptor Observations:
12 Monarchs, 69 Grackles, 25 Hummingbirds, 1 Nighthawk, 35 Chimney Swifts.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/4/17 4:55 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (04 Sep 2017) 50 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 30 172 172
Bald Eagle 4 15 15
Northern Harrier 3 16 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 12 28 28
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 50 236 236
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bob Anderson, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Thuy Tran

Weather:
Light winds were generally from the southwest, with sunny skies and
temperatures in the high sixties to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Relatively slow, with mostly Ospreys and some kestrels moving. The first
broad-wing of the season passed far off to the east.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was an amazing movement of Red-headed Woodpeckers today, with
nineteen seen heading southwards. Many Chimney Swifts (~204 individuals)
and Barn Swallows were also moving. Other highlights included:

2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers

15 Monarchs
1 Gray Squirrel

========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/4/17 4:28 pm
From: Saundra Byrd via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Spectacular ibis show still from chincoteague rd.
All herons, egrets and ibis were feeding in Jenneys Gut yesterday afternoon. This is the very first marsh on the right after the chincoteague causeway begins. I took about 50 photos . They were spread across the entire marsh there. I estimated at least 500 w ibis, 50 w egret and 50 snowy . I can have better estimates after I load pics. There were some little blue herons also but only seen in photos of group in flight.
From yard today were a group of 300 flyover ibis .So exciting to see them still around.

Saundra byrd
Horntown va.
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Date: 9/4/17 4:20 pm
From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
A very large crowd (35 birders) gathered for today's Labor Day Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk.   We tallied 59 species, with highlights being a confused Goldfinch fledge trying to find a perch on one of our birders.  It finally gave up and settled for a Button Bush instead.  Other highlights were some 40 Cedar Waxwings, and the first White-eyed Vireo on our walk this season.  The presumption is that this bird is an early migrant.  It has long been the custom of the Huntley Monday Birdwalk to convene at a local restaurant for a little breakfast and to compile our list.  On those Mondays that are a federal holiday, the restaurant is very crowded, so we ask one of our regulars to open their homes for our tally rally.  Today, Pam and Stuart Davis once again  hosted our large group, and we thank them for their gracious hospitality.
Canada Goose  53
Wood Duck  6
Mallard  3
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  6
Great Egret  2
Green Heron  6
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Mourning Dove  4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Barred Owl  1
Chimney Swift  15
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  5
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  8
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  5
Pileated Woodpecker  5
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Acadian Flycatcher  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
White-eyed Vireo  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  6
crow sp.  4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  5
Tree Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  4
Carolina Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  25
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
Cedar Waxwing  49
Northern Waterthrush  1
Kentucky Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  8
American Redstart  1
Magnolia Warbler  2
Song Sparrow  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  5
Indigo Bunting  2
Baltimore Oriole  3
Red-winged Blackbird  16
Common Grackle  6
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  6
The Monday Morning Birdwalk has been a weekly event at Huntley Meadows since 1985. It takes place every week, rain or shine (except during electrical storms, strong winds, or icy trails), at 7AM (8AM from November through March), is free of charge, requires no reservation, and is open to all. Birders meet in the parking lot at the Park's entrance at 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA. Questions should be directed to Park staff during normal business hours at (703)768-2525.

Harry GlasgowFriends of Huntley Meadows Park
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Date: 9/4/17 4:03 pm
From: Patty Elton via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Common Nighthawks, Wythe Co
Currently (7:00 pm) at least 60 Common Nighthawks flying overhead in
Ivanhoe, Virginia (Wythe Co). First sighting of the season.

Patty Elton
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Date: 9/4/17 2:18 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Warblers, raptors, and more
In central Virginia; 8/31 - 9/4/ 2017. Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_01.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_09_01.htm



___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

www.faintich.net <http://www.faintich.net/>

In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!

____________________________________________________________________________
_______________________





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Date: 9/4/17 12:31 pm
From: Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fw: eBird Report - Conway-Robinson State Forest, Sep 4, 2017
I visited Conway-Robinson State Forest in Prince William Co. this morning,
based on the great day Phil Kenny and David Ledwith had yesterday.
Definitely migrants about, but not the floods Phil and David experienced.
We found 14 species of warbler (plus chat), and saw good numbers of
black-and-white and redstart in particular. Highlights were a common
nighthawk, flying over at 9:30am, 6 veery, wood thrush, northern harrier (hi
flyer), and red-headed woodpecker. The complete list is below.

