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Received From Subject
9/24/18 8:41 pm David White via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] late hummers
9/24/18 8:07 pm Vineeta via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] late hummers
9/24/18 7:11 pm Nancy Young via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] late hummers
9/24/18 6:14 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (24 Sep 2018) 71 Raptors
9/24/18 3:48 pm Ziegenfus, Zig - ziegencw via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] OFF TOPIC books on birds in Puerto Rico
9/24/18 2:35 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (24 Sep 2018) 53 Raptors
9/24/18 11:04 am Ezra Staengl via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Connecticut, Mourning and Blue-winged warbler --- Nelson County
9/24/18 5:19 am George Martin via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] FOS White-Throated Sparrow, Williamsburg
9/24/18 4:53 am Anderson, Janet M. DCARO via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Broad-Winged Hawks and more and more Broad-Winged Hawks-Arlington, VA
9/23/18 5:44 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (23 Sep 2018) 366 Raptors
9/23/18 4:52 pm Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Swainson's Thrush and a few warblers
9/23/18 4:30 pm Marlene A Condon via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] late hummers
9/23/18 4:12 pm Patti Reum via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] late hummers
9/23/18 3:49 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (23 Sep 2018) 607 Raptors
9/23/18 1:54 pm Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] test
9/23/18 12:39 pm Pete & Charm via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Quarterly Survey of Grandview Island Nature Preserve Part of the Western Shore Marshes State IBA
9/23/18 11:37 am krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/23/2018 (Fairfax County)
9/23/18 9:45 am Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Crozet, VA
9/23/18 9:37 am Paul Pisano via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Black-headed Gull at Gravelly Point
9/23/18 7:18 am Marlene A Condon via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Whippoorwill on the Drive
9/23/18 5:24 am Marlene A Condon via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Scarlet Tanager, Botetourt County
9/22/18 9:14 pm Nancy Young via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Scarlet Tanager, Botetourt County
9/22/18 7:13 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (22 Sep 2018) 490 Raptors
9/22/18 7:10 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (22 Sep 2018) 1468 Raptors
9/22/18 6:36 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (22 Sep 2018) 70 Raptors
9/22/18 5:27 pm Mark Mullins via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Clay-colored Sparrow at Claytor Lake
9/22/18 4:12 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Snickers Gap (22 Sep 2018) 103 Raptors
9/22/18 4:08 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (22 Sep 2018) 242 Raptors
9/22/18 1:16 pm Bryan H via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] LWC group walk at BRCES (Loudoun) results.
9/22/18 1:16 pm dcharlesl--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Broad-winged Hawks, Falls Church
9/22/18 12:06 pm William Hohenstein via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Chincoteague NWR
9/22/18 10:27 am Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Occoquan Bay NWR, Sep 22, 2018
9/22/18 9:49 am krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Riverbend Park Bird Walk 09/22/2018
9/22/18 6:00 am Bruce Carl via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Chincoteague NWR
9/21/18 7:56 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (21 Sep 2018) 138 Raptors
9/21/18 7:03 pm William Hohenstein via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Chincoteague NWR
9/21/18 6:42 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (21 Sep 2018) 850 Raptors
9/21/18 5:05 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (21 Sep 2018) 358 Raptors
9/21/18 4:26 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (21 Sep 2018) 215 Raptors
9/21/18 2:31 pm Scott Priebe via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Leesylvania migrants, 9/21
9/21/18 11:16 am Gerco H via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Early Purple Finch - Leesburg
9/21/18 10:53 am Anderson, Janet M. DCARO via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Peregrine Falcon and Bald Eagle - 9/21/18-Falls Church and Arlington, VA
9/21/18 10:34 am Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Leesylvania migrants, 9/21
9/21/18 10:19 am Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Hawks, warblers, and more
9/21/18 7:43 am Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] eBird -- Sandy River Reservoir--Dam and Boat Launch Area -- Sep 21, 2018
9/21/18 6:27 am E Krone via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
9/21/18 3:37 am Steve Johnson via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] late report for Manassas NBP (Wednesday 19 Sept)
9/20/18 7:57 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (20 Sep 2018) 1457 Raptors
9/20/18 6:53 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Candler Mountain (20 Sep 2018) 181 Raptors
9/20/18 6:41 pm David White via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Whippoorwill on the Drive
9/20/18 5:51 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (20 Sep 2018) 1830 Raptors
9/20/18 5:32 pm Eric Harrold via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Hawkwatch report - Buffalo Mountain NAP (2675 Broad-winged Hawks)
9/20/18 5:18 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Snickers Gap (20 Sep 2018) 119 Raptors
9/20/18 4:47 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (20 Sep 2018) 1102 Raptors
9/20/18 4:40 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (20 Sep 2018) 1388 Raptors
9/20/18 2:06 pm Warren R. via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Brown pelican at Sandy river reservoir prince edward co va
9/20/18 12:04 pm Warren R. via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] brown pelican sandy river reservoir prince edward co
9/20/18 9:40 am Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Conway-Robinson State Forest migrants
9/20/18 8:46 am Emily Southgate via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Partial and unofficial Snickers Gap count
9/20/18 7:22 am Schnably, Susanna via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
9/19/18 7:40 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Candler Mountain (19 Sep 2018) 2453 Raptors
9/19/18 7:00 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (19 Sep 2018) 415 Raptors
9/19/18 6:04 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (19 Sep 2018) 436 Raptors
9/19/18 5:30 pm Penny Warren via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
9/19/18 5:04 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (19 Sep 2018) 787 Raptors
9/19/18 4:48 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Snickers Gap (19 Sep 2018) 410 Raptors
9/19/18 4:21 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (19 Sep 2018) 2360 Raptors
9/19/18 3:14 pm David Young via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Lake Fairfax - migrants
9/19/18 10:56 am Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Monticello park, Alexandria -19 Sep -5 Warbler species and Brown Tthrashers
9/19/18 9:59 am William Walsh via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Bles Park, Loudoun Cty Warblers
9/19/18 9:58 am Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Leesfylvania SP migrants, red-breasted nuthatch
9/19/18 7:30 am Shea Tiller via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Red-breasted nuthatch, palm warblers +many other migrants @Fluvanna
9/19/18 5:40 am Anderson, Janet M. DCARO via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] 2 Peregrine Falcons and American Kestrel
9/19/18 5:39 am reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Candler Mountain (18 Sep 2018) 264 Raptors
9/18/18 6:07 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (18 Sep 2018) 4004 Raptors (83 BE, MK/NG/GE, 14 species, Merlin record)
9/18/18 5:38 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (18 Sep 2018) 96 Raptors
9/18/18 5:08 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (18 Sep 2018) 25 Raptors
9/18/18 3:28 pm David Young via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Lake Fairfax - Common Raven, Red- breasted Nuthatch , Broad -winged Kettle
9/18/18 3:10 pm Steve Johnson via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Chantilly today: R-H Grosbeaks, R-H Woodpeckers
9/18/18 2:22 pm Joe Coleman via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] FW: DC Area, 9/18/2018
9/18/18 7:30 am Deapesh Misra via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] UOSA - Fairfax County
9/17/18 7:19 pm Harry Glasgow via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] HuntleyMeadows Monday Morning Birdwalk o
9/17/18 4:29 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (17 Sep 2018) 16 Raptors
9/17/18 3:46 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (17 Sep 2018) 66 Raptors
9/17/18 3:16 pm Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Flooded fields in Stuarts Draft
9/17/18 12:32 pm Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Flooded fields in Stuarts Draft
9/17/18 8:01 am Russell Taylor via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Western Kingbird in Culpeper Co 9/16
9/17/18 5:40 am David Farner via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] American Bittern Fort C.F.Smith Park
9/17/18 5:32 am Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Sabine’s Gull
9/17/18 4:48 am Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] FW: weekend at Monticello park
9/16/18 10:05 pm Roger Mayhorn via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Cape May Warblers Eating Grapes
9/16/18 7:18 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (16 Sep 2018) 547 Raptors
9/16/18 6:36 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Snickers Gap (16 Sep 2018) 526 Raptors
9/16/18 3:08 pm Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Stuarts Draft flooded field
9/16/18 2:12 pm William Walsh via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Silver Lake, PW County
9/16/18 1:51 pm krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/16/2018 (Fairfax County)
9/16/18 1:45 pm Steve Johnson via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] a few migrants in Sully Woodlands and western Fairfax County; and window impacts
9/16/18 1:08 pm Stauffer Miller via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] shorebirds Winchester
9/16/18 9:45 am David Farner via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Birding Guatemala - Williamsburg Bird Club and Northern Virginia Bird Club meetings Wednesday, September 19
9/16/18 9:18 am Bryan H via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Algonkian Park (Loudoun county) group walk results
9/16/18 9:12 am Larry Cartwright via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Duh, that would be Western Kingbird
9/16/18 9:04 am Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] yellow-bellied flycatcher and other migrants, Leesylvania State Park
9/16/18 8:59 am Larry Cartwright via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Dyke Marsh Walk for Sept 16: Several flycatchers, but no Western
9/16/18 8:24 am Eric Harrold via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Buffalo Mountain hawkwatching
9/16/18 8:15 am Keith and Karen Roberts via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Sabine’s gull
9/15/18 8:53 pm Deapesh Misra via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Sandwich Terns at UOSA (Fairfax County)
9/15/18 8:41 pm Deapesh Misra via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Sandwich Terns at UOSA (Fairfax County)
9/15/18 7:03 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (15 Sep 2018) 1 Raptors
9/15/18 6:24 pm Larry Meade via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Western Kingbird reported at Dyke Marsh
9/15/18 6:18 pm Larry Cartwright via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Western Kingbird reported at Dyke Marsh
9/15/18 6:14 pm Larry Meade via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Western Kingbird reported at Dyke Marsh
9/15/18 6:13 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (15 Sep 2018) 270 Raptors
9/15/18 5:51 pm Elton Morel via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] NVBC walk at Conway-Robinson State Forest, Prince William, Sep 15, 2018
9/15/18 5:36 pm Gerco H via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Loudoun County Birds
9/15/18 5:15 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Snickers Gap (15 Sep 2018) 190 Raptors
9/15/18 2:49 pm Scott Priebe via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Fw: Leesylvania migrants
9/15/18 2:42 pm nicholas via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Am. Golden-Plover, WR Sandpiper, King William Co., 9/15/18
9/15/18 12:21 pm Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Leesylvania migrants
9/15/18 12:15 pm Brian Bockhahn via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] hawk watch forecast RFI
9/15/18 10:06 am Shea Tiller via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Shorebirds still in Stuarts Draft .
9/15/18 9:57 am Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Shorebirds still in Stuarts Draft .
9/15/18 8:51 am Russell W Taylor via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Common Terns on Potomac River, Alexandria
9/15/18 8:18 am Ed Wallace via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
9/15/18 8:06 am Stuart via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Belted Kingfisher behavior: Falls Church Condo Lake
9/15/18 6:28 am William Leigh via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Ruddy Turnstone Am Golden Plover White-rumped sandpipers
9/15/18 4:51 am Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Sabine’s Gull at Kerr Dam Lower Overlook
9/14/18 6:30 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (14 Sep 2018) Raptors
9/14/18 6:03 pm David White via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
9/14/18 5:47 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (14 Sep 2018) 18 Raptors
9/14/18 5:45 pm Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] White-rumped and Buff-breasted Sandpipers
9/14/18 5:42 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (14 Sep 2018) 11 Raptors
9/14/18 3:23 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Candler Mountain (13 Sep 2018) Mississippi Kite
9/14/18 2:44 pm Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Shore Birds still in Stuarts Draft
9/14/18 2:05 pm Joel Martin via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
9/14/18 12:48 pm Lee Atwood via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
9/14/18 12:23 pm krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Riverbend Park Bird Walk 09/14/2018
9/14/18 9:36 am Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Black Skimmer Update
9/14/18 6:40 am reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (13 Sep 2018) 26 Raptors
9/14/18 6:33 am Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Skimmer gone at Kerr Lake
9/14/18 5:46 am Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Black Skimmer at Kerr Dam
9/13/18 7:53 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (13 Sep 2018) 22 Raptors
9/13/18 4:09 pm Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Field Trip for Sunday
9/13/18 3:47 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (13 Sep 2018) 92 Raptors
9/13/18 9:54 am Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Shorebirds in Stuarts Draft
9/13/18 8:03 am Dave Youker via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Migration and Kiptopeke Challenge
9/13/18 7:24 am John Greenwood via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Fwd: National Geographic: How Hurricane Florence May Affect Wildlife
9/12/18 7:56 pm John Greenwood via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Fwd: National Geographic: How Hurricane Florence May Affect Wildlife
9/12/18 6:36 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (12 Sep 2018) 2 Raptors
9/12/18 5:43 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (12 Sep 2018) 63 Raptors
9/12/18 3:16 pm Diane L via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Turner Sod Farm, Captain Yancey Rd, Elkton (Rockingham) - fields have been plowed
9/12/18 1:38 pm Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Old Trail
9/12/18 9:16 am reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (12 Sep 2018) Raptors
9/12/18 7:28 am Thomas Nardone via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Sep 12, 2018
9/11/18 3:41 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (11 Sep 2018) 17 Raptors
9/11/18 2:34 pm David Young via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Lake Fairfax - Red-breasted Nuthatches
9/11/18 1:11 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (11 Sep 2018) Raptors
9/11/18 12:27 pm Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Central Virginia 9/9-11/18
9/11/18 11:23 am Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] FW: Monticello Park..11 Sep..Summer Tanager and Red-breasted Nuthatch...three Yellowstarts and 5 Red-eyed Vireos
9/11/18 11:00 am Tyler Reber via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Occoquan Bay NWR Closed Due To Flooding
9/11/18 10:49 am reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (11 Sep 2018) 7 Raptors
9/11/18 5:10 am Rob Bielawski via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Early September Summary of Observations for Virginia Beach
9/10/18 6:37 pm Harry Glasgow via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday morning Birdwalk.
9/10/18 5:15 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (10 Sep 2018) 34 Raptors
9/10/18 2:44 pm Dave Youker via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Hudsonian Godwit at Langley AFB
9/10/18 10:28 am Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Leesylvania State Park migrants, 9/10
9/9/18 5:33 pm Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Red-necked Phalarope and SB Dowitcher - Rockbridge Co
9/9/18 2:56 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (09 Sep 2018) 5 Raptors
9/9/18 12:59 pm William Leigh via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Sanderlings and Buff-breasted Sandpipers
9/9/18 11:11 am krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/09/2018 (Fairfax County)
9/9/18 7:53 am Phil Silas via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Sep 9, 2018
9/8/18 5:20 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (08 Sep 2018) 107 Raptors
9/8/18 4:27 pm David Gibson via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Why do you bird (updated)?
9/8/18 3:38 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (08 Sep 2018) 3 Raptors
9/8/18 2:53 pm Donald Sweig via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Broad-winged Hawk Migration Peak is Coming.
9/8/18 12:43 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (08 Sep 2018) 2 Raptors
9/8/18 11:52 am Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, Sep 8, 2018
9/8/18 8:51 am Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - 103 Elizabeth Court, South Boston, VA, Sep 8, 2018
9/8/18 5:09 am Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Ravens in Halifax County
9/7/18 9:21 pm Roger Mayhorn via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] More Migrants Passing Through
9/7/18 5:11 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (07 Sep 2018) 21 Raptors
9/7/18 4:45 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (07 Sep 2018) 24 Raptors
9/7/18 3:40 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (07 Sep 2018) 45 Raptors
9/7/18 3:12 pm Scott Priebe via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] [va-bird] Conway Robinson State Forest, Pr. William Co., Double-digit warbler species, very large flock of Pine Warblers
9/7/18 2:41 pm Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Nighthawks
9/7/18 2:39 pm Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Nighthawks!
9/7/18 1:05 pm Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] 8 warbler species
9/7/18 11:33 am Harry Armistead via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] lower Eastern Shore: Maryland Aug. 30-31; Virginia Sept. 1-4, 2018.
9/7/18 9:25 am Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Occoquan Bay NWR migrants
9/7/18 8:51 am Ron Vogel via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Occoquan Bay NWR Connecticut warbler 9/7/2018
9/7/18 4:59 am Anderson, Janet M. DCARO via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] 2 Peregrine Falcons Again
9/6/18 7:02 pm kurtcapt87--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Northern Region Va Bird Atlas end of season note
9/6/18 6:06 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (06 Sep 2018) 3 Raptors
9/6/18 5:00 pm Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] 11 warbler species
9/6/18 2:33 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (06 Sep 2018) 62 Raptors
9/6/18 8:19 am Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] red-breasted nuthatch, Conway-Robinson State Forest
9/5/18 7:23 pm Fred Atwood via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] red-breasted nuthatch, Oakton
9/5/18 7:18 pm Fred Atwood via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] red-breasted nuthatch, Oakton
9/5/18 5:50 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (05 Sep 2018) 16 Raptors
9/5/18 5:34 pm Ron Vogel via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Pocosin Cabin/The Point Shenandoah National Park 9/5/2018
9/5/18 4:53 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (05 Sep 2018) 22 Raptors & Mississippi Kite #5
9/5/18 4:17 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (05 Sep 2018) 67 Raptors
9/5/18 12:53 pm Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Leesylvania State Park migrants
9/5/18 12:26 pm Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Mixed flock of 9 warbler species
9/5/18 7:36 am Thomas Nardone via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] eBird -- Long Branch Nature Center & Park -- Sep 5, 2018
9/5/18 7:27 am Bob Schamerhorn via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Chincoteague Annual Beach Cleanup
9/4/18 5:06 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (04 Sep 2018) 2 Raptors
9/4/18 4:35 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (04 Sep 2018) 68 Raptors (2 Mississippi Kites!)
9/4/18 4:27 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (04 Sep 2018) 50 Raptors
9/4/18 1:43 pm Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] They're Back!
9/4/18 8:17 am Gerry Hawkins via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Voice of the Naturalist, Greater DC area, week ending 9/3/18
9/4/18 3:57 am Anderson, Janet M. DCARO via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Nighthawks in Falls Church, VA - September 3, 2018
9/3/18 8:59 pm Roger Mayhorn via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] More Warblers on Compton Mt - Video
9/3/18 6:38 pm Judy McCann via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] White pelican
9/3/18 5:31 pm m b via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Lark Sparrow possibly still at leesylvania
9/3/18 5:05 pm Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Nighthawks once more
9/3/18 4:53 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (03 Sep 2018) 75 Raptors
9/3/18 4:26 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (03 Sep 2018) 4 Raptors
9/3/18 3:12 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (03 Sep 2018) 21 Raptors
9/3/18 12:32 pm Harry Glasgow via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk.
9/3/18 11:45 am Bert Harris via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Volunteer bird surveyors needed (Fauquier County)
9/3/18 7:52 am Rich via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Willet/Dyke Marsh
9/3/18 7:38 am Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Leesylvania State Park migrants
9/3/18 5:18 am Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Philadelphia vireo, Leesylvania
9/3/18 5:14 am Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Yellow-bellied flycatcher, Leesylvania SP
9/2/18 7:02 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (02 Sep 2018) 27 Raptors & Mississippi Kite!
9/2/18 6:50 pm Donald Sweig via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] NIGHTHAWKS and SWIFTS
9/2/18 5:32 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Snickers Gap (02 Sep 2018) 26 Raptors
9/2/18 5:18 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (02 Sep 2018) 7 Raptors
9/2/18 4:33 pm Shea Tiller via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Nighthawks feeding over Competition Park (Fluvanna)
9/2/18 3:09 pm William Leigh via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Buff-breasted Sandpiper
9/2/18 2:18 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (02 Sep 2018) 35 Raptors
9/2/18 12:51 pm Ed Wallace via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Western Willet/Dyke Marsh/Stone Bridge
9/2/18 11:30 am Candice Lowther via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] LARK SPARROW at Leesylvania details
9/2/18 11:29 am Candice Lowther via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Lark sparrow at Leesylvania details
9/2/18 10:43 am Scott Priebe via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] LARK SPARROW at Leesylvania details
9/2/18 10:38 am Thomas Nardone via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Sep 2, 2018
9/2/18 10:31 am Gerry Hawkins via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Lark sparrow at Leesylvania details
9/2/18 9:46 am Richard Rieger via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Western Willet/Dyke Marsh/Stone Bridge
9/2/18 8:47 am Patrick Malone via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Dyke Marsh at sunrise today
9/2/18 7:43 am Candice Lowther via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Lark sparrow at Leesylvania details
9/2/18 6:30 am Candice Lowther via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Lark Sparrow still at Leesylvania PWC
9/2/18 6:10 am Patti Reum via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Nighthawks in Highland Co.
9/2/18 4:41 am Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Prothonotary Warbler for Yard
9/1/18 8:20 pm Nick Newberry via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] 314 Nighthawks southeast of Fredericksburg
9/1/18 7:50 pm Donald Sweig via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Nighthawks
9/1/18 4:11 pm Russell Taylor via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Conway Robinson State Forest, Prince William Co
9/1/18 3:47 pm Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Nighthawk
9/1/18 3:12 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (01 Sep 2018) 16 Raptors
9/1/18 2:18 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (01 Sep 2018) 35 Raptors
9/1/18 1:23 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (01 Sep 2018) 1 Raptors
9/1/18 11:03 am Larry Meade via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] NVBC at Huntley Meadows Hike-Bike side-Shorebird Show
9/1/18 5:01 am reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (31 Aug 2018) 57 Raptors
8/31/18 7:47 pm Kurt Gaskill via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Loudoun County Parkway rookery?
8/31/18 5:50 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (31 Aug 2018) 7 Raptors
8/31/18 5:26 pm David Young via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Common Nighthawks - Reston
8/31/18 2:36 pm Teri via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Loudoun County Parkway rookery?
8/31/18 1:16 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (31 Aug 2018) 12 Raptors
8/31/18 11:39 am Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Leesylvania migrants
8/31/18 11:30 am William Walsh via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] First Warblers Bles Park, Loudoun Cty
8/31/18 5:54 am reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (30 Aug 2018) 4 Raptors
8/30/18 6:20 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (30 Aug 2018) 9 Raptors
8/29/18 4:25 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (29 Aug 2018) 17 Raptors
8/29/18 3:25 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (29 Aug 2018) 8 Raptors
8/29/18 1:21 pm David Young via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Algonkian Park - Black Terns
8/29/18 11:43 am Phil Silas via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Black-crowned Night-Heron @ Occoquan Bay NWR, Prince William County
8/29/18 10:48 am Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Central Virginia; 8/28-29/18
8/29/18 9:44 am Gerry Hawkins via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Upland Sandpiper, Culpeper County
8/28/18 5:59 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (28 Aug 2018) 6 Raptors
8/28/18 9:58 am Joe Coleman via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] FW: DC Area, 8/28/2018
8/28/18 9:00 am joan Kinser via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Common nighthawks at Bent Mountain, VA
8/28/18 6:16 am Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] American golden plover
8/28/18 5:42 am reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (27 Aug 2018) 1 Raptors
8/27/18 10:05 pm Roger Mayhorn via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Warblers on Compton Mountain - Correction
8/27/18 9:56 pm Roger Mayhorn via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] 15 Warbler species on Compton Mountain - Buchanan County
8/27/18 3:30 pm Harry Glasgow via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
8/27/18 3:04 pm Emily Southgate via VA-bird <va-bird...> Re: [VA-bird] Reston - Common Nighthawks
8/27/18 1:51 pm David Young via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Reston - Common Nighthawks
8/27/18 12:53 pm Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Only one warbler species
8/27/18 9:56 am William Hohenstein via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Swainson's Warbler in nearby WV
8/27/18 5:04 am Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] weekend at Monticello Park 24-26 August
8/27/18 5:01 am Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Aug 26, 2018
8/26/18 2:42 pm Brian Taber via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
8/26/18 2:21 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (26 Aug 2018) 5 Raptors
8/26/18 1:47 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (26 Aug 2018) 10 Raptors
8/26/18 12:41 pm Harry Glasgow via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Merrimac Farm
8/26/18 10:41 am krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 08/26/2018 (Fairfax County)
8/26/18 8:51 am reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (25 Aug 2018) 3 Raptors
8/26/18 5:11 am Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Am White Pelican at SVP
8/25/18 5:42 pm Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Prince William migrants
8/25/18 5:10 pm reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (25 Aug 2018) 32 Raptors
8/25/18 1:38 pm Bert Harris via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Blue-winged Warbler and Red-breasted Nuthatches in Fauquier County
8/25/18 11:30 am Larry Meade via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] NVBC at Huntley Meadows Park, Aug 25, 2018
8/25/18 7:05 am Fred Atwood via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Olive sided flycatcher in Gloucester county right now
8/25/18 6:49 am m b via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] potomac mudflats at hunting creek bridge
8/25/18 6:47 am David Gibson via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] southward migration--a note from New England
8/25/18 5:30 am Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Prothonotary Warbler
8/25/18 5:02 am Steve Johnson via VA-bird <va-bird...> [VA-bird] Kingfisher and GB Heron behavior (1 question, 1 report)
 
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Date: 9/24/18 8:41 pm
From: David White via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] late hummers
Had two this soggy morning in Charlottesville.

Sent from my iPhone
David I. White, Jr.
<dizoo...>

> On Sep 24, 2018, at 11:06 PM, Vineeta via VA-bird <va-bird...> wrote:
>
> I still have them too in Alexandria, VA.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Sep 24, 2018, at 10:10 PM, Nancy Young via VA-bird <va-bird...> wrote:
>>
>> I still have hummers. I've had them as late as October 7 so I will leave the
>> feeder up for a few more weeks.
>>
>> Nancy Young
>> Botetourt County
>>
>> -----Original Message----- From: Marlene A Condon via VA-bird
>> Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2018 7:29 PM
>> To: <pareum...> ; <va-bird...>
>> Subject: Re: [VA-bird] late hummers
>>
>> Hi Patti,
>>
>> I wasn't home today, but I still had two first-year hummers at my feeder
>> yesterday. The adult male left much later this year than I believe has ever
>> happened before. It's been a very crazy, mixed-up year for birds, at least
>> around here.
>>
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Marlene
>>
>> In a message dated 9/23/2018 7:13:49 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
>> <va-bird...> writes:
>>
>> I still have 2 hummingbirds (first year) coming to my feeders. Seems
>> rather late. I also have a winter plummage red-breasted grosbeak. A real
>> thrill, I saw a male kestrel catch a large rodent on the side of the road.
>> Patti Reum
>> Blue Grass, Virginia
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Date: 9/24/18 8:07 pm
From: Vineeta via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] late hummers
I still have them too in Alexandria, VA.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 24, 2018, at 10:10 PM, Nancy Young via VA-bird <va-bird...> wrote:
>
> I still have hummers. I've had them as late as October 7 so I will leave the
> feeder up for a few more weeks.
>
> Nancy Young
> Botetourt County
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Marlene A Condon via VA-bird
> Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2018 7:29 PM
> To: <pareum...> ; <va-bird...>
> Subject: Re: [VA-bird] late hummers
>
> Hi Patti,
>
> I wasn't home today, but I still had two first-year hummers at my feeder
> yesterday. The adult male left much later this year than I believe has ever
> happened before. It's been a very crazy, mixed-up year for birds, at least
> around here.
>
>
> Sincerely,
> Marlene
>
> In a message dated 9/23/2018 7:13:49 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
> <va-bird...> writes:
>
> I still have 2 hummingbirds (first year) coming to my feeders. Seems
> rather late. I also have a winter plummage red-breasted grosbeak. A real
> thrill, I saw a male kestrel catch a large rodent on the side of the road.
> Patti Reum
> Blue Grass, Virginia
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Date: 9/24/18 7:11 pm
From: Nancy Young via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] late hummers
I still have hummers. I've had them as late as October 7 so I will leave the
feeder up for a few more weeks.

Nancy Young
Botetourt County

-----Original Message-----
From: Marlene A Condon via VA-bird
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2018 7:29 PM
To: <pareum...> ; <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] late hummers

Hi Patti,

I wasn't home today, but I still had two first-year hummers at my feeder
yesterday. The adult male left much later this year than I believe has ever
happened before. It's been a very crazy, mixed-up year for birds, at least
around here.


Sincerely,
Marlene

In a message dated 9/23/2018 7:13:49 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
<va-bird...> writes:

I still have 2 hummingbirds (first year) coming to my feeders. Seems
rather late. I also have a winter plummage red-breasted grosbeak. A real
thrill, I saw a male kestrel catch a large rodent on the side of the road.
Patti Reum
Blue Grass, Virginia

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Date: 9/24/18 6:14 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (24 Sep 2018) 71 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 16 16
Bald Eagle 2 7 7
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 16 16
Cooper's Hawk 2 12 12
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 59 4601 4601
Red-tailed Hawk 0 11 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 8 8
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 3 3

Total: 71 4684 4684
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Scott Turner

Observers: Bambi Fincher

Visitors:
None


Weather:
At the beginning of the day temperature was 64F.
The day started mostly cloudy, most of the clouds thin, covering 85% of the
sky. The clouds spread, covering 95% at 09:00 and 98% at 11:00 and for the
remainder of the day. Visibility was 30 miles, except during the middle of
the day when it extended to 40 miles. It became warmer at
mid-day, however after some showers it cooled off so that at the end of the
day the temperature was back to 66F.

The first drops of rain were felt at 12:05. Rain became more frequent,
until it rained lightly for most of the hour from 14:00 to 15:00.

The wind was steady and moderate throughout the day; bending the smaller
trees. It started out from the east, veering to the southeast around
12:00.


Raptor Observations:
07:45-08:00 Cooper's Hawk - 1
08:00-09:00 none
09:00-10:00 Cooper's Hawk - 1
10:00-11:00 Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2, Broad-winged Hawk - 22
11:00-12:00 Broad-winged Hawk - 33, Bald Eagle - 1
12:00-13:00 Northern Harrier - 1, Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2, Broad-winged Hawk
- 3, Bald Eagle - 1
13:00-14:00 Broad-winged Hawk - 1
14:00-15:00 Unknown Raptor - 2
15:00-15:45 Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1

The east wind caused virtually all of the raptor observations to be on the
Mendota side of the ridge. Many were at eye level, offering only an edge-on
view which made identification a challenge. The Broad-wings were
for the most part seen only streaming while riding the updraft along the
ridge. An exception was a kettle of 8 which developed over a knob to the
northeast shortly before 12:00 and then streamed past us.

The first Bald Eagle sighting was an adult, heading along the ridge toward
the northeast. The second Bald Eagle sighting was also an adult, heading in
the opposite direction. Perhaps the two sightings should cancel out.

My impression was that the Sharp-shinned Hawks were more intent on hunting
than on migrating. At least half of them did not show a tendency to travel
to the southwest.

One of the unknowns was a suspected Osprey. A local Red-tailed Hawk and
many Turkey Vultures were also observed.


Non-raptor Observations:
Chimney Swifts were numerous. At times it seemed as if you could point your
binoculars in any direction (including straight up) and see a Chimney Swift
right away.

Bambi Fincher observed Black-throated Green Warblers and a Blue-headed
Vireo on the trail. I thank Bambi also for many raptor sightings which made
the time of her visit the most productive of the day.

There were plenty of Blue Jays and Dark-eyed Juncos, a few Crows, and 2 or
3 Ravens sighted. A Carolina Wren called from time to time. We heard a
Carolina Chickadee.

A Monarch butterfly flew by.


Predictions:
Scattered showers are predicted for the morning hours then mostly to partly
cloudy skies the rest of the day.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=706


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Date: 9/24/18 3:48 pm
From: Ziegenfus, Zig - ziegencw via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] OFF TOPIC books on birds in Puerto Rico
I have a friend who will be spending 2 weeks in

January in Puerto Rico and would like to study up on

the birds there. Any guide or other information

would be greatly appreciated. Please send to me privately.


Thanks all.



Zig
The juncos and white-throats are here for the winter..
PHONE:(540) 568-6737
FAX: (540) 568-6857 CELL(540) 810-5570 HOME (540) 434-3164
Charles Ziegenfus (Zig)
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Adjunct Professor of Biology
James Madison University
>Ziegenfus, Charles W
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Date: 9/24/18 2:35 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (24 Sep 2018) 53 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 33 1894 1902
Bald Eagle 0 94 94
Northern Harrier 2 63 64
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 123 123
Cooper's Hawk 2 127 127
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 474 475
Red-tailed Hawk 0 29 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 9 1067 1068
Merlin 3 470 470
Peregrine Falcon 0 168 168
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 53 4512 4524
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 10:15:00
Total observation time: 3.75 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Julia Magill

Weather:
This morning, winds started out light and became more moderate and gusty.
Wind direction was generally from the east, with mostly cloudy to overcast
skies and temperatures in the seventies. The weather felt beautiful until
rain hit in the late morning and continued throughout the day.

Raptor Observations:
A few Ospreys and other raptors were on the move this morning. It was slow,
but we had nice views of low-flying migrants.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights included:

1 Green Heron
1 House Wren
1 Scarlet Tanager

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/24/18 11:04 am
From: Ezra Staengl via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Connecticut, Mourning and Blue-winged warbler --- Nelson County
Hi All,
I just got back from an insane morning of birding at the Rockfish Valley
Trail in Nelson County. There was a Connecticut warbler in the woods at
the very Southwest end of the trail, across the field from the South Fork
of the Rockfish River. Also a mourning and blue-winged warbler on the
Glenthorne Loop Trail, which is on the opposite side of 151 from the
parking lot. There was a Philadelphia vireo in a flock by the parking
lot. We got photos of all the birds except the Connecticut, which can be
seen on the eBird list below.
Here's the eBird list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48719356
Thanks,
Ezra

--
Ezra Staengl
birdsandbuds.com
flickr <https://www.flickr.com/photos/80681464@N03/>
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Date: 9/24/18 5:19 am
From: George Martin via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] FOS White-Throated Sparrow, Williamsburg
I saw the first white-throated sparrow of the season this morning at my
feeder in Williamsburg.

George Martin
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Date: 9/24/18 4:53 am
From: Anderson, Janet M. DCARO via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Broad-Winged Hawks and more and more Broad-Winged Hawks-Arlington, VA
September 22, 2018

Decided to go to my Parents house in North Arlington this past Saturday. Dad and I sat out in the backyard for 2 hours hoping to see some hawk migration. Seeing so many Blue Jays and Monarch Butterflies migrating, I hoped it would be a good day. Believe me, we were not at all disappointed. It all began around 4:00 pm and ended around 5:00. WOW, the Broad -Wingeds started streaming through. Huge kettles of Broad Winged hawks, along with Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures, Black Vultures, Merlins, Kestrels, Sharp-shinneds, Ospreys and Red-Tails. A good estimate of the total of the Broad-Winged Hawks seen were close to a 1,000+ birds between 4:00 and 4:30pm. We have not seen this many Broad-Winged Hawks for years flying over Arlington.

Janet M. Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA
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Date: 9/23/18 5:44 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (23 Sep 2018) 366 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 16 16
Bald Eagle 0 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 11 11
Cooper's Hawk 3 10 10
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 360 4542 4542
Red-tailed Hawk 1 11 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 8 8
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 366 4613 4613
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Meade

Observers: Kevin Pierce, Marian Finucane, Michael Ripper,
Ronnie Vickers

Visitors:
All visitors assisted in looking for hawks:
Beth and Mike Rutherford (150 min each); Judy and Ronnie Vicars (150 min
each); Michael and Quinn Ripper (135 min each); Meg Short (75 min); Kevin
and Josh Pierce (60 min each); and Marian Finucane (120 min).


Weather:
8 am12 mph wind E, 71F temp, 96% humidity, 30.07 pressure, mostly cloudy
with low-lying scattered valley fog which was pushed by winds across Clinch
Mt from Mendota side to Moccasin side by 9 am
9 am-1 mph wind NE, 71F temp, 96% humidity, 30.08 pressure, mostly cloudy
with broken areas of sky
11 am- 2 mph wind E, 72F temp, 94% humidity, 30.08 pressure, mostly cloudy
with broken areas of sky
1 pm- 5 mph wind WSW, 86F temp, 64% humidity, 30.06 pressure, thickening of
clouds, no shadows from sun, hardly any broken areas of sky
2 pm- 6 mph wind W, 86F temp, 62% humidity, 30.04 pressure, mostly cloudy


Raptor Observations:
8-9am: BW0,
9-10am: BW-39, -- birds below, at, and barely above eye level (first
observed BW 10 Mendota side)
10-11: BW-85,
11-12: BW-85, Cooper-3,
12-1: BW-104 BWs were on both sides of mountain, near the limit of unaided
vision, some requiring binoculars.Some were low, just above eye level
1-2 pm: BW-45, 1 red tail- it kited for several seconds before going west-
spectacular show!, sharp shin-1,
2-3 pm: BW-2, Osprey-1. By 2 the birds were well below eye level
3-4 pm: No birds were seen


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterflies: 22

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. More hawks are in the "pipeline"
and should be moving if at all possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=706


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Date: 9/23/18 4:52 pm
From: Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Swainson's Thrush and a few warblers
All - I headed out this morning hoping to find warblers along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Unfortunately, the clouds and rain resulted in the Parkway being fogged in. So, I headed to a couple of valley locations. I spent most of my time at Locher Tract - a wildlife management area near Natural Bridge, VA. Locher Tract is unpredictable, but today it was very birdy. I found several mixed flocks of birds and one large groups of Swainson's Thrushes. I estimated there were 30-40 Swainson's Thrushes. Most of the birds were moving through the tops of the trees, but a few were cooperative enough to drop down near the groups so that I could get good views and photos of them. In addition, I had mixed flocks of Magnolia and Chestnut-sided Warblers, Ovenbirds, Red-eyed Vireos, Redstarts, Great Crested Flycatchers, and Scarlet Tanagers. Also, I saw a large number of Indigo Buntings (20+) and Catbirds (10). Both of these must have been migrating and were held up at the base of the mou
ntains.

I've posted a few photos on Flickr, if you're interested:

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

Dick Rowe
VMI Biology Dept.
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Date: 9/23/18 4:30 pm
From: Marlene A Condon via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] late hummers
Hi Patti,
 
I wasn't home today, but I still had two first-year hummers at my feeder yesterday.  The adult male left much later this year than I believe has ever happened before.  It's been a very crazy, mixed-up year for birds, at least around here.


Sincerely,
Marlene
 
In a message dated 9/23/2018 7:13:49 PM US Eastern Standard Time, <va-bird...> writes:

 
I still have 2 hummingbirds (first year) coming to my feeders. Seems

rather late. I also have a winter plummage red-breasted grosbeak. A real
thrill, I saw a male kestrel catch a large rodent on the side of the road.
Patti Reum
Blue Grass, Virginia
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Date: 9/23/18 4:12 pm
From: Patti Reum via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] late hummers
I still have 2 hummingbirds (first year) coming to my feeders. Seems
rather late. I also have a winter plummage red-breasted grosbeak. A real
thrill, I saw a male kestrel catch a large rodent on the side of the road.
Patti Reum
Blue Grass, Virginia
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Date: 9/23/18 3:49 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (23 Sep 2018) 607 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 319 1861 1869
Bald Eagle 10 94 94
Northern Harrier 9 61 62
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 119 119
Cooper's Hawk 13 125 125
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 49 474 475
Red-tailed Hawk 2 29 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 108 1058 1059
Merlin 44 467 467
Peregrine Falcon 29 168 168
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 3 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 607 4459 4471
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Julia Magill, Ned Brinkley, Rudy Cashwell

Weather:
Light to moderate winds were generally from the east northeast in the
morning, becoming southeasterly later on. Skies were partly to mostly
cloudy, and overcast during the late afternoon. Temperatures were in the
seventies to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
There was another fantastic Osprey flight, especially during the morning
hours. A good number of falcons were also on the move. Peregrines were
zipping by, often overhead.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights included:

3 Belted Kingfishers
2 Common Nighthawks
2 Great Egrets
2 Northern Parulas
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Prairie Warbler
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 Scarlet Tanager

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/23/18 1:54 pm
From: Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] test
Greetings all
This is a test to see if I can send to the group from my computer using my
new email service. Please excuse

*Good Birding Always*


*May the Good Lord Bless & Keep*

*Jeffrey C. Blalock*
*103 Elizabeth Court*
*South Boston, VA 24592*
*434-470-4352*
*<jcbabirder...> <jcbabirder...>*
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Date: 9/23/18 12:39 pm
From: Pete & Charm via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Quarterly Survey of Grandview Island Nature Preserve Part of the Western Shore Marshes State IBA
As part of the Hampton Roads Bird Club support for the Western Shore Marshes IBA, I participate in a quarterly survey of Grandview Island Nature Preserve in Hampton. Today I completed the 3rd quarter survey and recorded 31 species which is low for this survey but this was done around high tide which reduced the amount of mudflat habitat. Sanderlings are abundant and a pleasant surprise was coming across a group of Palm Warblers who had dropped down into the scrub tree area along the beach. The following is the results of the survey:

Mourning Dove 4
Black-bellied Plover 7
Semipalmated Plover 18
Ruddy Turnstone 7
Sanderling 72
Least Sandpiper 1
White-rumped Sandpiper 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper 5
Laughing Gull 6
Ring-billed Gull 8
Herring Gull 14
Great Black-backed Gull 13
Forster's Tern 2
Royal Tern 2
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 11
Snowy Egret 4
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 10
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 2
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Song Sparrow 1
Palm Warbler 8
Northern Cardinal 2

Pete Peterman

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Date: 9/23/18 11:37 am
From: krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/23/2018 (Fairfax County)
Following is the count from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified approximately 18 species and included 4 participants. You know it's unusually wet out when participants' lens cloths have become saturated within the first 45 minutes of the walk; and when the birds all look rain-colored against the dismal sky. Yes, there were warblers - feeding on poison ivy berries in the canopy during the lighter bands of precip - but it was only the "Maggies" that stood out.
This walk meets at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, rain or shine, in front of the snack bar/concession stand of the Great Falls National Park Visitors' center; it does not take place, though, during electrical storms, heavy snows, or when the trails are icy. All those with an interest in the natural world - beginning and experienced birders alike - please join us.
Canada Goose 11
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Black Vulture 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 3
Empidonax sp. 1
Blue Jay 16
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 7
Carolina Wren 4
Eastern Bluebird 1
Veery 1
American Robin 56
Cedar Waxwing 15 A flock, in flight. 
American Goldfinch 4
Magnolia Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 Female/immature

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48693375

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

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Date: 9/23/18 9:45 am
From: Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Crozet, VA
3 warbler species in Old Trail; 9/21-22/18. Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_21.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_21.htm



______________________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

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

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

____________________________________________________________________________
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Date: 9/23/18 9:37 am
From: Paul Pisano via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Black-headed Gull at Gravelly Point
I haven’t seen it yet, but another birder has reported that the juvenile/1st basic Black-headed Gull that was found on Friday along the Georgetown waterfront was resting in the parking area of Gravelly Point now (shortly after noon on Sunday). That puts it squarely in Arlington.

