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From: Marshall Faintich <marshall...>
Subject: [va-bird] 5 warbler species
Blue Ridge Parkway and Route 610, VA; 8/9/2020. Report and photos:


<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_08_09.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_08_09.htm



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Date: 8/9/20 10:51 am
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: [va-bird] Re: Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Seabird Colony
Great news, Ruth. I was wondering the same thing. Best,
Dave Gibson
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On Sun, Aug 9, 2020 at 1:15 PM Boettcher, Ruth <
<ruth.boettcher...> wrote:

> Hi Janet et al.,
>
> I'm happy to report the barges did not have to be moved and most of the
> remaining common tern nests and unfledged common tern and black skimmer
> chicks on the barges made it through the storm.
>
> Cheers -
>
> Ruth
>
>
> *Ruth Boettcher*
>
> *Coastal Terrestrial Biologist*
>
> *Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources*
>
> *CONSERVE. CONNECT. PROTECT.*
>
> *A: *12610
> <https://maps.google.com/?qx70+Villa+Park+Drive&entry=gmail&source=g> Jacobus
> Creek Rd., Machipongo, VA 23405
> *M: *757-709-0766 (Cell)
>
> *www.dwr.virginia.gov* <http://www.dwr.virginia.gov/>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Sat, Aug 8, 2020 at 5:41 PM Janet Paisley <janetpaisley...>
> wrote:
>
>> Can anyone give an update on how the seabird colony fared in the recent
>> storm? in Becky Gwynn’s report on 8/2 she mentioned the possibility of
>> having to move the barges because of the approaching storm. Anyone know?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Janet Paisley
>> Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
>>
>>
>>
>> > On Aug 8, 2020, at 4:25 PM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>> >
>> > I sent out the following a few weeks ago:
>> > Hi everyone, I've been asked by a well-known radio show host up in
>> Boston
>> > to go on the air with him to talk about the colony and how the
>> > seabirds have successfully nested this year on Fort Wool. I'm not
>> > qualified. I don't know the details. Is there someone out there who
>> > does and who might be interested? Please let me know.
>> > I'm happy to report that Becky Gwynn of Virginia DWR responded and was
>> > interviewed about the colony on 8/2. Here's a link to the show
>> > <http://www.talkinbirds.com/archive>. The interview with Becky begins
>> > around the 10-minute mark. All the best,
>> > Dave Gibson
>> > https://birdpartner.com/
>> >
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>
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Date: 8/8/20 2:41 pm
From: Janet Paisley <janetpaisley...>
Subject: [va-bird] Re: Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Seabird Colony
Can anyone give an update on how the seabird colony fared in the recent storm? in Becky Gwynn’s report on 8/2 she mentioned the possibility of having to move the barges because of the approaching storm. Anyone know?

Thanks!

Janet Paisley
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903



> On Aug 8, 2020, at 4:25 PM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>
> I sent out the following a few weeks ago:
> Hi everyone, I've been asked by a well-known radio show host up in Boston
> to go on the air with him to talk about the colony and how the
> seabirds have successfully nested this year on Fort Wool. I'm not
> qualified. I don't know the details. Is there someone out there who
> does and who might be interested? Please let me know.
> I'm happy to report that Becky Gwynn of Virginia DWR responded and was
> interviewed about the colony on 8/2. Here's a link to the show
> <http://www.talkinbirds.com/archive>. The interview with Becky begins
> around the 10-minute mark. All the best,
> Dave Gibson
> https://birdpartner.com/
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Date: 8/8/20 1:26 pm
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: [va-bird] Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Seabird Colony
I sent out the following a few weeks ago:
Hi everyone, I've been asked by a well-known radio show host up in Boston
to go on the air with him to talk about the colony and how the
seabirds have successfully nested this year on Fort Wool. I'm not
qualified. I don't know the details. Is there someone out there who
does and who might be interested? Please let me know.
I'm happy to report that Becky Gwynn of Virginia DWR responded and was
interviewed about the colony on 8/2. Here's a link to the show
<http://www.talkinbirds.com/archive>. The interview with Becky begins
around the 10-minute mark. All the best,
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Date: 8/8/20 12:38 pm
From: <BMcGovern...>
Subject: [va-bird] Re: Unusual Kingbird
Marshall:
You must be using the original Sibleys. The Second Edition does have the
orange-red crown.
Bill

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Subject: [va-bird] Re: Unusual Kingbird

It was pointed out to me that Eastern Kingbirds do have an orange crown
patch that is seldom visible. The first two field guides that I checked
(including Sibley's) do not mention this. The National Geographic field
guide does. Never have seen this before.


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Date: 8/8/20 12:07 pm
From: Marshall Faintich <marshall...>
Subject: [va-bird] Re: Unusual Kingbird
It was pointed out to me that Eastern Kingbirds do have an orange crown
patch that is seldom visible. The first two field guides that I checked
(including Sibley's) do not mention this. The National Geographic field
guide does. Never have seen this before.