Marc Ribaudo

Conway-Robinson State Forest, Prince William, Virginia, US
Sep 4, 2017 6:34 AM - 10:46 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.31 mile(s)
55 species

Canada Goose 10
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Northern Harrier 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 5
Barred Owl 1
Common Nighthawk 1
Chimney Swift 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 8
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 5
Eastern Wood-Pewee 23 Ubiquitous
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 18
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 14
Tufted Titmouse 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 8
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Eastern Bluebird 3
Veery 6
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 30
European Starling 1
Cedar Waxwing 12
Ovenbird 3
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 14
Common Yellowthroat 5
Hooded Warbler 1
American Redstart 16
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 8
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 14
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Baltimore Oriole 6
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 12

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38994205

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 9/4/17 11:48 am
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] [va-bird] Sep 4, 2017

Hi Scott,

I agree on all counts, based on our 3 birding efforts here in Fairfax County. Lynn and I today visited Waples Mill Meadow park, the Difficult Stream woods west of Hunter Mill Road, and our home patch.

A beautiful morning and afternoon, a few nice birds, and almost no migrants.

What did others find today, I'm curious??

Our highlight (by a country mile) was a very cooperative adult Barred Owl in the Difficult Stream woods. We see them there regularly. The migration total for our 3 locations was (one of each) Hummingbird, Redstart, and Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Steve Johnson and Lynn Rafferty
Fairfax, Virginia


On Sep 4, 2017, at 2:07 PM, Scott Priebe via va-bird wrote:

> A nice morning for birding.
>
> Along the entrance road into the park, there was a Great Horned Owl perched in a snag tghat overhangs the road (~ 1/4 mile from Neabsco Rd.).
>
> Migrants were a bit scarce, only 5 warbler species. Did see four Yellow-billed Cuckoos.
>
>
> Scott D. Priebe
> Springfield, VA
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: <ebird-checklist...> <ebird-checklist...>
> Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 2:00 PM
> To: <falco57...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, Sep 4, 2017
>
> Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
> Sep 4, 2017 6:30 AM - 11:40 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> 46 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Double-crested Cormorant 9
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Black Vulture 1
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Osprey 4
> Bald Eagle 4
> Laughing Gull 49
> Ring-billed Gull 9
> Forster's Tern 1
> Mourning Dove 4
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 4
> Chimney Swift 5
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 9
> Downy Woodpecker 8
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
> Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 3
> Red-eyed Vireo 10
> Blue Jay 6
> American Crow 5
> Fish Crow 2
> Tree Swallow 21
> Carolina Chickadee 9
> Tufted Titmouse 7
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> House Wren 4
> Carolina Wren 12
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
> Eastern Bluebird 8
> American Robin 2
> Northern Mockingbird 3
> European Starling 11
> Cedar Waxwing 4
> Black-and-white Warbler 5
> American Redstart 3
> Northern Parula 5
> Magnolia Warbler 2
> Yellow-throated Warbler 2
> Chipping Sparrow 2
> Scarlet Tanager 1
> Northern Cardinal 13
> Orchard Oriole 1
> Baltimore Oriole 3
> Common Grackle 12
> American Goldfinch 3
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38998130
>
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Date: 9/4/17 11:37 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (04 Sep 2017) 11 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 8 9
Bald Eagle 1 9 9
Northern Harrier 1 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 3 15 24
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 4 4
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 11 46 57
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: The Littles

Observers:

Visitors:
Parking lot completely full for hikers.


Weather:
Mild with very light west breeze switching to very light NE breeze by 11
am. Clouds formed from the east during the final two hours to help with
spotting up high. Haze to the west. Rather too pleasant for good hawk
movement.

Raptor Observations:
BAEA imm. 9:30 am.

Non-raptor Observations:
12 Monarchs.
========================================================================
Report submitted by BJ Little (<bluejay48...>)


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Date: 9/4/17 11:07 am
From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] [va-bird] Pr. William Co., Leesylvania State Park, Sep 4, 2017
A nice morning for birding.