Good birding,
Paul Pisano
Arlington, VA
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Date: 9/23/18 7:18 am
From: Marlene A Condon via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Whippoorwill on the Drive
Hi David,
 
I've heard Whip-poor-wills into the month of October, although I do not expect to hear them so late this year because the migration seems to have started earlier than usual.

 
Sincerely,
Marlene
 
In a message dated 9/20/2018 9:42:32 PM US Eastern Standard Time, <va-bird...> writes:

 
10 miles north of Swift Run Gap on the Skyline Drive, at least two Whippoorwills sounded off at 7:36, at very last light. Yes, I was surprised....


Sent from my iPhone
David I. White, Jr.
<dizoo...>
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Date: 9/23/18 5:24 am
From: Marlene A Condon via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Scarlet Tanager, Botetourt County
Hi Nancy,


Several years ago when we were having a very cold spring and insects were hard to find, a male Scarlet Tanager managed to grab onto my sunflower bits feeder to take the shelled seeds.  It did this only during the chilly weather when insects were not active.
 
This year many of the plants in my yard are finishing their blooming earlier than usual (because they started blooming earlier than usual) and many kinds of insects have been in short supply all summer because they've been impacted by so much rain. Thus, it may be tougher than usual this fall for insect-eating birds to find the insects they need.  Do you think this is the case where you are? 
 
Also, I had far fewer successful nestings this year, undoubtedly because of the dearth of insects.  I'd be interested in knowing if others had the same experience. 
 
Thanks. 
 
Sincerely,
Marlene
Western Albemarle County
 
 
 
 
 
 
In a message dated 9/23/2018 12:14:46 AM US Eastern Standard Time, <va-bird...> writes:

 
I had a surprise yesterday (Saturday). A male Scarlet Tanager was eating

from my seed feeder. He was there for several minutes so I got a pretty good
look. I couldn't see the tail but he was yellow-green with black wings. I've
not seen one since we moved here three years ago. Has anyone had tanagers
eating from feeders?

And Friday I had another surprise. A hawk (probably Sharp-shinned) was on
the ground right outside our front window walking among the hostas and
shrubs looking for something. He was under the hummer feeder when we first
noticed him. Song Sparrows and House Finches and rabbits go in there at
times. But it seemed odd in this neighborhood with its manicured lawns and
ornamental fruit trees. I think he is the same hawk I've seen flying behind
the house. One time he caught some furry critter. Whatever he had was so
heavy he stopped for a minute to rest under the Leyland cypress trees behind
the houses.

Nancy Young
Botetourt County


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Date: 9/22/18 9:14 pm
From: Nancy Young via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Scarlet Tanager, Botetourt County
I had a surprise yesterday (Saturday). A male Scarlet Tanager was eating
from my seed feeder. He was there for several minutes so I got a pretty good
look. I couldn't see the tail but he was yellow-green with black wings. I've
not seen one since we moved here three years ago. Has anyone had tanagers
eating from feeders?

And Friday I had another surprise. A hawk (probably Sharp-shinned) was on
the ground right outside our front window walking among the hostas and
shrubs looking for something. He was under the hummer feeder when we first
noticed him. Song Sparrows and House Finches and rabbits go in there at
times. But it seemed odd in this neighborhood with its manicured lawns and
ornamental fruit trees. I think he is the same hawk I've seen flying behind
the house. One time he caught some furry critter. Whatever he had was so
heavy he stopped for a minute to rest under the Leyland cypress trees behind
the houses.

Nancy Young
Botetourt County


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Date: 9/22/18 7:13 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (22 Sep 2018) 490 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 174 1542 1550
Bald Eagle 7 84 84
Northern Harrier 3 52 53
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27 98 98
Cooper's Hawk 29 112 112
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 72 425 426
Red-tailed Hawk 6 27 28
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 87 950 951
Merlin 51 423 423
Peregrine Falcon 34 139 139
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 490 3852 3864
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 12 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Julia Magill, Steve Thornhill

Visitors:
IMPORTANT NOTE: A spotting scope and tripod were left on the platform
today. We are holding them in a locked shed. Please come back to re-claim
them. If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail
<appywalker...>

We enjoyed participating in the Kiptopeke Challenge today, and it was great
to see teams visiting the platform!


Weather:
Light winds were variable, starting out mostly from the southwest and
becoming more easterly/northeasterly. Skies started off partly cloudy,
became mostly clear, and then were overcast in the evening. Temperatures
were in the seventies to mid eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Despite a slow start, there was a great flight in the afternoon and into
the evening. Quite a few Ospreys were moving, along with a few kettles of
broad-wings. There was also a decent falcon flight. Birds were generally
high-flying this afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was an incredible flight of 105 Great Blue Herons today, including
two flocks of 22 and 37 birds each! Herons were on the move during the last
few hours of the count. Other sightings included:

7 Purple Martins
2 Common Nighthawks
2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/22/18 7:10 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (22 Sep 2018) 1468 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 14 14
Bald Eagle 5 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 10 10
Cooper's Hawk 3 7 7
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1440 3336 3336
Red-tailed Hawk 3 9 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 3 7 7
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 1468 3398 3398
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jennifer Meade

Observers: Larry McDaniel, Michelle Sparks, Rob Biller, Teresa Hutson

Visitors:
Others serving as Observers: Adrianne Nelson (120 min), Shawn Nelson (120
min), John Clonce (150 min), George Larkins (270 min), Susan Greear (270
min), and Marion Finucane (90 min)

Visitors- John and Donna McCarty, Marion, VA- 1 hour each, Janet Meadows 1
hour


Weather:
9am- wind speed 1 mph--- SE--- temp 72 F---mostly cloudy, low lying valley
fog valley fog
11 am- wind speed 2 mphSE-----temp 82 Fpartly
cloudyhumidity 77%---pressure 30.12
3 pm-wind speed 4 mph WSW-temp 84 Fpartly cloudy- humidity
66%
Entire day partly cloudy

Raptor Observations:
9-10* hour- no raptors

10-11* hour Broad wing27

11-12* hour---Broad wing-241, cooper-1 adult bald eagle-1

12-1* hour---Broad wing808, sharp shin-1, osprey-3

1-2* hour---broad wing-36, golden eagle-1

2-3* hour--- broad wing-17, kestrel-1, sharp shin-2, cooper-1, goshawk-1,
adult bald eagle-1

3-4* hour---broad wing-283, adult bald eagle-2, sharp shin-1, cooper-1,
osprey-2, unidentified raptor-1

4-5* hour---broad wing-20, adult bald eagle-1, red tail- 2, osprey-1, sharp
shin-1

5-6* hourbroad wing- 8, kestrel-2, red tail-1

Non-raptor Observations:
Other species and birds
Monarchs ----37
Sightings or vocalizations- red head wood pecker-14, yellow throat vireo,
phobe, towhee, junco-2, pileated woodpecker, flicker, raven- 4, wood
thrush, barred owl, hummingbird, blue jays-4---


Predictions:
Rain and thunderstorms are predicted. Check the forecast before going.
There are still a lot of hawks in the "pipeline"
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/22/18 6:36 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (22 Sep 2018) 70 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 11 112 145
Bald Eagle 2 134 141
Northern Harrier 1 21 22
Sharp-shinned Hawk 31 164 167
Cooper's Hawk 1 39 44
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 5 10
Broad-winged Hawk 15 7973 8099
Red-tailed Hawk 1 33 47
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 5 110 117
Merlin 1 38 38
Peregrine Falcon 0 12 12
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 13 16
Mississippi Kite 0 5 6

Total: 70 8673 8879
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas, Vic Laubach

Observers: Brenda Tekin, Dave Fischer, Dave Hunter, Josh Laubach,
Rose Thomas

Visitors:
Chris & Shannon Updike, Jim Todd, Edward Radon (WA), Adam Cooper (NY), Abby
Semenov, Jennifer Jowdy, Mark Kosiewski (NC), Kelli Funkhouser, Bill
Nettlehorst (thanks for the delicious apples and pears Bill, and safe
travel back to Wisconsin! Broadwing season wouldn't be the same without
you!), Peter Van Acker, Paul Drouboy (Roanoke), Eva & Russel Brow, Lois
Kaufman, Bill White


Weather:
The sun was out (partly sunny) briefly early but then disappeared by 10am
for the remainder of the day. 100% cloud cover after 10am. Very low, dark,
grey clouds as well as fog moved in after 10am. The fog hung out for a
while and finally lifted, leaving a very low ceiling of thick, grey
overcast skies. Some light rain between 10-11am. Mild N breezes in the
morning decreased to barely detectable breeze after 11am. Temp 20.4-22.7C.
Rain started at 2:30 and persisted into the night. Poor visibility all day
due to fog and/or heavy haze and very low clouds.

Raptor Observations:
A very slow day. Two Bald Eagles: 10:11am 3YR and 11:50am AD.

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


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Date: 9/22/18 5:27 pm
From: Mark Mullins via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Clay-colored Sparrow at Claytor Lake
 A Clay- colored Sparrow showed up on my birdbath today.  Good BirdingMark MullinsPulaski County  
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Date: 9/22/18 4:12 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Snickers Gap (22 Sep 2018) 103 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 49 49
Bald Eagle 7 34 35
Northern Harrier 1 8 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 17 134 134
Cooper's Hawk 0 7 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 6 6
Broad-winged Hawk 65 1069 1069
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 45 46
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 3 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 103 1374 1379
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Doug Graham

Observers: Bob Blakney, James Fox, Matt Orsie

Visitors:
Josh (from Warrenton,) Colleen M, Mat O, James F, Harry, Jim S, and Mark.


Weather:
Cloud covered most of the day with a little light rain at lunchtime.

Raptor Observations:
Most of our birds were a little lower today.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Yellow-billed Cuckoo eating a Praying Mantis was spotted in the trees
behind the hawk watch.

Predictions:
Forecast is for rain and cooler weather.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Doug Graham (<dgraham1492...>)


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Date: 9/22/18 4:08 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (22 Sep 2018) 242 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 79 95
Bald Eagle 2 20 40
Northern Harrier 1 9 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 49 50
Cooper's Hawk 1 9 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 221 2644 2669
Red-tailed Hawk 4 24 42
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 2 20 21
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 4 4
Mississippi Kite 0 2 2

Total: 242 2876 2963
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Andrew Newcomb

Observers: Baron & Tina Gibson, Bill James, Dave Brunstetter,
Matt Hosmer

Visitors:
Bill, Dave B, Matt, Baron and Tina, Dillard, Philip, Alan, John Slaughter,
Toni, Sue and Tim, new friend Julie, SVU Bird Club, Dave the Van Man, a
couple from Israel, A group from Maryland and New York, A group from Ohio,
previously mentioned Black Widow, bikers and hikers.


Weather:
SE winds, high 60s and 70s, 20% cloud cover until it started raining about
2:00PM.

Raptor Observations:
First bird was an Osprey at 7:55AM(6:55).
2nd Year Bald Eagle 10:42AM(9:42)
Bald Eagle 12:05PM(11:05)
7 Local Red Tails
1 Accipiter kept flying over the knob but never migrated.
After the rain, a Kestrel dove right next to the railing on the Bedford
side.

Non-raptor Observations:
An okay amount of Monarchs, Blue Jays, Red Headed Woodpecker, Nighthawk,
Ravens, Turkey Vultures, Goldfinches, Chimney Swift, Cabbage Whites. The
Black Widow is still chillin in the trash bin.

Predictions:
Rain:/
========================================================================
Report submitted by Kris Newcomb ()
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/22/18 1:16 pm
From: Bryan H via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] LWC group walk at BRCES (Loudoun) results.
12 birders met for the regular 4th Saturday of the month Blue Ridge Center
for Environmental Stewardship (BRCES) walk. After gathering at the
visitors center, the group drove down to the Sawmill Road/Butterfly Alley
area. At the start of the walk, a light drizzle and overcast skies
threatened, but the rain stopped and the skies cleared slightly.

Highlights at the Visitor’s Center included Red-breasted Nuthatches and a
murmuration of several hundred starlings.

Highlights from the Sawmill And Butterfly Alley included decent looks at
Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Black-throated Blue Warblers (including a hanky-less
female that we spent quite a bit of time trying to ID), an early Sapsucker,
a cooperative set of Ovenbirds and a group of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.

In total between the two locations, the group saw 45 species. The eBird
checklists can be found here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48669335
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48672559


Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy sponsors two regular (free and open to anyone)
monthly walks in addition to other planned events. The event calendar can
be found at:
https://loudounwildlife.org/events/list/

The Banshee Reeks walk is held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 8am.
The BRCES walk is held the 4th Saturday of the month also at 8am.

Thanks to all the leaders and participants.

Thanks,
Bryan Henson
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Date: 9/22/18 1:16 pm
From: dcharlesl--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Broad-winged Hawks, Falls Church
A kettle of about 70 Broad-winged Hawks just flew over the Seven Corners area of Falls Church heading due south.

David Ledwith
Falls Church, VA
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Date: 9/22/18 12:06 pm
From: William Hohenstein via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Chincoteague NWR
Hi Bruce,

Bikes are only allowed up to the D Dike. There is a gate and a bike rack.
After that you'll need to be on foot. Bring water and snacks -- bug spray
is a good idea too.

I left at 7:00 and returned before 1:00.

Good luck! Post if you find anything interesting.

Bill

On Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:18 AM Bruce Carl via VA-bird <
<va-bird...> wrote:

> VA Birders,
>
> I will be visiting this area during the next week. I read a post by
> William Hohenstein about his recent bird sightings. Hopefully he can also
> assist with my question. Is riding bike on the service road up to the wash
> flats limited to getting to the D dike then walking or can you ride further
> north? Any help with ways of birding this area would be appreciated.
> Thanks.
>
> Bruce A Carl
> Akron / Lanc. Co.
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Date: 9/22/18 10:27 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Occoquan Bay NWR, Sep 22, 2018
The Northern Virginia Bird Club visited Occoquan Bay NWR in Woodbridge this morning. The 23 participants enjoyed a long hike and a decent list of 65 species. Rather quiet for long stretches, but we enjoyed a multitude of butterflies and other wildlife at the refuge besides the birds. Highlights were a red-breasted nuthatch along Easy Road, a warbler flock near the banding station that contained bay-breasted, parula, black-and-white, pine, magnolia, and blackpoll warblers plus yellow-billed cuckoo, scarlet tanager, and brown thrasher, a flock of 12 turkeys walking single file near the blind, blue grosbeak and indigo bunting in the grassy area behind the pond, a fly-over red-headed woodpecker, a black-and-white warbler and parula mobbing a black snake crawling up a sapling, and 2 palm warblers next to the parking lot.


Marc Ribaudo
<moribaudo...>


Occoquan Bay NWR, Prince William, Virginia, US
Sep 22, 2018 7:07 AM - 11:36 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.03 mile(s)
65 species

Canada Goose 11
Mallard 25
American Black Duck 6
Wild Turkey 12
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 30
Mourning Dove 15
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3
Chimney Swift 25
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Laughing Gull 5
Ring-billed Gull 9
Caspian Tern 4
Double-crested Cormorant 35
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 2
Green Heron 1
Black Vulture 11
Turkey Vulture 6
Osprey 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 8
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 45
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 30
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 10
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 16
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 10
American Goldfinch 10
Eastern Towhee 2
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Common Grackle 15
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 7
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 4
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48667860

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Date: 9/22/18 9:49 am
From: krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Riverbend Park Bird Walk 09/22/2018
Following is the tally from the September 22 bird walk at Riverbend Park, which identified approximately 24 species and included seven participants. Highlights included sightings of Common Yellowthroats and an American Redstart, a Swainson's Thrush, a Green Heron, and a number of Confusing Fall Warbler sp. (which moved too quickly against diffused light to get solid IDs). Today's walk focused on the Conn's Farm Meadow.

The next walk will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Friday September 28th (rain or shine), in the parking lot at the Riverbend Park Visitors' Center; please contact Riverbend Park on 703-759-9018 to register. Participants should be prepared to walk about 2 miles in comfortable, closed-toed shoes. There likely will be gentle uphill and downhill stretches on slightly uneven terrain. All those with an interest in the natural world - beginning or experienced birders - please join us.
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Green Heron 1
Bald Eagle 1 Immature
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4 Including one immature
Downy/Hairy Woodpecker 2 Both observed in flight
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
vireo sp. 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 1 Heard
Carolina Chickadee 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 11
Eastern Bluebird 8
Swainson's Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 5
American Goldfinch 4
Common Grackle 2
Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart 1 Male
Northern Cardinal 12
Indigo Bunting  1 Female/immature

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Date: 9/22/18 6:00 am
From: Bruce Carl via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Chincoteague NWR
VA Birders,

I will be visiting this area during the next week. I read a post by
William Hohenstein about his recent bird sightings. Hopefully he can also
assist with my question. Is riding bike on the service road up to the wash
flats limited to getting to the D dike then walking or can you ride further
north? Any help with ways of birding this area would be appreciated.
Thanks.

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.
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Date: 9/21/18 7:56 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (21 Sep 2018) 138 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 9 101 134
Bald Eagle 11 132 139
Northern Harrier 0 20 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 133 136
Cooper's Hawk 3 38 43
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 9
Broad-winged Hawk 90 7958 8084
Red-tailed Hawk 0 32 46
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 7 105 112
Merlin 1 37 37
Peregrine Falcon 1 12 12
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 12 15
Mississippi Kite 0 5 6

Total: 138 8603 8809
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers: Brenda Tekin, Dave Fischer, Dave Hunter, Gabriel Mapel,
Rose Thomas

Visitors:
Max Nootbaar, Conor Farrell, Baxter Beamer, Daniel & Mary Mapel, Jennifer
Jowdy, Ruth Douglas, Ed & Donna Lewis, Doug & Laura Burkett, Randy Cline,
Martha Debons, and some others.


Weather:
The gap was fogged in completely until 1pm. Thus, the count from 8am-1pm
was conducted at the secondary site at Constitution Park in Waynesboro,
then the count from 1-4:30pm was conducted at Rockfish Gap. Mild SSE
breezes. 23.7-28.7C. Poor visibility all morning (3km), which improved to
10km at 2pm and 15km at 4pm. Mostly cloudy.

Raptor Observations:
11 Bald Eagles: 9:59 Ad, 10:08 1YR, 10:24 1YR, 10:35 1YR, 11:42 AD, 12:33
4YR, 2:20 AD, 2:51 AD, 2:56 AD, 3:23 AD, 3:32 3YR. Adult Peregrine Falcon
at 12:41.

Non-raptor Observations:

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


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Date: 9/21/18 7:03 pm
From: William Hohenstein via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Chincoteague NWR
A quick note from Chincoteague. I'm spending part of the week here,
enjoying the late summer weather and doing some bird watching.

Overall volumes of shorebirds are low but diversity is good. It takes long
walks to get to some of more birdy areas.

Late Wednesday, I found a Western Sandpiper hunkered down on the beach with
a flock of Semipalmated Sandpipers and Sanderlings.

Thursday, I biked then walked the Service road to the Wash Flats. About 10
miles round trip. The first half was deadly quiet. You can bike to the D
dike, then walk the remaining three miles (each way).

After the pony corral -- the birding got good. Lots of egrets, ibis, and
herons feeding along a canal. Then good flocks of terns including a black
tern. Shorebirds included large flocks of Greater Yellowlegs and lesser
yellowlegs. As other birds flew in, I caught views of pectoral
sandpipers. A merlin showed up scattering the birds. It hunted
unsuccessfully for a bit then roosted from a dead tree.

I made it to the dike between the south and north wash flats. A Lark
Sparrow popped out -- a nice surprise. Flocks of peeps and slightly
larger birds came in on the flats. Some were definitely White Rumped
Sandpipers (confirmed with photos) -- at least two appeared to be Baird's.

I saw two godwits from a long distance that might have been Hudsonian. I
later saw two Marbled Godwits closer up -- and they might have been the
same birds.

Ducks are starting to show up -- with Blue Winged teal (expected) and
Wigeon and Pintails (early?).

The hike back was long -- but the birding remained good.

Today, I walked the woodland trail and found seven warbler species (pine,
palm, b&w, magnolia, BTG, N. Parula, redstart), Red Eyed Vireo, YB Cuckoo,

A whimbrel was resting in Swan's Cove by the visitors center.

Late today, I and a friend walked south on the Tom's Cove flats. The big
surprise was a Wilson's Plover in with a small flock of Semipalmated
Plovers. Lots of large terns -- Royal and Caspian.

Photos and videos can be found here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/73831614@N00/
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Date: 9/21/18 6:42 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (21 Sep 2018) 850 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 9 9
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 4
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 847 2743 2743
Red-tailed Hawk 1 7 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 5 5
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 850 2780 2780
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ron Harrington

Observers: Clancey Deel, David Schlabach, Freddie Osborne,
Ronnie Vickers

Visitors:
Dave Jennings, Abingdon, Va; Drew Collins and Michael Skeens, Gate City,
VA; Gay Gardner and Judy Vickers (who also helped as an observer), Hiltons,
VA; Brandon Moore, Hansonville, VA; and Tom Laughlin and his Vertebrate
Zoology Class, East Tennessee State University: Erica Stout, Heather
Godsey, Erin Helbert, Taylor Wilson, Craig Campbell, Laura Moffatt, Amber
Hanson, Nikki Williams, John Mullins, Nathaniel Wyatt, Emilie Madgewtt,
Alyssa Markel, John Livesay, Kristen Heck, Erika Hale, Ash Sanabria, Connor
Lynch, Rudy Gyorkei.



Weather:
Clear and sunny all day with a fairly steady wind out of the S/SE. Speeds
varied from a gentle breeze of 8-12 mph to moderate breeze of 13-18 mph
most of the day but dropped off late in the afternoon. Visibility was good
with only light haze. Only a few "thermal" (cumulus) clouds here and there.
Temperature varied from 66 F in the am to low 80s by the afternoon.


Raptor Observations:
Broad-winged hawks were up and on their way by 8:35 am (EST). They were
easily spotted during the morning on the East side of the mountain, most
riding the wind at first, then the thermals as it warmed up. Numbers by the
hour: 8:00: 60; 9:00: 251; 10:00: 110; 11:00: 46; 12:00: 25; 1:00: 108;
2:00: 216; 3:00: 30; 4:00-4:30: 0. Hawks were very high again in the
afternoon,and due to a high, clear blue sky, many beyond unaided vision.
Only an occasional cumulus cloud to serve as a backdrop. Saw some local
Red-tailed hawks, and the usual array of Black and Turkey vultures.


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterfly: 43

Other birds of interest: Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green
Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Red-headed WP (1),
Least Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Common Raven.

Predictions:
The weather is calling for mostly cloudy conditions in the morning with
increasing chance of thunderstorms later in the day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/21/18 5:05 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (21 Sep 2018) 358 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 25 71 87
Bald Eagle 1 18 38
Northern Harrier 2 8 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 48 49
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 317 2423 2448
Red-tailed Hawk 1 20 38
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 3 18 19
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3
Mississippi Kite 0 2 2

Total: 358 2634 2721
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Mitch Mitchell

Observers: Dale, Dan DeHart, Matt Hosmer, Mike Crowder

Visitors:
Thanks to Baron Gibson for manning the clicker and keeping track of the BW
count on the east side and tons of help today from Tina Gibson, Christine
Newcomb, Phillip Ferguson, John Slaughter, Alan & Robin Austin, Bob
Epperson, Katie and Bill James, Carol (sorry, didn't catch the last name),
former ranger Cathy and several others whose names I failed to get. John
Rourke and his wife visited for a good while from Windy Gap as well as a
couple from Holland who were making their way from Boston to Houston on a
month long holiday.


Weather:
Temps ranged from 22c to 30c with light winds from the east and southeast.
The overlook was completely shrouded in clouds from the start of watch
until just before 1:00 pm with only brief periods of partial clearing
throughout the morning to tease us.

Raptor Observations:
In spite of the cloud cover throughout the morning we were able to start
spotting some lower flying birds in the 11:00 hour. The majority of birds
were spotted on the east side today.

Non-raptor Observations:
No official count on monarchs today but they were plentiful as were the
dragonflies. Parkway traffic was fairly heavy, lots of motorcycles.

Predictions:
Chance of rain late in the day but hopefully will not affect the day's
count.

A note to those who were planning to come up Sunday for Barry's breakfast:
due to the better than average chance of rain on Sunday morning the
breakfast has been cancelled.
========================================================================
Report submitted by stan Mitchell (<mitchmitchell7...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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


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Date: 9/21/18 4:26 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (21 Sep 2018) 215 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 83 1368 1376
Bald Eagle 12 77 77
Northern Harrier 0 49 50
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 71 71
Cooper's Hawk 9 83 83
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 24 353 354
Red-tailed Hawk 2 21 22
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 46 863 864
Merlin 13 372 372
Peregrine Falcon 16 105 105
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 215 3362 3374
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Julia Magill

Weather:
Light winds were mostly from the southeast, with partly cloudy skies
becoming a blue abyss in the afternoon. Temperatures were in the seventies
to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Not a whole lot of movement today. The Osprey, Bald Eagle, and peregrine
flights were decent, however.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Worm-eating Warbler landed in the deodar cedar, providing excellent views
this morning, and a beautiful Yellow-throated Vireo landed in the shrubbery
near the platform (a.k.a. the "Musk Ox" bush, due to its shape). The latter
bird was promptly chased off by a Chipping Sparrow, but it was still nice
to see it so closeby. One Red-breasted Nuthatch was heard calling. Three
Monarchs flew by.
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Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/21/18 2:31 pm
From: Scott Priebe via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Leesylvania migrants, 9/21
I was also at Leesylvania, spent some of the time with Marc, before and after the rain. In addition to Marc's migrants, I had a Gray-cheeked Thrush (seen during the rain while Marc was staying dry), a Philadelphia Vireo, and an Ovenbird.

Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA

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From: VA-bird <va-bird-bounces+falco57=<msn.com...> on behalf of Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 1:34 PM
To: <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Leesylvania migrants, 9/21

I made 2 trips to Leesylvania SP in Woodbridge this morning. My first visit was cut short my rain. Around 10am I returned for another go and was glad I did. I ran into several nice flocks of birds and ended up with 12 warbler species, plus least flycatcher, veery and Swainson's thrush, rose-breasted grosbeak, scarlet tanager, and yellow-billed cuckoo. Warblers seen were black-and-white (8), magnolia (7), common yellowthroat (6), American redstart (5), northern parula (5), Cape May (2), Tennessee, bay-breasted, blackpoll, black-throated blue, yellow-throated, and black-throated green. Quite a few more went unidentified as they flashed through the treetops in very poor light.


Marc Ribaudo
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Date: 9/21/18 11:16 am
From: Gerco H via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Early Purple Finch - Leesburg
To our surprise a female Purple Finch showed up at the feeder this morning. This is nearly 2 weeks before any early data in the past 9 years. I'll post photos with my ebird list sometime this weekend.

Also seen were Red-eyed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellow-throat, Tennessee Warbler and several unidentified warblers. Bad light was not helpful this morning.

A family of goldfinches is still feeding their young. So breeding season for this species is not yet over.

Happy birding.

Gerco
Leesburg, VA
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Date: 9/21/18 10:53 am
From: Anderson, Janet M. DCARO via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Peregrine Falcon and Bald Eagle - 9/21/18-Falls Church and Arlington, VA
September 21, 2018

1 Neighborhood Peregrine Falcon flew close to my office window again. Skyline Complex, Bailey's Crossroads area of Falls Church, Fairfax County, VA

Bald Eagle sitting on top of a vacant office building at Carlyn Springs Road and Columbia Pike in Arlington, Arlington, County, VA

Janet M. Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA
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Date: 9/21/18 10:34 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Leesylvania migrants, 9/21
I made 2 trips to Leesylvania SP in Woodbridge this morning. My first visit was cut short my rain. Around 10am I returned for another go and was glad I did. I ran into several nice flocks of birds and ended up with 12 warbler species, plus least flycatcher, veery and Swainson's thrush, rose-breasted grosbeak, scarlet tanager, and yellow-billed cuckoo. Warblers seen were black-and-white (8), magnolia (7), common yellowthroat (6), American redstart (5), northern parula (5), Cape May (2), Tennessee, bay-breasted, blackpoll, black-throated blue, yellow-throated, and black-throated green. Quite a few more went unidentified as they flashed through the treetops in very poor light.


Marc Ribaudo
<moribaudo...>

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Date: 9/21/18 10:19 am
From: Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Hawks, warblers, and more
On and near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, September 19-20, 2018, with
some unidentified birds. Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_19.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_19.htm



______________________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

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

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

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Date: 9/21/18 7:43 am
From: Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] eBird -- Sandy River Reservoir--Dam and Boat Launch Area -- Sep 21, 2018
Greetings all

I relocate the Brown Pelican wthis morning and it was last seen at 1040 Hrs.

Sandy River Reservoir--Dam and Boat Launch Area
Sep 21, 2018
9:10 AM
Traveling
0.15 miles
90 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.8.0 Build 1

4 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Brown Pelican -- Continuing bird will add Photo.
1 Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
21 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Belted Kingfisher
3 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Eastern Bluebird
6 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 12


From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-470-4352 Cell
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Date: 9/21/18 6:27 am
From: E Krone via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
Susanna,

The chimney swifts were out last night about 7:15. There are two chimneys
on that road and the swifts were using the one closest to Glebe Road. I
think they may switch between both chimneys. Apologies if I did not reply
to the list correctly.

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> 2. Partial and unofficial Snickers Gap count (Emily Southgate)
> 3. Conway-Robinson State Forest migrants (Marc Ribaudo)
> 4. brown pelican sandy river reservoir prince edward co (Warren R.)
> 5. Brown pelican at Sandy river reservoir prince edward co va
> (Warren R.)
> 6. Harvey's Knob (20 Sep 2018) 1388 Raptors (<reports...>)
> 7. Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (20 Sep 2018) 1102 Raptors
> (<reports...>)
> 8. Snickers Gap (20 Sep 2018) 119 Raptors (<reports...>)
> 9. Hawkwatch report - Buffalo Mountain NAP (2675 Broad-winged
> Hawks) (Eric Harrold)
> 10. Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (20 Sep 2018) 1830 Raptors
> (<reports...>)
> 11. Whippoorwill on the Drive (David White)
> 12. Candler Mountain (20 Sep 2018) 181 Raptors (<reports...>)
> 13. Mendota Fire Tower (20 Sep 2018) 1457 Raptors
> (<reports...>)
> 14. late report for Manassas NBP (Wednesday 19 Sept) (Steve Johnson)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:22:15 +0000
> From: "Schnably, Susanna" <Susanna.Schnably...>
> To: "<va-bird...>" <va-bird...>
> Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
> Message-ID: <cd4f2536f17e43b09a33d32fa5127e35...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
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> On the subject of chimney swifts, has anyone been to the roosting site in
> Arlington, VA at S. 16th and S. Edgewood Streets this year? I stopped by at
> dusk this past Sunday night and could see NO swifts at all in the area. It
> seemed too early for them to have all settled into the chimney. Wondering
> if they're still using that chimney.
>
> Thanks,
> Susanna
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Penny Warren [mailto:<onthewingnow17...>]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 8:30 PM
> To: <shenvalbirds...>; Joe Coleman via VA-bird <
> <va-bird...>
> Subject: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
>
> HI all,
>
> With all of the rain in general and then all of the rain from Florence, I
> have not had a chance to check on the Chimney Swifts this month at
> Riverheads High School until this evening. I was not sure what to expect
> with the weather of recent and a little bit of a later date to check.
>
> The Swifts first appeared at 7:07 and the numbers steadily grew and they
> started to drop into the chimney at 7:38 and finished up at about 7:50. I
> guesstimated there were 1,870. Not my highest count for this location but
> it was still a great show by the Swifts circling and chattering and a good
> number.
>
> Penny Warren
> Staunton
>
>
>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:45:52 -0400
> From: Emily Southgate <ewbsouthgate...>
> To: VA-BIRD <va-bird...>
> Subject: [VA-bird] Partial and unofficial Snickers Gap count
> Message-ID:
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> I got to Snickers Gap about 9:30 this morning and found one other birder
> there. He and I counted a conservative 106 Broad Wing Hawks before we left
> about 11. There were also a couple of raptors that we did not identify.
> Also at least 15-20 monarchs.
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:40:04 -0400
> From: Marc Ribaudo <moribaudo...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [VA-bird] Conway-Robinson State Forest migrants
> Message-ID: <165f7da5220-1ebe-143c5...>
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> No big migrant fallout at Conway-Robinson State Forest in Prince William
> County this morning, but I did manage 9 warbler species (Am. redstart,
> black-and-white, common yellowthroat, northern parula, pine, magnolia,
> black-throated green, black-throated blue, and hooded). The only decent
> flock I encountered consisted almost entirely of pine warblers, which was
> in the pine forest (makes sense). This section of the forest also
> contained good numbers of red-breasted nuthatches (7) and red-headed
> woodpeckers. Other notables were a sharp-shinned hawk carrying a
> still-struggling downy woodpecker, 7 house wrens, 2 rose-breasted
> grosbeaks, 3 thrush species (wood, veery, and Swainson's), an adult male
> harrier, and 2 common ravens.
>
>
> Marc Ribaudo
> <moribaudo...>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:04:17 +0000 (UTC)
> From: "Warren R." <ljwr1342...>
> To: Va-bird Birding <va-bird...>
> Subject: [VA-bird] brown pelican sandy river reservoir prince edward
> co
> Message-ID: <2078460090.526591.1537470257878...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
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> eBird Checklist ? Sandy River Reservoir--Dam and Boat Launch Area, Prince
> Edward County, Virginia, US ? Thu Sep 20, 2018 ? 9 species
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> Message: 5
> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:06:20 +0000 (UTC)
> From: "Warren R." <ljwr1342...>
> To: Va-bird Birding <va-bird...>, Mary Ames
> <muffin.ames...>
> Subject: [VA-bird] Brown pelican at Sandy river reservoir prince
> edward co va
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> eBird Checklist ? Sandy River Reservoir--Dam and Boat Launch Area, Prince
> Edward County, Virginia, US ? Thu Sep 20, 2018 ? 9 species
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> Let? me try that again can you still send links on Va-bird?Some people
> didn't get the original
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> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:40:18 -0800
> From: <reports...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (20 Sep 2018) 1388 Raptors
> Message-ID: <0049fcd0aa8c2dd0dac1ff6c3733e05b...>
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> Harvey's Knob
> Roanoke, Virginia, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2018
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 8 46 62
> Bald Eagle 1 17 37
> Northern Harrier 1 6 6
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 39 40
> Cooper's Hawk 4 8 14
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
> Broad-winged Hawk 1355 2106 2131
> Red-tailed Hawk 1 19 37
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 1 1
> American Kestrel 4 15 16
> Merlin 1 3 3
> Peregrine Falcon 1 4 4
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
> Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 3 3
> Mississippi Kite 1 2 2
>
> Total: 1388 2276 2363
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 07:30:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8.5 hours
>
> Official Counter: Matt Hosmer
>
> Observers: Baron & Tina Gibson, Bill & Katie James, Joyce Holt,
> Kristine & Andrew
>
> Visitors:
> Mike C., Darryl M., Dillard/Friends and Family, Phil, Alan and Robin,
> (thanks for the viddles) Toni, Hollins and company., Anna, Jack, and
> Maron., Tim/Sue., a few more sorry if I missed you. You can contact my
> lawyer.
>
>
> Weather:
> 16?C-27?C, light variable breeze, 5%-15% cloud coverage throughout until
> end of watch 100% cloud coverage. Fair visibility.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> 1st bird Mississippi Kite @ 07:39
>
> 11:50 ABE
>
> Another Bald Eagle seen twice but un-countable.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Several monarchs, various dickey birds, again light pkwy traffic.
>
> Predictions:
> "A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a
> song." ~anonymous
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Matthew D Hosmer (<cumberlandmatt1...>)
> Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
> http://bijame.googlepages.com/home
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org:
> http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=482
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:46:51 -0800
> From: <reports...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (20 Sep 2018) 1102 Raptors
> Message-ID: <ea1a1d7515c50eb432a1f17d4d178d0a...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
> Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
> Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2018
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 153 1285 1293
> Bald Eagle 16 65 65
> Northern Harrier 22 49 50
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 51 61 61
> Cooper's Hawk 37 74 74
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
> Broad-winged Hawk 241 329 330
> Red-tailed Hawk 7 19 20
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 515 817 818
> Merlin 46 359 359
> Peregrine Falcon 14 89 89
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
>
> Total: 1102 3147 3159
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 06:00:00
> Observation end time: 17:00:00
> Total observation time: 11 hours
>
> Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
>
> Observers: Julia Magill, Rudy Cashwell, Steve Thornhill
>
> Weather:
> Light to moderate winds were generally from the east, with mostly to partly
> cloudy skies and temperatures in the high seventies. The weather was quite
> pleasant; maybe fall is finally on the way!
>
> Raptor Observations:
> There was a fantastic kestrel flight and great raptor diversity today! We
> also enjoyed watching several large kettles of ~40-60 broad-wings.
> Accipiters are finally starting to reach us, and we had some great looks at
> harriers.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Songbirds were quieter than expected, but a few warblers were around,
> including a good number of Pine Warblers. Highlights included:
>
> 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
> 1 Eurasian Collared-Dove
> 1 Palm Warbler
> 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
> Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
> www.cvwo.org
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org:
> http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
> Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
> https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:17:55 -0800
> From: <reports...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [VA-bird] Snickers Gap (20 Sep 2018) 119 Raptors
> Message-ID: <b222ebcf42f73056e8ce46daf7b9c2eb...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
> Snickers Gap
> 20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2018
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 6 44 44
> Bald Eagle 1 27 28
> Northern Harrier 1 7 7
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 117 117
> Cooper's Hawk 0 7 8
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
> Broad-winged Hawk 99 1004 1004
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 6
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 1 1
> American Kestrel 6 44 45
> Merlin 0 5 5
> Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
> Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 3 3
>
> Total: 119 1271 1276
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 12:15:00
> Observation end time: 15:30:00
> Total observation time: 3.25 hours
>
> Official Counter: Doug Graham
>
> Observers:
>
> Visitors:
> One brief visit, otherwise a quiet afternoon.
>
>
> Weather:
> Warm and somewhat hazy.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Largest group of BW Hawks was just 22 in the first hour. Several local Red
> Tails and Bald Eagles seen but not reported.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Crows were the most numerous bird seen today with one group over 200.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Doug Graham (<dgraham1492...>)
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org:
> http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=494
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 9
> Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:27:57 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Eric Harrold <gentilis03...>
> To: Va-bird Birding <va-bird...>, Ryan Klopf
> <ryan.klopf...>
> Subject: [VA-bird] Hawkwatch report - Buffalo Mountain NAP (2675
> Broad-winged Hawks)
> Message-ID: <1779135173.78284.1537489677215...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>
> VA-birders,?
> I was a one-man band on the summit of Buffalo Mountain in Floyd County.
> What makes this site so wonderful was definitely manifest today - really
> good looks at Broad-winged Hawks which come by most places so high they can
> only be discerned as "specks". On Buffalo today, virtually none of my birds
> were merely specks. There were probably a lot of birds that I couldn't
> count because I was focused on the main alley directly in line with the
> summit of the mountain. Many of the passing birds did not kettle, but
> rather just glided over the summit. I also had some Ospreys, Sharp-shinned,
> Coopers, and Red-shouldered Hawks, oddly no falcons. I did have a bizarre
> experience involving a Sharp-shinned Hawk that whizzed by within literally
> a foot of my face....a real attention-getter.?
> Hoping for a productive next couple of days on the Buffalo!
> Eric HarroldHays, NC
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 10
> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:50:53 -0800
> From: <reports...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (20 Sep 2018) 1830 Raptors
> Message-ID: <a77f0d2ae2276baa6273fa0aa6e7e121...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
> Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
> Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2018
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 13 92 125
> Bald Eagle 6 121 128
> Northern Harrier 6 20 21
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 119 122
> Cooper's Hawk 6 35 40
> Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 8
> Broad-winged Hawk 1764 7868 7994
> Red-tailed Hawk 4 32 46
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 2 2
> American Kestrel 3 98 105
> Merlin 2 36 36
> Peregrine Falcon 2 11 11
> Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
> Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
> Unknown Falcon 0 6 6
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 1 11 14
> Mississippi Kite 0 5 6
>
> Total: 1830 8465 8671
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 07:00:00
> Observation end time: 17:00:00
> Total observation time: 10 hours
>
> Official Counter: Vic Laubach
>
> Observers: Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter, Gabriel Mapel, Josh Laubach,
> Rose Thomas
>
> Visitors:
> Many visitors today including: Dave Fischer (NC), Bill Nettlehurst,
> Jennifer Jowdy, Ezra Staengl, Walt Childs, Marshall Faintich, Ed Lewis,
> folks from the Northern Neck Audubon Society (Melissa Ciross, Joe Cooney,
> Brant Marshall) and others.
>
>
> Weather:
> Very mild SE breeze early increasing to moderate SE wind after 2pm. Very
> hazy with some fog rolling in a bit in the morning. Low clouds persisted
> throughout afternoon, which often hid birds briefly as they would rise into
> the clouds. 20.5-26c temps. Few clouds early, 50% clouds at 11am, then
> 60-85% cloudy thereafter. Visibility only 10km.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> A slow start, but the afternoon was more busy. Six Bald Eagles: 9:39
> 2nd-YR, 1:45 pair of 1st-YR, 2:23 pair of 2nd-YR, 2:46 AD. Broad-winged
> Hawk hourly count: 32 (8-9am), 32 (9-10am), 17 (10-11am), 90 (11-12pm), 9
> (12-1pm), 297 (1-2pm), 50 (2-3pm), 1236 (3-4pm), 1 (4-5pm). First bird
> 7:15am Sharp-shinned. Last bird 5:30pm Osprey.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> 331 Monarchs. A very distant line of 19 Snow Geese were observed out to the
> west (barely scope-birds) flying southward. 1 Yellow-bellied Cuckoo, 57
> Chimney Swift, 3 hummingbird, 1 Killdeer, a pair of Short/Long-billed
> Dowitcher, 16 Red-headed Woodpecker, 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 1 RC Kinglet,
> 8 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 3 Magnolia Warbler, 3 American Redstart, plus
> hundreds of other warblers/vireos flying across the gap unidentified.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
> Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
> http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org:
> http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=491
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 11
> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:41:38 -0400
> From: David White <dizoo...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [VA-bird] Whippoorwill on the Drive
> Message-ID: <695B3645-B3AA-41E3-B8FF-03AF769B063E...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
> 10 miles north of Swift Run Gap on the Skyline Drive, at least two
> Whippoorwills sounded off at 7:36, at very last light. Yes, I was
> surprised....
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> David I. White, Jr.
> <dizoo...>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 12
> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:52:54 -0800
> From: <reports...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [VA-bird] Candler Mountain (20 Sep 2018) 181 Raptors
> Message-ID: <f9ce2e637494bdeaf31db2f9b6f6c68d...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
> Candler Mountain
> Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2018
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 8 22 22
> Bald Eagle 3 18 18
> Northern Harrier 1 2 2
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 9 9
> Cooper's Hawk 1 2 2
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 2
> Broad-winged Hawk 153 2825 2825
> Red-tailed Hawk 1 3 3
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 8 18 18
> Merlin 0 0 0
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
> Mississippi Kite 0 1 1
>
> Total: 181 2902 2902
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 8 hours
>
> Official Counter: Bob Epperson
>
> Observers: Gene Sattler, Graham Williamson
>
> Weather:
> Partly to mostly cloudy, 75-86 degrees F, SE-S, 2-5 mph.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> A light flight that started and ended fairly high, with one brief push of
> about 75 broadwings in the 1 PM EST hour, then a very slow trickle the last
> few hours. All three eagles adults.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Two Red-breasted Nuthatches and a Blue Grosbeak among the songbirds, and an
> active movement of saddlebags, green darners, and non-monarches, lighter on
> the monarchs.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Gene Sattler (<edsattle...>)
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org:
> http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=487
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 13
> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:57:31 -0800
> From: <reports...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (20 Sep 2018) 1457 Raptors
> Message-ID: <98f9a94d91ff684df8e56942ebf0fef2...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
> Mendota Fire Tower
> Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2018
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 3 8 8
> Bald Eagle 0 0 0
> Northern Harrier 0 0 0
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 5
> Cooper's Hawk 0 4 4
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
> Broad-winged Hawk 1451 1896 1896
> Red-tailed Hawk 2 6 6
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 1 4 4
> Merlin 0 0 0
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Accipiter 0 5 5
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
>
> Total: 1457 1930 1930
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 17:30:00
> Total observation time: 9.5 hours
>
> Official Counter: Ron Harrington
>
> Observers: Freddie Osborne, Jeremy Keller, Michael Ripper, Sam Evans
>
> Visitors:
> Dr. Steven Hopp and his Wildlife Monitoring Class from Emory and Henry
> College, Emory, VA, came up for a visit: Isaac Carver, Blake Logan,
> Samantha Caudell, Malachi Beaver, Chloe Yates, Ethan Cave, Sara Leonard,
> Carley Gunnell, Emilee Deskins, Rafe Hagee, Marie Mitchell, Jeremiah
> Severn, Meghan Truslow, and Kent Sanslow. With all these young, keen eyes
> scanning the sky, not many hawks escaped our count during the 3 hours they
> were with us!!
>
>
> Weather:
> Another nice day. Clear in the am with valley fog, then a few clouds
> forming as the heat built up. Temperature ranged from 68 F in the morning
> to the low 80s by mid-afternoon. Visibility was good. Wind was mostly from
> the S/SW and fairly steady all day with speed varying from a slight breeze
> (4-7 mph) to a moderate breeze (13-18 mph).
>
> Raptor Observations:
> The first Broad-winged hawks begin arriving at 8:55 and we experienced a
> steady flow all day. Morning birds were mostly seen with the naked eye, but
> as the heat built up they were flying high and at the limit of unaided
> vision, with some not picked up without binoculars. During the afternoon
> they were on both sides of the mountain. Flying conditions began to
> deteriorate during the 4:00 o'clock hour. Hourly counts: 8:00: 10; 9:00:
> 185; 10:00: 236; 11:00: 240; 12:00: 110; 1:00: 100; 2:00: 290; 3:00: 270;
> and 4:00: 10. We had the usual array of Turkey and Black vultures; a couple
> of local Red-tailed hawks drifted by.
>
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
>
>
> Monarch Butterflies: 14
> Double-crested Cormorant: 1
> Several Chimney swifts, a few warblers, and 3 Ravens
>
>
> Predictions:
> Warm and clear weather is predicted. Should be another good day for seeing
> hawks!
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org:
> http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=706
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 14
> Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:36:38 -0400
> From: Steve Johnson <stevejohnson2...>
> To: <va-bird...>
> Subject: [VA-bird] late report for Manassas NBP (Wednesday 19 Sept)
> Message-ID: <165fbb3f199-1ebf-15119...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
>
>
> Hello birders,
>
>
> My apologies. VA-Bird is continuing to prevent me from sending emails
> from my cell phone. I sent this message (below) Wednesday morning, but
> only now realized that it never came through.
>
>
> I really wish we could fix this ongoing issues with the listserve. If
> anyone wanted a shot at going to see those Vireos, their chance has been
> delayed essentially 2 full days because of this computer / software issue.
>
>
>
> More tech details: you may notice below that I intentionally sent this to
> both "listserve.com" and also "listserv.com". Rich previously suggested
> that might be the source of my difficulties here. But in response, I
> received an email saying that "listserv.com" had no such domain
> "va-bird"; and also the usual frustrating response from VA-Bird, saying
> "The message's content type was not explicitly allowed". I have checked
> carefully, and there does not appear to be any "content type" in my sent
> messages, for the list serve to reject.
>
>
> I have also checked that my phone is sending these emails from my
> registered email account with VA-Bird. You can see that yourself in the
> message below that VA-Bird sent back to me.
>
>
> Again, my apologies for getting this word out so late. I have no access
> to my laptop when I'm out in the field; and VA-Bird is continuing to
> prevent me from emailing from my phone.
>
>
> Steve Johnson
> Fairfax, VA
>
>
> ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
>
>
> Wed, Sep 19, 2018 10:03 am
> va-bird-owner <va-bird-owner...>
> To stevejohnson2 <stevejohnson2...>
>
>
> The message's content type was not explicitly allowed
>
>
> Attached message
>
>
> From <stevejohnson2...>
> To <va-bird...>; <va-bird...>;
> <stevejohnson2...>
> Subject Manassas NBP: Philly and YT Vireos
> Date Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:02:51 -0400
>
>
> Hello Birders,
> The NY Monuments location (Prince William) was up to its typical high
> standard for fall migration this morning.
>
>
> Nice variety including 9 warbler species, but by far the highlight for me
> was two (2) Philadelphia Vireos and a Yellow-throated which sang. Also my
> FOS Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
>
>
> Good birding,
> Steve Johnson
> Fairfax
>
>
>
>
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Date: 9/21/18 3:37 am
From: Steve Johnson via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] late report for Manassas NBP (Wednesday 19 Sept)