______________________________________

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Crozet, VA

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Date: 8/8/20 12:01 pm
From: Michael C <mikiecal...>
Subject: [va-bird] Re: Unusual Kingbird
Lucky you! Since I found out about these birds having crowns, I've been trying to capture it but have never seen it in normal behavior. I witnessed a Great Kiskadee flashing in Costa Rica but couldn't capture it. Then I saw an IG vid of an Eastern Kingbird flashing (my term, probably not ornitholgically correct) but couldn't tell what was provoking the display, whether a female nearby (like with Ruby-crowned & Golden-crowned Kinglets), danger (hawk, etc.) or what. Awesome Marshall!
Mikie Catanzaro
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Sent: Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:44 PM
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Subject: [va-bird] Unusual Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird with orange crown feathers! Old Trail; Crozet, VA;
8/8/2020. Report and photos:


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Date: 8/8/20 11:55 am
From: Marshall Faintich <marshall...>
Subject: [va-bird] Re: Unusual Kingbird
Hi Frank,


Thanks for the info. I never knew this, and it’s not mentioned in Sibley’s guide, or any of my other field guides.



Cheers,



Marshall



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Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2020 2:50 PM
To: Marshall Faintich
Cc: va-bird
Subject: Re: [va-bird] Unusual Kingbird



Hi Marshall,



All the members of the genus Tyrannus, including Eastern Kingbird, have colored crown patches like this. They typically keep them concealed unless they are agitated or displaying, so we don't often see them in the field.

Best wishes,

Frank Fogarty



On Sat, Aug 8, 2020 at 11:45 AM Marshall Faintich <marshall...> wrote:

Eastern Kingbird with orange crown feathers! Old Trail; Crozet, VA;
8/8/2020. Report and photos:


<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_08_08.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_08_08.htm



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Date: 8/8/20 11:53 am
From: Frank Fogarty <fogartyfa...>
Subject: [va-bird] Re: Unusual Kingbird
Hi Marshall,
All the members of the genus Tyrannus, including Eastern Kingbird, have
colored crown patches like this. They typically keep them concealed unless
they are agitated or displaying, so we don't often see them in the field.

Best wishes,

Frank Fogarty

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wrote:

> Eastern Kingbird with orange crown feathers! Old Trail; Crozet, VA;
> 8/8/2020. Report and photos:
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>
> <http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_08_08.htm>
> http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_08_08.htm
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Date: 8/8/20 11:45 am
From: Marshall Faintich <marshall...>
Subject: [va-bird] Unusual Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird with orange crown feathers! Old Trail; Crozet, VA;
8/8/2020. Report and photos:


<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_08_08.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_08_08.htm



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Crozet, VA

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Date: 8/6/20 4:13 pm
From: Liezel D'souza <ldsouza...>
Subject: [va-bird] Bird pics
Hello all,
I have finally uploaded pics I have been taking of birds since covid.

Have not written any descriptions yet. Pics of the Loon were taken before it left for the north. It had breeding plumage.

Trying to get woodpeckers and owls, but not figured out a site to stalk them yet.

https://neatnature.myportfolio.com/

thanks,
Liezel


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Date: 8/5/20 1:51 pm
From: DAVID YOUNG <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender lcdyoung93 for DMARC)
Subject: [va-bird] Lake Fairfax - Marsh Wren
Today 8/5, I first heard and then had long looks at an adult Marsh Wren. Early dispersal/coastal tropical storm pushed Inland?? It was below the Water Park’s employee building and the arm of the Lake towards the Hunt Club. Habitat is perfect and due to the water park being closed the park maintenance has let nature overgrow the area. Fairly certain a new “park bird” for me.
Dave Young..
Reston, Virginia



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Date: 8/5/20 1:28 pm
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: [va-bird] Anatomy of a Photo Shoot, Part Two
in. I hope you enjoy it, and I welcome your feedback. Stay well!
Dave Gibson
https://birdpartner.com/

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Date: 8/5/20 12:31 pm
From: Marshall Faintich <marshall...>
Subject: [va-bird] 5 warbler species
Blue Ridge Parkway, VA; 8/5/2020. Interesting Hooded Warbler. Report and
photos:


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http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_08_05.htm



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Date: 8/5/20 4:12 am
From: <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender youkerd for DMARC)
Subject: [va-bird] Modified KC Rules
Set aside Saturday, September 26th for our annual day of birding.  Not only is it fun and a little bit competitive, but it also directly supports the mission of the Coastal VA Wildlife Observatory.  But given the current COVID-19 guidelines, the Kiptopeke Challenge will implement the following changes.

 

1. Teams of one are allowed.

 

2. For teams of 2 or more, follow current VA guidelines for safety and social distancing.  CVWO encourages masks were social distancing isn’t possible.  Carpooling is discouraged unless it involves family members.  Sharing of equipment such as scopes is also discouraged.

