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25 Aug Juvenile Mississippi Kite - 8/25/2016 [janet anderson via va-bird ]
25 Aug Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (25 Aug 2016) 9 Raptors []
25 Aug Harvey's Knob (26 Aug 2016) 2 Raptors []
25 Aug Harvey's Knob (23 Aug 2016) 5 Raptors []
25 Aug Common Gallinule in Rockbridge Co. ["Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick'" ]
25 Aug Birder Access to Sunset Beach Hotel property [Roberta K via va-bird ]
25 Aug Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Back Bay NWR [Robert Ake ]
25 Aug Blue Ridge Center Bird Walk, Loudoun Co, Aug 27 ["Joe Coleman" ]
24 Aug Ill-tempered Worm-eating Warbler (Rockingham) [Diane L via va-bird ]
24 Aug Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (24 Aug 2016) 11 Raptors []
24 Aug Arlington kites Wednesday: Good Show Today [Donald Sweig ]
24 Aug Trip to C.M. Crockett Park - Late Breeding Birds Follow Up [KELLY K ]
24 Aug Re: Monticello Park 23 August..3 species of Warblers for second day ["Albright, Tom (USMS)" ]
23 Aug Fairfax Co: Hunting Creek: American Avocets (23 August) []
24 Aug Pelagic trip; 8/20 [Ellison Orcutt ]
23 Aug Manassas Battlefield 23 August [Stephen Johnson ]
23 Aug Arlington Mississippi kites: Tuesday [Donald Sweig ]
23 Aug Fwd: eBird Report - Wolf Trap Rd & Good Trail, Aug 23, 2016 [Jeff Blalock ]
23 Aug FW: DC Area, 8/23/2016 ["Joe Coleman" ]
23 Aug Re: Possible Buff-Bellied Hummingbird Sighting [Pam Owen ]
23 Aug Re: Possible Buff-Bellied Hummingbird Sighting [Pam Owen ]
23 Aug Re: Monticello Park 22 August..3 species of Warblers ["Albright, Tom (USMS)" ]
22 Aug Arlington Kites: Action Monday [Donald Sweig ]
22 Aug Save for shorebird survey [Joelle Buffa ]
22 Aug Re: Birding Trip - C.M. Crockett Park - Aug. 22 [David Bridge ]
22 Aug Harvey's Knob (22 Aug 2016) 14 Raptors []
22 Aug Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (22 Aug 2016) 22 Raptors []
22 Aug Birding Trip - C.M. Crockett Park - Aug. 22 [k100 ]
22 Aug Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk [Harry Glasgow via va-bird ]
22 Aug Possible Buff-Bellied Hummingbird Sighting [Pam Owen ]
22 Aug RFI Black Terns [James Boughton ]
22 Aug Beginner Bird Banding Course, Warrenton VA [Beverly Arnold ]
22 Aug Re: Bird sightings for August 21, 2016 [janet anderson via va-bird ]
21 Aug Re: va-bird Digest, Vol 112, Issue 18 ["Patricia Scanlon M. " ]
21 Aug Bird sightings for August 21, 2016 [janet anderson via va-bird ]
21 Aug Late pm at Dyke Marsh, FRFX Co [Kurtcapt87 ]
21 Aug Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (21 Aug 2016) 12 Raptors []
21 Aug Fwd: eBird Report - Wolf Trap Rd & Good Trail, Aug 21, 2016 [Jeff Blalock ]
21 Aug Fwd: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh, Aug 21, 2016 [Phil Silas via va-bird ]
21 Aug Re: Monticello Park, Friday 19 August ["Albright, Tom (USMS)" ]
21 Aug Mississippi Kites in Arlington [John Greenwood via va-bird ]
21 Aug eBird -- Wolf Trap & Good Trail -- Aug 21, 2016 [Jeff Blalock ]
21 Aug Terns at Holliday Lake State Park, Appomattox County [Evan Spears ]
21 Aug eBird -- Runt Powell Farm -- Aug 21, 2016 [Jeff Blalock ]
21 Aug Great Falls National Park (Fairfax County) [Marshall Rawson via va-bird ]
21 Aug Fairfax Co Dyke Marsh briefly: Black Terns and shorebirds [Kurtcapt87 ]
20 Aug NIGHTHAWKS [Donald Sweig ]
20 Aug Purple Martins in Winchester ["Nicole Hamilton" ]
20 Aug Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (20 Aug 2016) 20 Raptors - 1st Harrier []
20 Aug Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (19 Aug 2016) 9 Raptors []
20 Aug Birding Augusta & Rockingham Counties [Herbert Larner via va-bird ]
20 Aug Fw: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, Aug 20, 2016 ["Marc Ribaudo" ]
20 Aug NVBC at Huntley Meadows Park, Aug 20, 2016 [Larry Meade via va-bird ]
20 Aug eBird -- Staunton View Public Use Area -- Aug 20, 2016 [Jeff Blalock ]
20 Aug Chincoteague NWR Shorebird/Gull Survey Aug 19, 2016 [Joelle Buffa ]
20 Aug American Kestrels nesting at Virginia Union University []
20 Aug Shenandoah Valley; 8/19/16 ["Marshall Faintich" ]
19 Aug Arlington Kites: good show today [Donald Sweig ]
19 Aug Martin Madness / Frederick Co. ["Jon Little" ]
19 Aug Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch - Open House ["Laubach, Victor E. (Vic) (vel8n)" ]
19 Aug Occoquan NWR today Non-Bird - trees down on trail [william_higgins ]
19 Aug Re: va-bird Digest, Vol 112, Issue 18 [Vineeta ]
19 Aug Re: va-bird Digest, Vol 112, Issue 18 [Carol Sottili ]
18 Aug Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (18 Aug 2016) 7 Raptors []
17 Aug Arlington Mississippi kites: Wed. P.M. [Donald Sweig ]
17 Aug Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (17 Aug 2016) 29 Raptors []
17 Aug Rockfish Valley Trail 8/15-17/16 ["Marshall Faintich" ]
17 Aug eBird -- Staunton View Public Use Area -- Aug 17, 2016 [Jeff Blalock ]
16 Aug Juvenile Mississippi Kite Seen on Nest in Arlington, VA - 8/16/16 [janet anderson via va-bird ]
16 Aug Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (16 Aug 2016) 12 Raptors []
16 Aug Black Tern at Lickinghole Creek, Albemarle County, VA [Janet Paisley ]
16 Aug FW: DC Area, 8/16/2016 ["Joe Coleman" ]
16 Aug A New Species for the Official State List [Bill Williams ]
15 Aug Field Trip to Dyke Marsh, Sunday Aug 14, 2016 ["Kurt Gaskill" ]
15 Aug Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (15 Aug 2016) 17 Raptors []
15 Aug Harvey's Knob (15 Aug 2016) 4 Raptors []

Subject: Juvenile Mississippi Kite - 8/25/2016
From: janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird AT listserve.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:17:34 -0400
August 25, 2016
 
I saw the Juvenile Kite along 17th Street in Arlington, VA.  I did not  see 
any adult Kites.  I was standing in the street when the residence asked  me 
if I would like to come in their backyard for a closer look.  Of course,  I 
went with them and got a very close look at the Kite and was able to get 
good  photos.  
 
 
Janet M. Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA 
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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (25 Aug 2016) 9 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:05:55 -0800
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 25, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       1             25             25
Bald Eagle                   1             17             17
Northern Harrier             0              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             11             11
Cooper's Hawk                2              9              9
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            5             89             89
Red-tailed Hawk              0              4              4
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              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               0              2              2
Mississippi Kite             0              1              1

Total:                       9            172            172
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter:        Josh Laubach, Vic Laubach

Observers:        Josh Laubach

Visitors:
Karen Atwood.


Weather:
Hot 26.1-30.1C. Strong SW winds, calming to mild breezes at 1pm. 60-805%
cloud cover. Hazy low in the distance.

Raptor Observations:
Adult BE at 9:35am.

Non-raptor Observations:
5 Humminbirds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (laubach AT virginia.edu)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org



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Subject: Harvey's Knob (26 Aug 2016) 2 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:26:21 -0800
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 26, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              2              2
Bald Eagle                   2              9              9
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              1              1
Cooper's Hawk                0              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              9              9
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              4              4
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             32             32
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        Joyce Holt

Observers:        

Visitors:
Observers - King Irvin, Darryl Martin, Mitch Mitchell, Liz Williams, Joyce
Holt, Bill James


Weather:
Pleasant day; enough breeze to keep gnats at bay.  Cricket chorus is
starting.

Raptor Observations:
Local RT. TV numbers dwindled as the watch progressed.

Im. BE  11:17 and 11:21 (people time-DST)

Non-raptor Observations:
ONE Raven, TV, Carolina Chickadee.  Very quiet.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joyce Holt (blueskyjoyce AT adelphia.net)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home



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Subject: Harvey's Knob (23 Aug 2016) 5 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:55:28 -0800
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 23, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              2              2
Bald Eagle                   3              7              7
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              1              1
Cooper's Hawk                0              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1              9              9
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              4              4
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:                       5             30             30
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Joyce Holt

Observers:        

Visitors:
King Irvin, Liz Williams, Joyce Holt, Robin and Allen Austin


Weather:
Detailed records were not kept.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Joyce Holt (blueskyjoyce AT adelphia.net)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home



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Subject: Common Gallinule in Rockbridge Co.
From: "Rowe, Richard A, 'Dick'" <RoweRA AT vmi.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:23:24 +0000
All - I was able to get out this morning to look for migrants. I visited my 
usual ponds and back roads. There are lots and lots of Mourning Doves and Barn 
Swallows in the area. We have a few shorebirds showing up - Spotted and 
Solitary SP - and there are a number of Green Herons. It must have been a good 
breeding season for them. Today, I saw 8 GRHE. To my surprise at Willow Lake 
(northern part of Rockbridge Co near Raphine, exit 205 on I-81) I found a 
Common Gallinule. The COGA is the 4th county record and the first reported 
since 1932. In addition to the COGA there was a very cooperative Osprey that 
didn't really care how close I walked up to it. I've posted some photos on my 
Flickr site if you're interested. 


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

Dick Rowe
VMI Biology Dept
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Subject: Birder Access to Sunset Beach Hotel property
From: Roberta K via va-bird <va-bird AT listserve.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:09:31 -0400
Hi all, I checked with the new owner of the Sunset Beach Hotel here on the 
Eastern Shore to find out about access for birders who want to view the early 
morning songbird migration in the usual spot. Birders are welcome! They ask 
that you please check in with the Front Desk of the hotel, and they will 
shuttle you down to the old parking area (which is no longer available for 
parking). They even have a nice coffee shop in the lobby to help you wake up 
for the warblers. 


The 24th Annual Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Festival will be located at 
the Sunset Beach Hotel this year, and I must say, what a great new partner they 
have been for the Festival. Register for field trips at 
www.esvabirdingfestival.com. Sunset is offering a discount on both the hotel 
and RV sites for birding festival attendees. 


Thanks!
Roberta Kellam
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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Back Bay NWR
From: Robert Ake <robertake AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:48:23 -0400
Today during an impoundment survey a Buff-breasted Sandpiper flew into a
restricted area impoundment.  A few minutes later it flushed and I assumed
that it had flown the coop.  Not so!  Moments later I discovered that it
had moved to the north end of nearby H impoundment along the east dike
where it foraged with a mix of other shorebirds.  This is a public
accessible area.  Just walk or bike south of the visitor's center through
the white gate (open) and continue until the road makes a definite jog west
and then resumes heading south.  H pool will be on your left.  The bird was
still there when we came back through around 11:00am.
Bob Ake
Norfolk
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Subject: Blue Ridge Center Bird Walk, Loudoun Co, Aug 27
From: "Joe Coleman" <joecoleman AT rstarmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:57:00 -0400
Everyone is welcome at the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's free monthly bird
walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (BRCES), in the
northwestern corner of Loudoun County near Harpers Ferry at 8 am on Sat.,
Aug 27. 

The main entrance to BRCES is on the west side of Harper's Ferry Rd, Rte
671, about a 1/4 mile north of the Neersville Community Center and about 5.5
miles north of the intersection of Rte 9 & Rte 671 and about 2 miles south
of the intersection of Rte 340 & Rte 671.

We hold the walk regardless of the weather unless it is dangerous but don't
expect a lot of participants if the weather is lousy.

Information on the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship can be
found at www.blueridgecenter.org/.   Information on the Loudoun Wildlife
Conservancy's many free programs and field trips can be found at
www.loudounwildlife.org.

Thanks, 

Joe Coleman
540-454-3361 or joecoleman AT rstarmail.com

 

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Subject: Ill-tempered Worm-eating Warbler (Rockingham)
From: Diane L via va-bird <va-bird AT listserve.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:58:49 +0000 (UTC)
Just had a Worm-eating Warbler yard-visitor check out the water feature, which 
of course was a treat. But then the little bugger got nasty, which was really 
intriguing to watch! The warbler repeatedly went after two different house 
finches, who were tree-perched about 10' apaart. The finches held their 
positions and didn't seemed interested in combat, though one did briefly lash 
back. (Who knows what those seemingly-innocent finches might have done to tick 
off that warbler!) 


Diane Lepkowski
Harrisonburg
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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (24 Aug 2016) 11 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:42:06 -0800
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 24, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       2             23             23
Bald Eagle                   2             16             16
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1             11             11
Cooper's Hawk                0              7              7
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            5             83             83
Red-tailed Hawk              0              4              4
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              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               1              2              2
Mississippi Kite             0              1              1

Total:                      11            159            159
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Rose Thomas

Observers:        

Visitors:
Janis Stone, Huck Hutchens, Ellison Orcatt


Weather:
Light SE breezes and mostly sunny. 21.3-27.2C temps.

Raptor Observations:
Two adult Bald Eagles (12:48 and 3:09pm).

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



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Subject: Arlington kites Wednesday: Good Show Today
From: Donald Sweig <skybirds.d AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:36:25 -0400
About 8 or 10 of folks, plus some locals, showed up for the kite show this 
afternoon at 17th and Utah in Arlington. I was there from about 4:00 until 
almost 6:00, 

 Most of the time the juvenile was perched on the high snag directly across the 
street. The adults were very active this afternoon feeding it: probably 10 or 
15 times. There was a little flying around by the juvenile and more by the two 
adults. 

 In as much as it can fly really well, I continue to wonder why the juvenile 
doesn't try to hunt for itself. Stay tuned. 

    Donald Sweig
     Falls Church, Virginia

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Subject: Trip to C.M. Crockett Park - Late Breeding Birds Follow Up
From: KELLY K <tripacct1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:21:21 +0000
This morning, I visited C.M. Crockett Park for some birding. I checked in
on the pair of breeding Mourning Doves that I previous reported building a
nest on Aug. 22. I found both of them. One was on the nest nervously
watching me. The other one was nearby. I tried to get a photo without
disturbing them. My camera is quite basic resulting in a photo of poor
quality. I enlarged it and you can just make out a head and the tail by
looking carefully. I will post this photo to my checklist soon. I will
continue to monitor the nest.

I spotted the first observed stopover migrant warbler at the park today: a
Black and White Warbler.

There were Canada Geese flying northward. Twelve of them flew right into
seven Black Vultures. Quite a sight.

It appears the most of the migratory species (that spent this breeding
season at the park) have already headed south.

Here is the complete list - photos will be posted soon:

C.M. Crockett Park, Fauquier, Virginia, US
Aug 24, 2016 7:52 AM - 9:11 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.17 mile(s)
Comments:     Start: 66 sunny End: 81 sunny humid. At 8:30am the noisy lawn
mowers showed up.

22 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  40 Exact count. A flyover of 12 gesse ran
right into 7 Black vultures mid-air.
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  2
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  2
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)  7
Osprey (carolinensis) (Pandion haliaetus carolinensis)  1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1     Juvie
Downy/Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens/villosus)  1     M
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  1
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  3
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)  2
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis)  1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  3
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  2
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1     First for Fall migration
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  8
Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern) (Sturnella magna [magna Group])  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31227801

Kelly Krechmer
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Subject: Re: Monticello Park 23 August..3 species of Warblers for second day
From: "Albright, Tom (USMS)" <Tom.Albright2 AT usdoj.gov>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:13:04 +0000
FOS Veery, Ovenbird and Magnolia Warbler in addition to an adult Redstart are 
highlights..also RE Vireo 


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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Monticello Park 22 August..3 species of Warblers
      (Albright, Tom (USMS))
   2. Re: Possible Buff-Bellied Hummingbird Sighting (Pam Owen)
   3. Re: Possible Buff-Bellied Hummingbird Sighting (Pam Owen)
   4. FW: DC Area, 8/23/2016 (Joe Coleman)
   5. Fwd: eBird Report - Wolf Trap Rd & Good Trail, Aug 23,	2016
      (Jeff Blalock)
   6. Arlington Mississippi kites: Tuesday (Donald Sweig)
   7. Manassas Battlefield 23 August (Stephen Johnson)
   8. Pelagic trip; 8/20 (Ellison Orcutt)
   9. Fairfax Co: Hunting Creek: American Avocets (23 August)
      (sjsuter29 AT verizon.net)


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4 Canada W.
2 Chestnut-sided W.
1 B&W W.
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8pm.  We are definitely off to a great start of the Bald Eagle season! 

First Bird-9:41 RT, Last Bird-2:45 OS.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Hummingbirds zipping high across the gap heading south plus at least 5 others 
hanging around the feeder. 1 Downy Woodpecker, 67 Chimney Swifts, 

52 Barn Swallows, 11 Cedar Waxwings, 1 Gray Catbird.

Predictions:
Another cool, sunny day but with SE winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (birdmangabriel AT yahoo.com) Rockfish Gap Hawk 
Watch information may be found at: 

http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org





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Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:27:43 -0800
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Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (22 Aug 2016) 14 Raptors
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Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 22, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       2              2              2
Bald Eagle                   4              4              4
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                3              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              3              8              8
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2              4              4
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:                      14             25             25
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:45:00 
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter:        Matt Hosmer

Observers:        Bill & Katie James, Carl Christensen, Darryl Martin,
                  David Kirk

Visitors:
Carl, Bill and KT, Daryl, David Kirk and Matt.


Weather:
Very pleasant day! 19?-27?c, nice W/NW wind, light cloud cover, not humid at 
all. 


Raptor Observations:
4 A.B.E.
12:30
13:53
13:57
15:41

1st Bird A.K. 11:35
Last Bird A.B.E. 15:41
(All times reflect "bird time".)

Non-raptor Observations:
Overlook maintenance, mowing and trimming looks nice!
Moderate parkway traffic, and bicyclists. 

