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5/28/17 5:25 pm Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Birds Observed, Blue Ridge Center, Lo Co, May 27
5/28/17 5:25 pm Shea Tiller via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] RFI Swallow-tailed kites @ Cull's ln.
5/28/17 5:24 pm dcharlesl--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] NVBC Walk - Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield, Clarke County
5/28/17 5:24 pm Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Merrimac Farm
5/27/17 7:55 am Joanne Laskowski via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Chincoteague NWR, May 26, 2017
5/27/17 7:48 am Julian Dymacek via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] [shenvalbirds] Imm. Wood Stork in Augusta County
5/27/17 6:33 am Diane L via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] [shenvalbirds] Imm. Wood Stork in Augusta County
5/27/17 4:43 am Herbert Larner via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Imm. Wood Stork in Augusta County
5/26/17 9:59 pm David Matson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Dickcissel, Northampton Cty
5/26/17 7:27 pm Stuart via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] If no one will talk cicadas, I will.
5/26/17 5:49 pm MARLENECONDON--- via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Late fledging (phoebe) concerns
5/26/17 12:03 pm Max Nootbaar via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Swallow-tailed Kite Northampton
5/26/17 9:11 am Tim and Alyce Quinn via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Late fledging concerns
5/25/17 4:07 pm morann--- via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] VERY STRANGE phoebe behavior--have you seen this?
5/25/17 3:57 pm MARLENECONDON--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] VERY STRANGE phoebe behavior--have you seen this?
5/25/17 1:14 pm Herbert Larner via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Dickcissel Augusta County
5/25/17 6:58 am Sandra Galletta via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] va-bird Digest, Vol 121, Issue 26
5/25/17 6:37 am Harry Armistead via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Ruff & stilt in Accomack County
5/24/17 2:33 pm frazmo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Arlington Bioblitz Birding -- belated report from Sat 5/20
5/24/17 9:01 am Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fort C.F. Smith, Arlington County
5/23/17 8:31 pm janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mississippi Kites in Arlington, VA
5/23/17 3:02 pm B. Beamer via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Curtiss Drive Mississippi Kites, VA Beach
5/23/17 10:29 am Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] FW: DC Area, 5/23/2017
5/23/17 9:08 am Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Chincoteague Birding Trip - Day 3 and 4
5/23/17 7:06 am Spears, David \(DMME\) via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] test message
5/22/17 1:35 pm Rich Rieger via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] test
5/22/17 11:30 am Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
5/22/17 7:33 am Alyce Quinn via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] New Summer Atlas Training Opportunity!
5/21/17 2:55 pm David Matson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mutton Hunk Fen State Natural Area Preserve, Accomack County
5/21/17 2:24 pm Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] [va-bird] Prince William Forest Natl. Park South - Breckenridge Rd.
5/21/17 2:12 pm Dendroica--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 05/21/17 (Fairfax County)
5/21/17 1:14 pm Gerry Hawkins via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Sunday walk at Dyke Marsh WP, Fairfax Co
5/21/17 12:46 pm J R THRASHER via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Swallow-tailed Kite
5/21/17 10:07 am Kevin Shank via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Strange Magnolia Warbler @ Union Sprgs, R'ham County
5/21/17 8:56 am Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] weekend notes from Loudoun and Fairfax, May 20-21
5/21/17 8:30 am Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Chincoteague Birding Trip - Day 2
5/21/17 8:21 am David White via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Sign up for rare bird alert, va
5/20/17 6:20 pm Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fw: eBird Report - Occoquan Bay NWR, May 20, 2017
5/20/17 3:19 pm Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Arlington Kites: new sighting
5/20/17 2:11 pm William Leigh via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] American Bittern Photos
5/20/17 10:25 am Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mason Neck State Park - Fairfax County
5/20/17 10:06 am William Leigh via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] American bittern Nazerine wetlands
5/20/17 7:48 am Dick Bauder via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] va-bird Digest, Vol 121, Issue 21
5/19/17 3:26 pm Lynn Rafferty via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Extra-limital weird Mallard
5/19/17 2:30 pm Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Chincoteague Birding Trip - Day I
5/19/17 2:27 pm Peter Robinson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Bath & Highland County Highlights
5/19/17 1:43 pm Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Arlington Kites - NOT TODAY
5/19/17 8:31 am Fred Atwood via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Cliff Swallows Port Royal follow-up
5/19/17 8:25 am Ashley Peele via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Breeding Codes and Migratory Birds
5/18/17 3:13 pm Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Arlington Mississippi Kites.
5/18/17 1:38 pm Gwbirds37 via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] patti reum
5/18/17 8:23 am Thomas Nardone via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mississippi kite Alexandria
5/18/17 7:57 am Bob Brosnan via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mississippi Kite
5/18/17 7:10 am Cheryl Walsh via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Sky Meadows State Park
5/18/17 6:58 am Jeff Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] MiIKI at Runt's Farm
5/17/17 4:36 pm janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fwd: Mississippi Kites in Arlington, VA & Alexandria, VA
5/17/17 3:18 pm Stuart via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Black-and-white warbler antics: Monticello Park
5/17/17 2:29 pm Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Arlington Mississippi Kites
5/17/17 2:28 pm janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mississippi Kites in Arlington, VA & Alexandria, VA
5/17/17 2:01 pm Jim B via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] AUTO: Jim Bernat is out of the office (returning 05/23/2017)
5/17/17 1:09 pm Stephen Eccles via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] A few odd ducks, Fairfax County
5/17/17 11:55 am Ron Vogel via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Alder flycatcher at Leesylvania State Park
5/17/17 11:54 am Rob Bielawski via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Weekend Atlasing around Richmond
5/17/17 11:26 am Jean Tatalias via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Bles Park, May 17, 2017
5/17/17 10:51 am Rich Rieger via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Bobolinks in Fairfax Co. - long
5/16/17 2:53 pm Lori B via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Arlington Village Ravine Survey - Saturday (5/20) at 5:45 am - Please come.
5/16/17 10:51 am William Young via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Monticello Park, May 16
5/15/17 12:58 pm Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
5/15/17 12:29 pm Fred Atwood via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Northern Neck Mississippi Kite, Black Tern; Port Royal Cliff Swallows
5/15/17 10:08 am Brian Taber via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Mississippi Kites at College Creek Hawkwatch
5/15/17 8:49 am frazmo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Arlington Bioblitz Birding, Sat May 20, 8-10 AM, Long Branch Nature Center
5/15/17 8:25 am Edward Eder via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Sunday Dyke Marsh walk
5/14/17 5:58 pm Kurt via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fwd: Big Day in Loudoun County, May 14, 2017
5/14/17 5:48 pm Kurt via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Big Day in Loudoun County, May 14, 2017
5/14/17 2:14 pm Bill Hohenstein via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Leesylvania State Park, warblers galore
5/14/17 1:35 pm Dendroica--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 05/14/17 (Fairfax County)
5/14/17 11:03 am Bryan Henson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Algonkian Park group walk results - Loudoun county
5/14/17 9:50 am Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Leesylvania State Park, warblers galore
5/14/17 9:20 am Kevin Shank via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] More warblers in Union Sprgs, R'ham County.
5/14/17 9:05 am Peter Frechtel via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kent Gardens Park, Fairfax County: hooded and Canada warblers
5/14/17 4:46 am Walter Hadlock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Two great back yard birds
5/13/17 6:57 pm Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Blue Grosbeak
5/13/17 5:11 pm Kevin Shank via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Migrants in Union Sprgs, R'ham County
5/13/17 3:38 pm Linda Millington via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] IMBD Walk at Goodstone Inn, Middleburg, Virginia
5/13/17 2:57 pm Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Birds Observed Banshee Reeks May 13
5/13/17 1:31 pm Jeff Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] eBird -- Staunton River Battlefield SP - Trail - Bridge to Randolph -- May 13, 2017
5/13/17 1:12 pm Jeff Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] eBird -- Staunton River Battlefield State Park (Halifax Co.) -- May 13, 2017
5/13/17 11:37 am MARLENECONDON--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Who asked for my screech owl nesting data over the past 31 years?
5/13/17 9:57 am Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fw: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, May 13, 2017
5/13/17 9:40 am Bryan Barmore via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Newport News Park BioBitz May 20-21
5/13/17 9:28 am Michael Mayer via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Swallows and Warblers
5/13/17 8:48 am Peter Frechtel via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Kent Gardens Park, Fairfax County: best spring migration day (so far)
5/13/17 7:39 am David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] 6 Swallows & Nighthawks - Lake Frederick, Frederick Co.
5/12/17 4:02 pm Stuart via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Bird Mnemonic website et al.
5/12/17 11:23 am Lori B via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Bird Strikes in Arlington? Want to help me look in Crystal City?
5/12/17 11:09 am David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] 6 Swallows & Nighthawks - Lake Frederick, Frederick Co.
5/12/17 11:02 am Sue Garvin via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Program, Saturday, May 13th 1-4 pm
5/12/17 7:28 am David Gibson via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Clay-colored Sparrow in James City County
5/12/17 6:00 am Bob Schamerhorn via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fall 2017 Bird Club Programs
5/12/17 4:18 am Brian Taber via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Clay-colored Sparrow in James City County
5/11/17 4:31 pm Kevin Shank via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Blue-winged, Bay-breasted in Union Sprgs, R'ham County
5/11/17 2:40 pm Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Sully Woodlands Shrike probably gone
5/11/17 12:44 pm Shirley Devan via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] "What Do Birds Eat?" is topic of Williamsburg Bird Club May 17 meeting
5/11/17 6:53 am Alyce Quinn via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Possible VABBA2 Training Session
5/10/17 10:20 pm gergrd gmail via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Helmeted Guinea Fowl in Warrenton?
5/10/17 5:36 pm Linda Millington via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] IMBD Walk at Camp Highroad in Middleburg, Virginia
5/10/17 2:18 pm Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] bird ID guide (humor)
5/10/17 11:32 am Thomas Nardone via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Northern Va Bird Club walk at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve -- May 10, 2017
5/10/17 10:29 am Brian Taber via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Swallow-tailed Kite at College Creek Hawkwatch
5/10/17 7:26 am morann--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Wood Thrush
5/10/17 5:57 am Ashley Peele via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] VABBA2 Atlas Updates and Volunteer Tale
5/10/17 5:08 am Caroline Heald via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Red Eyes on Unpaved Road at Night
5/9/17 8:24 pm Ed and Helen Morgan via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rose Breasted Grosbeaks
5/9/17 7:39 pm KELLY K via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Need help with ID, Could this be a Philadelphia Vireo?
5/9/17 7:21 pm Joe Coppock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Warbler Road and Blue Ridge Parkway, Warren Ferry, Piney Grove, Great Dismal Swamp, Back Bay, CBBT Island #1, Eastern Shore...
5/9/17 1:58 pm etrelawn--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] [shenvalbirds] Shenandoah Co.
5/9/17 10:23 am Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Bobolinks: Fairfax County
5/9/17 8:35 am Walter L. Barrows via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
5/9/17 6:35 am Jay Pitocchelli via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
5/8/17 7:35 pm William Leigh via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Wilson's Phalarope has moved to a new location
5/8/17 6:24 pm David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Black-billed Cuckoo, 7 Warblers, et. al. - Sky Meadows SP (Fauquier Co.), Cliff Swallow Colony - Clarke Co.
5/8/17 3:04 pm Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
5/8/17 2:29 pm Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] 7 warbler species
5/8/17 6:15 am Cynthia O'Connell \(home\) via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Male Scarlet Tanager, Reston (Fairfax County) May 8
5/7/17 11:18 pm Tracy Tate via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Corner of Muddy Creek/Gum Bridge Rd VA BEACH
5/7/17 6:59 pm Todd Kiraly via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] [Va-Bird] Cliff Swallow/ Roosevelt Island Rosslyn/DC
5/7/17 6:12 pm William Leigh via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Wilson's Phalarope photos
5/7/17 5:16 pm Lucy Uncu via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Willow Flycatcher, Scarlet Tanager at Eakin Park, Falls Church
5/7/17 4:10 pm Dendroica--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 05/07/17 (Fairfax County)
5/7/17 1:44 pm Roberta K via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Swallow-tailed Kite
5/7/17 1:29 pm Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Leesylvania State Park; black-backed cuckoo, warblers
5/7/17 1:13 pm Stephen Eccles via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Philadelphia Vireo et al: Fairfax County
5/7/17 12:48 pm Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] [va-bird] Leesylvania SP - Black-billed & Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Gray-cheeked & Swainson's Thrush, Bay-breasted Warbler
5/7/17 9:13 am Gwbirds37 via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] red-breasted nuthatches
5/7/17 6:05 am William Leigh via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Wilsons Palarope
5/6/17 3:42 pm Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fw: eBird Report - Thompson WMA--Trillium Trail, May 6, 2017
5/6/17 2:54 pm Sam Simon via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Unidentified Warbler Song, Fairfax County
5/6/17 1:37 pm Lucy Uncu via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] FOS Acadian Flycatcher, Swainson and Wood Thrushes at Eakin Park
5/6/17 6:11 am William Leigh via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] [shenvalbirds] Swainson's Thrushes & FOS Acadian Flycatcher, Union Springs, R'ham County
5/6/17 5:38 am Kevin Shank via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Swainson's Thrushes & FOS Acadian Flycatcher, Union Springs, R'ham County
5/5/17 6:25 pm Robert Perkins via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Need ID assistance
5/5/17 3:00 pm Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Old Trail; Crozet, VA; 5/4-5/17
5/5/17 2:12 pm Kenneth Rosenthal via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Birding Arlington! Fort C. F. Smith Park on Saturday, May 6, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m
5/5/17 1:54 pm Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] migrators in Western Fairfax County 05 May
5/5/17 1:33 pm Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] [va-bird] FOS yardbird Scarlet Tanager & Cape May Warbler
5/5/17 1:18 pm KELLY K via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Forster's Terns and more at Germantown Lake
5/5/17 12:42 pm Rich Rieger via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] King Rail at Dyke Marsh
5/5/17 8:24 am Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] [va-bird] FOS yardbird Scarlet Tanager
5/5/17 4:33 am Linda Millington via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] First Hummingbird
5/4/17 6:41 pm janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Birds seen @ Dora Kelley Park - Alex. VA
5/4/17 2:17 pm Mario Grasso via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Warbler Road birding
5/4/17 2:03 pm John Greenwood via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] First Hummingbird
5/4/17 1:09 pm Stuart via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Night-Herons: Falls Church
5/4/17 12:52 pm Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] [va-bird] South Run Valley Stream Park, Fairfax Co.
5/4/17 6:10 am Eirlys Barker via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Wednesday birds
5/4/17 3:49 am Jeff Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Question on Gray Catbirds
5/3/17 7:49 pm Alyssa Freeman via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] bird song/call question
5/3/17 6:39 pm Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] White-rumped Sandpiper
5/3/17 5:15 pm Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] B-T Green Warbler & Wood Thrush, Fairfax, April 30 & May 3
5/3/17 3:22 pm Walter Hadlock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Male American Redstart
5/3/17 4:28 am Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Tuesday - good day for warblers
5/3/17 4:25 am Jeff Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] White Pelicans at Hog Island
5/2/17 6:03 pm Cheryl Walsh via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rose breasted grosbeak in Aldie
5/2/17 3:27 pm Bill via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rose breasted grosbeak in Aldie
5/2/17 3:25 pm Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Bobolinks in Fairfax Co.
5/2/17 2:16 pm Bill Whitacre via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Rose breasted grosbeak in Aldie
5/2/17 2:01 pm Bill via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rose breasted grosbeak in Aldie
5/2/17 12:05 pm Rich Rieger via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] GrayCheeked Thrush @ Huntley Meadows
5/2/17 10:08 am Gerry Hawkins via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Voice of the Naturalist, Greater DC area, May 2, 2017
5/2/17 8:54 am Wes Teets via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] Highland County hotspots for this time of year??
5/2/17 8:45 am G B Harris via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] - Stumpy Lake Natural Area, May 2, 2017
5/2/17 7:21 am Walter Hadlock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Nice surprise in the backyard
5/2/17 6:29 am Daniel Lebbin via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Bobolink at Harrison Rd near The Plains
5/2/17 4:20 am Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Bobolinks: correction
5/1/17 3:41 pm Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fwd: BOBOLINKS:Fauquier
5/1/17 2:48 pm Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
5/1/17 2:15 pm Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] BOBOLINKS:Fauquier
5/1/17 1:38 pm Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] BOBOLINKS:Fauquier
5/1/17 12:22 pm Herbert Larner via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Augusta County BIG SPRING DAY April 29
5/1/17 12:02 pm Lee Atwood via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rose-breasted Grosbeak -- again this year
5/1/17 10:26 am Larry Cartwright via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Oriole nestbuilding at Dyke marsh today
5/1/17 9:02 am Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Highland County hotspots for this time of year??
5/1/17 8:18 am Barnett, Lewis via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] [va-richmond-general] Metro Richmond "Big Day"; 3/29
5/1/17 8:04 am Ellison Orcutt via va-bird <va-bird...> Re: [Va-bird] [va-richmond-general] Metro Richmond "Big Day"; 3/29
5/1/17 7:39 am Betty Wittman via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] I hope someone can help us identify this bird
5/1/17 7:35 am Ellison Orcutt via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Metro Richmond "Big Day"; 3/29
5/1/17 7:34 am Larry Cartwright via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Oriole nestbuilding at Dyke marsh today
5/1/17 7:31 am dcharlesl--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Arlington County Birds
5/1/17 7:31 am Jon Little via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] FW: Bobolinks / Warren, Clarke Co.
5/1/17 7:31 am Larry Cartwright via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Oriole nestbuilding at Dyke marsh today.
5/1/17 7:30 am Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Meadowood (Fairfax County)
5/1/17 7:29 am Kevin Shank via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Migrants in Union Springs, R'ham County
5/1/17 7:26 am Jon Little via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Bobolinks / Warren, Clarke Co.
5/1/17 7:25 am Dendroica--- via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 04/30/17 (Fairfax County)
5/1/17 7:25 am Rich Rieger via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Bobolinks in Fairfax Co.
5/1/17 7:24 am Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Merrimac Farm
5/1/17 7:24 am Shea Tiller via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Hooded Merganser at Pantops Mtn. and other recent sightings
5/1/17 7:22 am Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] [va-bird] Receiving no va-bird posts
5/1/17 7:22 am Logan Anderson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Brown-headed Nuthatch in Lynchburg
5/1/17 7:21 am G B Harris via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Great Dismal Swamp NWR--Canal Trail, Apr 30, 2017
5/1/17 7:11 am Larry Meade via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] NVBC at Leesylvania State Park, Apr 29, 2017
5/1/17 7:11 am Larry Meade via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fwd: NVBC at Leesylvania State Park, Apr 29, 2017
5/1/17 7:10 am Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] several FOS birds in Loudoun County, 30 April
5/1/17 7:09 am nicholas via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Piping Plover, Gull-billed & Sandwich Terns, White-rumped Sandpiper, etc. Grandview Beach area, Hampton, 4/29/2017
5/1/17 7:07 am Jeff Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] eBird -- Dick Cross WMA -- Apr 29, 2017
5/1/17 7:05 am Kevin Shank via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Bay-breasted Warbler, Union Springs, R'ham County
5/1/17 7:05 am Ed and Helen Morgan via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Abingdon Blue Birds
5/1/17 7:05 am Michael Shank via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] different loon on Silver Lake
5/1/17 7:04 am Larry Meade via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] NVBC at Leesylvania State Park, Apr 29, 2017
5/1/17 7:02 am Stephen Eccles via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Lake Royal, Fairfax - Lincoln's Sparrow, Lesser Scaup, waders
5/1/17 7:02 am Bryan Henson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Group walk results at Horsepen Run - Loudoun, VA - Apr 29
5/1/17 6:57 am Jeff Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Bobolinks
5/1/17 6:56 am Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] FOS Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Fairfax
5/1/17 6:55 am Katherine Cummings via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Ravens-Stanley Va
5/1/17 6:55 am Scott Byrd via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] FOY Bobolink and Scarlet Tanager (King George Co.)
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4/28/17 3:45 pm Joanne Laskowski via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Chincoteague NWR, Apr 27, 2017
4/28/17 1:42 pm Suzanne Stewart via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Cliff swallow Lake of the Woods
4/28/17 1:28 pm Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] 6 warbler species
4/28/17 12:55 pm Gary Sargent via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Eastern King Birds in Western Hanover County
4/28/17 8:33 am Deborah Leavens via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Rose Breasted Grosbeak
4/28/17 7:21 am Trollinger, Jeff \(DGIF\) via va-bird <va-bird...> [Va-bird] Great Morning in Gum Spring
 
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Date: 5/28/17 5:25 pm
From: Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Birds Observed, Blue Ridge Center, Lo Co, May 27
Yesterday morning 10 people gathered for Loudoun Wildlife's regular (every
4th Sat.) monthly bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center of Environmental
Stewardship in northwestern Loudoun County. We found 73 species of which the
highlights included 11 warbler species, including dynamite looks at both
Blue-winged and Kentucky Warblers, glimpses of a Cerulean, and very noisy
Yellow-breasted Chats. Except for a Blackburnian and 3 Blackpolls, all the
warblers were nesters at the center. Other highlights included two
Red-headed WPs crossing Arnold Rd in an area where they have been seen the
past two years, and good looks at a Swainson's Thrush, prob. a 1st year (but
heard only a couple of Wood Thrushes).



While it was quite comfortable with temps in the 60's we did get rained on
at about 10 am. At that time we took a break to tally adding a few more
species, including 3 fly-by Great Egrets, while doing so. Afterwards 7 of us
returned to the field at the end of Sawmill Rd at about 11:30 am for about
an hour to see what we could find in that habitat that we'd missed earlier.
Surprising misses were Red-shouldered and Red-tail Hawks (our only bird of
prey was an Osprey), American Robin, and Great Blue Heron. We constantly
heard and frequently observed in the right habitat, Acadian Flycatchers,
Eastern Wood-Pewees, and Indigo Buntings, both males and females of the
latter.



The walk was led by Gerry Hawkins, Mary Ann Good, and Joe Coleman ably
assisted by Bryan Henson, Allison Gallo, Jane Yocom, and the others. All in
all a great morning of birding with wonderful company!



Information on the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship can be
found at <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> www.loudounwildlife.org.



Joe Coleman





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Date: 5/28/17 5:25 pm
From: Shea Tiller via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] RFI Swallow-tailed kites @ Cull's ln.
Hello, all.

If anyone looks for and sees or misses the swallow-tailed/Mississippi kites
at Cull's Ln. in Northampton county today or early tomorrow, a posting as
to the status would be greatly appreciated. I hope these aren't just a
one-time occurrence.

Thanks

Shea
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Date: 5/28/17 5:24 pm
From: dcharlesl--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] NVBC Walk - Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield, Clarke County
The Northern Virginia Bird Club had a field trip this morning to the Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield in Clarke County, next to the Shenandoah River.

The park was formerly a golf course and the trails are on paved golf cart and mowed paths. Our group finished most of an abbreviated loop on the north side of the park before the rain came. The Great Blue Heron rookery was very active and Warbling Vireos seemed everywhere. On our way out of the park, a few of us stopped at the Route 7 bridge over the river to look at Cliff Swallows and their nests. The lists of birds seen are below.


David Ledwith

Falls Church, VA



Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield, Clarke, Virginia, US
May 27, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
50 species

Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 20 Conservative estimate of twenty in rookery.
Turkey Vulture 2
Mourning Dove 5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 8
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 6
Eastern Kingbird 8
Warbling Vireo 12
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 1
Common Raven 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Purple Martin 12
Tree Swallow 8
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7
Eastern Bluebird 5
American Robin 7
Brown Thrasher 1
Cedar Waxwing 16
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 12
Field Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 12
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 10
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 2
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 16

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37184130

<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37184130>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Castlemans Ferry Boat Ramp, Clarke, Virginia, US
May 27, 2017 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
6 species

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Cliff Swallow 12 Nests beneath bridge.
American Robin 2
European Starling 2
Common Grackle 3
House Sparrow 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37184154


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Date: 5/28/17 5:24 pm
From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Merrimac Farm
Today's Last-Sunday-of-the-Month Prince William Conservation Alliance Merrimac Farm birdwalk produced 40 species by 6 birders.  Abundant species at Merrimac this month are White-eyed Vireo, Acadian Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Eastern Towhee,Common Yellowthroat, Prairie Warbler, and Northern Cardinal.  Of somewhat less abundance are Ovenbirds, Indigo Bunting, and Tufted Titmouse.  
Wood Duck  2
Great Blue Heron  2
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Barred Owl  1
Chimney Swift  3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Acadian Flycatcher  10
Eastern Phoebe  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  4
White-eyed Vireo  10
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  15
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  4
Purple Martin  1
Tree Swallow  1
Tufted Titmouse  8
House Wren  3
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Wood Thrush  6
Cedar Waxwing  6
Ovenbird  4
Common Yellowthroat  10
Prairie Warbler  9
Yellow-breasted Chat  6
Field Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  9
Scarlet Tanager  3
Northern Cardinal  13
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  7
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
American Goldfinch  4
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: 5/27/17 7:55 am
From: Joanne Laskowski via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Chincoteague NWR, May 26, 2017
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Date: 27 May 2017 at 09:21
Subject: eBird Report - Chincoteague NWR, May 26, 2017
To: <jlaskowski13...>


Chincoteague NWR, Accomack, Virginia, US
May 26, 2017 9:22 AM - 3:41 PM
Protocol: Traveling
16.0 mile(s)
Comments: Other Observer: Hal Laskowski. Birds were recorded during the
Refuge's Shorebird Survey. Birds not counted for survey are indicated as
present with an "x".
72 species (+3 other taxa)

Canada Goose X
Gadwall 1
American Black Duck X
Mallard (Northern) X
Double-crested Cormorant 84
Brown Pelican 4
Great Egret X
Snowy Egret X
Little Blue Heron X
Tricolored Heron X
Cattle Egret (Western) X
Green Heron X
Glossy Ibis X
Black Vulture X
Turkey Vulture X
Osprey (carolinensis) X
Bald Eagle X
American Oystercatcher 29
Black-bellied Plover 41
Semipalmated Plover 28
Piping Plover 16
Killdeer 1
Whimbrel (Hudsonian) 4
Ruddy Turnstone 178
Red Knot 3
Sanderling 1484
Dunlin 306
Least Sandpiper 26
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1297
peep sp. 31
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher 89
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 7
Willet 45
Laughing Gull 66
Ring-billed Gull 1
Herring Gull (American) 273
Lesser Black-backed Gull 62
Great Black-backed Gull 35
Least Tern 61
Common Tern (hirundo) 6
Forster's Tern 60
Royal Tern 87
Mourning Dove X
Eastern Wood-Pewee X
Great Crested Flycatcher X
Eastern Kingbird X
crow sp. X
Purple Martin X
Tree Swallow X
Barn Swallow (American) X
Carolina Chickadee X
Brown-headed Nuthatch X
House Wren (Northern) X
Carolina Wren X
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
Brown Thrasher X
European Starling X
Common Yellowthroat X
Pine Warbler X
Yellow-throated Warbler X
Prairie Warbler X
Yellow-breasted Chat X
Field Sparrow X
Eastern Towhee X
Northern Cardinal X
Blue Grosbeak X
Indigo Bunting X
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) X
Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern) X
Common Grackle (Purple) X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
Orchard Oriole X
American Goldfinch X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S37176340

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Date: 5/27/17 7:48 am
From: Julian Dymacek via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] [shenvalbirds] Imm. Wood Stork in Augusta County
We drove past right as he was getting harassed by crows and he took off over the neighborhood and soared very very high. Will stay a few minutes to see if he circles back down.

Amanda & Julian

> On May 27, 2017, at 9:33 AM, Diane L via va-bird <va-bird...> wrote:
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> It was still there at 9:00, in spite of being goosed a couple of times by nosey cows!
> Thank you, Allen, for the post.
> Diane Lepkowski Harrisonburg
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> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
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> On Sat, May 27, 2017 at 7:43 AM, Herbert Larner <birdergonewild...> [shenvalbirds]<shenvalbirds...> wrote:
> Hello all
>
> Just got back from viewing the Imm. Wood Stork in the Fishersville area . The bird is on a small pond to the left at the intersection of Long Meadow Rd ( Rt. 608 ) & Kiddsville Rd ( Rt. 796 ) . When I saw the bird it was down in the creek just below the ponds dam . The bird has an injured foot but seems to be healthy & getting around . Thanks to Calvin Jordan for finding this bird & alerting us about it being here . This is the first spring record for Wood Stork in Augusta County & we have two fall records dating back to 1984 & 85 .
>
> Getting there -- Take I 64 to exit 91 & take Rt 285/ 608 North to Rt 250 Take a left at light -- go under rail Road bridge to light & turn right at light . stay straight & you will come to the intersection . *** Note there is very limited areas to park & the traffic is heavy & lots of the drivers do not slow down so be careful & good luck .
>
> Allen Larner
> Staunton
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Date: 5/27/17 6:33 am
From: Diane L via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] [shenvalbirds] Imm. Wood Stork in Augusta County
It was still there at 9:00, in spite of being goosed a couple of times by nosey cows!
Thank you, Allen, for the post.
Diane Lepkowski Harrisonburg 

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On Sat, May 27, 2017 at 7:43 AM, Herbert Larner <birdergonewild...> [shenvalbirds]<shenvalbirds...> wrote:  
Hello all

Just got back from viewing the Imm. Wood Stork in the Fishersville area . The bird is on a small pond to the left at the intersection of Long Meadow Rd ( Rt. 608 ) & Kiddsville Rd ( Rt. 796 ) . When I saw the bird it was down in the creek just below the ponds dam . The bird has an injured foot but seems to be healthy & getting around . Thanks to Calvin Jordan for finding this bird & alerting us about it being here . This is the first spring record for Wood Stork in Augusta County & we have two fall records dating back to 1984 & 85 .

Getting there -- Take I 64 to exit 91 & take Rt 285/ 608 North to Rt 250 Take a left at light -- go under rail Road bridge to light & turn right at light . stay straight & you will come to the intersection . *** Note there is very limited areas to park & the traffic is heavy & lots of the drivers do not slow down so be careful & good luck .

Allen Larner
Staunton

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Date: 5/27/17 4:43 am
From: Herbert Larner via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Imm. Wood Stork in Augusta County
Hello all

Just got back from viewing the Imm. Wood Stork in the Fishersville area . The bird is on a small pond to the left at the intersection of Long Meadow Rd ( Rt. 608 ) & Kiddsville Rd ( Rt. 796 ) . When I saw the bird it was down in the creek just below the ponds dam . The bird has an injured foot but seems to be healthy & getting around . Thanks to Calvin Jordan for finding this bird & alerting us about it being here . This is the first spring record for Wood Stork in Augusta County & we have two fall records dating back to 1984 & 85 .

Getting there -- Take I 64 to exit 91 & take Rt 285/ 608 North to Rt 250 Take a left at light -- go under rail Road bridge to light & turn right at light . stay straight & you will come to the intersection . *** Note there is very limited areas to park & the traffic is heavy & lots of the drivers do not slow down so be careful & good luck .

Allen Larner
Staunton
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Date: 5/26/17 9:59 pm
From: David Matson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Dickcissel, Northampton Cty
Found at Magothy Bay Natural Area Preserve Friday, 26 May 2017, at ~9 AM.

Male/pair territorial, as:

--three sightings, all between last turn from Bull's Lane to parking spot
at sign of Preserve; watch to the east and scan patiently
--sightings spaced about 10 to 20 min apart
--each time, male perched at top of tree
--twice, both times on same tree, joined by female for short period

Thus, seemed to want to stay in circumscribed area, with female staying at
one tree.