 

3.  For teams of 2 or more, the requirement that at least two members see a particular species has been waived.  However, 90% of all species must be seen by the entire team (this has been reduced from the usual 95%)

 

This is a good year to participate as an individual and compete in the Special Venue category.  As you pull together your teams, please pass along your team name and members so I can add them to our KC webpage (https://vawildliferesearch.org/kiptopeke-challenge )

 

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CVWO

 



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Date: 8/3/20 10:13 am
From: sharon kearns <skwalks...>
Subject: [va-bird] Re: Martin roost in Winchester
I am currently at our farm in Pocahontas County WV. We have as of this
morning 88 American Crows here and Geese are coming into the area. Is it
the storm or is it the year?
Sharon Kearns
Hillsboro, Pocahontas County, WV
Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va
On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 12:01 PM Jon Little <littlejon48...> wrote:

> We checked the Martin roost at the Pleasant Valley Ave Walmart last night.
> Our estimate was 4500. The birds all lit in 3 trees that are directly north
> of the flag on the building. Luckily then, there were no cars parked under,
> nor near the trees. They sometimes seem bothered by people and noise while
> they are circling about, but they do eventually settle into those 3 trees.
> All birds were down by 8:45.
>
>
> Whereas last year, they were using trees across the road from Walmart at
> Home Depot, none were there last night. This is the earliest date that
> we've
> seen this many, in all the years we've been watching this roost.
>
>
>
> Jon & BJ Little
>
> Winchester
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Date: 8/3/20 9:01 am
From: Jon Little <littlejon48...>
Subject: [va-bird] Martin roost in Winchester
We checked the Martin roost at the Pleasant Valley Ave Walmart last night.
Our estimate was 4500. The birds all lit in 3 trees that are directly north
of the flag on the building. Luckily then, there were no cars parked under,
nor near the trees. They sometimes seem bothered by people and noise while
they are circling about, but they do eventually settle into those 3 trees.
All birds were down by 8:45.


Whereas last year, they were using trees across the road from Walmart at
Home Depot, none were there last night. This is the earliest date that we've
seen this many, in all the years we've been watching this roost.



Jon & BJ Little

Winchester



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Date: 8/2/20 3:03 pm
From: <barb22030...> <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender barb22030 for DMARC)
Subject: [va-bird] FLEDGLING PARADA, Vienna, VA
My Nature Photography DC/MD/VA Meetup group & I  enjoyed a fledgling parade at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Sunday: Eastern Kingbirds cavorting with their siblings, Eastern Bluebirds taking center stage, Barn Swallows chillin’, “Robinettes” putting on a show, & more.  Some of the bluebirds and robins were practicing puffing up their feathers & leaning in the Hades-hot sun.





My Meetup “safari”: https://www.meetup.com/Nature-Photography-DC-MD-VA/



Some of my private pix are (temporarily) here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/olympusbjs/70DeS3
- Barb, Fairfax 

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Date: 8/1/20 5:01 am
From: Ashley Peele <ashpeele...>
Subject: [va-bird] Fall migration approaches, once again...
Marking the final days of data collection for the second VA Breeding Bird
Atlas project.
But! It's not too late to get your final data contributions into the
VABBA2 eBird portal. As alway, folks need to once again use extra caution
with breeding codes, as the migration season advances.

See our Fall migration article for detailed guidance on this:
https://ebird.org/atlasva/news/fall-migration-begins/

Also, please keep in mind that timelines for entering data are different
this year! There isn't a long off-season to enter data lurking in notebooks
and smartphones, since this is the last season. Instead, we're asking
folks to report all 2020 birding data by *Sep 15th, 2020.*

Feel free to write with any questions about this deadline!

Ashley Peele, PhD
Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator
Conservation Management Institute - Virginia Tech
Office: 540-951-9378 (*Emails preferred. No longer working at the office.)
Fax: 540-231-7019


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Date: 7/31/20 3:55 pm
From: Emily Southgate <ewbsouthgate...>
Subject: [va-bird] Re: Mississippi Kite - Burke (Fairfax County)
January 1, 2020 started Maryland's 3rd BBA, so for those in the northern
part of Virginia there are lots of opportunities there.

On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 6:13 PM Steve Johnson <dmarc-noreply...>
wrote:

> Hi David,
> It's great to hear that the Atlas effort hasn't completely ended yet.
> I've pretty much hung up my traveling shoes in terms of going any distance
> around the state again. But there are still opportunities, as you showed
> here!!
> Out here in western Fairfax, I recently managed to upgrade a couple of
> completed blocks - just adding a species here or there, and getting a
> slightly higher version of Confirmed (Recently Fledged Young, previously we
> had Carrying Food).
> I will miss the whole Atlas effort. The teamwork has been a big part of
> it for me - meeting others at some of the blockbusting efforts, getting an
> S7 (singing for 7+ days = Probable) based on someone else's S (singing)
> report, having someone else achieve an S7 based on my S report, etc.
> My wife Lynn suggested, when the VABBA2 is over, maybe we'll go find
> another state conducting a Breeding Atlas. That is an intriguing idea!!
> Steve Johnson
> Fairfax, Virginia
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <dcharlesl...> <dcharlesl...>
> To: va-bird <va-bird...>
> Sent: Fri, Jul 31, 2020 4:17 pm
> Subject: [va-bird] Mississippi Kite - Burke (Fairfax County)
>
> This afternoon, I met up with Kurt Gaskill in Burke, not far from Lake
> Braddock, to look for Mississippi Kites recently reported on eBird in order
> to document them for the Breeding Bird Atlas. This is the same area where
> they nested in 2016. It wasn't long after the rain stopped that 2 adult
> Mississippi Kites flew overhead and perched nearby. One bird caught an
> insect and took it to the one youngster in the nest. Not long after it
> started to rain again, an adult flew to the nest and covered up the young
> bird. More details are on the eBird checklist:
> https://ebird.org/atlasva/checklist/S71987027
> David Ledwith
> Falls Church, VA
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Date: 7/31/20 3:13 pm
From: Steve Johnson <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender stevejohnson2 for DMARC)
Subject: [va-bird] Re: Mississippi Kite - Burke (Fairfax County)
Hi David,
It's great to hear that the Atlas effort hasn't completely ended yet.  I've pretty much hung up my traveling shoes in terms of going any distance around the state again.  But there are still opportunities, as you showed here!!
Out here in western Fairfax, I recently managed to upgrade a couple of completed blocks - just adding a species here or there, and getting a slightly higher version of Confirmed (Recently Fledged Young, previously we had Carrying Food).
I will miss the whole Atlas effort.  The teamwork has been a big part of it for me - meeting others at some of the blockbusting efforts, getting an S7 (singing for 7+ days = Probable) based on someone else's S (singing) report, having someone else achieve an S7 based on my S report, etc.
My wife Lynn suggested, when the VABBA2 is over, maybe we'll go find another state conducting a Breeding Atlas.  That is an intriguing idea!!
Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia
-----Original Message-----
From: <dcharlesl...> <dcharlesl...>
To: va-bird <va-bird...>
Sent: Fri, Jul 31, 2020 4:17 pm
Subject: [va-bird] Mississippi Kite - Burke (Fairfax County)