Predictions:
Should be another glorious day, who's going!?
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Report submitted by Matt Hosmer ()
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home





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Message: 7
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:32:39 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
From: David Bridge 
To: k100 , va-bird AT listserve.com
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Birding Trip - C.M. Crockett Park - Aug. 22
Message-ID:
	<23563968.1471912359680.JavaMail.wam AT elwamui-cypress.atl.sa.earthlink.net>
	
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Regarding the "Mourning Doves building a nest"

The latest egg date for Virginia is Sept. 4 in 1936 (Clapp, p. 32) Incubation 
is reported to be: 13 to 14 days 


so if she lays the first egg tomorrow Aug. 23, you might still have eggs on 
Sept. 5 or 6 or later, depending on when the first eggs are laid. 


It would be good to follow the progress of this nest, if you can.

Dave Bridge
Alexandria


-----Original Message-----
>From: k100 
>Sent: Aug 22, 2016 5:02 PM
>To: va-bird AT listserve.com
>Subject: [Va-bird] Birding Trip - C.M. Crockett Park - Aug. 22
>
>
>Breeding Activity:
>I also spotted a pair of Mourning Doves building a nest. I?ll keep an eye on 
them. 

>A pair of Northern Cardinals were busy feeding a recent fledgling. 
>



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Message: 8
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:14:00 -0700
From: Joelle Buffa 
To: clyde joelle ,	Virginia Birdlist
	
Subject: [Va-bird] Save for shorebird survey
Message-ID:
	<1471914840.13499.YahooMailMobile AT web181702.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1

 


 On Sunday, October 25, 2015 1:21 PM, Joelle Buffa  
wrote: 

 

 ? Below are the results of our weekly shorebird/gull survey conducted at 
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on?Friday Oct 23, 2015. All water areas 
(impoundments and beach areas) were covered in a?6 hour survey. All individuals 
are counted for the target species; other birds seen or heard on the survey are 
followed by a dash.???Shorebirds were scarce on the Refuge this week. We 
counted only?270 shorebirds of 6 species. Sanderling were the most common with 
217 but that contrasts with the 1,591 Sanderlings we counted last survey just 2 
weeks ago. Surprisingly, the following day,?we found large numbers?and a?good 
diversity of shorebirds using the peat banks on Motompkin Island just a few 
miles south of the Refuge.?Even though the shorebird numbers were down, there 
were excellent counts of?terns and gulls: Caspian (3), Foresters (129), Royal 
(310) Terns and Laughing (28), Ring-billed (108), Herring (492), Lesser 
Black-backed?(176) and Greater?Black-backed (572) Gulls. The nu 

 mbers and diversity of waterfowl on the Refuge's impoundments are also 
increasing, and we saw our first Ruddy Ducks and Hooded Mergansers of the 
season. Double-crested cormorants were primarily seen in small flocks migrating 
south along the shoreline.? 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Canada Goose--Gadwall--American Wigeon--American Black Duck--Mallard--Northern 
Shoveler--Northern Pintail--Green-winged Teal--Black Scoter--Hooded 
Merganser--Ruddy Duck--Pied-billed Grebe6Double-crested Cormorant338Great Blue 
Heron--Great Egret--Snowy Egret--Cattle Egret1White Ibis--Turkey 
Vulture--Sharp-shinned Hawk--Bald Eagle--Black-bellied Plover26Semipalmated 
Plover12Piping Plover1Marbled Godwit1Sanderling217Dunlin13Laughing 
Gull28Ring-billed Gull108Herring Gull492Lesser Black-backed Gull176Great 
Black-backed Gull572Caspian Tern3Forster's Tern129Royal Tern310Rock 
Pigeon1Mourning Dove1Belted Kingfisher--Northern Flicker--Eastern 
Phoebe--American Crow--Tree Swallow--Carolina Chickadee--Golden-crowned 
Kinglet1Gray Catbird--European Starling--Yellow-rumped Warbler--Song 
Sparrow--Northern Cardinal--Eastern Meadowlark--Boat-tailed 
Grackle--Brown-headed Cowbird-- 




 

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Message: 9
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:51:46 -0400
From: Donald Sweig 
To: Va-Bird 
Subject: [Va-bird] Arlington Kites: Action Monday
Message-ID: 
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 I was at 17th and Utah in North Arlington from about 4:30 to 6:00 today. There 
was lots of kite action. Both of the adults and the juvenile were flying around 
a lot. Much of the time the juvenile was perched on one snag or another on the 
south east corner of the intersection, usually in full sun view. The adults 
came in repeatedly to feed it. On several occasion one of the adults did 
spectacular dives right in the yard across the street from where we were 
standing. On another occasion the juvenile and both the adults were flying 
around together and then a Red-shoulder came in and there was even more action. 
Great views, great photo ops, and I expect there will be more of the same 
tomorrow. 

  Donald Sweig
  Falls Church, Virginia

Sent from my iPad

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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:20:50 -0400
From: Pam Owen 
To: VA Ornithological Society listserve 
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Possible Buff-Bellied Hummingbird Sighting
Message-ID:
	
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Quite a few of you have shown interest in coming to Rappahannock to check out 
this sighting and help with ID. I suggested to the person reporting it that she 
actively check for the bird and keep her camera handy to get a photo, but it 
may not still be hanging around. I'll report back if it is and the landowner is 
OK with having help in confirming the ID. This woman is very detail-oriented, 
smart, and familiar with birds, so I think the points she described are 
probably accurate, but we both know that photographic evidence would help. 


I may write about it in my column, in the context of how migration patterns are 
shifting because of global warming and the proliferation of hummer feeders, 
even in winter, noting that the sighting was not confirmed. I'm actually in the 
process of writing a piece on migration for a local magazine, but it covers 
other species as well as birds, so I'm not going far into the weeds for that 
one. 


BTW, this list is maintained by VSO, correct? The name comes up as "VA 
Ornithological Society." 


??
??
??

Best,
??
?
?
Pam Owen
??

Nighthawk Communications
PO Box 435
Washington, Virginia 22747
540.227.0137; 270.447.4900 (fax)
NighthawkComm AT gmail.com or wildideas.va AT gmail.com NighthawkCommunications.net 
 

?
Twitter:  AT WildIdeas
Facebook: NighthawkCommunications

Nature column: "Wild Ideas"
??
(see at
??

*????Rappahannock News* 
*??*
*)*?

Nature blog: Wild Ideas in the Blue Ridge 
 

Virginia Master Naturalist

"Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even 
spiritual satisfaction.? ?E. O. Wilson 



On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 1:41 PM, Pam Owen  wrote:

> Hi, all,
>
> I haven't been keeping up with the list, but I did search the posts I 
> had to see if anyone has ever spotted a Buff-bellied Hummingbird 
> (Amazilia
> yucatanensis) in Virginia. A reader of my nature column, who seems 
> quite observant and had a lot of details, thought she might have seen 
> one of these in her garden, in Rappahannock County, two days ago. Her 
> description seemed pretty accurate, although I'm on deadline and will 
> be talking with her again after I'm free and have a chance to do more 
> research on my own.
>
> This woman said the bird's lower back and tail feathers were a rich, 
> dark reddish-brown; the head, olive; and the belly, beige. She thought 
> it definitely was not a Rufous, and in checking AllAboutBirds.org, I 
> found the only other bird that was similar was the Berylline 
> Hummingbird (*Amazilia beryllina*), which seems even less likely to be 
> this far north than the Buff-bellied.
>
> When I talk with the woman again, I'll go over some other ID points 
> for both hummers, but thought I'd also check to see if anyone on this 
> list has seen something similar or has any suggestions about the ID. 
> I've also asked that the woman try to get a photo, if the bird hangs 
> around, although, whatever the species, it's likely just migrating through. 
Thanks. 

> ??
> ??
> ??
>
> Best,
> ??
> ?
> ?
> Pam Owen
> ??
>
> Nighthawk Communications
> PO Box 435
> Washington, Virginia 22747
> 540.227.0137; 270.447.4900 (fax)
> NighthawkComm AT gmail.com or wildideas.va AT gmail.com 
> NighthawkCommunications.net 
> ?
> Twitter:  AT WildIdeas
> Facebook: NighthawkCommunications
> 
> Nature column: "Wild Ideas"
> ??
> (see at
> ??
>
> *????Rappahannock News* 
> *??*
> *)*?
>
> Nature blog: Wild Ideas in the Blue Ridge 
> 
> Virginia Master Naturalist
>
> "Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and 
> even spiritual satisfaction.? ?E. O. Wilson
>
>


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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:56:37 -0400
From: Pam Owen 
To: VA Ornithological Society listserve 
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Possible Buff-Bellied Hummingbird Sighting
Message-ID:
	
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

I've just talked with the lady who spotted the hummer, querying her on the ID 
points my references and a few of you have supplied (thanks for that). 

At this point, we're both leaning more toward a female Rufous, which is what I 
thought it was when she first mentioned it, but some of the description she 
gave me didn't seem to quite match the Rufous I've seen (at my brother's, in 
Alaska), but I haven't seen one in a few years and am not up on its ID points, 
either. 


She did not note the bill color, since the bird was nectaring on flowers and 
flying really fast between them, she says, but she was only a few feet from it. 
She was most struck by the reddish-brown on the bird's back and a "buff" 
coloring on its belly, although the Rufous' coloring there could be 
characterized as buff, I guess. I also asked about the size,and she didn't 
think the bird she saw was as large as the Buff-bellied is listed as being, so 
that's another point for the Rufous. 


The bird hasn't shown up again, but I'm going over at some point this week when 
I have the time, taking my Sibley and my computer, to see if we can sort this 
out better together. I'll post an update if and when warranted. 

If this bird is a Rufous, it might still be in the area through the winter, so 
perhaps will show up somewhere nearby. We've had at least one Rufous 
photographed here in recent years, a female, who showed up at a feeder a few 
miles from the current sighting, in February 2014. 


Lots of people here have hummer feeders, but not the lady who spotted the 
recent hummer. She just has what sounds like some fabulous gardens. 


??
??
??

Best,
??
?
?
Pam Owen
??

Nighthawk Communications
PO Box 435
Washington, Virginia 22747
540.227.0137; 270.447.4900 (fax)
NighthawkComm AT gmail.com or wildideas.va AT gmail.com NighthawkCommunications.net 
 

?
Twitter:  AT WildIdeas
Facebook: NighthawkCommunications

Nature column: "Wild Ideas"
??
(see at
??

*????Rappahannock News* 
*??*
*)*?

Nature blog: Wild Ideas in the Blue Ridge 
 

Virginia Master Naturalist

"Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even 
spiritual satisfaction.? ?E. O. Wilson 



On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 1:41 PM, Pam Owen  wrote:

> Hi, all,
>
> I haven't been keeping up with the list, but I did search the posts I 
> had to see if anyone has ever spotted a Buff-bellied Hummingbird 
> (Amazilia
> yucatanensis) in Virginia. A reader of my nature column, who seems 
> quite observant and had a lot of details, thought she might have seen 
> one of these in her garden, in Rappahannock County, two days ago. Her 
> description seemed pretty accurate, although I'm on deadline and will 
> be talking with her again after I'm free and have a chance to do more 
> research on my own.
>
> This woman said the bird's lower back and tail feathers were a rich, 
> dark reddish-brown; the head, olive; and the belly, beige. She thought 
> it definitely was not a Rufous, and in checking AllAboutBirds.org, I 
> found the only other bird that was similar was the Berylline 
> Hummingbird (*Amazilia beryllina*), which seems even less likely to be 
> this far north than the Buff-bellied.
>
> When I talk with the woman again, I'll go over some other ID points 
> for both hummers, but thought I'd also check to see if anyone on this 
> list has seen something similar or has any suggestions about the ID. 
> I've also asked that the woman try to get a photo, if the bird hangs 
> around, although, whatever the species, it's likely just migrating through. 
Thanks. 

> ??
> ??
> ??
>
> Best,
> ??
> ?
> ?
> Pam Owen
> ??
>
> Nighthawk Communications
> PO Box 435
> Washington, Virginia 22747
> 540.227.0137; 270.447.4900 (fax)
> NighthawkComm AT gmail.com or wildideas.va AT gmail.com 
> NighthawkCommunications.net 
> ?
> Twitter:  AT WildIdeas
> Facebook: NighthawkCommunications
> 
> Nature column: "Wild Ideas"
> ??
> (see at
> ??
>
> *????Rappahannock News* 
> *??*
> *)*?
>
> Nature blog: Wild Ideas in the Blue Ridge 
> 
> Virginia Master Naturalist
>
> "Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and 
> even spiritual satisfaction.? ?E. O. Wilson
>
>


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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:50:16 -0400
From: "Joe Coleman" 
To: 
Subject: [Va-bird] FW: DC Area, 8/23/2016
Message-ID: <002401d1fd6f$313418b0$939c4a10$ AT rstarmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="us-ascii"

FYI - For sightings from Tuesday, Aug 16 through Monday, Aug 22.
Joe

-----Original Message-----
Hotline:     Voice of the Naturalist
Date:        8/23/2016
Coverage:    MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: voice AT anshome.org 
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 
(Individual $50; Family $65; Nature Steward $100; Audubon Advocate $200). The 
membership number is 301-652-9188, option 12; the address is 8940 Jones Mill 
Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; and the web site is 
http://www.AudubonNaturalist.org. 


This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon Naturalist 
Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, Aug 16 and was completed 
on Tuesday, Aug 23 at 9:30 a.m. 


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


Top birds this week were WHITE-CHEEKED PINTAIL* in VA, BLACK-CAPPED PETREL* in 
VA, WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL* in VA, BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL* in DE and MD, 
and MASKED BOOBY* in DE and MD. 


Other birds of interest this week included waterfowl, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, 
SANDHILL CRANE, AMERICAN AVOCET, shorebirds, gulls, terns including BRIDLED, 
CORY'S SHEARWATER, SOOTY SHEARWATER, GREAT SHEARWATER, AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER, 
LEACH'S STORM-PETREL, BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL, herons, WHITE IBIS, MISSISSIPPI 
KITE, flycatchers, PURPLE MARTIN, warblers, VESPER SPARROW, and DICKCISSEL. 


TOP BIRDS

A WHITE-CHEEKED PINTAIL* was seen Aug 16 in the Shoveler Pool on the Wildlife 
Loop at Chincoteague NWR, Accomack Co, VA. Its provenance is unknown and could 
be an escapee as it had a red band on its left leg. 


Several exciting sightings were made during two pelagic trips this past
week: 

-	Among the birds seen on a pelagic trip east of the Norfolk Canyon,
Northampton Co, VA on Aug 20 were 3 BLACK-CAPPED PETRELS*, 1 SOOTY
SHEARWATER and 1 WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL*.	

-	A MASKED BOOBY* was among the species seen on a pelagic trip  in DE
and MD waters on Aug 20 and 21. Other birds seen on this trip were 8 RED-NECKED 
PHALAROPES in DE and MD, a POMARINE JAEGER in DE and MD, BRIDLED TERN in DE and 
MD, CORY'S SHEARWATERS in DE and MD, a GREAT SHEARWATER in DE and 3 in MD, 
AUDUBON'S SHEARWATERS in DE and MD, LEACH'S STORM-PETRELS in DE 

and MD, and BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETRELS* in DE and MD.	
 
OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

The TRUMPETER SWAN at the storm water pond on the east side of the Broken Land 
Parkway exit off Rte 29 in Howard Co, MD, was seen through the 23rd. 


Small numbers of out-of-season ducks continued to be seen in the area during 
the past week. NORTHERN SHOVELERS (32), REDHEAD, GREATER SCAUP, BLACK SCOTER, 
SURF SCOTER (13), and a LONG-TAILED DUCK were among the ducks seen at Poplar 
Island, Talbot Co, MD on Aug 16. A NORTHERN SHOVELER was seen Aug 

18 from the Belle Haven Picnic Area, Fairfax Co., VA. Another REDHEAD was seen 
on private property on Aug 21 in King George Co, VA. The COMMON GOLDENEYE at 
the Berlin Treated Effluent Irrigation Facility B, Worcester Co, MD was seen 
again on Aug 16. 

 
Migrating COMMON NIGHTHAWKS are beginning to turn up in the area with 7 at the 
Air Force Memorial in Arlington, VA on Aug 20 and singles at a small number of 
other locations. 


The two continuing SANDHILL CRANES along Kiddsville Road near Fishersville, 
Augusta Co, VA were seen throughout the week. 


Thirty-two BLACK-NECKED STILTS, 71 AMERICAN AVOCETS, and a WHITE-RUMPED 
SANDPIPER were among the many shorebirds birds seen Aug 16 at Poplar Island, 
Talbot Co, MD. AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen in various numbers throughout the 
week at Swan Creek Dredge Containment Facility, Anne Arundel Co, MD. Two 
AMERICAN AVOCETS were also seen Aug 17 at Swift Creek Reservoir, Chesterfield 
Co, VA. 


The highlights of the 9,094 individuals seen during the weekly Chincoteague NWR 
(Accomack Co, VA) Shorebird/Gull survey on Aug 19 were a WILSON'S PLOVER, 54 
PIPING PLOVERS, 45 WHIMBRELS, and 16 RED KNOTS. 


Two AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were seen Aug 21 at Skimmer Island, Ocean City, 
Worcester Co, MD. 


A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was at Craney Island Disposal Area, Portsmouth, VA on Aug 
18. On Aug 21 two MARBLED GODWIT were at Hog Island WMA, Surry Co, VA. A STILT 
SANDPIPER was seen Aug 19, 20 and 21 at a pond along Oakwood Rd, Rockingham Co, 
VA. Five SANDERLINGS were seen flying downriver along the Alexandria (VA) 
waterfront on Aug 21. BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS also turned up at the Swan Creek 
Facility during the week with a high of 5 on Aug 19. A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was 
seen Aug 17 along Prime Hook Beach Rd, Sussex Co, DE. 

A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was seen Aug 20 at Paper Mill Flats, Baltimore Co. A 
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was at Pemberton Manor, Queen Anne's Co, MD on the 
17th. A WILLET (Western) was seen at Swan Creek Aug 17. On Aug 16 four WILSON'S 
PHALAROPES were photographed at the Swan Creek Dredge Containment Facility, 
Anne Arundel Co, MD; while the numbers seen varied, they were there throughout 
the week. Both a WILSON'S PHALAROPE and a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE were seen Aug 16 
at Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD. 


One GULL-BILLED TERN was seen at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE, on August 21. 
One to two GULL-BILLED TERNS were seen at Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE on Aug 
20 and 21. BLACK TERNS were seen in a number of locations throughout the week. 
Very large numbers were seen on Aug 21 with 23 flying over the Potomac off of 
the Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, VA, 68 seen from the Loch Raven 
Point, Baltimore Co, MD, and as many as 125 seen from Lapidum, Cecil Co, MD. 


Two TRICOLORED HERONS were at Poplar Island on Aug 16.

WHITE IBIS sightings in Delaware included 40 on the pelagic trip; 3 at Prime 
Hook NWR, Prime Hook Beach Road, Sussex Co, DE on August 16; 4 at Bombay Hook 
NWR, Kent Co on the 17th and 5 there on the 20th; 4 on Aug 20 at Burton's 
Island, Delaware Seashore SP, Sussex Co; and 48 from the Lewes Marina, Sussex 
Co. A WHITE IBIS was seen Aug 21 at Windsor Castle Park, Isle of Wight Co, VA. 