Not the strongest evidence, yet. . .

Please stay on lawnmower-cut trails.

*****

Singing Prairie Warbler, Field Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Bobwhite. A
number of other species, e.g., Osprey, Barn Swallow, . . . Much more to be
seen at this site: expect Indigo Bunting, Catbird (heard), possible Blue
Grosbeak, possible Oriole, nuthatches if you reach pines, . . .

One Collared Dove on wire between telephone poles at beginning of Bull's
Lane.

*****

Fields from Onancock south with standing water from recent rain held many
shorebirds. For those where I stopped, had White Ibis (Capeville and
fly-over at Machipongo--that from E to W), Dunlin, Ruddy Turnstone. Most
shorebirds seen were flocks (Dunlin-like) in flight as I cruised non-stop
to S on Hwy 13--State Police as active as Dunlin (hyperbole).


*****

No doubt about this being tick haven.

David Matson
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David Matson
Suffolk and Onancock, Virginia
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Date: 5/26/17 7:27 pm
From: Stuart via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] If no one will talk cicadas, I will.
Hi all:

 Different avians I guess.

The periodical cicadas seem to be hitting north Arlington pretty hard.  I predict a lot of fat chicks with heartburn!

Here in Falls Church, I think the ground temperature is still a bit low for emergence in large numbers.
I can still hear them in the trees however.

Did you notice that periodical cicadas have cycles such as 13 or 17 -which are prime numbers?
Have fun figuring out why!


Happy cicada counting.

Stuart Merrells
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Date: 5/26/17 5:49 pm
From: MARLENECONDON--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Late fledging (phoebe) concerns
Hi Alyce,

Thanks so much for writing. I should mention that even the parents
thought it was high time for the young to fledge.

When the chicks were 2 days overdue (according to The Birder's Handbook),
both parents stopped feeding for a while and tried to entice the chicks out
of the nest. They would sometimes bring food and sometimes they wouldn't,
but they would visit the young and then leave without feeding them,
perching nearby and calling ("chipping") to them. When it was obvious the chicks
didn't seem to be going anywhere, the female started building another nest
right next to them! The male then resumed feeding the chicks while the
female worked on a new nest.

The young had been fanning their wings a lot in preparation for flying away
for a couple of days before this. Yet even on the day they finally
fledged, one left the nest and then returned to it (the other 2 chicks had not
flown) for a while!!!!!! I mean, these chicks simply did not want to get
out into the world!

I've had phoebes nest in my porch and carport for decades, and I have
never seen anything like this before. There was highly unusual behavior on the
part of both the chicks and the female, at least for this location. As
you are the only person to write in regard to this situation, I'm guessing no
one else has observed this kind of thing either.

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,
Marlene




In a message dated 5/26/2017 12:29:04 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
<va-bird...> writes:

Marlene, with all the rain we’ve had, it’s not surprising that your
phoebes took longer than usual to fledge. All nestlings’ development depends on
how well they are fed, so when there’s a scarcity of bugs (as happens in
wet weather), they develop more slowly.

Ann, it’s possible that something happened to your bluebirds’ first
nesting attempt (such as a predator taking the eggs or nestlings) and that the
parents started a new nest in the same box. So don’t despair; they might
still fledge. BTW, it’s o.k. to quietly peek inside nest boxes to monitor what’
s going on so you don’t have these worries in the future.

Alyce Quinn

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Date: 5/26/17 12:03 pm
From: Max Nootbaar via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Swallow-tailed Kite Northampton
Two Swallow-tailed Kites observed by Baxter Beamer, Tucker Beamer, and myself at Margaret's Gifts off of Route 13 in Northampton. Foraging above road and parking lot. Mississippi Kite also observed in a kettle of Turkey Vultures a few miles north on Route 13.

Good Birding,

Max Nootbaar
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Date: 5/26/17 9:11 am
From: Tim and Alyce Quinn via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Late fledging concerns
Marlene, with all the rain we’ve had, it’s not surprising that your phoebes took longer than usual to fledge. All nestlings’ development depends on how well they are fed, so when there’s a scarcity of bugs (as happens in wet weather), they develop more slowly.

Ann, it’s possible that something happened to your bluebirds’ first nesting attempt (such as a predator taking the eggs or nestlings) and that the parents started a new nest in the same box. So don’t despair; they might still fledge. BTW, it’s o.k. to quietly peek inside nest boxes to monitor what’s going on so you don’t have these worries in the future.

Alyce Quinn

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Date: 5/25/17 4:07 pm
From: morann--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] VERY STRANGE phoebe behavior--have you seen this?
I can't address the phoebe behavior but I'm concerned about the bluebirds that have taken my bluebird box, after 2 summers of avoiding it. These parents put me in mind of the phoebe mother. I was gone the week after Easter but noticed the bluebirds had taken the box upon my return. However, that's now been a month and I've seen no signs of chicks. The parents still guard the box and the female regularly goes in and out, I assume to incubate eggs, but this seems an inordinately long time. I know there are no chicks because the parents have not begun the frantic feeding frenzy, nor do I hear chick noises. I'm concerned about the female being on the eggs for so long.


Ann Donaldson
Barboursville



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To: va-bird <va-bird...>
Sent: Thu, May 25, 2017 6:59 pm
Subject: [Va-bird] VERY STRANGE phoebe behavior--have you seen this?

Today my phoebe chicks FINALLY fledged--they had hatched from eggs on May
6! Is anyone aware of phoebes being in the nest for such a long time?

Additionally, the female phoebe started building her second nest ON THE
SAME SHELF the chicks were still on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Has anyone else
ever seen this? Instead of feeding the chicks that were overdue to leave,
she just started making another nest yesterday while they watched her.
Her mate continued to feed the young at the nest until they finally left this
morning, although some of them returned to the nest a few times before
finally exiting my porch!!!!! These chicks really did not want to leave home!


This has been an extremely strange year for several species of birds in my
yard. In fact, my July Crozet Gazette article will document some of the
unusual events, in case you are interested. Meanwhile, if you have seen
this kind of phoebe behavior, I would deeply appreciate hearing about it.
Thanks!

Sincerely,
Marlene


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Date: 5/25/17 3:57 pm
From: MARLENECONDON--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] VERY STRANGE phoebe behavior--have you seen this?
Today my phoebe chicks FINALLY fledged--they had hatched from eggs on May
6! Is anyone aware of phoebes being in the nest for such a long time?

Additionally, the female phoebe started building her second nest ON THE
SAME SHELF the chicks were still on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Has anyone else
ever seen this? Instead of feeding the chicks that were overdue to leave,
she just started making another nest yesterday while they watched her.
Her mate continued to feed the young at the nest until they finally left this
morning, although some of them returned to the nest a few times before
finally exiting my porch!!!!! These chicks really did not want to leave home!


This has been an extremely strange year for several species of birds in my
yard. In fact, my July Crozet Gazette article will document some of the
unusual events, in case you are interested. Meanwhile, if you have seen
this kind of phoebe behavior, I would deeply appreciate hearing about it.
Thanks!

Sincerely,
Marlene


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Date: 5/25/17 1:14 pm
From: Herbert Larner via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Dickcissel Augusta County
Hello all

After coming home from Harrisonburg today I decided to go home on Rt 11 . Once in Mount Sidney I took a left at the service station & went to the intersection of Craig Shop Rd & I think Knightly Rd . On the wire I saw & heard one male Dickcissel singing . There may be more but I only saw the one .

Allen Larner
Staunton
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Date: 5/25/17 6:58 am
From: Sandra Galletta via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] va-bird Digest, Vol 121, Issue 26







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Today's Topics:

1. Fort C.F. Smith, Arlington County (Dixie Sommers)
2. Arlington Bioblitz Birding -- belated report from Sat 5/20
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Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 12:01:33 -0400
From: "Dixie Sommers" <dixiesommers...>
To: <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fort C.F. Smith, Arlington County
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Eleven birders joined David Farner and me for a walk at Fort C.F. Smith in
north Arlington. We encountered 36 species, with the highlight being scope
views of a fledged juvenile Great Horned Owl. It still has some down on the
head. We also enjoyed music from two wren species (House and Carolina),
several flycatchers, a Swainson's Thrush that has lingered in the park for
several days, and acrobatic Tree and Northern Rough-winged Swallows.
Warblers were few, but we did see (or hear) several Blackpolls and a couple
of American Redstarts.



This walk was sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club
http://www.nvabc.org/





Fort C F Smith Park and Historic Site - CGF06, Arlington, Virginia, US May
24, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:40 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: Northern Virginia Bird Club walk

36 species



Black Vulture 1

Turkey Vulture 1

Mourning Dove 3

Great Horned Owl 2 One fledged juvenile, with some down still on head.

Chimney Swift 3

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker 2

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Acadian Flycatcher 1

Eastern Phoebe 2

Great Crested Flycatcher 2

Red-eyed Vireo 4

Blue Jay 10

American Crow 10

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2

Tree Swallow 5

Carolina Chickadee 8

Tufted Titmouse 4

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

House Wren 5

Carolina Wren 1

Swainson's Thrush 1

American Robin 12

Gray Catbird 1

Northern Mockingbird 2

European Starling 5

American Redstart 2

Blackpoll Warbler 4

Song Sparrow 3

Eastern Towhee 1

Northern Cardinal 8

Indigo Bunting 2

Brown-headed Cowbird 2

House Finch 2

American Goldfinch 5

House Sparrow 8



View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37112647



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





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Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:33:16 -0400
From: frazmo <frazmo...>
To: "<armn...>" <armn...>, Virginia Birding
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Subject: [Va-bird] Arlington Bioblitz Birding -- belated report from
Sat 5/20
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Saturday morning May 20 a nice group of 10 of us birded Long Branch Nature
Center and Glencarlyn Park in Arlington as part of the county?s Bioblitz.
We found just over 40 species which I duly entered into iNaturalist as
requested by the event organizers. Nick in our group also maintained an
eBird checklist. Highlights included a very cooperative Yellow-billed
Cuckoo. We were watching 2 Red Foxes prancing about near the LBNC meadow
when Phil K noticed the silent Cuckoo perched high in a nearby tree. It was
distant but everyone was able to get good looks at the bird. Later, mobbing
Blue Jays and American Robins helped lead us to a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk
perched with its Eastern Gray Squirrel prey, long tail dangling. And at
Sparrow Pond we all got great looks at a male Orchard Oriole perched by the
water?s edge. We also saw some cooperative male Eastern Towhees early in
the walk. And the weather was very nice ? a bonus! Later in the day I was
able to add female Brown-headed Cowbird, Barred Owl (one well-heard call at
7:30 PM), and Chimney Swifts. My thanks to the nice folks who turned out.
Good birding and cheers, Steve Young, Arlington


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Date: 5/25/17 6:37 am
From: Harry Armistead via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Ruff & stilt in Accomack County
George Reiger called on Tuesday to say that cinematographer Michael Male had videod a Ruff in George's impoundment on Monday. There's also been a Black-necked Stilt there for a week or so. This is near Locustville. Methinks this should be off limits since Michael continues to do video work there. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.
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Date: 5/24/17 2:33 pm
From: frazmo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Arlington Bioblitz Birding -- belated report from Sat 5/20
Saturday morning May 20 a nice group of 10 of us birded Long Branch Nature
Center and Glencarlyn Park in Arlington as part of the county’s Bioblitz.
We found just over 40 species which I duly entered into iNaturalist as
requested by the event organizers. Nick in our group also maintained an
eBird checklist. Highlights included a very cooperative Yellow-billed
Cuckoo. We were watching 2 Red Foxes prancing about near the LBNC meadow
when Phil K noticed the silent Cuckoo perched high in a nearby tree. It was
distant but everyone was able to get good looks at the bird. Later, mobbing
Blue Jays and American Robins helped lead us to a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk
perched with its Eastern Gray Squirrel prey, long tail dangling. And at
Sparrow Pond we all got great looks at a male Orchard Oriole perched by the
water’s edge. We also saw some cooperative male Eastern Towhees early in
the walk. And the weather was very nice – a bonus! Later in the day I was
able to add female Brown-headed Cowbird, Barred Owl (one well-heard call at
7:30 PM), and Chimney Swifts. My thanks to the nice folks who turned out.
Good birding and cheers, Steve Young, Arlington
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Date: 5/24/17 9:01 am
From: Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fort C.F. Smith, Arlington County
Eleven birders joined David Farner and me for a walk at Fort C.F. Smith in
north Arlington. We encountered 36 species, with the highlight being scope
views of a fledged juvenile Great Horned Owl. It still has some down on the
head. We also enjoyed music from two wren species (House and Carolina),
several flycatchers, a Swainson's Thrush that has lingered in the park for
several days, and acrobatic Tree and Northern Rough-winged Swallows.
Warblers were few, but we did see (or hear) several Blackpolls and a couple
of American Redstarts.



This walk was sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club
http://www.nvabc.org/





Fort C F Smith Park and Historic Site - CGF06, Arlington, Virginia, US May
24, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:40 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.0 mile(s)

Comments: Northern Virginia Bird Club walk

36 species



Black Vulture 1

Turkey Vulture 1

Mourning Dove 3

Great Horned Owl 2 One fledged juvenile, with some down still on head.

Chimney Swift 3

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker 2

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Acadian Flycatcher 1

Eastern Phoebe 2

Great Crested Flycatcher 2

Red-eyed Vireo 4

Blue Jay 10

American Crow 10

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2

Tree Swallow 5

Carolina Chickadee 8

Tufted Titmouse 4

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

House Wren 5

Carolina Wren 1

Swainson's Thrush 1

American Robin 12

Gray Catbird 1

Northern Mockingbird 2

European Starling 5

American Redstart 2

Blackpoll Warbler 4

Song Sparrow 3

Eastern Towhee 1

Northern Cardinal 8

Indigo Bunting 2

Brown-headed Cowbird 2

House Finch 2

American Goldfinch 5

House Sparrow 8



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http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37112647



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



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Date: 5/23/17 8:31 pm
From: janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mississippi Kites in Arlington, VA
May 23, 2017 --

Arlington County, VA

2 Adult Mississippi Kites along with the Sub-Adult Kite were seen today -
most sightings were at the corner of 18th Street and Utah Streets in
Arlington, VA. - 1 Adult was perched low in a tree and didn't seem to mind
having pictures taken. The Sub-Adult showed the banded tail while in flight
being chased by Crows.

Dora Kelly Park - Alexandria, Fairfax County, VA

1 Blue Grosbeak
1 Warbling Vireo
Numerous Redstarts
Baltimore and
Orchard Orioles
Yellow Billed Cuckoo
Flyover American Bittern
Kingbird
Crested Flycatcher
Common Yellowthroat
Parula
Scarlet Tanagers
Towhees

Janet M. Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA


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Date: 5/23/17 3:02 pm
From: B. Beamer via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Curtiss Drive Mississippi Kites, VA Beach
Hi all,

Max Nootbaar, my brother Tucker, and I saw the Mississippi Kites at the
usual spot on Curtiss Drive in Virginia Beach. Max and I had great looks at
two adults perched up on the dead trees at the end of Burroughs Court, and
Tucker observed a third in flight as we watched the other two. Nice to see
that they've returned to this site for another season.

Good birding,

-Baxter Beamer
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Date: 5/23/17 10:29 am
From: Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] FW: DC Area, 5/23/2017
FYI Joe Coleman

-----Original Message-----
Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 5/23/2017
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, May 16 and was
completed on Tuesday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m.

Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic order, as
set forth in the American Ornithologists' Union Checklist for North and
Middle American birds, as revised through the 57th Supplement (July 2016).

The top birds this week were WHITE-WINGED DOVE in VA, WHITE-FACED IBIS in
MD, SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in MD and VA, and SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER* in VA.

Other birds of interest this week included waterfowl, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO,
rails, SANDHILL CRANE, shorebirds, PARASITIC JAEGER, GULL-BILLED TERN, BLACK
TERN, RED-THROATED LOON, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, AMERICAN BITTERN,
MISSISSIPPI KITE, flycatchers including OLIVE-SIDED and YELLOW-BELLIED,
PHILADELPHIA VIREO, SEDGE WREN, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, thrushes, warblers,
NELSON'S and LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, PAINTED BUNTING, and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was seen at a private residence in Hampton, VA on May
16; it was not reported after the 16th.

An adult WHITE-FACED IBIS was seen May 19 on Green Dumpster Rd at Deal
Island WMA, Somerset Co, MD. A WHITE-FACED IBIS was also seen May 18, 19,
and 20 at the Ashton Tract, Augustine Wildlife Area, New Castle CO, DE.

A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE flew over North Glen Park, Anne Arundel Co, MD on May
19. A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was seen May 21 while driving on Rte 29 bypass in
Amherst Co, VA about 2.5 miles north of the Rte 130 exit.

A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER* was seen May 16 at Arlington Rd & Custis Tomb
Rd, Northampton Co, VA. A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER* was also seen May 18
and 19 at the NE Corner of the Wallops Flight Facility, Accomack Co, VA.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

Some waterfowl species that winter in the area continued to linger around
this past week. A continuing CACKLING GOOSE at Chesapeake Bay Environmental
Center (Horsehead) in Queen Anne's Co, MD was most recently reported on May
21. A COMMON EIDER was at Metompkin Island, Accomack Co, VA on May 17.

BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS were observed at several locations during the week
including: at private homes in Anne Arundel Co, MD on May 16 and 18; at the
Main Section of the James River Park, Richmond, VA on May 16; from the
Hawkwatching platform at Kiptopeke SP, Northampton Co, VA on May 16; on
Wheat Ln, Northampton Co, VA on May 17; Sky Meadows SP, Fauquier Co, VA on
May 18; Dyke Marsh, Fairfax Co, VA on May 21; Western Fairfax Co, VA on May
6; Leesylvania SP, Prince William Co, VA on May 7; and Sky Meadows SP,
Fauquier Co, VA on May 8.

A KING RAIL was at North Point SP, Baltimore Co, MD on May 19. Another was
at Wooton's Landing, Patuxent River Park, Anne Arundel Co, MD on May 20 and
21. A COMMON GALLINULE was seen at Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Hampton, VA on
May 16, 17, and 18. A COMMON GALLINULE was also seen on May 20 and 21 at
Black Marsh, Baltimore Co, MD. Another was at Swan Harbor Farm Park, Harford
Co, MD, on May 22.

A SANDHILL CRANE was seen May 16 at Fisherman Island NWR, Northampton Co,
VA. One was also seen May 19 at Maury River below Cedar Grove, Rockbridge
Co, VA. SANDHILL CRANES were also seen in De with one at the Ashton Tract of
the Augustine Wildlife Area, New Castle Co, and the other on May 20 and 21 a
little west of Port Penn.

Among the numerous shorebirds at the Chincoteague NWR, Accomack Co, VA last
week were PIPING PLOVERS and, on May 17, a MARBLED GODWIT. Three MARBLED
GODWITS were at Willis Wharf, Northampton Co, VA on May 21.

As many as 3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were seen at a private pond on Peat
Moss Rd, Garrett Co, MD, from May 16 through the 20th. A WILSON'S PHALAROPE
was at the Bombay Hook NWR on May 18, 19, and 20. A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was
seen May 22 at the Roanoke Sewage Treatment Plant, Roanoke, VA.

A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen May 19 from the Assateague SP, Worcester Co, MD.

Two GULL-BILLED TERNS were seen May 17 at Queen Sound Public Landing,
Accomack Co, VA. Three BLACK TERNS were seen May 19 at the Assateague SP. A
BLACK TERN were seen at Bombay Hook NWR on May 19.

A RED-THROATED LOON was seen May 16 from the Fort Smallwood Park Hawkwatch,
Anne Arundel Co, MD. Another was seen May 18 from the Bayside Peninsula,
Assateague Island NS, Worcester Co, MD. On May 19 a RED-THROATED LOON was
seen at Masonville Cove, Baltimore, MD. RED-THROATED LOONS were also seen in
Sussex Co, DE at the DuPont Nature Center, on May 18 and at Indian River
Inlet on May 19.

As many as 5 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were seen throughout the week at the
Ashton Tract, Augustine Wildlife Area, New Castle Co, DE.

An AMERICAN BITTERN was at Hughes Hollow, Montgomery Co, MD on May 16.
Another AMERICAN BITTERN was seen the same day at Meadowbrook Park, Howard
Co, MD. An AMERICAN BITTERN was seen and photographed May 20 at the Nazarene
Church Road Wetlands, Rockingham Co, VA.

MISSISSIPPI KITES turned up at a number of locations during the week. In
Northampton Co, VA on May 16 single birds were seen at Fisherman Island NWR
and at Taylor Pond, Kiptopeke NWR; one was also seen the same day along the
Wildlife Loop, Chincoteague NWR, Accomack Co, VA. On May 17 and 18 they were
seen along 17th Street, Upton and Utah Streets, Arlington County, VA; two
were seen at 18th and Utah St on the 19th and as many as 4 were seen either
there or at 17th and Utah on the 20th. One was also seen on May 17 along
Cameron Mills Rd, Alexandria, VA and on the 18th over nearby Central Ave.
One was also seen May 17 in Ferndale, Anne Arundel Co, MD. A MISSISSIPPI
KITE was seen May 18 at the Craney Island Disposal Area (restricted access),
Portsmouth, VA and another in an area where they have been seen for several
years, Runt Powell Farm, Halifax Co, VA. Single MISSISSIPPI KITES flew over
the Fort Small Park Hawkwatch, Anne Arundel Co, MD on May 18 and 19. Two
MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen May 20 at the private Big Water Farm, Queen
Anne's Co, MD.

The OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER at Monticello Park, Alexandria, VA, was seen
again on May 16. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen and heard in a yard
near Bluemont, Loudoun Co, VA. ALDER FLYCATCHERS were found at several
locations throughout the area including one at the Blue Ridge Center for
Environmental Stewardship in northwestern Loudoun Co, VA on May 16; Hughes
Hollow, Montgomery Co, MD on May 16; at the Occoquan NWR, Prince William Co,
VA on May 20 and 21; along the Huntley Meadows Park Hike and Bike Trail,
Fairfax Co, VA on May 21. Others were observed at Big Water Farm (private),
Queen Anne' Co, MD, on May 17 as well as one at Leesylvania SP, Prince
William Co, VA on May 17. Three LEAST FLYCATCHERS were at the Swan Creek
Wetlands/Cox Creek DMCF, Anne Arundel Co, MD on May 16. A LEAST FLYCATCHER
was also observed on this week's Dyke Marsh (Fairfax Co) walk on May 21.
Other LEAST FLYCATCHERS were observed at the Middle Patuxent Environmental
Area, Howard Co, MD on May 20; at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD on
May 21; at Patterson Park, Baltimore, MD, on May 21.

PHILADELPHIA VIREOS were seen at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax Co, VA on May
16; at Watkins Ponds, King Farm Stream Park, Montgomery Co, MD on May 17;
and at a home in Randallstown, Baltimore, MD, on May 18.

On May 21 a SEDGE WREN was seen and heard at Finzel Swamp, Garret Co, MD.

Late RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS popped at a variety of locations in MD & VA early
in the week.

Various thrush species continued to seen and heard throughout the region
this past week, including GRAY-CHEEKED, SWAINSON'S and VEERY.

While warbler migration began to wind down as the week progressed, there
were still a lot of nice sightings especially during the beginning of the
time period. A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER and 3 MOURNING WARBLERS were among the
20 warbler species observed at Rock Creek Park, NW DC, on May 16; the former
and two of the latter were seen in the Maintenance Yard and the other
MOURNING WARBLER was along the Fence Line. A continuing GOLDEN-WINGED
WARBLER was seen again on May
16 at Watkins Ponds, King Farm Stream Valley Park, Montgomery Co, MD. Four
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS were found along Big Valley Rd in Highland Co, VA on
May 19. The 16th was a very good day for MOURNING WARBLERS with one at
Susquehanna SP, Harford Co, MD (along with 27 other warbler species); one at
the Beaver Pond, Fort Frederick SP, Washington Co, MD; and still another at
the Swan Creek Wetlands/Cox Creek DMCF, Anne Arundel Co, MD. MOURNING
WARBLERS were also observed on May 17 with one at the Wheaton RP (Montgomery
Co, MD) and another at the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area, Howard Co,
MD. A MOURNING WARBLER was heard May 18 near the power line between Deer
Pasture Dr and Brush Run in Columbia, MD. Monticello Park (Alexandria, VA)
and Wheaton RP (Montgomery Co, MD) were other great places to see several
warblers with 18 at both on May 16.

There was a NELSON'S SPARROW at Raymond Pool, Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE
on May 20. A NELSON'S SPARROW was also seen May 21 at the Chesapeake Bay
Environmental Center, Queen Anne's Co, MD. Another NELSON'S SPARROW was seen
the same day in Finzel Swamp, Garrett Co, MD. On May 16 single LINCOLN'S
SPARROW were seen at Finzel Swamp, Garrett Co, MD and the Middle Patuxent
Environmental Area, Howard Co, MD. On May 17 one was seen at Mt. Nebo WMA,
Garrett Co, MD.

A PAINTED BUNTING was seen, heard, and photographed on May 16, and again on
May 17 and 18, at Fisherman's Island NWR (restricted access), Northampton
Co, VA.

A DICKCISSEL was at the Taylor Pond, Kiptopeke SP, Northampton Co, VA, on
May 16. On May 20 one was at Collipher Farm, Virginia Beach, VA. A
DICKCISSEL was also heard on May 20 at Shirley Plantation, Charles City Co,
VA. Two DICKCISSELS were observed May 17 at the private Oaks Landfill,
Montgomery Co, MD. Six DICKCISSELS were seen May 22 on Mason Dixon Farms
which straddles the MD/PA border near Emmitsburg, MD, with several males and
some females near the intersection of Bullfrog Rd and Harney Rd, Frederick
Co.

***

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, 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.

*Of interest to the applicable state records committee

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Date: 5/23/17 9:08 am
From: Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Chincoteague Birding Trip - Day 3 and 4
I spent most of Thursday, 18 May, on the refuge. Along Tom's Cove (I think it's called little Tom's Cove) near the visitor's center, I found an adult and an immature Little Blue Heron and a Snowy Egret feeding in the shallow water at low tide. They were soon joined by a pair of Marbled Godwits and a few Dunlin. There was a pair of Black Skimmers on the exposed sandbar who were feeding/skimming in the shallows. I was able to get a few photos of one with a fish in its bill. At the end of the south beach parking area, there is a cordoned off area with a nesting American Oystercatcher. I was able to take some photos of the female as she approached her nest and then settled onto her eggs. On Friday morning, she was sitting tightly on her eggs, as well. She is easy to spot from the parking lot. Along the drive to the beach where the first open area is, I found a pair of Blue Grosbeaks. They were right along the road. The find of the day and probably the trip was the pair
of Gull-billed Terns along the backside of the Wildlife loop. They were resting and foraging along the back causeway. I was able to take some better photos of them and was lucky enough to have a couple of photos with a fish in the GBTE's mouth.

Overall, I had 94 species for the trip although I wasn't birding very hard. I didn't go along the woodland trail to look for warblers or other species. Most of the birds were seen in the marshes or heard as I was driving.

I've posted the last of the photos on my Flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vmibiology/

Dick Rowe
VMI Biology Dept.
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Date: 5/23/17 7:06 am
From: Spears, David \(DMME\) via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] test message
Checking to see if this thing is working. Do not be alarmed.
David Spears
VA-Bird List Administrator


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Date: 5/22/17 1:35 pm
From: Rich Rieger via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] test

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Date: 5/22/17 11:30 am
From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
The steady rain shower reduced both the number of birds and the number of birders on today's Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk.  Last week 38 birders tallied 87 species of birds.  This morning 11 birders identified 47 species.  Despite this fact, we did spot some interesting highlights.  Gray-cheeked, Swainson's, and Wood Thrushes were all heard - but not seen.  The Warbler population was down from last week's 19 species to 3 this morning.  One supposes that last week's cold fronts provided the impetus to continue migrating north.
Canada Goose  6
Wood Duck  14
Mallard  12
Hooded Merganser  9
Great Blue Heron  5
Green Heron  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Mourning Dove  7
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  9
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  5
Acadian Flycatcher  3
Empidonax sp.  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  4
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  8
Tree Swallow  25
Barn Swallow  30
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1
Swainson's Thrush  1
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  3
European Starling  1
Prothonotary Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  6
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  20
Common Grackle  14
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Orchard Oriole  1
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  1

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: 5/22/17 7:33 am
From: Alyce Quinn via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] New Summer Atlas Training Opportunity!
 
Volunteers in the Roanoke-Lynchburg area have helped to organize a training session at a private residence in Burnt Chimney on June 10th from 0800-1300. This workshop will include a morning field walk focused on breeding behavior observations, then a follow-up data entry and smartphone tools session. The area we will be birding in has a great mix of early successional, forest, and open field habitats. In 2016, we easily found 50 species in a morning of birding, as well as lots of great breeding evidence. Given that this event will be held at an Atlas volunteer home, we have limited space. Please contact Alyce Quinn (twoquinns_at_yahoo.com) to reserve a spot by June 4th and get further event details. Take advantage of this chance to bird with experienced Atlasers and learn more about the ins and outs of volunteering with the VA Breeding Bird Atlas from the State Coordinator.
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Date: 5/21/17 2:55 pm
From: David Matson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mutton Hunk Fen State Natural Area Preserve, Accomack County
All,

A delightful birding destination, we had all to ourselves.

Highlight: Sedge Wren (one, observed at rest)

Other delight: displaying Indigo Bunting

​A variety of habitats to which we could not give sufficient attention,
including a good look at the Wallops Island launch site and an overlook of
Gargathy Bay.

Access very easy, off County 742, Baker Road.

Even a porto-potty.

David Matson​

--
David Matson
Suffolk and Onancock, Virginia
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Date: 5/21/17 2:24 pm
From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] [va-bird] Prince William Forest Natl. Park South - Breckenridge Rd.
Spent most of the morning on Breckenridge Rd., instead of just an early morning stop for Whip-poor-wills on the way to somewhere else. Drove until the yellow gates (twice), about 1.2 mi in, then walked the road to the reservoir and down the stream a bit below the dam breast. I heard a Barred Owl early near the gates. Heading back, I ran into Marc Ribaudo before dawn, listening for Whip-poor-wills. Both of us were flummoxed by a song that turned out was a Hooded Warbler's dawn song. Highlights of the morning were Yellow-throated Vireos, one singing while another nearby was foraging, goodly numbers of Hooded and Pine Warblers.


Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA


________________________________
From: <ebird-checklist...> <ebird-checklist...>
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 3:42 PM
To: <falco57...>
Subject: eBird Report - Prince William Co.--Forest Park South, May 21, 2017

Prince William Co.--Forest Park South, Prince William, Virginia, US
May 21, 2017 5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: 1.2 mi drive and stop; 0.8 mi walking
35 species

Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Barred Owl 2
Eastern Whip-poor-will 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 23
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 7
Carolina Wren 3
Wood Thrush 5
Ovenbird 6
Common Yellowthroat 1
Hooded Warbler 7
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 5
Pine Warbler 9
Eastern Towhee 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37042541

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/VA)
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Date: 5/21/17 2:12 pm
From: Dendroica--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 05/21/17 (Fairfax County)
Keith Huffman led our group of eleven observing 50 species as listed
below. We meet at 8 AM in the visitors center parking lot on Sunday mornings.
All birders are welcome.