This afternoon, I met up with Kurt Gaskill in Burke, not far from Lake Braddock, to look for Mississippi Kites recently reported on eBird in order to document them for the Breeding Bird Atlas. This is the same area where they nested in 2016. It wasn't long after the rain stopped that 2 adult Mississippi Kites flew overhead and perched nearby. One bird caught an insect and took it to the one youngster in the nest. Not long after it started to rain again, an adult flew to the nest and covered up the young bird. More details are on the eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/atlasva/checklist/S71987027
David Ledwith
Falls Church, VA

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Date: 7/31/20 1:20 pm
From: <dcharlesl...> <dcharlesl...>
Subject: [va-bird] Mississippi Kite - Burke (Fairfax County)
This afternoon, I met up with Kurt Gaskill in Burke, not far from Lake Braddock, to look for Mississippi Kites recently reported on eBird in order to document them for the Breeding Bird Atlas. This is the same area where they nested in 2016. It wasn't long after the rain stopped that 2 adult Mississippi Kites flew overhead and perched nearby. One bird caught an insect and took it to the one youngster in the nest. Not long after it started to rain again, an adult flew to the nest and covered up the young bird. More details are on the eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/atlasva/checklist/S71987027
David Ledwith
Falls Church, VA

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Date: 7/31/20 10:09 am
From: Matt Smith <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender mcsmitfl for DMARC)
Subject: [va-bird] Re: Egyptian vulture redux
Thanks for the details. Fascinating record for sure, and pairs intriguingly with the Western Marsh-Harrier from Chincoteague (although with more provenance issues of course). Transatlantic raptor vagrants are seemingly few and far between. Guess we'll never know...
Matt
On Friday, July 31, 2020, 11:05:34 AM EDT, Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> wrote:

The 3rd person who saw it on the Cape Charles CBC was Paul McQuarry.  I've heard from Bill Clark.  He still thinks it might have been a vagrant.  He should know, he is Mr. Raptor.  Completely unrelated, when we were in India we saw several roosting on the Taj Mahal.  Good taste in buildings. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.
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Date: 7/31/20 8:05 am
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [va-bird] Egyptian vulture redux
The 3rd person who saw it on the Cape Charles CBC was Paul McQuarry. I've heard from Bill Clark. He still thinks it might have been a vagrant. He should know, he is Mr. Raptor. Completely unrelated, when we were in India we saw several roosting on the Taj Mahal. Good taste in buildings. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.
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Date: 7/30/20 5:14 pm
From: Marshall Faintich <marshall...>
Subject: [va-bird] Mixed Warbler flock
Blue Ridge Parkway, VA; 7/30/2020. Two Cerulean Warblers and two American
Redstarts, and then a mixed flock of six Cerulean Warblers, two Worm-eating
Warblers, two Black-throated Green Warblers, and one American Redstart.
Report and photos:


<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_07_30.htm>
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Crozet, VA

<marshall...>

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Date: 7/29/20 2:43 pm
From: Marshall Faintich <marshall...>
Subject: [va-bird] Warblers, butterflies, and moths
Blue Ridge Parkway and Route 610, VA; 7/29/2020. Report and photos:


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Date: 7/29/20 1:22 pm
From: T. M. Day <blkvulture...>
Subject: [va-bird] Manassas Park Birding
Greetings,
Last Thursday (23 July), Ian Topolsky and I birded a new(ish) park in
Manassas Park called Blooms Park. The land was acquired by the City of
Manassas Park from Prince William County in spring of 2019. The land had
been operated as a golf course, but because the course was so difficult
that golfers didn't want to play it, the county couldn't justify keeping it
open and turned the course and the land over to Manassas Park. The result
is a long, 3.5-mile hiking trail through forest and fairways that are
returning to a more natural state. This park may be of interest to birders
as well as folks just looking for a nice walk. I will warn that the paved
path is surprisingly steep in places.

The birding is what one would expect from the habitat, and the day of our
visit was hot and humid. We managed around forty species, with no real
surprises. Perhaps the most notable species was Blue Grosbeak, with a pair
seen at one spot, and another male singing elsewhere. These birds likely
wouldn't have been here while this course was a golf course.