One to five MISSISSIPPI KITES were at Lee and Quincy, north of Lee Highway in 
Arlington on August 10. MISSISSIPPI KITES continued to be seen feeding a 
juvenile at 17th and Utah in North Arlington, with sightings throughout the 
week. A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen Aug 16 flying over Fry's Spring Beach Club, 
Charlottesville, VA. Three MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen Aug 20 along Dumfries 
Rd, Fauquier Co, VA. 


An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen Aug 17 at the Beltsville Agricultural 
Research Center, Prince George's Co, MD. Another was seen Aug 18 at Pennyfield 
Lock, C&O Canal, Montgomery Co, MD. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen and 
heard Aug 17 at North Point SP, Baltimore, MD. A couple of LEAST FLYCATCHERS 
were seen this past week with 1 at Leesylvania SP, Prince William Co, VA on the 
20th and another on Aug 22 at Brookside Gardens, Montgomery Co, MD. 


A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen Aug 22 at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD.

An estimated 10,000+ PURPLE MARTINS were seen congregating the evenings of Aug 
18 and 20 in the trees by the Walmart and adjacent Home Depot along Pleasant 
Valley Road in Winchester, Frederick Co, VA. 

Warbler numbers, while still low, began to pick up this past week especially 
after the cold front went through Sunday evening. A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was 
seen Aug 20 at Pocosin Cabin, Shenandoah NP, Greene Co, VA. 


A VESPER SPARROW was seen Aug 17 at the Beltsville Agricultural Research 
Center, Prince George's Co, MD. 


A DICKCISSEL continued to be seen along Fowler Beach Rd at the Prime Hook NWR 
with the most recent sighting on Aug 20. 


***

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, http://anshome.org/shop) is an 
excellent source for guidebooks and many other nature-related titles. 


To report bird sightings, e-mail your report to voice AT anshome.org.
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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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:11:05 -0400
From: Jeff Blalock 
To: VA-BIRD 
Cc: Trudy Mitchell ,	Clyde Wilson
	
Subject: [Va-bird] Fwd: eBird Report - Wolf Trap Rd & Good Trail, Aug
	23,	2016
Message-ID: <2BC0F707-A21A-4BB9-8733-39A4BAA33902 AT gcronline.com>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset=us-ascii

Greetings all:  

I went back to Wolf Trap in Halifax Co to see if I could relocate any of the 
kites today and just as I was about to pull into a friends house to park one 
came flying over his house. 


He was out on the front porch so we sat and talked about the kites as we 
watched one flying around for an hour. 


Following is eBird report and link to report with pictures. 

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-572-8619 Home
434-470-4352 Cell
jcbabirder AT gcronline.com


Begin forwarded message:

> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> Date: August 23, 2016 at 4:03:04 PM EDT
> To: jcbabirder AT gcronline.com
> Subject: eBird Report - Wolf Trap Rd & Good Trail, Aug 23, 2016
> 
> Wolf Trap Rd & Good Trail, Halifax, Virginia, US Aug 23, 2016 2:20 PM 
> - 3:20 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments:     
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75 > 3 species (+1 other taxa) > > Turkey Vulture 4 > Mississippi Kite 1 > Buteo sp. 1 > Carolina Wren 1 > > View this checklist online at > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31214092 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) > ------------------------------ Message: 6 Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:41:37 -0400 From: Donald Sweig To: Va-Bird Subject: [Va-bird] Arlington Mississippi kites: Tuesday Message-ID: <43D5BE9F-54BB-4B0F-BE78-5A7A423351A8 AT gmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii I was at 17th and Utah in North Arlington looking at the Mississippi kites from about 4:15 to 5:45 today. About a dozen folks, perhaps a few more, not counting the locals who wandered by, showed up to look at the birds today. Most of the time the juvenile was perched on the snag in the southeast corner of the intersection. I observed the adult come in one time and feed it a cicada. On one occasion the juvenile took off and flew in big and small circles in the sky for about 10 minutes or so; this bird can fly quite well. I am a little surprised that I still haven't seen it make any attempt to hunt food for itself. Maybe tomorrow. Donald Sweig Falls Church, Va. Sent from my iPad ------------------------------ Message: 7 Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:55:37 -0400 From: Stephen Johnson To: VA-Bird Subject: [Va-bird] Manassas Battlefield 23 August Message-ID: <1FA235C7-6553-4AE8-B9D7-8D2E13BB3B77 AT verizon.net> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii I made my second trip this season to the NY Monuments area at MBNP (Prince William county) today. Nothing unusual, just a very reliable place to find a good selection of birds during fall migration. Here's what struck me as noteworthy. 1) This place runs on a clock. Today was the 10th or more time I've visited NY Monuments during fall migration, found great activity for an hour or so, and then snap! everything gets quiet, right around 8:15 AM or so. 2) Most birds today were the same species as when I was there a week or so ago - same warblers, woodpeckers, etc. 3) Unusually for me, more than half of today's species had multiple birds present - for example 3 Great-Crested Fly, 3 Pileated WP, etc. Full list below. Happy migration birding everyone!! Steve Johnson Fairfax, Virginia 1 Mourning Dove 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker 2 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 3 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 3 Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Red-eyed Vireo 4 Blue Jay 4 Carolina Chickadee 2 Tufted Titmouse 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Carolina Wren 8 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4 Eastern Bluebird 3 American Robin 1 Brown Thrasher 1 Black-and-white Warbler 2 American Redstart 1 Prairie Warbler 1 Scarlet Tanager 4 Northern Cardinal 2 Baltimore Oriole 4 House Finch 1 American Goldfinch ------------------------------ Message: 8 Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:58 -0400 From: Ellison Orcutt To: "va-bird AT listserve.com" Subject: [Va-bird] Pelagic trip; 8/20 Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Hello birders, On Saturday six birders led by Kim Harrell chartered the deep sea fishing boat, Top Notch, for day of pelagic birding (and fishing). We left Rudee Inlet at 5am with a course set for Norfolk Canyon. Birding was slow until we made it to Norfolk Canyon where Wilson's Storm-Petrels were in good number. The highlight of the Canyon was a WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL among a feeding swarm of Wilson's. Frustratingly, another fishing boat had right-of-way and forced us to loop away from the bird after which we could not re-find it. Also in the canyon were small numbers of Cory's Shearwater and a single Great Shearwater. We continued east of the Canyon where we encountered at least three BLACK-CAPPED PETRELS. We viewed two birds at the same time and had multiple looks at "other" birds from a variety of directions. Also, east of the Canyon were more Wilson's Storm-Petrels, a few Cory's Shearwaters, singles of Great Shearwater and Sooty Shearwater, and a couple of Red-necked Phalaropes. The farthest east we made it was 73.5 miles (from Rudee). We also enjoyed large pods of Pilot Whales (Short-finned I think) and several un-ID'ed species of dolphins. After birding we fished briefly in the Canyon where the team landed a nice haul of Mahi Mahi and Triggerfish. To top it off, Kim caught (and released) a WHITE MARLIN. If you want to get out there, there may still be space on the September pelagic trips. Check SEABIRDING.COM to see whats open. eBird lists with a few photos: Outbound trip through Norfolk Canyon: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31170645 Inbound trip through N. Canyon: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31170833 East of N. Canyon: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31173677 Good birding, Ellison -- Ellison Orcutt Birder/Naturalist Richmond, Va Cell: (804) 339-6976 Mr.EllyO AT gmail.com ------------------------------ Message: 9 Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:15:41 -0500 (CDT) From: sjsuter29 AT verizon.net To: va-bird AT listserve.com Subject: [Va-bird] Fairfax Co: Hunting Creek: American Avocets (23 August) Message-ID: <29620383.3513016.1472012141215.JavaMail.root AT vznit170134.mailsrvcs.net> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Six basic-plumage American Avocet were alternately standing around and feeding off the river side of the outermost bar off the mouth of Hunting Creek Tuesday evening around 1930 EDT. I spotted them while while going through the gulls and shorebirds from the Stone Bridge. (Kurt Gaskill and I had not noticed them while scanning Hunting Creek cove and the SAV mats from the shore on the Belle Haven picnic grounds between 1840 and 1900.) They were the highlight of the 10 species of shorebirds present. There were also over 3K gulls on the bars, flats, and SAV mats (all Laughing and Ring-billed save for 3 Herring), and the 3 species of terns included 8 Black Tern flying around over the Hydrilla. Some details and the full list from my walk between the picnic grounds and the Stone Bridge are at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31218611 Sherman Suter Alexandria VA 22307 / Port Republic MD 20676 ------------------------------ Subject: Digest Footer _______________________________________________ va-bird mailing list va-bird AT listserve.com http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ------------------------------ End of va-bird Digest, Vol 112, Issue 26 **************************************** *** You are subscribed to va-bird as jsiler AT birdingonthe.net. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***
Subject: Fairfax Co: Hunting Creek: American Avocets (23 August)
From: sjsuter29 AT verizon.net
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:15:41 -0500 (CDT)
Six basic-plumage American Avocet were alternately standing around and feeding 
off the river side of the outermost bar off the mouth of Hunting Creek Tuesday 
evening around 1930 EDT. I spotted them while while going through the gulls and 
shorebirds from the Stone Bridge. (Kurt Gaskill and I had not noticed them 
while scanning Hunting Creek cove and the SAV mats from the shore on the Belle 
Haven picnic grounds between 1840 and 1900.) They were the highlight of the 10 
species of shorebirds present. There were also over 3K gulls on the bars, 
flats, and SAV mats (all Laughing and Ring-billed save for 3 Herring), and the 
3 species of terns included 8 Black Tern flying around over the Hydrilla. 


Some details and the full list from my walk between the picnic grounds and the 
Stone Bridge are at 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31218611

Sherman Suter
Alexandria VA 22307  /  Port Republic MD 20676
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Subject: Pelagic trip; 8/20
From: Ellison Orcutt <mr.ellyo AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:58 -0400
Hello birders,

On Saturday six birders led by Kim Harrell chartered the deep sea fishing
boat, Top Notch, for day of pelagic birding (and fishing).  We left Rudee
Inlet at 5am with a course set for Norfolk Canyon.  Birding was slow until
we made it to Norfolk Canyon where Wilson's Storm-Petrels were in good
number.  The highlight of the Canyon was a WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL among a
feeding swarm of Wilson's.  Frustratingly, another fishing boat had
right-of-way and forced us to loop away from the bird after which we could
not re-find it.  Also in the canyon were small numbers of Cory's Shearwater
and a single Great Shearwater.

We continued east of the Canyon where we encountered at least three
BLACK-CAPPED PETRELS. We viewed two birds at the same time and had multiple
looks at "other" birds from a variety of directions.  Also, east of the
Canyon were more Wilson's Storm-Petrels, a few Cory's Shearwaters, singles
of Great Shearwater and Sooty Shearwater, and a couple of Red-necked
Phalaropes.

The farthest east we made it was 73.5 miles (from Rudee).  We also enjoyed
large pods of Pilot Whales (Short-finned I think) and several un-ID'ed
species of dolphins.  After birding we fished briefly in the Canyon where
the team landed a nice haul of Mahi Mahi and Triggerfish.  To top it off,
Kim caught (and released) a WHITE MARLIN.

If you want to get out there, there may still be space on the September
pelagic trips. Check SEABIRDING.COM to see whats open.

eBird lists with a few photos:

Outbound trip through Norfolk Canyon:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31170645

Inbound trip through N. Canyon:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31170833

East of N. Canyon: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31173677


Good birding,

Ellison

-- 
Ellison Orcutt
Birder/Naturalist
Richmond, Va
Cell: (804) 339-6976
Mr.EllyO AT gmail.com
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Subject: Manassas Battlefield 23 August
From: Stephen Johnson <stevejohnson2 AT verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:55:37 -0400
I made my second trip this season to the NY Monuments area at MBNP (Prince 
William county) today. Nothing unusual, just a very reliable place to find a 
good selection of birds during fall migration. Here's what struck me as 
noteworthy. 


1) This place runs on a clock. Today was the 10th or more time I've visited NY 
Monuments during fall migration, found great activity for an hour or so, and 
then snap! everything gets quiet, right around 8:15 AM or so. 


2) Most birds today were the same species as when I was there a week or so ago 
- same warblers, woodpeckers, etc. 


3) Unusually for me, more than half of today's species had multiple birds 
present - for example 3 Great-Crested Fly, 3 Pileated WP, etc. 


Full list below.  Happy migration birding everyone!!

Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia


1 Mourning Dove  
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo  
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker  
2 Downy Woodpecker  
2 Hairy Woodpecker  
1 Northern Flicker  
3 Pileated Woodpecker  
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee  
3 Great Crested Flycatcher  
1 Red-eyed Vireo  
4 Blue Jay  
4 Carolina Chickadee  
2 Tufted Titmouse  
2 White-breasted Nuthatch  
1 Carolina Wren  
8 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  
4 Eastern Bluebird  
3 American Robin  
1 Brown Thrasher  
1 Black-and-white Warbler  
2 American Redstart  
1 Prairie Warbler  
1 Scarlet Tanager  
4 Northern Cardinal  
2 Baltimore Oriole  
4 House Finch  
1 American Goldfinch



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Subject: Arlington Mississippi kites: Tuesday
From: Donald Sweig <skybirds.d AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:41:37 -0400
I was at 17th and Utah in North Arlington looking at the Mississippi kites from 
about 4:15 to 5:45 today. About a dozen folks, perhaps a few more, not counting 
the locals who wandered by, showed up to look at the birds today. Most of the 
time the juvenile was perched on the snag in the southeast corner of the 
intersection. I observed the adult come in one time and feed it a cicada. 

 On one occasion the juvenile took off and flew in big and small circles in the 
sky for about 10 minutes or so; this bird can fly quite well. I am a little 
surprised that I still haven't seen it make any attempt to hunt food for 
itself. Maybe tomorrow. 

   Donald Sweig
    Falls Church, Va.

   

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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Wolf Trap Rd & Good Trail, Aug 23, 2016
From: Jeff Blalock <jcbabirder AT gcronline.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:11:05 -0400
Greetings all:  

I went back to Wolf Trap in Halifax Co to see if I could relocate any of the 
kites today and just as I was about to pull into a friends house to park one 
came flying over his house. 


He was out on the front porch so we sat and talked about the kites as we 
watched one flying around for an hour. 


Following is eBird report and link to report with pictures. 

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-572-8619 Home
434-470-4352 Cell
jcbabirder AT gcronline.com


Begin forwarded message:

> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> Date: August 23, 2016 at 4:03:04 PM EDT
> To: jcbabirder AT gcronline.com
> Subject: eBird Report - Wolf Trap Rd & Good Trail, Aug 23, 2016
> 
> Wolf Trap Rd & Good Trail, Halifax, Virginia, US
> Aug 23, 2016 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments:     
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75 > 3 species (+1 other taxa) > > Turkey Vulture 4 > Mississippi Kite 1 > Buteo sp. 1 > Carolina Wren 1 > > View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31214092 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) > *** You are subscribed to va-bird as jsiler AT birdingonthe.net. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***
Subject: FW: DC Area, 8/23/2016
From: "Joe Coleman" <joecoleman AT rstarmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:50:16 -0400
FYI - For sightings from Tuesday, Aug 16 through Monday, Aug 22.
Joe

-----Original Message-----
Hotline:     Voice of the Naturalist
Date:        8/23/2016
Coverage:    MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: voice AT anshome.org 
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 (Individual $50; Family $65; Nature Steward $100; Audubon Advocate
$200). The membership number is 301-652-9188, option 12; the address is 8940
Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; and the web site is
http://www.AudubonNaturalist.org.

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon Naturalist
Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, Aug 16 and was
completed on Tuesday, Aug 23 at 9:30 a.m.

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

Top birds this week were WHITE-CHEEKED PINTAIL* in VA, BLACK-CAPPED PETREL*
in VA, WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL* in VA, BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL* in DE and
MD, and MASKED BOOBY* in DE and MD. 

Other birds of interest this week included waterfowl, COMMON NIGHTHAWK,
SANDHILL CRANE, AMERICAN AVOCET, shorebirds, gulls, terns including BRIDLED,
CORY'S SHEARWATER, SOOTY SHEARWATER, GREAT SHEARWATER, AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER,
LEACH'S STORM-PETREL, BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL, herons, WHITE IBIS,
MISSISSIPPI KITE, flycatchers, PURPLE MARTIN, warblers, VESPER SPARROW, and
DICKCISSEL.  

TOP BIRDS

A WHITE-CHEEKED PINTAIL* was seen Aug 16 in the Shoveler Pool on the
Wildlife Loop at Chincoteague NWR, Accomack Co, VA. Its provenance is
unknown and could be an escapee as it had a red band on its left leg.

Several exciting sightings were made during two pelagic trips this past
week: 

-	Among the birds seen on a pelagic trip east of the Norfolk Canyon,
Northampton Co, VA on Aug 20 were 3 BLACK-CAPPED PETRELS*, 1 SOOTY
SHEARWATER and 1 WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL*.	

-	A MASKED BOOBY* was among the species seen on a pelagic trip  in DE
and MD waters on Aug 20 and 21. Other birds seen on this trip were 8
RED-NECKED PHALAROPES in DE and MD, a POMARINE JAEGER in DE and MD, BRIDLED
TERN in DE and MD, CORY'S SHEARWATERS in DE and MD, a GREAT SHEARWATER in DE
and 3 in MD, AUDUBON'S SHEARWATERS in DE and MD, LEACH'S STORM-PETRELS in DE
and MD, and BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETRELS* in DE and MD.	
 
OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

The TRUMPETER SWAN at the storm water pond on the east side of the Broken
Land Parkway exit off Rte 29 in Howard Co, MD, was seen through the 23rd. 

Small numbers of out-of-season ducks continued to be seen in the area during
the past week. NORTHERN SHOVELERS (32), REDHEAD, GREATER SCAUP, BLACK
SCOTER, SURF SCOTER (13), and a LONG-TAILED DUCK were among the ducks seen
at Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on Aug 16. A NORTHERN SHOVELER was seen Aug
18 from the Belle Haven Picnic Area, Fairfax Co., VA. Another REDHEAD was
seen on private property on Aug 21 in King George Co, VA. The COMMON
GOLDENEYE at the Berlin Treated Effluent Irrigation Facility B, Worcester
Co, MD was seen again on Aug 16.
 
Migrating COMMON NIGHTHAWKS are beginning to turn up in the area with 7 at
the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, VA on Aug 20 and singles at a small
number of other locations. 

The two continuing SANDHILL CRANES along Kiddsville Road near Fishersville,
Augusta Co, VA were seen throughout the week.