Posted by Ralph Wall

The list:

Canada Goose 15
Mallard 4
Hooded Merganser 1
Double-crested Cormorant 6
Great Blue Heron 14
Black Vulture 25
Turkey Vulture 7
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 2
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 24
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 7
Eastern Kingbird 6
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 8
vireo sp. 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 25
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Cedar Waxwing 20
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Prothonotary Warbler 1
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 2
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Common Grackle 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Orchard Oriole 5
Baltimore Oriole 3
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37044270

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Date: 5/21/17 1:14 pm
From: Gerry Hawkins via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Sunday walk at Dyke Marsh WP, Fairfax Co
All,

Twelve persons joined me this morning for the weekly walk at Dyke Marsh WP
sponsored by The Friends of Dyke Marsh, which starts at 8 a.m. each Sunday
morning at the south end of the parking lot for the Belle Haven picnic area
and is open to all. Highlights on this cloudy but birdy morning included a
well seen and heard BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, an influx of YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS,
a late LESSER SCAUP and NORTHERN SHOVELER, two SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS in
flight over the Potomac River, two SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, a LEAST FLYCATCHER, a
briefly singing MARSH WREN, several OSPREYS, including a female with two
young in a nearby nest, several BALD EAGLES, four swallow species, including
a single PURPLE MARTIN, five warbler species, several BALTIMORE and ORCHARD
ORIOLES, several highly vocal WARBLING VIREOS, several conspicuous EASTERN
KINGBIRDS, including an individual on a nest, and numerous CEDAR WAXWINGS.
For those interested, a complete list of the 56 species encountered on the
walk may be viewed at the following link:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37041212

Thanks to all who joined me on this field trip.

Gerry Hawkins
Arlington, VA


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Date: 5/21/17 12:46 pm
From: J R THRASHER via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Swallow-tailed Kite
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } This morning after doing some atlasing Randy and I saw a swallow-tailed kite soaring over the road as we were driving home around 11:15. We were on the Rt 29 bypass in Amherst County about 2.5 miles north of the Rt 130 exit. 
Yesterday we had a female common merganser on the James River at Wreck Island
Good birding
Sue ThrasherLynchburg


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Date: 5/21/17 10:07 am
From: Kevin Shank via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Strange Magnolia Warbler @ Union Sprgs, R'ham County
I spent a little time birding before church this morning and had a few
warblers: American Redstart, Chestnut-sided, and most notably, a singing
Magnolia. While observing the Magnolia, I noticed that it had a much of its
back was yellow. It wasn't quite a brilliant yellow like the bird's
underparts, but it was clearly yellow, and not a dull yellowish-brown like,
for example, a Common Yellowthroat's back. Has anyone else seen this
coloring on a Magnolia before?



I was also briefly entertained by a hummingbird harassing a Red-eyed Vireo.
The vireo was sitting on a branch jerking his head back and forth in an
amusing attempt to watch the hummingbird, which was flying back and forth
and around the vireo a foot or so away from it.



This morning's checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva/view/checklist/S37036579



Shaphan Shank

Union Springs

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Date: 5/21/17 8:56 am
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] weekend notes from Loudoun and Fairfax, May 20-21

During a lot of birding this weekend in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, I found just one "likely migrating" bird, a "Trail's Flycatcher" on the golf course in Reston. Could not get close to listen to it, but good looks - I'm sure it was a Willow or Alder. No more Yellow-Rumps, and no other migrants, from 6 different locations covering about 5-6 hours.

Today, Lynn and I were able upgrade several species in Arcola SE, a priority block for the Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas. For example, we had singing Yellowthroats and Chats in the same location, in appropriate habitat, for the second time 9 days apart, which upgrades them to "Probable". And a Starling carrying nesting material, which confirms that species for this block.

It's still a bit early to rule out migrating birds, singing en route to their territory. But the Chats and Yellowthroats were there last summer, so this seems like a safe upgrade.

Finally, a note about periodical Cicadas. We have zero at our home south of Reston, and zero in Loudoun County this morning. But yesterday I saw several dozen during a 45-minute walk near Lake Anne in Reston. They are very localized, quite concentrated there. One parking lot had accumulated piles of their empty exoskeletons.

According to the web site "Cicadamania", these are most likely "stragglers" from Brood X ("brood number 10"). Many of us in NoVa well remember this brood's huge emergence in 2004. Most of their offspring will emerge again 17 years later, in 2021. "Stragglers" it seems, emerge either earlier or later than the main brood, and the most common form of straggling is to emerge 4 years early - that would be, now.

http://www.cicadamania.com/cicadas/look-listen-for-brood-x-stragglers/

Hey, it's still about birds - we're just interested in finding out what our cuckoo and robin friends are likely to be eating this year.

Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia

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Date: 5/21/17 8:30 am
From: Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Chincoteague Birding Trip - Day 2
My second day (first full day) at Chincoteague was Wednesday, 17 May. There was a thick morning fog, which didn't affect birding but wasn't great for photography. I was out on the Refuge about 630am hoping to catch the early morning light. Heading out to Tom's Cove, I found a Blue Grosbeak along the side of the road eating what I call sand burs - those awful spiny things. He crunched it and ate it. You can see the bur in the BLGR photos. Out on the Beach and along Tom's Cove there were Dunling, Ruddy Turnstones, Piping Plovers, a Black-bellied Plover, and a few Semipalmated Plovers. The Willets were active doing courtship flights and I also saw a Marbled Godwit and Oystercatchers. Along the Wildlife Loop there were Dunlin, Snowy Egrets, Tri-colored Herons, Great Egrets, Dowitchers, and Yellowlegs out in the impoundment. After visiting the beach I headed to Queen's Sound Landing and was pleased to find the 2 Gull-billed Terns that had been reported there over the past
week or so. They were on the small island along with Oystercatchers, Skimmers, Forster's and 3 Common Terns. I was able to get a few photos but the GBTE really were too far away. I then headed over to Saxis Wildlife area hoping for marsh sparrows and rails. I saw/heard several Seaside Sparrows but no other marsh sparrows. There are a lot of Marsh Wrens there along with Orchard Orioles, Yellow Warblers, and Barn and Tree Swallows.

I've posted some additional photos from the 17th -

https://www.flickr.com/photos/vmibiology/

Dick Rowe
VMI Biology Dept
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Date: 5/21/17 8:21 am
From: David White via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Sign up for rare bird alert, va


David I. White Jr. | 505 Park Plaza, Charlottesville VA | H: 434-296-4272 | C: 434-466-3636 | <dizoo...>
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Date: 5/20/17 6:20 pm
From: Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fw: eBird Report - Occoquan Bay NWR, May 20, 2017
The Northern Virginia Bird Club walk at Occoquan Bay NWR this morning was a
bit slow, with few migrants. Local breeders such as chat, prairie warbler,
prothonotary warbler, and indigo bunting were in full force but some
expected species such as warbling vireo and willow flycatcher were no shows.
Highlights were king rail at the culvert on the wildlife drive (responded to
some clapping) and a common nighthawk. The complete list is below.

Marc Ribaudo

Occoquan Bay NWR, Prince William, Virginia, US
May 20, 2017 7:15 AM - 10:58 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.4 mile(s)
68 species

Canada Goose 30
Wood Duck 4
Mallard 2
Wild Turkey 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 8
Black Vulture 10
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 14
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
King Rail 1
Ring-billed Gull 6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
Mourning Dove 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Common Nighthawk 1
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 5
White-eyed Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 15
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 6
Fish Crow 8
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Purple Martin 4
Tree Swallow 20
Barn Swallow 12
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 6
Carolina Wren 9
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 14
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 3
Cedar Waxwing 70
Northern Waterthrush 1
Prothonotary Warbler 6
Common Yellowthroat 8
Northern Parula 3
Yellow Warbler 10
Blackpoll Warbler 6
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 4
Yellow-breasted Chat 6
Field Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 6
Northern Cardinal 10
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 18
Red-winged Blackbird 28
Common Grackle 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
Orchard Oriole 6
Baltimore Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 8

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37005922

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Date: 5/20/17 3:19 pm
From: Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Arlington Kites: new sighting
I was in Arlington this afternoon and had several Mississippi kite sightings, mostly around 17th and 18th and Utah.
One was a bird I had not seen there before.
Both of the birds that I saw and photographed on Thursday, both perched and flying were adult kites.
One of the birds that I saw today flying was also clearly an adult.
The other kite that I saw flying today, several times, and was able to photograph is a subadult, second-year bird. It appeared to have the white head of an adult, and may have retain some juvenile underwing and body plumage, but most importantly it clearly showed the brown striped tail (left over from its juvenile plumage) of a subadult, second-year Mississippi kite.
I have never seen a subadult Mississippi kite at this location in Arlington before. It is apparently not unusual for a subadult kite to return to a breeding site with adult birds in the spring. There are many documented sightings.
(Four Mississippi kites were observed yesterday near Monticello Park in Alexandria, and at least one of these was a subadult bird).
Subadult Kites have been observed in helper activities such as nest defense with adult breeding birds.
I will be watching the Arlington Kites very carefully in the future to see whether they have the solid black or dark-grey under tail color of an adult, or whether they have the brown-stripe and patterned tails of the subadult.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Va.

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Date: 5/20/17 2:11 pm
From: William Leigh via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] American Bittern Photos
All,

I felt incredibly fortunate to find an American Bittern at Nazerine Wetland here in Rockingham County.

It's not a great shot but it will do for identification. See Flickr link below

https://www.flickr.com/photos/34227153@N06/?

Dave Wendelken and Diane Holsinger also got looks at the bird before it vanished in the reeds.

Dave and I then headed up to Briery Branch gap and down Moyers road to Sugar Grove WV where we added Red -Crossbills, Winter Wren, and a the following Warblers; Black throated Green , BT Blue, Canada, Hooded, Worm, Black and White, Chestnut, Blackburnian, Pine, Amerincan Redstart....

best,


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Date: 5/20/17 10:25 am
From: Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mason Neck State Park - Fairfax County
Eight birders joined me this morning in a walk on the Bayview Trail at Mason
Neck State Park. This was a preliminary to the Eagle Festival taking place
at the park today. Quite an event!



We enjoyed cooler temperatures than the last few days and a light breeze,
and counted 30 species. Bird highlights were good views of a Red-eyed Vireo
low down in a sapling near the trail, a male Baltimore Oriole glowing in the
morning light, and a Least Flycatcher heard (I saw it yesterday on my
scouting walk, on the boardwalk in the woods near the end of the trail.



This walk was co-sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and
the Friends of Mason Neck.



Mason Neck SP--Bay View Trail, Fairfax, Virginia, US May 20, 2017 8:00 AM -
10:00 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

30 species



Canada Goose 4

Double-crested Cormorant 6

Great Blue Heron 7

Turkey Vulture 1

Osprey 6

Bald Eagle 5

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 4

Acadian Flycatcher 2

Least Flycatcher 1

Great Crested Flycatcher 2

Red-eyed Vireo 2

Blue Jay 4

American Crow 1

Tree Swallow 6

Barn Swallow 3

Carolina Chickadee 5

Tufted Titmouse 4

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Carolina Wren 4

Eastern Bluebird 1

Cedar Waxwing 1

Prothonotary Warbler 1

Northern Parula 1

Northern Cardinal 2

Indigo Bunting 1

Red-winged Blackbird 4

Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Baltimore Oriole 1

American Goldfinch 2



View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37004607



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



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Date: 5/20/17 10:06 am
From: William Leigh via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] American bittern Nazerine wetlands
Seen this morning on left side near two dead trees
Rockingham co.

Sent from my iPhone
William Leigh
Bridgewater VA


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Date: 5/20/17 7:48 am
From: Dick Bauder via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] va-bird Digest, Vol 121, Issue 21
Arlington kites - I saw 2 near 18 and Utah at noon Fri and again about 5:00 pm Fri

Sent from my iPhone

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> 1. Breeding Codes and Migratory Birds (Ashley Peele)
> 2. Cliff Swallows Port Royal follow-up (Fred Atwood)
> 3. Arlington Kites - NOT TODAY (Donald Sweig)
> 4. Bath & Highland County Highlights (Peter Robinson)
> 5. Chincoteague Birding Trip - Day I (Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick')
> 6. Extra-limital weird Mallard (Lynn Rafferty)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 11:24:49 -0400
> From: Ashley Peele <ashpeele...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [Va-bird] Breeding Codes and Migratory Birds
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> Migratory birds, particularly those colorful, diverse species that spend
> winter in the Neotropics and summer in the US, add a new dimension to
> breeding data collection for the VABBA2. We get a lot of questions about
> how to deal with such species in the context of the Atlas, so I've
> summarized some important tips about migrants in a quick article.
>
>
> Check out ?*Breeding Codes and Migratory Species
> <http://ebird.org/content/atlasva/news/breeding-codes-and-migratory-species/>*?
> on our Atlas eBird portal for the full story on coding migrants.
>
>
> http://ebird.org/content/atlasva/news/breeding-codes-and-migratory-species/
>
>
> Also, as we move closer to the heart of the breeding season, we're seeing
> some great new breeding data coming in to the Atlas eBird portal. In fact,
> here are the most recent stats...
>
>
> *25,849 *checklists submitted to VABBA2 eBird portal
>
> *>50%* of all Atlas blocks have received data
>
> *241* species reported
>
> *178* confirmed as breeders
>
> (Data from: http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva/subnational1/US-VA?yr=all)
>
>
> This is fantastic progress for the start of our 2nd season! We've
> already *added
> 10,000+ checklists to the VABBA2 dataset in 2017*! This *wouldn't be
> possible without both our new and veteran volunteers*. Thank you all for
> your great work on behalf of the VABBA2! Thank you for both joining and
> sticking with the project. I think we're going to blow season 1 out the
> water!
>
>
> All the best,
>
> Ashley Peele, PhD
> Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator
> Conservation Management Institute - Virginia Tech
> Office: 540-231-9182
> Fax: 540-231-7019
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>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 11:31:24 -0400
> From: Fred Atwood <fatwood...>
> To: Va-bird <va-bird...>
> Subject: [Va-bird] Cliff Swallows Port Royal follow-up
> Message-ID:
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> I was pleased to receive this email from the Environmental Specialist for
> VDOT Fredericksburg in response to my questions about the swallows nesting
> on the 301 bridge over the Rappahannock R.
>
> Mr. Atwood,
> My name is Steve Sharpeta and I work in VDOT?s Fredericksburg Environmental
> Section. Thank you for your contact in reference to the swallows nesting
> on the Route 301 bridge over the Rappahannock River. One of my
> responsibilities is to conduct environmental compliance inspections on
> projects. This is a project that I have been visiting for a year and
> conducted my last inspection this past Monday on May 15th. Insuring that
> work will not affect the nesting swallows is part of my inspection
> responsibilities. After receiving your inquiry, I spoke with the senior
> inspector about the project. As I had observed on Monday, the contractor
> continues to work below the nests and is not impacting them. The senior
> inspector has also met with the contractor to go over anticipated work for
> the next three months to ensure we would not have a conflict with any
> nests.
> As a little background regarding our approach to migratory bird concerns,
> VDOT is aware that many species utilize our infrastructure as nesting
> grounds, particularly swallows. Due to this, a special provision was
> developed to be included into contracts where migratory barn (Hirundo
> rustica) and cliff (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) swallows are known to nest on
> or under bridges. This provision is a limitation of operations for the
> protection of nesting swallows during the nesting season. Bridges are
> evaluated by district environmental staff prior to the start of
> construction and, when swallows are found to be nesting on our structures
> and work may affect nesting, a time of year restriction (TOYR) is placed on
> those activities from May 1st to August 15th of any year. Contractors
> have an option to preempt nesting activities prior to the TOYR date,
> provided no birds are observed actively nesting (i.e., eggs or young are
> not present). These actions can include placement of netting, planking,
> tarpaulins, and other means that prevent the birds from accessing former
> nests or building new ones.
> During the planning stages of work on the Route 301 Rappahannock River
> Bridge, VDOT was aware of the presence of nesting sites for the swallows
> and incorporated the special provision in the bid package and the
> contractor was made aware of this special provision during the
> preconstruction meeting.
> Once work began in April of 2016, swallows were already present on the
> bridge. VDOT coordinated with the nongame bird conservation biologist with
> the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries about proposed work
> (substructure concrete surface repair, concrete beam end repairs, bearing
> replacement and concrete slope protection repairs) and potential concerns
> for the nesting swallows. Due to the scope of work and the distance from
> the nests, VDGIF did not anticipate activities having an adverse impact on
> the swallows and agreed that work could occur during the TOYR as long as
> activities continued to be away from the nests. We agreed to recoordinate
> with them if nests are found to be in the way of critical construction
> activities or if conflicts with the birds arise.
>
> Regards
> Steve
>
> PS from Fred. Steve said I could share this email with the list serve but
> that I should remove his contact info since questions are supposed to go
> through VDOT's Customer Service first.
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 16:43:32 -0400
> From: Donald Sweig <skybirds.d...>
> To: Va-Bird <va-bird...>
> Subject: [Va-bird] Arlington Kites - NOT TODAY
> Message-ID: <D9F839A9-CF5B-4E4D-9F9B-D76371F85F9A...>
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> I spent about an hour, from 10:15 to 11:15, this morning snd about 45 minutes this afternoon, from about 3:00 to 3:45, looking for Mississippi kites around 17th and Utah in Arlington.
> I did not see any birds perched or flying on either occasion.
> I looked carefully repeatedly at where I had seen the bird perched yesterday, and drove around and looked in all the places I had seen them flying. Also, I just looked at E-bird reports and I do not see that anyone has reported seeing them since yesterday late afternoon.
> Maybe tomorrow.
> Donald Sweig
> Falls Church, Virginia
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 21:27:02 +0000
> From: Peter Robinson <pabirder...>
> To: "WS: Bird Sightings to VSO" <va-bird...>
> Subject: [Va-bird] Bath & Highland County Highlights
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> Bath Co. Hidden Valley Area
>
> Among the 28 species:
>
> 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoo (one seen from 50')
> 1 Black-billed Cuckoo (seen from 25')
> 1 Cerulean Warbler
> 1 Yellow-breastfed Chat
>
> Highland Co. Big Valley Road
>
> 4 Golden-winged Warbler
> 1 Brewster's hybrid
>
> Peter Robinson
> Warm Springs VA
>
>
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> Message: 5
> Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 21:30:35 +0000
> From: "Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick'" <RoweRA...>
> To: "<va-bird...>" <va-bird...>
> Subject: [Va-bird] Chincoteague Birding Trip - Day I
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> I spent the past few days birding and mainly photographing at Chincoteague. It was a good trip with nice weather, but a bit windy, which helped me take good photos of birds in flight. I headed for the coast on Tuesday - stopping at the Bay Bridge. There was a Black Scoter and Surf Scoter hanging out off the jetty. There were Royal Terns, a few Spotted Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers, and Sanderlings and of course the parking lot Ruddy Turnstones. On the Bridge, I ran into Brian Taber, who was in search of an albatross (don't know if he was able to track it down). Brian gave me directions to the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher that was near Kiptopeke. It was right where Brian said it would be (as a note, I did not find it this morning - Friday).
>
> At Chincoteague, I checked for the Gull-billed Terns at Queens Sound Landing - not present on Tuesday, present on Wednesday, not present on TH or Fri. Black-necked Stilts were along the causeway from the mainland to the islands. At the Refuge, they are paving the main road out to the beach - a bit of a mess. Along the causeway to the beach there were numerous SB Dowitchers, Dunlin, Semipalmated PL, Semipalmated SP, a few BB Plovers, gulls, Forster's terns, a few Least Terns, Piping Plovers, Oystercatchers, and Skimmers. There were lots and lots of shore birds in the wildlife loop, but most were at a distance. Many herons and egrets along the Wildlife loop.
>
> Over the next few days I'll be posting photos from my trip. If you're interested I've posted photos of the Scissor-tailed FL, BB Plover, Dunlin, Piping PL on my Flickr site.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/vmibiology/
>
> Dick Rowe
> VMI Biology Dept
>
>
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> Message: 6
> Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 18:25:56 -0400
> From: Lynn Rafferty <radmom8992...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [Va-bird] Extra-limital weird Mallard
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> Hi folks,
> I didn't even see this in Virginia, but I had to share photos of this truly
> "weird duck", a male Mallard, that I saw this week in Rochester, NY along
> the Erie Canal. This looks like a very ordinary Mallard, wearing a
> strange headdress. I'd love to hear if anyone has seen something like
> this before on any species.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/92816502@N03/albums/72157680976531773
>
> Thanks so much,
> Lynn Rafferty
> Oakton, VA
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Date: 5/19/17 3:26 pm
From: Lynn Rafferty via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Extra-limital weird Mallard
Hi folks,
I didn't even see this in Virginia, but I had to share photos of this truly
"weird duck", a male Mallard, that I saw this week in Rochester, NY along
the Erie Canal. This looks like a very ordinary Mallard, wearing a
strange headdress. I'd love to hear if anyone has seen something like
this before on any species.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/92816502@N03/albums/72157680976531773

Thanks so much,
Lynn Rafferty
Oakton, VA
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Date: 5/19/17 2:30 pm
From: Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Chincoteague Birding Trip - Day I
I spent the past few days birding and mainly photographing at Chincoteague. It was a good trip with nice weather, but a bit windy, which helped me take good photos of birds in flight. I headed for the coast on Tuesday - stopping at the Bay Bridge. There was a Black Scoter and Surf Scoter hanging out off the jetty. There were Royal Terns, a few Spotted Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers, and Sanderlings and of course the parking lot Ruddy Turnstones. On the Bridge, I ran into Brian Taber, who was in search of an albatross (don't know if he was able to track it down). Brian gave me directions to the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher that was near Kiptopeke. It was right where Brian said it would be (as a note, I did not find it this morning - Friday).

At Chincoteague, I checked for the Gull-billed Terns at Queens Sound Landing - not present on Tuesday, present on Wednesday, not present on TH or Fri. Black-necked Stilts were along the causeway from the mainland to the islands. At the Refuge, they are paving the main road out to the beach - a bit of a mess. Along the causeway to the beach there were numerous SB Dowitchers, Dunlin, Semipalmated PL, Semipalmated SP, a few BB Plovers, gulls, Forster's terns, a few Least Terns, Piping Plovers, Oystercatchers, and Skimmers. There were lots and lots of shore birds in the wildlife loop, but most were at a distance. Many herons and egrets along the Wildlife loop.

Over the next few days I'll be posting photos from my trip. If you're interested I've posted photos of the Scissor-tailed FL, BB Plover, Dunlin, Piping PL on my Flickr site.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/vmibiology/

Dick Rowe
VMI Biology Dept
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Date: 5/19/17 2:27 pm
From: Peter Robinson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Bath & Highland County Highlights
Bath Co. Hidden Valley Area

Among the 28 species:

5 Yellow-billed Cuckoo (one seen from 50')
1 Black-billed Cuckoo (seen from 25')
1 Cerulean Warbler
1 Yellow-breastfed Chat

Highland Co. Big Valley Road

4 Golden-winged Warbler
1 Brewster's hybrid

Peter Robinson
Warm Springs VA


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Date: 5/19/17 1:43 pm
From: Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Arlington Kites - NOT TODAY
I spent about an hour, from 10:15 to 11:15, this morning snd about 45 minutes this afternoon, from about 3:00 to 3:45, looking for Mississippi kites around 17th and Utah in Arlington.
I did not see any birds perched or flying on either occasion.
I looked carefully repeatedly at where I had seen the bird perched yesterday, and drove around and looked in all the places I had seen them flying. Also, I just looked at E-bird reports and I do not see that anyone has reported seeing them since yesterday late afternoon.
Maybe tomorrow.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Virginia

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Date: 5/19/17 8:31 am
From: Fred Atwood via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Cliff Swallows Port Royal follow-up
I was pleased to receive this email from the Environmental Specialist for
VDOT Fredericksburg in response to my questions about the swallows nesting
on the 301 bridge over the Rappahannock R.

Mr. Atwood,
My name is Steve Sharpeta and I work in VDOT’s Fredericksburg Environmental
Section. Thank you for your contact in reference to the swallows nesting
on the Route 301 bridge over the Rappahannock River. One of my
responsibilities is to conduct environmental compliance inspections on
projects. This is a project that I have been visiting for a year and
conducted my last inspection this past Monday on May 15th. Insuring that
work will not affect the nesting swallows is part of my inspection
responsibilities. After receiving your inquiry, I spoke with the senior
inspector about the project. As I had observed on Monday, the contractor
continues to work below the nests and is not impacting them. The senior
inspector has also met with the contractor to go over anticipated work for
the next three months to ensure we would not have a conflict with any
nests.
As a little background regarding our approach to migratory bird concerns,
VDOT is aware that many species utilize our infrastructure as nesting
grounds, particularly swallows. Due to this, a special provision was
developed to be included into contracts where migratory barn (Hirundo
rustica) and cliff (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) swallows are known to nest on
or under bridges. This provision is a limitation of operations for the
protection of nesting swallows during the nesting season. Bridges are
evaluated by district environmental staff prior to the start of
construction and, when swallows are found to be nesting on our structures
and work may affect nesting, a time of year restriction (TOYR) is placed on
those activities from May 1st to August 15th of any year. Contractors
have an option to preempt nesting activities prior to the TOYR date,
provided no birds are observed actively nesting (i.e., eggs or young are
not present). These actions can include placement of netting, planking,
tarpaulins, and other means that prevent the birds from accessing former
nests or building new ones.
During the planning stages of work on the Route 301 Rappahannock River
Bridge, VDOT was aware of the presence of nesting sites for the swallows
and incorporated the special provision in the bid package and the
contractor was made aware of this special provision during the
preconstruction meeting.
Once work began in April of 2016, swallows were already present on the
bridge. VDOT coordinated with the nongame bird conservation biologist with
the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries about proposed work
(substructure concrete surface repair, concrete beam end repairs, bearing
replacement and concrete slope protection repairs) and potential concerns
for the nesting swallows. Due to the scope of work and the distance from
the nests, VDGIF did not anticipate activities having an adverse impact on
the swallows and agreed that work could occur during the TOYR as long as
activities continued to be away from the nests. We agreed to recoordinate
with them if nests are found to be in the way of critical construction
activities or if conflicts with the birds arise.

Regards
Steve

PS from Fred. Steve said I could share this email with the list serve but
that I should remove his contact info since questions are supposed to go
through VDOT's Customer Service first.
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Date: 5/19/17 8:25 am
From: Ashley Peele via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Breeding Codes and Migratory Birds
Migratory birds, particularly those colorful, diverse species that spend
winter in the Neotropics and summer in the US, add a new dimension to
breeding data collection for the VABBA2. We get a lot of questions about
how to deal with such species in the context of the Atlas, so I've
summarized some important tips about migrants in a quick article.


Check out ‘*Breeding Codes and Migratory Species
<http://ebird.org/content/atlasva/news/breeding-codes-and-migratory-species/>*
on our Atlas eBird portal for the full story on coding migrants.


http://ebird.org/content/atlasva/news/breeding-codes-and-migratory-species/


Also, as we move closer to the heart of the breeding season, we're seeing
some great new breeding data coming in to the Atlas eBird portal. In fact,
here are the most recent stats...


*25,849 *checklists submitted to VABBA2 eBird portal

*>50%* of all Atlas blocks have received data

*241* species reported

*178* confirmed as breeders

(Data from: http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva/subnational1/US-VA?yr=all)


This is fantastic progress for the start of our 2nd season! We've
already *added
10,000+ checklists to the VABBA2 dataset in 2017*! This *wouldn't be
possible without both our new and veteran volunteers*. Thank you all for
your great work on behalf of the VABBA2! Thank you for both joining and
sticking with the project. I think we're going to blow season 1 out the
water!


All the best,

Ashley Peele, PhD
Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator
Conservation Management Institute - Virginia Tech
Office: 540-231-9182
Fax: 540-231-7019
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Date: 5/18/17 3:13 pm
From: Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Arlington Mississippi Kites.
I spent about two hours, from 3 to 5, this afternoon looking for and watching the two Mississippi kites that have returned to the nesting site they used last year in Arlington County.
I had brief opportunities to watch both birds fly and an extended opportunity to watch one bird perched. The perched bird was on a snag in a large tree on the southeast corner of 17th and Utah, best seen from the northwest corner. I observed one or both of the kites flying at 17th, 18th, and 19th and Utah.
I got some good but distant photos of the perched bird, and some mediocre photos of the flying birds.
I'll try again tomorrow.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Virginia


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Date: 5/18/17 1:38 pm
From: Gwbirds37 via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] patti reum
does anybody have her e-mail or if Patti, you see this, can you contact me?

Thanks
Gerry Weinberger
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Date: 5/18/17 8:23 am
From: Thomas Nardone via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mississippi kite Alexandria
Seen flying over the 2600 block of Central Avenue about 11 AM being harassed by the local crows.

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Date: 5/18/17 7:57 am
From: Bob Brosnan via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mississippi Kite
Just saw the Kite soaring over the big tree at 4249 17th Street in Arlington

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Date: 5/18/17 7:10 am
From: Cheryl Walsh via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Sky Meadows State Park
Took a walk along the Shearmans Mill trail in Sky Meadows yesterday May 17.
Highlight was a Black-billed Cuckoo which is a lifer for me. Fortunately it
was cooperative, flying over to a tree next to me allowing time to check
field marks and take a few photos. Not a lot of warbler diversity with the
most numerous being Blackpoll and Redstart. Saw a Yellow warbler and heard
several Common Yellowthroats. Also saw several Chats starting at parking
lot and continuing across brushy field along stream. I haven't seen Chats
there before so either I missed them or they are settling in to this site.
Saw several Baltimore Orioles gathering nest material.

Bill Walsh
Aldie, VA
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Date: 5/18/17 6:58 am
From: Jeff Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] MiIKI at Runt's Farm
Greeting all

I just found a Mississippi Kite at Runt Powell Farm where I have seen them since 1998.

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: 5/17/17 4:36 pm
From: janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fwd: Mississippi Kites in Arlington, VA & Alexandria, VA




____________________________________
From: <Janetmanderson5...>
To: <va-bird...>
Sent: 5/17/2017 5:28:18 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Mississippi Kites in Arlington, VA & Alexandria, VA




May 17, 2017

2 low soaring Adult Mississippi Kites seen this afternoon along 17th
Street, Upton and Utah Streets in Arlington, Arlington County, VA - same area as
last year

1 Adult Mississippi Kite seen this afternoon at Cameron Mills Road and
Ellerby Street in Alexandria, Fairfax County, VA - also, the same area as last
year

1 Peregrine Falcon seen this morning at the office complex where I work
in the Baileys Crossroads area of Falls Church, Fairfax County, VA


Janet M. Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA

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Date: 5/17/17 3:18 pm
From: Stuart via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Black-and-white warbler antics: Monticello Park
Hi al

A Black-and-white warbler flew close to photographers while spiraling around a small tree branch.
It seemed genuinely interested in the sounds of the shutter-clicks from the cameras.

Good birding all!

Stuart Merrell
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Date: 5/17/17 2:29 pm
From: Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Arlington Mississippi Kites
I just got a call from a friend who said that he and his daughter were over in Arlington County this afternoon and that the Mississippi Kites are back and flying around in the same location as last year: north 17th and Upton/Utah.
This looks good for nesting again this year.
I'm looking forward to going over tomorrow and seeing if I can see them also.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Virginia

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Date: 5/17/17 2:28 pm
From: janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mississippi Kites in Arlington, VA & Alexandria, VA


May 17, 2017

2 low soaring Adult Mississippi Kites seen this afternoon along 17th
Street, Upton and Utah Streets in Arlington, Arlington County, VA - same area as
last year

1 Adult Mississippi Kite seen this afternoon at Cameron Mills Road and
Ellerby Street in Alexandria, Fairfax County, VA - also, the same area as last
year

1 Peregrine Falcon seen this morning at the office complex where I work
in the Baileys Crossroads area of Falls Church, Fairfax County, VA


Janet M. Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA
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Date: 5/17/17 2:01 pm
From: Jim B via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] AUTO: Jim Bernat is out of the office (returning 05/23/2017)

I am out of the office until 05/23/2017.