Hello birders,


My apologies. VA-Bird is continuing to prevent me from sending emails from my cell phone. I sent this message (below) Wednesday morning, but only now realized that it never came through.


I really wish we could fix this ongoing issues with the listserve. If anyone wanted a shot at going to see those Vireos, their chance has been delayed essentially 2 full days because of this computer / software issue.



More tech details: you may notice below that I intentionally sent this to both "listserve.com" and also "listserv.com". Rich previously suggested that might be the source of my difficulties here. But in response, I received an email saying that "listserv.com" had no such domain "va-bird"; and also the usual frustrating response from VA-Bird, saying "The message's content type was not explicitly allowed". I have checked carefully, and there does not appear to be any "content type" in my sent messages, for the list serve to reject.


I have also checked that my phone is sending these emails from my registered email account with VA-Bird. You can see that yourself in the message below that VA-Bird sent back to me.


Again, my apologies for getting this word out so late. I have no access to my laptop when I'm out in the field; and VA-Bird is continuing to prevent me from emailing from my phone.


Steve Johnson
Fairfax, VA


---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------


Wed, Sep 19, 2018 10:03 am
va-bird-owner <va-bird-owner...>
To stevejohnson2 <stevejohnson2...>


The message's content type was not explicitly allowed


Attached message


From <stevejohnson2...>
To <va-bird...>; <va-bird...>; <stevejohnson2...>
Subject Manassas NBP: Philly and YT Vireos
Date Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:02:51 -0400


Hello Birders,
The NY Monuments location (Prince William) was up to its typical high standard for fall migration this morning.


Nice variety including 9 warbler species, but by far the highlight for me was two (2) Philadelphia Vireos and a Yellow-throated which sang. Also my FOS Ruby-crowned Kinglet.


Good birding,
Steve Johnson
Fairfax


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Date: 9/20/18 7:57 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (20 Sep 2018) 1457 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 8 8
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 4
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1451 1896 1896
Red-tailed Hawk 2 6 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 4 4
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1457 1930 1930
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ron Harrington

Observers: Freddie Osborne, Jeremy Keller, Michael Ripper, Sam Evans

Visitors:
Dr. Steven Hopp and his Wildlife Monitoring Class from Emory and Henry
College, Emory, VA, came up for a visit: Isaac Carver, Blake Logan,
Samantha Caudell, Malachi Beaver, Chloe Yates, Ethan Cave, Sara Leonard,
Carley Gunnell, Emilee Deskins, Rafe Hagee, Marie Mitchell, Jeremiah
Severn, Meghan Truslow, and Kent Sanslow. With all these young, keen eyes
scanning the sky, not many hawks escaped our count during the 3 hours they
were with us!!


Weather:
Another nice day. Clear in the am with valley fog, then a few clouds
forming as the heat built up. Temperature ranged from 68 F in the morning
to the low 80s by mid-afternoon. Visibility was good. Wind was mostly from
the S/SW and fairly steady all day with speed varying from a slight breeze
(4-7 mph) to a moderate breeze (13-18 mph).

Raptor Observations:
The first Broad-winged hawks begin arriving at 8:55 and we experienced a
steady flow all day. Morning birds were mostly seen with the naked eye, but
as the heat built up they were flying high and at the limit of unaided
vision, with some not picked up without binoculars. During the afternoon
they were on both sides of the mountain. Flying conditions began to
deteriorate during the 4:00 o'clock hour. Hourly counts: 8:00: 10; 9:00:
185; 10:00: 236; 11:00: 240; 12:00: 110; 1:00: 100; 2:00: 290; 3:00: 270;
and 4:00: 10. We had the usual array of Turkey and Black vultures; a couple
of local Red-tailed hawks drifted by.


Non-raptor Observations:


Monarch Butterflies: 14
Double-crested Cormorant: 1
Several Chimney swifts, a few warblers, and 3 Ravens


Predictions:
Warm and clear weather is predicted. Should be another good day for seeing
hawks!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/20/18 6:53 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Candler Mountain (20 Sep 2018) 181 Raptors
Candler Mountain
Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 22 22
Bald Eagle 3 18 18
Northern Harrier 1 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 9 9
Cooper's Hawk 1 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 153 2825 2825
Red-tailed Hawk 1 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 18 18
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1

Total: 181 2902 2902
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Epperson

Observers: Gene Sattler, Graham Williamson

Weather:
Partly to mostly cloudy, 75-86 degrees F, SE-S, 2-5 mph.

Raptor Observations:
A light flight that started and ended fairly high, with one brief push of
about 75 broadwings in the 1 PM EST hour, then a very slow trickle the last
few hours. All three eagles adults.

Non-raptor Observations:
Two Red-breasted Nuthatches and a Blue Grosbeak among the songbirds, and an
active movement of saddlebags, green darners, and non-monarches, lighter on
the monarchs.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Sattler (<edsattle...>)


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Date: 9/20/18 6:41 pm
From: David White via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Whippoorwill on the Drive
10 miles north of Swift Run Gap on the Skyline Drive, at least two Whippoorwills sounded off at 7:36, at very last light. Yes, I was surprised....

Sent from my iPhone
David I. White, Jr.
<dizoo...>
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Date: 9/20/18 5:51 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (20 Sep 2018) 1830 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 13 92 125
Bald Eagle 6 121 128
Northern Harrier 6 20 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 119 122
Cooper's Hawk 6 35 40
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 8
Broad-winged Hawk 1764 7868 7994
Red-tailed Hawk 4 32 46
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 3 98 105
Merlin 2 36 36
Peregrine Falcon 2 11 11
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 11 14
Mississippi Kite 0 5 6

Total: 1830 8465 8671
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

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

Visitors:
Many visitors today including: Dave Fischer (NC), Bill Nettlehurst,
Jennifer Jowdy, Ezra Staengl, Walt Childs, Marshall Faintich, Ed Lewis,
folks from the Northern Neck Audubon Society (Melissa Ciross, Joe Cooney,
Brant Marshall) and others.


Weather:
Very mild SE breeze early increasing to moderate SE wind after 2pm. Very
hazy with some fog rolling in a bit in the morning. Low clouds persisted
throughout afternoon, which often hid birds briefly as they would rise into
the clouds. 20.5-26c temps. Few clouds early, 50% clouds at 11am, then
60-85% cloudy thereafter. Visibility only 10km.

Raptor Observations:
A slow start, but the afternoon was more busy. Six Bald Eagles: 9:39
2nd-YR, 1:45 pair of 1st-YR, 2:23 pair of 2nd-YR, 2:46 AD. Broad-winged
Hawk hourly count: 32 (8-9am), 32 (9-10am), 17 (10-11am), 90 (11-12pm), 9
(12-1pm), 297 (1-2pm), 50 (2-3pm), 1236 (3-4pm), 1 (4-5pm). First bird
7:15am Sharp-shinned. Last bird 5:30pm Osprey.

Non-raptor Observations:
331 Monarchs. A very distant line of 19 Snow Geese were observed out to the
west (barely scope-birds) flying southward. 1 Yellow-bellied Cuckoo, 57
Chimney Swift, 3 hummingbird, 1 Killdeer, a pair of Short/Long-billed
Dowitcher, 16 Red-headed Woodpecker, 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 1 RC Kinglet,
8 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 3 Magnolia Warbler, 3 American Redstart, plus
hundreds of other warblers/vireos flying across the gap unidentified.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/20/18 5:32 pm
From: Eric Harrold via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Hawkwatch report - Buffalo Mountain NAP (2675 Broad-winged Hawks)
VA-birders, 
I was a one-man band on the summit of Buffalo Mountain in Floyd County. What makes this site so wonderful was definitely manifest today - really good looks at Broad-winged Hawks which come by most places so high they can only be discerned as "specks". On Buffalo today, virtually none of my birds were merely specks. There were probably a lot of birds that I couldn't count because I was focused on the main alley directly in line with the summit of the mountain. Many of the passing birds did not kettle, but rather just glided over the summit. I also had some Ospreys, Sharp-shinned, Coopers, and Red-shouldered Hawks, oddly no falcons. I did have a bizarre experience involving a Sharp-shinned Hawk that whizzed by within literally a foot of my face....a real attention-getter. 
Hoping for a productive next couple of days on the Buffalo!
Eric HarroldHays, NC
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Date: 9/20/18 5:18 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Snickers Gap (20 Sep 2018) 119 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 44 44
Bald Eagle 1 27 28
Northern Harrier 1 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 117 117
Cooper's Hawk 0 7 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 99 1004 1004
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 6 44 45
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 119 1271 1276
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 12:15:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 3.25 hours

Official Counter: Doug Graham

Observers:

Visitors:
One brief visit, otherwise a quiet afternoon.


Weather:
Warm and somewhat hazy.

Raptor Observations:
Largest group of BW Hawks was just 22 in the first hour. Several local Red
Tails and Bald Eagles seen but not reported.

Non-raptor Observations:
Crows were the most numerous bird seen today with one group over 200.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Doug Graham (<dgraham1492...>)


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Date: 9/20/18 4:47 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (20 Sep 2018) 1102 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 153 1285 1293
Bald Eagle 16 65 65
Northern Harrier 22 49 50
Sharp-shinned Hawk 51 61 61
Cooper's Hawk 37 74 74
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 241 329 330
Red-tailed Hawk 7 19 20
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 515 817 818
Merlin 46 359 359
Peregrine Falcon 14 89 89
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1102 3147 3159
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Julia Magill, Rudy Cashwell, Steve Thornhill

Weather:
Light to moderate winds were generally from the east, with mostly to partly
cloudy skies and temperatures in the high seventies. The weather was quite
pleasant; maybe fall is finally on the way!

Raptor Observations:
There was a fantastic kestrel flight and great raptor diversity today! We
also enjoyed watching several large kettles of ~40-60 broad-wings.
Accipiters are finally starting to reach us, and we had some great looks at
harriers.

Non-raptor Observations:
Songbirds were quieter than expected, but a few warblers were around,
including a good number of Pine Warblers. Highlights included:

1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Eurasian Collared-Dove
1 Palm Warbler
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/20/18 4:40 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (20 Sep 2018) 1388 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 46 62
Bald Eagle 1 17 37
Northern Harrier 1 6 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 39 40
Cooper's Hawk 4 8 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 1355 2106 2131
Red-tailed Hawk 1 19 37
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 4 15 16
Merlin 1 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3
Mississippi Kite 1 2 2

Total: 1388 2276 2363
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Matt Hosmer

Observers: Baron & Tina Gibson, Bill & Katie James, Joyce Holt,
Kristine & Andrew

Visitors:
Mike C., Darryl M., Dillard/Friends and Family, Phil, Alan and Robin,
(thanks for the viddles) Toni, Hollins and company., Anna, Jack, and
Maron., Tim/Sue., a few more sorry if I missed you. You can contact my
lawyer.


Weather:
16C-27C, light variable breeze, 5%-15% cloud coverage throughout until
end of watch 100% cloud coverage. Fair visibility.

Raptor Observations:
1st bird Mississippi Kite @ 07:39

11:50 ABE

Another Bald Eagle seen twice but un-countable.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several monarchs, various dickey birds, again light pkwy traffic.

Predictions:
"A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a
song." ~anonymous
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew D Hosmer (<cumberlandmatt1...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/20/18 2:06 pm
From: Warren R. via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Brown pelican at Sandy river reservoir prince edward co va
eBird Checklist – Sandy River Reservoir--Dam and Boat Launch Area, Prince Edward County, Virginia, US – Thu Sep 20, 2018 – 9 species

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Date: 9/20/18 12:04 pm
From: Warren R. via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] brown pelican sandy river reservoir prince edward co
eBird Checklist – Sandy River Reservoir--Dam and Boat Launch Area, Prince Edward County, Virginia, US – Thu Sep 20, 2018 – 9 species

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Date: 9/20/18 9:40 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Conway-Robinson State Forest migrants
No big migrant fallout at Conway-Robinson State Forest in Prince William County this morning, but I did manage 9 warbler species (Am. redstart, black-and-white, common yellowthroat, northern parula, pine, magnolia, black-throated green, black-throated blue, and hooded). The only decent flock I encountered consisted almost entirely of pine warblers, which was in the pine forest (makes sense). This section of the forest also contained good numbers of red-breasted nuthatches (7) and red-headed woodpeckers. Other notables were a sharp-shinned hawk carrying a still-struggling downy woodpecker, 7 house wrens, 2 rose-breasted grosbeaks, 3 thrush species (wood, veery, and Swainson's), an adult male harrier, and 2 common ravens.


Marc Ribaudo
<moribaudo...>

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Date: 9/20/18 8:46 am
From: Emily Southgate via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Partial and unofficial Snickers Gap count
I got to Snickers Gap about 9:30 this morning and found one other birder
there. He and I counted a conservative 106 Broad Wing Hawks before we left
about 11. There were also a couple of raptors that we did not identify.
Also at least 15-20 monarchs.
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Date: 9/20/18 7:22 am
From: Schnably, Susanna via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
On the subject of chimney swifts, has anyone been to the roosting site in Arlington, VA at S. 16th and S. Edgewood Streets this year? I stopped by at dusk this past Sunday night and could see NO swifts at all in the area. It seemed too early for them to have all settled into the chimney. Wondering if they're still using that chimney.

Thanks,
Susanna

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From: Penny Warren [mailto:<onthewingnow17...>]
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 8:30 PM
To: <shenvalbirds...>; Joe Coleman via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts

HI all,

With all of the rain in general and then all of the rain from Florence, I have not had a chance to check on the Chimney Swifts this month at Riverheads High School until this evening. I was not sure what to expect with the weather of recent and a little bit of a later date to check.

The Swifts first appeared at 7:07 and the numbers steadily grew and they started to drop into the chimney at 7:38 and finished up at about 7:50. I guesstimated there were 1,870. Not my highest count for this location but it was still a great show by the Swifts circling and chattering and a good number.

Penny Warren
Staunton



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Date: 9/19/18 7:40 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Candler Mountain (19 Sep 2018) 2453 Raptors
Candler Mountain
Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 14 14
Bald Eagle 3 15 15
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 4 4
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2437 2672 2672
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 10 10
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1

Total: 2453 2721 2721
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Gene Sattler

Observers: Byron Penner, Jesse Hughes, Logan Moran, Melyssa Rea

Weather:
About 5% cloud cover all day, NNW-N 3-8 mph, 77-88 degrees F.

Raptor Observations:
A steady flow of Broadwings all day, starting out low and close to our
ridge on the north side, and later, flight paths were mixed to the north,
south, and overhead. The altitude of birds was high by afternoon in the
mostly blue sky, but they were not impossibly high. Hourly count of
Broadwings: 119, 503, 812, 651, 230, 87, 35. Bald Eagles - one adult, two
immatures.

Non-raptor Observations:
RT Hummer - 3
RH Woodpecker - 1
Blue Jay - 5
Monarch - 19
Saddlebag - 20
Green Darner - 2
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Sattler (<edsattle...>)


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Date: 9/19/18 7:00 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (19 Sep 2018) 415 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 111 1132 1140
Bald Eagle 19 49 49
Northern Harrier 6 27 28
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 10 10
Cooper's Hawk 11 37 37
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 61 88 89
Red-tailed Hawk 0 12 13
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 140 302 303
Merlin 53 313 313
Peregrine Falcon 9 75 75
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 415 2045 2057
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 12 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Julia Magill, Steve Thornhill

Weather:
Moderate winds were variable with a northerly component, often from the
northwest. Skies were partly cloudy to mostly clear, with temperatures in
the seventies to mid eighties.

Raptor Observations:
There was a strong flight of Ospreys, kestrels, and Bald Eagles today. A
kettle of 52 broad-wings was another nice highlight of the day, along with
a few broad-wing singletons and pairs. The small falcon flight picked up
nicely in the later part of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights included:

2 Common Nighthawks
2 Red-breasted Nuthatches
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Brown Thrasher (FOS)
1 Cape May Warbler
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Scarlet Tanager

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/19/18 6:04 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (19 Sep 2018) 436 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 5 5
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 4
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 423 445 445
Red-tailed Hawk 1 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 3 3
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 3 5 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 436 473 473
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Ron Harrington

Observers: Jennifer Meade, Sam Evans

Visitors:
Twin Springs High School Environmental Science Class: April Addington,
Teacher, Tracy Garrett, Assistant Principal and students: Corey Blodgett,
Caleb Peters, Cheyenne Glymp, John Lane, and Juan Matias.

Scott County Career and Tech Center-Outdoor Recreation Class:
Lowell Fowler, Instructor, and students: Cameron Poole, Chase Mullins,
Tamara Smith, Amber Finch, Hailee Fields, Cody Taylor, Jacob Hammon, Hunter
Hepper, and Desinea Vance.

Scott County Career and Tech Center-Small Animal Care/Vet Science:Dr. Nancy
Johnson, Instructor, and students: Madison Dillard, Dacey Falin, Cierra
Fields, Rachel France, Breaunna Hasting, Cameron Mullins, Myranda Brown,
Andrew Jesse, Trista Snow, Kassie Begley, Haley McConnell, Alyssa
McCracken,& Savanna Rhoton. Vet Science Students: Cheyann Bellamy, Hollie
Estep, Hannah Kelliher, Makenna Simpson, Abigail Wells, and Sara Elliott.

Also visiting were John and Pasty Hart of Piny Flats, TN.



Weather:
Mostly sunny with scattered clouds throughout the day. Low valley fog in
the am. Little hazy in the am but visibility was good (15 miles plus). The
wind was light and variable, out of the SE in the am and out of the West/NW
by noon. Low temperature was 68 degrees F, high was 78 F.

Raptor Observations:
The first Broad-winged hawks were seen during the 9:00 am hour, and we had
a fair, but steady flow most of the day. They were using thermals for
travel and most could be seen with the naked eye until mid-afternoon, then,
with some exceptions, we had to find them with binoculars.They started
coming down both sides of the mountain range and were often hard to find.
Saw several "local" Red-tailed hawks flying here and there; and the usual
array of Black and Turkey vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch butterflies: 22
Red-headed woodpeckers: 2

Predictions:
Should be another good day for hawk watching. More hawks are in the
"pipeline" and our daily numbers should continue to increase.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/19/18 5:30 pm
From: Penny Warren via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
HI all,

With all of the rain in general and then all of the rain from Florence, I have not had a chance to check on the Chimney Swifts this month at Riverheads High School until this evening. I was not sure what to expect with the weather of recent and a little bit of a later date to check.

The Swifts first appeared at 7:07 and the numbers steadily grew and they started to drop into the chimney at 7:38 and finished up at about 7:50. I guesstimated there were 1,870. Not my highest count for this location but it was still a great show by the Swifts circling and chattering and a good number.

Penny Warren
Staunton



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Date: 9/19/18 5:04 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (19 Sep 2018) 787 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 38 54
Bald Eagle 6 16 36
Northern Harrier 4 5 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 28 29
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 725 751 776
Red-tailed Hawk 6 18 36
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 10 11 12
Merlin 1 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 2 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 2 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3
Mississippi Kite 1 1 1

Total: 787 888 975
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Official Counter: Matt Hosmer

Observers: Baron Gibson, Barry Kinzie, Bob Epperson, Dale

Visitors:
Bill, KT, Alan, Robin, Tim, Sue, Toni and company, Hollins and company,
Kristine, Mike C., Darryl, Pete, Cindy and Bill N., if I missed you my next
roll call will be Wednesday, Sept. 26th. My deepest apologies.


Weather:
Wind from NNW most of watch changing to variable @ about 5-8mph,
temperature betwixt 17&#8451;-29&#8451; respectfully. Little to no cloud
coverage. Fair visibility.

Raptor Observations:
13 Species this very day.

10:42 IMBE, 12:34 ABE, 13:14 IMBE, 14:17 ABE, 16:41 ABE 15:15 ABE.

11:42 MISSISSIPPI KITE!

12:57 Juv. GOLDEN EAGLE!

(all times reflect bird time)

Non-raptor Observations:
Light traffic, moderate monarchs, one cormorant.

Predictions:
"A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the
eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky." ~Crazy Horse
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew D Hosmer (<cumberlandmatt1...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/19/18 4:48 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Snickers Gap (19 Sep 2018) 410 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 38 38
Bald Eagle 7 26 27
Northern Harrier 2 6 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 72 111 111
Cooper's Hawk 3 7 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 298 905 905
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 19 38 39
Merlin 1 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 3 3

Total: 410 1152 1157
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Doug Graham, I. Topolsky & L. Topolsky, Joe Kelly,
Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
A few very interested visitors (thank you!) including: Chuck, Ginger, Bob
Blakney, Emily, and Jim.


Weather:
Partly cloudy, light wind.

Raptor Observations:
No large kettles and many singles.

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummingbirds, Chimney Swifts, Red-headed Woodpeckers, flocks of Cedar
Waxwings, and one Night Hawk, one Red-breasted Nuthatch.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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Date: 9/19/18 4:21 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (19 Sep 2018) 2360 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 79 112
Bald Eagle 12 115 122
Northern Harrier 2 14 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 81 96 99
Cooper's Hawk 13 29 34
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 8
Broad-winged Hawk 2205 6104 6230
Red-tailed Hawk 4 28 42
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 22 95 102
Merlin 7 34 34
Peregrine Falcon 2 9 9
Unknown Accipiter 3 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 1 6 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 10 13
Mississippi Kite 0 5 6

Total: 2360 6635 6841
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers: Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter, John Rowlett, Rose Thomas,
Vic Laubach, William Leigh

Visitors:
Many, many visitors today including: Bill Benish, Janet Paisley, Mary &
Daniel Mapel, Marshall Faintich, Walt Childs, Huck Hutchens (Weslaco, TX),
Lysanne Taylor, Randy Cline, Rollie Lawless, Peter Van Acker, Penny Warren,
a group of 15 adults and 22 children from the Free Union Elementary School,
Bill Nettelhorst (Fond du Lac, WI), Dave Fischer (Cary, NC), Janis Stone,
Pat & John Lloyd, James Williams, Nan Gritsko, Margaret Bomar, Tom Mizell,
Geroge & Susan Boero (CA), Jim & Deb Shetterly, Betsy Murrelle, Anita
Clemmer, and Guy McCrane.


Weather:
A pretty nice day with 17.3-25.2C temps. Fairly strong NW winds early
gradually diminishing to lighter and more variable breezes by 2pm. A
tough, cloudless sky early but increasing 65-90% cloud cover after 1pm. A
thunderstorm moved in by 4:30pm and shut down the count for the day.

Raptor Observations:
Another nice Broad-wing flight with lots of streaming birds and some
kettles. The majority of today's birds appeared over the ridge to the
north and then headed southward high overhead, though we also picked up on
some distant groups to both the east and west. Hourly BW Count: 0
(6:30-7), 7 (7-8), 41 (8-9), 286 (9-10), 836 (10-11), 134 (11-12), 413
(12-1), 55 (1-2), 117 (2-3), 287 (3-4), 29 (4-4:30).

The first (6:34am) and last (4:17pm) birds were both Merlins, two of the
seven we tallied today, another nice count after yesterday's record
breaker. Two high flying Peregrines (12:33 adult and 2:31 unaged) and two
immature Harriers (9:14 and 2:21). 12 Bald Eagles: 7:32 adult, 10:55
adult, 12:31 adult pair, 12:38 1st-YR, 12:53 2nd-YR, 1:01 1st-YR, 1:06
adult, 1:51 group of three (two adults and one 1st-YR), and 3:30 adult.

Non-raptor Observations:
135 Chimney Swifts, 17 hummingbirds, 20 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 1
Blue-headed Vireo, 6 ravens, 19 N. Rough-winged and 3 Tree Swallows, 4
Red-breasted Nuthatches, warblers (1 Redstart, 4 Cape May, 11 BT Blue, 2 BT
Green plus many unidentified flying over), 7 Scarlet Tanagers, 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, and 300 Monarch Butterflies.

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


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Date: 9/19/18 3:14 pm
From: David Young via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Lake Fairfax - migrants
When I briefly woke up at around 3:00 am, I took a peek at the radar
to check on the birding potential ... the whole East Coast was lit up
blue and green and it was a true indicator of the activity.
I figured I would head out at sunrise and perhaps go to Riverbend, but
never got farther than Lake Fairfax. I located 9 warbler species in
just two locations, the tent camping area and cricket field parking lot.
Black and White, Tennessee, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart
(male), Cape May (new in park for me), Magnolia, Black-throated Blue ( F ),
Pine Warblers still singing occasionally, Black-throated Green.

Also had a Least Flycatcher perching low, well below the canopy and
below a few other Empids. Bold eye ring, rounded head and noticebly
smaller.
Also had Red-eyed vireo, two Brown Thrashers, Ruby-throated hummingbird,
Phoebe, and Wood Peewee....No Thrushes



David Young
Reston, Virginia

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Date: 9/19/18 10:56 am
From: Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Monticello park, Alexandria -19 Sep -5 Warbler species and Brown Tthrashers
(3) Magnolia W. -FOS
(3) B&W W. -two females
(1) Redstart - immature male "orangestart"
(1) OvB
(1) Cape May W.

(2) REV
(2) B. thasher

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Date: 9/19/18 9:59 am
From: William Walsh via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Bles Park, Loudoun Cty Warblers
Tree trunks of low lying trees are still under water and the trails are wet
and muddy but migrating birds were all through the tree tops. Had two good
waves of Warblers on the walk with about a half dozen Magnolia and
Bay-breasted each, both male and female Redstarts, Canada, Tennessee,
Northern Parula and Black-throated Blue Warblers. Also had several Scarlet
Tanagers, Red-eyed Vireos, Carolina and House Wrens, and flyover Osprey,
Bald Eagle, and Red-shouldered Hawk.

Bugs were pretty annoying. Swatted 3 mosquitoes with one blow at one point.

Bill Walsh
Aldie, VA
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Date: 9/19/18 9:58 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Leesfylvania SP migrants, red-breasted nuthatch
Finally, the radar did not lie. A decent double-digit warbler morning at Leesylvania. The birds were not dripping off the trees but it seemed like it after the stretch we have had. The morning got off to a good start with a Swainson's thrush along the entrance road, a nighthawk over the picnic area and 2 kestrels and a red-headed woodpecker at the Confederate battery. On the hillside were several birders and a nice mix warblers including blackburnian, blackpoll, black-throated green, Cape May, bay-breasted, magnolia, black-and-white and chestnut-sided warblers, northern parula, redstart, yellowthroat, a red-breasted nuthatch, and rose-breasted grosbeak. Another good spot was along the road to the cottages, where Phil Silas and I ran into a flock that contained blackpoll, bay-breasted, pine, and blue-winged warblers plus yellow-billed cuckoo, scarlet tanager, and cedar waxwing. A yellow-throated vireo was in the small clearing across the road from the Powell's Creek parki
ng lot. I ended up with 13 warbler species and 60 species in all.


Marc Ribaudo
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Date: 9/19/18 7:30 am
From: Shea Tiller via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Red-breasted nuthatch, palm warblers +many other migrants @Fluvanna
Hi all,

I found a red-breasted nuthatch (in keeping with the general irruption
pattern) at Pleasant Grove Park in Fluvanna County this morning this
morning. In irruption years, this park tends to host a lot of them. This
one was in the conifer grove around the graveyard.

I also found a flock of three palm warblers foraging along the shelterbelt
(if one may call it that) on Pleasant Grove Drive. They all lifted off and
headed in the direction of the river after a few minutes.

There were a number of other migrants as well; an osprey soaring over the
fields, a couple of very small warbler groups, etc. Nothing rare.

Great birding,

Shea
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Date: 9/19/18 5:40 am
From: Anderson, Janet M. DCARO via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] 2 Peregrine Falcons and American Kestrel
September 19, 2019

My Neighborhood Peregrine Falcons (2) were seen again this morning along with a American Kestrel and a Sharp Shinned Hawk outside my office window in the Skyline Complex in the area of Bailey's Crossroads, Falls Church, Fairfax County, VA. The Peregrines fly very close to my office window.

Janet M. Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA


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Date: 9/19/18 5:39 am
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Candler Mountain (18 Sep 2018) 264 Raptors
Candler Mountain
Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 7 7
Bald Eagle 12 12 12
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 232 235 235
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 8 8
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1

Total: 264 268 268
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Epperson

Observers: Gene Sattler, Matt Hosmer

Weather:
Light to moderate SW winds switched to W/NW in the afternoon. Overcast
skies that started to clear in first two hours, but, closed in again with
distant showers to the west and north. Clouds finally moved east in the
last two hours, becoming mostly sunny in the final hour. Temperatures
started at 72 F/22 C and slowly increased to 82 F/28 C by the end of the
watch.

Raptor Observations:
Trickle of Broad-winged Hawks until the skies finally cleared making way
for a big push of 208 birds in the last hour with many birds streaming
right overhead. Nice flight of Bald Eagles, all singles, with 10 adults
(9:55, 10:01, 10:45, 11:10, 2:20, 2:40, 2:50, and 2:52 EST) and two
immatures (10:17 and 10:58 EST). Close looks at Ospreys (7), and American
Kestrels (8). Northern Harrier crossed the mountain from NW to SE in 3:00
hour.

Non-raptor Observations:
Local Red-tailed Hawks seen hunting, Common Ravens, many Chimney Swifts,
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Monarchs.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Sattler (<edsattle...>)


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Date: 9/18/18 6:07 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (18 Sep 2018) 4004 Raptors (83 BE, MK/NG/GE, 14 species, Merlin record)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 33 72 105
Bald Eagle 83 103 110
Northern Harrier 6 12 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 15 18
Cooper's Hawk 12 16 21
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 8
Broad-winged Hawk 3745 3900 4026
Red-tailed Hawk 8 23 37
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 2 2
American Kestrel 64 73 80
Merlin 21 27 27
Peregrine Falcon 5 7 7
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 4 5 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 5 9 12
Mississippi Kite 1 5 6

Total: 4004 4275 4481
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers: John Rowlett, Rose Thomas, Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Jennifer Jowdy, Bill Nettlehorst (Fond du Lac, WI), Dave Fischer (Cary,
NC), Rollie Lawless, Daniel Mapel, and a few others.


Weather:
What a crazy weather day! It started out clear and cool with moderate SW
wind. By 8am rain arrived and we had off and on rain until 10:30 with
minimal fog. Starting at 11am, visibility improved and cloud cover
gradually diminished from 100-10%. The most dynamic and unusual weather of
the day was the ferocious WNW winds of 45MPH with stronger gusts that broke
branches off trees, blew over our scopes, and impeded walking from
11am-1pm. For the rest of the day, the wind was a bit less impeding though
still very strong. 22.7-19.0C temps.


Raptor Observations:
When we arrived this morning and quickly tallied those first few raptors we
were hopeful for a good flight, but little did we know this would become
one of the most epic days in the history of Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch! In
addition to tallying nearly 4,000 Broad-winged Hawks, we ended up breaking
four all-time records for the watch today. First, at 12:20pm an immature
Mississippi Kite flew down the east side of the gap giving some nice views.
This was the sixth kite of the season, breaking the previous season record
of five set in 2016. Thanks to the kite as well as two other uncommon
raptors (a Golden Eagle and Northern Goshawk) we had tied the single day
record for most number of raptor species (12), but we had not yet had a
Sharp-shinned Hawk. One appeared just a few minutes later at 12:26 and for
the first time in the history of the watch, we made it to 13 species in one
day! As if that wasn't enough, a Red-shouldered Hawk at 1:20 took us to 14
species less than an hour later. At 12:59 we tallied Merlin #11 for the
day which broke the previous single day record for Merlin of 10 set on
10/15/05. The Merlins kept on coming and by the end of the day we more
than doubled the previous record! The final record we set, but perhaps the
most noteworthy part of the day, was the single day record for Bald Eagles.
Between 2-3pm we surpassed the previous single day record of 32 Bald
Eagles set on 9/3/17. The following hour we tallied another 31 Eagles and
by the end of the day we had more than doubled the record with the final,
unbelievable count of 83 Bald Eagles today!