Thirty-two BLACK-NECKED STILTS, 71 AMERICAN AVOCETS, and a WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER were among the many shorebirds birds seen Aug 16 at Poplar Island,
Talbot Co, MD. AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen in various numbers throughout the
week at Swan Creek Dredge Containment Facility, Anne Arundel  Co, MD. Two
AMERICAN AVOCETS were also seen Aug 17 at Swift Creek Reservoir,
Chesterfield Co, VA. 

The highlights of the 9,094 individuals seen during the weekly Chincoteague
NWR (Accomack Co, VA) Shorebird/Gull survey on Aug 19 were a WILSON'S
PLOVER, 54 PIPING PLOVERS, 45 WHIMBRELS, and 16 RED KNOTS. 

Two AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were seen Aug 21 at Skimmer Island, Ocean City,
Worcester Co, MD.

A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was at Craney Island Disposal Area, Portsmouth, VA on Aug
18. On Aug 21 two MARBLED GODWIT were at Hog Island WMA, Surry Co, VA. A
STILT SANDPIPER was seen Aug 19, 20 and 21 at a pond along Oakwood Rd,
Rockingham Co, VA. Five SANDERLINGS were seen flying downriver along the
Alexandria (VA) waterfront on Aug 21. BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS also turned up at
the Swan Creek Facility during the week with a high of 5 on Aug 19. A
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was seen Aug 17 along Prime Hook Beach Rd, Sussex Co, DE.
A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was seen Aug 20 at Paper Mill Flats, Baltimore Co. A
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was at Pemberton Manor, Queen Anne's Co, MD on the
17th. A WILLET (Western) was seen at Swan Creek Aug 17. On Aug 16 four
WILSON'S PHALAROPES were photographed at the Swan Creek Dredge Containment
Facility, Anne Arundel Co, MD; while the numbers seen varied, they were
there throughout the week. Both a WILSON'S PHALAROPE and a RED-NECKED
PHALAROPE were seen Aug 16 at Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD. 

One GULL-BILLED TERN was seen at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent  Co, DE, on August
21. One to two GULL-BILLED TERNS were seen at Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE
on Aug 20 and 21. BLACK TERNS were seen in a number of locations throughout
the week. Very large numbers were seen on Aug 21 with 23 flying over the
Potomac off of the Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, VA, 68 seen from
the Loch Raven Point, Baltimore Co, MD, and as many as 125 seen from
Lapidum, Cecil Co, MD.

Two TRICOLORED HERONS were at Poplar Island on Aug 16.

WHITE IBIS sightings in Delaware included 40 on the pelagic trip; 3 at Prime
Hook NWR, Prime Hook Beach Road, Sussex  Co, DE on August 16; 4 at Bombay
Hook NWR, Kent Co on the 17th and 5 there on the 20th; 4 on Aug 20 at
Burton's Island, Delaware Seashore SP, Sussex Co; and 48 from the Lewes
Marina, Sussex Co. A WHITE IBIS was seen Aug 21 at Windsor Castle Park, Isle
of Wight Co, VA.

One to five MISSISSIPPI KITES were at Lee and Quincy, north of Lee Highway
in Arlington on August 10. MISSISSIPPI KITES continued to be seen feeding a
juvenile at 17th and Utah in North Arlington, with sightings throughout the
week. A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen Aug 16 flying over Fry's Spring Beach
Club, Charlottesville, VA. Three MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen Aug 20 along
Dumfries Rd, Fauquier Co, VA.

An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen Aug 17 at the Beltsville Agricultural
Research Center, Prince George's Co, MD. Another was seen Aug 18 at
Pennyfield Lock, C&O Canal, Montgomery Co, MD. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
was seen and heard Aug 17 at North Point SP, Baltimore, MD. A couple of
LEAST FLYCATCHERS were seen this past week with 1 at Leesylvania SP, Prince
William Co, VA on the 20th and another on Aug 22 at Brookside Gardens,
Montgomery Co, MD.

A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen Aug 22 at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co,
MD.

An estimated 10,000+ PURPLE MARTINS were seen congregating the evenings of
Aug 18 and 20 in the trees by the Walmart and adjacent Home Depot along
Pleasant Valley Road in Winchester, Frederick Co, VA.
Warbler numbers, while still low, began to pick up this past week especially
after the cold front went through Sunday evening. A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
was seen Aug 20 at Pocosin Cabin, Shenandoah NP, Greene Co, VA.

A VESPER SPARROW was seen Aug 17 at the Beltsville Agricultural Research
Center, Prince George's Co, MD.

A DICKCISSEL continued to be seen along Fowler Beach Rd at the Prime Hook
NWR with the most recent sighting on Aug 20.

***

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, http://anshome.org/shop) is an
excellent source for guidebooks and many other nature-related titles.

To report bird sightings, e-mail your report to voice AT anshome.org.
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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Subject: Re: Possible Buff-Bellied Hummingbird Sighting
From: Pam Owen <nighthawkcomm AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:56:37 -0400
I've just talked with the lady who spotted the hummer, querying her on the
ID points my references and a few of you have supplied (thanks for that).
At this point, we're both leaning more toward a female Rufous, which is
what I thought it was when she first mentioned it, but some of the
description she gave me didn't seem to quite match the Rufous I've seen (at
my brother's, in Alaska), but I haven't seen one in a few years and am not
up on its ID points, either.

She did not note the bill color, since the bird was nectaring on flowers
and flying really fast between them, she says, but she was only a few feet
from it. She was most struck by the reddish-brown on the bird's back and a
"buff" coloring on its belly, although the Rufous' coloring there could be
characterized as buff, I guess.  I also asked about the size,and she didn't
think the bird she saw was as large as the Buff-bellied is listed as being,
so that's another point for the Rufous.

The bird hasn't shown up again, but I'm going over at some point this week
when I have the time, taking my Sibley and my computer, to see if we can
sort this out better together. I'll post an update if and when warranted.
If this bird is a Rufous, it might still be in the area through the winter,
so perhaps will show up somewhere nearby. We've had at least one Rufous
photographed here in recent years, a female, who showed up at a feeder a
few miles from the current sighting, in February 2014.

Lots of people here have hummer feeders, but not the lady who spotted the
recent hummer. She just has what sounds like some fabulous gardens.

​​
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Best,
​​
​
​
Pam Owen
​​

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On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 1:41 PM, Pam Owen  wrote:

> Hi, all,
>
> I haven't been keeping up with the list, but I did search the posts I had
> to see if anyone has ever spotted a Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia
> yucatanensis) in Virginia. A reader of my nature column, who seems quite
> observant and had a lot of details, thought she might have seen one of
> these in her garden, in Rappahannock County, two days ago. Her
> description seemed pretty accurate, although I'm on deadline and will be
> talking with her again after I'm free and have a chance to do more research
> on my own.
>
> This woman said the bird's lower back and tail feathers were a rich, dark
> reddish-brown; the head, olive; and the belly, beige. She thought it
> definitely was not a Rufous, and in checking AllAboutBirds.org, I found the
> only other bird that was similar was the Berylline Hummingbird (*Amazilia
> beryllina*), which seems even less likely to be this far north than the
> Buff-bellied.
>
> When I talk with the woman again, I'll go over some other ID points for
> both hummers, but thought I'd also check to see if anyone on this list has
> seen something similar or has any suggestions about the ID. I've also asked
> that the woman try to get a photo, if the bird hangs around, although,
> whatever the species, it's likely just migrating through. Thanks.
> ​​
> ​​
> ​​
>
> Best,
> ​​
> ​
> ​
> Pam Owen
> ​​
>
> Nighthawk Communications
> PO Box 435
> Washington, Virginia 22747
> 540.227.0137; 270.447.4900 (fax)
> NighthawkComm AT gmail.com or wildideas.va AT gmail.com
> NighthawkCommunications.net 
> ​
> Twitter:  AT WildIdeas
> Facebook: NighthawkCommunications
> 
> Nature column: "Wild Ideas"
> ​​
> (see at
> ​​
>
> *​​​​Rappahannock News* 
> *​​*
> *)*​
>
> Nature blog: Wild Ideas in the Blue Ridge
> 
> Virginia Master Naturalist
>
> "Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even
> spiritual satisfaction.” —E. O. Wilson
>
>
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Subject: Re: Possible Buff-Bellied Hummingbird Sighting
From: Pam Owen <nighthawkcomm AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:20:50 -0400
Quite a few of you have shown interest in coming to Rappahannock to check
out this sighting and help with ID. I suggested to the person reporting it
that she actively check for the bird and keep her camera handy to get a
photo, but it may not still be hanging around. I'll report back if it is
and the landowner is OK with having help in confirming the ID. This woman
is very detail-oriented, smart, and familiar with birds, so I think the
points she described are probably accurate, but we both know that
photographic evidence would help.

I may write about it in my column, in the context of how migration patterns
are shifting because of global warming and the proliferation of hummer
feeders, even in winter, noting that the sighting was not confirmed. I'm
actually in the process of writing a piece on migration for a local
magazine, but it covers other species as well as birds, so I'm not going
far into the weeds for that one.

BTW, this list is maintained by VSO, correct? The name comes up as "VA
Ornithological Society."

​​
​​
​​

Best,
​​
​
​
Pam Owen
​​

Nighthawk Communications
PO Box 435
Washington, Virginia 22747
540.227.0137; 270.447.4900 (fax)
NighthawkComm AT gmail.com or wildideas.va AT gmail.com
NighthawkCommunications.net 
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Facebook: NighthawkCommunications

Nature column: "Wild Ideas"
​​
(see at
​​

*​​​​Rappahannock News* 
*​​*
*)*​

Nature blog: Wild Ideas in the Blue Ridge

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"Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even
spiritual satisfaction.” —E. O. Wilson


On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 1:41 PM, Pam Owen  wrote:

> Hi, all,
>
> I haven't been keeping up with the list, but I did search the posts I had
> to see if anyone has ever spotted a Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia
> yucatanensis) in Virginia. A reader of my nature column, who seems quite
> observant and had a lot of details, thought she might have seen one of
> these in her garden, in Rappahannock County, two days ago. Her
> description seemed pretty accurate, although I'm on deadline and will be
> talking with her again after I'm free and have a chance to do more research
> on my own.
>
> This woman said the bird's lower back and tail feathers were a rich, dark
> reddish-brown; the head, olive; and the belly, beige. She thought it
> definitely was not a Rufous, and in checking AllAboutBirds.org, I found the
> only other bird that was similar was the Berylline Hummingbird (*Amazilia
> beryllina*), which seems even less likely to be this far north than the
> Buff-bellied.
>
> When I talk with the woman again, I'll go over some other ID points for
> both hummers, but thought I'd also check to see if anyone on this list has
> seen something similar or has any suggestions about the ID. I've also asked
> that the woman try to get a photo, if the bird hangs around, although,
> whatever the species, it's likely just migrating through. Thanks.
> ​​
> ​​
> ​​
>
> Best,
> ​​
> ​
> ​
> Pam Owen
> ​​
>
> Nighthawk Communications
> PO Box 435
> Washington, Virginia 22747
> 540.227.0137; 270.447.4900 (fax)
> NighthawkComm AT gmail.com or wildideas.va AT gmail.com
> NighthawkCommunications.net 
> ​
> Twitter:  AT WildIdeas
> Facebook: NighthawkCommunications
> 
> Nature column: "Wild Ideas"
> ​​
> (see at
> ​​
>
> *​​​​Rappahannock News* 
> *​​*
> *)*​
>
> Nature blog: Wild Ideas in the Blue Ridge
> 
> Virginia Master Naturalist
>
> "Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even
> spiritual satisfaction.” —E. O. Wilson
>
>
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Subject: Re: Monticello Park 22 August..3 species of Warblers
From: "Albright, Tom (USMS)" <Tom.Albright2 AT usdoj.gov>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:14:56 +0000
4 Canada W.
2 Chestnut-sided W.
1 B&W W.
2 RE Vireo
1 BG GNCT





















8pm.  We are definitely off to a great start of the Bald Eagle season! 

First Bird-9:41 RT, Last Bird-2:45 OS.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Hummingbirds zipping high across the gap heading south plus at least 5 others 
hanging around the feeder. 1 Downy Woodpecker, 67 Chimney Swifts, 

52 Barn Swallows, 11 Cedar Waxwings, 1 Gray Catbird.

Predictions:
Another cool, sunny day but with SE winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (birdmangabriel AT yahoo.com) Rockfish Gap Hawk 
Watch information may be found at: 

http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org





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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:27:43 -0800
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
To: va-bird AT listserve.com
Subject: [Va-bird] Harvey's Knob (22 Aug 2016) 14 Raptors
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Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 22, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       2              2              2
Bald Eagle                   4              4              4
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                3              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              3              8              8
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2              4              4
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:                      14             25             25
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:45:00 
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter:        Matt Hosmer

Observers:        Bill & Katie James, Carl Christensen, Darryl Martin,
                  David Kirk

Visitors:
Carl, Bill and KT, Daryl, David Kirk and Matt.


Weather:
Very pleasant day! 19?-27?c, nice W/NW wind, light cloud cover, not humid at 
all. 


Raptor Observations:
4 A.B.E.
12:30
13:53
13:57
15:41

1st Bird A.K. 11:35
Last Bird A.B.E. 15:41
(All times reflect "bird time".)

Non-raptor Observations:
Overlook maintenance, mowing and trimming looks nice!
Moderate parkway traffic, and bicyclists. 

Predictions:
Should be another glorious day, who's going!?
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matt Hosmer ()
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home





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Message: 7
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:32:39 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
From: David Bridge 
To: k100 , va-bird AT listserve.com
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Birding Trip - C.M. Crockett Park - Aug. 22
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Regarding the "Mourning Doves building a nest"

The latest egg date for Virginia is Sept. 4 in 1936 (Clapp, p. 32) Incubation 
is reported to be: 13 to 14 days 


so if she lays the first egg tomorrow Aug. 23, you might still have eggs on 
Sept. 5 or 6 or later, depending on when the first eggs are laid. 


It would be good to follow the progress of this nest, if you can.

Dave Bridge
Alexandria


-----Original Message-----
>From: k100 
>Sent: Aug 22, 2016 5:02 PM
>To: va-bird AT listserve.com
>Subject: [Va-bird] Birding Trip - C.M. Crockett Park - Aug. 22
>
>
>Breeding Activity:
>I also spotted a pair of Mourning Doves building a nest. I?ll keep an eye on 
them. 

>A pair of Northern Cardinals were busy feeding a recent fledgling. 
>



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Message: 8
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:14:00 -0700
From: Joelle Buffa 
To: clyde joelle ,	Virginia Birdlist
	
Subject: [Va-bird] Save for shorebird survey
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 On Sunday, October 25, 2015 1:21 PM, Joelle Buffa  
wrote: 

 

 ? Below are the results of our weekly shorebird/gull survey conducted at 
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on?Friday Oct 23, 2015. All water areas 
(impoundments and beach areas) were covered in a?6 hour survey. All individuals 
are counted for the target species; other birds seen or heard on the survey are 
followed by a dash.???Shorebirds were scarce on the Refuge this week. We 
counted only?270 shorebirds of 6 species. Sanderling were the most common with 
217 but that contrasts with the 1,591 Sanderlings we counted last survey just 2 
weeks ago. Surprisingly, the following day,?we found large numbers?and a?good 
diversity of shorebirds using the peat banks on Motompkin Island just a few 
miles south of the Refuge.?Even though the shorebird numbers were down, there 
were excellent counts of?terns and gulls: Caspian (3), Foresters (129), Royal 
(310) Terns and Laughing (28), Ring-billed (108), Herring (492), Lesser 
Black-backed?(176) and Greater?Black-backed (572) Gulls. The nu 

 mbers and diversity of waterfowl on the Refuge's impoundments are also 
increasing, and we saw our first Ruddy Ducks and Hooded Mergansers of the 
season. Double-crested cormorants were primarily seen in small flocks migrating 
south along the shoreline.? 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Canada Goose--Gadwall--American Wigeon--American Black Duck--Mallard--Northern 
Shoveler--Northern Pintail--Green-winged Teal--Black Scoter--Hooded 
Merganser--Ruddy Duck--Pied-billed Grebe6Double-crested Cormorant338Great Blue 
Heron--Great Egret--Snowy Egret--Cattle Egret1White Ibis--Turkey 
Vulture--Sharp-shinned Hawk--Bald Eagle--Black-bellied Plover26Semipalmated 
Plover12Piping Plover1Marbled Godwit1Sanderling217Dunlin13Laughing 
Gull28Ring-billed Gull108Herring Gull492Lesser Black-backed Gull176Great 
Black-backed Gull572Caspian Tern3Forster's Tern129Royal Tern310Rock 
Pigeon1Mourning Dove1Belted Kingfisher--Northern Flicker--Eastern 
Phoebe--American Crow--Tree Swallow--Carolina Chickadee--Golden-crowned 
Kinglet1Gray Catbird--European Starling--Yellow-rumped Warbler--Song 
Sparrow--Northern Cardinal--Eastern Meadowlark--Boat-tailed 
Grackle--Brown-headed Cowbird-- 




 

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Message: 9
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:51:46 -0400
From: Donald Sweig 
To: Va-Bird 
Subject: [Va-bird] Arlington Kites: Action Monday
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 I was at 17th and Utah in North Arlington from about 4:30 to 6:00 today. There 
was lots of kite action. Both of the adults and the juvenile were flying around 
a lot. Much of the time the juvenile was perched on one snag or another on the 
south east corner of the intersection, usually in full sun view. The adults 
came in repeatedly to feed it. On several occasion one of the adults did 
spectacular dives right in the yard across the street from where we were 
standing. On another occasion the juvenile and both the adults were flying 
around together and then a Red-shoulder came in and there was even more action. 
Great views, great photo ops, and I expect there will be more of the same 
tomorrow. 

  Donald Sweig
  Falls Church, Virginia

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Subject: Arlington Kites: Action Monday
From: Donald Sweig <skybirds.d AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:51:46 -0400
 I was at 17th and Utah in North Arlington from about 4:30 to 6:00 today. There 
was lots of kite action. Both of the adults and the juvenile were flying around 
a lot. Much of the time the juvenile was perched on one snag or another on the 
south east corner of the intersection, usually in full sun view. The adults 
came in repeatedly to feed it. On several occasion one of the adults did 
spectacular dives right in the yard across the street from where we were 
standing. On another occasion the juvenile and both the adults were flying 
around together and then a Red-shoulder came in and there was even more action. 
Great views, great photo ops, and I expect there will be more of the same 
tomorrow. 