I will reply after I return.


Note: This is an automated response to your message "va-bird Digest, Vol
121, Issue 17" sent on 5/16/2017 8:50:52 AM.

This is the only notification you will receive while this person is away.

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Date: 5/17/17 1:09 pm
From: Stephen Eccles via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] A few odd ducks, Fairfax County
There were a couple of Ruddy Ducks on Lake Accotink, Fairfax County, this
morning. No indication of breeding and 'late' records for this species are
not unknown.

More interesting was a female Hooded Merganser swimming in Accotink Stream,
just north of Lake Accotink itself, with a 'duckling' (if that's the right
description for a merganser) trailing behind her.

Stephen Eccles
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Date: 5/17/17 11:55 am
From: Ron Vogel via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Alder flycatcher at Leesylvania State Park
While migrant warblers were not quite as abundant today as they were this
past weekend, Leesylvania State Park did produce an alder flycatcher today
along the boardwalk nearest the train trestle. Well seen, but more
importantly, well heard.





Ron Vogel

Annandale, Va

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Date: 5/17/17 11:54 am
From: Rob Bielawski via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Weekend Atlasing around Richmond
Fellow Bird Enthusiasts,

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to check out some of what Richmond
has to offer birders during the month of May due in part to a Friday
wedding, and a Saturday funeral I was in town for. Unfortunately on Friday
night after the wedding reception, heavy rains kept me from seeking out the
Common Nighthawks around the baseball stadium, and those very rains
continued on into early Saturday morning. However, I never like to spend a
Saturday indoors, so I drove from the hotel on the west end, over to the
James River Park system, parking at the Reedy Creek entrance. From the car,
a Northern Parula could be seen singing in the parking lot; a good start I
felt. I walked the Buttermilk Trail to the west towards 42nd Street,
crossed the footbridge, and then worked back along the gravel maintenance
road that parallels the railroad tracks. On the way, a Carolina Wren was
observed carrying a pretty spider back to its (assumed) nest, a nice CF
Carrying Food (Confirmed) observation for the Atlas, and I "found" an
Eastern Phoebe nesting in the box culvert that carries the waters of Reedy
Creek underneath the railroad tracks to its outlet into the James. I say
"found" because I'm sure many an Atlaser has logged this over the past
couple of seasons. But, it was a neat bird for me to see, and I watched as
it caught food several times, carrying it back to the nest site in the
culvert for another CF Carrying Food (Confirmed) report. Along the trip,
Yellow-throated Warbler, American Redstart, Prothonotary Warbler, Common
Yellowthroat and Ovenbird were also heard, for S Singing Male (Possible)
documentation, and many a non-breeding Blackpoll Warbler was heard as well.
Thanks go to Lewis & Nikola for getting me on the beautiful breeding male
Redstart!

Photographs & Atlas Information:
http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva/view/checklist/S36785992

During the afternoon, I did a little Atlasing around downtown Richmond,
parking down near the river just east of the Robert E. Lee Bridge to Belle
Isle. Immediately after getting out of the car I could see mass numbers of
Cliff and various other (Barn, Tree) Swallows working over the river's
surface. Watching the swallows, I was able to see them rising up to their
nesting colony on the underside of the bridge superstructure. At one point,
an American Kestrel flew in out of (seemingly) nowhere and landed sideways
on a group of the 'gourds'. Immediately mobbed by the adults, the kestrel
had to cut and run swiftly. After the excitement, a pair of Baltimore
Orioles flew in over me and landed nicely in a tree near the river. In
keeping with my morning them of CF breeding codes, the female here was
carrying what appeared to be a dragonfly, so I was able to claim another
Carrying Food confirmation for the day, and my first oriole confirmation so
far in the Atlas. Lastly, a brood of fledgeling Canada Geese could be
distantly seen across the river.

Photographs & Atlas Information:
http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva/view/checklist/S36795953

For those "Listservers" who have not yet embraced the use of eBird or the
2nd Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas, I kindly ask that you check it out! For
more information on the project, now in its 2nd of 5 years of study, please
see the official project website, www.vabba2.org, the Facebook Page,
https://www.facebook.com/vabba2/, or request to join the official Facebook
Group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/VABBA2/, where other Atlasers are
posting observations and asking whatever questions they might have about
the project! This is a golden opportunity for anyone interested in birds to
help make a difference. Your observations go a long way in providing
valuable bits of information about the lives of our state's breeding birds!

Rob Bielawski
Virginia Beach, VA
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Date: 5/17/17 11:26 am
From: Jean Tatalias via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Bles Park, May 17, 2017
Ten birders were part of the Bles Park walk this morning, sponsored by the
Northern Virginia Bird Club and also listed with the Audubon Society of No.
VA. Warblers were scarce, but we saw a yellow-billed cuckoo (FOS for most
of us), green heron, great egret, indigo buntings, and a first year male
orchard oriole. Flycatchers were more heard than seen, but red-eyed vireos
were surprisingly cooperative. Group list is below.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Wed, May 17, 2017 at 2:13 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Bles Park, May 17, 2017
To: <jtatalias...>


Bles Park, Loudoun, Virginia, US
May 17, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.3 mile(s)
42 species

Canada Goose 15
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Black Vulture 4
Turkey Vulture 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 1
Tree Swallow 8
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 22
Cedar Waxwing 6
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 14
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Orchard Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 8

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S36937435

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Date: 5/17/17 10:51 am
From: Rich Rieger via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Bobolinks in Fairfax Co. - long
Hi Va Birders - this is a message directed more toward Fairfax Co. and NoVa birders and I apologize in advance if it is slightly off the "business" of the listserv. It does concern birds. Please read and feel free to comment to me directly offline or take some action on your own -

There is a large, mostly grassy field behind the historic Barrett House (where Workhouse Rd. meets Lorton Rd) that is now owned by Fairfax Co. After a few inquiries, Sherman Suter and I were able to ask the Resource Mgr if that field could be left to grow up in hopes of attracting grassland birds, specifically Bobolinks, which used to nest in the area when Lorton prison was still in existence. The grass is growing and Bobolinks have been present in the field since at least April 29. We recently confirmed E. Meadowlark nesting (carrying nesting material) and Bobwhites have been heard on the Lorton Golf Course , just to the north. There is also a chance that Grasshopper Sparrows may drop in, as they are present on the Lorton landfill cap (not too far away).

Encouraged by the presence of Bobolinks, I wrote Ed Richardson, the Resource Manager of that area, to thank him and let him know what was going on. I'm pasting in part of his reply -

"Coincidently, we are looking for other flying sites and had a meeting about the topic yesterday. Because of the space requirements, additional flying sites will likely be limited to small drones and small model aircraft. One site being considered is the field behind the Barrett House. Keeping people not involved in flying out of the flight zone is a big concern, and staff feel that non-participants arent likely to enter a field that is mowed only once a year."

It is my humble opinion that drones and planes buzzing the field would NOT be good for the birds - currently that field is off limits to flying.

The Fairfax Co. Supervisor in charge of this area is Dan Storck - his office # is 703-780-7518. He is out of the office for the rest of today (Wed) but will be back Friday.
Please call and register a vote for the birds! (If you have any other connections to Fairfax Co. Resource Mgmt, please call them.) I think our united voices may outnumber the voices of RC plane and drone owners - I don't know. I do know we won't know until we make a stink -

Spoiler alert - as per the "Master Plan" - this field is destined to become soccer fields at some point, but not in the near future. Let's see if we can give the grassland birds a boost in the meantime.


Thanks
Rich Rieger
Alexandria




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Date: 5/16/17 2:53 pm
From: Lori B via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Arlington Village Ravine Survey - Saturday (5/20) at 5:45 am - Please come.
To preface the Arlington Bioblitz on Saturday, I'm trying to organize a
bird survey in the Arlington Village Ravine. Unfortunately, I am not a
great birder and I doubt that will change by Saturday. I believe I have
recently heard a number of warblers (WOTH, BTBW, NOPA) and better birders
are most welcomed. To join the ravine’s bird survey, meet at 5:45 a.m. at
the stairs leading into the ravine from S. Edgewood. Closest address is
1415 S Edgewood, 22204.

If you let me know you are coming, I will make coffee cake. Even if you
don't want coffee cake, please let me know you are coming.

Thanks,
Lori
<loribowes...>
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Date: 5/16/17 10:51 am
From: William Young via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Monticello Park, May 16
The Olive-sided Flycatcher first seen at Monticello Park on Sunday was
still present this morning. The bird was seen on the top of a dead tree at
the front of the park. It also was seen on another dead tree visible from
both the bridge and the picnic area. The bird had not been seen yesterday,
and nobody has heard it vocalize.

This morning, 18 species of warblers were recorded at the park, including
bathing Blackburnian, Cape May, Bay-breasted, and Wilson's Warblers.

William Young
Arlington, VA
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Date: 5/15/17 12:58 pm
From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
It has become nearly an annual spring event that one Monday on the Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk is an extraordinarily  spectacular experience.  Today was that day for 2017.  Thirty-six birders tallied 87 species.  The first hour of the walk took place in the Huntley parking lot as this large group tallied many of the 19 warbler species seen today.  Seen fliting around the edge of the lot one easily saw Northern Parulas, Chestnut-sided Warblers, Magnolia Warblers, Blackpoll Warblers and many more.  The most dazzling find in all of this were two Blackburnian Warblers who fluttered about in easy view for many minutes.  Such a breathtaking performance!  When we finally started towards the boardwalk, more warblers were seen - Prothonatary, Common-yellowthroats, Oven Birds, and Redstarts were all around.  As we searched the central wetland, Hooded Merganser and Wood duck families had little parades for us, while Red-winged Blackbirds made life unpleasant for a Great Egret who finally left the scene.  Finally, some unusual and rare sightings such as Veerys, Swainson's Thrushes, Bank Swallows, and a Winter Wren concluded the whole adventure.  Quite a show.
Canada Goose  7
Wood Duck  16
Mallard  3
Hooded Merganser  14
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  3
Black Vulture  3
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  4
Cooper's Hawk  2
Bald Eagle  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  5
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  2
Mourning Dove  7
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Chimney Swift  96
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  5
Hairy Woodpecker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Acadian Flycatcher  3
Eastern Phoebe  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  3
Eastern Kingbird  2
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  11
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  2
crow sp.  6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  12
Tree Swallow  30
Bank Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  25
Carolina Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Winter Wren  1    experienced Huntley birder found in marsh area.
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
Eastern Bluebird  2
Veery  1
Swainson's Thrush  2
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  6
Gray Catbird  4
European Starling  3
Cedar Waxwing  22
Ovenbird  2
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Prothonotary Warbler  4
Common Yellowthroat  6
Hooded Warbler  1
American Redstart  5
Northern Parula  2
Magnolia Warbler  3
Blackburnian Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  4
Black-throated Blue Warbler  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler  12
Black-throated Green Warbler  3
Canada Warbler  1
Wilson's Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  2
Scarlet Tanager  3
Northern Cardinal  4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  30
Common Grackle  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
House Finch  2
Pine Siskin  1
American Goldfinch  12
House Sparrow  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: 5/15/17 12:29 pm
From: Fred Atwood via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Northern Neck Mississippi Kite, Black Tern; Port Royal Cliff Swallows
Dear VA-Birders
Just time for a quick note.
Of the 100 species of birds I saw yesterday May 14, the most exciting were
--a handsome breeding plumage Black Tern at LaGrange Lane in King George,
--a county-lifer adult Mississippi Kite near Westmoreland State Park in
Westmoreland Co as I birded a new spot in a priority block for the Breeding
Bird Atlas Project,
--and somewhere in the neighborhood of 325 Cliff Swallows on the 301 bridge
over the Rappahannock R between Port Royal and King George Co. The cliff
swallows were frenetically gathering mud from a puddle in the parking lot
and dashing off to build their nests on the bridge. I could only see the
nests that were on the upriver side of the bridge, but the birds looked
like they were also flying to other nests not visible from this side. My
individual counts of nests in varying degrees of active construction varied
from 146 to 155, so if we assume 2 birds at 150 nests and then add a few
more to include the other side, that suggests 325-ish birds.

Unfortunately the bridge is under repair and I worry about how the colony
will fare this year. Does anyone know if the workers are supposed to remove
the nests, or what we can do to protect them for the season?

I saw/heard very few migrant warblers (Blackpoll, Myrtle, Magnolia,
Northern Waterthrush) and surprisingly few shorebirds (3 least, 21 spotted,
4 solitary, 2 greater yellowlegs, 3 lesser yellowlegs, 15 killdeer
(including some chicks).

Two male Ring-necked Ducks at a private pond in King George and a female
Red-breasted Merganser at LaGrange La were the only lingering winter
waterfowl. Surprising misses were gulls and downy woodpecker. A flock of
45 chattering and binking bobolinks was in a meadow on a private farm in
King George.

All the best
Fred Atwood
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Date: 5/15/17 10:08 am
From: Brian Taber via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Mississippi Kites at College Creek Hawkwatch

Bill Williams and I watched two Mississippi Kites cross the James River past the Hawkwatch this morning.

Brian Taber
Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory
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Date: 5/15/17 8:49 am
From: frazmo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Arlington Bioblitz Birding, Sat May 20, 8-10 AM, Long Branch Nature Center
Dear Folks: Arlington County is conducting its Bioblitz this Saturday May
20 and I will lead a birding team at Long Branch Nature Center from 8-10
AM. The aim is to identify every species of bird we can find, taking photos
when possible. Unlike bird counts, we do not need to count numbers; the
focus is on species.


I am hoping that interested folks will join me as we roam around Long
Branch. I could use some better birders than myself!! We will meet at the
Long Branch Nature Center parking lot at 8 AM. Depending on turn-out, we
may split up into sub-teams.


The Bioblitz will capture data using the iNaturalist app. I will deal with
that. I also would like to capture data in eBird and of course there we
will maintain a count of numbers we observe as well as species.


Much more information about the Arlington Bioblitz may be found here:


https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/arlingtons-bioblitz-help-record-our-hidden-natural-treasures/


<https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/arlingtons-bioblitz-help-record-our-hidden-natural-treasures/>

and here:


https://parks.arlingtonva.us/events/arlington-bioblitz/


<https://parks.arlingtonva.us/events/arlington-bioblitz/>

Finally, if you bird anywhere in Arlington on May 20 and record your
observations in eBird, I’m told they will be harvested and used to help
fill out the species list, so have at it!


Cheers, Steve Young (M) 703 * 966 * 2966 [please ignore the asterisks]
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Date: 5/15/17 8:25 am
From: Edward Eder via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Sunday Dyke Marsh walk
The bird walk on Mother’s day at Dyke Marsh produced 71 species with highlights including Least Bittern, Great Egret and Black-bellied Plover (seen on the mudflats). The group had excellent views of multiple Baltimore Oriole pairs and close male territorial encounters. Fourteen species of warbler were seen or heard with a fallout of Blackpolls(12) and Canada Warblers (6).
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Date: 5/14/17 5:58 pm
From: Kurt via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fwd: Big Day in Loudoun County, May 14, 2017
Correction, the Yellow-bellied Flycatcher was at Balls Bluff.

Kurt Gaskill

Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Kurt via va-bird <va-bird...>
> Date: May 14, 2017 at 8:47:26 PM EDT
> To: Virginia Birding <va-bird...>
> Subject: [Va-bird] Big Day in Loudoun County, May 14, 2017
> Reply-To: Kurt <kurtcapt87...>
>
> VA BIRDers,
>
> David Ledwith and I attempted a Big Day today in Loudoun County. I am sure we made a few mistakes so we tallied only 113 species. We started at Blue Ridge Center where we tallied 2/3 of our total in 3:20. We got most of the regular species but missed several warblers (we did 19 for the day....no big push at BRCES) and also missed Bobolink. Top species for the BRCES and the day was Yellow-bellied Flycatcher.
>
> Kurt Gaskill
>
> Sent from my iPad
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Date: 5/14/17 5:48 pm
From: Kurt via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Big Day in Loudoun County, May 14, 2017
VA BIRDers,

David Ledwith and I attempted a Big Day today in Loudoun County. I am sure we made a few mistakes so we tallied only 113 species. We started at Blue Ridge Center where we tallied 2/3 of our total in 3:20. We got most of the regular species but missed several warblers (we did 19 for the day....no big push at BRCES) and also missed Bobolink. Top species for the BRCES and the day was Yellow-bellied Flycatcher.

Kurt Gaskill

Sent from my iPad
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Date: 5/14/17 2:14 pm
From: Bill Hohenstein via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Leesylvania State Park, warblers galore
Nice list Marc! I had similar success -- though not the same totals of warblers I had 16 species -- not too bad.


One notable bird. There were 4 Common Nighthawks at the ruins a 6:30 in the morning. I got a short clip of them -- it is in slow motion.


Also, for those near Monticello Park in Arlington. There is an Olive Sided Flycatcher in the park now. I've also attached some video of it.


Bill


https://www.flickr.com/photos/73831614@N00/34660666575/in/dateposted-public/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/73831614@N00/34497760612/in/dateposted-public/

[X]Olive sided flycatcher with cicada<https://www.flickr.com/photos/73831614@N00/34497760612/in/dateposted-public/>

[https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4163/34497760612_ae4a9de11c_b.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/73831614@N00/34497760612/>
[https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4163/34497760612_ae4a9de11c_b.jpg]




[X]Common Nighthawks slo mo<https://www.flickr.com/photos/73831614@N00/34660666575/in/dateposted-public/>

[https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4172/34660666575_1c5dfe4ed7_b.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/73831614@N00/34660666575/>
[https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4172/34660666575_1c5dfe4ed7_b.jpg]






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From: va-bird <va-bird-bounces+elliety=<msn.com...> on behalf of Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2017 12:50 PM
To: VA-BIRD
Subject: [Va-bird] Leesylvania State Park, warblers galore

Yesterday was great at Leesylvania. Today was even better. The park was
swarming with migrants this morning. I tallied 23 species of warblers, with
the help of Peter Ross, Scott Priebe, and Toby Hardwick. Tennessee was the
most unusual, in that I don't see it often in the spring along the Potomac.
It was singing atop the hill near the ruins. Notable in numbers were
Canada, chestnut sided, blackpoll, black and white, and magnolia. What was
surprising to me was the lack of rose-breasted grosbeak and migrant
flycatchers. But the warblers kept us busy from one end of the park to the
other.

Before going to Leesylvania I went to Breckinridge Road, pre-dawn. No
whip-poor-wills, but I did see 4 species of thrush (wood, Swainson's,
gray-cheeked, veery) plus pine, hooded, and black-throated green warblers,
ones that I did not see in Leesylvania.

Marc Ribaudo

Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
May 14, 2017 6:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
83 species

Canada Goose 2
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 3
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 4
Osprey 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Ring-billed Gull 3
Caspian Tern 1
Mourning Dove 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 30
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 7
Red-eyed Vireo 18
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 5
Fish Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 12
Barn Swallow 20
Purple Martin 2
Carolina Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Carolina Wren 10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Eastern Bluebird 4
Swainson's Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 3
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 4
Cedar Waxwing 40
Ovenbird 4
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Northern Waterthrush 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 12
Prothonotary Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 12
Cape May Warbler 2
Northern Parula 10
Magnolia Warbler 8
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 3
Yellow Warbler 6
Chestnut-sided Warbler 8
Blackpoll Warbler 18
Black-throated Blue Warbler 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Yellow-throated Warbler 5
Prairie Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 6
Wilson's Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 1
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 10
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 24
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Orchard Oriole 3
Baltimore Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36837966

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Date: 5/14/17 1:35 pm
From: Dendroica--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 05/14/17 (Fairfax County)
Keith Huffman led today's group of eleven who collectively observed 58
bird species including 12 species of warblers as detailed in the bird list
below. We meet every Sunday at 8 AM in the visitors center parking lot. All
birders are welcome to join us.

Posted by Ralph Wall

Canada Goose 22
Mallard 2
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 5
Black Vulture 12
Turkey Vulture 8
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 9
Eastern Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 6
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
Eastern Bluebird 2
Catharus sp. 1
American Robin 2
Cedar Waxwing 30
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 5
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Common Grackle 15
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 6
American Goldfinch 15

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36847372

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Date: 5/14/17 11:03 am
From: Bryan Henson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Algonkian Park group walk results - Loudoun county
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy (loudounwildlife.org) held its final Celebrate
Birds! iMBD walk at Algonkian Park in eastern Loudoun this morning. 18
birders found 64 species with highlights including good looks at Magnolia
Warbler, Canada Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo, Baltimore
Oriole, Brown Thrasher and Black-throated Blue warbler. We also found
nesting Eastern Kingbirds.

The full checklist is at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36838586

Happy Mother's day,
Bryan
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Date: 5/14/17 9:50 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Leesylvania State Park, warblers galore
Yesterday was great at Leesylvania. Today was even better. The park was
swarming with migrants this morning. I tallied 23 species of warblers, with
the help of Peter Ross, Scott Priebe, and Toby Hardwick. Tennessee was the
most unusual, in that I don't see it often in the spring along the Potomac.
It was singing atop the hill near the ruins. Notable in numbers were
Canada, chestnut sided, blackpoll, black and white, and magnolia. What was
surprising to me was the lack of rose-breasted grosbeak and migrant
flycatchers. But the warblers kept us busy from one end of the park to the
other.

Before going to Leesylvania I went to Breckinridge Road, pre-dawn. No
whip-poor-wills, but I did see 4 species of thrush (wood, Swainson's,
gray-cheeked, veery) plus pine, hooded, and black-throated green warblers,
ones that I did not see in Leesylvania.

Marc Ribaudo

Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
May 14, 2017 6:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
83 species

Canada Goose 2
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 3
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 4
Osprey 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Ring-billed Gull 3
Caspian Tern 1
Mourning Dove 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 30
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 7
Red-eyed Vireo 18
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 5
Fish Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 12
Barn Swallow 20
Purple Martin 2
Carolina Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Carolina Wren 10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Eastern Bluebird 4
Swainson's Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 3
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 4
Cedar Waxwing 40
Ovenbird 4
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Northern Waterthrush 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 12
Prothonotary Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 12
Cape May Warbler 2
Northern Parula 10
Magnolia Warbler 8
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 3
Yellow Warbler 6
Chestnut-sided Warbler 8
Blackpoll Warbler 18
Black-throated Blue Warbler 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Yellow-throated Warbler 5
Prairie Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 6
Wilson's Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 1
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 10
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 24
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Orchard Oriole 3
Baltimore Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 4

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Date: 5/14/17 9:20 am
From: Kevin Shank via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] More warblers in Union Sprgs, R'ham County.
Got outside for a little while before church this morning and had 11
warblers. Good looks at Canada, Magnolia, and Hooded.



http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva/view/checklist/S36832248



Shaphan Shank

Union Springs

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Date: 5/14/17 9:05 am
From: Peter Frechtel via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kent Gardens Park, Fairfax County: hooded and Canada warblers
Hello again VA-Birders,



This morning was a little less exciting at my local patch than yesterday
morning with respect to birds flying all around me and songs ringing in my
ears, but I saw a lot of the same birds, plus single male hooded and Canada
warblers. 15 species of warblers might be my all-time high for this park.
E-bird list is below.



Peter Frechtel

Falls Church





Kent Gardens Park, Fairfax, Virginia, US May 14, 2017 6:10 AM - 7:40 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.25 mile(s)

Comments: a lot of the same birds as yesterday, but less singing. hooded
warbler and Canada warbler were highlights.

43 species (+1 other taxa)



Great Blue Heron 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Mourning Dove 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker 1

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 2 FOS

Great Crested Flycatcher 1

White-eyed Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 4

Blue Jay 2

American Crow 6

Fish Crow 1

crow sp. 3

Carolina Chickadee 3

Tufted Titmouse 4

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

House Wren 2

Carolina Wren 5

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7

American Robin 1

Gray Catbird 3

European Starling 1

Ovenbird 4

Northern Waterthrush 1 same place (individual?) as yesterday

Black-and-white Warbler 5

Common Yellowthroat 5

Hooded Warbler 1 off gravel trail between Beverly Ave bridge and Kent
Gardens ES

American Redstart 8

Northern Parula 6

Magnolia Warbler 3

Yellow Warbler 1 same place (individual?) as yesterday

Chestnut-sided Warbler 3

Blackpoll Warbler 3

Black-throated Blue Warbler 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler 2

Black-throated Green Warbler 2

Canada Warbler 1 male near Beverly Ave entrance. Only sang once.

Eastern Towhee 2

Scarlet Tanager 4

Northern Cardinal 6

Indigo Bunting 6

Common Grackle 6

Baltimore Oriole 1



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Date: 5/14/17 4:46 am
From: Walter Hadlock via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Two great back yard birds
Good morning,

Saturday morning we had two Ovenbirds in the backyard.

This morning, we had two Swainson’s Thrush in the backyard. The drama was the second one swooped in and took the first one’s Cicada away! I got some good photos of this bird and will post them in a bit to eBird.

Who knows what else might show up.

Good birding to all,
Jay and Carol Hadlock
Herndon, VA (Fairfax County)
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Date: 5/13/17 6:57 pm
From: Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Blue Grosbeak
About one week ago, a male Blue Grosbeak showed up at my research site. He did some singing but mainly avoided the Tree Swallows. Today, a female showed up and he is in heaven. He still isn't singing much, but I heard lots of the chik calls, and the pair were flying around together and beginning what I assume is courtship. I'm hoping they will nest in the area. I posted a few photos of the happy couple on my Flickr site.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/vmibiology/

Dick Rowe
VMI Biology Dept
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Date: 5/13/17 5:11 pm
From: Kevin Shank via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Migrants in Union Sprgs, R'ham County
I managed to get out and bird for a few hours today at our place in Union
Springs. Ended up with around 50 species for the day. The best birds were
Willow Flycatcher (a first for our place), Yellow-throated Vireo, a late RC
Kinglet, Veery, Swainson's, and Wood Thrushes, 8 Scarlet Tanagers, and 14
species of warblers: Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Common Yellowthroat, American
Redstart, Cape May, Northern Parula, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian,
Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue, Pine, Yellow-rumped, and
Black-throated Green.



Shaphan Shank

Union Springs

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Date: 5/13/17 3:38 pm
From: Linda Millington via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] IMBD Walk at Goodstone Inn, Middleburg, Virginia
Birders,
Mary Ann Good, Hope Woodward, and I birded the Goodstone Inn in Middleburg,
Virginia on an IMBD walk sponsored by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. We
had a great morning and tallied 63 species. We followed trails in the woods
and along streams, traversed fields and cow pastures, and explored barns.
Our list is below.
-
US-VA-Middleburg-22532 Warburg Ln - 38.9951x-77.7530, Loudoun, Virginia, US
May 13, 2017 8:10 AM - 12:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: IMBD walk at the Goodstone Inn near Middleburg - sponsored by
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. Participants - Mary Ann Good, Linda
Millington, Hope Woodward
63 species

Canada Goose 5
Great Blue Heron 1
Black Vulture 4
Turkey Vulture 3
Bald Eagle 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
Mourning Dove 5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 6
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 8
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 7
Fish Crow 2
Common Raven 2
Barn Swallow 12
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Carolina Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 10
Swainson's Thrush 3
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 15
Brown Thrasher 6
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 8
Cedar Waxwing 6
Ovenbird 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 3
Grasshopper Sparrow 3
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 6
Savannah Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 3
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 11
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Eastern Meadowlark 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 8
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 14
House Sparrow 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S36791113

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http://ebird.org/content/atlasva)

Linda Millington
Upperville VA
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Date: 5/13/17 2:57 pm
From: Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Birds Observed Banshee Reeks May 13
While only 4 people showed up for the regular (every 2nd Sat.) monthly bird
walk at Banshee Reeks this cool, drizzly morning, we had a great time
observing various breeding behavior and finding a couple groups of migrating
warblers. While we identified 10 different warbler species, we were unable
to ID all of them. However, we did have great views of Prairie Warblers, a
Palm Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chats, some very vocal White-eyed Vireos, two
pairs of foraging Scarlet Tanagers in the same area, and a singing Blue
Grosbeak perched on top of a dead tree. Not only did we find Black Vultures
on eggs, we saw both Red-bellied Woodpeckers and a Hairy Woodpecker feeding
rather noisy young, and a pair of Brown Thrashers consistently carrying food
to a scrubby area. Singing Orchard Orioles and Eastern Towhees seemed to be
everywhere.



For a complete list of the birds observed at Banshee Reeks see the eBird
report below.



The regular monthly free bird walk (every 2nd Sat) at the Banshee Reeks
Nature preserve is sponsored by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy (
<http://www.loudounwildlife.org> www.loudounwildlife.org) & the Friends of
Banshee Reeks ( <http://www.bansheereeks.org> www.bansheereeks.org );
information on both and their upcoming events can be found on their
websites.



Good birding!

Joe Coleman and Dori Rhodes for the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy



Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, Loudoun, Virginia, US May 13, 2017 8:00 AM -
10:50 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.5 mile(s)

Comments: Loudoun Wildlife Regular Monthly Bird Walk; cold, drizzly
conditions after 2 plus days of rain, heavy at times.

56 species



Canada Goose 1

Great Egret 1

Black Vulture 8

Turkey Vulture 11

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Mourning Dove 6

Barred Owl 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Downy Woodpecker 2

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Pileated Woodpecker 2

Eastern Phoebe 3

Great Crested Flycatcher 1

Eastern Kingbird 2

White-eyed Vireo 3

Red-eyed Vireo 3

Blue Jay 5

American Crow 10

Fish Crow 10

Tree Swallow 2

Barn Swallow 1

Carolina Chickadee 2

Tufted Titmouse 1

House Wren 1

Carolina Wren 3

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4

Eastern Bluebird 8

Swainson's Thrush 2

Wood Thrush 2

American Robin 2

Gray Catbird 3

Brown Thrasher 4

Northern Mockingbird 1

Cedar Waxwing 12

Black-and-white Warbler 1

Nashville Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 3

Northern Parula 2

Blackburnian Warbler 1

Palm Warbler 1 Clearly seen by all of us and then heard singing (weak
buzzy trill after we watched it for a couple of minutes. Constant
tail-pumping, dark eyeline, pale rufous cap & yellowish on chest. We thought
there was probably 2nd one as well.

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

Prairie Warbler 6

Black-throated Green Warbler 2

Yellow-breasted Chat 2

Field Sparrow 7

Eastern Towhee 6

Scarlet Tanager 4 2 two pairs, male & female, in the same area; none
singing, all bust foraging

Northern Cardinal 8

Blue Grosbeak 1

Indigo Bunting 6

Common Grackle 2

Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Orchard Oriole 6 several males in song & one female with a male

House Finch 2

American Goldfinch 6



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http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36805946



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Date: 5/13/17 1:31 pm
From: Jeff Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] eBird -- Staunton River Battlefield SP - Trail - Bridge to Randolph -- May 13, 2017
Greetings all

Following is trip list for the Trail in Charlotte Co.