Along the entrance road into the park, there was a Great Horned Owl perched in a snag tghat overhangs the road (~ 1/4 mile from Neabsco Rd.).

Migrants were a bit scarce, only 5 warbler species. Did see four Yellow-billed Cuckoos.


Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA


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Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 2:00 PM
To: <falco57...>
Subject: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, Sep 4, 2017

Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
Sep 4, 2017 6:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
46 species (+1 other taxa)

Double-crested Cormorant 9
Great Blue Heron 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 4
Bald Eagle 4
Laughing Gull 49
Ring-billed Gull 9
Forster's Tern 1
Mourning Dove 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 4
Chimney Swift 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 9
Downy Woodpecker 8
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Red-eyed Vireo 10
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 5
Fish Crow 2
Tree Swallow 21
Carolina Chickadee 9
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 12
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 11
Cedar Waxwing 4
Black-and-white Warbler 5
American Redstart 3
Northern Parula 5
Magnolia Warbler 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 13
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 3
Common Grackle 12
American Goldfinch 3

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Date: 9/4/17 8:23 am
From: Scott Byrd via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Western Kingbird in King George
While out birding this morning in Hopyard Farm off of Port Conway Road in King George County, I spotted what was most likely a Western Kingbird. The bird had a a grey head, black through the eye, contrasting wings, whitish throat, and a bright yellow belly. It was in company with an Eastern Kingbird and a Great Crested Flycatcher. The bird was located in the field to the left as you drive into the neighborhood, but flew off towards the field on the right. I have not been able to relocate for photographing. If you plan on coming out to try to locate the bird, please give me a call. I will be glad to sponsor you in my neighborhood.

Regards,
Scott Byrd
540-656-8078 (m)
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Date: 9/3/17 6:29 pm
From: Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] NVBC Swift/Nighthawk Watch
Four folks showed up for the NVBC Swift and Nighthawk watch this evening. We had about 300 Swifts go into the chimney, on 13th road rather than up on 16th St., where they have been for the last 20 years that I've been going there. We also had four fly-by Nighthawks.
Down at the Air Force Memorial, we had another six Nighthawks.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Va.

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Date: 9/3/17 5:59 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (03 Sep 2017) 98 Raptors - BALD EAGLE RECORD!
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 26 26 75
Bald Eagle 32 32 41
Northern Harrier 0 0 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 4 12
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 14 14 112
Red-tailed Hawk 8 8 25
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 12 12 15
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 98 98 310
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 19:00:00
Total observation time: 12.5 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers: Baxter Beamer, Gabriel Mapel

Visitors:
Shannon and Chris Updike, Sara and Tom Huley (Sara has been a counter at
the Golden Gate Bridge Hawk Watch), Peter Clark, Emily Southgate, Carol
Miller, Ted Thomason, Penny Owings


Weather:
Very nice, clear day with >25 km visibility. Strong NW winds. Temp. 13-21C.
Mostly sunny with some nice clouds. Migration was held up during the past
two days of rain.

Raptor Observations:
Today was quite a day to remember! We crushed our previous single-day Bald
Eagle record! The previous day-record was 19 on 9/14/2010. Today we had a
total of 32 migrating Bald Eagles with two hours with 10 eagles each!! Many
family groups and lots of 1st-YR birds!

Bald Eagle counts: 10:15am (3 adults), 10:30am (2nd-YR), 11:20 (1st-YR),
12:21 (2 adults), 3:15 (1st-YR), 3:24 (2 adults), 3:30 (adult and 1st-YR),
3:35 (2 adult and 2 1st-YR), 3:45 (2nd-YR), 4:12 (adult), 4:17 (1st-YR),
4:25 (1st-YR), 4:31 (1st-YR), 4:40 (2 adults), 4:44 (2 adults), 4:48
(4th-YR and 1st-YR), 5:02 (adult), 5:07 (adult), 5:22 (adult), 5:32
(1st-YR), 5:48 (4th-YR).

A very good Kestrel day today with 12 and an excellent Osprey day with 26!
The last raptor was a pair of Osprey at 6:40pm. The first raptor of the day
was the first Merlin of the season at 6:50am.