Below I've included a link to the hotspot description from the
BirdingVirginia.org website, as well as a brief profile about Manassas Park
from the same site. I have also included the eBird checklist from last
Thursday.

Cheers,

Todd

Blooms Park hotspot description:
https://birdingvirginia.org/manassas-park/hotspots/blooms-park
Manassas Park profile: https://birdingvirginia.org/manassas-park
eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71744704

--
---------------------------------
Todd Michael Day
<blkvulture...>
Culpeper County, VA
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Date: 7/29/20 1:15 pm
From: Jeffrey Blalock <jcbabirder...>
Subject: [va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Jorbeer Carcass Dump, Bikaner, Feb 5, 2017
Greetings
For all the are interested click on the link below to see pictures of Egyptian and other vultures that I saw in India in 2017.

From my iPhone

Go Birding be Safe

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
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> Date: July 29, 2020 at 4:12:55 PM EDT
> To: <jcbabirder...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Jorbeer Carcass Dump, Bikaner, Feb 5, 2017
>
> Jorbeer Carcass Dump, Bikaner, Bikaner, Rajasthan, IN
> Feb 5, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 5.0 mile(s)
> Checklist Comments: With Deepak Kumar and one of the Park Rangers
> 19 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Gray Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus) 5
> Yellow-eyed Pigeon (Columba eversmanni) 30 Pigeon with a Yellow-Eye ring IDed by Deepak Kumar my guide and Forest Ranger.
> Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus) 14
> Red-naped Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa) 5
> Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) 1000 Easily under counted.
> Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) 1 A Cinereous Vulture with two Egyptian Vultures and a Griffon Vulture.
> Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) 10
> Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) 2
> Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) 1
> Black Kite (Milvus migrans) 100
> Spotted Owlet (Athene brama) 2
> House Crow (Corvus splendens) 15
> Greater/Sykes's Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla/dukhunensis) 50
> Bimaculated Lark (Melanocorypha bimaculata) 1
> White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis) 2
> Common Babbler (Turdoides caudata) 10
> Rosy Starling (Pastor roseus) 30
> Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina) 1
> Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti) 1
> Indian Silverbill (Euodice malabarica) 4
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S34787732
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

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Date: 7/29/20 9:34 am
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [va-bird] Egyptian Vulture
EGYPTIAN VULTURE

Seen well on the Cape Charles Christmas Bird Count many years ago, an immature, soaring over what is now Eastern Shore of Virginia N.W.R. by Paul Sykes, Brian Patteson, and a 3rd observer whose name escapes me (from NC; wears an oversize belt buckle emblazoned in big letters with BULLSHIT). These 3 all wrote good descriptions.


At the time I asked Richard Ryan, I think that was his name, an authority on the holdings of zoos and private collections and an active birder. He said the bird was probably an escape from a theme park such as Great Adventure. No records at that outstanding outpost for Eurafrican strays, Barbados.


Somehow Bill Clark got wind of this and asked me. I sent him the 3 descriptions. I was very surprised he included it in his 2nd edition. It would be so nice if this was a wild bird, but it doesnt seem likely.


Birds of Europe, many consider the best field guide ever done, by Zetterstrom, Svensson & Mullarney, has 11 illustrations of this vulture, which does, in fact, occur in Egypt. Thats from the 1st edition (Princeton, 1999). I dont have the 2nd ed. here in MD. Neither do I have my files for the Christmas count here - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia & Bellevue, MD.


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Date: 7/27/20 9:19 am
From: Matt Smith <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender mcsmitfl for DMARC)
Subject: [va-bird] Egyptian Vulture
Hi all, just came across this passing mention in the Peterson guide to hawks
of North America:


"A juvenile or Basic I Egyptian Vulture was seen well at Cape Charles,
Virginia, in late December, 1985. This record has not been considered by the
AOU."



Does anyone have more info on this sighting?



Thanks,

Matt Smith





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Date: 7/26/20 3:19 pm
From: Mary Ann Good <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender magood1 for DMARC)
Subject: [va-bird] Re: Brewsters Warbler Huntley Meadow 05.07.20
Thanks to Larry Meade, who pointed me to the eBird report for this sighting
(https://ebird.org/checklist/S68546804), which I had not seen since it did
not appear in the Rare Bird Alert, and which has an excellent photo.
On Sun, Jul 26, 2020 at 4:41 PM Mary Ann Good <magood1...> wrote:

> Hello Birders,
> Is anyone able to tell me if the birders who reportedly saw the Brewster's
> Warbler as reported below stand by their identification? Before I include
> this sighting in the Virginia Birds publication of notable sightings, I
> would like to verify that the viewers feel certain in their
> identification and have not come to the conclusion that it was one of the
> female Golden-winged Warblers seen there (as reported with photos in eBird
> on May 4-5) (along with a male in the same timeframe). (100% certainty is
> not necessary; I will say "was reportedly seen" unless you do feel 100%
> certain.)
>
> Many thanks,
> Mary Ann Good
>
> On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 2:54 PM Sandra Farkas <sandralfarkas2...>
> wrote:
>
>> Hello All,
>> There was a Brewsters Warbler by the observation tower on the hiker/biker
>> trail at approximately 10:00 today, Thursday.
>>
>> As you look at toward the water it was in the black willow to the right
>> of the platform. After about twenty minutes, it flew to the left.
>>
>> It was with a yellow warbler. This bird was seen by several birders.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Sandra Farkas
>> Springfield, VA
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Date: 7/26/20 1:55 pm
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Subject: [va-bird] Hampton Road Bridge-Tunnel seabird colony
Hi everyone, I've been asked by a well-known radio show host up in
Boston to go on the air with him to talk about the colony and how the
seabirds have successfully nested this year on Fort Wool. I'm not
qualified. I don't know the details. Is there someone out there who
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Date: 7/26/20 1:42 pm
From: Mary Ann Good <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender magood1 for DMARC)
Subject: [va-bird] Re: Brewsters Warbler Huntley Meadow 05.07.20
Hello Birders,
Is anyone able to tell me if the birders who reportedly saw the Brewster's
Warbler as reported below stand by their identification? Before I include
this sighting in the Virginia Birds publication of notable sightings, I
would like to verify that the viewers feel certain in their
identification and have not come to the conclusion that it was one of the
female Golden-winged Warblers seen there (as reported with photos in eBird
on May 4-5) (along with a male in the same timeframe). (100% certainty is
not necessary; I will say "was reportedly seen" unless you do feel 100%
certain.)
Many thanks,
Mary Ann Good

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wrote:

> Hello All,
> There was a Brewsters Warbler by the observation tower on the hiker/biker
> trail at approximately 10:00 today, Thursday.
>
> As you look at toward the water it was in the black willow to the right of
> the platform. After about twenty minutes, it flew to the left.
>
> It was with a yellow warbler. This bird was seen by several birders.
>
> Regards,
> Sandra Farkas
> Springfield, VA
>
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Date: 7/25/20 12:47 pm
From: Marshall Faintich <marshall...>
Subject: [va-bird] 5 warbler species
Route 610 between mm. 2 and mm. 4 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, VA; 7/25/2020.
More juvenile Cerulean Warblers. Report and photos:


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Date: 7/25/20 4:43 am
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Subject: [va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory will be conducting the Kiptopeke Hawkwatch and visitors are encouraged to follow the pandemic guidelines posted on the Kiptopeke State Park website. We will also have an Educator/Hawkwatch Intern. Please visit our website and its Blog for ongoing messages about the season and daily observations are at Hawkcount.org.
Social distancing is about the wingspan of a Golden Eagle!
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Date: 7/24/20 7:50 pm
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Subject: [va-bird] Egyptian Vulture
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Date: 7/24/20 4:41 pm
From: James Fox <jmsfox11...>
Subject: [va-bird] VABBA 2 Update
The Second Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas (VABBA2) is wrapping up its final
year of field data collection. More than 1,400 volunteers and scientists,
including many of you, have reported on the breeding activity of over 200
bird species throughout Virginia!
The Atlas project will soon enter its next phase: data analysis and
compilation into readily usable information. Although its final form is
still being determined, the VABBA2 will provide accessible science-based
information on avian population and habitat distributions, species maps and
accounts, and a range of other topics. This data will support positive
environmental regulation and species conservation, rural land preservation,
public lands acquisition and management, climate change actions, and much
more.

To make this possible, we need your help! *Your gift to the VABBA2 will
help support completion of this essential body of scientific knowledge
whose time has come.*
Please donate at www.virginiabirds.org. Thank you!

*The VABBA2 is a project of the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources,
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501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the
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Date: 7/24/20 4:14 pm
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Subject: [va-bird] Re: Laugh Loud, It's Infectious
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<http://birdpartner.com/2020/07/24/laugh-loud/> as much as I enjoyed
putting it together. Laugh loud!
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Date: 7/23/20 2:33 pm
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Subject: [va-bird] Re: contact Diane Holsinger
s correct. Jo King
On Thursday, July 23, 2020, 04:29:58 PM EDT, <dmarc-noreply...> wrote:

All,

I'm trying to contact Diane Holsinger - if someone could send an email
address that would be great! Thank you!



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Subject: [va-bird] contact Diane Holsinger
All,


I'm trying to contact Diane Holsinger - if someone could send an email
address that would be great! Thank you!



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Date: 7/23/20 11:49 am
From: Marshall Faintich <marshall...>
Subject: [va-bird] Juvenile Blue Grosbeak
Photo essay; Old Trail; Crozet, VA; 7/23/2020. Report and photos:


<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_07_23.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_07_23.htm



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Date: 7/23/20 5:02 am
From: Ashley Peele <ashpeele...>
Subject: [va-bird] Reminders for the Final Weeks of the VABBA2
Hi Folks,
It is hard to believe I'm writing these words, but *we are truly in the
final weeks of the second VA Breeding Bird Atlas project*. It's been quite
a journey and I'm so proud of what our community of Virginia volunteers has
accomplished, despite the setbacks and challenges presented in our final
season by the covid-19 pandemic.

As we enter these final days, I wanted to remind you of a few tools and
resources to help guide your birding/Atlasing activities...

First, the most up-to-date resource on *where Atlas effort is still needed*
is the live Atlas Effort Map <https://ebird.org/atlasva/effortmap> found on
our eBird portal (ebird.org/atlasva). This map shows you what blocks are
fully completed and which could still use some help (yellow priority
blocks!).