Staunton River Battlefield SP - Trail - Bridge to Randolph
May 13, 2017
10:50 AM
Traveling
0.75 miles
145 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

1 Double-crested Cormorant
2 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
2 Black Vulture
5 Turkey Vulture
1 Bald Eagle
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Spotted Sandpiper
3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2 Barred Owl
10 Chimney Swift
1 Acadian Flycatcher
4 Eastern Kingbird
1 Red-eyed Vireo
5 American Crow
2 Fish Crow
5 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
2 Purple Martin
5 Tree Swallow
100 Barn Swallow
2 Gray Catbird
15 Cedar Waxwing
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Pine Warbler
1 White-throated Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
3 Indigo Bunting
10 Bobolink
2 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern)
3 Common Grackle
1 Orchard Oriole
3 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 34


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: 5/13/17 1:12 pm
From: Jeff Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] eBird -- Staunton River Battlefield State Park (Halifax Co.) -- May 13, 2017
Greetings all

The Lynchburg Bird Club had their field trip to Staunton River Battlefield State Park this morning

With the forecast yesterday calling for rain today it was iffy if the trip would be a go or not. I checked the Weather Channel app last night and first thing this morning and it looked like the rain might hold off for the trip so I decided to go and was later met up with 5 members from Lynchburg. We had a great walk with no rain seeing a good selection of warblers a Bald Eagle and for the second time ever at the park we had a great look at a Mississippi Kite.

This report is for the birds seen in Halifax Co and another report for Charlotte County will be following.

Staunton River Battlefield State Park (Halifax Co.)
May 13, 2017
8:00 AM
Traveling
0.25 miles
170 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

15 Wood Duck
1 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
4 Black Vulture
2 Turkey Vulture
1 Mississippi Kite
1 Bald Eagle
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Mourning Dove
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
2 Eastern Phoebe
1 Eastern Kingbird
1 White-eyed Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
3 Fish Crow
1 Common Raven
2 Carolina Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
1 Carolina Wren
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3 Eastern Bluebird
1 Gray Catbird
1 Ovenbird
2 Prothonotary Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
2 Northern Parula
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Yellow-breasted Chat
3 Chipping Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting
1 Common Grackle
1 Baltimore Oriole
3 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 41


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: 5/13/17 11:37 am
From: MARLENECONDON--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Who asked for my screech owl nesting data over the past 31 years?
Hi,

A while back someone contacted me for my data on the colors of nesting
screech owls in my yard. I'm afraid I have misfiled that request and do not
recall who wants this information.

If you are that person and still want the data, please let me know.

Thanks.

Sincerely,
Marlene
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Date: 5/13/17 9:57 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fw: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, May 13, 2017
After the rain stopped this morning I went to Leesylvania State Park in
Woodbridge, which is the closest birding spot to my home. It was a
surprisingly great morning, with 77 species total and 19 warbler species.
Lots of blackpoll warblers throughout the park. Yellow warblers were also
notably common. Best bird was a singing Philadelphia vireo above the ruins.
I could not lay eyes on it, but later learned that Tommy Goodwin had seen
one behind the visitors center some time before I encountered mine. I
assume it’s the same bird. I ran into a truly wonderful mixed flock at the
edge of the field used for group camping. It included ovenbird,
blue-winged, black-and-white, 2 Nashvilles, redstart, Cape May, multiple
parulas, yellow, blackpoll, 2 black-throated-blues, yellow-throated, and
prairie. Things were really hopping for a while. I also had gray-cheeked,
Swainson's and wood thrushes along the boardwalk, veery near the trestle,
prothonotary and Wilson's warbler near the boardwalk, bank swallow on
Powell's creek, red-headed woodpecker in the woods behind the small wetland,
magnolia and chestnut-sided on the hillside near the ruins, and summer
tanager along the road that parallels the railroad tracks. The complete
list is below.

Marc Ribaudo

Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
May 13, 2017 7:00 AM - 11:49 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
77 species

Wood Duck 3
Mallard 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 2
Black Vulture 4
Turkey Vulture 7
Osprey 3
Bald Eagle 5
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1 Singing on hillside above ruins. Much slower song
than red-eye, with a few burrier notes.
Red-eyed Vireo 8
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 3
Fish Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 8
Bank Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 40
Carolina Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 4
Veery 3
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 4
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 3
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 12
Ovenbird 4
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 7
Prothonotary Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 6
American Redstart 11
Cape May Warbler 1
Northern Parula 9
Magnolia Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 11
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 20
Black-throated Blue Warbler 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7
Yellow-throated Warbler 4
Prairie Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Summer Tanager 2
Scarlet Tanager 7
Northern Cardinal 13
Common Grackle 18
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Orchard Oriole 5
Baltimore Oriole 3
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36790843

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Date: 5/13/17 9:40 am
From: Bryan Barmore via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Newport News Park BioBitz May 20-21
Virginia birders,

only one week remains until the Newport News Park BioBlitz. The
Hampton Roads Bird Club and Virginia Herpatological Society are
co-sponsoring the event. We are still looking for birders to survey the
park on the afternoon of Saturday May 20 and the morning of Sunday May
21. I would like to get at least 10 more people on the bird teams to
make sure we have thorough coverage over the park, campgrounds area,
Grafton Ponds and Hardwoods Mill areas. More information can be found at
https://sites.google.com/a/vaherpsociety.com/nnp-bioblitz-2017/, and
register at https://goo.gl/forms/6PqLUsmmMPCjeGs73.

This is a great time to be out in one of our best birding areas and
teams will be going to areas that are under-birded.
Feel free to contact me with any questions. If you would like to
participate but are unsure when you will be available that weekend or
only available for part of a day, please register and mark your possible
available times and then in the comment section mention which times you
are unsure. You can contact me directly (<gbheron25...>) as the
time gets close and I can make adjustments to the teams.

Thanks and hope to see you out there,

Bryan Barmore

<gbheron25...>

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Date: 5/13/17 9:28 am
From: Michael Mayer via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Swallows and Warblers
There are currently five species of swallows at Huntley Meadows including one Cliff and at least two Banks, as well as Barn, Tree, and Northern Rough-winged.

Warblers so far along the hike – bike trail have included Canada, Magnolia, Black- throated Blue, Yellow, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Northern Waterthrush and a singing Hooded along the Pond Trail that I wasn't able to get a glimpse of.

Mike Mayer
Alexandria, VA

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Date: 5/13/17 8:48 am
From: Peter Frechtel via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kent Gardens Park, Fairfax County: best spring migration day (so far)
Hello VA-Birders,



I went to my local patch in McLean after the rain let up this morning, and
had my best day of the spring so far. Most of the birds were concentrated in
two areas: by the bridge near the back of Kent Gardens Elementary School,
and near the red-shouldered hawk nest (where the trail enters the woods near
Old Chesterbrook Rd). My ear was getting quite a workout with
chestnut-sideds, black-and-whites, magnolias, and redstarts singing at the
same time. It was worth sloshing through a few inches of water at several
spots along the trail. E-bird list is below.



Peter Frechtel

Falls Church.





Kent Gardens Park, Fairfax, Virginia, US May 13, 2017 8:20 AM - 9:55 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.25 mile(s)

Comments: best day of spring migration so far. Two hot spots: near the
bridge by Kent Gardens ES, and near the red-shouldered hawk nest.

34 species



Mallard 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 4

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

Great Crested Flycatcher 1

Red-eyed Vireo 3

Blue Jay 4

American Crow 6

Carolina Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 4

House Wren 2

Carolina Wren 3

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8

Veery 1

American Robin 2

Gray Catbird 3

Ovenbird 5

Northern Waterthrush 1 below R-S hawk nest

Black-and-white Warbler 6

Common Yellowthroat 3

American Redstart 7

Northern Parula 7 several females, too, feeding unusually low in the
canopy

Magnolia Warbler 3

Yellow Warbler 1 below R-S hawk nest

Chestnut-sided Warbler 4

Black-throated Blue Warbler 3

Yellow-rumped Warbler 3

Black-throated Green Warbler 3

Scarlet Tanager 1

Northern Cardinal 5

Indigo Bunting 5

Baltimore Oriole 1

American Goldfinch 1



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Date: 5/13/17 7:39 am
From: David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] 6 Swallows & Nighthawks - Lake Frederick, Frederick Co.
Even more Swallows and Swifts today, including more Cliffs.

Dave Boltz

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On May 12, 2017, at 2:09 PM, <david.boltz4...> wrote:

I spent a few minutes looking over 150-200 Swallows at Lake Frederick yesterday afternoon in the mist. Today the rain was gone but the Swallows were not. There were Barn, Northern Rough-winged, Tree, Purple Martin, Bank (pretty numerous), and at least one Cliff. Several Chimney Swifts rounded out the cruising bug eaters.

We have also had Common Nighthawks the past 3 evenings, some right over the boat ramp area.

Dave Boltz
Lake Frederick

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Date: 5/12/17 4:02 pm
From: Stuart via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Bird Mnemonic website et al.
Hi all:  Stumbled across this website if anybody is interested.

http://www.fernbank.edu/Birding/mnemonics.htm


Had a good view of a Blackpoll, and heard the "Please, please, please to meet chya"
of a Chestnut-sided Warbler.  My first at my condo.

Naturalist-at-large,

Stuart Merrell
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Date: 5/12/17 11:23 am
From: Lori B via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Bird Strikes in Arlington? Want to help me look in Crystal City?
I was curious if anyone was aware of monitoring of migration bird strikes
in Arlington. Ideally, there is no need for monitoring as there is no
problem.....but perhaps it is worth a look.

I am not personally aware of bird strikes but I also have not been looking,
I was just poking around the internet and saw the level of monitoring in DC
that was (or still is...I hope). I emailed the DC program but have not
heard back from them (yet) and their last annual report was in 2014.

I'm inclined to look in Crystal City some morning this upcoming week.
Please let me know if you have suggestions or would like to join me.

http://citywildlife.org/programs/lights-out-dc/lights-dc-gallery/

https://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/pdf/management/
reducingbirdcollisionswithbuildings.pdf
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Date: 5/12/17 11:09 am
From: David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] 6 Swallows & Nighthawks - Lake Frederick, Frederick Co.
I spent a few minutes looking over 150-200 Swallows at Lake Frederick yesterday afternoon in the mist. Today the rain was gone but the Swallows were not. There were Barn, Northern Rough-winged, Tree, Purple Martin, Bank (pretty numerous), and at least one Cliff. Several Chimney Swifts rounded out the cruising bug eaters.

We have also had Common Nighthawks the past 3 evenings, some right over the boat ramp area.

Dave Boltz
Lake Frederick

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Date: 5/12/17 11:02 am
From: Sue Garvin via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Program, Saturday, May 13th 1-4 pm
Environmental Studies on the Piedmont (Warrenton), in cooperation with the
VA Department of Forestry, is pleased to host a tree identification
workshop this Saturday, May 13th from 1-4pm (after the rain ends.) Native
trees serve a vital role, producing seed and hosting a myriad of
invertebrates that feed our native songbirds. Join us for this program led
by Dr. Jim McGlone, Urban Forest Conservationist. Be sure to bring your
binoculars and experience first hand how trees provide food and shelter for
both nesting and migrating (warblers!!!) birds. If you bird Sky Meadows in
the morning, grab a sandwich at Red Truck Bakery in Marshall, then head
south to arrive at the field station by 1 pm. 6712 Blantyre Road,
Warrenton. Free, but RSVP is requested to <sgarvin...>

Best,

Sue

--
Kindness matters.
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Date: 5/12/17 7:28 am
From: David Gibson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Clay-colored Sparrow in James City County
Brian, Your report makes me think about the Painted Buntings we have had
here in Chesapeake. They too fed mainly on white proso millet. I'm
guessing, though am not sure, that folks might not consider this to be an
important food source for birds. I don't think there's any question that it
certainly is for some. Dave Gibson, Chesapeake

On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 7:18 AM, Brian Taber via va-bird <
<va-bird...> wrote:

> For those wondering about the Clay-colored Sparrow that was at my feeder
> this winter, it hasn't been seen for a week. It was apparently the
> longest-staying one in Virginia, from Jan 16 to May 3, for 108 days. It
> mostly ate white millet. I enjoyed meeting the many birders who came by.
>
>
> Brian Taber
> Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory
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Date: 5/12/17 6:00 am
From: Bob Schamerhorn via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fall 2017 Bird Club Programs
Now scheduling bird club programs for fall 2017 and spring 2018. Descriptions also available in the VSO Speaker Directory on their website.

Program listings at: http://www.iphotobirds.com/programs.html <http://www.iphotobirds.com/programs.html>

FYI - The highly popular “Attracting Birds With Water” program will have COMPLETELY NEW IMAGES for fall 2017!

Contact me for dates and availability.
Or visit: http://www.iphotobirds.com/schedule.html <http://www.iphotobirds.com/schedule.html>

Happy Birding,
Bob Schamerhorn
Phone: (804) 477-3433
E-mail: <bob...>

“Evidence of God’s Grace in Nature’s beauty”

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Date: 5/12/17 4:18 am
From: Brian Taber via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Clay-colored Sparrow in James City County
For those wondering about the Clay-colored Sparrow that was at my feeder this winter, it hasn't been seen for a week. It was apparently the longest-staying one in Virginia, from Jan 16 to May 3, for 108 days. It mostly ate white millet. I enjoyed meeting the many birders who came by.


Brian Taber
Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory
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Date: 5/11/17 4:31 pm
From: Kevin Shank via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Blue-winged, Bay-breasted in Union Sprgs, R'ham County
Finally had a good flock of warblers come through this evening after a very
dry (bird-wise) week or so. With the wind and drizzle, the birds weren't
singing much, but I ended up with 34 species, including 14 warblers. Best
ones were a Blue-winged, two Bay-breasteds, a Cape May, and a Magnolia. Also
had my FOS Blackpoll.



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36744840



Shaphan Shank

Union Springs

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Date: 5/11/17 2:40 pm
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Sully Woodlands Shrike probably gone

Here are some eBird results --

After Charles Barnard's last sighting of the Northern Shrike on 29 April, there have been 4 reports for Sully Woodlands, May 1 through 10, from 3 different people. It looks like the bird finally left. I hope it has a nice summer and comes back!!

The last report, April 29, was 6 months and 2 days after it was first seen here.

Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia

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Date: 5/11/17 12:44 pm
From: Shirley Devan via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] "What Do Birds Eat?" is topic of Williamsburg Bird Club May 17 meeting
The Williamsburg Bird Club’s May 17 meeting welcomes Ashley Kennedy, PhD student in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where she is working in Dr. Doug Tallamy’s lab on a long-term research project to answer questions about birds’ feeding preferences, and ultimately to help managers make better-informed decisions about bird habitat management.
"What Do Birds Eat? Help Us Find Out!” is her topic.
Researchers are counting on citizen scientists to make this work! They are compiling a database of bird-insect interactions based on photos contributed from all over North America. Anytime you see a bird with an insect in its bill, snap a photo. Their team will then identify the arthropod prey and add it to their database. Here’s their website where you can submit your photos: www.whatdobirdseat.com

Meeting starts at 7 pm in Andrews Hall, Room 101. Andrews Hall is located directly behind Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road.

Parking passes can be obtained at http://williamsburgbirdclub.org/wbc/index.php/parking-permit <http://williamsburgbirdclub.org/wbc/index.php/parking-permit>

Meeting is free and open to the public! Hope to see you!

Shirley Devan
Williamsburg Bird Club
www.williamsburgbirdclub.org/

Cell Ph: 757.813.1322
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Date: 5/11/17 6:53 am
From: Alyce Quinn via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Possible VABBA2 Training Session
At my urging, Ashley Peele has agreed to do one of her more comprehensive Breeding Bird Atlas training sessions on either June 10 or 17 somewhere in the Roanoke/Franklin/Bedford County areas if there is enough interest. This workshop would consist of morning walks led by experienced Atlas volunteers followed by a group session on data entry, priority species, mapping, etc., with time for any questions you may have. Expect the workshop to last from around 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with refreshments provided.

If you might be interested in participating in such a training session, please email me at <twoquinns...> by May 15 so I can let Ashley know there is enough interest for her to schedule the workshop. Also let me know which of the above mentioned date(s) you are available. Location is yet to be determined, but if you know of a place with wifi and good opportunities for bird walks in the counties listed, let me know that, too, and I'll pass the information along to Ashley.

And if you're wondering why I'm writing this instead of Ashley, she's super busy right now and asked me to put out the initial feeler for her.

Alyce Quinn
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Date: 5/10/17 10:20 pm
From: gergrd gmail via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Helmeted Guinea Fowl in Warrenton?
A noisy flock of about 12 birds showed up in my yard this afternoon, which I've since determined are Helmeted Guinea Fowl. I have no idea where they came from or why they might be walking through my neighborhood. I recall that several years ago, there was some discussion about releasing Guinea Fowl at Manassas Battlefield to control ticks, but I don't know if that happened (Manassas Battlefield is about ten miles from my house). Perhaps a nearby farm raises these and they are escapees (I don't know if Guinea Fowl are raised as domestic livestock like chickens or ducks). Interesting encounter (I do hope thy ate a few ticks while passing through). Any thoughts on why they might be around would be appreciated.

Greg

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Date: 5/10/17 5:36 pm
From: Linda Millington via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] IMBD Walk at Camp Highroad in Middleburg, Virginia
Birders,
On this beautiful morning, thirteen birders including Christine Perdue and
myself found 51 species on the IMBD walk sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife
Conservancy. Breeding behavior included Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Eastern
Phoebes on nests, and White-eyed Vireos collecting spider webs for nests.
Scarlet Tanagers, Wood Thrush, and Ovenbirds sang in the woods. Warbler
species included Black-throated Blue, Yellow, Prairie, Common
Yellowthroats, and many American Redstarts.

Here is our list.

US-VA-Middleburg-21164 Steptoe Hill Rd - 39.0338x-77.6871, Loudoun,
Virginia, US
May 10, 2017 8:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.8 mile(s)
Comments: IMBD walk sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy led by
Linda Millington and Christine Perdue
51 species

Canada Goose 4
Great Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 4
Eastern Phoebe 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 5
Eastern Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 7
Red-eyed Vireo 9
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 4
Common Raven 1
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Eastern Bluebird 3
Wood Thrush 6
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 7
Northern Mockingbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 2
Ovenbird 6
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 12
Yellow Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 4
Prairie Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 10
White-throated Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 8
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch
ecklist/S36707296

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

Linda Millington
Upperville, Virginia
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Date: 5/10/17 2:18 pm
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] bird ID guide (humor)

You can never have too many guides to ID your raptors. Well maybe this one is - one too many. Enjoy --

https://xkcd.com/1824/

Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia

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Date: 5/10/17 11:32 am
From: Thomas Nardone via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Northern Va Bird Club walk at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve -- May 10, 2017
Eight people participated in this morning's walk. We had very good looks at orchard and Baltimore orioles, warbling vireos, and a group of 5 eastern kingbirds. We were surprised to see a red-headed woodpecker and a late white throated sparrow.

Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve
May 10, 2017
8:30 AM
Traveling
3.00 miles
195 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

20 Canada Goose
6 Mallard
3 Double-crested Cormorant
5 Great Blue Heron
5 Osprey
4 Bald Eagle
1 shorebird sp.
1 Ring-billed Gull
1 Forster's Tern
12 Mourning Dove
5 Chimney Swift
1 Red-headed Woodpecker
8 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
4 Great Crested Flycatcher
6 Eastern Kingbird
7 Warbling Vireo
6 Red-eyed Vireo
6 Blue Jay
3 crow sp.
5 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1 Purple Martin
12 Tree Swallow
6 Barn Swallow
5 Carolina Chickadee
4 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
8 Carolina Wren
7 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4 American Robin
10 European Starling
3 Cedar Waxwing
3 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
4 Northern Parula
2 Yellow Warbler
5 Blackpoll Warbler
6 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 White-throated Sparrow
12 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
40 Red-winged Blackbird
6 Common Grackle
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
5 Orchard Oriole
5 Baltimore Oriole
2 House Finch
5 American Goldfinch
2 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 50


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Date: 5/10/17 10:29 am
From: Brian Taber via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Swallow-tailed Kite at College Creek Hawkwatch

Well, it only took 21 years to find a Swallow-tailed Kite at College Creek Hawkwatch! This morning, Bill Williams and I watched as one overtook a group of 7 Turkey Vultures crossing the James River, then circled for several minutes on the north shore, with a group of 20+ vultures, Bald Eagles and Ospreys, before gaining altitude and heading north.

There's a distant photo on the Blog at Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory's website at

www.cvwo.org

Brian Taber
Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory
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Date: 5/10/17 7:26 am
From: morann--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Wood Thrush
I heard him singing for the first time this year this morning.


Ann Donaldson
Barboursville
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Date: 5/10/17 5:57 am
From: Ashley Peele via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] VABBA2 Atlas Updates and Volunteer Tale
Hi Folks,

Coming back after a great weekend at the VSO annual meeting in Richmond,
hosted by the Richmond Audubon Society. The RAS folks did a fantastic job
organizing the meeting and helped make the VABBA2 project a key topic
throughout the weekend. We really appreciate this and all the breeding
data that was generated in the Richmond area this weekend!

A couple quick Atlas project updates...

First, the Mount Rogers Spring Naturalist Rally is this weekend in
Konnarock, VA. If you've never been, then you should definitely consider
attending at least one day. The weekend is filled with workshops focused
on better understanding the ecology of VA's Appalachian mountains. Last
year, I personally did the salamander workshop and found 9 species on one
small patch of mountainside! The biodiversity of everything in these
mountains is incredible and the rally provides great opportunities for
learning about it. I'll be running *3 workshops (ack!) on Saturday with
our region 7 coordinator, Steven Hopp. These include Beginning Birding,
Field Skills for Atlasing, and Owls of the Appalachians.* Blue Ridge
Discovery Center does a fabulous job of running this event, so consider
joining us from May 12-14!

http://blueridgediscoverycenter.org/mrnr/

Lastly, check out the latest Atlas eBird article! We're starting up our
Volunteer Story series again for the second season. Thought we'd start off
with a bang and feature Dan Bieker, an Atlas volunteer in Albemarle county
who has been incorporating the VABBA2 into his Field Ornithology and
Appalachian Ecology classes at Piedmont VA Community College. Additionally,
Dan has been instrumental in starting and running the VSO's Kestrel Nest
Box program. Give it a read and thanks for all your own efforts for the
VABBA2 as we head in to the heart of the 2nd season!

http://ebird.org/content/atlasva/news/bringing-vabba2-into-the-outdoor-classroom/

Thanks for everything you do, folks! 9,000 new eBird checklists to the
Atlas database for 2017. This is an incredible start to our second season,
when we're not even at the peak of breeding activity yet! Keep up the
awesome work and thank you again for contributing to the VABBA2.

All the best,

Ashley Peele, PhD
Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator
Conservation Management Institute - Virginia Tech
Office: 540-231-9182
Fax: 540-231-7019
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Date: 5/10/17 5:08 am
From: Caroline Heald via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Red Eyes on Unpaved Road at Night
Flushed an Eastern Whip-poor-will near the western end of SR628 in Culpeper County on May 7 at 8:45 pm.

Caroline Heald
Rixeyville, Culpeper County
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Date: 5/9/17 8:24 pm
From: Ed and Helen Morgan via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rose Breasted Grosbeaks
Had a pair of males at our backyard feeder in downtown Abingdon today.
First we have seen in a couple of years. Ed Morgan

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Date: 5/9/17 7:39 pm
From: KELLY K via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Need help with ID, Could this be a Philadelphia Vireo?
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36670802

I recorded a vireo that I never got a visual on yesterday. Seeking assistance with identification of the species. The recording is on the checklist above under vireo sp.

Thanks!

Kelly Krechmer
Fauquier County, VA

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Date: 5/9/17 7:21 pm
From: Joe Coppock via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Warbler Road and Blue Ridge Parkway, Warren Ferry, Piney Grove, Great Dismal Swamp, Back Bay, CBBT Island #1, Eastern Shore...
A few days late, but took a friend visiting from South Dakota on a 4 day birding tour of Virginia.

It began last Thursday, May 4 with a day on Warbler Road and birding the Blue Ridge Parkway back to Charlottesville. The following day was spent at Warren Ferry, Piney Grove Preserve, and the Great Dismal Swamp NWR. We then moved to Back Bay NWR, Little Island Park, CBBT Island #1, and up to Eastern Shore NWR and nearby nature areas. Sunday was spent at Eastern Shore NWR, CBBT Island #1, and Pleasure House Point Natural Area before returning to Charlottesville. Some of the many highlights at each location included:

Warbler Road and Blue Ridge Parkway: Canada Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Northern Parula, Black-throated Green Warbler, Pine Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, and Veery.

Warren Ferry and James River Rd: Prothonotary Warbler, Bobolink, Grasshopper Sparrow, and Least Sandpiper.

Piney Grove Preserve: Prairie Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Pine Warbler, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Yellow-breasted Chat, Blue Grosbeak, and Summer Tanager.

Great Dismal Swamp NWR: Swainson’s Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Northern Parula, King Rail, Snowy Egret, and Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

Back Bay NWR/Little Island Park: White Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Virginia Rail, King Rail, Boat-tailed Grackle, Yellow Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Northern Parula, Prairie Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Sanderling, Semipalmated Plover, Caspian Tern, and Gull-billed Tern.

CBBT Island #1: Common Tern, Forster’s Tern, Surf Scoter, Black Scoter, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Purple Sandpiper, and American Oystercatcher.

Eastern Shore NWR: Blue Grosbeak, Black Skimmer, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Tricolored Heron, White Ibis, Northern Bobwhite, Chuck-will’s-widow (Kiptopeke SP), Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, and numerous Osprey.

Pleasure House Point Natural Area: Green Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Common Loon, Red-breasted Merganser, Sandwich Tern, Royal Tern, and Least Tern.


Photos can be seen on my flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/111697331@N02/

A recording of the Chuck-will’s-widow at Kiptopeke State Park can be found on Xeno Canto: http://www.xeno-canto.org/368677



Joe Coppock

Charlottesville, VA
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Date: 5/9/17 1:58 pm
From: etrelawn--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] [shenvalbirds] Shenandoah Co.
I had a 14 warbler day in western Shenandoah Co. today. FR 92 near Wolf Gap  traveling about 6 miles. 44 species in total. Checklist on e-bird.
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Date: 5/9/17 10:23 am
From: Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Bobolinks: Fairfax County
Rich Rieger, Phil Silas, and I met with the Kristin Sinclair, who is the natural resources staff person for the Fairfax County Park Authority, to do a bird inventory in the large field behind the Barrett house at Laurel Hill Park on Lorton Rd. this morning.

Among other birds we found a flock of Bobolinks, perhaps 15 or 20, flying around and down in the grass.
These may be the same Bobolinks that Rich first reported on April 30th.
This is a nice place to bird. It's a free county park and the bobolinks are a bonus.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Virginia

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Date: 5/9/17 8:35 am
From: Walter L. Barrows via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
I've added a few shots from yesterday's Monday Morning Birdwalk.
https://wlb3.smugmug.com/Virginia-Parks/Huntley-Meadows-Park/

Thanks for everything, Harry.

*Walt*



On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 6:04 PM, Harry Glasgow <harry.glasgow...>
wrote:

> This time last year, the Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk logged in
> 78 species, with 18 species of warbler. Today, we tallied 74 species with
> 12 warbler species. It was a great day then and now. We attracted nearly
> 30 birders. Review the list for interesting species. We want to thank the
> staff at Huntley Meadows for providing a wonderful "We Love Our Visitors"
> breakfast for us at the Park following the Walk. These are wonderfully
> generous and devoted employees.
>
> Canada Goose 30
> Wood Duck 20
> Mallard 3
> Hooded Merganser 24
> Wild Turkey 1
> Pied-billed Grebe 1
> Double-crested Cormorant 3
> Great Blue Heron 3
> Green Heron 2
> Turkey Vulture 5
> Osprey 2
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk 5
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Solitary Sandpiper 3
> Mourning Dove 2
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
> Barred Owl 2
> Chimney Swift 18
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-headed Woodpecker 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
> Downy Woodpecker 3
> Hairy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 2
> Pileated Woodpecker 2
> Acadian Flycatcher 6
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Great Crested Flycatcher 4
> Eastern Kingbird 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 15
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow 27
> Fish Crow 1
> crow sp. 4
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 25
> Tree Swallow 40
> Barn Swallow 25
> Carolina Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 7
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Carolina Wren 6
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12
> Eastern Bluebird 3
> Veery 2
> Swainson's Thrush 2
> Wood Thrush 1
> American Robin 5
> Gray Catbird 2
> Ovenbird 3
> Northern Waterthrush 1
> Black-and-white Warbler 2
> Prothonotary Warbler 3
> Common Yellowthroat 4
> American Redstart 1
> Northern Parula 3
> Yellow Warbler 1
> Blackpoll Warbler 1
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 24
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1
> Swamp Sparrow 1
> Eastern Towhee 1
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Northern Cardinal 6
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 50
> Rusty Blackbird 1
> Common Grackle 8
> Brown-headed Cowbird 1
> Orchard Oriole 1
> House Finch 2
> American Goldfinch 7
>
> Twenty-five birders set out on today's Huntley Meadows Monday Morning
> Birdwalk in a gentle, refreshing rain. The rain came and went most of the
> morning, but it had no effect on the birding. Our first Prothonotary
> Warblers of the season put on a dazzling show at nearly eye level in some
> trees near the tower. We also were entertained by a large flock of
> Blue-grey Gnatcatchers as they teased us with a game of Find-the-Nest. We
> were unable to find the Sora or the Virginia Rail that were reported at
> Huntley over the weekend. We did spot a solitary Solitary Sandpiper, as
> well as Yellow-rumped, Common yellow throat, Palm, and Pine Warblers.
>
> Canada Goose 35
> Wood Duck 20
> Mallard 4
> Green-winged Teal 2
> Hooded Merganser 12
> Pied-billed Grebe 2
> Double-crested Cormorant 3
> Great Blue Heron 4
> Green Heron 2
> Osprey 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2
> American Coot 3
> Solitary Sandpiper 1
> Ring-billed Gull 1
> Mourning Dove 5
> Barred Owl 2
> Chimney Swift 2
> Red-headed Woodpecker 5
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
> Downy Woodpecker 5
> Hairy Woodpecker 3
> Northern Flicker 2
> Pileated Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Blue Jay 30
> American Crow 2
> crow sp. 24
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
> Purple Martin 2
> Tree Swallow 25
> Barn Swallow 2
> Carolina Chickadee 10
> Tufted Titmouse 6
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Carolina Wren 6
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 36
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
> Eastern Bluebird 6
> American Robin 10
> Prothonotary Warbler 2
> Common Yellowthroat 6
> Palm Warbler 1
> Pine Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 12
> Chipping Sparrow 2
> White-throated Sparrow 24
> Song Sparrow 1
> Swamp Sparrow 8
> Eastern Towhee 4
> Northern Cardinal 8
> Red-winged Blackbird 32
> Rusty Blackbird 24
> Common Grackle 3
> Brown-headed Cowbird 2
> American Goldfinch 4
>
> 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 <(703)%20768-2525>.
>
> Harry Glasgow
> Friends of Huntley Meadows Park
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 5/9/17 6:35 am
From: Jay Pitocchelli via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
I am writing once again to ask the birding community for recordings of
Mourning Warbler songs during spring migration.It is an opportunity to
participate in a Citizens Science Project with two specific goals.1)
Evaluate the use of birdsong as a new tool for studying bird migration.
2) Determine whether different song populations of Mourning Warblers
(Western, Eastern, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland) migrate together or
separately to their respective areas of the species’ breeding range.This
posting is for year three of this project.I am making substantial
progress and want to thank everyone who has contributed so far.

All you need to contribute is a smartphone with a voice recording app
and some luck. The web page link below describes the project and how to
make recordings on your Smartphone in more detail (note - I have also
been able to make recordings from videos that birders have sent me).

MOWA song mapper

http://www.anselm.edu/homepage/jpitocch/ornithology/MOWAmapper/MOWASongmapper.html

Here is a link to the recent national Audubon Society story on this
research.