Non-raptor Observations:
7 Monarchs, 2 Double-crested Cormorant, 226 Common Nighthawks (mostly in
the final hour of the day), 237 Chimney Swift, 90 Ruby-throated
Hummingbird, 5 Raven, 13 Barn Swallow, 11 Tree Swallow, 3 Cliff Swallow, 5
Bank Swallow, 58 Cedar Waxwing, 2 Baltimore Oriole, 598 Common Grackle, 1
Scarlet Tanager.

Predictions:
Sunny
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/3/17 5:26 pm
From: Kristine Lansing via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/03/2017 (Fairfax County)
Following is the tally from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified approximately 32 species. 
"Oh the cuckoo, she's a pretty bird, and she warbles as she flies . . . ."
                                        -- Folk Song

Highlights of Sunday's walk included:  1) two juvenile yellow-billed cuckoos who remained fairly stationary and in full view for easily 10 minutes; and 2) flocks of cedar waxwings seemingly everywhere in the main picnic area.
The walk meets on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in front of the snack bar/concession stand of the Great Falls Park visitors' center.  All birders are welcome!


Canada Goose  48
Mallard  12
Double-crested Cormorant  5
Great Blue Heron  1
Black Vulture  7
Turkey Vulture  5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2    Juveniles
Chimney Swift  50
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  4
Belted Kingfisher  1    Female
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  4
Eastern Wood-Pewee  8
Eastern Phoebe  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Philadelphia/Warbling Vireo  1    Philadelphia
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  7
American Crow  1
swallow sp.  4
Carolina Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  8
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
House Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Eastern Bluebird  4
Cedar Waxwing  40
Black-and-white Warbler  1
American Redstart  4    Two females
Magnolia Warbler  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Baltimore Oriole  3    One female

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Date: 9/3/17 5:18 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Snickers Gap (03 Sep 2017) 35 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 7 8
Bald Eagle 8 8 8
Northern Harrier 3 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 12 12 21
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 3 3
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 35 35 46
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams, The Littles

Observers: Doug Graham, Matt Orsie, The Littles, Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
Harry McCoy, the regulars (Doug, Wes, Matt), and a huge showing of Sunday
Appalachian Trail hikers and cars. Happy September. Looking forward to the
big Broadwing push.


Weather:
Overcast to start, partly cloudy much of the day. Light winds WSW to NW.
Warm and pleasant, especially in the shade.

Raptor Observations:
Lots of Bald Eagles, many not headed in the right direction or seeming to
move more casually than on a migratory mission. As always we don't count
Black and Turkey Vultures, but we saw a regular contingent of them today
flying back and forth in all directions.

Non-raptor Observations:
No warblers or other Dickie birds in our woods. But Cedar Waxwings, Chimney
Swifts, Goldfinches, and Swallows, among others, flying over east to west
(all to be reported on eBird).
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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Date: 9/3/17 5:09 pm
From: janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Common Nighthawks - September 3, 2017
September 3, 2017

21 Common Nighthawks seen over my home in the City of Falls Church, VA this
evening between 6:55pm and 7:45pm

Janet Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA
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Date: 9/3/17 4:55 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (03 Sep 2017) 90 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 73 142 142
Bald Eagle 5 11 11
Northern Harrier 2 13 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 9 16 16
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 90 186 186
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bob Anderson, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Thuy Tran

Weather:
Moderate winds were generally from the west, with partly cloudy skies in
the morning becoming mostly sunny. Windspeed calmed during late afternoon.
Temperatures were in the high sixties to high seventies.