We definitely had to work hard for the birds today as many were distant,
and due to the high winds they were flying fast. At many times we couldn't
even keep our scopes steady! We were rewarded near the end of the day with
a few nice, fairly close-in Broad-wing kettles. Hourly BW Count: 0 (7-9),
25 (9-10), 0 (10-11), 2 (11-12), 10 (12-1), 168 (1-2), 1,939 (2-3), 1,166
(3-4), 321 (4-5), 114 (5-5:45).

Bald Eagle flight: 48 adults (7:35, 7:35, 10:54, 10:54, 11:16, 12:02, 1:10,
1:16, 1:20, 1:20, 1:20, 1:25, 1:43, 1:43, 1:49, 1:57, 1:57, 2:10, 2:10,
2:20, 2:33, 2:35, 2:46, 2:46, 2:47, 2:59, 2:59, 3:01, 3:01, 3:03, 3:03,
3:17, 3:24, 3:24, 3:27, 3:31, 3:31, 3:34, 3:34, 3:34, 3:44, 3:44, 3:52,
4:12, 4:16, 4:16, 4:33, 5:01), 30 immature (11:23 1st-YR, 11:49 2nd-YR,
11:53 unaged immature, 1:23 2nd-YR, 2:16 1st-YR, 2:20 2nd-YR, 2:42 1st-YR,
2:49 3rd-YR, 3:03 1st-YR, 3:06 1st-YR x3, 3:12 1st-YR, 3:24 1st-YR, 3:27
1st-YR, 3:31 1st-YR, 3:31 2nd-YR, 3:34 1st-YR x2, 3:41 1st-YR, 3:46 2nd-YR,
4:12 2nd-YR, 4:36 1st-YR, 4:51 1st-YR, 5:07 2nd-YR), 4 4th-YR (10:54, 3:06,
3:12, 5:19), and 1 unaged (3:20).

Unaged Northern Goshawk at 11:40. Immature Golden Eagle at 10:56 and adult
Golden Eagle at 1:24. Five Peregrine Falcons (11:25 unaged, 1:28 unaged,
1:59 adult, 3:12 adult, 3:52 immature). First Raptor: 7:19 Merlin, Last
Raptor: 5:31 Kestrel.

Non-raptor Observations:
A decent day for non-raptors as well. Highlights included 71 Common
Nighthawks, 236 swifts, 7 hummingbirds, 10 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 8
ravens, 20 Tree Swallows, 1 Bank Swallow, 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch, warblers
(2 Cape May, 1 BT Blue, 2 Redstart, 2 Common Yellowthroat), 3 Scarlet
Tanagers, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and 39 Monarch Butterflies.


Predictions:
Sunny and warm with light north wind. Hopefully many more raptors!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/18/18 5:38 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (18 Sep 2018) 96 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 66 1021 1029
Bald Eagle 0 30 30
Northern Harrier 1 21 22
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 2 26 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 27 28
Red-tailed Hawk 0 12 13
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 14 162 163
Merlin 5 260 260
Peregrine Falcon 6 66 66
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 96 1630 1642
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Brian Taber

Weather:
Moderate, gusty winds were generally from the southwest, with partly to
mostly cloudy skies and temperatures mostly in the low to mid eighties.

Raptor Observations:
A few Ospreys and some falcons were moving today. Most of the birds were
low-flying.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was a good flight of Chimney Swifts flying today, with 61 of them
seen. Other highlights included:

16 Bobolinks
2 Pectoral Sandpipers
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/18/18 5:08 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (18 Sep 2018) 25 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 3 3
Cooper's Hawk 2 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 14 22 22
Red-tailed Hawk 3 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 25 37 37
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Ron Harrington

Observers: Sam Evans, Scott Turner

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Overall a nice day for hawk watching. It was mostly cloudy and 73 degrees
when we started but the clouds gradually dissipated by the mid-afternoon
and we lost our "backdrop", making it hard to see the hawks. Winds were out
of the North, Northwest, at speeds ranging from 12 to 15 mph most of the
day. Visibility was good (>20 miles) and there was very little haze.
Temperature never got much above 75 degrees.

Raptor Observations:
First Broad-winged hawks were spotted in the 12:00 o'clock hour (10). They
were riding the wind and glided past on the East side of the ridge. Most
could be seen with the naked eye but it was harder to find them as the sky
cleared up. We watched a Cooper's hawk and Sharp-shinned engaged in a brief
dispute. One Sharp-shinned hawk was harassing a Black vulture. Several
black and turkey vultures were hanging around. Two blacks put on a great
show as the flew in formation and "played tag" with each other around and
around the tower. You could hear the wind whistling through their feathers
as they flew just over our heads.

Non-raptor Observations:
Usual array of warblers including Yellow and Black-throated blues. Saw 4
Ravens. Counted two Monarch butterflies.

Predictions:
Good weather is predicted. Hopefully the hawks will start arriving in good
numbers. Still speculating about the effects of Florence on the flight
paths.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/18/18 3:28 pm
From: David Young via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Lake Fairfax - Common Raven, Red- breasted Nuthatch , Broad -winged Kettle
Briefly birded the upper fields at Lake Fairfax while both the
dog and I enjoyed some rare sunlight and blue skies.
I first heard two Common Ravens, then noticed about ~ 60
Broad-winged Hawks in a high kettle moving through to the SW.
Also saw/heard 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches among the Virginia Pines
in the tent camping area.


David Young
Reston, Virginia
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Date: 9/18/18 3:10 pm
From: Steve Johnson via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Chantilly today: R-H Grosbeaks, R-H Woodpeckers



Hello Birders,


I birded along the border of the Chantilly National Golf Course today. (Fairfax county) The access is along a right-of-way off Braddock Road. There are always large standing pools there after rain, and I usually find some good birds along the way or looking out onto the course.


Today's two notable sightings were a trio of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and a flyover pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers. The WP's are regularly found near this location on Christmas counts and also in spring, so these might have been local breeders - still trying to find and confirm that. They are confirmed breeding for the Atlas at Conway Robinson State Forest, 8 miles away, but I believe they are also breeding in the Cub Run Stream Valley parkland, both north and south of the golf course.


The Grosbeaks consisted of an adult female and two immatures foraging together in a small tree with House and Song Sparrows. The two young ones were remarkably smaller than the adult, and I was glad to be able to compare with nearby SOSP to be sure of my species ID. The chest streaking, slight rosy area on the flanks, weak facial markings, and of course the large bill all showed that these two (significantly smaller than the adult) birds were also R-B Grosbeaks.


One of the immatures begged briefly - but not from the adult, from the other immature!! So it appeared to be a family group that has begun their migration together.


The only other probable migrants there today were a Redstart and a Parula.


Cheers!!
Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia


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Date: 9/18/18 2:22 pm
From: Joe Coleman via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] FW: DC Area, 9/18/2018
FYI Joe Coleman

-----Original Message-----
Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 9/18/2018
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.anshome.org.

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon Naturalist
Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, Sept 11 and was
completed on Tuesday, Sept 18 at 11:00 a.m.

Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic order, as
set forth in the American Ornithological Society Checklist for North and
Middle American Birds, as revised through the 59th Supplement (June 2018).

The top birds this week were SABINE'S GULL* in VA, SOOTY TERN* in VA,
SANDWICH TERN* in VA; and SWALLOW-TAILED KITE* in VA.

Other birds of interest this week included waterfowl, HORNED GREBE,
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, SANDHILL CRANE, shorebirds, PARASITIC JAEGER, terns,
BLACK SKIMMER, CORY'S and GREAT SHEARWATER, ANHINGA, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN,
AMERICAN BITTERN, TRICOLORED HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, GOLDEN EAGLE, flycatchers,
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, PURPLE FINCH, warblers including GOLDEN-WINGED,
CONNECTICUT, and MOURNING, SUMMER TANAGER, and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

A SABINE'S GULL* was found at the John H. Kerr Reservoir, Mecklenburg Co, VA
on Sept 15 near the dam; it was seen from various other close-by locations
such as the Lower Lake Overlook the same day and on the 16th and from Palmer
Point the 16th and 17th and also from the parking lot next to the dam on the
17th.

A SOOTY TERN* was seen Sept 14 at Little Island Park, Virginia Beach, VA.
Two SOOTY TERNS* were seen on the John H. Kerr Reservoir from Palmer Point
on Sept 17.

Seven SANDWICH TERNS* were seen at the Occoquan Sewage Plant, Fairfax Co, VA
on Sept 15. As many as 3 SANDWICH TERNS* were seen at the John H. Kerr
Reservoir, Mecklenburg Co, VA from Palmer Point on Sept 17. Two SANDWICH
TERNS were also seen Sept 14 at the King-Lincoln Park, Newport News, VA.

The SWALLOW-TAILED KITE* seen from a private location on Far Hills Rd in
Albemarle Co, VA, was seen again the 12th, 13th, 14th, and 17th.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

A resident injured TUNDRA SWAN continues at Kinder Farm Park in Anne Arundel
Co, MD with the most recent sighting from Sept 16. The continuing male
REDHEAD on the John. H. Kerr Reservoir near Tailrace Park, Mecklenburg Co,
VA was seen throughout the week. Out-of-season diving ducks included two
continuing RING-NECKED DUCKS at Loch Raven Reservoir Point, Baltimore Co,
MD, and one at the Broadway WWTF, New Market Rd, Rockingham Co, VA. Another
RING-NECKED DUCK was seen on Sept 16 at the Duvall Farm Ponds, Talbot Co,
MD.

A HORNED GREBE was seen throughout the week from the Lower Lake Overlook of
the John H. Kerr Reservoir, Mecklenburg Co, VA.

A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was seen Sept 13 in a yard in Taylorstown, Loudoun Co,
VA. A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was also seen Sept 15 in East King George, King
George Co, VA; and another was reported at Theodore Roosevelt Island, NW DC
on Sept 12.

Three SANDHILL CRANES were found Sept 14 at 24461-24499 Old River Rd and
seen there and near the Patton Turf Farm on River Rd, Poolesville,
Montgomery Co, MD that day and on the 15th.

This past week was a good one for finding numerous shorebirds throughout the
area:

- AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were seen in a number of locations including
two continuing birds at the sod farm (check-in at office required) next to
the Aldino Airpark, Harford Co, MD; 7 AMERICAN-GOLDEN PLOVERS on the 14th
and 15th along Gregg Rd, Frederick Co, MD and 4 there on the 16th and 17th;
4 on the 14th and one on the 16th along Captain Yancey Rd, Rockingham Co,
VA; at Mt Pony Farm, Culpeper Co, VA on Sept 15; one on Sept 15 and 17 at
Woodbury Rd turf field just east of Walkerton Rd. in King William Co, VA; 3
at the Turner Sod Farm, Rockingham Co, VA on Sept 12; 7 on the 16th at the
Woodward Turf Farm, Culpeper Co, VA and smaller numbers there much of the
rest of the week.

- A SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was seen along Hibler Rd, Loudoun Co VA on
Sept 11, 12, and 13.

- The Hughes Rd (Montgomery Co, MD) Polo Fields were an excellent
place to see a variety of shorebirds with a report of an UPLAND SANDPIPER
there on the 15th, as many as 20 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS there on the 14th
and 10 on Sept 15, and 2 WESTERN SANDPIPERS there on the 13th and one on the
14th.

- Two HUDSONIAN GODWITS were seen Sept 16 at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co,
DE. Two MARBLED GODWITS were seen Sept 16 and 17 at Skimmer Island, Ocean
City, Worcester Co, MD.

- Numerous shorebird species were found in the vicinity of the
Shenandoah Valley Produce, Dayton, Rockingham Co, VA including a RUDDY
TURNSTONE on Sept 11, 12, and 15; and 4 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS on Sept 12
and 2 on the 16th.

- Among the shorebirds seen along Captain Yancey Rd in Rockingham Co,
VA were STILT SANDPIPERS with two there on the 11th; six SANDERLINGS on the
11th; three BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS on the 14th; ; and a WILSON'S PHALAROPE on
the 11th and 12th.

- A STILT SANDPIPER was seen at Leonard's Pond, Rockingham Co, VA on
Sept 13 and 14.

- The following were found at Stuarts Draft along and near Patton Farm
Rd, Rockingham Co, VA: a RUDDY TURNSTONE on Sept 13; a STILT SANDPIPER on
Sept 16; 9 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS on the 13th, 13 on the 14th, 8 on the
15th; 13 on the 16th, and 10 on the 17th; and a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER on
Sept 13, 14, and 15 and three on the 17th.

- A SANDERLING was seen Sept 12 at Chris Green Lake, Albemarle Co, VA.

- A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER were seen Sept 16
feeding in a flooded field at the corner of Ennalls and Palmer Mill Rds,
Dorchester Co, VA. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
was seen Sept 15 along Wright Rd across from Guard Rd, Caroline Co, MD; the
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen again on Sept 16.

- Shorebirds found at Woodward Turf Farm this past week included
BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS (3 on the 16th); multiple WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS on the
15th and 16th; and two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS on the 15th.

- In addition to the several locations already mentioned WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPERS also turned up at a number of other locations in VA.

- Three BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were seen Sept 16 at Mt. Pony Farm,
Culpeper Co, VA.

- A WILSON'S PHALAROPE was seen Sept 15 and 16 at the Hurlock WWTP,
Dorchester Co, MD. Two RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were at the Broadway WWTP,
Rockingham Co, MD on Sept 17. A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was at Botetourt
Center, Greenfield, Botetourt Co, VA on Sept 17 and two were seen Sept 17 at
Shiloh Church Turf Farm, Dorchester Co, MD.

A PARASITIC JAEGER was reported flying off the coast at Assateague SP,
Worchester Co, MD on Sept 14. A PARASITIC JAEGER flew by the Cape Henlopen
Hawk Watch, Sussex Co, DE on Sept 11.

Sightings of BLACK TERNS included one on Sept 13 and 16 and 5 on Sept 17 at
Big Water Farm (private), and over the Chesapeake Bay on the 13th and 15th,
both locations in Queen Anne's Co, MD; throughout the week at John H. Kerr
Reservoir, Mecklenburg Co, VA; at Sandybottom Turf Farm, Charles City, VA on
Sept 14; and at Willow Lake, Rockbridge Co, VA on Sept 17. A high count of
70 COMMON TERNS were seen in DC waters on the 15th with lesser numbers other
days this week. COMMON TERNS were also seen from Violette's Lock, C&O Canal,
Montgomery Co, MD on the 14th and 15th with a high of 37 there on the 17th
as well as 27 from Fort Washington National Park, PG Co, MD on the 16th.
High counts of COMMON TERNS were also seen in VA at a number of locations
including 45 on the 17th at Carvins Cove Recreation Area, Botetourt Co, VA;
52 on the 15th at Lake Merriweather (private), Rockbridge Co, VA; and 29 on
the 15th at Swift Creek Reservoir, Chesterfield Co, VA.

A BLACK SKIMMER was seen Sept 14 from the Lowe Dam Overlook at the John H.
Kerr Dam, Mecklenburg Co, VA.

Both a CORY'S and a GREAT SHEARWATER were reported flying over the ocean at
Assateague SP, Worchester Co, MD on Sept 14.

An ANHINGA was reported at Newport News Park, Newport News, VA on Sept 16.

An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen flying over the John H. Kerr Reservoir,
Mecklenburg Co, VA throughout the week.

An AMERICAN BITTERN was seen Sept 17 at Fort C. F. Smith Park, Arlington.

The TRICOLORED HERON at Oxbow Lake, Anne Arundel Co, MD was seen again on
Sept 13. A TRICOLORED HERON was also seen Sept 15 at Lowe's Point (private),
Talbot Co, MD.

A GLOSSY IBIS was seen and photographed at the Georgetown Reservoir on Sept
12.

The Snicker's Gap Hawkwatch on the Loudoun/Clarke Co, VA line reported its
first GOLDEN EAGLE of the season on Sept 16.

Single OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were seen Sept 15 at West Friendship Park,
Howard Co, MD and at Schooley Mill Park, Howard Co, MD; and on the 16th at
Pennyfield Lock, C&O Canal, Montgomery Co, MD. Others were seen at Merkle
WMA, Prince George's Co, MD, on Sept 16 and at Schoolhouse Pond, Upper
Marlboro, Prince George's Co, MD on Sept 17. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was
reported Sept 15 at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD. One was also
seen Sept 16 at Black Walnut Point, Talbot Co, MD. A YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER was also seen Sept 16 at Leesylvania SP, Prince William Co, VA.
Another was reported from the Switzer lake Area, Rockingham Co, VA on Sept
15 and one at Forestgate, Prince George's Co, MD on Sept 17. An ALDER
FLYCATCHER was seen and heard Sept 11 at Lickinghole Creek, Albemarle Co,
VA.

A WESTERN KINGBIRD was seen Sept 16 at the Woodward Turf Farm, Culpeper Co,
VA. One was also seen the same day at Dyke Marsh, Fairfax Co, VA.

A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was seen Sept 14 at Smith Farm, Lunenburg Co, VA.

A few PURPLE FINCHES were reported this past week with one on Sept 11 along
Old Forge Rd, Washington Co, MD; one on Sept 15 along E Wallace Ave, North
East, Cecil Co, MD; and on Sept 16 at Lake Roland, Baltimore Co, MD.

Migratory warblers were seen in decent numbers the few times the weather
cooperated. A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was reported at Milford Mill Park,
Baltimore Co, MD on Sept 15. Another GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen Sept 16
at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD. An immature CONNECTICUT WARBLER
in Woodbine, Carroll Co, MD on Sept 16 was a great yard bird. A CONNECTICUT
WARBLER was also seen the same day from a house in Herndon, Fairfax Co, VA
and at Patterson Park, Baltimore Co, MD. A MOURNING WARBLER was seen Sept 13
at Greenbury Pt, Anne Arundel Co, MD. Another MOURNING WARBLER was seen at
the Irvine Nature Center, Baltimore Co, MD on Sept 15. On Sept 17 a
MOURNING WARBLER was seen at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD.

A SUMMER TANAGER was seen Sept 11 at Monticello Park, Alexandria, VA. One
was also seen Sept 15 at Schaeffer farm, Seneca Creek Park, Montgomery Co,
MD.

A DICKCISSEL was seen Sept 13 at Schoolhouse Pond, Prince George's Co, MD.

***

This week's 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,
https://anshome.org/naturalist-shop) is an excellent source for guidebooks
and many other nature-related titles.

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

Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.

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Date: 9/18/18 7:30 am
From: Deapesh Misra via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] UOSA - Fairfax County
Two UI terns - a nighthawk - right now.
My list will come later.
Deapesh.
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Date: 9/17/18 7:19 pm
From: Harry Glasgow via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] HuntleyMeadows Monday Morning Birdwalk o
Twenty-two birders gathered for today's HuntleyMeadows Monday Morning Birdwalk on a grey, overcast setting with occasional drizzle.  We tallied 41 species, with the bird of the day being a Caspian Tern lazily circling the main pond with occasional dives.  Another highlight being a Warbling Vireo.


Canada Goose  94
Wood Duck  3
Mallard  6
Mourning Dove  6
Chimney Swift  15
Killdeer  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  2
shorebird sp.  1
Caspian Tern  1
Great Blue Heron  5
Great Egret  3
Green Heron  2
Osprey  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
hawk sp.  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Acadian Flycatcher  3
Eastern Phoebe  3
Warbling Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
crow sp.  1
Tree Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
House Wren  2
Carolina Wren  7
American Robin  14
Gray Catbird  3
American Goldfinch  3
Song Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  8
Common Grackle  150
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  5
Northern Cardinal  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 October through April), 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 Glasgow
Nancy VehrsFriends of Huntley Meadows Park
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Date: 9/17/18 4:29 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (17 Sep 2018) 16 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 39 72
Bald Eagle 5 20 27
Northern Harrier 0 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 3 6
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 2 155 281
Red-tailed Hawk 0 15 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 9 16
Merlin 5 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 7
Mississippi Kite 0 4 5

Total: 16 271 477
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 14:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers: Gabriel Mapel, John Rowlett

Visitors:
Bill Nettlehorst


Weather:
Heavy rain during the night and morning with strong, gusty SSE winds and
fog. Localized flooding. The weather broke in afternoon where the rains
stopped and fog slowly lifted. Moderate SE winds. Temps 25.2-30.1C. 75-100%
cloud cover. Visibility was very poor at Rockfish Gap with dense fog so the
2-3pm count was conducted at the secondary site at Constitution Park in
Waynesboro. The Gap then cleared and the count was continued there from
3-4pm, but then dark, low clouds and dense fog moved in quickly from the
east. The 4-4:30pm count was then conducted back down at Constitution Park.

Raptor Observations:
5 Merlins today along with 5 Bald Eagles (all adult) at 2:00, 2:40, 2:42,
2:46, 4:20. An adult Peregrine at 3:30.

Non-raptor Observations:
104 Monarchs, 4 Common Nighthawks, 1 DC Cormorant, lots of Chimney Swifts
and Tree Swallows.

Predictions:
Intervals of clouds and sun, a couple of showers; humid
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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


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Date: 9/17/18 3:46 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (17 Sep 2018) 66 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 47 955 963
Bald Eagle 0 30 30
Northern Harrier 1 20 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 4
Cooper's Hawk 0 24 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 26 27
Red-tailed Hawk 0 12 13
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 148 149
Merlin 8 255 255
Peregrine Falcon 3 60 60
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 66 1534 1546
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Brian Taber

Weather:
Windspeed varied quite a bit today, with periods of near calm interspersed
with rather strong gusts. Winds were generally from the south southeast.
There was a very brief rain shower in the early afternoon. Skies were
mostly cloudy to overcast, with temperatures in the high seventies to low
eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Slow compared to the past couple of days, with just a few Ospreys and
falcons trickling through.

Non-raptor Observations:
The first Gray Catbird of the season was seen today. Five Lesser Yellowlegs
passed. Several (probably about six, today) Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
continue to bring bedazzlement to the platform's feeders.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/17/18 3:16 pm
From: Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Flooded fields in Stuarts Draft
Hello all again

After reading a post from the e -bird alert I went back to the fields in Stuarts Draft to see what was still there & if any thing new showed up .I started off at the field at the church on Hall School Rd . Here I found Killdeer -- 5 , White - rumped Sandpiper -- 1, Western Sandpiper -- 4 (new ) , one Short - billed Dowitcher & American Pipit -- 25 ( new ) . After a short time a Merlin came buzzing in & all flew away & did not return . All of the Black - bellied Plover's have gone in all places . Over on Patton Farm Rd . the field below the retirement village had the following .
Killdeer -- 30+
White - rumped Sandpiper -- 8
Least sandpiper -- 1
Western Sandpiper -- 1
Solitary -- 1
Pectoral -- 25+
Buff - breasted Sandpiper -- 3

I drove down Patton Farm Rd . to see what the water levels were for the bridge VERY HIGH . The soy bean field to the left is a large lake . The whole field is under water with patches of soy bean plants sticking up about 4 inches out of the water .

Allen Larner
Staunton
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On Mon, 9/17/18, 'Herbert Larner' via Rockbridge Birds <rockbridgebirds...> wrote:

Subject: Flooded fields in Stuarts Draft
To: <va-bird...>
Cc: "shenvalbirds" <shenvalbirds...>
Date: Monday, September 17, 2018, 3:31 PM

Hello all

This morning I met up with John Pancake
& we did some birding in & Around Augusta County .
Our first stop was the Quarry pond in Fishersville , here we
only found a few local Canada's Next was Quillen's in
Lyndhurst , here we found some Tree Swallows & a Great
Egret . The front pond is full & the drain vent is
totally under water .  Next was the flooded fields in
Stuarts Draft  . There were several & when I list the
birds I will place where they were seen . The fields were on
Hall School Rd next to the church ( hsr), both fields off of
Patton Farm Rd .(pfr) & two fields on Wayne Ave ( Rt 639
). Below is a list of birds seen at these locations .

Killdeer   -- 50 +  seen at all
locations

Black - bellied Plover -- 10 -- hsr  ,
pfr , Rt.639 at intersection with Vernon Rd.

White - rumped Sandpiper -- 14+ hsr , 
pfr  , & Rt 639

Western Sandpiper -- 1 pfr

Solitary Sandpiper -- 2  pfr

Pectoral Sandpiper -- 32 + -- hsr , pfr
, & Rt 639

Buff - breasted Sandpiper -- 1 pfr

Merlin -- 1 fly over the Shorebirds on
Patton Farm Rd

Horned Lark -- 125+  pfr


We then ventured out to the Swoope area
where we encountered a few roads that are blocked by high
water . I drove thru the one on Cattleman rd. in-between
Smiths & Michael Godfrey's place  . I knew the road
was two lanes so I ventured into the water . By the time I
got halfway thru I noticed that the water was most likely up
to the running boards on my truck . By the way in my time I
have crossed many rivers with some high water .  We
make it thru but a different  route was taken . Smith's
Lake was flowing over the dam . The new owners had the over
flow valve totally turned off . Anyway only Tree Swallows to
report a few hundred .

Once back to Staunton we checked out
Bell's Lane . The beaver pond is full & the other side
is filling fast . Here on Bell's the only thing to report is
Tree & Rough - winged Swallow's & one Great Egret .
All in all a nice assortment of Shorebirds & two very
wet & soggy birder's .


Allen Larner
Staunton

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Date: 9/17/18 12:32 pm
From: Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Flooded fields in Stuarts Draft
Hello all

This morning I met up with John Pancake & we did some birding in & Around Augusta County . Our first stop was the Quarry pond in Fishersville , here we only found a few local Canada's Next was Quillen's in Lyndhurst , here we found some Tree Swallows & a Great Egret . The front pond is full & the drain vent is totally under water .  Next was the flooded fields in Stuarts Draft  . There were several & when I list the birds I will place where they were seen . The fields were on Hall School Rd next to the church ( hsr), both fields off of Patton Farm Rd .(pfr) & two fields on Wayne Ave ( Rt 639 ). Below is a list of birds seen at these locations .

Killdeer  -- 50 +  seen at all locations

Black - bellied Plover -- 10 -- hsr  , pfr , Rt.639 at intersection with Vernon Rd.

White - rumped Sandpiper -- 14+ hsr ,  pfr  , & Rt 639

Western Sandpiper -- 1 pfr

Solitary Sandpiper -- 2  pfr

Pectoral Sandpiper -- 32 + -- hsr , pfr , & Rt 639

Buff - breasted Sandpiper -- 1 pfr

Merlin -- 1 fly over the Shorebirds on Patton Farm Rd

Horned Lark -- 125+  pfr


We then ventured out to the Swoope area where we encountered a few roads that are blocked by high water . I drove thru the one on Cattleman rd. in-between Smiths & Michael Godfrey's place . I knew the road was two lanes so I ventured into the water . By the time I got halfway thru I noticed that the water was most likely up to the running boards on my truck . By the way in my time I have crossed many rivers with some high water . We make it thru but a different route was taken . Smith's Lake was flowing over the dam . The new owners had the over flow valve totally turned off . Anyway only Tree Swallows to report a few hundred .

Once back to Staunton we checked out Bell's Lane . The beaver pond is full & the other side is filling fast . Here on Bell's the only thing to report is Tree & Rough - winged Swallow's & one Great Egret . All in all a nice assortment of Shorebirds & two very wet & soggy birder's .


Allen Larner
Staunton
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Date: 9/17/18 8:01 am
From: Russell Taylor via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Western Kingbird in Culpeper Co 9/16
While birding in Culpeper county yesterday morning, I ran into Paul Salaman
and Bob Ridgely. While Paul and I were staring at our scopes, attempting to
identify distant shorebirds in misting rain, Bob noted a Western Kingbird
that came in from the south and flew into a tree top. It hopped to the next
tree, and then flew out decisively to the north, disappearing from sight.

The bird was clearly not chase-able, but the observation of the WEKI in
Alexandria and then this bird a day later may suggest opportunities for
some interesting [weather-related] vagrants? Keep looking up ;-)

Cheers,
Russ Taylor
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Date: 9/17/18 5:40 am
From: David Farner via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] American Bittern Fort C.F.Smith Park
At 8:30 this morning I had an American bittern at Fort CF Smith Park. It flew from the gravel Trail into the meadow near the parking lot. As I'm sending that this it is still in the meadow. Not visible at the moment

The rain is just starting here in Arlington. So not the best day to look for this


David Farner
Park Manager
571-238-1402
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Date: 9/17/18 5:32 am
From: Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Sabine’s Gull
The Sabine’s Gull was just found at the parking lot on the right after crossing Kerr Dam.

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

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

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Date: 9/17/18 4:48 am
From: Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] FW: weekend at Monticello park

Like almost all NOVA venues, slim pickings so far..but a few notables...FOD female BTB warbler, B&W W. and both Redstart and yellowstart....REVireos...two Scarlet Tanagers, Wood thrush and Veery

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Date: 9/16/18 10:05 pm
From: Roger Mayhorn via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Cape May Warblers Eating Grapes
On Saturday we held our annual Warbler Day here at our place on Compton
Mountain and 22 birders counted 59 species for the day.



I put out pods of grapes for the Cape May Warblers, since they really like
them, and they feed on them as they pass through our yard this time of the
year. The Cape Mays were not the only birds that enjoyed them.

Here is a link to a video I put together of the birds and animal that came
to feed on them today.



https://youtu.be/K-3yGD4ozGI



Good birding,



Roger Mayhorn

Compton Mountain

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Date: 9/16/18 7:18 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (16 Sep 2018) 547 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 327 908 916
Bald Eagle 2 30 30
Northern Harrier 2 19 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 4 4
Cooper's Hawk 4 24 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 8 25 26
Red-tailed Hawk 4 12 13
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 45 142 143
Merlin 141 247 247
Peregrine Falcon 12 57 57
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 547 1468 1480
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Brian Taber

Weather:
Moderate to strong winds were generally from the east, with partly cloudy
skies and temperatures in the high seventies to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
There was an excellent Osprey and Merlin flight today, with many birds
flying low and close to the platform. This morning, groups of five to six
Ospreys often passed over the platform together, floating effortlessly on
the breeze. Merlins zipped by one after another, sometimes grabbing
dragonfly snacks while on the wing.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights included:

8 White Ibises
7 Great Egrets
5 Chimney Swifts
4 Red-headed Woodpeckers
2 Common Nighthawks
1 Snowy Egret
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/16/18 6:36 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Snickers Gap (16 Sep 2018) 526 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 14 32 32
Bald Eagle 11 19 20
Northern Harrier 3 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 26 39 39
Cooper's Hawk 3 4 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 447 607 607
Red-tailed Hawk 2 4 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 13 19 20
Merlin 2 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 2 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 526 742 747
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Doug Graham, Duane Schilling, The Littles, Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
The regulars and Paula joined us today instead of yesterday from the
ANS/MBC trip group for a better day than yesterday.


Weather:
Visibility poor at the beginning of the day, but better than yesterday with
tops of trees across from the site visible. Clearing by 11 then mostly
cloudy the rest of the day with NE winds.

Raptor Observations:
Adult Golden Eagle was an eastern view late in the day with two subadult
and juvenile Bald Eagles following close behind.


Non-raptor Observations:
Caspian Tern flying through and over the gap. Sixteen Monarch butterflies,
a small number of warblers up the trails, and five Nighthawks late in the
day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=494


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Date: 9/16/18 3:08 pm
From: Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Stuarts Draft flooded field
Hello all

After an all day birding venture in Augusta & Rockingham Counties , I decided to go back over to the field in Stuarts Draft which is now becoming more flooded . All the shorebirds from this morning were still there except for two Black - bellied Plovers have shown up . This morning were the following shorebirds .

Killdeer -- 50+

Black - bellied Plover -- 2 -- I missed ID'ed these birds this evening because I saw what looked like some golden plumage & I did not stick to my first thoughts . Sorry to the two birders that I missed ID'ed them to . I keep forgetting that Black - bellied has the silvery gray head & Golden has the darker cap . ( DUH )

White - rumped --- 10+

Pectoral -- 20 +

Wilson's Snipe -- 1

Buff - breasted Sandpiper has gone .

In Rockingham at Oakwood Rd . 75 Canada's , 100+ Mallard , one Wood Duck & 5 No. Shoveler's

At the produce Auction at the end of the road where the E. Collared Dove's hang out in a field across the road , there were Killdeer 29+ & two White - rumped Sandpiper's .

Allen Larner
Staunton
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Date: 9/16/18 2:12 pm
From: William Walsh via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Silver Lake, PW County
We took a walk this afternoon around the park hitting a few areas with
mixed flocks of birds. Highlights include Rose-breasted and Blue Grosbeaks,
Indigo Buntings, Spotted Sandpiper, Scarlet Tanager, flyover Cooper’s hawk,
Prairie, Magnolia, Redstart, and Chestnut-sided Warblers.

Bill and Cheryl Walsh
Aldie VA
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Date: 9/16/18 1:51 pm
From: krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/16/2018 (Fairfax County)
Following is the count from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified approximately 47 species and included 6 participants. The morning started out overcast, with diffuse light and initially a very fine mist. Quite a few warblers were sighted high up in the canopy, but they were not identified (nor were they included on the following list) due to poor visibility. That said, read on, as some nice ones were indeed observed! Additionally, raptors were in abundance; Chimney Swifts were as plentiful as gnats; and American Robins and Blue Jays vied with one another for prevalence.
This walk meets at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, rain or shine, in front of the snack bar/concession stand of the Great Falls National Park Visitors' center; it does not take place, though, during electrical storms, heavy snows, or when the trails are icy. All those with an interest in the natural world - beginning and experienced birders alike - please join us.
Mallard 3
Common Merganser 1 Female
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 200
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Great Blue Heron 2
Green Heron 1
Black Vulture 6
Turkey Vulture 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 3
Bald Eagle 3 Including two immature
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 One immature
Broad-winged Hawk 5
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Buteo sp. 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 8
Pileated Woodpecker 3 Heard
Northern Flicker 2
Merlin 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 7
Acadian Flycatcher 1 Heard
Eastern Phoebe 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1 Heard
Red-eyed Vireo 8
Blue Jay 24
crow sp. 2
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 8
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 11
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Carolina Wren 10
Eastern Bluebird 5
Veery 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin  48
Northern Mockingbird 1
Cedar Waxwing  13
American Goldfinch 4
Nashville Warbler 1
American Redstart 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48550757

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

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Date: 9/16/18 1:45 pm
From: Steve Johnson via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] a few migrants in Sully Woodlands and western Fairfax County; and window impacts
Hello Birders,


Today 16 September, Lynn and I spent an hour slogging through heavy weeds at Sully Woodlands. Few birds and only one migrator: a Kestrel, perched near the SW corner of the meadows. We also saw at least 2 first-summer Indigo Buntings still hanging around.


In our yard (south of Reston) over the weekend we've had 5 common warbler species and several Red-eyed Vireos. The warblers were Redstart, Black-throated Blue, Black-and-white, Parula, and Ovenbird.


The Ovenbird reminded us (the very, very hard way) that it's time to put up our outside window screens. Fortunately it recovered from its impact and flew off, after about an hour. We hang strips of ordinary window screen from the eaves, over our front and back windows, about a foot away from the window. We've tried many things over the years to avoid birds hitting our windows during migration, and this is the only thing that has worked for us.


To remind us that breeding season ends very late for a few species, we've also been watching a pair of freshly-fledged Cardinals begging from their parents.


Good birding,

Steve Johnson and Lynn Rafferty




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Date: 9/16/18 1:08 pm
From: Stauffer Miller via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] shorebirds Winchester
In the construction site west of Winchester Hospital, 12 Killdeer, 7 Semi palm. Sandpiper and 3 Least Sandpiper. The birds were close and in excellent light. Stauffer Miller
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Date: 9/16/18 9:45 am
From: David Farner via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Birding Guatemala - Williamsburg Bird Club and Northern Virginia Bird Club meetings Wednesday, September 19
Hi folks,

A couple great opportunities to learn about birds, birding and conservation in Guatemala on Wednesday evening. Guatemala is less frequently birded than other Central American countries but is rich in diversity with over 730 species.

At 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 19th, Dave Youker will speak at Williamsburg Bird Club meeting held in the Integrated Science Center, room 1127, 605 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg. His topic is a fascinating oneVirginia Society of Ornithology (VSO) Birding in Guatemala. Dave will be telling us about be the many wonderful birds seen throughout the various habitats of Guatemala. Hell also be covering the great work being done by Community Cloud Forest Conservation (CCFC) in the areas of conservation and education that are leading to improved societal changes within the country. Please come join us for a fascinating and interesting evening.


Also on Wednesday evening, September 19th, the Northern Virginia Bird Club Rob Cahill of Community Cloud Forest Conservation will introduce us to the birds of Guatemala with a special focus on regional endemic species. Rob will also share information about community-based conservation projects that both help at-risk communities and preserve and restore habitat for birds. His organization, Community Cloud Forest Conservation (CCFC), believes that holistic human and community development through education and capacity building is the key to conservation and development in Guatemalas central highlands. CCFC instructs students in grades one through nine in their Kids and Birds environmental education program. Rob and his wife Tara went to Guatemala in 2001 and have specialized in environmental education and agroecology in the Qeqchi Maya context. Rob and his son John Cahill are the eBird editors for the country of Guatemala. The Cahills have led Virginia Society of Ornithology birding trips in Guatemala for the last 3 years.


The meeting is held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA, 22207 at 8:00 pm Directions can be found in the Siskin and on our web page at www.nvabc.org<http://www.nvabc.org/>.

Early bird refreshments start at 7:30. Any contributions of food or beverage will be most gratefully received. There will be a drawing for door prizes. Northern Virginia Bird Club pins will be available for members who would like to buy them ($5 each).


David Farner

Vice President, Programs, Northern Virginia Bird Club

Arlington, Virginia




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Date: 9/16/18 9:18 am
From: Bryan H via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Algonkian Park (Loudoun county) group walk results
Our group of 14 spent time on the trail going east from the boat ramp (very
slow) and then in the parking lot (less slow) at Algonkian near the
pavilions. It was relative slow going and in total we only had 43 species.

The checklists:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48544376
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48544372

Robin activity was relatively high and we had a good number of chimney
swifts fly over. Warblers found were Common Yellowthroat, Northern Parula,
Canada Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and American Redstart. Many of the
views were from the parking lot area and the trail that cuts through near
the Watermine. Many were terrible backlit views under cloudy conditions
with the birds in the tops of tall trees...we left several birds
unidentified.

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy regularly leads walks in Loudoun county. The
two regularly scheduled (free and open to anyone) are the 2nd Saturday of
the month walk at Banshee Reeks and the 4th Saturday of the month walk at
BRCES - both start at 8am. Other programs can be found at
https://loudounwildlife.org/events/

Thanks,
Bryan Henson
Loudoun county
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Date: 9/16/18 9:12 am
From: Larry Cartwright via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Duh, that would be Western Kingbird
The bird we failed to see of course was a Western Kingbird, not an empid.
Sorry .



Larry Cartwright

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





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Date: 9/16/18 9:04 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] yellow-bellied flycatcher and other migrants, Leesylvania State Park
Finally, a decent morning at Leesylvania. At first I was frustrated by poor light and birds flitting rapidly through the treetops in the picnic area. I finally ran into a group of birds on the hillside next to the ruins that let themselves be id'd. They included 4 Tennessee warblers, black-throated blue, black-and-white, redstart, common yellowthroat, rose-breasted grosbeak and wood thrush. At the bottom of the hill, along the road was another group that contained more of the same plus magnolia. The biggest flock of over 50 birds flew across the road leading to the boat storage area I was able to identify only a fraction as there were too many, but the group included a very cooperative yellow-bellied flycatcher which was pumping its tail and calling, 2 scarlet tanagers, another rose-breasted grosbeak, a yellow-throated vireo, a yellow-billed cuckoo, and redstart, northern parula, black-and-white, black-throated blue, and yellow-throated warblers. I added chestnut-sided
warbler at Bushey Point. A flyover red-headed woodpecker at the Visitor's Center was a nice bonus. The ebird checklist for this visit is here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48544587


Marc Ribaudo
<moribaudo...>

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Date: 9/16/18 8:59 am
From: Larry Cartwright via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Dyke Marsh Walk for Sept 16: Several flycatchers, but no Western
Five birders joined me for the Sunday morning Dyke Marsh bird walk plus
several other birders we met looking for the Western Flycatcher. The Western
was not there, but consolation flycatchers consisted of two Eastern
Flycatchers, two Eastern Wood-Pewees, and an Eastern Phoebe. Caspian and
Forster's Terns continue their migration down the Potomac. Warblers were
sparse, but we did locate Black-and-white, Palm, and Black-throated Green
Warblers, and American Redstart. A Red-winged Blackbird was still feeding
fledged young.



The walk is held every Sunday at 8:00 AM except during the Christmas Bird
Count season and we meet by the river in the picnic area.





Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Fairfax, Virginia, US Sep 16, 2018 7:54 AM -
10:30 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.3 mile(s)

43 species (+1 other taxa)



Canada Goose 130

Wood Duck 1

Mallard 80

Mallard (Domestic type) 3

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 11

Mourning Dove 18

Chimney Swift 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3

Laughing Gull 8

Ring-billed Gull 175

Caspian Tern 7

Forster's Tern 4

Double-crested Cormorant 19

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3

Great Egret 7

Turkey Vulture 2

Osprey 1

Bald Eagle 6

Red-bellied Woodpecker 8

Downy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 2

Eastern Phoebe 1

Eastern Kingbird 2

Red-eyed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 13

American Crow 1

Fish Crow 4

Carolina Chickadee 9

Tufted Titmouse 1

White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1

Carolina Wren 8

American Robin 14

Gray Catbird 4

European Starling 70

Cedar Waxwing 6

House Finch 1

Red-winged Blackbird 120

Common Grackle (Purple) 1

Black-and-white Warbler 1

American Redstart 2

Palm Warbler (Western) 2

Black-throated Green Warbler 1

Northern Cardinal 4



View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48542747



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



Larry Cartwright

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Date: 9/16/18 8:24 am
From: Eric Harrold via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Buffalo Mountain hawkwatching
Folks,
I will be on the summit of Buffalo Mountain (in Floyd Co) for hawkwatching on this coming Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. I would encourage someone to be present on Thursday and Sunday who is proficient with raptor identification and who would be willing to report the numbers seen to this list. I expect the weekend will be very productive based on these dates in the past. There are a few places where you can set up a spotting scope for distant viewing, but due to high levels of foot traffic I wouldn't recommend venturing far from a scope or it might well get knocked over. 
It is a 1-mile hike up to the summit of the mountain and if it is a clear sky, the sun will be beating down on you. Sun protection is highly recommended. There are no amenities anywhere on this Natural Area Preserve, so bring water and be prepared to have a primitive bathroom experience. I would recommend bringing something like a stadium seat cushion if you have one to sit on, or lug a folding chair up the trail with you. The views are excellent from Buffalo and you have almost a 360 degree view with only a small wedge of northeastern horizon not visible. There is camping and lodging available nearby, with Rocky Knob campground about 8-10 miles away on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The town of Floyd has a hotel and some bed-and-breakfasts. Decent food and drink is available there as well. 
One can get to the preserve a number of ways, depending upon the direction you are approaching from. I usually come in on Connor Grove Rd off the Blue Ridge Parkway, just north of Mabry Mill. Take the 2nd left on Connor Grove (which is immediately after the 1st left turn, which is Phadettia). The next turn is a left-hand turn onto a gravel road about 3 miles up. Go up to the intersection at the top of the hill and turn right. The parking lot and trailhead are at the end of the road. If you happen to own a chain saw and are comfortable using one, it isn't a bad idea to bring one along as occasionally a tree gets blown down over the road between the last turn and the parking lot. Doesn't happen often, but it happened to me last year. 
The reward for venturing up to this remote location is above average views of Broad-winged Hawk kettles. Many kettles form right at the height of the summit and peel off to the south/southwest. Sure there are kettles forming and birds moving over at great heights as well, but over half the birds are close enough to make out silhouettes, unlike with many Blue Ridge Parkway sites. I've also had great looks at a handful of Merlins, Peregrines, Ospreys, and Bald Eagles from this site. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me off-list...
Eric HarroldHays, NC
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Date: 9/16/18 8:15 am
From: Keith and Karen Roberts via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Sabine’s gull
Good looks at Palmer’s Point today at 10:30 and 11:00 am.

Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 9/15/18 8:53 pm
From: Deapesh Misra via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Sandwich Terns at UOSA (Fairfax County)
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48536142



Is the url for the checklist.
- Deapesh.



On Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11:41 PM, Deapesh Misra via VA-bird <va-bird...> wrote:

Hi,
This afternoon (Sept 15, 2018) I ventured out to go check a few spots for shorebirds and my plan was to first bird at the Occoquan Sewage Plant (UOSA) (Fairfax County) and then continue further. But there were a few new terns at UOSA and after a lot of time at this one location I returned home eager to consult my birding books.
Upon reviewing my notes from the field and the photos that I took, it does seem to me that this new group of seven Terns that I saw was a group of Sandwich Terns (SATE) !
The checklist with photos is here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48536142Photos also are at: https://www.flickr.com/groups/va-bird/pool/with/43960652974/

I would love to hear your thoughts about the identification/presence of these Terns.

cheers,Deapesh.
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Date: 9/15/18 8:41 pm
From: Deapesh Misra via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Sandwich Terns at UOSA (Fairfax County)
Hi,
This afternoon (Sept 15, 2018) I ventured out to go check a few spots for shorebirds and my plan was to first bird at the Occoquan Sewage Plant (UOSA) (Fairfax County) and then continue further. But there were a few new terns at UOSA and after a lot of time at this one location I returned home eager to consult my birding books.
Upon reviewing my notes from the field and the photos that I took, it does seem to me that this new group of seven Terns that I saw was a group of Sandwich Terns (SATE) !
The checklist with photos is here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48536142Photos also are at: https://www.flickr.com/groups/va-bird/pool/with/43960652974/

I would love to hear your thoughts about the identification/presence of these Terns.

cheers,Deapesh.
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Date: 9/15/18 7:03 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (15 Sep 2018) 1 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Total: 1 12 12
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Michele Sparks

Observers: Harry Norman

Visitors:
Jay Martin and Aaron Floyd from the Blue Ridge Discovery Center
(Konnarock, VA) brought up a few family members and other folks. Included
in that group was the Bischoff Family and Chris Mc Elraft, a teacher at
Highland View Elementary, Bristol VA.
Later in the afternoon, Scout Master Jay Singleton along with Debbie
Carrier brought 10 Boy Scouts from Troup 107 of Bristol, TN.




Weather:
Mostly cloudy and heavily overcast throughout the day. Very heavy, low
clouds came from the East and gradually encroached upon the tower with 100%
cloud coverage by early afternoon. Temperatures ranged from 72-76 degrees.
Wind gusts picked up (ENE) at 01:00:00 pm (EDT) and became more and more
frequent with sustained wind gusts ranging from 10- 20 mph. Ahead of
Tropical Depression Florence, the low clouds yielded little chance of
seeing any hawks if there were any migrating at all.



Raptor Observations:
The one and only Broad-winged Hawk appeared on the southern side of the
mountain at 12:45 pm (EDT). One local Red-tailed Hawk was seen on two
occasions. A kettle of 12 Turkey Vultures in the distance gave us false
hope that a few raptors were headed our way but after careful observation,
that was not the case.



Non-raptor Observations:
Dark-eyed Junco, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Ovenbird, Blue Jay,
Tufted Titmouse, American Crow, Downy Woodpecker, Scarlet Tanager (female)
Visitors Jay Martin and Aaron Floyd reported the following below the
parking lot before coming up to the tower: 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 1
Broad-winged Hawk (perched in a tree), a Black-throated Blue Warbler, a
Wood Thrush, a White-breasted Nuthatch, and several American Goldfinch.



Predictions:
Check tomorrow's forecast for Tropical Depression Florence for increasing
rain and wind. The hawks weren't moving today, but should be soon as this
moves out!


========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/15/18 6:24 pm
From: Larry Meade via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Western Kingbird reported at Dyke Marsh
It was seen near the bridge on Haul Road after the turn, but before the boardwalk.







-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Cartwright via VA-bird <va-bird...>
To: va-bird <va-bird...>
Sent: Sat, Sep 15, 2018 9:18 pm
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Western Kingbird reported at Dyke Marsh

Larry,

I am leading the walk, so I will look for it too.

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On Saturday, September 15, 2018, Larry Meade via VA-bird <va-bird...> wrote:


There is a post on the Facebook page, "Birding Virginia" of a Western Kingbird reported to be at Dyke Marsh in Fairfax County today. There are photos in the post that clearly show a Western Kingbird. Hopefully, we can relocate the bird tomorrow.



Larry Meade
Merrifield, VA

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Date: 9/15/18 6:18 pm
From: Larry Cartwright via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Western Kingbird reported at Dyke Marsh
Larry,

I am leading the walk, so I will look for it too.

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On Saturday, September 15, 2018, Larry Meade via VA-bird <va-bird...> wrote:


There is a post on the Facebook page, "Birding Virginia" of a Western Kingbird reported to be at Dyke Marsh in Fairfax County today. There are photos in the post that clearly show a Western Kingbird. Hopefully, we can relocate the bird tomorrow.



Larry Meade
Merrifield, VA

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Date: 9/15/18 6:14 pm
From: Larry Meade via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Western Kingbird reported at Dyke Marsh

There is a post on the Facebook page, "Birding Virginia" of a Western Kingbird reported to be at Dyke Marsh in Fairfax County today. There are photos in the post that clearly show a Western Kingbird. Hopefully, we can relocate the bird tomorrow.



Larry Meade
Merrifield, VA

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Date: 9/15/18 6:13 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (15 Sep 2018) 270 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 157 581 589
Bald Eagle 3 28 28
Northern Harrier 2 17 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 20 20
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 17 18
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 97 98
Merlin 86 106 106
Peregrine Falcon 18 45 45
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 270 921 933
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers:

Weather:
There were some showers this morning, followed by on and off sprinkles.
Strong winds were generally from the east and east northeast, with overcast
skies and temperatures in the high seventies to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Things are finally starting to pick up! There was a good flight of Ospreys,
Merlins, and peregrines today. Birds were flying quite low, and almost all
of them were close to the platform as they headed southwards.

Non-raptor Observations:
Observations included:

142 Bobolinks
29 yellowlegs sp.
17 Canada Geese
8 Great Blue Herons
3 Semipalmated Plovers
1 Chimney Swift
1 White Ibis

Predictions:
The park will be open to the public again starting tomorrow. Hope to see
you there!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/15/18 5:51 pm
From: Elton Morel via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] NVBC walk at Conway-Robinson State Forest, Prince William, Sep 15, 2018

VA Birders:
The Northern Virginia Bird Club conducted a bird walk at Conway-Robinson State Forest in Prince William county near Manassas National Battlefield. The birding was really slow but we did manage to find 40 species.  The walk into the forest and down the railroad bed was uneventful save for finding a Black Racer coiled up in a sapling and lots of orb-weavers over the trail.  Fortunately, things picked up when we reached the far northeast corner of the property at the end of the 2nd growth field and pine grove.  Here we found our only significant mixed species flock of the morning. We found a flock of very active Pine Warblers, a singing White-eyed Vireo, a Scarlet Tanager, a couple of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and a briefly seen but mostly heard Red-breasted Nuthatch and a Black-and-white Warbler. A few birders also located a Black-throated Green Warbler, Magnolia Warbler and a Blue-headed Vireo.  We were also surrounded by a very active and vocal colony of Red-headed Woodpeckers at this end of the park. On the way back to the parking lot, we noted a flock of Cedar Waxwings and a quick look at a Chestnut-sided Warbler mixed in with chickadees and a gnatcatcher.  Upon reaching the parking lot, we found a very cooperative Yellow-billed Cuckoo in the trees above the picnic area.
Below is the complete eBird checklist.
Elton MorelArlington, VA
Conway-Robinson State Forest, Prince William, Virginia, US
Sep 15, 2018 7:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:    NVBC walk led by Elton Morel & Toby Hardwick. Best mixed species flock found in northeast corner at east end of the 2nd growth field and pine grove.  Otherwise, very quiet of bird activity.
40 species

Mourning Dove  4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1    At picnic area/parking lot.
Chimney Swift  12
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  6
Hairy Woodpecker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1    Heard only
Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
Great Crested Flycatcher  2    Heard only
White-eyed Vireo  1    Heard only, singing
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  4
Carolina Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1    Briefly seen by a few observers, otherwise heard only.
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  10    Heard only
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Eastern Bluebird  6
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  2
European Starling  8
Cedar Waxwing  10
American Goldfinch  4
Eastern Towhee  2    Heard only
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2    Heard only
Magnolia Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  8
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  8

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48518692

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





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Date: 9/15/18 5:36 pm
From: Gerco H via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Loudoun County Birds
The day started with a drizzle and overcast gay skies. Bird activity as a results was low at Algonkian Regional Park. At long last a flock of birds were found and several other birders were sorting through the activities. A few a Veery, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Scarlet Tanager, but now warblers. Over the river we were delighted to see a group of terns, 3 Caspian's and one Forster's. All rarities for Loudoun County. A bit later a group of 10 Forster's terns came flying by. Near the rowing boats the first warblers were found. A American Redstart and a few Magnolia's. Quiet overall. A few of us went of to the "Volcano Island" parking lot were surprised by a nice mixed flock of birds including Blue-winged Warbler, Canada Warbler, Black-and-White Warblers, Magnolias and a bunch of American Redstarts.

On may way home I decided to swing by Hibbler Rd and check on the wader status. To my surprise Elton was there and had found a White-rumped Sandpiper. A true rarity for the county. Still present were the Killdeer and the sole Least sandpiper.

Other sightings of interest included a pair of Ravens near Loudoun One and Wild Turkeys at several locations while driving.

So this turned out to be a very nice day for birding. A complete checklist for birds seen at Algonkian is provided below.,

Gerco
Leesburg, VA

Algonkian Regional Park, Loudoun, Virginia, US Sep 15, 2018

Wood Duck 1
Mallard 6
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3
Chimney Swift 15
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern 11
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 20
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 4
Eastern Bluebird 1
Veery 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 22
Gray Catbird 3
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 23
Cedar Waxwing 45
American Goldfinch 1
Baltimore Oriole 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 6
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Canada Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 12
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48532490

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/VA)
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Date: 9/15/18 5:15 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Snickers Gap (15 Sep 2018) 190 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 18 18
Bald Eagle 8 8 9
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 13 13
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 149 160 160
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 6 7
Merlin 2 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 2 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 190 216 221
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Doug Graham, Duane Schilling, The Littles, Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
Audubon Naturalist Society/Montgomery Bird Club trip today with eight
hearty souls braving the dreary weather. Thank you for your interest: the
two Marys, the two Elaines, Stella, Nathan, Donald, and Jack.


Weather:
Completely socked in early on. Mostly cloudy with higher clouds by 1
o'clock.

Raptor Observations:
A showing of some of our raptor species in the midday hours and a few
kettles later in the day, many wasting no time with us and streaming past.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several good warbler and other migrant species up the trail and in the
woods behind us.

Predictions:
Hopes for lots and lots of Broadwings tomorrow.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


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Date: 9/15/18 2:49 pm
From: Scott Priebe via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Fw: Leesylvania migrants
I was birding in Leesylvania the same time as Marc's group, and was totally skunked on warblers until I stopped at the Powell Creek Trail parking lot on my way out (~10:45). I found a N. Parula and a Tennessee Warbler, hanging out with some Robins and Bluebirds in the mulch area across the street. I then stopped at the main office and finally found a decent mixed flock at the beginning of the road back to the maintenance sheds, which included Black-throated Green, Chestnut-sided (2), N. Parula (2), and Black-and-White Warblers.

Scott Priebe



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Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:21 PM
To: <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Leesylvania migrants


The Audubon of Northern Virginia's "Identifying Fall Warblers" class held its field trip at Leesylvania State Park this morning. As has been the pattern this past few weeks migrants were hard to come by. We did have some luck around the overflow parking lot, where we saw black-and-white, chestnut-sided, blackburnian, and yellow-throated warblers and northern parula. Also in this spot were scarlet tanager, yellow-billed cuckoo, red-eyed vireos, and 2 Baltimore orioles. We saw a yellow warbler at the camping area, which completed our warbler list.



Marc Ribaudo
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Date: 9/15/18 2:42 pm
From: nicholas via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Am. Golden-Plover, WR Sandpiper, King William Co., 9/15/18
All, 1 American Golden-Plover showing well at Woodbury Rd. turf field justs east of Walkerton Rd. in King William Co. Also 1 White-rumped Sandpiper seen briefly in flight mixed with other peeps.

Nick Flanders
Portsmouth, VA
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Date: 9/15/18 12:21 pm
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Leesylvania migrants

The Audubon of Northern Virginia's "Identifying Fall Warblers" class held its field trip at Leesylvania State Park this morning. As has been the pattern this past few weeks migrants were hard to come by. We did have some luck around the overflow parking lot, where we saw black-and-white, chestnut-sided, blackburnian, and yellow-throated warblers and northern parula. Also in this spot were scarlet tanager, yellow-billed cuckoo, red-eyed vireos, and 2 Baltimore orioles. We saw a yellow warbler at the camping area, which completed our warbler list.



Marc Ribaudo
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Date: 9/15/18 12:15 pm
From: Brian Bockhahn via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] hawk watch forecast RFI
While hunkered down with the weather I wanted to ask some of you expert
hawk watchers about forecasts for the weather. I run the hanging rock NC
hawk watch and we'll be experimenting with a Jockeys Ridge NC hawk watch
this year as well, so I always keep close tabs on VA sites so we know a
little what to expect.

Not sure where in the pipeline the "big" numbers of broad-wingeds area,
does anyone want to speculate when VA hawk watch sites should start seeing
them? Immediately after all this rain, 1-2 days after all this rain, or
longer?

thanks for sharing any great knowledge.

--
Brian Bockhahn
<birdranger248...>
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Date: 9/15/18 10:06 am
From: Shea Tiller via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Shorebirds still in Stuarts Draft .
As in FYI, in addition to seeing the same continuing rarities at Stuart's
Draft, I also checked Leonard's Pond this morning for the continuing stilt
sandpiper, and did not see it despite giving a very thorough look. Still a
great spot to photograph the other shorebird species though. The sod farm
appeared empty of shorebirds as well, and freshly plowed.

Great birding,

Shea

On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 12:57 PM Herbert Larner via VA-bird <
<va-bird...> wrote:

> Hello all just got back home from a wet field trip out to the Shenandoah
> Wetlands Bank & the planted field in Stuarts Draft off of Patton Farm Rd.
> FYI Patton Farm Rd is well traveled & there is limited areas that you can
> fully pull off the road .Be careful .
>
> This morning 4 birders joined me for a nice wet walk in the Wetlands . We
> have 4 species of Warbler with at least 6+ Common Yellowthroat , 3+
> Magnolia , one Black & white & 2 Redstart . Flycatcher's -- Peewee 4 ,
> Great Crested 2 , an a couple that we could not see well enough to ID.
> Rose- breasted Grosbeak -- 1 This was the high lights of the wetlands .
>
> We then traveled to the field in Stuarts Draft where we have the
> continuing shorebirds .
>
> Semipalmated Plover -- 1
>
> Killdeer -- 40+
>
> Least Sandpiper -- 2
>
> White - rumped -- 10+
>
> Pectoral -- 13+
>
> Buff - breasted -- 1
>
>
> All in all a nice day in the bands of rain from Florence .
>
> Allen Larner
> Staunton
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Date: 9/15/18 9:57 am
From: Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Shorebirds still in Stuarts Draft .
Hello all just got back home from a wet field trip out to the Shenandoah Wetlands Bank & the planted field in Stuarts Draft off of Patton Farm Rd. FYI Patton Farm Rd is well traveled & there is limited areas that you can fully pull off the road .Be careful .

This morning 4 birders joined me for a nice wet walk in the Wetlands . We have 4 species of Warbler with at least 6+ Common Yellowthroat , 3+ Magnolia , one Black & white & 2 Redstart . Flycatcher's -- Peewee 4 , Great Crested 2 , an a couple that we could not see well enough to ID. Rose- breasted Grosbeak -- 1 This was the high lights of the wetlands .

We then traveled to the field in Stuarts Draft where we have the continuing shorebirds .

Semipalmated Plover -- 1

Killdeer -- 40+

Least Sandpiper -- 2

White - rumped -- 10+

Pectoral -- 13+

Buff - breasted -- 1


All in all a nice day in the bands of rain from Florence .

Allen Larner
Staunton
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Date: 9/15/18 8:51 am
From: Russell W Taylor via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Common Terns on Potomac River, Alexandria
Though in DC waters, Virginia birders can see Common Terns heading down the Potomac currently. It took us an hour, but Phil Kenny and I ultimately saw a flock of 10 from Tide Lock Park in Alexandria. The only other bird of note was a Merlin.

Cheers,
Russ Taylor

Ineptly thumbed into my iPhone
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Date: 9/15/18 8:18 am
From: Ed Wallace via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
Still seeing decent numbers as of last night over our house in Arlington. Earlier this week there were dozens

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Sent: Friday, September 14, 2018 9:03 PM
To: Joel Martin
Cc: <va-bird...>; Lee Atwood
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts

Still a few Chimney Swifts being observed in downtown Charlottesville: 3 this evening; 1 yesterday; 2 Wednesday.

Sent from my iPhone
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> On Sep 14, 2018, at 5:05 PM, Joel Martin via VA-bird <va-bird...> wrote:
>
> Here in Chincoteague we still had at least three on 9/12.
>
> On Friday, September 14, 2018, Lee Atwood via VA-bird <va-bird...>
> wrote:
>
>> After seeing an abundance of swifts in Norfolk this spring and early
>> July,they have disappeared. We had the 2nd wettest July on record but
>> that may be inconsequential. Wondering what numbers others are seeing.
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> Chincoteague, VA
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Date: 9/15/18 8:06 am
From: Stuart via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Belted Kingfisher behavior: Falls Church Condo Lake
Hi all:
A kingfisher made about 7 angled strikes from about 10 feet high, near the edge of land.Interestingly, it rattled vociferously after every strike.  All 7 strikes totalled about 3 minutes.

Stuart
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Date: 9/15/18 6:28 am
From: William Leigh via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Ruddy Turnstone Am Golden Plover White-rumped sandpipers
All

Currently at Shenandoah valley produce auction on lumber mill rd west of Dayton Rockingham county

Sent from my iPhone
William Leigh
Bridgewater VA


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Date: 9/15/18 4:51 am
From: Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Sabine’s Gull at Kerr Dam Lower Overlook
Now at Dam at 0750 Hrs

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-470-4352 Cell
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Date: 9/14/18 6:30 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (14 Sep 2018) Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 36 52
Bald Eagle 0 10 30
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 51
Red-tailed Hawk 0 12 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 2
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 0 101 188
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Mitch Mitchell

Observers: Dan DeHart, Darryl Martin, phillip ferguson

Weather:
Overlook socked in, no count conducted

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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Date: 9/14/18 6:03 pm
From: David White via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
Still a few Chimney Swifts being observed in downtown Charlottesville: 3 this evening; 1 yesterday; 2 Wednesday.

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David I. White, Jr.
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> On Sep 14, 2018, at 5:05 PM, Joel Martin via VA-bird <va-bird...> wrote:
>
> Here in Chincoteague we still had at least three on 9/12.
>
> On Friday, September 14, 2018, Lee Atwood via VA-bird <va-bird...>
> wrote:
>
>> After seeing an abundance of swifts in Norfolk this spring and early
>> July,they have disappeared. We had the 2nd wettest July on record but
>> that may be inconsequential. Wondering what numbers others are seeing.
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Date: 9/14/18 5:47 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (14 Sep 2018) 18 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 13 424 432
Bald Eagle 0 25 25
Northern Harrier 0 15 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 20 20
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 17 18
Red-tailed Hawk 1 8 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 93 94
Merlin 2 20 20
Peregrine Falcon 2 27 27
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 18 651 663
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 13:15:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 2.25 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers:

Weather:
There was drizzle today, but we did not experience the heavy rain that had
been predicted. Strong and gusty winds were from the east northeast, with
cloudy skies and temperatures in the high seventies during the count.

Raptor Observations:
Slow, with a few Ospreys and other birds flying low past the platform.

Non-raptor Observations:
The hummingbird feeders continue to be a big hit, with many visitors! Two
Great Egrets passed by.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/14/18 5:45 pm
From: Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] White-rumped and Buff-breasted Sandpipers
All - Following Alan Larner's posting yesterday of a number of different sandpipers in some fields near Stuarts Draft, VA, I headed up there this afternoon in hopes of finding them. There were a number of different shorebirds in two different fields in the general area of Patton Farm Rd outside of Stuarts Draft. There were about 15 White-rumps, 1 Buff-breasted, 7 Pectoral, 4 yellow-legs (most likely Lesser), 2 Semipalmated Plovers, several Horned Larks, and lots of Killdeer in the two fields. Unfortunately, the birds were far out into the field, so the photos I was able to get are not as good as I would like. Many thanks to Alan for posting his sightings.

I've posted a few photos on Flickr, the best ones I have.

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

Dick Rowe
VMI Biology Dept
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Date: 9/14/18 5:42 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (14 Sep 2018) 11 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Total: 11 11 11
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Ron Harrington

Observers: Sam Evans

Visitors:
None-


Weather:
A rather warm day, with temperature reaching in the low eighties. Early
morning fog on the mountain rapidly dissipated by 9:15 with good visibility
the rest of the day. The wind speed varied back and forth from a moderate
breeze (13-18 mph) to gentle breeze(8-12), but always steady from the
Northeast. Cloud cover varied considerably from approximately 20% at times
to 90%.

Raptor Observations:
The first broad-winged hawks came by at 10:00. Four were seen in the 10:00
o'clock hour, one in the 11:00 o'clock hour, and two shortly after 12:00.
All were seen with the naked eye riding on the wind down the northwestern
side of the mountain. Saw a couple of local red-tailed hawks around.
A sharp-shinned hawk was chasing a broad-winged hawk. Had the usual array
of local turkey and black vultures around. A black landed in the tower
above us.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor species included ravens (3), chickadee, titmouse, bluejay,
chimney swift, Carolina wren, junco, wood pewee, black-throated green
warbler, black-throated blue warbler, hairy woodpecker; and others we
couldn't from our location. Had one Monarch butterfly. We had to leave at
1:00.

Predictions:
Volunteers will need to keep an eye on the forecast for tropical storm
Florence. May have clouds, increasing wind and rain late in the day. Looks
like heavy rains and wind moving in for Sunday thru Tuesday. Stay safe.
After this clears out (hopefully by Wednesday) we should have some good
weather for hawks to be moving!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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Date: 9/14/18 3:23 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Candler Mountain (13 Sep 2018) Mississippi Kite
Candler Mountain
Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Total: 4 4 4
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 12:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 1 hours

Official Counter: Gene Sattler

Observers:

Weather:
Cloudy, NNE 8-12 mph, 76 degrees F. Sun almost glimmered through a few
times.

Raptor Observations:
Adult Mississippi Kite kettled briefly in front on west flank then streamed
through quickly near end of the hour. Three BW came through shortly after
within a few minutes of one another. Only up for an hour to make sure site
was ready for observations beginning next week.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch-1

Predictions:
No counting before Tuesday as Tropical Storm Florence produces clouds and
rain (the latter primarily Sunday/Monday) as it passes to our south, then
forecast to angle north passing to our west. After three seasons of
virtually no coverage looking to cover the primary portion of the Broadwing
season in the coming two weeks once the weather breaks.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Sattler (<edsattle...>)


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Date: 9/14/18 2:44 pm
From: Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Shore Birds still in Stuarts Draft
Hello all

This morning I met up with Elaine Carwile & we went over to the field in Stuarts Draft to see if any of the Shore birds I found yesterday were still there . Below is what we found .

KILLDEER -- 55+

SEMIPALMATED PLOVER -- 2

WHITE - RUMPED SANDPIPER -- 13

PECTORAL SANDPIPER -- 15+

BUFF - BREASTED SANDPIPER -- 1


After that we headed up to Rockingham County to a few places known for Shore Birds but came up empty . We decided to go to Capt. Yancey Rd . to the sod farm . Here we found .

Am. Golden Plover -- 4 one still in breeding plumage

Killdeer -- 50+

Semipalmated Plover -- 2

Spotted Sandpiper -- 1

Least Sandpiper -- 4 +

White - rumped Sandpiper -- 5

possible Baird's Sandpiper -- 3 -- distant birds had the right markings & wings looked like they extended beyond tail

Pectoral -- 10+

Buff - breasted -- 1


At Leonard's pond we had the following .

Killdeer -- 4

Lesser Yellowlegs -- 1

Least sandpiper -- 2

Stilt sandpiper -- 1

It was a long but fun day looking for Shore Birds in the Mountains & Valley area of Virginia .

This is a FYI for all the ones who do E Bird . My posts on E Bird are by my first name Herbert Larner . All listserv's are signed by my middle name .

Allen Larner
Staunton
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Date: 9/14/18 2:05 pm
From: Joel Martin via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
Here in Chincoteague we still had at least three on 9/12.

On Friday, September 14, 2018, Lee Atwood via VA-bird <va-bird...>
wrote:

> After seeing an abundance of swifts in Norfolk this spring and early
> July,they have disappeared. We had the 2nd wettest July on record but
> that may be inconsequential. Wondering what numbers others are seeing.
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Date: 9/14/18 12:48 pm
From: Lee Atwood via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Chimney Swifts
After seeing an abundance of swifts in Norfolk this spring and early July,they have disappeared.  We had the 2nd wettest July on record but that may be inconsequential.  Wondering what numbers others are seeing. 
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Date: 9/14/18 12:23 pm
From: krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Riverbend Park Bird Walk 09/14/2018
Following is the tally from the September 14 bird walk at Riverbend Park, which identified 23 species and included one participant. Highlights include sightings of a Common Yellowthroat and a female American Redstart, several Wood Thrush, and a couple of Veerys. Today's walk focused on the Conn's Farm Meadow, with a brief round-trip hike to and from the park Visitors' Center.
The next walk will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 22nd (rain or shine), in the parking lot at the Riverbend Park Nature Center (not the Visitors' Center); please contact Riverbend Park on 703-759-9018 to register. Participants should be prepared to walk about 2 miles in comfortable, closed-toed shoes. There likely will be gentle uphill and downhill stretches on slightly uneven terrain. All those with an interest in the natural world - beginning or experienced birders - please join us.
Canada goose 12
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 14
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 2 Heard
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Blue Jay 9
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 11
Veery 2
Wood Thrush 3
Gray Catbird 2
American Goldfinch 6
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1 Female
Northern Cardinal 8

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48502937

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

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Date: 9/14/18 9:36 am
From: Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Black Skimmer Update
Greetings all.

I am sad to say that the last time I saw the Skimmer it was gaining altitude and as I drove over to the other side of the dam to get pictures it must have flown over the dam.

I went to North Bend Park and to the first parking area on the right after crossing the dam and I went to Tailrace twice to see if I could relocate it but I had no luck.

During the time I was looking for it I had
Caspian Terns - at least 3 maybe 4
Common Terns - 40
Forster’s Tern - saw one twice first just before I saw the Skimmer and then one again just before I had to quit because of the rain. It could be two separate Forster’s but I only count it as one.
Black Skimmer at 0836 Hrs for about 3 minutes with good looks through scope. Just too far for pictures and it was gone before I got to other side of dam to try.

Didn’t see any Black Terns today but did yesterday

Good Birding Always.

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

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

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Date: 9/14/18 6:40 am
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (13 Sep 2018) 26 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 11 36 52
Bald Eagle 3 10 30
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 5
Cooper's Hawk 2 3 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 6 26 51
Red-tailed Hawk 3 12 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 2
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 26 101 188
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Joyce Holt

Observers: Bob Epperson, Darryl Martin, Katie James, Mike Crowder

Visitors:
Couple made the mistake of walking in the milkweed.


Weather:
Northeast winds in 1-3 strength throughout the day with abundant clouds and
light rain briefly, but considerable showers throughout the James River
basin to our West in the afternoon. The Peaks were peeking through clouds
all day. Temps in the high 70's.

Raptor Observations:
Despite the tail wind, the hawks were primarily on the West side,
particularly the Ospreys who made a strong showing today, but the Eagles as
well.
2 ABEs at 2:00; one at 3:10. Young Red Tail having a bad feather day
perched in a tree below us (see FB page).

Non-raptor Observations:
Great help today from Bob E., Darryl, Mike C., Katie, Joyce and Sue and Tim
(who had spot of the day for picking up high BWs). Not many hikers or
bikers, but plenty of gnats.

Predictions:
Clouds, rain and wind predicted with Florence's landfall.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bill James (<bijam...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/14/18 6:33 am
From: Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Skimmer gone at Kerr Lake
It looks like the Skimmer flew over the dam while I was driving from Overlook to the other side of Dam to get pictures

If I relocate I will let you know.

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

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

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Date: 9/14/18 5:46 am
From: Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Black Skimmer at Kerr Dam

Just found a Black Skimmer at the Lowe Dam Overlook at Kerr Dam Mecklenburg Co
From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

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

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Date: 9/13/18 7:53 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (13 Sep 2018) 22 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 36 69
Bald Eagle 4 15 22
Northern Harrier 1 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 9 149 275
Red-tailed Hawk 0 15 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 9 16
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 4 7
Mississippi Kite 0 4 5

Total: 22 250 456
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: John Rowlett

Observers: Dave Hunter, Rose Thomas

Visitors:
Marshall Faintich, Walt Childs


Weather:
Sky was good for viewing against a backdrop of almost total cloud cover.
Winds were variable in direction but fairly constant in speed. Midday was
totally socked in (no visibility) but conditions improved after 1pm.
Moderate but variable winds. Temp 22-26C. Cloud cover between 85-100%.
Visibility generally 15 km. Dense fog between 12-1pm.

Raptor Observations:
Four Bald Eagles: 10:48 3-YR, 10:53 unaged pair, 2:18 unaged.

Non-raptor Observations:
23 Monarchs, 42 Chimney Swift, 1 Scarlet Tanager, 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 1
Baltimore Oriole, 6 Raven
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/13/18 4:09 pm
From: Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Field Trip for Sunday
Hello all

This coming Sunday I was planning on a Field Trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway for Warbler's & Flycatcher's , ETC . With the coming weather system & the fog what will cover the Parkway . This trip has been cancelled . The Saturday ( 9 - 15 ) field trip to the Shenandoah Wetlands Bank , Stuarts Draft is still on but if rain it will be cancelled .
Trip Leader
Allen Larner
Staunton
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Date: 9/13/18 3:47 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (13 Sep 2018) 92 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 77 411 419
Bald Eagle 0 25 25
Northern Harrier 0 15 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 1 20 20
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 17 18
Red-tailed Hawk 0 7 8
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 93 94
Merlin 6 18 18
Peregrine Falcon 6 25 25
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 92 633 645
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 14:45:00
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers:

Weather:
Strong to very strong winds (with some gusts up to ~40 mph) were from the
east northeast and northeast, with cloudy skies and temperatures in the low
eighties.

Raptor Observations:
There was a strong movement of low-flying, quick Ospreys today. A few
peregrines also zipped by. It was nice to enjoy a flight of very low, fast
raptors today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Given the high winds, passerines were very quiet. A few Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds, including an adult male, were quite active at the feeders.
Fifteen White Ibises, two Chimney Swifts, two Great Blue Herons, and a
scattering of Tree Swallows were also seen.

Predictions:
Heavy rain and high winds from Hurricane Florence during the next two days.
Stay safe, everyone.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/13/18 9:54 am
From: Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Shorebirds in Stuarts Draft
Hello all

After getting off work this morning I went out to do a little pre Tropical storm birding . In the Swoope area all the ponds were full & no waterfowl was around . The biggest tragedy is that the tree where the Bald Eagle's nest WAS has fallen . McCune's had one Great egret , Bells lane one Great egret ,1 Great Blue & one Green Heron , 6 Wood Duck , 2 Mallard , 1 Killdeer , 2 Solitary Sandpiper . Before leaving a group of about 100 Tree Swallow was coming thru along with about 20 + Rough - winged Swallow . Quillen's Pond was full & no Waterfowl or Shorebirds . The big find today was in a field on the lower end of Patton Farm Road here I had the following . plus a Great Egret in a small pond next to the road ( Wayne Ave ) .

Killdeer -- 50

Ruddy Turnstone -- 1

Least sandpiper -- 1

White - rumped Sandpiper -- 9

Pectoral -- 20 +

Buff- breasted Sandpiper -- 1

Horned Lark -- 25+

Not a bad day of birding before the storm .


If birding the next few days be safe out there .

Allen Larner
Staunton

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Date: 9/13/18 8:03 am
From: Dave Youker via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Migration and Kiptopeke Challenge

Some nice migrating birds have been spotted as of late.  One facet of the Kiptopeke Challenge (KC) is to highlight fall migration, and the 2018 KC is September 22nd.  If you’ve been putting off establishing a team or sponsoring a team, now is the time to do it.  Remember, you can bird anywhere in the coastal plain of VA…basically any areas east of Interstate 95.

 

Of course the other main reason to be involved with the KC is that it’s the main fundraising avenue for the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory (CVWO).  Without the support from the KC, CVWO could not accomplish its mission.

 

If you would like to register a team, support a team, or learn more about CVWO and the KC, please visit our website at www.cvwo.org  Or, you can contact me directly at <youkerd...>

 

Dave Youker
KC Coordinator
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Date: 9/13/18 7:24 am
From: John Greenwood via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Fwd: National Geographic: How Hurricane Florence May Affect Wildlife
Maybe this time, click on “read the full story”
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>> Subject: National Geographic: How Hurricane Florence May Affect Wildlife
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>> How Hurricane Florence May Affect Wildlife
>> National Geographic
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>> Experts weigh in on the potential effects a Category 4 hurricane could have on wild animals, like birds and sea turtles, in the Southeast. Read the full story
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>> Shared from Apple News
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>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 9/12/18 7:56 pm
From: John Greenwood via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Fwd: National Geographic: How Hurricane Florence May Affect Wildlife
Readers might be interested in this article.

Jack Greenwood
Falls Church

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: John Greenwood <jakpak0821...>
> Date: September 12, 2018 at 6:25:24 PM EDT
> To: <jakpak0821...>
> Subject: National Geographic: How Hurricane Florence May Affect Wildlife
>
>
> How Hurricane Florence May Affect Wildlife
> National Geographic
>
> Experts weigh in on the potential effects a Category 4 hurricane could have on wild animals, like birds and sea turtles, in the Southeast. Read the full story
>
>
> Shared from Apple News
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> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 9/12/18 6:36 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (12 Sep 2018) 2 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 30 63
Bald Eagle 2 11 18
Northern Harrier 0 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 0 140 266
Red-tailed Hawk 0 15 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 8 15
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 6
Mississippi Kite 0 4 5

Total: 2 228 434
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Weather:
Poor, uncooperative weather. Thick fog and mist in morning (9-10am) at the
Inn on mountain. Terrible visibility. Moved to alternate count sight at
Constitution Park in Waynesboro, which was not misty but could see the fog
along the ridge and lower hills. Two Bald Eagles observed here plus a
Nighthawk. Moved back to the Inn at mountain at 1:15, but thick fog
continued (but no mist), then started to drizzle before quitting. Temps
65-72F. No wind. 100% cloud cover with low, grey clouds.

Raptor Observations:
Two adult Bald Eagles viewed flying low heading SW in Waynesboro (12:45 and
12:50).

Non-raptor Observations:
A Common Nighthawk flying through in Waynesboro
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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


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Date: 9/12/18 5:43 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (12 Sep 2018) 63 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 34 334 342
Bald Eagle 0 25 25
Northern Harrier 3 15 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 4 19 19
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 10 17 18
Red-tailed Hawk 0 7 8
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 91 92
Merlin 0 12 12
Peregrine Falcon 5 19 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 63 541 553
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers:

Weather:
Light to moderate winds mostly wavered between east southeast and east
northeast, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid seventies
to mid eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Broad-wing movement picked up a bit today, and several peregrines passed.
It's nice to see some consistent migration of a few peregrines per day this
early; hopefully it bodes well for a strong movement later as well.

Non-raptor Observations:
Since two additional hummingbird feeders have been added to the platform,
activity has been hopping! Today I estimated about eight Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds zipping back and forth, quite possibly more. Tree Swallow
movement suddenly burst forth today, with at least a couple hundred of them
flying. Three Glossy Ibises were seen on the east side. A Common Five-lined
Skink was sunning on the platform this morning. An assortment of various
fuzzy caterpillars were crawling around on the platform, also.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/12/18 3:16 pm
From: Diane L via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Turner Sod Farm, Captain Yancey Rd, Elkton (Rockingham) - fields have been plowed
To spare anyone who was considering a trip, I'm sorry to report that Greg Moyers found the fields entirely plowed this evening and the mud puddles and temporary ponds gone.   Along with the shorebirds, darn it, which as of earlier today still included Wilson's Phalarope; Baird's and White-rumped SPs; and Sanderlings.

Diane Lepkowski
Harrisonburg
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Date: 9/12/18 1:38 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Old Trail
Old Trail; 9/12/18; 24 avian species. Only one warbler species (Magnolia),
but a few good photos of some other species. Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_12.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_12.htm



______________________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

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

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

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Date: 9/12/18 9:16 am
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (12 Sep 2018) Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 25 41
Bald Eagle 0 7 27
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 20 45
Red-tailed Hawk 0 9 27
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 0 75 162
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 10:00:00
Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Official Counter: Matt Hosmer

Observers: Bob Epperson, Dale

Visitors:
See above.


Weather:
FOG, light rain.