We're on the cusp of it being 'too late' for *nocturnal Atlasing*, so I
would encourage any folks who are able to help finish out blocks that only
need nocturnal effort to do it soon! Many blocks only need this night time
effort to be completed, but with nightjars already beginning to move
around, we will soon be out of time. (*If you'd like a complete list of
the blocks that only need nocturnal effort, email me!*)

Have questions about how to deal with those early-moving migrants? Check
out our article on what species will be moving by the end of July and how
to treat those species on your VABBA2 eBird checklists.

https://ebird.org/atlasva/news/the-early-movers

Thanks for all your great efforts over the five years of this project.
We're making a strong finish to our long race!

Stay cool, during this hot July weather!
Ashley

Ashley Peele, PhD
Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator
Conservation Management Institute - Virginia Tech
Office: 540-951-9378 (*Emails preferred. No longer working at office.)
Fax: 540-231-7019


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Date: 7/22/20 10:10 am
From: Marshall Faintich <marshall...>
Subject: [va-bird] Ceruleans!
I saw a family of first year Cerulean Warblers at one stop on Route 610
along the Blue Ridge Parkway; 7/21/2020, and would appreciate comments and
opinions on the sex and age of a few of them. Report and photos:


<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_07_21.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_07_21.htm



If you would like to see my Comet Neowise photos, click on the following
link:



http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_07_19.htm



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Date: 7/21/20 10:15 am
From: Dixie Sommers <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender dixiesommers for DMARC)
Subject: [va-bird] Fairfax County - Huntley Meadows Visitor Center entrance closed July 13
Because of the need to repair a large pothole, the entrance road to the Huntley Meadows Visitor Center will be closed on Thursday, July 23.
Trails remain open.


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Date: 7/20/20 2:24 pm
From: M Price <ma03price...>
Subject: [va-bird] Contact Dave Davis

Sent from my iPad

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> Hello,
>
> I am trying to contact Dave Davis and found out that I have an old email for him. If Dave is around I would appreciate an email back either here or my work email.
>
> Thanks for the indulgence.
>
> Myra Price
> Arlington
>
> Sent from my iPad
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Date: 7/19/20 1:14 pm
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: [va-bird] Anatomy of a Photo Shoot
explore it in a little more depth than usual, here
<http://birdpartner.com/2020/07/19/photo-shoot/>.
Dave Gibson
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Date: 7/18/20 10:02 am
From: Ashley Peele <ashpeele...>
Subject: [va-bird] Late Season Atlas Progress Report...
We’re on the last leg of our journey through the final season of the second
Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas—and progress reports are looking great!
We're closing in on that 100,000 checklist threshold (currently - 98454),
which isn't a vital benchmark, but wouldn't it be fun to hit? :)

More importantly, the big final-season push is revealing fascinating new
finds and trends from across the state.

Learn more about volunteers’ over-the-top efforts to bring home the
checkered flag - https://ebird.org/atlasva/news/late-season-progress-report/

Ashley Peele, PhD
Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator
Conservation Management Institute - Virginia Tech
Office: 540-951-9378 (*Emails preferred. No longer working at office.)
Fax: 540-231-7019

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Date: 7/18/20 6:08 am
From: Larry Johnson <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender emaillarryj for DMARC)
Subject: [va-bird] Is This a Mississippi Kite?
It’s the first I’ve ever seen. 99% sure it’s a Mississippi Kite, but wanted confirmation. Thanks.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2jmjGiz][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50113091883_d2ec747d17.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2jmjGiz]ID help please. Mississippi Kite? Lifer for me.[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/117800205@N05/]Larry Johnson[/url], on Flickr

Larry


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Date: 7/17/20 11:12 am
From: <dcharlesl...> <dcharlesl...>
Subject: [va-bird] American Avocet - Hunting Creek Bridge, Alexandria (Fairfax County)
A pair of American Avocet are on the mudflats just north of Belle Haven Picnic area at Dyke Marsh.
David Ledwith
Falls Church, VA

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Date: 7/11/20 8:21 pm
From: Peggy Welty <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender momto8kds for DMARC)
Subject: [va-bird] Re: Rattlesnakes and birds
Thanks for the picture of the rattlesnakes. We have found maybe 4-5 timber rattlers on our property over the years. I have never seen any of them in a black phase. Very interesting.