  Donald Sweig
  Falls Church, Virginia

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Subject: Save for shorebird survey
From: Joelle Buffa <clyde_joelle AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:14:00 -0700
 


 On Sunday, October 25, 2015 1:21 PM, Joelle Buffa  
wrote: 

 

  Below are the results of our weekly shorebird/gull survey conducted at 
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge onFriday Oct 23, 2015. All water areas 
(impoundments and beach areas) were covered in a6 hour survey. All individuals 
are counted for the target species; other birds seen or heard on the survey are 
followed by a dash.Shorebirds were scarce on the Refuge this week. We 
counted only270 shorebirds of 6 species. Sanderling were the most common with 
217 but that contrasts with the 1,591 Sanderlings we counted last survey just 2 
weeks ago. Surprisingly, the following day,we found large numbersand agood 
diversity of shorebirds using the peat banks on Motompkin Island just a few 
miles south of the Refuge.Even though the shorebird numbers were down, there 
were excellent counts ofterns and gulls: Caspian (3), Foresters (129), Royal 
(310) Terns and Laughing (28), Ring-billed (108), Herring (492), Lesser 
Black-backed(176) and 

 GreaterBlack-backed (572) Gulls. The numbers and diversity of waterfowl on 
the Refuge's impoundments are also increasing, and we saw our first Ruddy 
Ducks and Hooded Mergansers of the season. Double-crested cormorants were 
primarily seen in small flocks migrating south along the shoreline. 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Canada Goose--Gadwall--American Wigeon--American Black Duck--Mallard--Northern 
Shoveler--Northern Pintail--Green-winged Teal--Black Scoter--Hooded 
Merganser--Ruddy Duck--Pied-billed Grebe6Double-crested Cormorant338Great Blue 
Heron--Great Egret--Snowy Egret--Cattle Egret1White Ibis--Turkey 
Vulture--Sharp-shinned Hawk--Bald Eagle--Black-bellied Plover26Semipalmated 
Plover12Piping Plover1Marbled Godwit1Sanderling217Dunlin13Laughing 
Gull28Ring-billed Gull108Herring Gull492Lesser Black-backed Gull176Great 
Black-backed Gull572Caspian Tern3Forster's Tern129Royal Tern310Rock 
Pigeon1Mourning Dove1Belted Kingfisher--Northern Flicker--Eastern 
Phoebe--American Crow--Tree Swallow--Carolina Chickadee--Golden-crowned 
Kinglet1Gray Catbird--European Starling--Yellow-rumped Warbler--Song 
Sparrow--Northern Cardinal--Eastern Meadowlark--Boat-tailed 
Grackle--Brown-headed Cowbird-- 




 
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Subject: Re: Birding Trip - C.M. Crockett Park - Aug. 22
From: David Bridge <bridgedavid AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:32:39 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
Regarding the "Mourning Doves building a nest"

The latest egg date for Virginia is Sept. 4 in 1936 (Clapp, p. 32)
Incubation is reported to be: 13 to 14 days

so if she lays the first egg tomorrow Aug. 23, you might still have eggs 
on Sept. 5 or 6 or later, depending on when the first eggs are laid.

It would be good to follow the progress of this nest, if you can.

Dave Bridge
Alexandria


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>From: k100 
>Sent: Aug 22, 2016 5:02 PM
>To: va-bird AT listserve.com
>Subject: [Va-bird] Birding Trip - C.M. Crockett Park - Aug. 22
>
>
>Breeding Activity:
>I also spotted a pair of Mourning Doves building a nest. I’ll keep an eye on 
them. 

>A pair of Northern Cardinals were busy feeding a recent fledgling. 
>

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Subject: Harvey's Knob (22 Aug 2016) 14 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:27:43 -0800
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 22, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       2              2              2
Bald Eagle                   4              4              4
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                3              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              3              8              8
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2              4              4
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:                      14             25             25
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:45:00 
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter:        Matt Hosmer

Observers:        Bill & Katie James, Carl Christensen, Darryl Martin,
                  David Kirk

Visitors:
Carl, Bill and KT, Daryl, David Kirk and Matt.


Weather:
Very pleasant day! 19-27c, nice W/NW wind, light cloud cover, not humid
at all.

Raptor Observations:
4 A.B.E.
12:30
13:53
13:57
15:41

1st Bird A.K. 11:35
Last Bird A.B.E. 15:41
(All times reflect "bird time".)

Non-raptor Observations:
Overlook maintenance, mowing and trimming looks nice!
Moderate parkway traffic, and bicyclists. 

Predictions:
Should be another glorious day, who's going!?
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matt Hosmer ()
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home



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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (22 Aug 2016) 22 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:42:50 -0800
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 22, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       3             21             21
Bald Eagle                   3             14             14
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1             10             10
Cooper's Hawk                3              7              7
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            9             78             78
Red-tailed Hawk              2              4              4
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               0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              1              1

Total:                      22            148            148
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:15:00 
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter:        Brenda Tekin, Gabriel Mapel

Observers:        Brenda Tekin, Gabriel Mapel

Visitors:
Jennifer Jowdy and Ellison Orcutt from Richmond.


Weather:
Cold front came through yesterday making for very comfortable weather
today!  MUCH cooler (19.0-24.1C) with low humidity and crystal clear
visibility (no haze).  Light and variable breezes early with moderate West
winds after 9am.  A completely cloudless sky early with varying 25-40%
cloud cover after 10am.

Raptor Observations:
A slow but steady trickle of raptors for most of the day after an extremely
slow start.  Three more Bald Eagles, all adults at 11:04am, 11:51am and
1:48pm.  We are definitely off to a great start of the Bald Eagle season! 

First Bird-9:41 RT, Last Bird-2:45 OS.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Hummingbirds zipping high across the gap heading south plus at least 5
others hanging around the feeder.  1 Downy Woodpecker, 67 Chimney Swifts,
52 Barn Swallows, 11 Cedar Waxwings, 1 Gray Catbird.

Predictions:
Another cool, sunny day but with SE winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (birdmangabriel AT yahoo.com)
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Subject: Birding Trip - C.M. Crockett Park - Aug. 22
From: k100 <tripacct1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:02:41 -0400
A short birding trip to C.M. Crockett Park this morning resulted in some 
interesting finds. Area visited - parking area to amphitheater: 


I spotted an uncommon visitor: a Green Heron at the edge of lake. It was 
hunting dragonflies. I saw it nab a large blue one. 

Lots of Canada Geese. None of them stopped at the lake though. All flyovers.
An Osprey dived for fish for a while. 
An adult Bald Eagle got the crows all worked up before flying northwards.
A Double-crested Cormorant was perched on a rental boat until park staff scared 
it away. Also an uncommon visitor. 


Breeding Activity:
I also spotted a pair of Mourning Doves building a nest. I’ll keep an eye on 
them. 

A pair of Northern Cardinals were busy feeding a recent fledgling. 

Here is the complete list:

C.M. Crockett Park, Fauquier, Virginia, US
Aug 22, 2016 8:34 AM - 9:56 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.17 mile(s)
Comments:     Mid 70s sunny windy nice 
25 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 200 Estimate flyovers SE to NE average 25-30 
each 

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  2
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1     hunting dragonflies
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Osprey (carolinensis) (Pandion haliaetus carolinensis)  1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1
hawk sp. (Accipitridae sp. (hawk sp.))  1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  6     Singing males and pair building nest.
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  2
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Picoides villosus [villosus Group])  1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)  2
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis)  2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  1
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  7     FY
Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern) (Sturnella magna [magna Group])  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31196793 
 


Cheers!

Kelly Krechmer
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Subject: Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird AT listserve.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:55:55 +0000 (UTC)
After several weeks of Hazy, Hot and Humid, this morning's Huntley Meadows 
Monday Morning Birdwalk was a delightful blend of cool, dry and bright. 
 Twenty-four birders turned out, with some old friends we haven't seen in a 
while, and we tallied 47 species.  Besides the delightful weather and the 
reunion with absent friends, our highlights included three Caspian Terns flying 
over, and a Pied-billed Grebe.   

Canada Goose  37
Wood Duck  8
Mallard  2
American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid)  2    
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Great Blue Heron  8
Great Egret  6
Little Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  6
Osprey  1
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Ring-billed Gull  3
Caspian Tern  3
Mourning Dove  7
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  3
Barred Owl  1
Chimney Swift  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  7
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Acadian Flycatcher  2
Eastern Phoebe  3
Eastern Kingbird  1
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  17
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
Eastern Bluebird  3
American Robin  8
Gray Catbird  4
Common Yellowthroat  5
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  27
Common Grackle  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
American Goldfinch  12

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


Harry GlasgowFriends of Huntley Meadows Park

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Subject: Possible Buff-Bellied Hummingbird Sighting
From: Pam Owen <nighthawkcomm AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:41:20 -0400
Hi, all,

I haven't been keeping up with the list, but I did search the posts I had
to see if anyone has ever spotted a Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia
yucatanensis) in Virginia. A reader of my nature column, who seems quite
observant and had a lot of details, thought she might have seen one of
these in her garden, in Rappahannock County, two days ago. Her description
seemed pretty accurate, although I'm on deadline and will be talking with
her again after I'm free and have a chance to do more research on my own.

This woman said the bird's lower back and tail feathers were a rich, dark
reddish-brown; the head, olive; and the belly, beige. She thought it
definitely was not a Rufous, and in checking AllAboutBirds.org, I found the
only other bird that was similar was the Berylline Hummingbird (*Amazilia
beryllina*), which seems even less likely to be this far north than the
Buff-bellied.

When I talk with the woman again, I'll go over some other ID points for
both hummers, but thought I'd also check to see if anyone on this list has
seen something similar or has any suggestions about the ID. I've also asked
that the woman try to get a photo, if the bird hangs around, although,
whatever the species, it's likely just migrating through. Thanks.
​​
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Best,
​​
​
​
Pam Owen
​​

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Subject: RFI Black Terns
From: James Boughton <jmboughton254 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:35:09 -0400
Where is the best spot to look for them? Jones Point? Dyke Marsh?

sent from my phone.
James M. Boughton
jmboughton254 AT gmail.com

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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 22:15:57 -0400
From: "Patricia Scanlon M. " 
To: Vineeta 
Cc: va-bird , Carol Sottili
        
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] va-bird Digest, Vol 112, Issue 18
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I had a baby chickadee that would not leave my garage.  I called a bird
rehabber who suggested spraying a very light mist of water above the bird
to get its feathers wet. The would cause the bird to drop to the ground and
see the exit or net it to catch it.

My chickadee was rescued by its mom who came the next morning to fetch it.
I made the mistake of playing chickadee calls outside the garage to bring
it out. All it did was spook the mom and baby that another unknown
chickadee was in the yard and mom would not get her baby.
Who knows what the recording is communicating exactly. I know it wasn't a
threat call but......?

Good luck.

Pat Scanlon
Norfolk

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 19, 2016, at 9:51 AM, Vineeta  wrote:
>
> I'm not an expert birder, but it looks like a female goldfinch to me.
> Vineeta in Alexandria
>
> "Choose to be optimistic. It feels better." His Holiness The 14th Dalai
> Lama.
>
> On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 7:33 AM, Carol Sottili 
> wrote:
>
>> Friend who lives in Fairfax Station, VA has had this bird stuck in her
>> garage since yesterday morning. Can someone help ID? Acadian
>> flycatcher? Red-eyed vireo? Trying to figure out how to convince it to
>> leave. Left garage door open overnight, but still there.
>> Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127041904 AT N06/28979901152/in/
>> dateposted-public/
>>
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>>>      (Janet Paisley)
>>>   4. Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (16 Aug 2016) 12 Raptors
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Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:18:32 -0400
From: Janetmanderson5 AT aol.com
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Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Bird sightings for August 21, 2016
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Belmont Ridge Road is near Sterling, VA



In a message dated 8/21/2016 9:39:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Janetmanderson5 AT aol.com writes:

August 21, 2016


Dad and I visited my Brother in Winchester, VA today.   Saw hundreds and
hundreds of Purple Martins on the utility wires at the  First Battle of
Winchester Battlefield, Winchester, Frederick County,  VA.  Coming home and
heading east on Route 7 in heavy traffic near  Belmont Ridge Road had a Wild
Turkey along the road.

August 19, 2016

Twice saw an exchange of food between the Adult and Juvenile Mississippi
Kite at 17th Street and Utah Streets in Arlington, VA

Janet M. Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA





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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:00:24 -0400
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Subject: [Va-bird] Beginner Bird Banding Course, Warrenton VA
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> Beginner Bird Banding Course
> September 11 - 17, 2016
> Environmental Studies on the Piedmont
> Warrenton, Virginia
>
> Environmental Studies on the Piedmont, in cooperation with the Institute
for Bird Populations, is pleased to offer a Beginner Bird Banding Course
suitable for professional biologists, amateur naturalists and students
(minimum age 18) interested in learning the skills necessary to participate
in passerine bird banding projects. The week-long, intensive, residential
course will be taught by Dr. Tom Wood and Beverly Arnold and will include
mornings spent in the field learning mist net and banding protocols
including: bird handling and banding, identification, aging and sexing.
Afternoons will include classroom discussion on various aspects of bird
banding including: avian life histories, banding ethics and permitting. The
course is limited to eight participants. Cost is $1000 including materials,
meals, and shared lodging on-site in a historic farmhouse. Participants may
provide their own lodging and reduce the cost of the course by $120. For
more information and registration
 forms, please visit www.envstudies.org.


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Subject: Beginner Bird Banding Course, Warrenton VA
From: Beverly Arnold <catbirds AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:00:24 -0400
> Beginner Bird Banding Course
> September 11 - 17, 2016
> Environmental Studies on the Piedmont
> Warrenton, Virginia
>  
> Environmental Studies on the Piedmont, in cooperation with the Institute for 
Bird Populations, is pleased to offer a Beginner Bird Banding Course suitable 
for professional biologists, amateur naturalists and students (minimum age 18) 
interested in learning the skills necessary to participate in passerine bird 
banding projects. The week-long, intensive, residential course will be taught 
by Dr. Tom Wood and Beverly Arnold and will include mornings spent in the field 
learning mist net and banding protocols including: bird handling and banding, 
identification, aging and sexing. Afternoons will include classroom discussion 
on various aspects of bird banding including: avian life histories, banding 
ethics and permitting. The course is limited to eight participants. Cost is 
$1000 including materials, meals, and shared lodging on-site in a historic 
farmhouse. Participants may provide their own lodging and reduce the cost of 
the course by $120. For more information and registration 

 forms, please visit www.envstudies.org.  
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Subject: Re: Bird sightings for August 21, 2016
From: janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird AT listserve.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:18:32 -0400
Belmont Ridge Road is near Sterling, VA
 
 
 
In a message dated 8/21/2016 9:39:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
Janetmanderson5 AT aol.com writes:

August 21, 2016
 
 
Dad and I visited my Brother in Winchester, VA today.   Saw hundreds and 
hundreds of Purple Martins on the utility wires at the  First Battle of 
Winchester Battlefield, Winchester, Frederick County,  VA.  Coming home and 
heading east on Route 7 in heavy traffic near  Belmont Ridge Road had a Wild 
Turkey along the road.
 
August 19, 2016
 
Twice saw an exchange of food between the Adult and Juvenile Mississippi  
Kite at 17th Street and Utah Streets in Arlington, VA
 
Janet M. Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA 
 
 
 
 
 
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Subject: Re: va-bird Digest, Vol 112, Issue 18
From: "Patricia Scanlon M. " <pescanlon AT cox.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 22:15:57 -0400
I had a baby chickadee that would not leave my garage. I called a bird rehabber 
who suggested spraying a very light mist of water above the bird to get its 
feathers wet. The would cause the bird to drop to the ground and see the exit 
or net it to catch it. 


My chickadee was rescued by its mom who came the next morning to fetch it.
I made the mistake of playing chickadee calls outside the garage to bring it 
out. All it did was spook the mom and baby that another unknown chickadee was 
in the yard and mom would not get her baby. 

Who knows what the recording is communicating exactly. I know it wasn't a 
threat call but......? 


Good luck.

Pat Scanlon
Norfolk

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 19, 2016, at 9:51 AM, Vineeta  wrote:
> 
> I'm not an expert birder, but it looks like a female goldfinch to me.
> Vineeta in Alexandria
> 
> "Choose to be optimistic. It feels better." His Holiness The 14th Dalai
> Lama.
> 
> On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 7:33 AM, Carol Sottili 
> wrote:
> 
>> Friend who lives in Fairfax Station, VA has had this bird stuck in her
>> garage since yesterday morning. Can someone help ID? Acadian
>> flycatcher? Red-eyed vireo? Trying to figure out how to convince it to
>> leave. Left garage door open overnight, but still there.
>> Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127041904 AT N06/28979901152/in/
>> dateposted-public/
>> 
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>>>   3. Black Tern at Lickinghole Creek, Albemarle County, VA
>>>      (Janet Paisley)
>>>   4. Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (16 Aug 2016) 12 Raptors
>>>      (reports AT hawkcount.org)
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Subject: Bird sightings for August 21, 2016
From: janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird AT listserve.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:39:23 -0400
August 21, 2016
 
 
Dad and I visited my Brother in Winchester, VA today.   Saw hundreds and 
hundreds of Purple Martins on the utility wires at the  First Battle of 
Winchester Battlefield, Winchester, Frederick County,  VA.  Coming home and 
heading east on Route 7 in heavy traffic near Belmont  Ridge Road had a Wild 
Turkey along the road.
 
August 19, 2016
 
Twice saw an exchange of food between the Adult and Juvenile Mississippi  
Kite at 17th Street and Utah Streets in Arlington, VA
 
Janet M. Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA 
 
 
 
 
 
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Subject: Late pm at Dyke Marsh, FRFX Co
From: Kurtcapt87 <kurtcapt87 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:08:25 -0400
VA Birders,

I spent nearly 90 min starting at 530 pm checking the low tide in Hunting Creek 
Bay from the north picnic area to the Stone Bridge. Not much to add from this 
morning. The picnic area held House Finch and Baltimore Oriole. The walk to the 
bridge added Yellow Warbler. Near the Spadderdock, Blue-winged Teal and a pair 
of Wood Ducks were mixed in with portions of 214 Mallards I tallied. And a pair 
of Green Heron flew out of the edge. 


Shorebirds were:
8 Greater Yellowlegs
50 Lesser Yellowlegs
36 Semipalmated peeps
12 Least peeps
13 Pectoral Sandpipers
13 Short-billed Dows, all hatch year

I also noted 22 Black Terns.

Kurt Gaskill

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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (21 Aug 2016) 12 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:06:59 -0800
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 21, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       3             18             18
Bald Eagle                   2             11             11
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4              9              9
Cooper's Hawk                1              4              4
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            1             69             69
Red-tailed Hawk              0              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              6              6
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                1              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              1              1

Total:                      12            126            126
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 12:30:00 
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter:        Vic Laubach

Observers:        Gabriel Mapel, Mark Johnson

Visitors:
John & Pat Lloyd, Sue & Randy Thrasher


Weather:
Calm E breezes early with 75-95% cloud cover all day.  Breezes increased to
29-38km/hr from the SW by 11am. This brought in dark clouds that eventually
brought steady rain at 12:30pm. Temp. 27.1-29.8C. Fog and haze present
through 10am.