Raptor Observations:
Nada

Non-raptor Observations:
Nada

Predictions:
Damp
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew D Hosmer (<cumberlandmatt1...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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


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Date: 9/12/18 7:28 am
From: Thomas Nardone via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Sep 12, 2018

Two people participated in the Northern Virginia Bird Club walk at Dyke Marsh in Fairfax County this morning. The Potomac was quite high. We encountered several large ponds of standing water as well as debris from recent flooding throughout the walk. We have observed the 21 species listed below.
>
> Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Fairfax, Virginia, US
> Sep 12, 2018 8:36 AM - 10:05 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.87 mile(s)
> 21 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Mallard 15
> Mourning Dove 5
> Laughing Gull 6
> Ring-billed Gull 10
> Double-crested Cormorant 9
> Great Blue Heron 2
> Great Egret 5
> Bald Eagle 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Blue Jay 2
> Fish Crow 3
> crow sp. 1
> Carolina Chickadee 3
> Carolina Wren 6
> American Robin 5
> European Starling 100
> American Goldfinch 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 100
> Common Grackle 12
> Northern Cardinal 3
>
>

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Date: 9/11/18 3:41 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (11 Sep 2018) 17 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 9 300 308
Bald Eagle 2 25 25
Northern Harrier 0 12 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 15 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 7 8
Red-tailed Hawk 0 7 8
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 85 86
Merlin 1 12 12
Peregrine Falcon 5 14 14
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 17 478 490
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel, Brian Taber

Observers:

Weather:
Light winds were generally from the southeast, with mostly clear skies and
temperatures in the seventies to eighties.

Raptor Observations:
It was very slow, but nice to see a few peregrines that were clearly
migrating.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights included:

7 Cedar Waxwings
3 Great Egrets
1 Cape May Warbler
1 Northern Bobwhite
1 Yellow-breasted Chat

Predictions:
Please note that the park will be closed to the general public from this
evening until at least Sunday. I have permission to conduct a count
tomorrow before the storm hits, however. Stay safe, everyone!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/11/18 2:34 pm
From: David Young via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Lake Fairfax - Red-breasted Nuthatches
Things were extremely quiet at the first couple spots I
I scanned at Lake Fairfax, so I went up to see if any RBNU's
were up in the Virginia Pines at the Skatepark/camping areas.
Found at least three working the pine cones along with a few
White-breasted.Then a nice little pocket of locals and migrants
started coming in as well. Migrants included Black and White
Warbler, ~ 5 Pine Warblers (probably nested here) adult and
1st year, 1 Chestnut-sided. Then the Blue Jays started up a racket
and sure enough a Coopers Hawk was on the hunt and quickly
shut that party down early.
I think these are the first Red-breasted Nuthatches I've had at this
reliable location in at least 2 seasons. Also appears to be a
bumper crop of Eastern Bluebirds this season, they were all over.
Full list on E-bird.



David Young
Reston, Virginia
<lcdyoung93...>


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Date: 9/11/18 1:11 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (11 Sep 2018) Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 25 41
Bald Eagle 0 7 27
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 20 45
Red-tailed Hawk 0 9 27
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 0 75 162
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:

Observers:

Visitors:
The lady waiting to pick up the runner.


Weather:
Fogged in initially, despite a healthy breeze from the ESE. Temperature
ranged from 21.1 to 23.3, cloud cover from 100% early to 60% late,
visibility from 2 early to 4 late. Vultures finally got up in the last
hour and a couple of hunting RTs went by.

Raptor Observations:
No migrants today. Primarily searched the Carl side.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 AT hikers and one AT runner!
Cedar waxwings, goldfinches, a raven were looking for Joyce.

Predictions:
Looks like rain in the morning with a lowering ceiling in the afternoon and
NE winds. Better chance of finding water than raptors, perchance.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bill James (<bijam...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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


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Date: 9/11/18 12:27 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Central Virginia 9/9-11/18
30+ avian species. Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_11.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_11.htm



______________________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

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

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

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Date: 9/11/18 11:23 am
From: Albright, Tom \(USMS\) via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] FW: Monticello Park..11 Sep..Summer Tanager and Red-breasted Nuthatch...three Yellowstarts and 5 Red-eyed Vireos

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Date: 9/11/18 11:00 am
From: Tyler Reber via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Occoquan Bay NWR Closed Due To Flooding
Hi all,

Just a quick note that OBNWR is closed until further notice due to
flooding. I'll try and post an update here once I find out that it's been
re-opened.

-Tyler
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Date: 9/11/18 10:49 am
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (11 Sep 2018) 7 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 30 63
Bald Eagle 0 9 16
Northern Harrier 1 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 2 140 266
Red-tailed Hawk 0 15 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 8 15
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 6
Mississippi Kite 0 4 5

Total: 7 226 432
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Observation start time: 09:45:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 2.25 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers:

Visitors:
Jennifer Jowdy, Mary Mapel


Weather:
Thick fog filled Rockfish Gap for most of the day so the count was
conducted from the alternate count site at Constitution Park in Waynesboro.
Drizzles throughout the morning but low, dark clouds with rain moved in at
12pm. Very light east breezes with warm temperatures (23.3-25.6C).

Raptor Observations:
A few raptors moving through during the best weather of the day between
10:45-11:30am. An adult male Harrier at 10:59 was seen circling with two
vultures and an Osprey.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several groups of Common Nighthawks totaling 45 birds flew over giving some
nice views. 24 Monarch Butterflies.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/11/18 5:10 am
From: Rob Bielawski via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Early September Summary of Observations for Virginia Beach
Fellow Birders,

The fully formatted write-up with 26 photographs and hyperlinks to all the
cited eBird reports is available on the web here: http://www.beachbirding.
com/journal/pe-20180910 Past entries of this thrice-monthly report are
available here: http://www.beachbirding.com/journal-index/ Text only
version is below; since all email servers handle embedded links differently
they're simply removed here to avoid issues.
------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
Though we’re firmly in the realm of fall migration at this point,
temperatures continued to stick to the trends set forth in August, and
sweltering humidity made birding difficult throughout the entirety of early
September. Southerly winds dominated yet again, and no overnight cold
fronts made their way to the coast unfortunately, leaving the hope of
southbound migrants mostly a pipe dream (in stark contrast to this period
last year). While seasonal arrivals were held to a minimum, a pair of rare
shorebirds managed to spark some excitement and kept many birders busy in
the early half of the reporting period. Top records for early September in
Virginia Beach included our very first BAIRD’S SANDPIPER since 2010,
continuing rarity reports for MARBLED GODWITS (with two individuals
reported for the first time) and first-of-fall arrivals at or after
expected dates for GREEN-WINGED TEAL, DUNLIN, CAPE MAY WARBLER &
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER.

The star of the show for this reporting period was clearly the juvenile
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER found on the beach at Back Bay NWR on 1 Sep (ph. David
Clark), making for the first Virginia Beach record of this species since
2010 and only our second all-time! Initially observed roughly a half mile
south of the visitor center beach access, it managed to hide throughout the
remainder of the day from would-be-twitchers (author of this journal
included). Fortunately, the following day it was re-located on the beach
roughly two miles south of the visitor center around 7:40 AM (ph. Andrew
Baldelli), and then it slowly worked its way northward over the next hour.
Around 8:15 AM it was picked up 1.5 miles south of the visitor center (ph.
Rob Bielawski) after having taken flight with a group of Sanderlings. From
that point, the Sanderlings became a bit more hostile, chasing the Baird’s
each time it came within a few feet of one. So, as it tried to stick to
itself along the high tide line, it continued moving north, where it was
able to be observed by two visiting birders from Georgia & Kentucky (vis.
Karen Hogan & Teresa Noel) who have endeavored to tick all the National
Wildlife Refuges off one by one, this being their day to bird Back Bay.
After continuing north all the way to the end of the public beach, it was
finally lost as it moved around a small rise in the sand. Unfortunately,
since that time, it hasn’t been observed, and given the volume of eBird
lists at the park in recent days, at least a few folks have certainly been
out on the beach looking. This species is almost certainly an annual fall
transient through Virginia Beach, but with this being only the second eBird
record for the city, it shows just how rarely individuals actually land in
accessible places, or stop at all along their migration here. In fact, thus
far in Virginia as a whole, only four other Baird’s have been observed this
fall, with two in King William County on 25 Aug (vis. Frederick Atwood),
one at Chincoteague NWR’s Wash Flats on 26 Aug (vis. Edward Brinkley &
Joanne Laskowski) during the official refuge survey and lastly a single
individual at Woodward Turf Farm in Culpeper found on 30 Aug (ph. Gerry
Hawkins) and later observed on 1 Sep (ph. Lisa Rose & Jason Strickland).

Miraculously, the MARBLED GODWIT that was found also on the beach of Back
Bay NWR way back on 6 Aug (vis. David Hughes & Lauren Mowbray) was still
present throughout early September, providing for a great many observations
and lovely photographs. Notably, on 2 Sep while scouring the beach for the
Baird’s Sandpiper, a second Marbled Godwit was observed in view at the same
time as the ‘original’ Marbled Godwit (vis. James Marcum). So, there’s no
telling how long both birds have been present along the beach (or who among
us has seen which one) but it’s interesting to find out for certain that at
least at this particular time, two birds were there simultaneously. Though
eBird shows no reports in 2015 for this species in Virginia Beach, it is
likely annually present, though much more expected during the months of
Aug/Sep; being very rare as a transient in the springtime. Most amusing
about this species is that several hundred winter at roost sites like
Willis Wharf and Oyster in nearby Northampton County, and also down at Pea
Island NWR in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Yet, even a single
individual here in the city is cause for celebration, much more so when one
sticks around for a while and offers up excellent views to so many
different observers. While one godwit was last reported on the beach on 6
Sep (vis. Ben Sandstrom), earlier observations this period were also
documented by the following: 1 Sep (vis. Jonathan Snyder, ph. Rob Bielawski
& Mike Collins, vis. Jajean Rose-Burney) and 5 Sep (ph. Cindy Hamilton).

First-of-season arrivals were shockingly difficult to come by in early
September this year. Amazingly, in 2017 during this period we had an
incredible 15 species with first reports for the season (see here for more
details). We did finally nab our first DUNLIN report of the season though,
at Back Bay NWR on 2 Sep (vis. James Marcum) where four were observed.
While the average expected fall arrival per The Gold Book is listed as 30
Jul for the coastal plain, the information provided also mention, “Number
peak later in fall than in other Calidris; although very early postbreeding
birds may be present by late July and the first week of August, most fall
arrival occurs in September or later, and fall numbers do not peak until
October.” So perhaps this Dunlin was right about on time. In addition to
the Dunlin, we also had or first report for GREEN-WINGED TEAL, at Princess
Anne WMA Whitehurst Tract on 2 Sep (vis. Andrew Baldelli, Karen Hogan &
Teresa Noel). In past years, the very tail end of August and early
September have been typical of their arrival. The first report in 2017
occurred 4 Sep when 30 were at Back Bay NWR (vis. Andrew Baldelli), while
the first of 2016 was on 27 Aug at the same location. Throughout the
remainder of the 2018 period though, only one other individual was logged,
on 8 Sep at Back Bay NWR (vis. Andrew Baldelli), so clearly even the
typical early arriving waterfowl really aren’t on the move as a whole yet
but will be soon. Lastly, to close out the period on 10 Sep, a pair of
warblers finally received first-of-fall reports with CAPE MAY WARBLER and
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER being reported at First Landing SP (obs. Ted
Wolff). Both of these species have expected arrival dates of 30 Aug, so
it’s a surprise that each would show up ten days later than that, however,
with so many other warbler species still not having been reported, this was
at least a good sign to close the period!

With a lack of arrivals to speak of, there were at least some other
interesting reports that warrant mention in this journal. Aside from the
Baird’s headline, early September’s sub-header would likely be the lack of
passerine arrivals, and while we’ve had a first arrival for Northern
Waterthrush and we’re seeing a few more reports of the typical early fall
species like Yellow and Black-and-white Warblers, and American Redstarts,
the only warbler report this period that stands out (outside of the
first-of-season reports lists above) is our second HOODED WARBLER for the
season, observed at a private residence in Hunt Club Forest on 1 Sep (vis.
Karen & Tom Beatty). The only other Hooded Warbler found this fall thus far
was way back on 8 Aug, so records for this species in the city are clearly
hard to come by, even in migration. A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was reported at
First Landing SP on 3 Sep (obs. Teresa Conlon & Jacob Flynn), making for a
first record at the park this year. BALTIMORE ORIOLES have made a slight
movement into the area, and while the first record expectedly occurred back
in August, we had our first photographed record for the fall at Back Bay
NWR on 3 Sep (ph. Rob Bielawski & Mike Collins). Large-scale flights of
BOBOLINKS were recorded in the early morning hours of 2/3 Sep at Back Bay
NWR, with a peak count of 1,733 northbound individuals (ph. Rob Bielawski).
At this location, it is presumed the birds are traveling northbound to get
around Back Bay to then head south along its interior shoreline, rather
than being stuck out on the Outer Banks. While COMMON NIGHTHAWKS are an
expected fall transient on the coast, only three were observed this period,
with a pair over a private residence near Lake Smith on 8 Sep (vis. Tracy
Tate), and a single over Hunt Club Forest on 10 Sep to close the period
(vis. Karen & Tom Beatty). A second-of-season NORTHERN HARRIER was finally
observed on 9 Sep over a field west of Muddy Creek Road (ph. Rob
Bielawski); the first was found way back on 19 Aug. Lastly, a very high
number of peeps were on the move along the coast on 9 Sep (vis. Andrew
Baldelli) with 1,500 counted heading southbound. That date also saw a rise
in the surf along the coast, with heavy wave action buffeting the beach at
Back Bay NWR all the way to the dune line. Among the shorebirds seeking
refuge at the high water line was a juvenile PIPING PLOVER (ph. Rob
Bielawski), the first observed in the city in over a month, and
representing the fourth latest fall record we currently have in eBird
(latest since one was observed 16 Sep 2013 in fact).

For those hoping to view every photograph submitted for Virginia Beach
during this period, please see the complete listing for the month of
September located on eBird’s Media explorer by clicking here! Please
remember, anyone with an eBird account also has the ability to rate these
photographs (1-5 stars), and based on the average rating, this is how eBird
populates anything media-driven on the website, particularly the
Illustrated Checklists! So, if you're one of the many folks who enjoy
looking at photographs of birds, take some time to click them all and rate
them, it helps make eBird better and better each day!

LOOKAHEAD: The weather for mid-September is likely to be dependent on how
Hurricane Florence interacts with the East Coast. At present (10 Sep), most
projections show Florence as a major hurricane (Category 4) as it landfalls
somewhere between Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington, NC. However, that track
is going to change/update every six hours with each official update from
the National Hurricane Center. If the system decides to recurve out to sea,
we’ll receive north winds throughout the period that may aid in southbound
land bird migration. If it makes a direct landfall and atmospheric
conditions and sheer momentum propel it inland, we could see strong
southeast/east winds for a prolonged period of time and loads of rainfall
as the storm’s forward progression slows. Paying close attention to this
storm will be incredibly important over the next few days and while the
thought of wind-blown tubenoses is on our minds, it is important to mention
that a storm of this size could be devastating; stay in a safe place until
the threat passes. Aside from the NHC website, Weather Underground, The
Weather Channel, and Tropical Tidbits always provide current information
regarding tropical cyclones (with the last one providing the most in-depth
analysis).

Aside from the weather, it is worth mentioning that Princess Anne WMA’s
Beasley & Whitehurst Tracts are now closed to birding Monday through
Saturday; open only on Sundays again until May (happens every year). The
West Dike at Back Bay NWR is closed; the East Dike is open but the water
levels in H Pool can’t support shorebirds (the beach is the better
alternative at this point). Passerines truly haven’t even begun showing up
here yet, but as soon as we get a switch to northerly/northwesterly
overnight winds, we’re likely to see large-scale movements into the area.
These birds absolutely need to migrate south, so with each passing day,
their movement becomes more and more likely; it’s just unfortunate that the
weather up until now hasn’t been supportive and will thus constrict their
fall migration window.

In terms of fall departures and arrivals: In early September, we said
farewell to Yellow-throated Warbler (actually a 30 Aug expected departure)
and Gull-billed Tern, Mississippi Kite, Chuck-will’s-widow & Orchard Oriole
(10 Sep). Any records for these species moving forward will flag in eBird
as ‘rare’, but really they are flagging for being found past their usual
date of departure. In mid-September, we have expected departure dates for
Hooded Warber, Blue-winged Warbler, Western Sandpiper, Acadian Flycatcher,
Purple Martin & Prothonotary Warbler (15 Apr) as well as for Common
Nighthawk, Whimbrel, Least Bittern, Least Tern & Summer Tanager (20 Apr),
so make sure to try for your last sightings of the season on these species
while you can! If you observe any of these species near or after those
dates, please try to document their occurrence to the best of your ability;
it helps make eBird data & filters more accurate! With regard to annually
expected fall arrivals, as of the reporting period close date, we have not
yet logged first-of-season arrivals for Yellow-throated Warbler &
White-rumped Sandpiper (5 Aug average expected arrival), Peregrine Falcon
(15 Aug), Blue-winged Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler,
Black-throated Blue Warbler & Sora (20 Aug), Veery, Magnolia Warlber,
Blackburnian Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler & Wilson’s Snipe (25 Aug),
Bay-breasted Warbler & Gadwall (30 Aug), Nashville Warbler & Merlin (5
Sep), Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Northern
Pintail & Sharp-shinned Hawk (10 Sep) and Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson’s
Thrush, Blackpoll Warbler, Palm Warbler & Savannah Sparrow (15 Sep).

For further information regarding this thrice-monthly, online publication,
please visit the Journal Overview Page which provides an in-depth
explanation of the format, layout and composition of the journal. As
always, thank you for reading, and please leave me a comment below (you may
use your Facebook, Gmail or other accounts to easily do so), or just click
the Heart icon to the lower right of this post to let me know you stopped
in!

Thanks All,

Rob Bielawski
Virginia Beach, VA
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Date: 9/10/18 6:37 pm
From: Harry Glasgow via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday morning Birdwalk.
On a cool, drizzley morning, 16 birders gathered for the Huntley Meadows Monday morning Birdwalk.  We were able tally 47 species with highlights being a Peregrin Falcon; 130 Canada Geese; and a lone bank Swallow


Canada Goose  130
Wood Duck  6
Mallard  4
Mourning Dove  6
Chimney Swift  4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  1
Osprey  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Barred Owl  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  2
Peregrine Falcon  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Acadian Flycatcher  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  4
crow sp.  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Tree Swallow  3
Bank Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  6
Gray Catbird  2
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  3
Red-winged Blackbird  8
Common Grackle  4
Common Yellowthroat  2
Northern Cardinal  8
Indigo Bunting  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 October through April), 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 Glasgow
Nancy VehrsFriends of Huntley Meadows Park



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Date: 9/10/18 5:15 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (10 Sep 2018) 34 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 17 291 299
Bald Eagle 2 23 23
Northern Harrier 0 12 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 1 15 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 3 7 8
Red-tailed Hawk 2 7 8
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 85 86
Merlin 0 11 11
Peregrine Falcon 2 9 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 34 461 473
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Brian Taber, Steve Thornhill

Weather:
Winds were light and variable, often from the west northwest. Skies were
partly cloudy, with temperatures in the mid seventies to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
It was a slow day, with a few Ospreys moving and little else.

Non-raptor Observations:
There wasn't much non-raptor activity either, although it was nice to see
five Least Sandpipers and a Tricolored Heron pass.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/10/18 2:44 pm
From: Dave Youker via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Hudsonian Godwit at Langley AFB
Among the many shorebirds feeding in the flooded fields on Langley AFB was a Hudsonian Godwit.  This is not the first time during the fall that a HUGO has landed at Langley to checkout the flooded fields.  With all the rain of late, it's a good idea to check your local flooded fields.  Entire list at the link.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/email?subID=S48422979

Dave YoukerYorktown, VA
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Date: 9/10/18 10:28 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Leesylvania State Park migrants, 9/10

What was intended to be a short visit to Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge turned into a 3 hour visit as bird activity was greater than over the past week. I ran into several mixed flocks. Diversity was not great, but it was still fun. I found 8 warbler species (ovenbird (1), northern waterthrush (1), black-and-white (2), American redstart (7), northern parula (4), common yellowthroat (2), yellow-throated(1), and magnolia (3)), Other notables were 3 Baltimore orioles, 2 yellow-billed cuckoos, an eastern kingbird, and a blue grosbeak.


Water levels were very high; the breakwaters off the big parking lot were completely submerged.


Marc Ribaudo
<moribaudo...>

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Date: 9/9/18 5:33 pm
From: Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Red-necked Phalarope and SB Dowitcher - Rockbridge Co
All - I headed out this morning to look for warblers but the Blue Ridge Parkway was fogged in, so I decided to hit a couple of ponds. I'm glad I did! I stopped at a pond just outside of Lexington - it is restricted access and the owner is very particular about letting people on his property. At this pond, there were, literally, 5 shorebirds. As soon as I arrived at the pond, I spotted a small, sandpiper-like bird in the water at the far end of the pond. A quick look convinced me it was a phalarope. I texted a fellow birder who has permission to be at the pond also, and I started to work my way closer. I was able to determine it was a Red-necked Phalarope, which is a county record. While watching the phalarope do circles, we spotted a larger shorebird - a Short-billed Dowitcher (the 3rd record for the county). In addition there was a Least SP, a Semipalmated SP, and a Solitary SP. We usually see Least and Semipalms each year but never in great numbers. So, not bad f
or 5 birds.

William Leigh posted earlier that it was a big day for shorebirds a little north of Lexington, so clearly there is movement of shorebirds west of the Blue Ridge this year.

I've posted some photos on Flickr, if you are interested.

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

Dick Rowe
VMI Biology Dept
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Date: 9/9/18 2:56 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (09 Sep 2018) 5 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 274 282
Bald Eagle 0 21 21
Northern Harrier 1 12 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 14 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 4 5
Red-tailed Hawk 0 5 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 78 79
Merlin 2 11 11
Peregrine Falcon 1 7 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 5 427 439
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4.75 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers:

Weather:
There was rain this morning. Strong winds were generally from the east
southeast. Skies were mostly cloudy, with temperatures in the seventies to
low eighties. It felt good to have a cool breeze.

Raptor Observations:
Not much, probably because of the large band of rain to the north of us and
the blustery conditions.

Non-raptor Observations:
Despite the lack of raptors, other birds continue to make surprise visits
to the platform. An American Bittern flew by this afternoon, heading
towards Taylor Pond. (Just a few hours before, I'd been talking with a
visitor about bitterns!) Nine Black-bellied Plovers, six White Ibises, and
several small flocks of unidentified shorebirds (many of which were
probably Lesser Yellowlegs and Semipalmated Sandpipers) passed.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/9/18 12:59 pm
From: William Leigh via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Sanderlings and Buff-breasted Sandpipers
A great day for Shorebirds at the sod farm on Captain Yancey road just south of Merck Corporation in Rockingham county.
7 Sanderlings, 17 pectorals 1 semipalmated plover, 1 lesser Yellowlegs 1 Stilt Sandpiper. Two Peregrines were shuffling the deck from time to time by hunting in tandem which was quite extraordinary to watch . Additionally Lots of Least and a few Semipalmated Sandpipers and two Bairds candidates which I couldn't get sufficient looks at. As I was writing this a Buff-breasted flew in which I managed to get a few digi shots

William Leigh

Bridgewater VA
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Date: 9/9/18 11:11 am
From: krae1010--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/09/2018 (Fairfax County)
Following is the count from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which identified 17 species and included 4 participants. The rain was so steady (and loud) that the group dispensed with the up-river portion of the walk in favor of hot coffee. Nevertheless, there was one special highlight - a Yellow-throated Vireo, on an otherwise dreary day.
This walk meets at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, rain or shine, in front of the snack bar/concession stand of the Great Falls National Park Visitors' center; it does not take place, though, during electrical storms, heavy snows, or when the trails are icy. All those with an interest in the natural world - beginning and experienced birders alike - please join us.
Chimney Swift 78
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 One adult, one immature
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Blue Jay 7
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 4
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 100
Cedar Waxwing 3
Northern Cardinal 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48393102

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

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Date: 9/9/18 7:53 am
From: Phil Silas via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Sep 9, 2018
VA-Birders,The every Sunday at 8 bird walk was cut short due to high waters and steady rain.
Brief report follows below.Phil Silas,  Woodbridge, VA


-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist <ebird-checklist...>
To: epsdcva <epsdcva...>
Sent: Sun, Sep 9, 2018 10:36 am
Subject: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Sep 9, 2018

Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Sep 9, 2018 7:51 AM - 8:21 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
Comments:    Rainy, drove to marina, then walked from picnic area to about .3 mi down Haul Rd. w/ Ed Eder. Saw 6 of the Great Egret and Gray Catbird near Tulane Dr on West while driving South on the Parkway. Mallards were in ponds in the flooded picnic area.
14 species

Canada Goose  12
Mallard  36
Mourning Dove  1
Laughing Gull  2
Ring-billed Gull  2
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  9
Osprey  1
Carolina Wren  2
Gray Catbird  1
European Starling  4
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Northern Cardinal  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48387180

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Date: 9/8/18 5:20 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (08 Sep 2018) 107 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 59 273 281
Bald Eagle 1 21 21
Northern Harrier 3 11 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 14 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 4 5
Red-tailed Hawk 0 5 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 36 78 79
Merlin 5 9 9
Peregrine Falcon 2 6 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 107 422 434
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers:

Visitors:



Weather:
Winds were generally light and variable, becoming more moderate and
easterly in the later afternoon. Skies were partly to mostly cloudy, with
temperatures in the mid seventies to mid eighties. The afternoon cooled
off, with thunderstorms nearby but no precipitation over the platform.
There was a spectacular show of cumulonimbus clouds this afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
There was a decent flight today in comparison to the past few days. Osprey
movement was very concentrated, mainly occurring in the late morning hours.
Kestrels were mainly flying in the later afternoon; as always, it was nice
to watch their spunky acrobatics as they dove through the sky chasing each
other and attacking dragonflies. As Harry would say, "pugnacious!" There
was a nice little burst of kestrels that may have been brought on by nearby
thunderstorms.

Non-raptor Observations:
The non-raptor highlight of the day was a flock of 15 Black-bellied Plovers
and one Whimbrel flying together, right over the platform. Other
observations included:

26 Killdeer (all flying north)
4 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
1 Caspian Tern

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/8/18 4:27 pm
From: David Gibson via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Why do you bird (updated)?
Hi fellow birders. I've become interested in this topic of late and have
begun to write about it--and want to explore it further. But I need your
help. You're the subject experts!

Why do you bird? What is it about birding that seizes your interest and
claims your time? Is it the aesthetics of birding? Is it the thrill of the
chase? Is it the opportunity to be one with nature (if for only a brief
moment)? Is it the challenge/the intellectual exercise of it all/the
opportunity to learn and broaden your horizons?

Is it the confidence you feel when you can ID everything--or almost
everything--by sight, and maybe by sound? Is it the recognition you receive
as the local birding expert? Is it the numbers aspect--the lists and
counts, the surveys and censuses. And related to that, is it the
opportunity, and perhaps your ability, to gently one-up the competition?

What is it for you? I'd love to know. We're all pursuing this wonderful
hobby: the world's greatest, by our accounts. But I want to know why. And I
hope that with what I learn from you, I'll be able to provide some answers
in a feature story I'll be writing for a national birding magazine. If I do
hear back from you (and I hope I do), your answers, your story could become
part of that story.

Please respond to me privately (20 cabot [at] gmail [.com]). As I've done,
I'll respond to each reply. Even if you only feel like sending me a bullet
point list, a signature, and your best wishes, that'd be fine. Some in
other states have done just that.

Thanks so much. I appreciate your help. And I look forward to hearing from
you. Dave Gibson, Chesapeake, VA

Dave Gibson
www.elizabethriver.org/wildlife-reports
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Date: 9/8/18 3:38 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (08 Sep 2018) 3 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 25 41
Bald Eagle 0 7 27
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 4
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 18 43
Red-tailed Hawk 1 9 27
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 3 3

Total: 3 72 159
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:45:00
Observation end time: 13:45:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Andrew Newcomb

Observers: Kristine Newcomb, phillip ferguson

Visitors:
A few Section Hikers and 1 thru hiker.
Dave the Van Man. Somewhat busy parkway


Weather:
Very cloudy day. Low visibility. 62-67F. SW winds that started slow but
picked up as the day went on. Stared to hear thunder towards the end of the
watch

Raptor Observations:
The only raptor migrator was a Red Tail at 11:56 AM (10:56)
Local Red Tail on Bedford side

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Monarchs, A lot of Vultures, Ravens, Cabbage Whites, 2 Lizards,
Goldfinches, Chimney Swifts, Dove, Hummingbirds

Predictions:
Hopefully better
========================================================================
Report submitted by Kris Newcomb ()
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/8/18 2:53 pm
From: Donald Sweig via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Broad-winged Hawk Migration Peak is Coming.

> Over the next ten days, or so, the big wave of migrating Broad-winged hawks will pass through the mid-Atlantic states. Broad-wings often migrate in very large numbers and large groups. At the right time with the right weather it is possible to see lots of them almost anywhere. Sept. 18-19th are often the big days locally. Try looking at the sky, especially clouds, and preferably with binoculars anytime you can. If you see a bunch of birds swirling around together in a cloud, or in the clear sky, you probably have a kettle of Broad-wings. I have seen very large concentrations of Broad-wings even over congested Northern Virginia.

> If it gets windy one can try going to the hawk watches. Snickers Gap in No. Va. is often good for Broad-wings, especially on N.E.winds; and Rockfish Gap on I-64 west of Charlottesville is an excellent hawk watch with folks to help you find the birds. There are also excellent hawk watches within an easy drive in Maryland (Washington Monument Park), and in Pennsylvania ( Waggoner's Gap and others) . Seeing 50, or 100, or even 500, Broad-wings at the same time in a cloud is a memorable experience.
> SO, KEEP LOOKING!
> GOOD HAWKING!!
> Donald Sweig
> Falls Church, Va.
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Date: 9/8/18 12:43 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (08 Sep 2018) 2 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 26 59
Bald Eagle 1 9 16
Northern Harrier 0 4 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 1 138 264
Red-tailed Hawk 0 15 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 8 15
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 6
Mississippi Kite 0 4 5

Total: 2 219 425
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers:

Visitors:
Walt Childs, Doug Grahm (Winchester), Barb and Greg Goodson, and a few
others.


Weather:
Poor weather today. Heavy fog in morning that lifted just enough by 9:30 to
view low portions of the west valley. The east valley was more open. The
fog remained heavy overhead all day with grey, overcast clouds. Light WNW
breeze early shifting to moderate NE wind after 1pm. Visibility was very
poor as it fluctuated from zero to 1-2 miles. Thick fog and rain moved in
at 1:30pm. Temp started out at 25.2C and dropped to 23C.

Raptor Observations:
A lone Broad-winged Hawk out to the east early (looking lonely and lost). A
nice adult Bald Eagle flew in low from the west right through the gap below
eye level at 12:28pm.

Non-raptor Observations:
A nice group of 16 Common Nighthawks moved south at low altitude on the
west side of the gap. 4 Monarchs, 77 Chimney Swift, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
a local Red-tailed Hawk.

Predictions:
Rain
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/8/18 11:52 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, Sep 8, 2018
The Northern Virginia Bird Club visited Leesylvania State Park this morning with the hope that the change of weather would result in a lots of migrants. No such luck. The park was pretty quiet. We managed 50 species but only 5 warblers (yellowthroat, redstart, parula, yellow-throated, and magnolia). Notables were green heron, Baltimore oriole, and white-eyed vireo. The complete list is below.


Marc Ribaudo
<moribaudo...>



Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
Sep 8, 2018 7:24 AM - 11:03 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.85 mile(s)
50 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard 1
Mourning Dove 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Chimney Swift 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Laughing Gull 147
Ring-billed Gull 14
Caspian Tern 2
Forster's Tern 2
Double-crested Cormorant 6
Great Blue Heron 2
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 3
Bald Eagle 4
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 7
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 10
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 4
Carolina Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 12
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Eastern Bluebird 15
American Robin 30
European Starling 12
Cedar Waxwing 2
American Goldfinch 4
Chipping Sparrow 6
Baltimore Oriole 2
Common Grackle 40
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 3
Magnolia Warbler 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 3
Northern Cardinal 20

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48364630

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

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Date: 9/8/18 8:51 am
From: Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - 103 Elizabeth Court, South Boston, VA, Sep 8, 2018
Greetings all

It’s funny how Birding can deal up a bad hand at times like driving 17 hrs on one to chase after one bird go Birding the next day trying for it and then driving 17 Hrs home with a big Fat No on your checklist.

But then there are times where it might not be a really Rare bird but something that you see on a regular basis during the right season but this time it includes two species that I haven’t ever seen in my yard.

It started in Mason Farm Biological Reserve at Chapel Hill NC on August 24 where I saw a Prothonotary and a Blue-winged Warbler taking turns chasing each other. It had been a while since I had seen a Blue-winged Warbler plus it was a NC Life Bird.

But the story gets better the very next day I had my first Prothonotary Warbler for my yard list and it was followed up with yet another on 2 Sept.

How for the icing on the cake during my
morning count today I had a Blue-Winged Warbler which it too was a new bird for my yard list. When I first saw it I wasn’t fast enough to get a picture of it but it returned and then I was able to get its picture.

Following is eBird Report and link to eBird Report with pictures of the Blue-Winged Warbler.

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

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


Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: September 8, 2018 at 11:29:56 AM EDT
> To: <jcbabirder...>
> Subject: eBird Report - 103 Elizabeth Court, South Boston, VA, Sep 8, 2018
>
> 103 Elizabeth Court, South Boston, VA, Halifax, Virginia, US
> Sep 8, 2018 6:40 AM - 9:40 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 27 species
>
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 3
> Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 2
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 4
> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 1
> Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) 1
> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 2
> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 4
> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2
> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 2
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 4
> Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 1
> Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) 1 Heard calling as it flew overhead.
> Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 2
> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 15
> House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 5
> American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 60
> Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) 1
> American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1
> Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 1
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 12
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48362998
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Date: 9/8/18 5:09 am
From: Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Ravens in Halifax County
Greetings all

Within a 10 day span I had Common Ravens at three different locations in Halifax Co

Aug 28 - Mountain Rd Old Hwy 360 w of Town of Halifax three of them flew directly towards me just above car top level.

Aug 30 - HWY 58W before reaching Turbeville, I had another three fly directly towards me just above car top level.

Sept 6 - Had one calling near my house as I did my morning count.

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

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

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Date: 9/7/18 9:21 pm
From: Roger Mayhorn via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] More Migrants Passing Through




This past Wednesday fellow BCBC member, Clancey Deel, birded with me here on
Compton Mountain for half the day to see the migrants passing through my
property. Our day was not spectacular considering others we have had, but we
ended the half day with 37 species. Later, after Clancey left I added a few
more species as more birds came down to our yard stream to drink and bathe.
The total for the day was 41 species, 9 of those being warblers. That
evening my First of the season Swainson's thrush came in to the stream.



Below is the day's complete species list.



Roger Mayhorn - Compton Mountain

Buchanan County VA





Compton Mountain, Buchanan, Virginia, US Sep 6, 2018 7:58 AM - 5:58 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.371 mile(s)

Comments: Birding with Clancey Deel

40 species (+1 other taxa)



Mourning Dove 15

Chimney Swift 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5

Turkey Vulture 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Downy Woodpecker 2

Pileated Woodpecker 2

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Empidonax sp. 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

White-eyed Vireo 1

Yellow-throated Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 2

American Crow 3

Carolina Chickadee 2

Tufted Titmouse 2

White-breasted Nuthatch 3

Carolina Wren 2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Eastern Bluebird 1

Swainson's Thrush 1 FOS

Gray Catbird 1

Brown Thrasher 2

European Starling 59

Cedar Waxwing 18

House Finch 3

Chipping Sparrow 1

Eastern Towhee 4

Ovenbird 1

Worm-eating Warbler 1

Blue-winged Warbler 2

Black-and-white Warbler 1

Tennessee Warbler 3

Common Yellowthroat 2

American Redstart 1

Yellow-throated Warbler 2

Black-throated Green Warbler 2

Scarlet Tanager 5

Northern Cardinal 9

House Sparrow 1



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Date: 9/7/18 5:11 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (07 Sep 2018) 21 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 11 25 41
Bald Eagle 4 7 27
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 3 4
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 5 18 43
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 21 69 156
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Mitch Mitchell

Observers: Darryl Martin, David Kirk, King Irvin, Mike Crowder

Visitors:
Had plenty of help today from Bill James, Bob Epperson, Phillip Ferguson,
Barry Kinzie and Alan Austin who showed up in his nearly invisible
camouflaged van.


Weather:
Another hot day, started at 23c and climbed to 29c. Little wind at the
start of the watch through around 1:30 when it picked up on the eastern
side to about 5 mph. Hazy in the western valley throughout the day and
cloud cover varied from 30 to 75%.

Raptor Observations:
First bird of the day was a broadwing in the 11 o'clock hour and little
activity until the wind picked up on the east side in the 2 o'clock hour.
All but one sharp shined and one osprey were observed on the east side or
directly overhead. A total of four bald eagles today with three in quick
succesion beginning about 2:50. The fourth came shortly after just past
the 3:00 hour. Also in the 2:00 hour we had 6 of the 11 osprey seen during
the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
5 monarchs were seen in the early portion of the watch. Plenty of parkway
traffic with a heavy dose of motorcylcles. One AT hiker was dropped off at
the overlook and headed south.

Predictions:
May be slightly cooler and even more so through the first several days of
next week.
========================================================================
Report submitted by stan Mitchell (<mitchmitchell7...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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


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Date: 9/7/18 4:45 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (07 Sep 2018) 24 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 26 59
Bald Eagle 3 8 15
Northern Harrier 0 4 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 5
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 12 137 263
Red-tailed Hawk 2 15 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 8 15
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 3 6
Mississippi Kite 0 4 5

Total: 24 217 423
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Visitors:
Jennifer Jowdy, Tom and Sue Clark, Sally and Brock Strickler


Weather:
The day started out partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy after noon. Heavy
rains moved in after 4pm. Mild NNE breeze early shifting to light ESE
breeze after 10am.

Raptor Observations:
Three Bald Eagles: 2 adults at 11:28 and 12:57 and a 1st-Year at 12:05pm.

Non-raptor Observations:
8 Monarchs. 12 Cedar Waxwings, 1 Red-headed Woodpecker.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/7/18 3:40 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (07 Sep 2018) 45 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 22 214 222
Bald Eagle 4 20 20
Northern Harrier 2 8 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 14 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 4 5
Red-tailed Hawk 0 5 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 15 42 43
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 2 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 45 315 327
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers:

Weather:
Light winds started out mostly from the southwest, becoming more westerly
and then southeasterly. Skies were mostly clear to partly cloudy, with
temperatures in the mid seventies to high eighties.

Raptor Observations:
It was still relatively slow, but there were some nice views of passing
harriers and peregrines today. For the most part, migrating raptors were
high-flying.

Non-raptor Observations:
Some Barn Swallows were on the move this afternoon, but passerine activity
was rather quiet in general. One Great Egret flew by. Drama unfolded when a
large jumping spider was attacked by a wasp on the platform roof, and they
both tumbled to the ground.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/7/18 3:12 pm
From: Scott Priebe via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] [va-bird] Conway Robinson State Forest, Pr. William Co., Double-digit warbler species, very large flock of Pine Warblers
Went to Conway Robinson this morning in hopes of locating the Red-breasted Nuthatch reported by Marc Ribaudo yesterday, didn't happen. However, there were hot and cold running migrants in several mixed "flocks", mostly along the old railroad bed trail both along the clear cut and west through the forest, mainly around the swampy area about midway between the western two cross trails. Dribs and drabs everywhere else. Along the clearcut, the highlights were two Blue-winged Warblers, and a large flock of at least 25 Pine Warblers (those close enough that I could positively ID, and possibly as high as 50, as many more were moving through the pine trees farther away from the clear cut (saw the Common Yellowthroats here). I continued west along the railroad bed through the forest. There is a little open swamp on the North side, and from here through 100 yds west, I spent an hour or more as small mixed flocks of warblers and other birds (e.g. Baltimore Oriole) moved through - anot
her 9 species of warblers on this stretch - highlight - Canada Warblers, a group of five Black-throated Green Warblers, and a bright female Cape May Warbler.

The woodpeckers were also well represented, all 6 species one can expect to see this time of year (26 individuals seen and/or heard). In the NE corner of the clear cut, I saw a pair (M & F) each of Downy and Hairy WP, and a lone female Red-bellied WP within about 10 feet of one another in the crown of a dead tree.

Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA

https://ebird.org/va/view/checklist/S48352335
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Date: 9/7/18 2:41 pm
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Nighthawks
That would be in Woodbridge, Prince William Co.

Marc Ribaudo

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Date: 9/7/18 2:39 pm
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Nighthawks!
I just looked up as 17 nighthawks flew over my house in a loose flock.  No dawdling, they were heading west. 

Marc Ribaudo

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Date: 9/7/18 1:05 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] 8 warbler species
Blue Ridge Parkway, VA; 9/7/18. Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_07.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_07.htm



______________________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

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

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

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Date: 9/7/18 11:33 am
From: Harry Armistead via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] lower Eastern Shore: Maryland Aug. 30-31; Virginia Sept. 1-4, 2018.
LOWER EASTERN SHORE: Maryland AUGUST 30-31; Virginia SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2018. Labor Day Weekend (sensu lato).


ABBREVIATION: ESVNWR Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge. I wish theyd just stuck with the original name: Cape Charles N.W.R.