Peggy


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> On Jul 11, 2020, at 9:40 PM, Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' <RoweRA...> wrote:
>
> I headed up to the Blue Ridge Parkway this morning to look for birds. I traveled my typical route between mile posts 27 and 45 (Vesuvius and Buena Vista). The Pway is being paved - chip and seal - so it is a bit of a mess and for those of you who are cyclists, like me, I'd stay off the Pway between MP 0 and 60 for a while - lots of gravel and dust. The birds were active/vocal this morning - I heard/saw Cerulean Warblers, Blackburnian W, Redstarts, Hooded Warblers, Ovenbirds, Black-throated Green Warblers, Wood Thrushes, Robins, Juncos, Pewees, Field Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Barn and Tree Swallows, and Goldfinches. I decided to go look for an Acadian Flycatcher that I'd been hearing on MTN bike rides on Forest Service Rds. Along one stretch of FS 76 there are many Acadian Fly. Two Acadian's were calling when I arrived and I was able to get some photos of one. During my outing, I came across 2 Timber Rattlesnakes - a yellow or light phase and a black or dark phase. They wer
e bea
> utiful and rather calm (no coiling or rattling)!
> 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: 7/11/20 6:40 pm
From: Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick' <RoweRA...>
Subject: [va-bird] Rattlesnakes and birds
I headed up to the Blue Ridge Parkway this morning to look for birds. I traveled my typical route between mile posts 27 and 45 (Vesuvius and Buena Vista). The Pway is being paved - chip and seal - so it is a bit of a mess and for those of you who are cyclists, like me, I'd stay off the Pway between MP 0 and 60 for a while - lots of gravel and dust. The birds were active/vocal this morning - I heard/saw Cerulean Warblers, Blackburnian W, Redstarts, Hooded Warblers, Ovenbirds, Black-throated Green Warblers, Wood Thrushes, Robins, Juncos, Pewees, Field Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Barn and Tree Swallows, and Goldfinches. I decided to go look for an Acadian Flycatcher that I'd been hearing on MTN bike rides on Forest Service Rds. Along one stretch of FS 76 there are many Acadian Fly. Two Acadian's were calling when I arrived and I was able to get some photos of one. During my outing, I came across 2 Timber Rattlesnakes - a yellow or light phase and a black or dark phase. They were bea
utiful and rather calm (no coiling or rattling)!
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: 7/11/20 11:06 am
From: Marshall Faintich <marshall...>
Subject: [va-bird] Crozet, VA
Old Trail; 7/11/2020; 22 avian species including juvenile Brown Thrasher,
Barn Swallows in nest, and continuing Blue Grosbeak. Report and photos:


<http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_07_11.htm>
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2020/2020_07_11.htm



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Crozet, VA

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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: 7/11/20 8:24 am
From: Howard Wu <howiewu1...>
Subject: [va-bird] RFI - Ashburn Mississippi Kite
Hi, group --
I saw the adult Mississippi Kite this morning at this place (Claiborne
Pkwy/Early Light Pl. in Ashburn). I have seen them before, including a
newly fledged young bird last year. My report from this morning is at:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S71351413

But I have never been able to locate their nest. If you have information,
do you mind sharing it with me?

I understand this is a somewhat sensitive topic, and if you don't want to
share, I understand. But I am a very ethical birder -- I used a long
telephoto lens and do not approach wildlife close (in any case, I'd think
this nest is high above ground). I just want to observe the birds in their
nest, especially feeding behavior. If you don't want to broadcast the
information, please email me at: howiewu1 _AT_ gmail _DOT_ com (in case it
is redacted).

Thanks,
Howard Wu
Herndon, VA


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Date: 7/10/20 2:25 pm
From: m b <marlabeth...>
Subject: [va-bird] Ebird for beginners no sighting
For everyone who missed the free workshop put on by the Harris Center and an expert from Antioch University in New Hampshire, on ebird for beginners, they have now put the video of the workshop up on YouTube. Here is the link for anyone who is still interested in learning about some of the basics of the eBird app versus the eBird website, and how to do everything from record your sightings to look up particular birds in a particular area or hotspots in a particular area. I realize many may already be expert in this, but for those who still found it confusing like myself, I thought this was an informative Workshop. Especially in the second hour.
https://youtu.be/2wCJrkdDpfk

Mb from nova

sent from my phone so please excuse all typos, gibberish, and horrifying misspellings

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Date: 7/10/20 5:01 am
From: Ashley Peele <ashpeele...>
Subject: [va-bird] A Glimpse into Childhood Birding from the VABBA2
Atlasers,
We’ve been working hard at the Second VA Breeding Bird Atlas project for
nearly FIVE YEARS now! As the heat of July settles in around us, we're all
probably feeling hot and dusty and a little worn out.

So this week, I want to pause from my usual exhortations of ‘keep birding
for the final few weeks of the season’ to share a little palette cleanser
with you. If you’re like me, the headlines over the last 4-5 months have
ground down your optimism about the state of the world. From the obvious
public health crisis to politics to the environment, we see and read much
that is discouraging. But now and again, we find a story that brightens
our day or week or even month, because it reminds us that the world is
still a wondrous, hopeful place.

When VABBA2 writer, Eric J. Wallace, sent me this latest story, I had no
idea how much I personally needed such a reminder, but upon finishing the
story my watery eyes spoke volumes.

So, enough from me! Please take the time to read Eric and Zoe’s story. I
hope you find it as uplifting, as I do…

*Eric** says his nine-year-old daughter’s interest in birding arrived
suddenly and unexpectedly. Introducing her to eBird led to tough talks
about population decline—and a commitment to atlasing for the VABBA2.*

*Read more about Zoe’s birding journey HERE
<https://ebird.org/atlasva/news/my-nine-year-olds-interest-in-birding-came-suddenly-introducing-her-to-ebird-led-to-tough-talks-about-population-decline-and-atlasing-for-the-vabba2>.
*


Ashley Peele, PhD
Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator
Conservation Management Institute - Virginia Tech
Office: 540-951-9378 (*Emails preferred. No longer working at office.)
Fax: 540-231-7019

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