Audubon Society reporting

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2017/this-guy-mapping-how-warblers-migrate-just

If you manage to get some recordings, please send them to the Mourning
Warbler Sound Lab (jpitocchATanselm.edu).I would really appreciate your
help and contributions to this Citizens Science Project.

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli

Biology Department

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH 03102

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Date: 5/8/17 7:35 pm
From: William Leigh via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Wilson's Phalarope has moved to a new location
The Wilson's Phalarope has moved to the pond on Oakwood near intersection of route 11 and Oakwood (704). This is near Bridgewater. The pond is on private land and the area is posted. It is okay to park near the abandoned chicken house, however, do not enter the pasture for any reason. There are cattle there and sometimes there is a bull. Please do not enter the chicken house or the fields. The farmer has been very reasonable so far but that could change. The pond is fairly distant and one would do well to bring a scope. Lighting is bad in evening and good in the morning. White-rumped Sandpipers were also present at this pond this evening...... along with Pectoral Least, Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary, and Spotted.


best,

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Date: 5/8/17 6:24 pm
From: David Boltz via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Black-billed Cuckoo, 7 Warblers, et. al. - Sky Meadows SP (Fauquier Co.), Cliff Swallow Colony - Clarke Co.
Bill Parkin and I birded mostly Shearman's Mill Loop at Sky Meadows SP this
morning. Things seemed very slow for what should be near the peak of
migration. However, at the end of the morning we had tallied 50 species,
including 7 warblers. Also notable was a Yellow-throated Vireo, and the
special treat of the morning was a Black-billed Cuckoo at the end of the
walk, right behind the stable and at the edge of the mowed grass in a small
tree at eye level. Unfortunately, my camera did not come up until the bird
had hidden a bit better in a slightly more distant tree. Notable low
numbers: woodpecker species (only Red-bellied), no Red-eyed Vireos, no
Thrushes (besides Bluebird and Robin), no Chickadees. A photo of the Cuckoo
and the YT Vireo can be seen attached to my e-bird list at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36654690 .

A few miles west on Rt. 50/17, we stopped at the Castleman's Ferry Boat Ramp
under the bridge over the Shenandoah River in Clarke County. We had at least
15 Cliff Swallows, and 20 or more Cliff Swallow nests on the south underside
of the bridge. This location can be accessed from Swift Shoals Road off of
the main highway. There is parking across from the boat ramp under the
bridge, but the land along the river is all private and posted, so please be
respectful. The nests and the Swallows can be seen from the boat ramp area,
which is public. A photo of the nests can be seen on that e-bird list at
http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva/view/checklist/S36667419 .

Dave Boltz
Lake Frederick

Sky Meadows SP--Shearman's Mill Loop, Fauquier, Virginia, US
May 8, 2017 8:52 AM - 12:07 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
50 species

Canada Goose 2
Black Vulture 4
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8
Mourning Dove 3
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 4
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Common Raven 2
Tree Swallow 8
Barn Swallow 6
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 9
Gray Catbird 9
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 12
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 3
Field Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 4
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 8
Indigo Bunting 5
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Orchard Oriole 3
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 6

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Date: 5/8/17 3:04 pm
From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
This time last year, the Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk logged in 78 species, with 18 species of warbler.  Today, we tallied 74 species with 12 warbler species.  It was a great day then and now.  We attracted nearly 30 birders.  Review the list for interesting species.  We want to thank the staff at Huntley Meadows for providing a wonderful "We Love Our Visitors" breakfast for us at the Park following the Walk.  These are wonderfully generous and devoted employees.
Canada Goose  30
Wood Duck  20
Mallard  3
Hooded Merganser  24   
Wild Turkey  1
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Blue Heron  3
Green Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  5
Osprey  2
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  5
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Solitary Sandpiper  3
Mourning Dove  2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Barred Owl  2
Chimney Swift  18
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Acadian Flycatcher  6
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  4
Eastern Kingbird  1
Red-eyed Vireo  15
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  27
Fish Crow  1
crow sp.  4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  25
Tree Swallow  40
Barn Swallow  25
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  7
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  12
Eastern Bluebird  3
Veery  2
Swainson's Thrush  2
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  5
Gray Catbird  2
Ovenbird  3
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Prothonotary Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  4
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  3
Yellow Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  24
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Swamp Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Red-winged Blackbird  50
Rusty Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  8
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Orchard Oriole  1
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  7

Twenty-five birders set out on today's Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk in a gentle, refreshing rain.  The rain came and went most of the morning, but it had no effect on the birding.  Our first Prothonotary Warblers of the season put on a dazzling show at nearly eye level in some trees near the tower.  We also were entertained by a large flock of Blue-grey Gnatcatchers as they teased us with a game of Find-the-Nest.  We were unable to find the Sora or the Virginia Rail that were reported at Huntley over the weekend.  We did spot a solitary Solitary Sandpiper, as well as Yellow-rumped, Common yellow throat, Palm, and Pine Warblers.
Canada Goose  35
Wood Duck  20
Mallard  4
Green-winged Teal  2
Hooded Merganser  12
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Blue Heron  4
Green Heron  2
Osprey  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
American Coot  3
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Mourning Dove  5
Barred Owl  2
Chimney Swift  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker  5
Hairy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  30
American Crow  2
crow sp.  24
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  5
Purple Martin  2
Tree Swallow  25
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  36
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  6
American Robin  10
Prothonotary Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  6
Palm Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  12
Chipping Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  24
Song Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  8
Eastern Towhee  4
Northern Cardinal  8
Red-winged Blackbird  32
Rusty Blackbird  24
Common Grackle  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
American Goldfinch  4

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: 5/8/17 2:29 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] 7 warbler species
7 warbler species on the first 12 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, 5/8/17:
American Redstart, Black and White, Canada, Cerulean, Hooded, Ovenbird, and
Worm-eating (heard only). Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_05_08.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_05_08.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: 5/8/17 6:15 am
From: Cynthia O'Connell \(home\) via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Male Scarlet Tanager, Reston (Fairfax County) May 8
This is the first time we have ever seen a Scarlet Tanager in our yard. What a treat!

Cynthia O’Connell
Steve Robinson

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Date: 5/7/17 11:18 pm
From: Tracy Tate via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Corner of Muddy Creek/Gum Bridge Rd VA BEACH
Late this afternoon Andrew Baldelli and I were driving roads in the Pungo
area of Virginia Beach and birding the the still flooded fields hoping for
something good in the groups of shorebirds. We had just passed the corner
of Muddy Creek and Gum Bridge Rd when out my window I spotted a flight
profile that stumped me for a moment as it flew by and then behind us. It
landed back at the corner behind the gate, and took few moments to find.
It was a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in full breeding plumage and long
trailing black and white tail. We had plenty of great views, took some
digiscoped pics and were able to share with MC Miguez, Rob Bielawski and
his wife Ruth. An incredible life bird for me! See link for the checklist
below:

http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva/view/checklist/S36631384

Be sure to check Rob's post for "real" pics as well!

Tracy Tate
Virginia Beach
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Date: 5/7/17 6:59 pm
From: Todd Kiraly via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] [Va-Bird] Cliff Swallow/ Roosevelt Island Rosslyn/DC
Reporting a pair of Cliff Swallows observed flying from the Roosevelt Island entrance footbridge at roughly 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm. After 5:15 pm, they either were huddled up under the footbridge or they were further down the river closer to Memorial Bridge — hard to tell as the lighting was not ideal for identifying them at a distance and other Bank Swallows/Rough-winged Swallows began entering into the area.

As a side— I believe these may be a returning pair as last summer, on another visit to Roosevelt Island, I bumped into another visitor birder (I believe from North Carolina) that told me that she had viewed Cliff Swallows at the same location and had reported them.

Multiple pics for reference starting with this picture (click forward to advance to other shots if interested)

http://www.haussparrow.com/Photography/Newly-Added/i-XkGKwzJ/A <http://www.haussparrow.com/Photography/Newly-Added/i-XkGKwzJ/A'>

Regards,
Todd Kiraly
Arlington, VA
www.haussparrow.com
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Date: 5/7/17 6:12 pm
From: William Leigh via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Wilson's Phalarope photos
Here are a few photos of the Wilson's Phalarope seen in Rockingham county in a grassy area just East of the McDonald's off exit 240 on i 81 also known as the Mt Crawford Bridgewater exit just south of Harrisonburg.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/34227153@N06/?


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[https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4173/34477643065_745ce70e6a_b.jpg]
[https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2855/33540693593_ec46965722_q.jpg] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/34227153@N06/33540693593/>
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Date: 5/7/17 5:16 pm
From: Lucy Uncu via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Willow Flycatcher, Scarlet Tanager at Eakin Park, Falls Church
We had a singing Willow Flycatcher at Eakin Park this afternoon as well as
great views of a Scarlet Tanager male and a Red-eyed Vireo who practically
landed on my head.

Lucy Uncu
Falls Church
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Date: 5/7/17 4:10 pm
From: Dendroica--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 05/07/17 (Fairfax County)
Changing winds caused an impressive fallout of migrants shortly before the
start of our walk . Led by Keith Huffman, our group of eleven tallied 54
species including 9 warbler species, orioles, tanagers, vireos , thrushes,
etc. as listed below.. We meet each Sunday at 8 AM in the visitors center
parking lot. Come join us.

Posted by Ralph Wall

The list:

Canada Goose 10
Mallard 4
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 9
Black Vulture 15
Turkey Vulture 2
Bald Eagle 1
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 35
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 6
Eastern Kingbird 4
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 5
Red-eyed Vireo 14
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 3
Fish Crow 4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 24
Tree Swallow 8
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Eastern Bluebird 3
Swainson's Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 6
Cedar Waxwing 26
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
American Redstart 3
Northern Parula 6
Yellow Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Scarlet Tanager 6
Northern Cardinal 7
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Common Grackle 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Orchard Oriole 3
Baltimore Oriole 4
American Goldfinch 10

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http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36634396

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Date: 5/7/17 1:44 pm
From: Roberta K via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Swallow-tailed Kite
I observed one swallow-tailed kite flying low over a field on the Eastern Shore, Northampton County, at approximately 1:35 pm today. The field is located on the west side of Route 13, adjacent to the Mobil gas station north of Cheriton and the bird was visible from the gas station parking lot. I observed it for about 5 minutes until I was distracted and then lost sight of it.

Roberta Kellam
Franktown
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Date: 5/7/17 1:29 pm
From: Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Leesylvania State Park; black-backed cuckoo, warblers
I birded Leesylvania SP in Woodbridge this morning, mostly with Scott Priebe and Kurt Gaskill.  Lots of early morning activity at the Freestone Point, atop the hill adjacent to the ruins, and along the road near the visitors center.  Most warblers were yellow-rumps, but there were also many blackpolls.  Also seen or heard were Cape May, bay-breasted, black-throated blue, cerulean, yellow, yellow-throated, worm-eating, black-and-white, prothonotary, and redstart and ovenbird.  The highlight bird was a black-billed cuckoo across the street from the Powell's Creek trail parking lot.  Other notables were  gray-cheeked, Swainson's, and wood thrushes plus veery, both orioles, both tanagers, warbling vireo, Easter wood pewee, great-crested flycatcher, and a ruby-crowned kinglet.  We also saw an estimated 10 eastern kingbirds.  They must be pushing through.

Marc

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Date: 5/7/17 1:13 pm
From: Stephen Eccles via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Philadelphia Vireo et al: Fairfax County
There was a Philadelphia Vireo this morning along Accotink Stream Valley
Park, which runs north/north-west out of Wakefield Park, Annandale, Fairfax
County. Also of note was a 'late' Purple Finch female.

Also encountered: several Great Crested Flycatchers, as well as an Acadian
Flycatcher, a Phoebe and a pair of Eastern Kingbirds; several Scarlet
Tanagers (all males); two Swainson's and a couple of Wood Thrushes (the
latter only heard); Parula, Yellow-rumped, Common Yellowthroat, Blackpoll,
Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green, Canada, Bay-breasted, Cape May and
Northern Waterthrush warblers; and a singing male (and a singing
immature-plumaged male) Orchard Oriole. No sign of any cuckoos, though.

As I write this, a Veery just walked along a fallen log in my garden.

Stephen Eccles
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Date: 5/7/17 12:48 pm
From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] [va-bird] Leesylvania SP - Black-billed & Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Gray-cheeked & Swainson's Thrush, Bay-breasted Warbler
Spent a birdy morning at Leesylvania with Marc Ribaudo and Kurt Gaskill. We had both Cuckoos. I saw/heard 11 species of warbler, including Cape May and Bay-breasted, both males. Marc heard more species that were beyond my poor hearing.

Cedar Waxwings were everywhere, I counted 75 without trying, I suspect there were many more. We also had Gray-cheeked, Swainson's and Wood Thrushes. There were also many Eastern Kingbirds (10) for the park. A late Ruby-crowned Kinglet was a pleasant surprise.


Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA

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Date: 5/7/17 9:13 am
From: Gwbirds37 via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] red-breasted nuthatches
a pair still coming to our feeders in Hanover Co. Isn't this incredibly late? Breeding? Any records for such in this area?

Gerry Weinberger
Doswell
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Date: 5/7/17 6:05 am
From: William Leigh via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Wilsons Palarope
At McDonald's on Friedens church rd Mt Crawford exit 240 I 81. 8:45 sunday

Sent from my iPhone
William Leigh
Bridgewater VA


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Date: 5/6/17 3:42 pm
From: Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fw: eBird Report - Thompson WMA--Trillium Trail, May 6, 2017
The Northern Virginia Bird Club visited the Trillium Trail of Thompson
Wildlife Management Area in Fauquier County. The weather was more fitting
for March than May, and few migrants were about, but the local breeders put
on a good show. We saw/heard about a dozen cerulean warblers, some giving
excellent looks. We encountered 2 Kentucky warblers. One close the parking
lot gave good views to some of us. We also son LOTS of American redstarts.
They were by far the most common bird seen, and we were never out of earshot
of their calls and songs. Other highlights were 2 veery, a broad-winged
hawk, hooded warbler (great looks), and rose-breasted grosbeak. The
complete list is presented below.

Marc Ribaudo

Thompson WMA--Trillium Trail, Fauquier, Virginia, US
May 6, 2017 6:37 AM - 10:07 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
38 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 6
American Crow 2
Common Raven 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 3
Veery 2
Wood Thrush 18
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling 1
Ovenbird 18
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Kentucky Warbler 2
Hooded Warbler 2
American Redstart 32
Cerulean Warbler 12 Many birds singing. On territory.
Chipping Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 10
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36584652

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Date: 5/6/17 2:54 pm
From: Sam Simon via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Unidentified Warbler Song, Fairfax County
I apologize for the late post, but on Thursday of this week I heard a
warbler that I couldn't quite put a name on. Its song pattern is resembles
a Cerulean Warbler, but the first part doesn't seem "churry" enough. I know
redstarts can have a wide range of songs, but I've never heard one like
this. The recording can be found at the eBird link below. The bird only
sang four or five times, and I was unable to locate it before it went
silent. Please let me know your thoughts; a Cerulean would be a first for
this location.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36547868

Happy migration!
~Sam Simon
Fairfax Co
Reston, VA
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Date: 5/6/17 1:37 pm
From: Lucy Uncu via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] FOS Acadian Flycatcher, Swainson and Wood Thrushes at Eakin Park
We managed a visit to a very wet Eakin Park yesterday afternoon after the
rain. The path was very wet and almost impassable in some places. Still
we heard our first Acadian Flycatchers as well as a Wood Thrush and saw a
Swainson's, Black and White Warbler and found a Red Shouldered Hawk's nest
with what appeared to be one baby.

Lucy Uncu
Falls Church
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Date: 5/6/17 6:11 am
From: William Leigh via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] [shenvalbirds] Swainson's Thrushes & FOS Acadian Flycatcher, Union Springs, R'ham County
Shaphan,


I think it has been very slow Warbler wise. Which is rather strange considering it's the first week of May and we were seeing some Warbler species at very early dates (BTGW at the beginning of April). Shorebirds were out in numbers yesterday but the Warblers at Switzer were decent but not overwhelming. I think I ended up with 10 species. BTW the culvert was flooded yesterday at Switzer there was no way one could cross in a car.


best,



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Sent: Saturday, May 6, 2017 12:38 PM
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Subject: [shenvalbirds] Swainson's Thrushes & FOS Acadian Flycatcher, Union Springs, R'ham County


This morning I had two Swainsons Thrushes and my FOS Acadian Flycatcher at our place in Union Springs. Only four warblers, though, most of them probably breeding instead of migrating. Its been an incredibly dry week migrant-wise for me. The first week of May is usually my best week. Are others having the same problem? I assume the weather just has things shut down, and theyll pick back up. Hope so anyway.

Shaphan Shank
Union Springs

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Date: 5/6/17 5:38 am
From: Kevin Shank via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Swainson's Thrushes & FOS Acadian Flycatcher, Union Springs, R'ham County
This morning I had two Swainson's Thrushes and my FOS Acadian Flycatcher at
our place in Union Springs. Only four warblers, though, most of them
probably breeding instead of migrating. It's been an incredibly dry week
migrant-wise for me. The first week of May is usually my best week. Are
others having the same problem? I assume the weather just has things shut
down, and they'll pick back up. Hope so anyway.



Shaphan Shank

Union Springs

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Date: 5/5/17 6:25 pm
From: Robert Perkins via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Need ID assistance
On May 3 my wife and I spent most of the day on Assateague Island looking at birds and occasionally attempting to photograph them. I took photos of a large solitary shorebird that I believe was a marbled godwit. The photo isn’t what I’d like because the distance was extreme for my longest lens. If anyone is interested in taking a look, send me email.

In the same area I attempted a decent photo of a willet that was wandering through salt marsh. When I looked at the results I found that I had also gotten a somewhat blurry photo of a plover, probably black-bellied, in breeding plumage. If anyone is willing to attempt to verify the ID for me, send me email.

Bob
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Bob Perkins
General Outdoorsman




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Date: 5/5/17 3:00 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Old Trail; Crozet, VA; 5/4-5/17
Some good species before and after heavy rains. Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_05_05.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_05_05.htm



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Crozet, VA

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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: 5/5/17 2:12 pm
From: Kenneth Rosenthal via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Birding Arlington! Fort C. F. Smith Park on Saturday, May 6, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m
Hi All,

Arlington County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring free, family
bird walks to highlight the great spots to bird in Arlington County.

Please join us tomorrow for a walk at Fort C. F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th
St., from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. While I can't make any promises, this is a
fantastic site for spring migrants, including many warblers. On ebird.org,
160 species have been listed in this urban oasis.

Thank you,

Ken Rosenthal
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Date: 5/5/17 1:54 pm
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] migrators in Western Fairfax County 05 May

From Chantilly (Cub Run RECenter woods) and home (S. of Reston) today Friday 05 May, here are the migrating birds - omitting the summer resident regulars.

Cub Run:

Black-billed Cuckoo - 1
Cedar Waxwing - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - F
American Redstart - M
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - F

The Cuckoo was noticeably small in size, all-black bill, red orbital eye ring. I have only ever seen a Black-billed twice in my life - both in this general part of the county, both during late April / early May. Last year I returned several times to the site of my first one, and could not re-locate it for the Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas. It was probably passing through during migration.

South of Reston:

Swainson's Thrush - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - M
Scarlet Tanager - M
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - F

We also re-confirmed Hairy Woodpecker at our home, carrying food today. Doesn't help the Atlas any, because we had them here last year too.

Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia

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Date: 5/5/17 1:33 pm
From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] [va-bird] FOS yardbird Scarlet Tanager & Cape May Warbler
Returned from shopping, stepped out onto the deck and had a Cape May Warbler singing and foraging on a maple tree. A few minutes later, heard a second one was singing, while I watched the first one.


Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA


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From: Scott Priebe <falco57...>
Sent: Friday, May 5, 2017 11:23 AM
To: va-bird
Subject: [va-bird] FOS yardbird Scarlet Tanager


A bright Scarlet Tanager in our yard this morning to brighten an otherwise dreary day.



Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA
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Date: 5/5/17 1:18 pm
From: KELLY K via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Forster's Terns and more at Germantown Lake
The big rain storm blew in some birds to Germantown Lake. Great birding this morning! A big surprise was seeing seven Forster's Terns resting on a large branch afloat in the middle of the lake. Also, FOY Eastern Wood Pewee
Was on time. Spotted last year one day earlier.

Kelly Krechmer
Fauquier County, VA

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Date: 5/5/17 12:42 pm
From: Rich Rieger via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] King Rail at Dyke Marsh
on the peninsula - was clucking away around 1:30p

did one grunt display, then shut up.

Rich Rieger
Alexandria
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Date: 5/5/17 8:24 am
From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] [va-bird] FOS yardbird Scarlet Tanager
A bright Scarlet Tanager in our yard this morning to brighten an otherwise dreary day.



Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA
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Date: 5/5/17 4:33 am
From: Linda Millington via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] First Hummingbird
Had my first in Upperville, VA this morning.

Linda Millington
Upperville, VA

On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 5:02 PM, John Greenwood via va-bird <
<va-bird...> wrote:

> A male Ruby-throated stopped by one of our feeders this afternoon.
>
> Jack Greenwood
> Falls Church
>
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Date: 5/4/17 6:41 pm
From: janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Birds seen @ Dora Kelley Park - Alex. VA

Birds seen this week at Dora Kelley Park in Alexandria, Fairfax County, VA
this week (Holmes Run)

Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Kingbird
Redstart
Blue Gray Gnat catcher
Baltimore Oriole
Orchard Oriole
Solitary Sandpiper in the wetland
Crested Flycatcher
Barn Swallow
Parula Warbler
Common Yellow Throat
Yellow Rump Warbler
Bald Eagle
Raven
Swainsons Thrush
Black Throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
White - Eyed Vireo
Red Eyed Vireo
Red Shoulder Hawks
Red Tailed Hawks

Beautiful Park and only a few blocks from the office

Janet M. Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA
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Date: 5/4/17 2:17 pm
From: Mario Grasso via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Warbler Road birding
Zack, Gail and I enjoyed our annual trek to 'Warbler Road' last week
(Fri, 4/28/17 and Sat, 4/29/17). We had fair-to-nice weather both days,
going from 'bottom to top' of Warbler Road one day, and then hiking/birding
the Apple Orchard Falls trail the next day.
We tallied 65 species, including 13 warblers. Highlights included
nice looks at and listens to: Lousiana Waterthrush; Hooded Warbler;
Cerulean Warbler; Black-throated Blue and Green; Chestnut-sided Warbler.
We got all 5 vireos (White-eyed; Yellow-throated; Blue-headed; Warbling;
Red-eyed). We saw both orioles, and the Scarlet Tanager. We had a
interesting look at a Turkey Vulture eating a dead black snake smack in the
middle of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
A final treat was getting a great look at a White-crowned sparrow.
Here is a link to our checklists:

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/
view/checklist/S36404860

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S36404777

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Mario P Grasso II
13601 Kingsmill Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
cell: 804-519-0205
home: 804-379-2001
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Date: 5/4/17 2:03 pm
From: John Greenwood via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] First Hummingbird
A male Ruby-throated stopped by one of our feeders this afternoon.

Jack Greenwood
Falls Church

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Date: 5/4/17 1:09 pm
From: Stuart via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Night-Herons: Falls Church
Hi all:

Both Night-heron Species could be seen at the lake behind Anchorway Ct.

I have parking permits if anyone wants to look at them.

They often pose comfortably.

Stuart Merrell
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Date: 5/4/17 12:52 pm
From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] [va-bird] South Run Valley Stream Park, Fairfax Co.
I spent a fairly birdy morning at South Run Valley Stream Park from South Run Rec Center to Lee Chapel Rd. and on the power line cut up to the dog park (near Fairfax Co. Prkwy.) I found 13 species of warblers, and 53 species overall. One highlight was a Red-shouldered Hawk on a log by the stream eating a frog. See checklists below for details.


Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA

http://ebird.org/ebird/va/view/checklist/S36541152
http://ebird.org/ebird/va/view/checklist/S36541939
http://ebird.org/ebird/va/view/checklist/S36541530

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Date: 5/4/17 6:10 am
From: Eirlys Barker via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Wednesday birds
While sitting on our deck about 5:00 last night we were visited by a male
Rose-breasted Grosbeak and had a quick glace of a Prothonotary Warbler.

Life is good in Gloucester county. Ospreys around the Coleman Bridge, too,
earlier in the afternoon.

Eirlys Barker, Pinetta
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Date: 5/4/17 3:49 am
From: Jeff Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Question on Gray Catbirds
Greetings all.

For the past three or four years when my Gray Catbirds returned to my yard I am not blessed with just a pair but on one year I had 4 adults and others 3 adults.

There is no territorial disputes between them but more of a behavior of a family group together like that of some woodpeckers and jays.


I don't see this in either Mockingbird or Thrashers.

Does anyone have any input on this behavior.

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: 5/3/17 7:49 pm
From: Alyssa Freeman via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] bird song/call question
This morning, at Bryan Park in Richmond, I heard a bird calling
TOO-kee-TOO-kee-TOO-kee, pause, then repeat, a couple of times. It was in
the woods. I never saw it but it was loud enough to hear from a distance.
Each part of the call was short and clear. I've listened to the calls of
all the warblers that come through here and the closest I've come to it is
the end of a Connecticut' Warbler's. It was at about the pitch level of a
Carolina Wren (though I've never heard a wren sound like this) Any
thoughts?

Alyssa Freeman
Henrico
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Date: 5/3/17 6:39 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] White-rumped Sandpiper
In Mt. Crawford, VA; 5/3/17. Also some Skyline Drive species. Report and
photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_05_03.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_05_03.htm



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Date: 5/3/17 5:15 pm
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] B-T Green Warbler & Wood Thrush, Fairfax, April 30 & May 3

This afternoon (May 3) we finally, finally saw the male Black-throated Green Warbler that we've been hearing for the past 4 days. First heard it at our yard on April 30.

Also yesterday morning a Wood Thrush was singing. We never hear them here - we're guessing this is a migrating bird, passing through.

Steve Johnson
south of Reston, in Fairfax County

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Date: 5/3/17 3:22 pm
From: Walter Hadlock via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Male American Redstart
Greetings,

We just watched a male American Redstart take a short bath in our backyard pond. That’s a FOS of this species for us.

Good birding to all,
Jay and Carol Hadlock
Herndon, VA (Fairfax County)
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Date: 5/3/17 4:28 am
From: Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Tuesday - good day for warblers
Tuesday didn't start out well; two of the Carolina Chickadee nests that I had been monitoring were destroyed - most likely by House Wrens, those little monsters. House Wrens are notorious for destroying nests. After that disappointment, I checked a local pond and found 2 Least Sandpipers, 3 Spotted Sandpipers, 1 Solitary Sandpiper, and 2 Lesser Yellowlegs. As I left the pond, I heard a cuckoo that didn't sound right. I was able to locate it and to my surprise it was a Black-billed Cuckoo. We don't see or hear them very often in the Rockbridge Co area so this was a treat. I then headed to one of my favorite birding spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway - Yankee Horse Ridge pull off near mile post 34. If you haven't birded there, I recommend it. Follow the old logging rail bed back into the forest away from the falls. You'll find lots of birds. Yesterday I had Blackburnian, Black-and-white, Cerulean, Black-throated Blue, Chestnut-sided and Canada Warblers, Redstarts, Blue-h
eaded and Red-eyed Vireos, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks chasing each other, Scarlet Tanagers, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Ovenbirds, Veerys, and the usual suspects. Even though it was windy, the birds were very active. If I include birds I heard while driving (Worm-eating, N. Parula, Black-throated Green, Pine), I had 12 warbler species.

I've posted some photos of the Black-billed Cuckoo, Blackburnian, Canada, Black-throated Blue, and Chestnut-sided Warblers on my Flickr page, if you're interested.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/vmibiology/

Dick Rowe
VMI Biology Dept
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Date: 5/3/17 4:25 am
From: Jeff Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] White Pelicans at Hog Island
Greetings all

With Adam and Clyde at Hog Island and there is 22 Am White Pelican on the pool on your right as you enter Hog Island.

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: 5/2/17 6:03 pm
From: Cheryl Walsh via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rose breasted grosbeak in Aldie
A male rose breasted grosbeak came to our feeder today!
Last year some came to our feeder on May 5 2016
A nice surprise!

Bill and Cheryl Walsh
Aldie,VA
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Date: 5/2/17 3:27 pm
From: Bill via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rose breasted grosbeak in Aldie
A male rose breasted grosbeak came to our feeder today !
Last year it came on May 5 2016.
Nice surprise !

Bill and Cheryl Walsh
Aldie, VA

Sent from my iPod
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Date: 5/2/17 3:25 pm
From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Bobolinks in Fairfax Co.
Hey Rich,


Stopped by there at 4:00 this afternoon. Saw 3 female Bobolinks in the same field. They were perched on top of one of the small trees.

FYI - According to the signage, they're calling the house "Pine Croft" now.


Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA


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Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:22 PM
To: <va-bird...> birding
Subject: [Va-bird] Bobolinks in Fairfax Co.

Stopped by the Barrett House on Lorton Rd (just west of the Equestrian Center) this morning. Fairfax Co is letting the grass get a little higher (so far) this year and there were easily 30 Bobolinks in the field to the west of the paved path going toward the golf course.

About half lifted off and head north out of sight but many stayed dropping into the grass and then up to tree branches affording great looks at their "Harpo Marx" hairdo head. This is an area where Bobolinks used to nest and may again if the county does not mow the grass. It's also the highest # of Bobolinks I have seen in Fairfax Co.

Rich Rieger
Alexandria
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Date: 5/2/17 2:16 pm
From: Bill Whitacre via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Rose breasted grosbeak in Aldie
Two males ‘hogged’ the feeder for the past couple of days here and haven’t shown themselves today.

Guess they were stocking up and moving on?

We had one last year about the same time too.

Bill Whitacre
Alexandria, VA



> On May 2, 2017, at 5:00 PM, Bill via va-bird <va-bird...> wrote:
>
> A male rose breasted grosbeak came to our feeder today !
> Last year it came on May 5 2016.
> Nice surprise !
>
> Bill and Cheryl Walsh
> Aldie, VA
>
> Sent from my iPod
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Date: 5/2/17 2:01 pm
From: Bill via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rose breasted grosbeak in Aldie
A male rose breasted grosbeak came to our feeder today !
Last year it came on May 5 2016.
Nice surprise !

Bill and Cheryl Walsh
Aldie, VA

Sent from my iPod
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Date: 5/2/17 12:05 pm
From: Rich Rieger via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] GrayCheeked Thrush @ Huntley Meadows
Popped up on the Pond Loop off the Hike-Bike trail at Huntley Meadows this morning. Had seen Swainson's and Veery, heard a Wood Thrush - was a pretty "thrushy" morning.

Mostly brown back and tail, no "spectacles" Heavy spotting on breast not extending thru belly. Pretty good look thru scope from ~ 20'. Bird perched at eye level. Sweet.

Rich Rieger
Alexandria
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Date: 5/2/17 10:08 am
From: Gerry Hawkins via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Voice of the Naturalist, Greater DC area, May 2, 2017
Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 5/2/2017
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, April 25 and was
completed on Tuesday, May 2 at 5:45 a.m.

Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic order, as
set forth in the American Ornithologists Union Checklist for North and
Middle American birds, as revised through the 57th Supplement (July 2016).

The top bird this week was RUFF in DE and MD.