Raptor Observations:
Two immature, 1st-year Bald Eagles came through at 10:20am and 10:45am. 

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Monarch. 7 hummingbirds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (laubach AT virginia.edu)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org



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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Wolf Trap Rd & Good Trail, Aug 21, 2016
From: Jeff Blalock <jcbabirder AT gcronline.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:14:59 -0400
Follow is the eBird report from this morning of the Mississippi Kites with 
pictures. 


I was on my way to lunch at Wendy's when I had them fly over my car. I got a 
few pictures and lost them because of trees. 


After lunch I decided to go back and look for them again and found one of them 
and watched it for 50 minutes and got some more pictures. 


From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-572-8619 Home
434-470-4352 Cell
jcbabirder AT gcronline.com


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> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> Date: August 21, 2016 at 3:08:19 PM EDT
> To: jcbabirder AT gcronline.com
> Subject: eBird Report - Wolf Trap Rd & Good Trail, Aug 21, 2016
> 
> Wolf Trap Rd & Good Trail, Halifax, Virginia, US
> Aug 21, 2016 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments:     
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75 > 1 species > > Mississippi Kite 2 > > View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31180743 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) > *** You are subscribed to va-bird as jsiler AT birdingonthe.net. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh, Aug 21, 2016
From: Phil Silas via va-bird <va-bird AT listserve.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:12:28 -0400


 VA-Birders,
Eleven birders enjoyed the slightly lower temps, and mostly overcast skies at 
the every Sunday at 8, free and open-to-all birdwalk sponsored by the Friends 
of Dyke Marsh. We observed nearly 50 species plus several added from sightings 
at the Hunting Creek bridge and North of the picnic grounds. Highlights 
included: high numbers of Great Egrets; Black Terns flying over the main 
channel of the river; and (non-avian) while scoping for the Black Terns we saw 
a pair of deer (including a buck with at least 4 points) swimming in the main 
channel! We saw Green and immature Little Blue Herons, Yellow and Common 
Yellowthroat warblers, and several hatch year American Robins. In addition to 
the following list, separate reports from Elton Morel and Kurt Gaskill combined 
to include: Wilson's Snipe, Snowy Egret, American Black Duck, Short-billed 
Dowitcher, and Least, Pectoral, Semi-palmated, and Spotted Sandpipers. Thanks 
to all that participated, especially Ed Eder who also named the non-a 

 vian flying things, and volunteer extraordinaire, Ned Stone, who popped out of 
his kayak to remove the invasive Purple Loose-strife along the boardwalk, and 
resume paddling to pickup floating debris and pull invasive plants throughout 
the marsh. 

Phil Silas, Woodbridge, VA

 

 

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Sent: Sun, Aug 21, 2016 2:30 pm
Subject: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh, Aug 21, 2016

Dyke Marsh, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Aug 21, 2016 8:00 AM - 11:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments: 11 in crew 
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75 48 species (+1 other taxa) Canada Goose 100 Mallard 140 Blue-winged Teal 7 Pied-billed Grebe 4 Double-crested Cormorant 12 Great Blue Heron 8 Great Egret 152 Scoped from picnic area Little Blue Heron 2 Green Heron 2 Osprey 12 Bald Eagle 9 Killdeer 1 Greater Yellowlegs 8 Laughing Gull 300 Ring-billed Gull 50 Caspian Tern 40 Black Tern 8 Forster's Tern 12 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning Dove 8 Chimney Swift 10 Belted Kingfisher 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 Downy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 1 Eastern Phoebe 2 Eastern Kingbird 6 Blue Jay 2 American Crow 1 Fish Crow 2 crow sp. 7 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1 Barn Swallow 4 Carolina Chickadee 2 Tufted Titmouse 2 Carolina Wren 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4 American Robin 12 Gray Catbird 4 Northern Mockingbird 3 European Starling 36 Common Yellowthroat 1 Yellow Warbler 1 Song Sparrow 1 Northern Cardinal 6 Red-winged Blackbird 22 Common Grackle 12 American Goldfinch 2 House Sparrow 6 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31180711 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) *** You are subscribed to va-bird as jsiler AT birdingonthe.net. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***
Subject: Re: Monticello Park, Friday 19 August
From: "Albright, Tom (USMS)" <Tom.Albright2 AT usdoj.gov>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 18:12:21 +0000

First pulse of migration with one male Canada warbler, two Chestnut-sided 
warblers, a "Yellowstart", and Acadian FC 


Message: 2
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:25:47 +0000 (UTC)
From: bgslatcher AT comcast.net
To: va-bird AT listserve.com
Subject: [Va-bird] American Kestrels nesting at Virginia Union
	University
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I am happy to report that a pair of American Kestrels have successfully nested 
at Virginia Union University in downtown Richmond. This location is very close 
to The Diamond (baseball stadium) where a known pair has been nesting for many 
years. I became aware of the Virginia Union kestrels when I received a young 
kestrel in rehab a few weeks ago that was found on the third floor of a 
classroom building (I am a licensed bird rehabber). She was too young to fly 
but had hopped her way through a front door and up two flights of stairs. She 
was examined by a vet and we determined she was just young, so she spent the 
last few weeks in training and growing rapidly. Today we had a fun release back 
home at Virginia Union with the teacher that found her. He has spread the story 
through the school and to the Dean. Virginia Union provides great kestrel 
habitat and plentiful dragonflies right now. You may know I am putting up 
kestrel boxes in the Richmond area for Center for Conservation B 

   iology, and I plan on putting one here. 

There is no report on ebird for kestrels at VUU, so I'm hoping some of you will 
check the area in your bird watching travels, they will be dispersing soon. 
Hopefully next year they will return! The building she was found in was Ellison 
Hall, a brick building across from the sports field. There seem to be good 
alcoves in the old buildings on campus to provide a kestrel nest location, so 
hopefully this will become a regular spot for kestrels. Studies show that many 
return to their natal area and boxes have been successfully used to grow 
populations. 


I still have some kestrel boxes. If anyone has a good spot to put one up over 
the winter, please let me know! 


Barbara Slatcher
Richmond 




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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:10:16 +0000 (UTC)
From: Joelle Buffa 
To: Virginia Birdlist 
Subject: [Va-bird] Chincoteague NWR Shorebird/Gull Survey Aug 19, 2016
Message-ID: <905707557.248144.1471709416663 AT mail.yahoo.com>
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Below are the results of our weekly shorebird/gull survey conducted at 
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on?Friday Aug, 19, 2016. All water areas 
(impoundments and beach areas) were covered in a?9 hour survey. All individuals 
are counted for the target species; other birds seen or heard on the survey are 
followed by a dash. 

? With little rain in the past weeks, most of the impoundments were dry but 
those with water held a good concentration and diversity of shorebirds on 
migration. Water levels in Old Fields, an impoundment where water levels had 
been kept high most of the year, are now ideal for shorebirds. We counted 9,094 
individuals of species. Sanderlings on the beach were the most common (4,645) 
followed by Semi-palmated Plovers?1,408, unidentified shorebirds 826, Least 
Sandpiper 512 and Dowitcher spp 469. Other highlights were 6 Black-necked 
Stilts which nest along the Chincoteague Causeway but are not usually seen on 
the Refuge until post breeding dispersal such as now; One?Wilson's Plover on 
the Overwash (still closed to protect nesting Oystercatchers), 54 Piping 
Plovers?(50 of which were using the Hook), 45 Whimbrels on Wild Beach, and 47 
Pectoral Sandpipers?most of which were using Old Fields - the most northerly 
impoundment near the Maryland?State?line.? 

We also saw 16 Red Knots on the Hook including one with Lime Green Flag 8M8. It 
was banded in May 2015 in Delaware (and stayed in Delaware Bay feeding for at 
least 15 days that spring according to re-sight data). It was re-sighted the 
following spring May 2016 along Delaware Bay. Friday's sighting on August 19, 
2016 was the first report noted on its fall migration southward. 

Our next shorebird survey will be Friday, August 26
Clyde Morris and Joelle Buffa

 

 

 
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| Double-crested Cormorant |

 
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| Brown Pelican |

 
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| American Oystercatcher |

 
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| Black-bellied Plover |

 
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| Sanderling |

 
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| Least Sandpiper |

 
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| Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher |

 
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| Willet |

 
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| Laughing Gull |

 
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| Herring Gull |

 
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| Lesser Black-backed Gull |

 
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Message: 4
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:41:39 -0400
From: Jeff Blalock 
To: VA-BIRD 
Subject: [Va-bird] eBird -- Staunton View Public Use Area -- Aug 20,
	2016
Message-ID: <14D9BD12-52A8-4DCE-8E2A-0EBC84C19099 AT gcronline.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Staunton View Public Use Area
Aug 20, 2016
6:30 AM
Traveling
0.75 miles
360 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75

115 Canada Goose
2 Mallard
7 Double-crested Cormorant
7 Great Blue Heron
8 Great Egret
13 Black Vulture
8 Turkey Vulture
3 Osprey
2 Bald Eagle
1 Semipalmated Plover
3 Killdeer
2 Pectoral Sandpiper
3 Western Sandpiper -- Had rusty cap and rust feathers at shoulders. 
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Solitary Sandpiper
7 Mourning Dove
3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Belted Kingfisher
4 Red-headed Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
2 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Eastern Phoebe
2 Eastern Kingbird
6 White-eyed Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
15 American Crow
3 Fish Crow
2 Carolina Chickadee
6 Tufted Titmouse
6 Carolina Wren
8 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4 Eastern Bluebird
2 Prothonotary Warbler
2 American Redstart
3 Yellow Warbler
2 Pine Warbler
1 Chipping Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
1 Summer Tanager
15 Northern Cardinal
9 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Orchard Oriole
4 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 45


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May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
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Message: 5
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:51:29 -0400
From: Larry Meade 
To: va-bird AT listserve.com
Subject: [Va-bird] NVBC at Huntley Meadows Park, Aug 20, 2016
Message-ID: <156a8dd48b5-1abe-29ff AT webprd-a49.mail.aol.com>
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 The Northern Virginia Bird Club kicked off the fall birding season at Huntley 
Meadows this morning. We did not see a ton of birds, but some highlights 
included juvenile Little Blue Herons, a Solitary Sandpiper, a Spotted 
Sandpiper, and a well seen Barred Owl. 


Larry Meade
Merifield, VA

 



Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Aug 20, 2016 7:20 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: NVBC walk Larry Meade & Tom Nardone.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75 43 species (+1 other taxa) Canada Goose 1 Wood Duck 6 Mallard 2 Great Blue Heron 5 Great Egret 6 Little Blue Heron 2 Green Heron 7 Osprey 1 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Solitary Sandpiper 1 Mourning Dove 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2 Barred Owl 1 Roosting in the trees near the parking lot. Chimney Swift 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7 Red-bellied Woodpecker 6 Downy Woodpecker 8 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 2 Pileated Woodpecker 2 Heard only Eastern Wood-Pewee 3 Acadian Flycatcher 3 Heard only Eastern Phoebe 4 Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Red-eyed Vireo 4 Heard only Blue Jay 8 crow sp. 1 Purple Martin 1 Tree Swallow 3 Barn Swallow 15 Carolina Chickadee 6 Tufted Titmouse 3 White-breasted Nuthatch 2 Carolina Wren 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3 Eastern Bluebird 2 American Robin 10 Gray Catbird 5 Common Yellowthroat 4 Northern Cardinal 7 Indigo Bunting 4 Red-winged Blackbird 20 Common Grackle 35 American Goldfinch 15 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31164435 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) ------------------------------ Message: 6 Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 14:00:14 -0400 From: "Marc Ribaudo" To: "VA-BIRD" Subject: [Va-bird] Fw: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, Aug 20, 2016 Message-ID: <42A402646D7944638600BF0AD164EB21 AT MarcPC> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset=UTF-8; reply-type=original Kurt Gaskill and I birded Leesylvania State Park in Prince William County this morning. Kind of slow at times but some migrants did put in an appearance. Highlights were an immature female blackburnian warbler and a Traill's-type flycatcher near the ruins, a black and white warbler at the camping area, a least flycatcher at the small wetland at the end of the boardwalk, and mixed group of orchard and Baltimore orioles in the picnic area. The complete list is below. Marc Ribaudo Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US Aug 20, 2016 7:17 AM - 10:02 AM Protocol: Traveling 5.0 mile(s) Comments:
Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.5 45 species (+1 other taxa) Mallard 6 Double-crested Cormorant 3 Osprey 4 Laughing Gull 12 Ring-billed Gull 6 Forster's Tern 2 Mourning Dove 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2 Eastern Screech-Owl 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 7 Downy Woodpecker 5 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 2 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 5 Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1 Least Flycatcher 1 Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Red-eyed Vireo 6 Blue Jay 8 American Crow 2 Fish Crow 6 Barn Swallow 2 Carolina Chickadee 14 Tufted Titmouse 10 White-breasted Nuthatch 2 Carolina Wren 10 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4 Eastern Bluebird 1 American Robin 6 Gray Catbird 1 European Starling 5 Black-and-white Warbler 1 Northern Parula 5 Blackburnian Warbler 1 Yellow Warbler 3 Yellow-throated Warbler 2 Chipping Sparrow 1 Scarlet Tanager 1 Northern Cardinal 9 Blue Grosbeak 1 Common Grackle 10 Orchard Oriole 3 Baltimore Oriole 3 American Goldfinch 4 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31162874 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) ------------------------------ Message: 7 Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 18:41:07 +0000 (UTC) From: Herbert Larner To: shenvalbirds Cc: va-bird AT listserve.com Subject: [Va-bird] Birding Augusta & Rockingham Counties Message-ID: <905567065.19459326.1471718467789.JavaMail.yahoo AT mail.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Hello all This morning John Pancake & I took off in search of the Sandhill Cranes on Kiddsville Rd. After several passes nothing but on the last pass there they were as to pop out of thin air . At McCune's a Great Egret & a few Wood Duck . We headed up to Rockingham County to Oakwood Rd to see if the Stilt Sandpiper was still around . William Leigh called me & stated that the Stilt was not there . We stopped by & William was still there & shortly the Stilt was found with Pectoral , Killdeer , Least & Semipalmated Sandpiper plus a Blue - winged Teal . After that we took off towards Briery Branch & we stopped by the Wetlands where we had both Va & Sora Rail call out . Once in Bridgewater we stopped at the Wildwood Park but no White Ibis . After the visit to Wildwood we headed back into Augusta County & out to Swoope at Smith's pond where the water is to high for Shorebirds . Not a bad day of birding in two Counties . Allen Larner Staunton ------------------------------ Message: 8 Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:18:41 -0800 From: reports AT hawkcount.org To: va-bird AT listserve.com Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (19 Aug 2016) 9 Raptors Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch Waynesboro, Virginia, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 19, 2016 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 0 0 Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 1 12 12 Bald Eagle 0 8 8 Northern Harrier 0 0 0 Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2 Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 3 Broad-winged Hawk 7 57 57 Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle 0 0 0 American Kestrel 0 5 5 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 1 1 Mississippi Kite 0 1 1 Total: 9 94 94 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 13:30:00 Total observation time: 5.5 hours Official Counter: Rose Thomas Observers: Visitors: Ben & Sarah Pumphrey. Weather: Light breezes all day shifting from NW early to SW, then S and SE by end of count. 22.7-31.6C. A nearly cloudless sky early with mixed sun/clouds in the afternoon. Raptor Observations: Another slow day. Official Counter Rose Thomas reports "Nicest part of the day was watching a young red-tail "practice" hunting, swooping, diving. For a while he played with a raven. The young red-tail whistled for a long time as he moved about. Enjoyed it." Non-raptor Observations: 8 Cedar Waxwings and up to 5 Monarch Butterflies. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (birdmangabriel AT yahoo.com) Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org ------------------------------ Message: 9 Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:45:48 -0800 From: reports AT hawkcount.org To: va-bird AT listserve.com Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (20 Aug 2016) 20 Raptors - 1st Harrier Message-ID: <685601ffbaa8ff43a4149dd6fd3047d1 AT www.hawkcount.org> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch Waynesboro, Virginia, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 20, 2016 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 0 0 Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 3 15 15 Bald Eagle 1 9 9 Northern Harrier 1 1 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 5 5 Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3 Broad-winged Hawk 11 68 68 Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle 0 0 0 American Kestrel 1 6 6 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 1 1 Mississippi Kite 0 1 1 Total: 20 114 114 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 07:15:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 7.75 hours Official Counter: Vic Laubach Observers: Visitors: Richard Korpi, Nelson Lewis Weather: Clear blue skies and no wind in first two hours, then E winds began at 9am; mild at first and finishing at 29-38km/hr after 1pm. The winds brought in the clouds where the skies started out cloudless and became mostly cloudy after 11am. Temp. 23.5-30.1C. Raptor Observations: First bird was a Kestrel at 8am. One adult Bald Eagle at 11:40am. The first Northern Harrier of the season came through slowly at 11:30am. Every hour had at least 1 bird. Non-raptor Observations: 7 Hummingbirds ======================================================================== Report submitted by Vic Laubach (laubach AT virginia.edu) Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org ------------------------------ Message: 10 Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 21:53:32 -0400 From: "Nicole Hamilton" To: Subject: [Va-bird] Purple Martins in Winchester Message-ID: <08be01d1fb4e$d30424a0$790c6de0$ AT com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Wow, we went to see the Purple Martins at the Walmart in Winchester tonight and it was AMAZING! I definitely agree with Jon Little -- easily 10,000 birds -- what an amazing swirl! We got there at 8pm and they were already starting to come in. They came in like a river of birds just streaming in faster and faster and swirling around the parking area to roost in the trees. It was spectacular. By 8:30is they had settled in and were just jostling for spots on branches. Wonderful to hear all their words to each other. Four other birders were there, including a really nice couple from PA that had heard about the birds online and drove an hour to see them. It was neat to share the experience with them too Good birding Nicole Hamilton ------------------------------ Message: 11 Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:50:52 -0400 From: Donald Sweig To: Va-Bird Subject: [Va-bird] NIGHTHAWKS Message-ID: <48683EEB-B2ED-4E1E-9369-3BA989AEB6D8 AT gmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii I counted at least six, probably seven, Common Nighthawks flying around and feeding in the lights at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, between 8:50 and 9:10 Saturday evening. Tis the Season ! Donald Sweig Falls Church, Virginia Sent from my iPad ------------------------------ Subject: Digest Footer _______________________________________________ va-bird mailing list va-bird AT listserve.com http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ------------------------------ End of va-bird Digest, Vol 112, Issue 22 **************************************** *** You are subscribed to va-bird as jsiler AT birdingonthe.net. 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Subject: Mississippi Kites in Arlington
From: John Greenwood via va-bird <va-bird AT listserve.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:06:00 -0400
Good views of one of the adults Sunday morning (1000) as it preened on a dead 
branch on top of a Tulip Poplar tree near the SE corner of the 17th and Utah 
intersection. 