Raptor Observations:
Again, mostly Ospreys were flying today. A few kestrels, Bald Eagles, and
harriers were moving as well.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor movement was slower than it has been over the past two days. A
Yellow-throated Warbler was seen perched in the Deodar Cedar. Other
highlights included:

17 Glossy Ibises
10 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
4 Red-headed Woodpeckers
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch

========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Date: 9/3/17 1:20 pm
From: philkenny--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Conway-Robinson State Forest, Sep 3, 2017
I birded Manassas sod farm this morning and did not finding anything of interest, so I headed over Conway-Robinson State forest. It was really very birdy. I have not ever seen so many warblers, orioles, flycatchers, all in one place!
As soon as I got out of the car there was a flock feeding on poison ivy berries and the trees around the picnic area. There were bunches of REVI and BAOR, and many Veery, along with Blackburnian Warblers and chickadees, titmice, woodpeckers. I then walked down the path to the gas line right of way and found another flock of warblers and flycatchers. EAWP were all vocalizing continually. I found one Olive-sided Flycatcher in the mix. Further along the path there was another large flock of warbler and vireos all mobbing a snake skin! It was a fairly large snake skin draped over a branch, and the birds were going crazy. I walked thru the stand of pine trees and came upon another small flock with a Least Flycatcher. I continued the counter-clockwise loop thru the park and as I can up the western side and back at the gas line cut, yet another flock of warbler and vireos. Lots of Ovenbird, Black-throated Blue, Magnolia and one Connecticut Warbler. It hopped up on top of a fallen log for a few seconds and then was gone. But I did get very good looks at the complete, bold white eye-ring. The list of the birds I saw is below, but the numbers are low on the conservative side. It was such and amazing day to be birding!
One other interesting thing. I heard a crack, crack and turned my head and saw a tree fall over! I was glad it did not fall on me! But I don’t think I have ever actually witnessed a tree falling on its own.
Cheers,
Phil

Phillip Kenny
1731 Killarney Court
Vienna, VA 22182-2133
703-255-5423
<philkenny...> <mailto:<philkenny...>



> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-checklist...> <mailto:<ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Conway-Robinson State Forest, Sep 3, 2017
> Date: September 3, 2017 at 4:02:41 PM EDT
> To: <philkenny...> <mailto:<philkenny...>
>
> Conway-Robinson State Forest, Prince William, Virginia, US
> Sep 3, 2017 8:48 AM - 12:16 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> 47 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 10
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
> Red-headed Woodpecker 4
> Downy Woodpecker 8
> Hairy Woodpecker 2
> Pileated Woodpecker 2
> Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 Flycatcher with dark gray vest.
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 15
> Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1
> Least Flycatcher 1
> White-eyed Vireo 3
> Blue-headed Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 20
> Blue Jay 5
> Common Raven 1
> Carolina Chickadee 12
> Tufted Titmouse 20
> White-breasted Nuthatch 4
> House Wren 1
> Carolina Wren 6
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> Veery 5
> American Robin 1
> Gray Catbird 1
> Cedar Waxwing 3
> Ovenbird 7
> Blue-winged Warbler 3
> Black-and-white Warbler 15
> Tennessee Warbler 2
> Nashville Warbler 2
> Connecticut Warbler 1 Yellow thrush like Warbler with bold, complete eye ring.
> Common Yellowthroat 6
> American Redstart 6
> Northern Parula 1
> Magnolia Warbler 3
> Blackburnian Warbler 3
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
> Pine Warbler 3
> Black-throated Green Warbler 2
> Canada Warbler 2
> Eastern Towhee 2
> Northern Cardinal 3
> Baltimore Oriole 6
> American Goldfinch 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38975132 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38975132>
>
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Date: 9/3/17 12:17 pm
From: Phil Silas via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Olive-sided Flycatcher at OBNWR, Prince William County
VA Birders,
Nice array of birds this morning at Occoquan Bay NWR. Most of the 9 warbler species were in one mixed flock early between the gazebo at the end of Fox Rd, and the banding station. They included Magnolia, Prairie, Northern Waterthrush, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Black and White, Northern Parula, Canada, and American Redstart. The Olive-sided Flycatcher was near the Osprey platform seen as I returned to Bay View Rd via Easy Rd. It perched and preened at the top of the adjacent snag. Will add photos to eBird list later.
Phil Silas, Woodbridge, VA

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Date: 9/3/17 11:07 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Leesylvania State Park migrants
Leesylvania SP in Woodbridge was moderately birdy this morning.  I saw 10 warbler species: Cape May, Tennessee, yellow-rumped, yellow-throated, yellow, common yellowthroat, magnolia, black-and-white, northern parula, American redstart.  Kurt Gaskill, who I ran into, also saw prairie and prothonotary.  Also seen were yellow-throated vireo, least flycatcher, yellow-billed cuckoo, Baltimore Oriole, and spotted sandpiper.