Other birds of interest this week included SNOW and CACKLING GEESE, GREATER
SCAUP, SURF, WHITE-WINGED and BLACK SCOTERS, LONG-TAILED DUCK, TRUMPETER
SWAN, NORTHERN BOBWHITE, RED-NECKED GREBE, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, COMMON
GALLINULE, SANDHILL CRANE, BLACK-BELLIED and WILSONS PLOVERS, STILT and
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, WILSONS PHALAROPE, PARASITIC and LONG-TAILED
JAEGERS, GULL-BILLED TERN, ANHINGA, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, AMERICAN and
LEAST BITTERNS, TRICOLORED HERON, WHITE and GLOSSY IBIS, MISSISSIPPI KITE,
LOGGERHEAD and NORTHERN SHRIKES, SEDGE WREN, SWAINSONS, MOURNING, CERULEAN
and CANADA WARBLERS, CLAY-COLORED, VESPER and LINCOLNS SPARROWS, DICKCISSEL
and BOBOLINK.

TOP BIRD

On April 27 and 29 birders enjoyed watching and photographed a RUFF in
the headquarters area at Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE. A RUFF also was
reported on Hart-Miller Island, Baltimore Co, MD on April 28.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

On April 26 an injured SNOW GOOSE was observed at Byrd Park and nearby
Pocomoke River SP-Shad Landing in Worcester Co, MD. A continuing CACKLING
GOOSE at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (Horsehead) in Queen Annes Co,
MD was most recently seen on April 30. Lingering waterfowl also included
small numbers of most migratory duck species. Noteworthy sightings included
a singe CANVASBACK at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (Horsehead) in
Queen Annes Co, MD on April 27; a LONG-TAILED DUCK at the North Beach marsh
in Calvert Co, MD on April 30; and small numbers of LONG-TAILED DUCKS and
SURF, WHITE-WINGED and BLACK SCOTERS among other ducks at Poplar Island in
Talbot Co, MD on April 26. Noteworthy inland waterfowl included 1-2 GREATER
SCAUP at Violettes Lock on the C&O Canal in Montgomery Co, MD on April 29
and 30, and a SURF SCOTER at this location on April 28.

Two TRUMPETER SWANS were seen at the Owensville Road pond in Anne Arundel
Co, MD on April 26, and a continuing TRUMPETER SWAN was at the Jug Bay
Wetlands Sanctuary in Anne Arundel Co, MD on April 27.

The Chester River Field Research Center (Chino Farms)(restricted access) in
Queen Annes Co, MD is one of the most reliable locations in the reporting
area for NORTHERN BOBWHITES, with a high of eight individuals reported there
on April 26. NORTHERN BOBWHITES also continue to be regularly encountered at
Bombay Hook NWR in Kent Co, DE, particularly around the Visitors Center and
Allee House.

On April 26 a late RED-NECKED GREBE visited Lake Frederick in Frederick Co,
VA.

Migrating cuckoos included BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS at several locations,
including along Aquasco Farm Road in Prince Georges Co, MD on April 27; C&O
Limekiln Road in Washington Co, MD on April 27; Woodlawn Wildlife Area in
Cecil Co, MD on April 28; Beverly Farms Park in Montgomery Co, MD on April
29; Ivy Creek Natural Area in Albemarle Co, VA on April 30; Fort Dupont Park
in Washington, DC on April 28; and Rock Creek Park-Maintenance Yard in
Washington, DC on April 30.

Two pairs of COMMON GALLINULES were found during a survey of Poplar Island,
Talbot Co, MD on April 26.

On April 29 a likely continuing SANDHILL CRANE was seen along Orendorf Road
in Garrett Co, MD.

Breeding WILSONS PLOVERS have returned to Wallops Island in Accomack Co,
VA, with three individuals reported on May 1. A high of four BLACK-BELLIED
PLOVERS were counted at the Patton Turf Farm in Montgomery Co, MD on April
26 and 27. A small number (1-2) of early STILT SANDPIPERS were found at
several locations, including Swan Harbor Farm Park in Harford Co, MD on
April 26 and 30 and May 1; Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on April 26;
Hart-Miller Island, Baltimore Co, MD on April 28; Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co,
DE on April 28; and Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on April 30. A single
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was reported along Route 213 south of Redners in
Cecil Co, MD on April 29; on Hart-Miller Island in Baltimore Co, MD on May
1; and on Hog Island WMA in Surry Co, VA on April 30; and 1-2 WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPERS were found at Swan Harbor Farm Park in Harford Co, MD on April 30
and May 1. A WILSONS PHALAROPE was spotted during the weekly survey of the
Craney Island Disposal Area in Portsmouth, VA on April 27.

A PARASITIC JAEGER was reported chasing gulls off Rehoboth Beach in Sussex
Co, DE on April 30, and single PARASITIC and LONG-TAILED JAEGERS were
reported (with photos) in DE waters from the Lewes-Cape May Ferry on the
same day.

GULL-BILLED TERNS continued to return to the southeastern Virginia coastal
plain, with sightings including two individuals at the Craney Island
Disposal Area in Portsmouth on April 27; four individuals at the Grandview
Nature Preserve in Hampton on April 29; and eight individuals at Fort Monroe
in Hampton on April 29.

An ANHINGA was seen at the Stumpy Lake Natural Area in Virginia Beach, VA
through May 1, and two ANHINGAS were found there on April 29. Two ANHINGAS
also were found at the Carson Wetland in Prince George Co, VA on April 29.

On April 30 a single AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was photographed in flight above
Hog Island WMA in Surry Co, VA.

Continuing AMERICAN BITTERNS were encountered at Black Marsh in Baltimore
Co, MD on April 25 and Bles Park in Loudoun Co, VA on April 25 and 30. An
AMERICAN BITTERN also was encountered at a closed bridge over Catoctin Creek
on Poffenberger Road in Frederick Co, MD on April 27; a vernal pool in the
campground section of Cabin John Park in Montgomery Co, MD on April 27;
Dulles Greenway Wetlands Mitigation Project in Loudoun Co, VA on April 26
and 29; Broadlands Wetlands Nature Preserve in Loudoun Co, VA on April 27;
and Bombay Hook NWR-Refuge Headquarters in Kent Co, DE on April 29. In
addition, two AMERICAN BITTERNS were unexpectedly seen together at the
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Prince Georges Co, MD on May 1.
Encounters with the elusive LEAST BITTERN included a continuing individual
at Hughes Hollow in Montgomery Co, MD on April 25-28 and 30, 1-2 calling
individuals at Dick Cross WMA in Mecklenberg Co, VA on April 27 and 29; and
two calling individuals at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Anne Arundel Co, MD
on April 27.

On April 27 a TRICOLORED HERON was photographed at Beverly-Triton Beach in
Anne Arundel Co, MD.

On April 27 38 WHITE IBIS were observed flying past the College Creek
Hawkwatch in James City Co, VA. Ten GLOSSY IBIS were at the Patuxent River
Naval Air Station in St. Marys Co, MD on April 27, and 1-2 GLOSSY IBIS were
found at Swan Harbor Farm Park in Harford Co, MD on April 30 and May 1.

Raptor highlights included two early migrating MISSISSIPPI KITES at the
Smith Farm in Lunenburg Co, VA on May 1.

Two continuing LOGGERHEAD SHRIKES at the Smith Farm in Lunenburg Co, VA were
seen most recently on May 1. A NORTHERN SHRIKE* that has been present at the
Sully Woodlands in Fairfax Co, VA since late October 2016 was seen most
recently on April 29.

On April 26 a SEDGE WREN was heard and briefly seen doing a display flight
at the woodcock meadow by the hike-bike trail in Huntley Meadows Park,
Fairfax Co, VA. A SEDGE WREN also was found at Franklin Point SP in Anne
Arundel Co, MD on April 28.

Birders enjoyed encounters with the expected migratory warbler species
throughout the reporting area. These included SWAINSONS WARBLERS, which
continued to arrive in the Great Dismal Swamp NWR in the southeastern
coastal plain of VA, the only place where this species is known to regularly
breed in the reporting area. Perhaps the most unlikely warbler report during
the week was a MOURNING WARBLER heard singing in overgrown vegetation in the
front yard of a residence on Alton Place in Washington, DC on May 1.
Individual CERULEAN WARBLERS were encountered at several locations,
including Milford Mill Park in Baltimore Co, MD on April 25 and 26; Cylburn
Arboretum in Baltimore Co, MD on April 30; Susquehanna SP in Harford Co, MD
on April 27 and 28; Fort Dupont Park in Washington, DC on April 28 and 29;
and Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC on April 28 and 30. An early CANADA
WARBLER was found long Big Run Road in Garrett Co, MD on April 29.

Continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS at Big Water Farm (private) in Queen Annes
Co, MD and 103 Exeter Court in James City Co, VA were most recently seen on
April 28 and 30, respectively. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW also was seen near the
playground at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in Montgomery Co, MD on April 27 and
29. Two VESPER SPARROWS were found near 2398 East Ruhl Road in Baltimore Co,
MD on April 25 and May 1. A LINCOLNS SPARROW was seen at Rock Creek
Park-Grosvenor in Montgomery Co, MD on April 30; Occoquan Bay NWR, Prince
William Co, VA on April 29; along the hike and bike trail at Huntley Meadows
Park in Fairfax Co, VA on April 30; and in brush along Lake Royal in Fairfax
Co, VA on May 1.

An early male DICKCISSEL was photographed at Mainland Farm in James City Co,
VA on April 30, and two DICKCISSELS were photographed at the Beltsville
Agricultural Research Center in Prince Georges Co, MD on May 1.

Migrating BOBOLINKS became increasingly conspicuous during the week, with
high counts of 60 individuals at Mainland Farm in James City Co, VA on April
30; 57 individuals at the Fort Smallwood Park Hawkwatch in Anne Arundel Co,
MD on April 29; 50 individuals near the intersection of Sheep and Beaver Dam
Roads in Prince Georges Co, MD on May 1 and 50 individuals at Staunton
River Battlefield Park, Halifax Co, VA on April 29.

***

This weeks report was based on reports on the DE, MD, VA, and WV list
servers, eBird records and various birding pages on Facebook.

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.

*Of interest to the applicable state records committee












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Date: 5/2/17 8:54 am
From: Wes Teets via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Highland County hotspots for this time of year??
Depends on what species you're looking for. Laurel Fork Rd to Allegheny
Rd has the potential for Alder Flycatcher and Mourning Warbler (though
Paddy Knob in nearby Bath County is the best known spot for the latter),
the roads around Blue Grass have Bobolink and Vesper Sparrow, and there
are some spots along Wimer Mountain Rd and US 250 that may have
Golden-winged Warbler. There are other high-elevation species that are
easy to find in Highland, but those are a few of the birds most people
look for up there. A Richmond Audubon group was just up there Saturday
and had close to 90 species.

Wes Teets
Richmond, VA

On 05/01/2017 12:01 PM, Scott Priebe via va-bird wrote:
> I will be heading out to Highland Co. near Monterey this coming Friday. Any recommendations for good spots to bird this time of year, especially if there is light rain?
>
> Looked on eBird, but there doesn't seem to be much reporting from Highland Co. during Spring migration.
>
>
> Scott D. Priebe
> Springfield, VA
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Date: 5/2/17 8:45 am
From: G B Harris via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] - Stumpy Lake Natural Area, May 2, 2017


>
> \
>
> Stumpy Lake Natural Area, Virginia Beach, Virginia, US
> May 2, 2017 8:10 AM - 9:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.1 mile(s)
> Comments: GBH-RLH
> 33 species
>
> Canada Goose 6
> Double-crested Cormorant 1
> Anhinga 2 Located at Stumpy Lake during summer for at least 30 years. Cormorant like but with long straight bill, white on top of wings.
> Great Blue Heron 2
> Osprey 2
> Bald Eagle 2
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
> Acadian Flycatcher 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 4
> Red-eyed Vireo 2
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 4
> Carolina Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> Brown-headed Nuthatch 6
> Carolina Wren 3
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> Veery 2
> Wood Thrush 2
> American Robin 4
> Ovenbird 2
> Worm-eating Warbler 1
> Prothonotary Warbler 3
> Northern Parula 2
> Pine Warbler 4
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Northern Cardinal 3
> Common Grackle 2
> Brown-headed Cowbird 1
> American Goldfinch 3
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36482450
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/VA)

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Date: 5/2/17 7:21 am
From: Walter Hadlock via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Nice surprise in the backyard
Good morning,

Nothing like a male Scarlet Tanager in the backyard to get the day off to a good start. He stopped at our backyard pond for a quick drink. Luckily, we happened to be looking out the window at just the right time.

Jay and Carol Hadlock
Herndon, VA (Fairfax County)
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Date: 5/2/17 6:29 am
From: Daniel Lebbin via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Bobolink at Harrison Rd near The Plains
~7 male Bobolink in the fields south of Harrison Road, plus a Red-headed
Woodpecker on a telephone pole, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Meadowlark,
American Kestrel...this morning. -Dan
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Date: 5/2/17 4:20 am
From: Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Bobolinks: correction
The birds are on route 688, not Route 788, off of Rt 17.
Donald Sweig

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Date: 5/1/17 3:41 pm
From: Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fwd: BOBOLINKS:Fauquier
Resend: I sent the message below twice earlier today and it seems not to have gone through so I'm trying again.
Did anybody get the earlier postings?
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Va

> Subject: BOBOLINKS:Fauquier
> I found an indeterminate number of Bobolinks in the large field on the north side of Rt. 788, Leeds Manor Rd., just off of Route 17 in Fauquier County this morning. This is the same field where I have seen them before, and where I had 50 to 100 last year. I heard lots of Bobolink chatter coming from the grass, but the wind was blowing very strongly when I was there so mostly they stayed hidden. I did have two obliging males fly up and sit on the fence post down the road from me. I intend to try again in two or three days. Hopefully there will be less wind.
> Earlier I checked Harrison Lane and Belvoir road and found no Bobolinks at all.
> Donald Sweig
> Falls Church, Virginia
>
> Sent from my iPad
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Date: 5/1/17 2:48 pm
From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
We assembled a large crowd for today's Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk.  Around 30 gathered, and we tallied 65 species.  There were several Monday morning First-of-Season sightings including Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Acadian Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, and Indigo Bunting.  An adult Little Blue Heron drew a lot of attention, as did some old standbys such as Bald Eagle, Wood Ducks, and Red-headed Woodpecker. 

Canada Goose  11
Wood Duck  11
Mallard  6
Hooded Merganser  13
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Great Blue Heron  3
Little Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  3
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  3
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Solitary Sandpiper  15
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Mourning Dove  3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Acadian Flycatcher  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  6
Eastern Kingbird  2
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  2
crow sp.  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Tree Swallow  7
Barn Swallow  3
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  7
Eastern Bluebird  1
Veery  3
Swainson's Thrush  2
American Robin  8
Gray Catbird  1
Cedar Waxwing  18
Ovenbird  1
Prothonotary Warbler  4
Common Yellowthroat  6
Northern Parula  3
Yellow Warbler  1
Prairie Warbler  1
White-throated Sparrow  6
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  8
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  30
Common Grackle  12
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
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: 5/1/17 2:15 pm
From: Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] BOBOLINKS:Fauquier
I found an indeterminate number of Bobolinks in the large field on the north side of Rt. 788, Leeds Manor Rd., just off of Route 17 in Fauquier County this morning. This is the same field where I have seen them before, and where I had 50 to 100 last year. I heard lots of Bobolink chatter coming from the grass, but the wind was blowing very strongly when I was there so mostly they stayed hidden. I did have two obliging males fly up and sit on the fence post down the road from me. I intend to try again in two or three days. Hopefully there will be less wind.
Earlier I checked Harrison Lane and Belvoir road and found no Bobolinks at all.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Virginia

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Date: 5/1/17 1:38 pm
From: Donald Sweig via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] BOBOLINKS:Fauquier
I found an indeterminate number of Bobolinks in the large field on the north side of Rt. 788, Leeds Manor Rd., just off of Route 17 in Fauquier County this morning. This is the same field where I have seen them before, and where I had 50 to 100 last year. I heard lots of Bobolink chatter coming from the grass, but the wind was blowing very strongly when I was there so mostly they stayed hidden. I did have two obliging males fly up and sit on the fence post down the road from me. I intend to try again in two or three days. Hopefully there will be less wind.
Earlier I checked Harrison Lane and Belvoir road and found no Bobolinks at all.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Virginia

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Date: 5/1/17 12:22 pm
From: Herbert Larner via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Augusta County BIG SPRING DAY April 29
Hello all



This past Saturday the 29th of April 15 members of the Augusta Bird Club
took to the field to see how many birds they could find in one day .( A BIG
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO TOOK PART IN THIS ONE DAY VENTURE !!!! ) All data is in
but I am still sorting thru & adding up the number of birds that were found
that day . A total of 128 species were found with the following groups of
birds with special finds .



Waterfowl -- 5 duck species with Ruddy Duck & D C Cormorant



Birds of prey --- 12 species of Hawk & Falcon found with Osprey , No .
Harrier & Peregrine Falcon

Two species of Owls with Barn Owl with young & unhatch eggs .



Shorebirds -- 6 species with Short - billed Dowitcher & Am . Woodcock



Both Chuck's & Whip's were found



All the expected Woodpecker's were found except for Yellow - bellied
Sapsucker



All four species of expected Vireo's were found



Swallow's -- 5 species of Swallow's with Purple Martin being a high count
with over two hundred



Black - capped Chickadee & red - breasted Nuthatch were found by several
parties



Warbler's -- 22 species were found with a very early Mourning Warbler found



Two Summer tanager's were found by two parties



Sparrow's -- 11 species found with Vesper , Grasshopper found



Rose - breasted & Blue Grosbeak found



Blackbird's --7 species found with Bobolink , Orchard & Baltimore Oriole's
found



Finch - 3 species with Purple Finch as the best .



Allen Larner

Staunton





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Date: 5/1/17 12:02 pm
From: Lee Atwood via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rose-breasted Grosbeak -- again this year
Had an ad.male in the yard in Norfolk for 10 min 0815 Apr 30.Photo comparison of this bird compared to last year's two maleswasn't diagnostic as to same bird or not.  Unlike last year, thisbird appears to have moved on.
Maybe another RBGR Spring along the coast.
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Date: 5/1/17 10:26 am
From: Larry Cartwright via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Oriole nestbuilding at Dyke marsh today
About 20 people joined me for the Dyke Marsh walk this morning. The river
was almost empty except for 3 rather late Red-breasted Merganser hens, local
Mallards, 33 Caspian Terns on a sandbar on the Hunting Creek mudflats, and
several Osprey nests. We found two Green Heron perched along the riverbank
in the picnic area. A pair of Northern Rough-winged Swallows investigated a
man-made burrow in the marina. That burrow would be the exhaust of a boat
named the America. This exhaust pipe has hosted nesting Northern
Rough-winged Swallows for multiple years, making the America perhaps one of
the most expensive nest boxes in northern Virginia. We observed other
breeding activity, with a female Orchard Oriole building a nest in a
Sycamore on the north side of the Haul Road peninsula just east of the
little path that overlooks the tributaries of the Little Gut. A Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher pair was placing lichen on an almost completed nest along the
boardwalk. A Hairy Woodpecker pair investigated several cavities near Dead
Beaver Beach. Several Yellow Warblers and a Warbling Vireo sang near the
entrance to the boardwalk. Eastern Kingbirds are back in force, with likely
pairs chasing crows around like it was a game. Orioles came in with
respectable numbers, with 8 orchard Orioles tallied, including the nest
building female, and 6 Baltimore Orioles. The Orchard Orioles were
concentrated on the Haul Road peninsula while Baltimore Orioles were divided
between the peninsula and the Belle Haven picnic area. It seems like much
of the winter crowd has departed; we had one White-throated Sparrow the
entire walk. Rich Rieger reported the presence of additional birds that we
apparently missed, consisting of a few Cedar Waxwings, 2 Summer Tanagers, a
Black-and-white warbler, and a "yellowstart," a female or a male American
Redstart on his first northbound migration.



Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Fairfax, Virginia, US Apr 30, 2017 8:03 AM -
11:30 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.3 mile(s)

48 species



Canada Goose 10

Mallard 30 Several pair

Red-breasted Merganser 3 3 hens. Getting to be on the late side for
this species.

Double-crested Cormorant 35

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3

Green Heron 2

Osprey 9 We observed five active nests

Bald Eagle 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Ring-billed Gull 4

Caspian Tern 33

Mourning Dove 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 5

Downy Woodpecker 3

Hairy Woodpecker 2

Eastern Kingbird 11

Warbling Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 85

American Crow 5

Fish Crow 4

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3

Tree Swallow 15

Carolina Chickadee 10

Tufted Titmouse 10

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

Carolina Wren 12

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7 A breeding pair nest building near the
boardwalk.

American Robin 13

Gray Catbird 1

Northern Mockingbird 2

European Starling 20

Common Yellowthroat 4

American Redstart 1

Northern Parula 8

Yellow Warbler 3

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 14

White-throated Sparrow 1

Northern Cardinal 14

Red-winged Blackbird 30

Common Grackle (Purple) 6

Brown-headed Cowbird 2

Orchard Oriole 8 Heard singing. Male black with brick red breast.
Female yellow with white wing-bars. Female Nest building in a sycamore on
the north side of the Haul Road peninsula. Nest is some 40 feet in the air

Baltimore Oriole 6 Singing. All males. Black and orange.

House Finch 2

American Goldfinch 10

House Sparrow 4



View this checklist online at
<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36420535>
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36420535



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



Larry Cartwright

<mailto:<prowarbler...> <prowarbler...>











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Date: 5/1/17 9:02 am
From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Highland County hotspots for this time of year??
I will be heading out to Highland Co. near Monterey this coming Friday. Any recommendations for good spots to bird this time of year, especially if there is light rain?

Looked on eBird, but there doesn't seem to be much reporting from Highland Co. during Spring migration.


Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA
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Date: 5/1/17 8:18 am
From: Barnett, Lewis via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] [va-richmond-general] Metro Richmond "Big Day"; 3/29
Well done, Martians! That’s a fantastic total for one day in the metro area.


Lewis Barnett - Math & Computer Science, University of Richmond
<lbarnett...>





> On May 1, 2017, at 12:32 AM, Ellison Orcutt <mr.ellyo...> wrote:
>
> Hello Birders,
>
> As part of Richmond Audubon's annual spring Bird-a-thon fundraiser, the Purple Martians attempted a big day in Metro-Richmond on Saturday (29th). The Purple Martians are Arun Bose, Beth Oristian and Ellison Orcutt. We just went for it, there was little planning and we didn't scout or make an attempt for nocturnal species. We finished the day with 124 species. Not impressive by VA big day standards but respectable considering our adherence to Metro-Richmond boundaries. There were a couple of bad misses (in addition to night birds) but there were also some good gets. Next year we'll be back with our sites set on bumping our Metro-RVA big day record over 130.
>
> The full list of species is here:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36411854
>
> Please consider supporting our Bird-a-thon team and Richmond Audubon.
> http://www.richmondaudubon.org/the-purple-martians/
>
>
> Good birding,
>
> Ellison
>
>
> Ellison Orcutt
> Birder/Naturalist
> Richmond, Va
> Cell: (804) 339-6976
> <Mr.EllyO...>

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Date: 5/1/17 8:04 am
From: Ellison Orcutt via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] [va-richmond-general] Metro Richmond "Big Day"; 3/29
My mistake! If you're still curious, I have unhidden the list so that you can actually view the species! I had intended to hide it from eBirds data, not from being viewable but I've now learned that those are one in the same.

Sorry,

Ellison



Sent from my iPhone

> On May 1, 2017, at 00:49, Janice Frye <byrdnyrd33...> wrote:
>
> You hid the species from output. :-)
>
> Jan
>
>> On May 1, 2017 12:32 AM, "Ellison Orcutt" <mr.ellyo...> wrote:
>> Hello Birders,
>>
>> As part of Richmond Audubon's annual spring Bird-a-thon fundraiser, the Purple Martians attempted a big day in Metro-Richmond on Saturday (29th). The Purple Martians are Arun Bose, Beth Oristian and Ellison Orcutt. We just went for it, there was little planning and we didn't scout or make an attempt for nocturnal species. We finished the day with 124 species. Not impressive by VA big day standards but respectable considering our adherence to Metro-Richmond boundaries. There were a couple of bad misses (in addition to night birds) but there were also some good gets. Next year we'll be back with our sites set on bumping our Metro-RVA big day record over 130.
>>
>> The full list of species is here:
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36411854
>>
>> Please consider supporting our Bird-a-thon team and Richmond Audubon.
>> http://www.richmondaudubon.org/the-purple-martians/
>>
>>
>> Good birding,
>>
>> Ellison
>>
>>
>> Ellison Orcutt
>> Birder/Naturalist
>> Richmond, Va
>> Cell: (804) 339-6976
>> <Mr.EllyO...>
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Date: 5/1/17 7:39 am
From: Betty Wittman via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] I hope someone can help us identify this bird
About eight seconds into this audio, is a bird song that has stumped my
husband and I--if anybody knows what this is please enlighten us :-)
Thanks
Betty


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Date: 5/1/17 7:35 am
From: Ellison Orcutt via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Metro Richmond "Big Day"; 3/29
Hello Birders,

As part of Richmond Audubon's annual spring Bird-a-thon fundraiser, the
Purple Martians attempted a big day in Metro-Richmond on Saturday (29th).
The Purple Martians are Arun Bose, Beth Oristian and Ellison Orcutt. We
just went for it, there was little planning and we didn't scout or make an
attempt for nocturnal species. We finished the day with *124* species.
Not impressive by VA big day standards but respectable considering our
adherence to Metro-Richmond boundaries. There were a couple of bad misses
(in addition to night birds) but there were also some good gets. Next year
we'll be back with our sites set on bumping our Metro-RVA big day record
over 130.

The full list of species is here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36411854

Please consider supporting our Bird-a-thon team and Richmond Audubon.
http://www.richmondaudubon.org/the-purple-martians/


Good birding,

Ellison


Ellison Orcutt
Birder/Naturalist
Richmond, Va
Cell: (804) 339-6976
<Mr.EllyO...>
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Date: 5/1/17 7:34 am
From: Larry Cartwright via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Oriole nestbuilding at Dyke marsh today
About 20 people joined me for the Dyke Marsh walk this morning. The river
was almost empty except for 3 rather late Red-breasted Merganser hens, local
Mallards, 33 Caspian Terns on a sandbar on the Hunting Creek mudflats, and
several Osprey nests. We found two Green Heron perched along the riverbank
in the picnic area. A pair of Northern Rough-winged Swallows investigated a
man-made burrow in the marina. That burrow would be the exhaust of a boat
named the America. This exhaust pipe has hosted nesting Northern
Rough-winged Swallows for multiple years, making the America perhaps one of
the most expensive nest boxes in northern Virginia. We observed other
breeding activity, with a female Orchard Oriole building a nest in a
Sycamore on the north side of the Haul Road peninsula just east of the
little path that overlooks the tributaries of the Little Gut. A Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher pair was placing lichen on an almost completed nest along the
boardwalk. A Hairy Woodpecker pair investigated several cavities near Dead
Beaver Beach. Several Yellow Warblers and a Warbling Vireo sang near the
entrance to the boardwalk. Eastern Kingbirds are back in force, with likely
pairs chasing crows around like it was a game. Orioles came in with
respectable numbers, with 8 orchard Orioles tallied, including the nest
building female, and 6 Baltimore Orioles. The Orchard Orioles were
concentrated on the Haul Road peninsula while Baltimore Orioles were divided
between the peninsula and the Belle Haven picnic area. It seems like much
of the winter crowd has departed; we had one White-throated Sparrow the
entire walk. Rich Rieger reported the presence of additional birds that we
apparently missed, consisting of a few Cedar Waxwings, 2 Summer Tanagers, a
Black-and-white warbler, and an a "yellowstart," a female or a male American
Redstart on his first northbound migration.



Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Fairfax, Virginia, US Apr 30, 2017 8:03 AM -
11:30 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.3 mile(s)

48 species



Canada Goose 10

Mallard 30 Several pair

Red-breasted Merganser 3 3 hens. Getting to be on the late side for
this species.

Double-crested Cormorant 35

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3

Green Heron 2

Osprey 9 We observed five active nests

Bald Eagle 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Ring-billed Gull 4

Caspian Tern 33

Mourning Dove 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 5

Downy Woodpecker 3

Hairy Woodpecker 2

Eastern Kingbird 11

Warbling Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 85

American Crow 5

Fish Crow 4

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3

Tree Swallow 15

Carolina Chickadee 10

Tufted Titmouse 10

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

Carolina Wren 12

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7 A breeding pair nest building near the
boardwalk.

American Robin 13

Gray Catbird 1

Northern Mockingbird 2

European Starling 20

Common Yellowthroat 4

American Redstart 1

Northern Parula 8

Yellow Warbler 3

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 14

White-throated Sparrow 1

Northern Cardinal 14

Red-winged Blackbird 30

Common Grackle (Purple) 6

Brown-headed Cowbird 2

Orchard Oriole 8 Heard singing. Male black with brick red breast.
Female yellow with white wing-bars. Female Nest building in a sycamore on
the north side of the Haul Road peninsula. Nest is some 40 feet in the air

Baltimore Oriole 6 Singing. All males. Black and orange.

House Finch 2

American Goldfinch 10

House Sparrow 4



View this checklist online at
<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36420535>
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36420535



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



Larry Cartwright

<mailto:<prowarbler...> <prowarbler...>









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Date: 5/1/17 7:31 am
From: dcharlesl--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Arlington County Birds
One of the reasons I love birdwatching is because of the surprises. Today was one of those magical moments. I went on eBird and looked for where Scarlet Tanager had been seen today and found a report of a place in Arlington. I looked at the checklist submitted for this place and found it was a small park I had never heard of. It is only a small, square block in size, surrounded by apartments, and only a couple of blocks from a large highway. When I looked at the checklist, not only was there Scarlet Tanager, there was Black-and-white Warbler, and Swanson's Thrush.

My first thought was maybe the location on the checklist was incorrect. So with my curiosity peaked, I headed over to the park around 6pm, and didn't think I would see much because of the late time of the day. It took me a while to find the Scarlet Tanager and Black-and White because they were silent. To my pleasant surprise, I found the following birds (all were silent) before finding the previous two:


Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Blackpoll Warbler

Ovenbird

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Catbirds


During migration, I find myself going to the local Hotspots, but I've learned today, that even a postage stamp size park can have very interesting things during migration!


David Ledwith

Falls Church, VA

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Date: 5/1/17 7:31 am
From: Jon Little via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] FW: Bobolinks / Warren, Clarke Co.




From: Jon Little [mailto:<littlejon48...>]
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 5:05 PM
To: (<va-bird...>); <shenvalbirds...>
Subject: Bobolinks / Warren, Clarke Co.



We checked the well-known Bobolink spot today, on Oxbow Farm in Warren Co.
From our regular vantage point along Morgan's Ford Road, during 20 minutes
or so, we counted a conservative number of 25+, including at least 1 female.
Later, we found a few in Clarke Co. along Red Gate Rd.