AUGUST 30, THURSDAY. RIGBYS FOLLY, arrive c. 4 P.M. fair, cloud cover slowly overspreading, NW 5-10, 88-83 (7:49 P.M.), 81 (9 P.M.), very dry, no rain in gauge since August 19, the 2 smaller ponds dry. LITTLE BLUE HERON, an immature I slowly approach to within 36, the first time Ive ever seen one on the dock. A female cardinal drinks from the birdbath within minutes of it being filled. 57 robins going to roost over at Anderby Hall Road. bald eagle 3 (an adult pitches in to perch in Woods 1). green heron 3. royal tern 1. osprey 4. unIDd tanager 1. hummingbird 1.


NON-AVIAN TAXA: question mark 7 (highest ever total), red-spotted purple 4, red admiral 1, diamondback terrapin 5, 1 bat, 1 gray squirrel, monarch 0. lawn was cut Aug. 28. A fawn variously in fields 1 & 2.


AUGUST 31, FRIDAY. walk Irish Creek & Lucy Point trails 7-8 A.M. remove sizeable fallen loblolly pine from L.P.T. 4 turtle species: box, snapping (lumbering across the middle of Field 2), 4 painted turtles (Frog Hollow), diamondback terrapin 2. spotted sandpiper 1. Eleven workboats out on Choptank River. Forsters tern 2. calm, 77, fair, humid. 18 killdeer in Field 4. chimney swift 4. gray squirrel 4 on trails and driveway (i.e., none of them yard poohs). light rain last night. In the cove 31 surface-active schools of minnows, mostly up to the head of the cove. Leave by 9.


EGYPT ROAD: blue grosbeak 3, American kestrel 1.


BLACKWATER N.W.R., 10:45-1 P.M., 79-86, mostly overcast, SW5-10+, tidal waters somewhat low, fresh waters high. Big patches of tickseed sunflowers, pretty.


bald eagle 21, Forsters tern 94, red-headed woodpecker 1, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN 1, lesser yellowlegs 18, fish crow 5, double-crested cormorant 30 (Sewards), semipalmated sandpiper 13, semipalmated plover 1, least sandpiper 2, Canada goose 7, eastern bluebird 3, bobolink 35, great egret 9, great blue heron 2, Caspian tern 32 (a lot for here), wood duck 2, eastern kingbird 1, fish crow 5, American kestrel 1, grasshopper sparrow 1, and red-winged blackbird 70.


NON-AVIAN TAXA: fox squirrel 1, monarch 3, diamondback terrapin 1, painted turtle 15, snapping turtle 1, black swallowtail 1. Not as dry here as at Rigbys Folly. Pool 1 is a mass of weedy vegetation, soggy (not intended as criticism).


DEAL ISLAND W.M.A., Dumpster & Riley Roberts Road only, 2:15-4:15 P.M., 87-90, fair, SW10+, high tide and rising. Lots of pesky stable flies. NON-AVIAN items: monarch 2, least skipper 1, tiger swallowtail 1, common wood nymph 1, unIDd sulphur 1. Most all of the shorebirds, as usual, out at the S end of Riley Roberts Road on the W side in the high tidal pool there, apparently a high tide roosting area.


birds: ducks 0, great egret 47, tricolored heron 11, snowy egret 4, great blue heron 1, little blue heron 2 immatures (many of the herons would not have been detected were it not for an adult bald eagle that put them up), osprey 1, bald eagle 3 adults, Canada goose 10 (1 a cripple), greater yellowlegs 34, semipalmated plover 1, short-billed dowitcher 18, least sandpiper 1, semipalmated sandpiper 5, clapper rail 1 (swimming across a tidal gut), northern flicker 1, blue-gray gnatcatcher 1, turkey vulture 17 (always seem to be some over Dames Quarter), Caspian tern 1, royal tern 2, herring gull 2, laughing gull 22, mourning dove 1, red-winged blackbird all of 2, boat-tailed grackle 0, and eastern bluebird 1.


Let me tell you, the big. central impounded area continues to be almost void of birds. Here I once saw more than 100 gallinules in sight simultaneously, investigated 3 pied-billed grebe nests in one day (swimming & wading out to them), would often see broods of gadwall and blue-winged teal, find gallinule nests, see 6 - 7 least bitterns in the 7-mile walk around the dikes, breeding coots present. You get the picture. Usually dont even see ANY of these in the course of recent visits. Aint what it used to be.


Kiptopeke State Park, a fawn late in the day. ESVNWR a buck, 2 fawns, and 3 does at 7:30 P.M. Ramp Lane, ESVNWR, 7:45 P.M., 3 eastern cottontails and 1 black-crowned night heron.


SEPTEMBER 1, SATURDAY. OYSTER, 1 fawn at 6:15 A.M. BULLS DRIVE, 6:20 P.M. killdeer 8, semipalmated plover 8, 2 does.


RAMP LANE, ESVNWR. 6:30-8 P.M., low tide, calm, 83-81. white ibis 161 (all immatures), great egret 41, brown pelican 115, laughing gull 375 (most are actively feeding aerially across the Federal Cut), great blue heron 8, royal tern 1, double-crested cormorant 36, clapper rail 2, whimbrel 2, snowy egret 4, belted kingfisher 1, Caspian tern 2, Forsters tern 3, boat-tailed grackle 40 (in addition to the heron types I think BTGRs may roost on Fisherman I., too), red-winged blackbird 32, black skimmer 60, tree swallow 13, bald eagle 1 adult, black-crowned night heron 1, and yellow-crowned night heron 2 plus a monarch. Lots of no-seeums.


SEPTEMBER 2, SUNDAY. WESTS SEAFOOD (just west, pun intended, of the Citgo station), 9 A.M., after another delicious breakfast at Sting-Rays. Dont know WHAT the attraction is. There IS a borrow pit there: black vulture 46, herring gull 65, laughing gull 620, fish crow 4, turkey vulture 8, little blue heron 1 immature, and glossy ibis 22 plus a monarch. The most recent pair of white watermans boots I purchased is from Wests.


OYSTER: 1 eastern cottontail and, finally, my first cloudless sulphur of the year, 5:45 P.M.


RAMP LANE, ESVNWR, 6-8 P.M., SE10, clear, 82 degrees F. Anna Stunkel & I do a watch here. Nice way to end the day. As usual, most of the heron types seem headed to Fisherman Island with a mind to roost.


WHITE IBIS 419 (237 immatures, 182 adults; a nearly exact count; please cut me a little slack), glossy ibis 11, black skimmer 47, Forsters tern 75, Coopers hawk 1, laughing gull, oh, 300 or so, snowy egret 31, great egret 27, tricolored heron 6, seaside sparrow 3 (1 sang once), double-crested cormorant 26, clapper rail 4 (1 well-seen on the sod bank on the far side of the Federal Cut), osprey 2, bald eagle 2 adults, bobolink 155, greater yellowlegs 2, royal tern 6, boat-tailed grackle 20, whimbrel 1, Caspian tern 2, brown pelican near bout 75, yellow-crowned night heron 2, black-crowned night heron 1, a couple of other night herons, great blue heron 5, and spotted sandpiper 2 plus 4 bats and a bunnie.


SEPTEMBER 3, MONDAY. Labor Day. ARLINGTON ROAD, 1:30-2:15 & 4:45-5 P.M. did not find the Buff-breasted Sandpiper reported by Roberta Kellam and others. Contrary to what I heard it is NOT O.K. to drive down the shell road, north of Sand Hill Road, opposite and a little south of Nottingham Estates. bare earth and leftover potatoes. semipalmated plover 80, black-bellied plover 4 + 35 (the 35 in flight at 4:45 at a distance), American crow 60, laughing gull 45, killdeer 2, osprey 1, least sandpiper c. 10, semipalmated sandpiper c. 45, and blue grosbeak 1 plus a fawn on Sand Hill Road.


MAGOTHA ROAD, 6:20-7:35 P.M. Eurasian collared-dove 6, mourning dove 6, wild turkey 6, Caspian tern 1, Forsters tern 11, great egret 19, white ibis 8, tricolored heron 2, royal tern 2, eastern kingbird 1, black skimmer 1, black vulture 35, northern mockingbird 5 (out at the east end surrounded by saltmarsh), cormorant 4, brown pelican 18, bald eagle 1 adult, peregrine falcon 1, eastern bluebird 4, snowy egret 1, and 15 deer (1 a fawn), monarch 1. high tide, 83, SE10, clear.


SEPTEMBER 4, TUESDAY. CAPEVILLE: 1 gray squirrel. OYSTER, 8:45, black skimmer 1, great blue heron 2, great egret 1, house sparrow 2, house finch 3, blue grosbeak 1, Forsters tern 3, and monarch 2. Very low tide. Signs at a vendor on Route 13 indicate sea shells and BB guns available for purchase.


NORTHAMPTON COUNTY LANDFILL (Oyster), 9:10-9:45: black vulture 85, turkey vulture 13, black-crowned night heron 40, yellow-crowned night heron 6, Canada goose 40, laughing gull 10, herring gull 1, rock pigeon 15, European starling 25, mourning dove 1, fish crow 3, belted kingfisher 1, tricolored heron 6, great blue heron 1, boat-tailed grackle 0, and American goldfinch 1 plus 2 monarchs. 3 of the YCNHs are adults. Most all of the night herons seen in flight, enabling ID as to species pretty easy (look for the longer legs of YCNH). The relatively low numbers of black birds may be due to the landfill being closed over the weekend and holiday (not enough garbaaage = basura).


BOX TREE - MACHIPONGO. 10-10:15. nothing much. low tide. green heron 1 (only 1 I see in VA this trip). This is where whimbrels are counted leaving for their 4-5 day/night nonstop flight to the Arctic after bulking up on fiddler crabs, usually in the period May 23-25, sometimes several thousand being seen in one day. The Center for Conservation Biology, The Nature Conservancy, and others monitor this astounding phenomenon.


WILLIS WHARF, 10:45-11:15. Very low tide. 87, clear, calm. Canada goose 45, willet 2, Forsters tern 7, tiger swallowtail 1, monarch 2. The always-present group of domestic geese numbers 18 today.


GARGATHA LANDING, 12:15-1:15, 88-90, SE10, medium tide and rising, clear: clapper rail 2 (1 seen close foraging at the marsh edge), gull-billed tern 1 immature, Forsters tern 3, barn swallow 7, house finch 2, great egret 7, short-billed dowitcher 1, great blue heron 1, semipalmated plover 1, ruby-throated hummingbird 1, eastern bluebird 1, blue grosbeak 5 (in milo field), and white ibis 2 immatures plus a diamondback terrapin and a monarch.


PURDUE plant near Accomac, no Canada geese but c. 125 seen there August 31. TYSON plant at Temperanceville: 165 Canada geese and a spotted sandpiper, 1:25 P.M., 89 degrees F.


KIPTOPEKE STATE PARK, Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory Hawkcount, with Anna Stunkel as counter. See hawkcount dot org for her totals. I am present 10-4 on Sept. 1, 9-3:30 on Sept. 2, and 9-1:30 & 1:45-4:45 on Sept. 3 = 20 back-breaking volunteer hours total. The following is what I see, in most all cases Annas official totals are higher.


Sept. 1 a few waxwings, 100s of purple martins, lesser nos. of barn swallows, 10 or so bald eagles, 2 yellow-billed cuckoos, 5 Coopers hawks, 2 pileated woodpeckers, 6 glossy ibis. Annas totals include 1,041 bobolinks and 16 glue-gray gnatcatchers. Sept. 3 a male summer tanager flies over, a mixed flock of c. 25 ducks, black ducks with several mallards, 1 red-headed woodpecker. Anna spots a big black-and-yellow garden spider set up with web at the top of a large loblolly pine that survives a 0.5 hour deluge.


PELICAN BANDING. AUGUST 24, FRIDAY. John Weske and 5 others traveled to South Point Marsh, Accomack County, Virginia (between Smith I., MD & Tangier I., VA) to band brown pelican chicks, under the direction of John. They tagged 356 pelicans and 5 double-crested cormorant chicks, a considerable achievement considering there were only 2 banders and 4 pelican wranglers.


John considers that, combined with the 347 pelicans banded on July 11, the vast majority of pelican young were tagged. On May 31 analysis of photographs obtained during an aerial survey revealed 4,606 cormorant and 1,753 pelican nests at South Point Marsh. In 1993 there were 53 pelican and 6 cormorant nests.


Combined with 963 banded on Smith I., MD, at the Glen L. Martin N.W.R. and 137 banded on Spring I., Dorchester County, MD, then a grand total of 1,803 young pelicans were tagged in the central Chesapeake Bay this summer. The record for one day is 1,574 banded at Holland I., Dorchester County on a day in 2008. Big thanks to Dave Brinker, Bryan Watts, and John for this information.


LABOR DAY WEEKENDS PAST. Many reasons for returning for L.D.W. every year (except 1 of the past 36 or so). The hope to see big flights, but its been several years since that has happened (see below). Back in the day of major landbird banding it was fun to gather in Walter & Doris Smiths room at the Edgewood for happy hour with snacks and drinks while the US Open played out on the tube, hobnob with Fred Scott and the others.


Notable flights of the past, all listed in the Yellow Book (except the warblers). 2,618 eastern kingbirds Aug. 30, 1991. 226 Baltimore orioles Aug. 31, 1989. fish crow 1,052 Sep. 8, 1984. cliff swallow 171 Sep. 7, 1987. cattle egret 675 Aug. 31, 1988. warblers in aggregate over 1,000 once on an August 31. barn swallow 9,636 Aug. 30, 2003. purple martin 4,579 Sep. 3, 1992.


My family: wed always stay in Room 145 (now 137 for some reason) at America House (now Sunset Beach Hotel) for 2 weeks to celebrate the end of summer before school started. In one of the early years I looked out from our Rm. 145 door and saw 90 orioles and 90 kingbirds go by in a few minutes. That was the start of my attraction to the bluff on the edge of the Bay, from c. 6:30 until 8 each morning. As Walter Smith would say in his annual invitation to join the banding scene: Yeah, Kiptopeke! Yeah indeed.


LABOR DAY WEEKEND PRESENT, bluff at Sunset Beach Hotel, September 1-3. Meagre results, but here is what I see: 6:30-8 A.M. each day; 77, 75, 75; fair, fair, clear; calm, SW5-10, W5. mourning dove - 4 -; chimney swift - - 1; ruby-throated hummingbird - 1 -; semipalmated plover - - 8; killdeer - 4 2; herring gull X X 120 (attracted to deadrise servicing the pound nets); Caspian tern - 1 -; common tern - 1 2; Forsters tern 1 7 2; royal tern 9 5 8; double-crested cormorant 190 120 115; brown pelican 60 75 45; great blue heron 1 1 1; white ibis 6 - -; black vulture 8 11 6 (foraging at and in the dumpsters); turkey vulture - 6 1; osprey 2 1 0; bald eagle - 3 1; belted kingfisher - - 1; downy woodpecker - - 1; pileated woodpecker 1 - -; eastern kingbird 15 41 4; European starling 25 x x; warbler unIDd 4 4 7; American goldfinch - 9 -; bobolink 190 45 -; red-winged blackbird - 20 -; Baltimore oriole 2 - 13; dolphin 2 - -; monarch 2 - 1; no swallows or martins! X means observed but not counted. - means zero.


SUNSET BEACH HOTEL. 100s of trailers, camping vehicles, every site is full, hard to even see the grass and all manner of doodads, water-related toys, etc., out on the beach. It is now a city or ghetto. But the trees are still there and on a good flight day the birds will still go over. The watering hole at the beach is now called Jackspot, the J in the shape of a fish hook.


a JAW BUSTER. Page 72, Aug. 20, New Yorker: Vergangenheitsbewaltigung. Means coming to terms with the past. Just had to share this. stick an umlaut over the 2nd a and youre in business. A friend who speaks German noted that with the spaces of the English meaning, the 25 spaces in German is less than the English (29 spaces). This friend mentions a German word with 7 consecutive consonants: Kampfschnepfe, that means fighting snipe. !! Not to disparage German my Armistead ancestors were German.


CLOUDS. This is a time of spectacular cloud formations, many of them tall, heroic, columnar clouds. The great artist Francis Lee Jaques would have loved them. They form a dramatic component of his paintings, especially of some of his plates in Arthur H. Howells Florida Bird Life (Florida Dept. of Game and Fresh Water Fish, 1932, 579p.), in particular his birds of the prairie borders, white ibises circling over the Everglades, and birds of the prairies. A better showcase for his splendid art is: Francis Lee Jaques: artist of the wilderness world (Doubleday, 1973, 370p., comes in a slipcase). Jaques (pronounced jay quees) liked the big stuff. His famous quote: theres not much difference between warblers and no warblers. I beg to differ. He was also nuts about railroads.



This is also a time of countless, blooming Crepe Myrtles, pretty, but useless for wildlife.


Best to all. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.

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Date: 9/7/18 9:25 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Occoquan Bay NWR migrants

I did not luck into the mixed flock Ron Vogel reported, so my report is not quite so interesting. Very quiet in the refuge. The highlights were a flock of 6 bobolinks flying into the field near the pond, a young Cooper's hawk at the pond, a yellow-bellied flycatcher and veery along Fox Road, and 2 prairie warblers along the wildlife drive. Only 3 warbler species in all.



Marc Ribaudo
<moribaudo...>

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Date: 9/7/18 8:51 am
From: Ron Vogel via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Occoquan Bay NWR Connecticut warbler 9/7/2018
A very big highlight in an otherwise unremarkable day for fall migrants was
a very cooperative Connecticut warbler along the path just beyond the
entrance to the bird banding station at Occoquan Bay NWR.. Traveling with a
small mixed flock of other warblers and a couple of female northern orioles,
the bird appeared along the trail at eye level no more than five to six feet
from where I stood and eyed me for a few seconds allowing great looks. The
bird hopped down to the middle of the trail and then "walked" to the other
side before regaining a perch in low limbs. After giving me another
once-over, the bird departed with his traveling companions in the direction
of Marumsco Creek. Only my second Connecticut warbler within the State, and
certainly a bird that I've not seen very often elsewhere.



Ron Vogel

Annandale





P.S. Bug alert-the biting flies along the river on Deep Hole Point Road were
ferocious. Shorts and tank tops are not recommended!!

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Date: 9/7/18 4:59 am
From: Anderson, Janet M. DCARO via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] 2 Peregrine Falcons Again

September 7, 2018.

2 Peregrine Falcons seen again flying about chasing Pigeons outside my office at the Skyline Office Complex in Bailey's Crossroads, Falls Church, Fairfax County, VA
Lucky my desk is near the windows

Janet M. Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA
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Date: 9/6/18 7:02 pm
From: kurtcapt87--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Northern Region Va Bird Atlas end of season note
VA BIRDers,



I sent this to the local crew helping out on the Atlas but it has some
relevance to the whole state, so I repeat the message.





Hello All!



Yep, its pretty much the end of the breeding season. Oh, a few more
confirmations will probably come to a head (a friend of mine recently
dropped off his daughter at U Va and confirmed Song Sparrow FY), but to go
out targeting species in a block is over. We had a great run in No. VA this
season with tremendous productivity especially for the priority blocks; a
great big Thank You to those who contributed! And, of course, when January
comes round, the process starts over for year 4 of the Atlas.



I plan to use the next few months analyzing the Northern Region 2018 data as
best I can to help give pointers for next year. At this time, my initial
look at the Atlas data has revealed a few items that I hope you can address.



1. Stop using the Breeding Bird Atlas to report birds without including
breeding codes. This skews the effort hours for the blocks and may impact
strategies for next year vis--vis block completion, etc.
2. If you have reported birds to the Atlas site without codes, please
move these lists to the regular E-bird database using the convenient change
portal button on the right hand side of your lists brought up using the My
Ebird Manage Lists page.
3. And for those cases where you can code birds (if possible) be sure
to include breeding codes on those lists that you forgot to code. I know it
sounds a bit strange, but let me remind you of the seldom-uttered cry
remember the starlings I have actually seen data where starlings are
coded as observed in the middle of summer!
4. Most common coding problems are: vultures (give reasons if you think
they are breeding), coding Great Blue Herons that do not breed in your block
(coding long-legged herons and cormorants requires a heronry or breeding
colony in the block this does not apply to Green Herons or Night Herons),
and coding birds that are migrants (check the Tables that the Atlas website
has provided).



Although next years strategies and plans are still being formulated, I
think we definitely need to continue the block busting field trip strategy
we successfully employed this year for Independent Hill SE, Upperville SE,
Richardsville SE and Germanna Bridge SE this year. Please stay tuned!



And now, relax, go find some interesting birds, consider a bit of traveling,
and have fun. And, as always



Wishing You Good Birds,



and, many thanks to All,



Kurt









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Date: 9/6/18 6:06 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (06 Sep 2018) 3 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 06, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 14 30
Bald Eagle 0 3 23
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 2 3
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 13 38
Red-tailed Hawk 1 8 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 3 48 135
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Joyce Holt

Observers: Bill James, Katie James

Visitors:
Nice couple from Forest who protested the destruction of the milkweed by
the Parkway were by preparing for a trip south and checking out the now
thriving milkweed.
David helped us out today.


Weather:
Winds 2 to 4 from variable westside directions and 2 to 4 speeds; humidity
varied from 75 to 64; cloud cover 90 to 75%; visibility 3.

Raptor Observations:
Not much happening today.

Non-raptor Observations:
One raven. Not much traffic, too many motorbikes.

Predictions:
Got to be better....................




or does it......
Yes, Martinsville day after all.....
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bill James (<bijam...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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


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Date: 9/6/18 5:00 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] 11 warbler species
Blue Ridge Parkway; 9/6/18. Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_06.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_06.htm



______________________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

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

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

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Date: 9/6/18 2:33 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (06 Sep 2018) 62 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 06, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 40 192 200
Bald Eagle 1 16 16
Northern Harrier 2 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 5 14 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 2 4 5
Red-tailed Hawk 1 5 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 11 27 28
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 62 270 282
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers:

Weather:
Winds were light and variable, often from the southwest and west southwest.
Skies were partly cloudy, with hot temperatures in the mid seventies to
high eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Most birds were flying high and far out on the east side today. There was a
decent Osprey flight, along with a few kestrels.

Non-raptor Observations:
Today, two Anhingas made an appearance! They flew over the platform heading
northwards at 11:31 AM EST today, and then circled high before continuing
onwards to the north. There was very little passerine migration today.
Twelve Cedar Waxwings flew by.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/6/18 8:19 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] red-breasted nuthatch, Conway-Robinson State Forest
I heard a red-breasted nuthatch at Conway-Robinson State Forest in Prince William County this morning. It was along the gas line right-of-way just where the pine forest starts. I also tallied 8 warbler species (ovenbird, common yellowthroat, redstart, black-and-white, black-throated green, black-and-white, pine, magnolia, and chestnut-sided) and cedar waxwing, scarlet tanager, 5 red-headed woodpeckers, and yellow-breasted chat.


Marc Ribaudo
<moribaudo...>

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Date: 9/5/18 7:23 pm
From: Fred Atwood via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] red-breasted nuthatch, Oakton
Dear VA-Birds
Sept 4, and again today, I had my first red-breasted nuthatch of the season
in the pines at Oak Marr Park in Fairfax Co.
It ties the earliest I have found this species here.
Here are my first-of-fall reports at this location over the past several
years:
29 Sep 2005
None 2006
23 Sep 2007
None 2008
None 2009
8 Sep 2010
None 2011
4 Sep 2012
13 Nov 2013
16 Oct 2014
None 2015
7 Sep 2016
None 2017
4 Sep 2018

All the best
Fred Atwood, Oakton


On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 10:17 PM, Fred Atwood <fatwood...> wrote:

> Dear VA-Birds
> Sept 4, and again today, I had my first red-breasted nuthatch of the
> season in the pines at Oak Marr Park.
> It ties the earliest I have found this species here.
> Here are my first-of-fall reports at this location over the past several
> years:
> 29 Sep 2005
> None 2006
> 23 Sep 2007
> None 2008
> None 2009
> 8 Sep 2010
> None 2011
> 4 Sep 2012
> 13 Nov 2013
> 16 Oct 2014
> None 2015
> 7 Sep 2016
> None 2017
> 4 Sep 2018
>
>
>
>
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Date: 9/5/18 7:18 pm
From: Fred Atwood via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] red-breasted nuthatch, Oakton
Dear VA-Birds
Sept 4, and again today, I had my first red-breasted nuthatch of the season
in the pines at Oak Marr Park.
It ties the earliest I have found this species here.
Here are my first-of-fall reports at this location over the past several
years:
29 Sep 2005
None 2006
23 Sep 2007
None 2008
None 2009
8 Sep 2010
None 2011
4 Sep 2012
13 Nov 2013
16 Oct 2014
None 2015
7 Sep 2016
None 2017
4 Sep 2018
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Date: 9/5/18 5:50 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (05 Sep 2018) 16 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 14 30
Bald Eagle 0 3 23
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 2
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 6 13 38
Red-tailed Hawk 2 7 25
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 16 45 132
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Matt Hosmer

Observers: Baron Gibson, Dale

Visitors:
Phil, Kristine, Bob E., Barry K., Roger Reynolds.


Weather:
19C-31C, virtually no wind, 25-75% cloud coverage, limited visibility in
the distance. Very muggy.

Raptor Observations:
1 CH headed north.
2 local RT's.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 DC Cormorant headed S.

Gnats, no-see-ums, biting flies were on a whole 'nother level today...Never
used bug spray at the watch before, didn't help.

Predictions:
"The bird who has eaten cannot fly with the bird that is hungry." Omaha
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew D Hosmer (<cumberlandmatt1...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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


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Date: 9/5/18 5:34 pm
From: Ron Vogel via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Pocosin Cabin/The Point Shenandoah National Park 9/5/2018
After scuffling about locally for several days in search of the first big
warbler push w/o much luck, I decided to head up to Shenandoah National
Park. I started at Pocosin Cabin, and then moved north along Skyline Drive
stopping at the Oaks Overlook and The Point Overlook. I recorded 15
different warbler species Including Blackburnians, Cape Mays, and Bay
Breasted. Overall bird load was excellent. It was also a good day for
blue-headed vireos and rose-breasted grosbeaks.



The most prevalent warbler species was the Tennessee. Surprisingly, Cape
Mays and chestnut-sided warblers were the runners-up. Magnolias and
redstarts, which generally are plentiful this time of the year, were in
relatively short supply. For those of you familiar with these venues, it is
with some disappointment to report that the large spruce at The Point has
blown down. This tree was almost magical in the fall for attracting a wide
variety of warblers, especially Cape Mays and black-throated greens.



An excellent day! Finally.



Ron Vogel

Annandale, VA

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Date: 9/5/18 4:53 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (05 Sep 2018) 22 Raptors & Mississippi Kite #5
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 21 54
Bald Eagle 1 5 12
Northern Harrier 0 4 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 9 125 251
Red-tailed Hawk 1 13 27
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 8 15
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 2 5
Mississippi Kite 1 4 5

Total: 22 193 399
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers:

Visitors:
Eric fand Kristen Froelish, Jennifer Jowdy


Weather:
Another hot day with 25.2-31.3C temps. Mostly sunny all day (5-35% cloud
cover). Very light SE breeze. Hazy.

Raptor Observations:
A fairly slow day except for one exciting 15 minute period in the afternoon
when an adult Bald Eagle flew through at 2:43pm and then an immature
Mississippi Kite flew through at 2:55pm. This makes 5 Mississippi Kites for
the season so far. Our first Merlin of the season came through during the
12-1pm hour.

Non-raptor Observations:
7 Monarchs, 11 Cedar Waxwing, 3 hummingbirds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/5/18 4:17 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (05 Sep 2018) 67 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 50 152 160
Bald Eagle 3 15 15
Northern Harrier 1 4 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 1 9 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 3
Red-tailed Hawk 3 4 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 16 17
Merlin 2 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 67 208 220
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers:

Weather:
Winds were light and variable, often from the southwest and east. Skies
were partly cloudy. It was very hot again, with temperatures reaching up to
90 with a "real feel" of 99.

Raptor Observations:
Most of the day was very slow, but there was a nice burst of Osprey
activity in the later afternoon. A few kestrels were on the move.

Non-raptor Observations:
The rarity streak continues; an Anhinga passed the platform today at 9:22
AM EST! The bird was not very close, but its soaring profile with the long,
fan-shaped tail was distinctive through the scope. It was flying high to
the north of the platform, and headed towards the northeast. This
afternoon, two recently fledged mockingbird chicks were quite entertaining.
They were pestering their parent incessantly, but he/she seemed ready to
let the chicks try and feed themselves. Other highlights included:

9 Red-headed Woodpeckers (7 of which were loosely flying together)
7 Eastern Bluebirds
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch (FOS, flyover)
1 Tree Swallow (FOS)

1 Giant Swallowtail

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/5/18 12:53 pm
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Leesylvania State Park migrants
A better morning at Leesylvania SP in Woodbridge than in recent days, but that is relative.  Still only 5 warbler species (yellow, parula, yellow-throated, common yellowthroat, and redstart) plus yellow-breasted chat, common nighthawk, and least and willow flycatchers.

Marc Ribaudo

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Date: 9/5/18 12:26 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Mixed flock of 9 warbler species
Blue Ridge Parkway; 9/5/18. Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_05.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_05.htm



______________________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

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

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

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Date: 9/5/18 7:36 am
From: Thomas Nardone via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] eBird -- Long Branch Nature Center & Park -- Sep 5, 2018
Ten people participated in the Northern Virginia Bird Club walk at Long Branch Nature Center & Park in Arlington. It was very hot and humid, but we observed 24 species. The list follows.


Sep 5, 2018
8:18 AM
Traveling
1.57 miles
121 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes


1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
9 Mourning Dove
1 Chimney Swift
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
6 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Acadian Flycatcher
2 Red-eyed Vireo
4 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
4 Carolina Chickadee
6 Tufted Titmouse
4 White-breasted Nuthatch
8 Carolina Wren
5 American Robin
6 Gray Catbird
25 European Starling
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
5 Common Grackle
1 American Redstart
12 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 24



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Date: 9/5/18 7:27 am
From: Bob Schamerhorn via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Chincoteague Annual Beach Cleanup
Looking for a good reason to go to Chincoteague?

Annual Beach Cleanup Slated For September 22, 2018

Refuge staff and volunteers invite you to join them on Saturday, September 22 for the Annual Beach Cleanup at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Registration will begin at 8:00 am at the Herbert H. Bateman Educational and Administrative Center parking lot.

The Annual Beach Cleanup is part of the International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by The Ocean Conservancy and Virginia Clean Waterways. Marine debris is a pervasive problem that threatens ocean health. We all depend on the oceans for food, recreation, transportation, and even for much of the oxygen we breathe. We all have a responsibility to care for our oceans and the life they hold. Participating in the Beach Cleanup is a positive, active way to show you value clean oceans and waterways. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish in one day, and what you learn about yourself, your neighbors, and your environment.

We hope you’ll join us. Be sure to bring water, sunscreen, and wear comfortable footwear. Trash bags, gloves, and data sheets will be provided. Participants will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last and the refuge entrance fee will be waived.

This year’s Beach Cleanup is sponsored by Accomack County, Assateague Island National Seashore, Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Chincoteague Natural History Association, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, The Ocean Conservancy, Virginia Clean Waterways and the Town of Chincoteague.

Contact: Chase Sands, Park Ranger
Phone: 757-336-6122

Susan Fair
Administrative Assistant
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
PO Box 62 (Mailing)
8231 Beach Road (Delivery)
Chincoteague, VA 23336
Office: 757-336-6122 X2300
Cellphone: 757-894-0726
Fax: 757-336-5273
http://www.fws.gov/northeast/chinco



Posted by:
Bob Schamerhorn
Phone: (804) 477-3433
E-mail: <bob...>
iPhotoBirds Website: http://www.iphotobirds.com
iPhotoBirds on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iPhotoBirds
Address: 1101 Glidewell Rd. • Richmond, VA 23227

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

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Date: 9/4/18 5:06 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (04 Sep 2018) 2 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 10 26
Bald Eagle 0 3 23
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1 7 32
Red-tailed Hawk 0 5 23
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 2 29 116
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Joyce Holt

Observers:

Visitors:
A few hikers - appreciated Liz's cookies and Joyce's pretzels - didn't need
any water

Observers : Joyce, Liz, Phillip, Roger, Robin and Allen and canine Lupine


Weather:
Warm.rain shower between 12:45 and 1:00 DST that sneaked up on us. Light
breeze which could not make up it's mind on direction.








Raptor Observations:
TV, BV, Raven

Non-raptor Observations:
Goldfinch, PeeWee, Blue Jay, Cedar Waxwing, House Finch, Towhee,
Chickadee, Titmouse, Bluebird

Monarch and black Saddlebag - mot discernible migrants
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joyce Holt (<blueskyjoyce...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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


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Date: 9/4/18 4:35 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (04 Sep 2018) 68 Raptors (2 Mississippi Kites!)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 19 52
Bald Eagle 2 4 11
Northern Harrier 2 4 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 2 5
Cooper's Hawk 2 3 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 6
Broad-winged Hawk 38 116 242
Red-tailed Hawk 5 12 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 4 11
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 4
Mississippi Kite 2 3 4

Total: 68 171 377
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers:

Visitors:
Jennifer Jowdy, Nelson Lewis, Ben Pumphrey, Marshall Faintich, Randy Cline,
Herman Wells, Mary & Daniel Mapel.


Weather:
A beautiful day! Quite warm (22.7-28.8C). Moderate NW wind early shifting
to moderate ESE wind by 11am. Mostly sunny but enough clouds to help make
spotting easier. Clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
A very fun and rewarding day with a total of 11 raptor species! The
biggest highlight occurred at 11:42am when a medium-size, fast flying
raptor was spotted somewhat distant out to the west heading south. I was
quickly able to get the bird in my spotting scope to identify an adult
Mississippi Kite! The bird briefly stopped to circle and as it circled it
was joined by a second Mississippi Kite, a juvenile! Both birds then
continued south flying together in the same scope view.

Other highlights today included the season's first Peregrine Falcon (a high
flying adult at 1:34pm), two adult Bald Eagles (12:15 and 3:47), and two
Northern Harriers (9:32 unaged bird and 1:20 adult female). Several birds
including a Kestrel and two Osprey gave close, low flyovers directly
overhead this morning! First Raptor: 9:10 AK, Last Raptor: 3:47 BE.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Hummingbirds, 44 Chimney Swifts, 2 Scarlet Tanagers. 11 Monarch
Butterflies.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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


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Date: 9/4/18 4:27 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (04 Sep 2018) 50 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 42 102 110
Bald Eagle 1 12 12
Northern Harrier 0 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 3
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 9 10
Merlin 1 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 50 141 153
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Rudy Cashwell, Steve Thornhill

Weather:
Winds were light and variable, with a southerly component during most of
the day. Skies were partly cloudy, with hot and humid conditions again.
Temperatures were in the mid seventies to high eighties.

Raptor Observations:
There was a nice Osprey flight today, with most of these birds flying
during two peaks in the late morning and mid afternoon. A few kestrels and
one Merlin passed.

Non-raptor Observations:
Two exciting highlights occurred today: a Wood Stork and a Lark Sparrow
were seen. The Wood Stork was seen several times throughout the day, and it
seemed to be flying in large circles back and forth before ultimately
traveling southwards. The stork was observed thermalling among vultures.
The Lark Sparrow was hanging out among Chipping Sparrows near the hawkwatch
parking lot this afternoon. Three Red-headed Woodpeckers passed today, and
a Prairie Warbler was hopping around in the butterfly garden.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/4/18 1:43 pm
From: Marshall Faintich via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] They're Back!
Well, sort of. Five warbler species on the Blue Ridge Parkway, 9/3-4/18.
Report and photos:



<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_04.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2018/2018_09_04.htm



______________________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

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

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

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Date: 9/4/18 8:17 am
From: Gerry Hawkins via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Voice of the Naturalist, Greater DC area, week ending 9/3/18
Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 9/4/2018
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.anshome.org <http://www.anshome.org/> .

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting
Tuesday, August 28 and was completed on Tuesday, September 4 at
7:00 a.m.

Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic
order, as set forth in the American Ornithological Society
Checklist for North and Middle American Birds, as revised
through the 59th Supplement (June 2018).

The top birds this week were RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, ROSEATE
SPOONBILL* and SWALLOW-TAILED KITE* in VA.

Other birds of interest this week included TUNDRA SWAN,
REDHEAD, RING-NECKED DUCK, HOODED MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK,
NORTHERN BOBWHITE, AMERICAN AVOCET, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER,
UPLAND SANDPIPER, HUDSONIAN and MARBLED GODWITS, STILT, BAIRD'S
and BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, WILLET, WILSON'S and RED-NECKED
PHALAROPES, BONAPARTE'S GULL, GULL-BILLED and BLACK TERNS,
AMERICAN WHITE and BROWN PELICANS, AMERICAN BITTERN, LITTLE
BLUE and TRICOLORED HERONS, WHITE IBIS, BROAD-WINGED HAWK,
OLIVE-SIDED and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS, PHILADELPHIA VIREO,
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, SEDGE and MARSH WRENS, LARK SPARROW,
BOBOLINK, GOLDEN-WINGED, MOURNING and CERULEAN WARBLERS, SUMMER
TANAGER and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

On August 31 and September 1 an apparent RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was
seen at a feeder in Wallers Quarters, a private residential
community in Spotsylvania Co, VA. Although several RUFOUS
HUMMINGBIRDS have been seen in Louisiana and one in Tennessee
in recent days, this is by far the easternmost sighting of this
western breeder this migratory season.

The historic northward irruption of ROSEATE SPOONBILLS*
continued during the week, with an incredible five individuals
seen together at the Craney Island Disposal Area (restricted/no
public access) in Portsmouth, VA on August 29 and 31.

On September 2 and 3 a soaring SWALLOW-TAILED KITE* was seen
from a private location on Far Hills Road in Albemarle Co, VA,
and on September 3 likely this same bird was photographed
soaring above nearby Oakencroft Lane in Charlottesville, VA.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

A resident injured TUNDRA SWAN continues at Kinder Farm Park in
Anne Arundel Co, MD. On September 2 a continuing male REDHEAD
and a male HOODED MERGANSER, both of which may be injured, were
photographed at the John. H. Kerr Reservoir-Tailrace Park in
Mecklenburg Co, VA. Out-of-season diving ducks also included a
continuing RING-NECKED DUCK at Loch Raven Reservoir-Loch Raven
Point in Baltimore Co, MD that was seen most recently on
September 2, and continuing RING-NECKED and RUDDY DUCKS at the
Broadway Waste Water Treatment Facility on New Market Road in
Rockingham Co, VA that were most recently seen on September 3.

On August 29 a NORTHERN BOBWHITE was a surprise visitor to
Calvert High School in Calvert Co, MD, where it was well
photographed on the baseball field.

Migrating COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were conspicuous during the week,
and many birders enjoyed watching them in nocturnal flight over
their homes.

Shorebird highlights during the week included the following.

- Continued large numbers of AMERICAN AVOCETS at Bombay
Hook NWR in Kent Co, DE and the Craney Island Disposal
Area (restricted/no public access) in Portsmouth, VA, with
week highs of 200 and 472 individuals reported at these
respective locations on September 2 and August 30,
respectively.

- Ten shorebird species at the Woodward Turf Farm in
Culpeper Co, VA (private but accessible with permission
from the on-site office), which included two UPLAND
SANDPIPERS on August 29-31 and September 2 and 3 and six
UPLAND SANDPIPERS on September 1; a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER on
August 30 and September 1; and several AMERICAN GOLDEN-
PLOVERS, SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS all week.

- AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS at several other locations,
especially in Virginia, where single individuals were
found at a field along the west side of Arlington Road
near the intersection with Sherwood Gate in Northampton
Co; a field along Strangeway Road near the intersection
with Naylor's Beach Road in Richmond Co; a field along
Bristow Road in Prince William Co; and at Sandybottom Turf
Farm in Charles City Co. A single AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
also was spotted at Bombay Hook NWR in Kent Co, DE on
August 30 and the Harford County Airport on Aldino Road in
Harford Co, MD on September 3.

- An UPLAND SANDPIPER found at the Murray Sod Farm in
Worcester Co, MD on September 2.

- Two HUDSONIAN GODWITS spotted with MARBLED GODWITS at
the North Wash Flats impoundment at Chincoteague NWR in
Accomack Co, VA on September 2.

- A continuing MARBLED GODWIT at Back Bay NWR in Virginia
Beach, VA on September 1, which was joined by a second
individual on September 2.

- An inland STILT SANDPIPER photographed at a flooded
field on the east side of the intersection of John Wayland
Hwy and Eberly Road in Rockingham Co, VA on September 2.

- A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER photographed at Back Bay NWR in
Virginia Beach, VA on September 1 and 2.

- BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS at several locations,
especially in Virginia, where small numbers were found at
a field along the west side of Arlington Road near the
intersection with Sherwood Gate in Northampton Co; the
Staunton View Public Use Area in Mecklenburg Co; the
Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction on Lumber Mill Road in
Rockingham Co; and several locations in Charles City Co,
including the Riverside and Sturgeon Point Turf Farms.
Elsewhere, a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was spotted at the
Hughes Road polo fields in Montgomery Co, MD on September
2 and 3; Prime Hook NWR-Broadkill Marsh in Sussex Co, DE
on September 2 and 3; and Bombay Hook NWR in Kent Co, DE
on September 2.