Marc Ribaudo

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Date: 9/3/17 10:41 am
From: Vineeta Anand via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Bald Eagle and Nighthawks
A bald eagle perches on a snag every morning at the end of the Telegraph
Road ramp where it joins 495 South. I usually see it on the tree when I'm
driving to work around 8 a.m. It makes my day.
A friend and I went and saw the nighthawks at the Air Force Memorial on
Friday evening. It was foggy, but the hawks swooped down from time to time
and entertained us. There were five or six hawks. It was difficult to tell
because they were flying so fast.
Vineeta Anand
Alexandria
"Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy." Saadi.
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Date: 9/3/17 8:48 am
From: janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Burke, VA kites and nighthawks
Thank you


In a message dated 9/3/2017 8:54:13 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
<Kristen.Sinclair...> writes:

Sure- and sorry I forgot to include that in my original post! Lake
Braddock school site park. On Lake Braddock Dr. just north of the lake.

Kristen Sinclair
________________________________
From: <Janetmanderson5...> <Janetmanderson5...>
Sent: Friday, September 1, 2017 10:20:15 PM
To: Sinclair, Kristen E.; <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Burke, VA kites and nighthawks

Hi Kristen,

Can you tell me where the location of the kites were?

Thank you
Janet Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA

In a message dated 9/1/2017 9:06:55 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
<va-bird...> writes:
I have a question for the listserve-I tried posting this on Wednesday but
it doesn't seem to have worked. Do you have to post from the same email
address to which you are subscribed to the listserve? (I use a few email
addresses)

-----

Sitting here on a beautiful evening watching my son play soccer, there are
four Mississippi Kites and a half dozen Common Nighthawks circling over
the field and tree line. So great to see!

Kristen Sinclair
Burke, VA

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Date: 9/3/17 8:03 am
From: David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Cool Spring, Clarke Co.
Bill Parkin just sent me a message. There are multiple OSFC there now.

Dave Boltz

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On Sep 2, 2017, at 1:45 PM, <david.boltz4...> wrote:

I meant to add that this is listed as ebird site "Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield". The entrance is on Rt. 7 right at the Shenandoah River bridge on the east side.

Dave Boltz

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On Sep 2, 2017, at 1:29 PM, <david.boltz4...> wrote:

I'm posting this before Elton posts the NV Bird Club report so that others can still try to see this bird today. OSFC seen and photographed (likely not great pics) perching on high snags along river side of path. Go north out of the parking lot on old cart path until you come to concrete path near footbridge that leads uphill. Bird was in this vicinity. It was found again by another birder an hour or so after we left.

Dave Boltz

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Date: 9/3/17 6:38 am
From: Brian Taber via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Blog at Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory
Our fall staff have again begun the Blog on our website at www.cvwo.org


They will make regular posts through November about the amazing flow of migrants past Kiptopeke State Park at the tip of the Eastern Shore.


Brian Taber
CVWO
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Date: 9/3/17 5:54 am
From: Sinclair, Kristen E. via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Burke, VA kites and nighthawks
Sure- and sorry I forgot to include that in my original post! Lake Braddock school site park. On Lake Braddock Dr. just north of the lake.

Kristen Sinclair
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Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Burke, VA kites and nighthawks

Hi Kristen,

Can you tell me where the location of the kites were?

Thank you
Janet Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA

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Sitting here on a beautiful evening watching my son play soccer, there are four Mississippi Kites and a half dozen Common Nighthawks circling over the field and tree line. So great to see!

Kristen Sinclair
Burke, VA

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Date: 9/2/17 6:08 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (02 Sep 2017) 56 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 52 69 69
Bald Eagle 2 6 6
Northern Harrier 2 11 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 7 7
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 56 96 96
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bob Anderson, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Steve Thornhill

Weather:
Moderate winds were generally from the east southeast, becoming lighter in
the afternoon. Skies were overcast with a few showers here and there, and
temperatures in the seventies.