Jon & BJ Little

Winchester

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Date: 5/1/17 7:31 am
From: Larry Cartwright via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Oriole nestbuilding at Dyke marsh today.
About 20 people joined me for the Dyke Marsh walk this morning. The river
was almost empty except for 3 rather late Red-breasted Merganser hens, local
Mallards, 33 Caspian Terns on a sandbar on the Hunting Creek mudflats, and
several Osprey nests. We found two Green Heron perched along the riverbank
in the picnic area. A pair of Northern Rough-winged Swallows investigated a
man-made burrow in the marina. That burrow would be the exhaust of a boat
named the America. This exhaust pipe has hosted nesting Northern
Rough-winged Swallows for multiple years, making the America perhaps one of
the most expensive nest boxes in northern Virginia. We observed other
breeding activity, with a female Orchard Oriole building a nest in a
Sycamore on the north side of the Haul Road peninsula just east of the
little path that overlooks the tributaries of the Little Gut. A Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher pair was placing lichen on an almost completed nest along the
boardwalk. A Hairy Woodpecker pair investigated several cavities near Dead
Beaver Beach. Several Yellow Warblers and a Warbling Vireo sang near the
entrance to the boardwalk. Eastern Kingbirds are back in force, with likely
pairs chasing crows around like it was a game. Orioles came in with
respectable numbers, with 8 orchard Orioles tallied, including the nest
building female, and 6 Baltimore Orioles. The Orchard Orioles were
concentrated on the Haul Road peninsula while Baltimore Orioles were divided
between the peninsula and the Belle Haven picnic area. It seems like much
of the winter crowd has departed; we had one White-throated Sparrow the
entire walk. Rich Rieger reported the presence of additional birds that we
apparently missed, consisting of a few Cedar Waxwings, 2 Summer Tanagers, a
Black-and-white warbler, and an a "yellowstart," a female or a male American
Redstart on his first northbound migration.



Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Fairfax, Virginia, US Apr 30, 2017 8:03 AM -
11:30 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.3 mile(s)

48 species



Canada Goose 10

Mallard 30 Several pair

Red-breasted Merganser 3 3 hens. Getting to be on the late side for
this species.

Double-crested Cormorant 35

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3

Green Heron 2

Osprey 9 We observed five active nests

Bald Eagle 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Ring-billed Gull 4

Caspian Tern 33

Mourning Dove 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 5

Downy Woodpecker 3

Hairy Woodpecker 2

Eastern Kingbird 11

Warbling Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 85

American Crow 5

Fish Crow 4

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3

Tree Swallow 15

Carolina Chickadee 10

Tufted Titmouse 10

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

Carolina Wren 12

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7 A breeding pair nest building near the
boardwalk.

American Robin 13

Gray Catbird 1

Northern Mockingbird 2

European Starling 20

Common Yellowthroat 4

American Redstart 1

Northern Parula 8

Yellow Warbler 3

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 14

White-throated Sparrow 1

Northern Cardinal 14

Red-winged Blackbird 30

Common Grackle (Purple) 6

Brown-headed Cowbird 2

Orchard Oriole 8 Heard singing. Male black with brick red breast.
Female yellow with white wing-bars. Female Nest building in a sycamore on
the north side of the Haul Road peninsula. Nest is some 40 feet in the air

Baltimore Oriole 6 Singing. All males. Black and orange.

House Finch 2

American Goldfinch 10

House Sparrow 4



View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36420535



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



Larry Cartwright

<prowarbler...> <mailto:<prowarbler...>







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Date: 5/1/17 7:30 am
From: Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Meadowood (Fairfax County)
Six birders joined the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia walk at
Meadowood Recreation Area near Lorton, VA, on this lovely and hot morning.
Is it still April?! We walked through the woods from the stable parking
area to the meadow, giving us multiple habitats.



Highlights were a singing Eastern Meadowlark atop a bit tree in the meadow,
a large group of Cedar Waxwings, several Blue Grosbeaks, a Scarlet Tanager,
and Wood Thrushes, 1 heard and 2 seen. First of Year for several of us were
Eastern Wood-Pewees and a Baltimore Oriole. Twenty-two Double-crested
Cormorants flew over in a V formation - not a usual on the Meadowood list.



We enjoyed a rest on the new bench near the pollinator garden honoring Jim
Waggener and the survey crew who have been collecting data on birds,
butterflies, plants and more at Meadowood and Occoquan Bay NWR for many
years. Thanks, Jim!





Meadowood Recreation Area, Fairfax, Virginia, US Apr 30, 2017 7:50 AM -
10:50 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.4 mile(s)

Comments: ASNV walk

42 species



Double-crested Cormorant 22 Flyover

Great Blue Heron 2

Black Vulture 2

Turkey Vulture 5

Red-shouldered Hawk 2

Mourning Dove 8

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 1

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 3

Eastern Phoebe 1

Great Crested Flycatcher 2

Red-eyed Vireo 3

Blue Jay 4

American Crow 1

Fish Crow 2

Tree Swallow 15

Carolina Chickadee 3

Tufted Titmouse 3

Carolina Wren 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2

Eastern Bluebird 8

Wood Thrush 3

Northern Mockingbird 2

Cedar Waxwing 20

Northern Parula 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

Chipping Sparrow 9

White-throated Sparrow 2

Scarlet Tanager 1

Northern Cardinal 4

Blue Grosbeak 4

Indigo Bunting 3

Red-winged Blackbird 7

Eastern Meadowlark 2

Common Grackle 4

Brown-headed Cowbird 3

Orchard Oriole 2

Baltimore Oriole 1

House Finch 1

American Goldfinch 11

House Sparrow 4



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http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36419715



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Date: 5/1/17 7:29 am
From: Kevin Shank via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Migrants in Union Springs, R'ham County
I got in a little birding at our place before church this morning and ended
up with 40 species (7 warblers). Besides listening to Wood Thrushes and
Ovenbirds the whole time, the highlights were a Veery and a Swainson's
Thrush.



http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva/view/checklist/S36416805



Shaphan Shank

Union Springs

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Date: 5/1/17 7:26 am
From: Jon Little via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Bobolinks / Warren, Clarke Co.
We checked the well-known Bobolink spot today, on Oxbow Farm in Warren Co.
From our regular vantage point along Morgan's Ford Road, during 20 minutes
or so, we counted a conservative number of 25+, including at least 1 female.
Later, we found a few in Clarke Co. along Red Gate Rd.



Jon & BJ Little

Winchester

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Date: 5/1/17 7:25 am
From: Dendroica--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 04/30/17 (Fairfax County)
Keith Huffman led our group of twelve. We tallied 49 species including 7
species of warblers and other colorful migrants including orioles and scarlet
tanagers. We meet each Sunday at 8 AM in the visitors center parking
lot. Birders, come join us. The list follows.

Posted by Ralph Wall

The List:

Canada Goose 24
Mallard 1
Common Merganser 6
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron 9
Black Vulture 22
Turkey Vulture 3
Bald Eagle 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 6
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 15
American Crow 3
Fish Crow 5
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
Eastern Bluebird 4
Wood Thrush 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 3
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Northern Parula 6
Black-throated Blue Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 3
Scarlet Tanager 5
Northern Cardinal 8
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Common Grackle 3
Orchard Oriole 2
Baltimore Oriole 6 .
American Goldfinch 14

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Date: 5/1/17 7:25 am
From: Rich Rieger via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Bobolinks in Fairfax Co.
Stopped by the Barrett House on Lorton Rd (just west of the Equestrian Center) this morning. Fairfax Co is letting the grass get a little higher (so far) this year and there were easily 30 Bobolinks in the field to the west of the paved path going toward the golf course.

About half lifted off and head north out of sight but many stayed dropping into the grass and then up to tree branches affording great looks at their "Harpo Marx" hairdo head. This is an area where Bobolinks used to nest and may again if the county does not mow the grass. It's also the highest # of Bobolinks I have seen in Fairfax Co.

Rich Rieger
Alexandria
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Date: 5/1/17 7:24 am
From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Merrimac Farm
Thirteen birders gathered for a delightful, warm day at Merrimac Farm in Nokesville for the Prince William Conservation Alliance Last-Sunday-of-the-Month birdwalk.  We tallied 39 species with many First of Season arrivals.  Our highlights included a large showing of Prairie Warblers, a perennial favorite at Merrimac; the encouraging call of Ovenbirds; the usual large numbers of White-eyed Vireos found at Merrimac; and a very large flyover of migrating Blue Jays.
Canada Goose  4
Wild Turkey  3
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  4
Mourning Dove  2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Barred Owl  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Acadian Flycatcher  1
Eastern Phoebe  4
Great Crested Flycatcher  6
White-eyed Vireo  13
Red-eyed Vireo  7
Blue Jay  52   
American Crow  8
Tufted Titmouse  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  6
European Starling  3
Ovenbird  4
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  8
American Redstart  6
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Prairie Warbler  12    Yellow-breasted Chat  5Field Sparrow  5
White-throated Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  8
Scarlet Tanager  4
Northern Cardinal  10
Indigo Bunting  4
American Goldfinch  5

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: 5/1/17 7:24 am
From: Shea Tiller via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Hooded Merganser at Pantops Mtn. and other recent sightings
Hello, all. I am sorry for the late posting, but I wasn't aware of certain
va-bird rules and my previous post was rejected. This past week, I found a
female hooded merganser in the pond at Sentara Martha Jefferson on Pantops
Mtn. It wasn't flagged on eBird, but probably should've been, as this bird
is definitely breeding by now (remember the ones at King Family Vineyards?).

The same day, while watching a martin house near my home in Lake
Monticello, I found a warbling vireo, the first one I had seen there, and
it provided great up-close looks. I will follow-up this post with photos
ASAP.

Good birding,
Shea
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Date: 5/1/17 7:22 am
From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] [va-bird] Receiving no va-bird posts
I have received no new va-bird posts since Friday. Is anyone else having this problem?

Checked my list serve settings, nothing has changed.


Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA
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Date: 5/1/17 7:22 am
From: Logan Anderson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Brown-headed Nuthatch in Lynchburg
I heard a Brown-headed Nuthatch calling at College Lake this morning. This could be a possible first time time it was ever recorded within the city. Other highlights included high numbers of Cape May Warbler and Northern Parula, as well as a couple Scarlet Tanagers and a Great Crested Flycatcher.

- Logan A.
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Date: 5/1/17 7:21 am
From: G B Harris via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Dismal Swamp NWR--Canal Trail, Apr 30, 2017
Nice view of Kentucky Warbler at corner of Cornland Road and Canal.
15 Warbler species.

>
> Great Dismal Swamp NWR--Canal Trail, Chesapeake, Virginia, US
> Apr 30, 2017 8:25 AM - 11:10 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.5 mile(s)
> Comments: GBH-RLH. Cornland Road entry to Canal
> 45 species
>
> Wood Duck 1
> Turkey Vulture 3
> Killdeer 4 Cornland Road
> Mourning Dove 5
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 5
> Red-headed Woodpecker 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
> Great Crested Flycatcher 5
> American Crow 3
> Carolina Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> Carolina Wren 4
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
> Wood Thrush 2
> American Robin 6
> Gray Catbird 3
> Brown Thrasher 1
> Northern Mockingbird 1
> European Starling 1
> Ovenbird 2
> Worm-eating Warbler 1
> Louisiana Waterthrush 2
> Black-and-white Warbler 4
> Prothonotary Warbler 4
> Kentucky Warbler 1 Both heard and observed
> Common Yellowthroat 6
> Hooded Warbler 2
> American Redstart 2
> Northern Parula 5
> Blackpoll Warbler 2
> Pine Warbler 6
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
> Prairie Warbler 4
> Yellow-breasted Chat 1
> Eastern Towhee 1
> Summer Tanager 1
> Scarlet Tanager 1
> Northern Cardinal 1
> Common Grackle 10
> Brown-headed Cowbird 2
> Orchard Oriole 1
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36421758
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/VA)

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Date: 5/1/17 7:11 am
From: Larry Meade via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] NVBC at Leesylvania State Park, Apr 29, 2017










Thirty birders came out for an excellent morning of birding. It was a Northern Virginia Bird Club walk led by Phil Silas and me. Conditions were somewhat overcast for most of the morning, but we still managed to tally 67 bird species including thirteen kinds of warblers. We explored the battery area near the picnic grounds and the trails up the hill from there. We also checked out the Brushy Point area and walked up to the railroad trestle. Of the warblers, we had especially nice looks at the Yellow, Prothonotary, Black and White, many Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Blue and a Northern Parula. The others usually offered only quick looks or were heard only. We did see both orioles, Scarlet Tanagers, Great-crested Flycatchers, both commonly seen Terns, and a Blue Grosbeak. Various butterflies and a Black Rat Snake and Northern Watersnake were also spotted.

Larry Meade
Merrifield, VA





-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist <ebird-checklist...>
To: uberlarry <uberlarry...>
Sent: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 10:17 am
Subject: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, Apr 29, 2017

Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
Apr 29, 2017 7:15 AM - 11:26 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: 30 birders
67 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 6
Mallard 5
Double-crested Cormorant 20
Great Blue Heron 5
Black Vulture 12
Turkey Vulture 6
Osprey 7
Bald Eagle 5
Bonaparte's Gull 1
Laughing Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 6
Caspian Tern 5
Forster's Tern 1
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 5
Eastern Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 250
American Crow 5
Fish Crow 3
crow sp. 9
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 30
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 9
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 16
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 9
Yellow Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 23
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 6
White-throated Sparrow 5
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 13
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 6
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 43
Brown-headed Cowbird 8
Orchard Oriole 6
Baltimore Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 14

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Date: 5/1/17 7:11 am
From: Larry Meade via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fwd: NVBC at Leesylvania State Park, Apr 29, 2017
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Larry Meade <uberlarry...>
Date: Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 4:47 AM
Subject: Fwd: NVBC at Leesylvania State Park, Apr 29, 2017
To: <lgmeade...>





-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Meade <uberlarry...>
To: va-bird <va-bird...>
Sent: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 8:48 pm
Subject: NVBC at Leesylvania State Park, Apr 29, 2017





Thirty birders came out for an excellent morning of birding. It was a
Northern Virginia Bird Club walk led by Phil Silas and me. Conditions were
somewhat overcast for most of the morning, but we still managed to tally 67
bird species including thirteen kinds of warblers. We explored the battery
area near the picnic grounds and the trails up the hill from there. We also
checked out the Brushy Point area and walked up to the railroad trestle. Of
the warblers, we had especially nice looks at the Yellow, Prothonotary,
Black and White, many Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Blue and a Northern
Parula. The others usually offered only quick looks or were heard only. We
did see both orioles, Scarlet Tanagers, Great-crested Flycatchers, both
commonly seen Terns, and a Blue Grosbeak. Various butterflies and a Black
Rat Snake and Northern Watersnake were also spotted.

Larry Meade
Merrifield, VA


-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist <ebird-checklist...>
To: uberlarry <uberlarry...>
Sent: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 10:17 am
Subject: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, Apr 29, 2017

Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
Apr 29, 2017 7:15 AM - 11:26 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: 30 birders
67 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 6
Mallard 5
Double-crested Cormorant 20
Great Blue Heron 5
Black Vulture 12
Turkey Vulture 6
Osprey 7
Bald Eagle 5
Bonaparte's Gull 1
Laughing Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 6
Caspian Tern 5
Forster's Tern 1
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 5
Eastern Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 250
American Crow 5
Fish Crow 3
crow sp. 9
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 30
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 9
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 16
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 9
Yellow Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 23
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 6
White-throated Sparrow 5
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 13
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 6
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 43
Brown-headed Cowbird 8
Orchard Oriole 6
Baltimore Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 14

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S36392251

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Date: 5/1/17 7:10 am
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] several FOS birds in Loudoun County, 30 April

Hello VA-Birders,

This morning I hit one of the Priority Blocks for the Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas, known as Arcola-SE. This block is dominated by the residential development of South Riding, on the north side of Braddock Road; and by a private parcel of land, Ticonderoga Farms, on the south side.

In spite of these, I have found some good, accessible areas for birds. One is the section of Elklick Run (stream), just S of Braddock Road. I did not get there, today. Another is the portion of Bull Run that goes behind (West of) the Marbury Estates development, on the W side of Gum Spring Road. I've identified a few more, but these two are my favorites so far.

Today I visited the Bull Run bend, reaching it via the powerline cut through Marbury; and also the pond under the cell tower at the SE corner of Braddock and Gum Spring.

So with those details out of the way, here are the First-Of-Season (for me, in Virginia) birds I found today.

Eastern Kingbird
Black-throated Blue Warbler
American Redstart
Yellow-breasted Chat
Orchard Oriole

For the Breeding Bird Atlas, today I was able to confirm Eastern Kingbird (building a nest on a high tension tower), Eastern Bluebird (female occupying a natural nest site, a woodpecker hole) and Field Sparrow (carrying nesting material).

For later follow-up, I noted a M-F pair of Wood Ducks in Bull Run - check for fledged young later. Yellow-breasted Chat singing his head off, in the powerline cut, just above the hill E of where the lines cross the river; also singing male Yellowthroats. Two singing male Indigo Buntings and three separate M-F pairs of Orchard Orioles in perfect habitat - keep an eye on them. Ditto, Goldfinches.

And I have had to interrupt writing this email TWICE to pull crawling ticks off my neck and arms.

Happy springtime everyone --
Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia

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Date: 5/1/17 7:09 am
From: nicholas via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Piping Plover, Gull-billed & Sandwich Terns, White-rumped Sandpiper, etc. Grandview Beach area, Hampton, 4/29/2017
Hey all, Stuart Sweetman and Pete Peterman helped me cover the Grandview Sector for Newport News Spring Count today, 4/29/2017. Highlights along the Grandview Preserve beach itself were 1 Piping Plover, 4 Gull-billed Terns, 13+ Sandwich Terns, and 1 fast-moving Peregrine Falcon. We heard several Virginia Rails and many Seaside Sparrows in the marsh at the Preserve.


A small group of shorebirds on a private beach along the Chesapeake Bay adjacent to Grandview Preserve included 1 White-rumped Sandpiper.


After running an errand in the afternoon in Newport News Elisa & I stopped by a marshy pond near the entrance to Camp Morrison Industrial Park off US-60 to check on some yellowlegs and Solitary Sandpipers she had found earlier while covering a different sector and saw a stunningly bright adult Little Blue Heron that must have been in the height of breeding plumage.


Nick Flanders

Portsmouth, VA
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Date: 5/1/17 7:07 am
From: Jeff Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] eBird -- Dick Cross WMA -- Apr 29, 2017
Clyde Wilson, Donna Jones and myself went to Dick Cross WMA in Mecklenburg Co to see if we could relocate the Least Bittern found there on Thursday by Adam D'Onofrio, Paul Glass and Clyde Wilson.

After a very long walk and through some wet grassy fields and treading through some standing water we made it to where they heard the Bittern on Thursday. It wasn't long before we heard it as well but without any success it seeing it in the thick brush.

We walk up the trail a little further to see if we could find it but soon turned around and went back to the original spot. Upon returning we had one calling from the left of us and a few minutes later one from our right and a few minutes the one from our left call. So we firmly believe that we had two of them.

We also had a late male Green-Winged Teal.

Dick Cross WMA
Apr 29, 2017
6:45 AM
Traveling
1.50 miles
120 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: With Clyde Wilson and Donna Jones v
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

1 Wood Duck
3 Mallard
1 Green-winged Teal -- Small duck, a male with rusty red head with green on the side of face. We all got good looks through scope
1 Northern Bobwhite
2 Least Bittern -- We went to the spot that Adam D'Onofrio, Paul Glass and Clyde Wilson heard one calling several times on 04-27-2017. We heard two calling one from our left and then one from our right.
4 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
1 Green Heron
2 Black Vulture
1 Turkey Vulture
3 Bald Eagle
2 Killdeer
1 Solitary Sandpiper
2 Mourning Dove
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Pileated Woodpecker
2 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
4 White-eyed Vireo
3 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
2 Carolina Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 Carolina Wren
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Prothonotary Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 Hooded Warbler
1 Pine Warbler
1 Prairie Warbler
1 Yellow-breasted Chat
2 Eastern Towhee
3 Northern Cardinal
6 Indigo Bunting
5 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Orchard Oriole

Number of Taxa: 38


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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: 5/1/17 7:05 am
From: Kevin Shank via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Bay-breasted Warbler, Union Springs, R'ham County
We had a nice little flock of migrants come through our yard in Union
Springs this evening. Best of the seven warbler species was a male
Bay-breasted. Then spent a beautiful evening outside listening to several
Wood Thrushes, followed by two Chuck-wills-widows and a Whip after dark.



http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva/view/checklist/S36404422



Shaphan Shank

Union Springs

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Date: 5/1/17 7:05 am
From: Ed and Helen Morgan via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Abingdon Blue Birds
Two Christmas' ago our son, Peter, gave us a bluebird house made by a small
company in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A few weeks ago I finally got around
to putting up the nest box and today we were rewarded by seeing a pair of
bluebirds carrying nesting material to the house. These are the first
bluebirds we have seen in our yard in downtown Abingdon in at least 25
years. As they say "if you build it they will come". I think the caveat is
that it needs to be in a good neighborhood as well. We have also seen the
return of our cat birds. We found several years ago that we could cut
apples in half and place them on our back porch railing and the catbirds
would eagerly eat them until they started having to find insects for their
young. The porch is located near a hawthorn tree which provides security
for the fairly timid birds. Ed Morgan, Abingdon, VA

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Date: 5/1/17 7:05 am
From: Michael Shank via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] different loon on Silver Lake

Hello va-birders,
We received a report of a Loon on Silver Lake Cheryl Lyons at the mill there said she has pictures and it has a real pale bill. She has seen Common loons before and thinks this one is different.
We are headed out to check it out.



Michael Shank
<tallwhiteoak...>

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Date: 5/1/17 7:04 am
From: Larry Meade via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] NVBC at Leesylvania State Park, Apr 29, 2017

Thirty birders came out for an excellent morning of birding. It was a Northern Virginia Bird Club walk led by Phil Silas and me. Conditions were somewhat overcast for most of the morning, but we still managed to tally 67 bird species including thirteen kinds of warblers. We explored the battery area near the picnic grounds and the trails up the hill from there. We also checked out the Brushy Point area and walked up to the railroad trestle. Of the warblers, we had especially nice looks at the Yellow, Prothonotary, Black and White, many Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Blue and a Northern Parula. The others usually offered only quick looks or were heard only. We did see both orioles, Scarlet Tanagers, Great-crested Flycatchers, both commonly seen Terns, and a Blue Grosbeak. Various butterflies and a Black Rat Snake and Northern Watersnake were also spotted.

Larry Meade
Merrifield, VA





-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist <ebird-checklist...>
To: uberlarry <uberlarry...>
Sent: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 10:17 am
Subject: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, Apr 29, 2017

Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
Apr 29, 2017 7:15 AM - 11:26 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: 30 birders
67 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 6
Mallard 5
Double-crested Cormorant 20
Great Blue Heron 5
Black Vulture 12
Turkey Vulture 6
Osprey 7
Bald Eagle 5
Bonaparte's Gull 1
Laughing Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 6
Caspian Tern 5
Forster's Tern 1
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 5
Eastern Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 250
American Crow 5
Fish Crow 3
crow sp. 9
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 30
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 9
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 16
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 9
Yellow Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 23
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 6
White-throated Sparrow 5
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 13
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 6
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 43
Brown-headed Cowbird 8
Orchard Oriole 6
Baltimore Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 14

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36392251

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

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Date: 5/1/17 7:02 am
From: Stephen Eccles via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Lake Royal, Fairfax - Lincoln's Sparrow, Lesser Scaup, waders
I visited Lake Royal today to see how the dredging and reconstruction was
going. I was surprised to find that some water had begun to fill up the
lake-bed. But it still exposes very extensive mud-flats, supporting what is
- for this lake and my neighbourhood - rather large numbers of waders: over
80 Solitaries (against a previous area maximum of 12), over 50 Spotteds
(against a previous maximum of 5), over 20 Lesser Yellowlegs (against a
previous maximum of 3), as well as a few Leasts and Killdeers.

About 8 Tree Swallows were around the nesting box. There was also a female
Ruddy Duck and - quite late - a male Lesser Scaup.

The real surprise, though, was a Lincoln's Sparrow, in the brush on the
east side of the lake, which popped up when I spished a singing Common
Yellowthroat. The Lincoln's was quite agitated, showing two tiny crests on
the sides of its head - which I had never seen before. This is the first
such sighting in my 50 years of monitoring my local patch.

Stephen Eccles
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Date: 5/1/17 7:02 am
From: Bryan Henson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Group walk results at Horsepen Run - Loudoun, VA - Apr 29
Today, we held a walk at the private Horspen Run for Loudoun Wildlife
Conservancy (https://loudounwildlife.org) to kick off Celebrate Birds! - a
series of special walks to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and
the spectacle of Spring migration.

18 birders braved the onset of rain and mosquitos to find 44 species.
Highlights included Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Black-and-white Warblers, many
Prairie Warblers, FOS Yellow-billed Cuckoo and excellent views of a singing
Indigo Bunting. Breeding was in full swing for several species including
Eastern Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, House Wrens and Robins.

The full eBird checklist is at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36397272

Thanks,
Bryan
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Date: 5/1/17 6:57 am
From: Jeff Blalock via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Bobolinks
Just found a flock of 50 Bobolinks on the trail to Randolph at the Staunton River Battlefield State Park.

They were in the field on the left as you walk to Randolph just after your cross the river and before you reach the first creek.

The are actively feeding and moving around so the could be anywhere even in the trees.

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: 5/1/17 6:56 am
From: Stephen Johnson via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] FOS Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Fairfax

Just now saw a Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female) at our feeder, first one this season. It's also the first-ever for our home, yard bird number 100.

Looking at the eBird map for the species for this year, I see a lot of reports, all over northern Virginia and D.C. area, mostly dated from April 27 through today, with a handful as early as 22 or 23 April. Looks like a real wave coming through.

Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia

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Date: 5/1/17 6:55 am
From: Katherine Cummings via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Ravens-Stanley Va

4 Ravens Stanley at town park
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Date: 5/1/17 6:55 am
From: Scott Byrd via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] FOY Bobolink and Scarlet Tanager (King George Co.)
With a trip to the Nats game today, I couldn't stray far from home today, so I did a little neighborhood birding around my house in King George County this morning. At first it seemed like it would be nothing special, but I persisted and ended up with two FOY's: Scarlet Tanager (1 female and 2 females) and Bobolink (1 male). I also got my first King George County Black-and-White Warbler. Not bad considering I was never more than 100 yards from my house.

Good birding to all!
Scott Byrd
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Date: 5/1/17 6:54 am
From: Scott Priebe via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] [va-bird] Leesylvania State Park - Ten warbler species, Orchard Orioles
Spent a muggy morning at Leesylvania SP. Ten warbler species, including Worm-eating, Black-throated Blue, Black & White, Western Palm, and Yellow, with still many Yellow-rumps.

Stopped counting Blue Jays at 200, all but 10 of which were flying North.


Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA


Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
Apr 29, 2017 5:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
51 species

Mallard 4
Double-crested Cormorant 22
Great Blue Heron 4
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 5
Bald Eagle 2
Ring-billed Gull 2
Mourning Dove 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 200
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 13
Carolina Chickadee 15
Tufted Titmouse 18
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 9
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Eastern Bluebird 2
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Cedar Waxwing 8
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Northern Parula 5
Yellow Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Palm Warbler (Western) 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 43
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 17
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 14
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 40
Orchard Oriole 4
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36389299

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/VA)
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Date: 5/1/17 6:52 am
From: John Adair via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Backyard Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Yorktown
Single male Rose-breasted Grosbeak on backyard feeders. We had male and
female individuals in the spring last year.



Photo at: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36315191



John & Marilyn Adair

Yorktown, VA

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Date: 4/28/17 3:45 pm
From: Joanne Laskowski via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Chincoteague NWR, Apr 27, 2017
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Date: 28 April 2017 at 18:37
Subject: eBird Report - Chincoteague NWR, Apr 27, 2017
To: <jlaskowski13...>


Chincoteague NWR, Accomack, Virginia, US
Apr 27, 2017 9:20 AM - 3:09 PM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
Comments: Birds were recorded during the Refuge's Shorebird Survey.
Those birds not being counted are indicated by an "x" as present.

85 species (+4 other taxa)

Brant (Atlantic) 1 injured right leg
Canada Goose X
Gadwall X
American Black Duck X
Mallard (Northern) X
Blue-winged Teal 2
Northern Shoveler X
Green-winged Teal (American) X
Bufflehead X
Red-breasted Merganser X
Red-throated Loon 5
Common Loon 15
Northern Gannet 2
Double-crested Cormorant 248
Great Blue Heron X
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) X
Great Egret X
Snowy Egret X
Little Blue Heron X
Tricolored Heron X
Cattle Egret X
White Ibis X
Turkey Vulture X
Osprey (carolinensis) X
Cooper's Hawk X
Bald Eagle X
American Oystercatcher 22
Black-bellied Plover 46
Semipalmated Plover 18
Piping Plover 5
Killdeer 2
Whimbrel (Hudsonian) 105
Marbled Godwit 1
Red Knot 2
Sanderling 939
Dunlin 3585
Least Sandpiper 67
Semipalmated Sandpiper 32
peep sp. 50
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher 1655
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 139
Willet 260
Lesser Yellowlegs 12
Bonaparte's Gull 5
Laughing Gull 25
Ring-billed Gull 12
Herring Gull (American) 356
Lesser Black-backed Gull 19
Great Black-backed Gull 39
Least Tern 6
Forster's Tern 64
Royal Tern 31
Black Skimmer 170
Mourning Dove X
Belted Kingfisher X
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) X
Merlin (Taiga) X
American Crow X
Fish Crow X
crow sp. X
Horned Lark X
Tree Swallow X
Barn Swallow (American) X
Carolina Chickadee X
Brown-headed Nuthatch X
House Wren (Northern) X
Marsh Wren (palustris Group) 1
Carolina Wren X
American Robin X
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling X
Common Yellowthroat X
Pine Warbler X
Yellow-throated Warbler X
Prairie Warbler X
Seaside Sparrow (Atlantic) 1
Chipping Sparrow X
Field Sparrow X
White-throated Sparrow X
Eastern Towhee X
Blue Grosbeak X
Indigo Bunting X
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) X
Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern) X
Common Grackle (Purple) X
Boat-tailed Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
American Goldfinch X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch
ecklist/S36365153

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Date: 4/28/17 1:42 pm
From: Suzanne Stewart via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Cliff swallow Lake of the Woods
I just had a cliff swallow fly into my window. I held it for about 10 minutes until it recovered and flew off to join the other swallows feeding over the lake.
This was my first cliff swallow!
Suzanne
Locust Grove

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Date: 4/28/17 1:28 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] 6 warbler species
Along first 12 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway: Cerulean, American Redstart,
Ovenbird, Hooded, Worm-eating, and Black and White. Report and photos.



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_04_28.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2017/2017_04_28.htm



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Crozet, VA

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In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
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Date: 4/28/17 12:55 pm
From: Gary Sargent via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Eastern King Birds in Western Hanover County
A pair of Eastern Kingbirds FOS.

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Date: 4/28/17 8:33 am
From: Deborah Leavens via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Rose Breasted Grosbeak
Brief visit from a Rose Breasted Gosbeak this morning. First I've ever seen
in the yard.

Debbie Leavens

McLean

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Date: 4/28/17 7:21 am
From: Trollinger, Jeff \(DGIF\) via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Morning in Gum Spring
Had a great morning doing some Atlasing this morning. My morning included great looks at ORCHARD ORIOLE, BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT

Also heard:
Field Sparrow
Prairie Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Black and White Warbler
Great-crested Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Northern Parula
Ovenbird
Wood Thrush
Pine Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
And the usual assortment of gnatcatchers, cardinals, titmouse, woodpeckers and Blue Jays.

I had 44 species is just over 2 hours in two spots, fairly close together. Beautiful weather and great birds. Good start to the day!!

Jeff Trollinger
Gum Spring, VA

Jeffrey B. Trollinger, C.W.B | Deputy Director, Bureau of Wildlife Resources | Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries<http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/> | PO Box 90778, 7870 Villa Park Drive, #400, Henrico, VA 23228-0778 | 804-367-1134 (o) | 804-363-2268 (c) | <jeff.trollinger...><mailto:%<20jeff.trollinger...>

Wildlife is everywhere Virginia. Get to know the "wild" around you and learn to live with it!!


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