- A WILLET (WESTERN) spotted at Swan Creek Wetland-Cox
Creek (restricted access) in Anne Arundel Co, MD on August
31, and at the stone and pedestrian bridges over Hunting
Creek in Fairfax Co, VA and nearby Jones Point Park in
Alexandria, VA on September 2 and 3.

- WILSON'S PHALAROPES at several locations, especially in
Virginia, where sightings consisted of five individuals at
Chincoteague NWR in Accomack Co on August 31; 2-3
individuals at the Craney Island Disposal Area
(restricted/no public access) in Portsmouth on August 29,
30 and 31; a single individual at a private location in
Westmoreland Co on September 1; and a single individual at
Hog Island WMA in Surry Co on September 2. A WILSON'S
PHALAROPE also was found at Swan Creek Wetland-Cox Creek
(restricted access) in Anne Arundel Co, MD on August 31
and Bombay Hook NWR in Kent Co, DE on September 2.

- Two RED-NECKED PHALAROPES reported at the Craney Island
Disposal Area (restricted/no public access) in Portsmouth,
VA on August 31.

Two BONAPARTE'S GULLS were reported at Black Walnut Point in
Talbot Co, MD on September 1. A single GULL-BILLED TERN was
spotted at Shearness Pool in Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on
September 2, which was the only report of this species during
the week outside of its southeastern coastal Virginia
stronghold. Sightings of BLACK TERNS included five individuals
at Chincoteague NWR in Accomack Co, VA on August 31; six
individuals over the Potomac River from Algonkian RP in Loudoun
Co, VA on August 29; and two individuals at Lake Holiday
(restricted access) in Frederick Co, VA on September 3. In
Maryland, 2-3 BLACK TERNS were observed at the Chestertown WWTP
in Kent Co on August 30-September 2; and a BLACK TERN was seen
again at Perryville Community Park in Cecil Co on August 31.

A continuing AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN* at the Staunton View
Public Use Area in Mecklenburg Co, VA was seen most recently on
September 3. On September 2 and 3 a BROWN PELICAN was
photographed above Conowingo Dam in Harford Co, MD.

An AMERICAN BITTERN was among the birding highlights at
Cromwell Valley Park in Baltimore Co, MD on September 1.

An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen again at Schoolhouse
Pond in Prince George's Co, MD on September 1, 2 and 3, and
three immature LITTLE BLUE HERONS and a TRICOLORED HERON were
found at Oxbow Lake in Anne Arundel Co, MD on September 2.
Sightings of TRICOLORED HERON also included a high of seven
individuals at the North Beach Marsh in Calvert Co, MD on
August 28, 29 and 31 and September 1; one individual on Bodkin
Island, Queen Anne's Co, MD on August 29; and one individual at
Black Walnut Point in Talbot Co, MD on August 30.

The northernmost WHITE IBIS in the reporting area during the
week were 32 individuals counted along Big Stone Beach Road in
the Milford Neck WMA, Kent Co, DE on August 30.

BROAD-WINGED HAWKS were seen in small numbers at area hawk
watches, but numbers will increase in the coming days as this
species' highly synchronous migration moves toward its annual
mid-September peak in the reporting area.

An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was found at 20560 State Forest Road
in Sussex Co, DE on September 1; Cromwell Valley Park in
Baltimore Co, MD on September 3; and Blandy Experimental
Farm/State Arboretum of Virginia in Clark Co, VA on August 31,
as well as at several locations in Garrett Co, MD and western
Virginia. Empid highlights included a well-photographed YELLOW-
BELLIED FLYCATCHER at Susquehanna State Park in Harford Co, MD
on September 2 and 3, and a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER in the
same tree as a PHILADELPHIA VIREO at Leesylvania SP in Prince
William Co, VA on September 3.

RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES continued their early arrival in the
reporting area, with sightings including four individuals at
Rocky Gorge Reservoir-Supplee Park in Prince George's Co, MD on
September 1 and an individual that visited a back yard in
Bethesda, Montgomery Co, MD on September 2.

SEDGE WRENS continued at the Aquatic Resources Education Center
in Woodland Beach, Kent Co, DE, with 1-3 individuals
encountered on August 30 and September 1 and 2. A continuing
MARSH WREN at Blandy Experimental Farm/State Arboretum of
Virginia, Clark Co, VA was seen most recently on September 3.

A LARK SPARROW was photographed near Raymond Pool in Bombay
Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on August 29 and by the Visitors Center
at Leesylvania SP in Prince William Co, VA on September 2.

Migrating BOBOLINKS included over 1,700 individuals counted by
an experienced birder at Back Bay NWR in Virginia Beach, VA
early in the morning on September 2.

Migratory warblers were seen in increasing numbers and
diversity during the week. Noteworthy warblers included a
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER reported at the Frederick Watershed in
Frederick Co, MD on August 31, Cromwell Valley Park in
Baltimore Co, MD on September 3 and Quiet Waters Park in Anne
Arundel Co, MD on September 3; a MOURNING WARBLER reported at
Patuxent River Park-Wooton's Landing in Anne Arundel Co, MD on
September 1; and a CERULEAN WARBLER reported along 3215 Bennett
Point Road in Queen Anne's Co, MD on September 1.

On August 29 a resident on Cavey Lane in Woodstock, Howard Co,
MD photographed a SUMMER TANAGER in his yard.

DICKCISSELS were most recently reported at the Underwood Road
area in Howard Co, MD on August 28.

***

This week's 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,
https://anshome.org/naturalist-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: 9/4/18 3:57 am
From: Anderson, Janet M. DCARO via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Nighthawks in Falls Church, VA - September 3, 2018

September 3, 2018

20 Nighthawks seen over my residence in the City of Falls Church, Falls Church, VA

Janet M. Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA
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Date: 9/3/18 8:59 pm
From: Roger Mayhorn via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] More Warblers on Compton Mt - Video




On Sunday I had another nice flock of birds coming to my yard stream, 21
species in all. 10 of them were warblers. Here is a link to a video of some
of them in the stream



https://youtu.be/KefUTkhNIgU It looks best if viewed in HD.



Below is the complete list for the day.



Roger Mayhorn

Compton Mountain

Buchanan County VA





Compton Mountain, Buchanan, Virginia, US Sep 2, 2018 7:33 PM - 2:33 AM

Protocol: Stationary

21 species



Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5

Red-eyed Vireo 1

Carolina Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 1

Gray Catbird 1

Brown Thrasher 1

American Goldfinch 4

Chipping Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 2

Ovenbird 1

Black-and-white Warbler 2

Tennessee Warbler 7

Common Yellowthroat 1

Hooded Warbler 1

Cerulean Warbler 1

Magnolia Warbler 3

Blackburnian Warbler 1

Chestnut-sided Warbler 2

Yellow-throated Warbler 1

Scarlet Tanager 1

Northern Cardinal 3



View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48255614







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Date: 9/3/18 6:38 pm
From: Judy McCann via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] White pelican
White pelican at Kerr Lake..Staunton View Park..sited at 530 September 3
where rivers meet in with Great Egrets on sand bar.
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Date: 9/3/18 5:31 pm
From: m b via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Lark Sparrow possibly still at leesylvania
I know it was not seen this morning, and by very expert birders, unlike myself. But I went at about a quarter to 5 this evening anyway. I saw a solitary bird twice, that had a clear chest, was definitely some kind of sparrow, and was feeding on the ground in both the garden beds around the visitor center.

Unfortunately, because it was a holiday, there were many people walking past, and it seemed to be agitated. Once disturbed, it did not stay in one spot for more than a few seconds. Therefore it was very difficult to see. I only saw it twice, and only for a few seconds each time.

Both times when I saw it, it was in the process of leaving feeding on the ground to fly to a high point in a tree. Once it flew from the front garden bed in front of the visitor center to the antenna on the roof and then immediately to the maple tree just there. The other time it was feeding on the ground in the garden bed on the side of the visitor center, and it flew up into an oak tree right there. Both times the sun was such that its face was silhouetted and all I could see was that it for sure had a clear upper chest. I could not even see if it had the spot on the lower chest/belly. It never came back again while I was there, but its behavior, combined with the unmarked white chest, suggests to me that it may have been the Lark Sparrow. But of course, it may not.

So I thought I would let people know, just in case anyone was discouraged from this morning's reports and thought it was for sure gone. I think it may still be there, though I cannot be absolutely positive. The other thing is, I carefully listened to its alarm call in the car before I went over to look for it, and both times that it flew from the ground to its perch it emitted that little chip call. I'm terrible with bird calls but I had just listened to it 3 minutes before, so I think I had it right.

Anyway if anyone wants to go and try, it might not be for naught.

MB from Nova

sent from my phone so please excuse all typos, gibberish, and horrifying misspellings

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Date: 9/3/18 5:05 pm
From: Herbert Larner via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Nighthawks once more
I just got back from the place where the Buff - breasted Sandpiper is off of Lumber Mill Rd , Dayton at the produce place . 3 Buff - breasted Sandpiper's , one Semipalmated Plover , about 40 + Killdeer , 4 to 6 Eurasian Collared Doves , about 15+ Mourning Dove, & about 75+ Horned Lark .

On my way home I had to stop at the entrance to the Motel 6 off of Rt 262 N & there I counted 67 + Common Nighthawk .

Allen Larner
Staunton
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On Mon, 9/3/18, <smithcreek101...> [shenvalbirds] <shenvalbirds...> wrote:

Subject: [shenvalbirds] Nighthawks once more
To: <shenvalbirds...>
Date: Monday, September 3, 2018, 7:07 PM


 









About ten or twelve nighthawks have been
feeding over a pasture and fresh cut hay this evening for
about an hour. About three miles south of Staunton off of
Middlebrook.

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Date: 9/3/18 4:53 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (03 Sep 2018) 75 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 11 44
Bald Eagle 2 2 9
Northern Harrier 1 2 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 4
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 65 78 204
Red-tailed Hawk 3 7 21
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 7
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3
Mississippi Kite 0 1 2

Total: 75 103 309
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers: Dave Hunter

Visitors:
Tyler Terpin, Marshall Faintich, plus a few others.


Weather:
Very warm day with 24-31.8C temps. The morning had fairly strong NW winds
that shifted to light E breeze after 1pm. The morning flights were out to
the west while the afternoon flight shifted to the east side of the gap
with the E breeze. No clouds during first 3.5 hours, partly cloudy at 11am,
then lots of big, white/grey clouds for remainder of the day. Good
visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Two Bald Eagles spotted by Dave Hunter: 1st-YR bird at 2:33pm and adult at
3:33pm. The 2-3pm hour was a good Broad-wing hour with 38 total, to the
east, mostly in loose groups of 2-8 birds. A female Northern Harrier at
9:27am.

Non-raptor Observations:
19 Monarchs, 13 hummingbird, 108 Chimney Swift, 1 Red-headed Woodpecker, 2
Raven, 27 Cedar Waxwing, 1 Barn Swallow
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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


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Date: 9/3/18 4:26 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (03 Sep 2018) 4 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 10 26
Bald Eagle 2 3 23
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 31
Red-tailed Hawk 1 5 23
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 4 27 114
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Don Aldridge

Observers: Bob Epperson, Dillard Childress

Visitors:
8 states visiting the overlook with MN being the most distant.


Weather:
Clear with a blanket of fog over the western valley that burned off by
noon. Scatterd clouds with thunderstorms the west and a cell over Peaks of
Otter by close of the watch. Temps started at 70 F and rose into the mid
80s. Light to no wind.

Raptor Observations:
ABE at 10:23 climbing out of the valley below the watch just above the
ridge to the west.
ABE at1:30 high to the West
Osprey low over the Knob


Non-raptor Observations:
Very quiet (other than holiday traffic). Suffered our first injury of the
season as Dillard was stung by a yellow jacket on the side of his head just
after noon. The whereabouts of the yellow jacket is unknown at this time.
This is a continuing investigation....

Predictions:
No clue!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matthew D Hosmer (<cumberlandmatt1...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/3/18 3:12 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (03 Sep 2018) 21 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 18 60 68
Bald Eagle 0 11 11
Northern Harrier 0 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 2 3
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 4
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 21 91 103
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Harry Armistead

Weather:
Winds were calm to light, starting out generally from the southwest and
becoming more southeasterly later in the afternoon. Skies were partly
cloudy to mostly clear, and there was a brief but intense rain shower in
the afternoon. Overall, it was swelteringly hot and humid, with
temperatures mostly in the mid to high eighties (but a "real feel" about
ten degrees higher).

Raptor Observations:
Very slow. Things picked up a tiny bit when the wind shifted to southeast
in the afternoon. It was nice to see the first Merlin of the season just
after the rain shower ended.

Non-raptor Observations:
A few Barn Swallows and Purple Martins were on the move, but there were not
many Bobolinks or Eastern Kingbirds today. A Black-and-Yellow Garden Spider
was hanging out high in a pine, silhouetted in her web against the blue
sky. Other sightings included:

25 American Black Ducks (plus a few possible Mallard x black duck hybrids)
17 Killdeer
4 Red-headed Woodpeckers
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Veery
1 Yellow-throated Warbler (seen by Roberta Kellam)
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/3/18 12:32 pm
From: Harry Glasgow via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk.
 More than 30 birders, including School teachers' Federal employees, students, and others who had this Labor Day off,  gathered for today's  Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk.  We tallied 48 species, with highlights such as gathering groups of Herons, and diminishing populations of swallows, shorebirds. Hummingbirds, and Common Yellowthroats marking the gradual change of seasons.
Canada Goose  84
Wood Duck  3
Mallard  3
Mourning Dove  7
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Chimney Swift  50
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Killdeer  1
Least Sandpiper  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Great Blue Heron  7
Great Egret  3
Green Heron  8
Osprey  2
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Buteo sp.  1
Barred Owl  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Acadian Flycatcher  3
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  10
American Crow  1
crow sp.  3
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Carolina Wren  6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Eastern Bluebird  3
American Robin  6
Gray Catbird  4
Cedar Waxwing  12
American Goldfinch  8
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Common Grackle  16
Common Yellowthroat  3
Northern Cardinal  4
Blue Grosbeak  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 October through April), 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 Glasgow
Nancy VehrsFriends of Huntley Meadows Park
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Date: 9/3/18 11:45 am
From: Bert Harris via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Volunteer bird surveyors needed (Fauquier County)
Dear all,

We at the Clifton Institute are studying the effects of grassland
restoration on native animals and plants, and we are looking for skilled
volunteers to help us sample birds. In collaboration with our research
partners <https://cliftoninstitute.org/about-us/partners/>, this
volunteer-led effort is collecting information on the distribution and
abundance of birds, butterflies, dragonflies, bumble bees, and plants,
before and after the restoration of a 200-acre pasture.

The bird work involves three miles of walking in order to do eight point
counts. There is a mowed path that connects the points, but the terrain is
uneven and there are some wet spots. The counts are done once per month,
year-round, and counts can be done on weekends or on week days.

We have found some great birds so far, such as breeding Dickcissels,
Grasshopper Sparrows, and Blue Grosbeaks, and migrating Willow Flycatchers,
Bobolinks, and Wilson’s Snipe.

If you are interested in helping out with these surveys please send me an
email.

Thank you very much!
Bert

--
Bert Harris, Ph.D.
Executive Director
The Clifton Institute
6712 Blantyre Rd.|Warrenton, VA 20187
Mobile: 615-440-0666|Office: 540-341-3651
www.cliftoninstitute.org | Facebook
<https://www.facebook.com/Environmental-Studies-On-The-Piedmont-187450974629829/>
Click here <http://envstudies.org/support.html> to support our education,
restoration, and research activities!
Submit observations to our iNaturalist project
<https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/clifton-institute-long-term-bioblitz>
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Date: 9/3/18 7:52 am
From: Rich via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Willet/Dyke Marsh
Here now. Stone bridge. East side.

Rich Rieger
Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 9/3/18 7:38 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Leesylvania State Park migrants
I was at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge at 6:30am this morning, hoping that yesterday's lark sparrow would make another appearance. Fred Atwood and I spent about an hour searching around the visitor's center. We found a Canada warbler but no sparrow. Elsewhere in the park birding was very slow. Most activity was on the hillside below the ruins, where I saw the previously-reported yellow-bellied flycatcher and Philadelphia vireo. Also in the area were black-and-white warbler, magnolia warbler, redstart, northern parula, red-eyed vireo, pewee, and yellow-billed cuckoo.


Marc Ribaudo
<moribaudo...>

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Date: 9/3/18 5:18 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Philadelphia vireo, Leesylvania
Philly vireo in same tree with yellow-belly fly.

Marc Ribaudo

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Date: 9/3/18 5:14 am
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Yellow-bellied flycatcher, Leesylvania SP
On hillside next to ruins.

Marc Ribaudo

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Date: 9/2/18 7:02 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (02 Sep 2018) 27 Raptors & Mississippi Kite!
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 7 40
Bald Eagle 0 0 7
Northern Harrier 1 1 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 4
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 13 13 139
Red-tailed Hawk 4 4 18
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 7
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3
Mississippi Kite 1 1 2

Total: 27 28 234
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers: Allen Larner

Visitors:
Tom Ryan, Lacey/Jack/Phoebe Dean, Harry Vest


Weather:
Very nice day with moderate NW winds early switching to light SSE breeze by
2pm. 23.6-29.6C temp. Mostly sunny with good visibility.

Raptor Observations:
In Rose's words: Last bird today was super ... an adult Mississippi Kite at
3:56pm. It appeared from over Waynesboro to the west. I got it in the scope
when it was a bit distant beyond the cell tower. Watched it for more than
15 minutes. The last several minutes it was closer to the inn, at one point
over the lower parking area were the popcorn stand is. It came around to
the east side of the inn and went down the valley. Spent a good amount of
time catching insects, probably dragonflies. Great views. I feel lucky that
I was able to watch it for so long.

The first bird today was an adult male harrier at 8:58am. It did not fool
around; apppeared over the ridge and then quickly down Rockfish Valley.

Non-raptor Observations:
5 hummingbirds, 6 Monarchs
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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


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Date: 9/2/18 6:50 pm
From: Donald Sweig via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] NIGHTHAWKS and SWIFTS
About 20 members of the Northern Virginia Bird Club met at 16th and Edgewood in South Arlington tonight for the annual Nighthawk and Swift watch. What was probably the highlight of the night occurred at about 7:30, even before the Swifts headed for the chimney. Someone spotted and we all watched a group of 35 to 40, Common Nighthawks, high up, and seriously migrating SSW.
None of these birds were flying around or feeding; they were seriously migrating.
The Swift count, about 8 o’clock, was about 200 birds going down into a chimney.
Many of the group then proceeded down to the Air Force Memorial to look for more Nighthawks in the lights. We did not find any. So, I then got out my scope and several of us had really nice views of the bright and red planet Mars, the planet Jupiter with four moons, and a smallish but crystal clear view of Saturn and its glorious rings. All in all a very nice evening.
Thanks to Joanna Taylor for organizing and leading the watch.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Virginia


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Date: 9/2/18 5:32 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Snickers Gap (02 Sep 2018) 26 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 12 12 12
Bald Eagle 0 0 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 11 11 11
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 26 26 31
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Duane Schilling, The Cartwrights, Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
Lots of hikers and a few good doggies, the star being a brute of a Pitbull
that was stone deaf. The mutts outnumbered the purebreds.


Weather:
Cool compared to the rest of the summer. Puffy clouds and a breeze,
Oleasant.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Joan and Bob (<icepeep...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=494


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Date: 9/2/18 5:18 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (02 Sep 2018) 7 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 9 25
Bald Eagle 0 1 21
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1 6 31
Red-tailed Hawk 1 4 22
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 7 23 110
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 14:15:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brunstetter

Observers: Bill & Katie James, Kristine & Andrew, phillip ferguson

Visitors:
Wonderful help from Phillip, Bill and Katie, Andrew and his family. Dave B
stopped by. Met Richard and his dog Peepers. Had a nice couple from Fairfax
watch with us for a bit. Couple of folks checking out the milkweed for
monarch eggs.


Weather:
Western Valley shrouded by clouds till 11a. Otherwise partly cloudy to blue
skies with a visibility of 5. Temp from 67F - 80F. Winds light at 0-1 and
generally from the W.

Raptor Observations:
First bird was a BW at 9:10a on the East. All other raptors to the West.
Had an RT land just down the road on the parkway railing. Had 3 local RT's
today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Hairy Woodpecker, Cedar Waxwing, Goldfinch, Flycatcher (sp?), Swifts, and a
Nighthawk. 3 monarchs. Lots of dragonflies today.

Predictions:
Heat with a few raptors on the side.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (<DRB57...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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


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Date: 9/2/18 4:33 pm
From: Shea Tiller via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Nighthawks feeding over Competition Park (Fluvanna)
To add onto all the recent nighthawk reports, there were nighthawks feeding
low over competition park at Pleasant Grove in Fluvanna county this evening.

Great birding,

Shea
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Date: 9/2/18 3:09 pm
From: William Leigh via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Buff-breasted Sandpiper

All,



There was a single Buff-breasted Sandpiper at the Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction West of Dayton on Lumber Road this afternoon. When I left it had not been seen for about an hour but it is a tough bird to locate and stay on... .. I am fairly optimistic it is still present.


best,



William Leigh

Bridgewater VA
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Date: 9/2/18 2:18 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (02 Sep 2018) 35 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 24 42 50
Bald Eagle 5 11 11
Northern Harrier 0 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 5 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 4
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 35 70 82
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bob Anderson, Chris Foster, Harry Armistead

Weather:
Winds were light and variable, mostly with a southerly component throughout
the day. Skies were partly cloudy, becoming mostly clear in the mid
afternoon. Temperatures were in the mid seventies to mid eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Mostly Ospreys were flying, but it was a slow day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor movement was also rather slow, but some Purple Martins and
Eastern Kingbirds were flying this afternoon. Three Snowy Egrets passed
this morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/2/18 12:51 pm
From: Ed Wallace via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Western Willet/Dyke Marsh/Stone Bridge
I saw a willet at about 9am from the pedestrian bridge overlooking hunting creek in the mud flats. I did get a few photos as well. It was hanging out with three Greater Yellowlegs. My bad for not getting this our earlier.

I have not seen many reports from the bridge. It has a great view of the mud flats during low tide and I think will have great light during the evening. Its a bit of pain to access. Nearest parking is at Jones Point about a 10 minute walk.

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From: 30032512200n behalf of
Sent: Sunday, September 2, 2018 12:47 PM
To: <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Western Willet/Dyke Marsh/Stone Bridge

Saw one Western Willet low tide at the Dyke Marsh/ Stone Bridge - north end of GW Pkwy just before it hits Old Town Alexandria -

Saw it in bad lite on east side of bridge - larger than assetd Yellowlegs w. a thicker bill that looked to have a slight droop at the end. Gizz was different than YellowLegs in that it was more deliberate in its endeavors. Disappeared into the spatterdock and I did not see it again on east side of bridge.

Same bird (?) found on west side of bridge as tide was almost full. Was closer to a Yellowlegs this time for a better comparison size wise. Gray legs now clearly visible in better light. Dull gray above with some gray on chest. No supercillium.

Rich Rieger
Alexandria
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Date: 9/2/18 11:30 am
From: Candice Lowther via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] LARK SPARROW at Leesylvania details
Scott,

Yay! You’re so welcome!

Candice

On Sun, Sep 2, 2018 at 1:42 PM Scott Priebe <falco57...> wrote:

> Ran into Larry Meade at ~12:00, and he located the sparrow at 12:10
> feeding on the roadside be one of the grass triangles at the turn loop at
> the Visitor's Center.
> We followed the bird moving around mainly in front of the vistor's center
> between the various trees and the flower bed along the front of the
> building; occasionally it returned to the Leatherleaf Viburnum bushes along
> the parking spaces adjacent to the handicapped spaces.
> I last saw it flying from said flowerbed up into one of the maple trees at
> 12:30, just before I left.
> Photos on eBird post
> https://ebird.org/va/view/checklist/email?subID=S48243966
>
> Thank you for the lifer Candice!!
>
> Scott D. Priebe
> Springfield, VA
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* VA-bird <va-bird-bounces+falco57=<msn.com...> on behalf
> of Candice Lowther via VA-bird <va-bird...>
> *Sent:* Sunday, September 2, 2018 10:43 AM
> *To:* David Larsen - birding; Lott, Michael (DCR); Sally Knight; VA Bird
> *Subject:* [VA-bird] Lark sparrow at Leesylvania details
>
> Hey everyone,
>
> Sorry if there was any confusion.
>
> This morning at 7:55 I posted an email to va-bird about a Lark Sparrow.
> Sally Knight and I found it this morning in the visitors center parking
> lot. It is near the handicapped spots. Occasionally it would fly into a
> tree and then return to the same location. My initial email has a picture
> of the bird. We are still in the field. I can post more pictures when I
> get home. I hope this helps!
>
> Good birding!
>
> Candice Lowther
> Bristow
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Date: 9/2/18 11:29 am
From: Candice Lowther via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Lark sparrow at Leesylvania details
Congratulations! I’m so glad you found it!

Candice

On Sun, Sep 2, 2018 at 1:31 PM Gerry Hawkins <maineusa...> wrote:

> I just easily relocated the Lark Sparrow in this same area. Thanks for the
> find and report Candice.
>
> Gerry Hawkins
> Arlington, VA
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Sep 2, 2018, at 10:43 AM, Candice Lowther via VA-bird <
> <va-bird...> wrote:
> >
> > Hey everyone,
> >
> > Sorry if there was any confusion.
> >
> > This morning at 7:55 I posted an email to va-bird about a Lark Sparrow.
> > Sally Knight and I found it this morning in the visitors center parking
> > lot. It is near the handicapped spots. Occasionally it would fly into a
> > tree and then return to the same location. My initial email has a
> picture
> > of the bird. We are still in the field. I can post more pictures when I
> > get home. I hope this helps!
> >
> > Good birding!
> >
> > Candice Lowther
> > Bristow
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Date: 9/2/18 10:43 am
From: Scott Priebe via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] LARK SPARROW at Leesylvania details
Ran into Larry Meade at ~12:00, and he located the sparrow at 12:10 feeding on the roadside be one of the grass triangles at the turn loop at the Visitor's Center.
We followed the bird moving around mainly in front of the vistor's center between the various trees and the flower bed along the front of the building; occasionally it returned to the Leatherleaf Viburnum bushes along the parking spaces adjacent to the handicapped spaces.
I last saw it flying from said flowerbed up into one of the maple trees at 12:30, just before I left.
Photos on eBird post https://ebird.org/va/view/checklist/email?subID=S48243966

Thank you for the lifer Candice!!

Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA

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Sent: Sunday, September 2, 2018 10:43 AM
To: David Larsen - birding; Lott, Michael (DCR); Sally Knight; VA Bird
Subject: [VA-bird] Lark sparrow at Leesylvania details

Hey everyone,

Sorry if there was any confusion.

This morning at 7:55 I posted an email to va-bird about a Lark Sparrow.
Sally Knight and I found it this morning in the visitors center parking
lot. It is near the handicapped spots. Occasionally it would fly into a
tree and then return to the same location. My initial email has a picture
of the bird. We are still in the field. I can post more pictures when I
get home. I hope this helps!

Good birding!

Candice Lowther
Bristow
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Date: 9/2/18 10:38 am
From: Thomas Nardone via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Sep 2, 2018
Three people participated in the weekly walk at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve this morning. The group observed 41 species. The list is given below.

>
> Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Fairfax, Virginia, US
> Sep 2, 2018 7:49 AM - 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.5 mile(s)
> 41 species (+2 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 19
> Mallard 40
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
> Mourning Dove 20
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
> shorebird sp. 1
> Laughing Gull 10
> Ring-billed Gull 500
> Caspian Tern 2
> Double-crested Cormorant 12
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Great Egret 23
> Green Heron 1
> Osprey 4
> Bald Eagle 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Empidonax sp. 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> White-eyed Vireo 2
> Warbling Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 2
> Blue Jay 2
> Fish Crow 2
> Carolina Chickadee 3
> Tufted Titmouse 4
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Carolina Wren 8
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
> American Robin 35
> Gray Catbird 8
> European Starling 30
> Cedar Waxwing 1
> House Finch 1
> American Goldfinch 2
> Orchard Oriole 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 20
> Common Grackle 12
> Northern Cardinal 10
> Indigo Bunting 1
> House Sparrow 7
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48243644
>
>

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Date: 9/2/18 10:31 am
From: Gerry Hawkins via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Lark sparrow at Leesylvania details
I just easily relocated the Lark Sparrow in this same area. Thanks for the find and report Candice.

Gerry Hawkins
Arlington, VA

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 2, 2018, at 10:43 AM, Candice Lowther via VA-bird <va-bird...> wrote:
>
> Hey everyone,
>
> Sorry if there was any confusion.
>
> This morning at 7:55 I posted an email to va-bird about a Lark Sparrow.
> Sally Knight and I found it this morning in the visitors center parking
> lot. It is near the handicapped spots. Occasionally it would fly into a
> tree and then return to the same location. My initial email has a picture
> of the bird. We are still in the field. I can post more pictures when I
> get home. I hope this helps!
>
> Good birding!
>
> Candice Lowther
> Bristow
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Date: 9/2/18 9:46 am
From: Richard Rieger via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Western Willet/Dyke Marsh/Stone Bridge
Saw one Western Willet low tide at the Dyke Marsh/ Stone Bridge - north end of GW Pkwy just before it hits Old Town Alexandria -

Saw it in bad lite on east side of bridge - larger than asset’d Yellowlegs w. a thicker bill that looked to have a slight droop at the end. Gizz was different than YellowLegs in that it was more ‘deliberate” in its endeavors. Disappeared into the spatterdock and I did not see it again on east side of bridge.

Same bird (?) found on west side of bridge as tide was almost full. Was closer to a Yellowlegs this time for a better comparison size wise. Gray legs now clearly visible in better light. Dull gray above with some gray on chest. No supercillium.

Rich Rieger
Alexandria
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Date: 9/2/18 8:47 am
From: Patrick Malone via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Dyke Marsh at sunrise today
The marsh and the marina next door looked beautiful this AM and the weather wasn’t too sticky. Several great egrets were wading about and a monarch butterfly was working some flowers.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhU4TAu <https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhU4TAu>


Patrick Malone
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Date: 9/2/18 7:43 am
From: Candice Lowther via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Lark sparrow at Leesylvania details
Hey everyone,

Sorry if there was any confusion.

This morning at 7:55 I posted an email to va-bird about a Lark Sparrow.
Sally Knight and I found it this morning in the visitors center parking
lot. It is near the handicapped spots. Occasionally it would fly into a
tree and then return to the same location. My initial email has a picture
of the bird. We are still in the field. I can post more pictures when I
get home. I hope this helps!

Good birding!

Candice Lowther
Bristow
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Date: 9/2/18 6:30 am
From: Candice Lowther via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Lark Sparrow still at Leesylvania PWC
FYI , it’s still there (7:30 am- 9:25 am) in the same location.

Candice
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Date: 9/2/18 6:10 am
From: Patti Reum via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Nighthawks in Highland Co.
I had a little campfire last night in my back yard and was entertained by
the flying antics of several nighthawks. Such graceful birds!
Patti

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Date: 9/2/18 4:41 am
From: Jeffrey Blalock via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Prothonotary Warbler for Yard
Greetings all

While doing my yard count this morning I had another Prothonotary Warbler in my yard with my first ever on 25 August 2018


From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-470-4352 Cell
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Date: 9/1/18 8:20 pm
From: Nick Newberry via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] 314 Nighthawks southeast of Fredericksburg
This evening while birding at Slaughter Pen Farm Historic Site (https://ebird.org/hotspot/L4426661 <https://ebird.org/hotspot/L4426661>) just southeast of Fredericksburg I stumbled into a very nice flight of nighthawks. For approximately 45 minutes starting at ~6:55 loose flocks of nighthawks flew southeast over the fields. To the northeast, east, southeast, and south were major storm systems which I think funneled many of the birds past my location. Once the storms got closer and the wind picked up the movements abruptly stopped (~7:40).

Good birding,
Nick
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Date: 9/1/18 7:50 pm
From: Donald Sweig via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Nighthawks
I set out about 5: 50 this evening to see if I could find some Nighthawks along the C&O canal. I got about halfway down my driveway in suburban Falls Church and two of them flew over my neighbor’s yard and across the street, disappearing behind the trees on the other side. I drove around the neighborhood and didn’t see anymore. These are the first Nighthawks I’ve seen near where I live in four or five years
Over along the canal, I saw two from the parking lot at Carderock and two more from the parking lot at lock-10.
Hopefully they’ll be more tomorrow.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church,Virginia

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Date: 9/1/18 4:11 pm
From: Russell Taylor via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Conway Robinson State Forest, Prince William Co
Phil Kenny and I stopped in at CRSF at about 11:30am this morning for about
2 hours. Though late, incredibly muggy, and with near Chincoteague levels
of mosquitos, the birding was excellent. We encountered several large mixed
flocks of migrants plus chickadees and titmice. Highlights were dueting
Barred Owls, 12 warbler species, Veery and Swainson's Thrush,
Yellow-throated and Red-eyed Vireos.

Best areas were the pipeline R.O.W. and the wet areas on either side of the
raised abandoned railroad bed trail.

Complete list of 38 spp: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48222047

Cheers,
Russ Taylor
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Date: 9/1/18 3:47 pm
From: Marc Ribaudo via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Nighthawk
Common nighthawk just flew over my house in Woodbridge.

Marc Ribaudo

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Date: 9/1/18 3:12 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (01 Sep 2018) 16 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 7 23
Bald Eagle 1 1 21
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 5 5 30
Red-tailed Hawk 3 3 21
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 16 16 103
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Andrew Newcomb

Observers: Dillard Childress, Kristine Newcomb, phillip ferguson

Visitors:
Somewhat busy parkway. Some hikers, a bicyclist who rode from Salem to
Bedford, the guy who adopted the overlook.


Weather:
SW winds during the last hour. Not much wind before that. 70-77F. Cloud
cover 20-75%. A t storm stopped the watch early.

Raptor Observations:
Adult Bald Eagle 11:21 AM(10:21)
5 non migrating Red Tails
Most of the birds were far out early and later, they were over head.

Non-raptor Observations:
39 Monarchs, Hummingbird, Black Swallowtails, Goldfinches, Ravens, Turkey
and Black Vultures, Chimney Swifts

Predictions:
Little warmer
========================================================================
Report submitted by Kris Newcomb ()
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 9/1/18 2:18 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (01 Sep 2018) 35 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 18 18 26
Bald Eagle 6 6 6
Northern Harrier 3 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 3 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 3 4
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 35 35 47
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Harry Armistead

Weather:
Winds were generally calm this morning, becoming light to moderate, and
wind direction was mostly from the east southeast. Skies were mostly to
partly cloudy, with temperatures in the seventies to mid eighties. Humidity
hung in the air this morning, but a nice breeze later on helped to cool
things off.

Raptor Observations:
Activity peaked in the late morning to early afternoon. The flight was
rather stagnant at times, but it was nice to see some Ospreys moving. A
peregrine and Cooper's Hawk chased each other through the air at one point,
which was a nice highlight.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was an excellent Bobolink flight today, with approximately 1,041
birds seen passing. A leucistic Eastern Kingbird with entirely white upper
wings flew by. Several hundred Eastern Kingbirds and Purple Martins were on
the move. Other highlights included:

16 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
6 Glossy Ibises
3 Red-headed Woodpeckers
2 Pileated Woodpeckers
1 Common Nighthawk


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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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Date: 9/1/18 1:23 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (01 Sep 2018) 1 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 34
Bald Eagle 0 0 7
Northern Harrier 0 0 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 3
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 126
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 7
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 1 1 207
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:15:00
Observation end time: 12:45:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers:

Weather:
Rockfish Gap fogged in most of morning, beginning to clear at 10:15am. Fog
slowly and constantly blowing in from the east, filling the gap entirely.
It finally lifted for the most part to east and west, but it never lifted
overhead. 27.8-26.2C temp. Mild E breeze. Very poor visibility. Dark grey
clouds and rain moved in just after noon.

Raptor Observations:
Managed to squeeze out one Osprey out to the west flying due south at very
low altitude.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Monarchs, 8 hummingbirds, 112 Chimney Swifts, 24 Barn Swallows. Lots of
dragonflies.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 9/1/18 11:03 am
From: Larry Meade via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] NVBC at Huntley Meadows Hike-Bike side-Shorebird Show

Birders from the Northern Virginia Bird Club visited Huntley Meadows Park in Fairfax County this morning. This time, we were on the Hike-Bike side of the park on Telegraph Road. The walk was led by Stacia Novy and me. Conditions were cloudy and muggy, but the rain had moved out by the time we started. We did pretty well with 56 species observed overall. The highlight was the nine shorebird species we saw in the main marsh. We viewed them from the platform which is next to the berm and can be reached by traveling down the trail to the right before you reach the end of the paved trail. After scanning for a while, we found Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary, Spotted, Pectoral, Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers, plus Killdeer and a Semipalmated Plover. We were a bit disappointed with the lack of warblers with only a Common Yellowthroat and American Redstart tallied. However, we did see Wild Turkeys, Scarlet Tanagers, Wood Ducks, a Bald Eagle and a Blue Grosbeak.


Larry Meade
Merrifield, VA





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Date: 9/1/18 5:01 am
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (31 Aug 2018) 57 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 31, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 12 33 33
Bald Eagle 0 7 7
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 3 3
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 40 126 126
Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 7 7
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 3 3
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1

Total: 57 206 206
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: John Rowlett

Observers: Dave Hunter

Weather:
Light variable breeze early and mild ESE/S wind in afternoon. 19-28C temp.
Mostly sunny with good visibility.

Raptor Observations:
A female Northern Harrier at 10:38am. 9 Osprey in 2-3pm hour. 23 BWHA in
the 2-3pm hour and 13 more at 3-4pm.

Non-raptor Observations:
6 hummingbirds and 6 Monarchs.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


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Date: 8/31/18 7:47 pm
From: Kurt Gaskill via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Loudoun County Parkway rookery?
Teri,

According to data in the Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas (available via ebird) this location has confirmed breeding Great Blue Herons in 2016 and 2017. No data for 2018 has been entered.

Kurt Gaskill

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> On Aug 31, 2018, at 5:35 PM, Teri via VA-bird <va-bird...> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know the status of the Loudoun County wetlands heron rookery off Loudoun county Parkway and Marblehead pkwy in Ashburn? The new shopping and housing developments at Loudoun One have sadly overwhelmed this preserve. I saw no evidence of any herons nesting here this year. Did anyone else notice any activity at this rookery this summer?
> TIA
> Teri Holland
> Berryville
>
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Date: 8/31/18 5:50 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (31 Aug 2018) 7 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 31, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 16 16
Bald Eagle 3 20 20
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 1 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 2 25 25
Red-tailed Hawk 1 18 18
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 7 87 87
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Mitch Mitchell

Observers: Dan DeHart, Darryl Martin, King Irvin, Randy Doss

Visitors:
Also helping count were Phillip Ferguson, Bill and Katie Adams and Randy
Doss. Dave Bergouie who frequents the knob on his day hiking excursions
visited for a good while.


Weather:
Day started with the overlook completely socked in with fog that finally
lifted enough to see the western valley around 12:30. Warm day that had us
seeking shade with temps ranging from 23c to 29c.

Raptor Observations:
First bird of the day was a Cooper's hawk at 12:50 and the last bird an
immature bald eagle at approx. 3:30. Two more immatures at 2:12 and 2:37.
The final eagle had lit in the top of a pine tree just to the right of the
overlook and then flew into a tree below the overlook not to be seen again
for the rest of the watch.

Non-raptor Observations:
Dragonflies and gnats were plentiful at various points of the day as well a
several monarchs. Parkway traffic was fairly light for a holiday weekend
Friday and most passed the overlook without driving through. No AT hikers
today.

Predictions:
If you're early to the overlook on Saturday you may get a chance to see
that immature eagle take flight for the day. Weather looks to be more of
the same temperature wise.
========================================================================
Report submitted by stan Mitchell (<mitchmitchell7...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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Date: 8/31/18 5:26 pm
From: David Young via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Common Nighthawks - Reston
Starting around 7:00 pm tonight (8/31), I noticed a few Common Nighthawks out back above
the fairway. Numbers quickly grew to over 20. We live a very short trip from Reston Town Center whose lighting usually draws them in. Also had a Chestnut Sided Warbler in the yard today.
David Young
Reston, Va
<lcdyoung93...>
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Date: 8/31/18 2:36 pm
From: Teri via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Loudoun County Parkway rookery?
Does anyone know the status of the Loudoun County wetlands heron rookery off Loudoun county Parkway and Marblehead pkwy in Ashburn? The new shopping and housing developments at Loudoun One have sadly overwhelmed this preserve. I saw no evidence of any herons nesting here this year. Did anyone else notice any activity at this rookery this summer?
TIA
Teri Holland
Berryville

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Date: 8/31/18 1:16 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (31 Aug 2018) 12 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 31, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 8 8
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 12 12 12
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Observation start time: 12:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers:

Weather:
Modera