Raptor Observations:
It was a good count for the date, with mostly Ospreys seen. Our friend the
Osprey landed on the telephone pole again for several hours feeding on a
fish, and (probably the same bird) came back later to dry its wings.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many birds were on the move today, especially Eastern Kingbirds (with ~337
tallied), yellowlegs sp. (with ~152 tallied), Purple Martins, and Barn
Swallows. Interestingly, most of the kingbirds were moving in the
afternoon. A beautiful Yellow-throated Warbler landed on the platform ramp
twice today, allowing for great looks and photo opportunities. Other
highlights included:

8 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
1 Brown Thrasher
1 Common Nighthawk
1 Solitary Sandpiper
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484


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Date: 9/2/17 3:12 pm
From: Logan Anderson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Terns at Mill Creek Lake in Amherst
Hey all,
Today some members of the Blue Ridge Young Birders Club visited
Mill Creek Lake looking for the Little Blue Herons reported earlier today.
Sadly we did not get the LBHE's but we saw 4 distant birds out on the
water. Three were Black Terns and above them was a Common Tern that was
confirmed only when it landed and showed its distinctive black carpal bar.
Baxter, Tucker, Max, Ezra, and I were very excited to see this bird as it
is most likely a county record.

Happy Birding,
Logan Anderson
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Date: 9/2/17 1:21 pm
From: Elton Morel via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] NVBC walk at Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield, Clarke county, Sep 2, 2017 - Olive-sided Flycatcher
VA Birders,
Seven hardy birders showed up for a rainy morning of birding at Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield in eastern Clarke county.  The park is just east of the Shenandoah River Bridge on Route 7.  The walk was led by Dave Boltz and Elton Morel.  We endured a couple of rain showers passing through but it wasn't all that bad. 
Our species total was a bit on the low side at 47 species, but as Dave Boltz previously posted, we found an Olive-sided Flycatcher at the far north end of the golf course loop near a small pond before the cart path goes up a very steep hill.  We enjoyed prolonged looks at this bird despite the bad light and drizzling rain.
Other notable species were an adult male Baltimore Oriole, two Black-and-white Warblers, two Common Yellowthroats, a Magnolia Warbler, an American Redstart, several still singing Warbling Vireos, a couple of Blue Grosbeaks, many Indigo Buntings and flyovers of ravens.
The complete eBird checklist is below.
Elton MorelArlington, VA
 

Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield, Clarke, Virginia, US
Sep 2, 2017 7:40 AM - 12:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: NVBC walk led by Dave Boltz & Elton Morel. Periods of rain. Walked the north loop of the course only.
47 species

Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 1 Heard only
Bald Eagle 3
Mourning Dove 6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2 Heard only
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1 Heard only
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 Flycatcher perched at very top of dead snag. Smaller than a GCFL but bigger than a pewee or Empid. Dark, bull-headed profile. Dark vest with blurry streaked effect contrasting with clean, bright white throat and centerline between the dark vest. White tufts on sides of rump occasionally seen (but not in any of the photos). Seen at the far north end of the course near a pond where the cart path goes up the very steep hill. No vocalizations. Terrible photos taken from long distance, in light rain and bad light; photos heavily cropped and magnified.
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Warbling Vireo 3 Heard only, still singing.
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 15
American Crow 10
Fish Crow 2
Common Raven 3
Tree Swallow 30
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 2 Heard only
Carolina Wren 12 Heard only
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 50
Cedar Waxwing 20
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 8
Eastern Towhee 1 Heard only
Northern Cardinal 15
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 10
Baltimore Oriole 1 Nice adult male
American Goldfinch 10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38956098

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)




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Date: 9/2/17 10:46 am
From: David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Cool Spring, Clarke Co.
I meant to add that this is listed as ebird site "Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield". The entrance is on Rt. 7 right at the Shenandoah River bridge on the east side.

Dave Boltz

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On Sep 2, 2017, at 1:29 PM, <david.boltz4...> wrote:

I'm posting this before Elton posts the NV Bird Club report so that others can still try to see this bird today. OSFC seen and photographed (likely not great pics) perching on high snags along river side of path. Go north out of the parking lot on old cart path until you come to concrete path near footbridge that leads uphill. Bird was in this vicinity. It was found again by another birder an hour or so after we left.

Dave Boltz

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Date: 9/2/17 10:30 am
From: David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Cool Spring, Clarke Co.
I'm posting this before Elton posts the NV Bird Club report so that others can still try to see this bird today. OSFC seen and photographed (likely not great pics) perching on high snags along river side of path. Go north out of the parking lot on old cart path until you come to concrete path near footbridge that leads uphill. Bird was in this vicinity. It was found again by another birder an hour or so after we left.

Dave Boltz

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Date: 9/2/17 7:21 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Golden plover Nokesvilke
Golden plover in partial breeding plumage at sod farm on Bristow Rd, Nokesville, Prince William Co.

Marc Ribaudo


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Date: 9/2/17 3:40 am
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] leucistic Grackle photos (migrants continue, Fairfax 01 Sept)

Here's a couple of Lynn's photos of the white-tailed Common Grackle. We found on-line descriptions of this exact same variation (i.e. two all-white tail feathers on a Grackle) - apparently leucistic plumage occurs more often among Icterids than some other families.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38950564

- Steve Johnson & Lynn Rafferty


On Sep 1, 2017, at 9:18 PM, Stephen Johnson wrote:

>
> Nothing surprising, but 5 warblers at the house is always nice. This afternoon we had here:
>
> Blackburnian
> Black-and-white
> Chestnut-sided
> Magnolia
> Redstart
>
> Earlier today there was a flock of 30 Grackles. We rarely see any here, and 30 is solidly a migrating flock. One leucistic bird had an all-white tail; we'll post photos eventually.
>
> -Steve Johnson & Lynn Rafferty
> Fairfax, Virginia
>

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Date: 9/1/17 7:20 pm
From: janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Burke, VA kites and nighthawks
Hi Kristen,

Can you tell me where the location of the kites were?

Thank you
Janet Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA


In a message dated 9/1/2017 9:06:55 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
<va-bird...> writes:

I have a question for the listserve-I tried posting this on Wednesday but
it doesn't seem to have worked. Do you have to post from the same email
address to which you are subscribed to the listserve? (I use a few email
addresses)

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Sitting here on a beautiful evening watching my son play soccer, there are
four Mississippi Kites and a half dozen Common Nighthawks circling over
the field and tree line. So great to see!

Kristen Sinclair
Burke, VA

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Date: 9/1/17 7:16 pm
From: janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Lake Accotink Park, Springfield, Fairfax County, VA - 9/1/17
September 1, 2017

Lake Accotink Park, Springfield, Fairfax County, VA - late afternoon -
early evening

1 Osprey
1 Snowy Egret
1 Adult Bald Eagle
1 Caspian Tern
1 Green Heron

The Mississippi Kites at Woodland Drive and Backlick Road and Woodridge
Road and Braddock Road in Alexandria and Annandale seem to have left. I
visited the areas yesterday and today and did not see any Kites.

Janet Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA


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Date: 9/1/17 6:18 pm
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] migrants continue, Fairfax 01 Sept

Nothing surprising, but 5 warblers at the house is always nice. This afternoon we had here:

Blackburnian
Black-and-white
Chestnut-sided
Magnolia
Redstart

Earlier today there was a flock of 30 Grackles. We rarely see any here, and 30 is solidly a migrating flock. One leucistic bird had an all-white tail; we'll post photos eventually.

-Steve Johnson & Lynn Rafferty
Fairfax, Virginia

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Date: 9/1/17 5:45 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (01 Sep 2017) Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 8
Bald Eagle 0 0 6
Northern Harrier 0 0 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 6
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 10
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 12
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 6
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 0 59
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 12 hours

Official Counter: Allen Austin

Observers:

Weather:
NO COUNT CONDUCTED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Mitch Mitchell ()
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home



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Date: 9/1/17 3:45 pm
From: Saundra Byrd via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] White ibis still
Did a check of some of a wet area of trailsend campground and was able to find 250 white ibis . Carefully counted them as they flew in small groups from the tops of the trees and headed toward the marsh . Had to stop my count when they started coming back to the same trees.

Saundra byrd
Trailsend horntown va. Near wallops island.
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Date: 9/1/17 2:41 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (01 Sep 2017) 40 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 17 17 17
Bald Eagle 4 4 4
Northern Harrier 9 9