Jack Greenwood; Falls Church

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Subject: eBird -- Wolf Trap & Good Trail -- Aug 21, 2016
From: Jeff Blalock <jcbabirder AT gcronline.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:13:38 -0400
Wolf Trap & Good Trail 
Aug 21, 2016
10:45 AM
Stationary
15 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75

2 Mississippi Kite -- Got great photos will up load later. 

Number of Taxa: 1


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Subject: Terns at Holliday Lake State Park, Appomattox County
From: Evan Spears <e3spears AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:08:14 -0400
We had a quick look at a FORSTER'S TERN this past Friday at Holliday Lake.
It was seen in the same area as one we saw last weekend.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31155786

Yesterday, a BLACK TERN flew quickly through the swimming area in the
mid-afternoon, even with many swimmers in the water. Mostly dark gray on
back and head, it appeared to be transitioning into the non-breeding
plumage. The bird was later seen soaring high over the beach area with a
flock of migrating TREE & BARN SWALLOWS.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31168901

Both of these terns are first park and county records.

Evan Spears
Farmville, VA
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Subject: eBird -- Runt Powell Farm -- Aug 21, 2016
From: Jeff Blalock <jcbabirder AT gcronline.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:07:12 -0400
Runt Powell Farm
Aug 21, 2016
9:15 AM
Stationary
75 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75

7 Black Vulture
10 Turkey Vulture
1 Mississippi Kite -- Today the kite put on a fantastic aerial display. Once I 
found it, it continued to fly around the area moving from one location to 
another. Although never really close it was close enough that you could see all 
its details without having to set up the scope. Most of the time they fly 
around a while and then go set in a tree for a while, not today. 

3 Mourning Dove
1 Chimney Swift
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Eastern Kingbird
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
6 American Crow
2 Fish Crow
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 Carolina Wren
3 Eastern Bluebird
10 Chipping Sparrow
1 blackbird sp.
1 House Finch

Number of Taxa: 19


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Subject: Great Falls National Park (Fairfax County)
From: Marshall Rawson via va-bird <va-bird AT listserve.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 10:53:22 -0400
On a very humid morning birding was slow at best. Our group of six tallied 28 
species. The swifts outnumbered the total of the rest of our sightings! There 
was a wood duck on the clay pond and a cuckoo between the Ridge Trail and 
Carriage Road. Vultures were in the picnic area and on the cliffs at the second 
overlook. All levels of birders are welcome to join this regular Sunday walk 
that meets at 8:00 am in the visitors center parking lot. -- Marshall Rawson, 
McLean VA 


Canada Goose  9
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  13
Double-crested Cormorant  7
Great Blue Heron  1
Black Vulture  20
Turkey Vulture  6
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Mourning Dove  5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  120
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  1
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  6
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  10
Baltimore Oriole  1



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Subject: Fairfax Co Dyke Marsh briefly: Black Terns and shorebirds
From: Kurtcapt87 <kurtcapt87 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:26:54 -0400
VA Birders,

A quick visit scoping from the picnic area starting at 9am, 
8 Black Terns
2 Pied-billed Grebes
2 Am Black Ducks
4 Greater legs
32 Lesser legs
10 Short-billed Dows
4 Pectoral
Many peeps
80 Great Egrets

Tide was high.  Better to try later today.

Kurt Gaskill

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Subject: NIGHTHAWKS
From: Donald Sweig <skybirds.d AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:50:52 -0400
I counted at least six, probably seven, Common Nighthawks flying around and 
feeding in the lights at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, between 8:50 and 
9:10 Saturday evening. 

    Tis the Season !

    Donald Sweig
    Falls Church, Virginia

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Subject: Purple Martins in Winchester
From: "Nicole Hamilton" <nicole AT gilandnicole.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 21:53:32 -0400
Wow, we went to see the Purple Martins at the Walmart in Winchester tonight
and it was AMAZING!  I definitely agree with Jon Little -- easily 10,000
birds -- what an amazing swirl! 

 

We got there at 8pm and they were already starting to come in.  They came in
like a river of birds just streaming in faster and faster and swirling
around the parking area to roost in the trees.  It was spectacular.  By
8:30is they had settled in and were just jostling for spots on branches.
Wonderful to hear all their words to each other.

 

Four other birders were there, including a really nice couple from PA that
had heard about the birds online and drove an hour to see them.  It was neat
to share the experience with them too

 

Good birding

 

Nicole Hamilton

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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (20 Aug 2016) 20 Raptors - 1st Harrier
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:45:48 -0800
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 20, 2016
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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                       3             15             15
Bald Eagle                   1              9              9
Northern Harrier             1              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3              5              5
Cooper's Hawk                0              3              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk           11             68             68
Red-tailed Hawk              0              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              6              6
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              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              1              1

Total:                      20            114            114
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Observation start time: 07:15:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter:        Vic Laubach

Observers:        

Visitors:
Richard Korpi, Nelson Lewis


Weather:
Clear blue skies and no wind in first two hours, then E winds began at 9am;
mild at first and finishing at 29-38km/hr after 1pm. The winds brought in
the clouds where the skies started out cloudless and became mostly cloudy
after 11am. Temp. 23.5-30.1C.

Raptor Observations:
First bird was a Kestrel at 8am. One adult Bald Eagle at 11:40am. The first
Northern Harrier of the season came through slowly at 11:30am. Every hour
had at least 1 bird.

Non-raptor Observations:
7 Hummingbirds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (laubach AT virginia.edu)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org



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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (19 Aug 2016) 9 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:18:41 -0800
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 19, 2016
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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                       1             12             12
Bald Eagle                   0              8              8
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              2              2
Cooper's Hawk                0              3              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            7             57             57
Red-tailed Hawk              0              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              5              5
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              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              1              1

Total:                       9             94             94
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:30:00 
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter:        Rose Thomas

Observers:        

Visitors:
Ben & Sarah Pumphrey.


Weather:
Light breezes all day shifting from NW early to SW, then S and SE by end of
count.  22.7-31.6C.  A nearly cloudless sky early with mixed sun/clouds in
the afternoon.  

Raptor Observations:
Another slow day.  Official Counter Rose Thomas reports "Nicest part of the
day was watching a young red-tail "practice" hunting, swooping, diving. For
a while he played with a raven. The young red-tail whistled for a long time
as he moved about. Enjoyed it."

Non-raptor Observations:
8 Cedar Waxwings and up to 5 Monarch Butterflies.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (birdmangabriel AT yahoo.com)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org



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Subject: Birding Augusta & Rockingham Counties
From: Herbert Larner via va-bird <va-bird AT listserve.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 18:41:07 +0000 (UTC)
Hello all

This morning John Pancake & I took off in search of the Sandhill Cranes on 
Kiddsville Rd. After several passes nothing but on the last pass there they 
were as to pop out of thin air . At McCune's a Great Egret & a few Wood Duck . 
We headed up to Rockingham County to Oakwood Rd to see if the Stilt Sandpiper 
was still around . William Leigh called me & stated that the Stilt was not 
there . We stopped by & William was still there & shortly the Stilt was found 
with Pectoral , Killdeer , Least & Semipalmated Sandpiper plus a Blue - winged 
Teal . After that we took off towards Briery Branch & we stopped by the 
Wetlands where we had both Va & Sora Rail call out . Once in Bridgewater we 
stopped at the Wildwood Park but no White Ibis . 


After the visit to Wildwood we headed back into Augusta County & out to Swoope 
at Smith's pond where the water is to high for Shorebirds . Not a bad day of 
birding in two Counties . 


Allen Larner
Staunton 
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Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, Aug 20, 2016
From: "Marc Ribaudo" <moribaudo AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 14:00:14 -0400
Kurt Gaskill and I birded Leesylvania State Park in Prince William County 
this morning.  Kind of slow at times but some migrants did put in an 
appearance.  Highlights were an immature female blackburnian warbler and a 
Traill's-type flycatcher near the ruins, a black and white warbler at the 
camping area, a least flycatcher at the small wetland at the end of the 
boardwalk, and mixed group of orchard and Baltimore orioles in the picnic 
area.  The complete list is below.

Marc Ribaudo

Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
Aug 20, 2016 7:17 AM - 10:02 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments:     
Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.5 45 species (+1 other taxa) Mallard 6 Double-crested Cormorant 3 Osprey 4 Laughing Gull 12 Ring-billed Gull 6 Forster's Tern 2 Mourning Dove 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2 Eastern Screech-Owl 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 7 Downy Woodpecker 5 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 2 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 5 Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1 Least Flycatcher 1 Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Red-eyed Vireo 6 Blue Jay 8 American Crow 2 Fish Crow 6 Barn Swallow 2 Carolina Chickadee 14 Tufted Titmouse 10 White-breasted Nuthatch 2 Carolina Wren 10 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4 Eastern Bluebird 1 American Robin 6 Gray Catbird 1 European Starling 5 Black-and-white Warbler 1 Northern Parula 5 Blackburnian Warbler 1 Yellow Warbler 3 Yellow-throated Warbler 2 Chipping Sparrow 1 Scarlet Tanager 1 Northern Cardinal 9 Blue Grosbeak 1 Common Grackle 10 Orchard Oriole 3 Baltimore Oriole 3 American Goldfinch 4 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31162874 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) *** You are subscribed to va-bird as jsiler AT birdingonthe.net. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***
Subject: NVBC at Huntley Meadows Park, Aug 20, 2016
From: Larry Meade via va-bird <va-bird AT listserve.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:51:29 -0400
 The Northern Virginia Bird Club kicked off the fall birding season at Huntley 
Meadows this morning. We did not see a ton of birds, but some highlights 
included juvenile Little Blue Herons, a Solitary Sandpiper, a Spotted 
Sandpiper, and a well seen Barred Owl. 


Larry Meade
Merifield, VA

 



Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Aug 20, 2016 7:20 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: NVBC walk Larry Meade & Tom Nardone.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75 43 species (+1 other taxa) Canada Goose 1 Wood Duck 6 Mallard 2 Great Blue Heron 5 Great Egret 6 Little Blue Heron 2 Green Heron 7 Osprey 1 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Solitary Sandpiper 1 Mourning Dove 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2 Barred Owl 1 Roosting in the trees near the parking lot. Chimney Swift 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7 Red-bellied Woodpecker 6 Downy Woodpecker 8 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 2 Pileated Woodpecker 2 Heard only Eastern Wood-Pewee 3 Acadian Flycatcher 3 Heard only Eastern Phoebe 4 Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Red-eyed Vireo 4 Heard only Blue Jay 8 crow sp. 1 Purple Martin 1 Tree Swallow 3 Barn Swallow 15 Carolina Chickadee 6 Tufted Titmouse 3 White-breasted Nuthatch 2 Carolina Wren 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3 Eastern Bluebird 2 American Robin 10 Gray Catbird 5 Common Yellowthroat 4 Northern Cardinal 7 Indigo Bunting 4 Red-winged Blackbird 20 Common Grackle 35 American Goldfinch 15 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31164435 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) *** You are subscribed to va-bird as jsiler AT birdingonthe.net. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***
Subject: eBird -- Staunton View Public Use Area -- Aug 20, 2016
From: Jeff Blalock <jcbabirder AT gcronline.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:41:39 -0400
Staunton View Public Use Area
Aug 20, 2016
6:30 AM
Traveling
0.75 miles
360 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75

115 Canada Goose
2 Mallard
7 Double-crested Cormorant
7 Great Blue Heron
8 Great Egret
13 Black Vulture
8 Turkey Vulture
3 Osprey
2 Bald Eagle
1 Semipalmated Plover
3 Killdeer
2 Pectoral Sandpiper
3 Western Sandpiper -- Had rusty cap and rust feathers at shoulders. 
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Solitary Sandpiper
7 Mourning Dove
3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Belted Kingfisher
4 Red-headed Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
2 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Eastern Phoebe
2 Eastern Kingbird
6 White-eyed Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
15 American Crow
3 Fish Crow
2 Carolina Chickadee
6 Tufted Titmouse
6 Carolina Wren
8 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4 Eastern Bluebird
2 Prothonotary Warbler
2 American Redstart
3 Yellow Warbler
2 Pine Warbler
1 Chipping Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
1 Summer Tanager
15 Northern Cardinal
9 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Orchard Oriole
4 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 45


From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
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434-470-4352 Cell
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Subject: Chincoteague NWR Shorebird/Gull Survey Aug 19, 2016
From: Joelle Buffa <clyde_joelle AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:10:16 +0000 (UTC)
Below are the results of our weekly shorebird/gull survey conducted at 
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Friday Aug, 19, 2016. All water areas 
(impoundments and beach areas) were covered in a 9 hour survey. All 
individuals are counted for the target species; other birds seen or heard on 
the survey are followed by a dash. 

  With little rain in the past weeks, most of the impoundments were dry but 
those with water held a good concentration and diversity of shorebirds on 
migration. Water levels in Old Fields, an impoundment where water levels had 
been kept high most of the year, are now ideal for shorebirds. We counted 9,094 
individuals of species. Sanderlings on the beach were the most common (4,645) 
followed by Semi-palmated Plovers 1,408, unidentified shorebirds 826, Least 
Sandpiper 512 and Dowitcher spp 469. Other highlights were 6 Black-necked 
Stilts which nest along the Chincoteague Causeway but are not usually seen on 
the Refuge until post breeding dispersal such as now; One Wilson's Plover on 
the Overwash (still closed to protect nesting Oystercatchers), 54 Piping 
Plovers (50 of which were using the Hook), 45 Whimbrels on Wild Beach, and 47 
Pectoral Sandpipers most of which were using Old Fields - the most northerly 
impoundment near the Maryland State line.  

We also saw 16 Red Knots on the Hook including one with Lime Green Flag 8M8. It 
was banded in May 2015 in Delaware (and stayed in Delaware Bay feeding for at 
least 15 days that spring according to re-sight data). It was re-sighted the 
following spring May 2016 along Delaware Bay. Friday's sighting on August 19, 
2016 was the first report noted on its fall migration southward. 

Our next shorebird survey will be Friday, August 26
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Subject: American Kestrels nesting at Virginia Union University
From: bgslatcher AT comcast.net
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:25:47 +0000 (UTC)
I am happy to report that a pair of American Kestrels have successfully nested 
at Virginia Union University in downtown Richmond. This location is very close 
to The Diamond (baseball stadium) where a known pair has been nesting for many 
years. I became aware of the Virginia Union kestrels when I received a young 
kestrel in rehab a few weeks ago that was found on the third floor of a 
classroom building (I am a licensed bird rehabber). She was too young to fly 
but had hopped her way through a front door and up two flights of stairs. She 
was examined by a vet and we determined she was just young, so she spent the 
last few weeks in training and growing rapidly. Today we had a fun release back 
home at Virginia Union with the teacher that found her. He has spread the story 
through the school and to the Dean. Virginia Union provides great kestrel 
habitat and plentiful dragonflies right now. You may know I am putting up 
kestrel boxes in the Richmond area for Center for Conservation B 

 iology, and I plan on putting one here. 

There is no report on ebird for kestrels at VUU, so I'm hoping some of you will 
check the area in your bird watching travels, they will be dispersing soon. 
Hopefully next year they will return! The building she was found in was Ellison 
Hall, a brick building across from the sports field. There seem to be good 
alcoves in the old buildings on campus to provide a kestrel nest location, so 
hopefully this will become a regular spot for kestrels. Studies show that many 
return to their natal area and boxes have been successfully used to grow 
populations. 


I still have some kestrel boxes. If anyone has a good spot to put one up over 
the winter, please let me know! 


Barbara Slatcher 
Richmond 


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Subject: Shenandoah Valley; 8/19/16
From: "Marshall Faintich" <marshall AT faintich.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:50:55 -0400
38 avian species. Report and photos:

 

 
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2016/2016_08_19.htm

 

___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Nellysford, VA

marshall AT faintich.net

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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Subject: Arlington Kites: good show today
From: Donald Sweig <skybirds.d AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 22:45:56 -0400
I was over in North Arlington looking for and at the Mississippi kites from 
about 3:45 to 5:45 today. Six or eight other people showed up during the time 
that I was there. Not much went on from 3:45 until about 5:20. I was about to 
leave when "the show" began. 

 The juvenile flew off the nest tree and perched at the top of various of the 
tulip poplars on the other side of 17th St., affording very nice views. At one 
point it took off and made nice pretty circles in the sky on both sides of 17th 
and directly overhead where I was standing for about 10 minutes, enabling me to 
get simply wonderful looks and photographs. It then went back and perched on 
the tulip poplars again. At about that point the adults, both of them, showed 
up and started making pretty circles right over the top of me in the street, 
while the juvenile remained perched in the tulip poplar. Very nice indeed !! 

 Several more of the local folks showed up and were quite entranced by at all. 
They were still looking at the birds when I decided I had to leave at 5:45. 
This was the best look I've had of the juvenile flying around, and there's no 
question that the bird can fly just fine. 


 I may try to get down there again tomorrow just to see what's going on. I 
would expect the juvenile would begin to fly more and more before it migrates 
in a couple or three weeks. 

   Donald Sweig
    Falls Church, Virginia

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Subject: Martin Madness / Frederick Co.
From: "Jon Little" <littlejon48 AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:49:17 -0400
We were delightfully surprised tonight to find many more Purple Martins than
we expected, at the Pleasant Valley Ave Walmart. 

 

2 weeks ago, we found 7000; the following Tuesday there were only 4000; last
Friday there were 7500, which was the highest yet for all the years we've
been checking. We attribute the ebb and flow of numbers, to groups of birds
moving south, to be replaced by more from the north.

 

Tonight, our very conservative estimate was 10000+, and most of them didn't
show up until 8:20 or so. Early during the gathering, we saw 3000 or more
Starlings mixing in and lighting in the parking lot trees. However,
eventually as it got darker, the Martins moved them all on. By dusk, there
were only Martins gathering in the trees and the Starlings had moved
elsewhere. The din of Martins calling in the trees was the loudest we had
ever heard - awesome, barely describes it.

 

According to E-bird, this is one of the few places with large roosts like
this, in the whole upper part of the country. For further details, see our
post on E-bird.

 

Jon & BJ Little

Winchester

 

 

 

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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch - Open House
From: "Laubach, Victor E. (Vic) (vel8n)" <laubach AT virginia.edu>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:22:42 +0000
Save the Date!
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch is hosting our annual Open House event called 'Where 
the Raptors Soar! A Day at the Hawk Watch’ on Saturday, Sept 10, 2016. 10am 
– 3pm. 


Each fall over 20,000 raptors migrate through Rockfish Gap, and we count them 
all! Come join us as we witness this great migration and enjoy a fun day of 
family events including: 


- Free grilled hot dogs, snacks & drinks
- Examine mounted raptor specimens up close
- Exibits by local Bird Clubs
- Dissect owl pellets to discover what owls eat
- Master Naturalist Bluebird Trail display
- Exibits on raptors and migration
- Meet our hawk counters
- Try out binoculars and spotting scopes
- Live raptor presentation
- Breeding Bird Atlas presentation
- Raptor Identification Workshop
- Migratory Bird presentation

Bring a lawn chair, hat, and sunscreen. Binoculars recommended. Pets are 
discouraged because of live raptors on site. 


Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch is located on Afton Mountain on the grounds of the Inn 
at Afton just off exit 99 (where I-64 intersects with Rt 250, Skyline Drive, 
and the Blue Ridge Parkway). Rain date: Sunday, Sep 11. 


More info available here:

http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org/ 


Hope to see you there!
Vic Laubach
Coordinator, Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
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Subject: Occoquan NWR today Non-Bird - trees down on trail
From: william_higgins <whiggins11 AT verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:59:03 -0400
I walked down Charlie Road and then went south on Deephole Point Road. After 
about 200 yards, I hit a large tree blocking the path and was able to get 
around by stepping on the beach rocks. Another hundred yards or so, another 
large tree blocks the trail. I tried to go around on both sides of the path but 
finally gave up and retraced my steps. There may be other trees down along 
Deephole Point Road. 


Bird-wise, not much going on. A few eagles, 6-8 turkeys, and a singing blue 
grosbeak. It appears most of the local breeders have departed or were taking a 
siesta and no observed migrants. 


I ran into two Occoquan volunteers who reported that Mason Neck had even more 
tree damage and might get priority on clearing the trees. 

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Subject: Re: va-bird Digest, Vol 112, Issue 18
From: Vineeta <vineetaa AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:51:31 -0400
I'm not an expert birder, but it looks like a female goldfinch to me.
Vineeta in Alexandria

"Choose to be optimistic. It feels better." His Holiness The 14th Dalai
Lama.

On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 7:33 AM, Carol Sottili 
wrote:

> Friend who lives in Fairfax Station, VA has had this bird stuck in her
> garage since yesterday morning. Can someone help ID? Acadian
> flycatcher? Red-eyed vireo? Trying to figure out how to convince it to
> leave. Left garage door open overnight, but still there.
> Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127041904 AT N06/28979901152/in/
> dateposted-public/
>
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 8:50 AM,   wrote:
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> > Today's Topics:
> >
> >    1. A New Species for the Official State List (Bill Williams)
> >    2. FW: DC Area, 8/16/2016 (Joe Coleman)
> >    3. Black Tern at Lickinghole Creek, Albemarle County, VA
> >       (Janet Paisley)
> >    4. Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (16 Aug 2016) 12 Raptors
> >       (reports AT hawkcount.org)
> >    5. Juvenile Mississippi Kite Seen on Nest in Arlington,      VA -
> >       8/16/16 (Janetmanderson5 AT aol.com)
> >    6. White-cheeked Pintail, Chincoteague NWR (Bonnie Y)
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:47:51 -0400
> > From: Bill Williams 
> > To: Virginia Birds 
> > Subject: [Va-bird] A New Species for the Official State List
> > Message-ID:
> >          0sCLgORjPbKQA AT mail.gmail.com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> >
> > Greetings All,
> >
> > The Virginia Avian Records Committee recently accepted *Dusky Flycatcher
> *as
> > species number 473 for the Official State List (
> > http://www.virginiabirds.org/varcom/official-state-list)
> >
> >
> >
> > Documentation for this bird, which was twice captured and released at the
> > Norfolk Zoo, once on 27 January 2013 then again 23 February 2013, was
> > published in the Journal of Field Ornithology Vol. 87(1): 96-103 under
> the
> > very telling title:
> >
> > *Overcoming challenges to morphological and molecular identification of
> > Empidonax flycatchers: a case study with a Dusky Flycatcher *authored by
> > Erin L. Heller, Kevin C. R. Kerr, Nor F. Dahlan, Carla J. Dove, and Eric
> L.
> > Walters
> >
> >
> >
> > On behalf of VARCOM Secretary Wendy Ealding and committee members  Lee
> > Adams, Todd Day, Adam D?Onofrio, Gerry Hawkins, Kieran Kilday, Ellison
> > Orcutt, and Mike Stinson
> >
> >
> >
> > Best Birds Everyone,
> >
> > Bill Williams
> > VARCOM Chairman
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 2
> > Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:49:27 -0400
> > From: "Joe Coleman" 
> > To: 
> > Subject: [Va-bird] FW: DC Area, 8/16/2016
> > Message-ID: <003801d1f7f7$4d12b730$e7382590$ AT rstarmail.com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain;       charset="us-ascii"
> >
> > FYI - this report is for sightings from Aug 9 through the morning of Aug
> 16
> > and was compiled by Helen Patton & transcribed by Steve Cordle.
> > Joe Coleman Joe Coleman
> >
> > Hotline:     Voice of the Naturalist
> > Date:        8/16/2016
> > Coverage:    MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
> > Reports, comments and questions: voice AT anshome.org
> > Compiler:    Helen Patton
> > 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 (Individual $50; Family $65; Nature Steward $100; Audubon Advocate
> > $200). The membership number is 301-652-9188, option 12; the address is
> 8940
> > Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; and the web site is
> > http://www.AudubonNaturalist.org.
> >
> > This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon Naturalist
> > Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, August 9 and was
> > completed on Tuesday, August 16 at 1:45 p.m.
> >
> > Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic order, as
> > set forth in the American Ornithologists' Union Checklist for North and
> > Middle American birds, as revised through the 57th Supplement (July
> 2016).
> >
> > The top birds this week were SWALLOW-TAILED KITE* and WHITE-FACED IBIS*
> in
> > VA.
> >
> > Other birds of interest this week included waterfowl, WILD TURKEY,
> SANDHILL
> > CRANE, AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, shorebirds, gulls, terns,
> > herons, WHITE IBIS, MISSISSIPPI KITE, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, CLIFF
> > SWALLOW, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, warblers, and SEASIDE SPARROW.
> >
> > TOP BIRDS
> >
> > Three SWALLOW-TAILED KITES* were seen soaring at the Black Forest Haus
> > Restaurant on Rte. 360 in Amelia Co, VA on August 14.
> >
> > A WHITE-FACED IBIS* was at Chincoteague NWR, Swan Cove, Accomack Co, VA
> on
> > August 11 and 12.
> >
> > OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST
> >
> > A TRUMPETER SWAN continues at Lake Churchill in Montgomery Co, MD,
> sighted
> > on August 9 and the storm water pond on the east side of the Broken Land
> > Parkway exit off Route 29 in Howard Co, MD, with sightings during the
> week.
> > A TUNDRA SWAN was at the Hurlock WWTP, Dorchester Co, MD on August 14.
> >
> > Small numbers of migratory ducks were seen in the reporting area during
> the
> > week. These included 2 NORTHERN SHOVELERS reported from Bombay Hook NWR,
> > Kent Co, DE on August 13 and 14 and two to four NORTHERN SHOVELERS at the
> > Swan Creek dredge containment facility, Anne Arundel Co, MD on August 12
> and
> > 15; a BLACK SCOTER at North Beach Marsh, Calvert Co, MD on  August 9; a
> > COMMON GOLDENEYE at the Berlin Treated Effluent Irrigation Facility B,
> > Worcester Co, MD on August 12,
> > 13 and 15 and a RUDDY DUCK at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on August 12.
> >
> > Nine WILD TURKEY poults plus a hen were observed in Darnestown,
> Montgomery
> > Co, MD on August 9.
> >
> > During the week, two summering SANDHILL CRANES were seen again along 267
> > Kiddsville Road in Fishersville, Augusta Co, VA.
> >
> > Four AMERICAN AVOCETS were at Tanyard Marsh, Caroline Co, MD on August14.
> >
> > A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was at Ocean City, Skimmer Island, Worcester Co,
> MD
> > on August 11.
> >
> > A MARBLED GODWIT was at Ocean City Skimmer Island, Worcester Co, MD on
> > August 10. Another MARBLED GODWIT was at Hog Island WMA, Surrey Co, VA on
> > August 14. A SANDERLING was at Battery Island, Harford Co, MD on August
> 10.
> > A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was at Paper Mill Flats, Baltimore Co, MD on
> August
> > 15. Three SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS and two WILSON'S PHALAROPES were at
> Swan
> > Creek dredge containment facility, Anne Arundel Co, MD on August 12. The
> > WILSON'S PHALAROPES were also seen on August 10, 11 and 13. One to two
> > WILSON'S PHALAROPES were at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on August 13.
> >
> > A BONAPARTE'S GULL was at Prime Hook NWR, Shorts Beach, Sussex Co, DE on
> > August 9. One to two GULL-BILLED TERNS were at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co,
> DE,
> > on August 12 and 13. Two more GULL-BILLED TERNS were at Ted Harvey WMA,
> Kent
> > Co, DE on August 12. Two BLACK TERNS were at Susquehanna Flats, Harford
> Co,
> > MD on August 9. A BLACK TERN was at Blackwater NWR, Dorchester Co, MD on
> > August 13.  Twelve BLACK TERNS were at Dyke Marsh, Fairfax Co, VA on
> August
> > 14 and 15. A BLACK TERN was at Lickinghole Creek, Albemarle Co, VA on
> August
> > 16.Thirty-seven COMMON TERNS were at Masonville Cove, Baltimore Co, MD on
> > August 12.
> >
> > A TRICOLORED HERON was at Battery Island, Harford Co, MD on August 9 and
> 10.
> > A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at Masonville Cove, Baltimore Co, MD on
> > August 12. As many as 9 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS were at Conowingo
> Dam,
> > Harford Co, MD on August 13 and 15.
> >
> > WHITE IBIS sightings in Delaware included: one on the Coastal Highway,
> > Mosquito Ditch and 7 at James Farm Ecological Preserve, both in Sussex
> > County and both on August 10. Three WHITE IBIS were at Prime Hook NWR,
> Prime
> > Hook Beach Road, Sussex Co, DE on August 16.
> >
> > One to five MISSISSIPPI KITES were at Lee and Quincy, north of Lee
> Highway
> > in Arlington on August 10. An adult MISSISSIPPI KITE was feeding a
> juvenile
> > at 17th and Utah in North Arlington on August 12. In this case, the
> adult's
> > prey included a bird along with insects and the juvenile was observed
> eating
> > the bird - an unusual diet item. The kites were relocated on August 13
> and
> > 14. The Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch, Augusta, Co, VA reported a MISSISSIPPI
> Kite
> > on August on August 14.
> >
> > A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at Grayson Highlands SP, Grayson Co, VA on
> > August 12.
> >
> > Two CLIFF SWALLOWS were at Conowingo Dam, Harford Co, MD on August 15.
> > Three GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS were at Grayson Highlands SP, Grayson Co,
> VA
> > on August 10 along with 8 GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS at Whitetop Mountain
> also
> > on August 8 and also Grayson County.
> >
> > Early migrant warblers included: a WORM-EATING WARBLER at Staunton View
> > Park, Mecklenburg Co, VA on August 13; a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH at the
> > powerline/wood edge near South Run, Fairfax Co, VA on August 13; a
> LOUISIANA
> > WATERTHRUSH at Violette's Lock, Montgomery Co, MD on August 14; two
> > LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH at Cromwell Valley SP, Baltimore Co, MD on August
> 15;
> > a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH at Wilck's Lake, Prince Edward Co, VA on August
> 11; a
> > BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER at Wheaton Regional
> Park,
> > Montgomery Co, MD on August 15; a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER and a HOODED
> > WARBLER on Skyline Drive near Pocosin Cabin, VA on August 10.  A CERULEAN
> > WARBLER was at Shenandoah NP, Pocosin Cabin, Greene Co, VA on August 14.
> > Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD hosted a CANADA WARBLER on August
> 9
> > and a MOURNING WARBLER on August 13;
> >
> > Two SEASIDE SPARROWS were at Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve, Matthews
> > Co, VA on August 12.  Another SEASIDE SPARROW was at Guinea Marsh,
> > Gloucester Co, VA on August 15.
> > ***
> >
> > 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, http://anshome.org/shop)is an
> > excellent source for guidebooks and many other nature-related titles.
> >
> > To report bird sightings, e-mail your report to voice AT anshome.org.
> > 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
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 3
> > Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:47:55 -0400
> > From: Janet Paisley 
> > To: Va-bird Birding 
> > Subject: [Va-bird] Black Tern at Lickinghole Creek, Albemarle County,
> >         VA
> > Message-ID: <87A46476-E76C-4FBE-B1DD-E78A7B450BE5 AT comcast.net>
> > Content-Type: text/plain;       charset=windows-1252
> >
> >>
> >> There is a photo of the juvenile Black Tern embedded in the eBird list
> below. The Great Egret continues and there are two Solitary Sandpipers on
> the mudflat, too.
> >>
> >> This was my first trip to Lickinghole Creek all summer, as I have been
> sticking to my VABBA2 block. The Tern was a nice surprise!
> >>
> >> Janet Paisley
> >> Charlottesville, VA
> >>
> >>
> >> Lickinghole Creek, Albemarle, Virginia, US
> >> Aug 16, 2016 7:07 AM - 8:34 AM
> >> Protocol: Traveling
> >> 0.5 mile(s)
> >> Comments:     
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.5 Build 73 > >> 16 species > >> > >> Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) 1 Continuing bird.Black Swan > >> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 4 > >> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1 > >> Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1 > >> Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 2 > >> Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) 2 > >> Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) 1 Tern with mostly black body. Photo > attached. alt="Black Tern" /> > >> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1 > >> Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1 > >> Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1 > >> Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1 > >> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1 > >> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 25 > >> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2 > >> White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1 > >> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2 > >> > >> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ > checklist/S31116082 > >> > >> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) > >> > >> > >> __._,_.___ > >> Posted by: Janet Paisley > >> Reply via web post ? Reply to sender > ? Reply to group ? > Start a New Topic ? Messages in this topic (1) > >> > >> Have you tried the highest rated email app? > >> With 4.5 stars in iTunes, the Yahoo Mail app is the highest rated email > app on the market. What are you waiting for? Now you can access all your > inboxes (Gmail, Outlook, AOL and more) in one place. Never delete an email > again with 1000GB of free cloud storage. > >> VISIT YOUR GROUP > >> ? Privacy ? Unsubscribe ? Terms of Use > >> . > >> > >> > >> __,_._,___ > > > > Janet Paisley, LCSW > > janetpaisleytherapy.com > > 1110 Rose Hill Drive, Suite 201 > > Charlottesville, VA 22903 > > 434-245-0037 > > > > > > > > > > > > ------------------------------ > > > > Message: 4 > > Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:58:08 -0800 > > From: reports AT hawkcount.org > > To: va-bird AT listserve.com > > Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (16 Aug 2016) 12 Raptors > > Message-ID: <2ec18d2346aaed5ac0e94c45d33bf2cb AT www.hawkcount.org> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > > > > Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch > > Waynesboro, Virginia, USA > > Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 16, 2016 > > ------------------------------------------------------------------- > > > > Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total > > ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- > > Black Vulture 0 0 0 > > Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 > > Osprey 3 5 5 > > Bald Eagle 2 5 5 > > Northern Harrier 0 0 0 > > Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 2 2 > > Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1 > > Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 > > Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0 > > Broad-winged Hawk 5 28 28 > > Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2 > > Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 > > Golden Eagle 0 0 0 > > American Kestrel 1 4 4 > > Merlin 0 0 0 > > Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0 > > Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0 > > Unknown Buteo 0 0 0 > > Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 > > Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 > > Unknown Raptor 0 1 1 > > Mississippi Kite 0 1 1 > > > > Total: 12 49 49 > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > > > Observation start time: 07:15:00 > > Observation end time: 15:45:00 > > Total observation time: 8.5 hours > > > > Official Counter: Brenda Tekin, Gabriel Mapel > > > > Observers: Brenda Tekin, Gabriel Mapel > > > > Visitors: > > Baxter Beamer, Kim Harrell (Richmond), Daniel Mapel and Janice Frye > > (Richmond). > > > > > > Weather: > > Hot (23.3-32.2C) and humid (limp paper from high humidity early!) but > > overall a fairly pleasant day in the shade and breeze. Moderate West > winds > > then lighter southerly airflow in the afternoon. A nearly cloudless sky > > early with a nice sky (40-55% cloud cover) after 11am. Some haze early > > with clearer visibility later in the day. > > > > Raptor Observations: > > A fairly typical, albeit pretty slow, early season day. A decent flight > of > > Osprey and Bald Eagles (10:30am adult and 11:41am juvenile). Two Osprey > > circled together in the same thermal over the north ridge at 11:20am > before > > both tracking south but on different flightpaths. > > First Bird-9:17 BW, Last Bird-1:50 SS. > > > > Non-raptor Observations: > > Highlight of the day was a Vesper Sparrow that flew in low and close > > mid-afternoon providing good views of the white outer tail feathers and > > other field marks. Other songbirds counted included 97 Chimney Swifts, 5 > > RT Hummingbirds, 1 Flicker, 2 Eastern Kingbirds, 168 Barn Swallows, 64 > > Waxwings, 4 Indigo Buntings, 1 Red-winged Blackbird, 55 Grackles and 1 > > Cowbird. 1 Monarch Butterfly. > > > > Predictions: > > Slightly cooler and partly sunny with southwest winds. Afternoon > > thunderstorms likely. > > ======================================================================== > > Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (birdmangabriel AT yahoo.com) > > Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: > > http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org > > > > > > > > > > > > ------------------------------ > > > > Message: 5 > > Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:33:15 -0400 > > From: Janetmanderson5 AT aol.com > > To: va-bird AT listserve.com > > Subject: [Va-bird] Juvenile Mississippi Kite Seen on Nest in > > Arlington, VA - 8/16/16 > > Message-ID: <72a7e.20982e1c.44e50acb AT aol.com> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" > > > > August 16, 2016 > > > > Saw the Juvenile Mississippi Kite on the Nest at the Arlington, VA > location > > of 17th Street and Utah Street this afternoon. Both Adult Kites were > > seen. I saw the exchange of food between the Adult and the Juvenile > Kite. > > > > Yesterday, I saw this Kite across the street high in a tulip poplar > tree. > > > > Janet M. Anderson > > City of Falls Church, VA > > > > ------------------------------ > > > > Message: 6 > > Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 19:27:10 -0700 > > From: Bonnie Y > > To: va-bird > > Subject: [Va-bird] White-cheeked Pintail, Chincoteague NWR > > Message-ID: > > <1471400830.28147.YahooMailMobile AT web142702.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > > > > Spotted in Shoveler Pool on the Wildlife Loop at 6 pm, this bird is in a > flock of several Mallards, Black Ducks and many Canada Geese. He has a red > band on his left leg which we could not read. We are uncertain if he is an > escapee or banded for study. We have photos and video. > > > > ------------------------------ > > > > Subject: Digest Footer > > > > _______________________________________________ > > va-bird mailing list > > va-bird AT listserve.com > > http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird > > > > > > ------------------------------ > > > > End of va-bird Digest, Vol 112, Issue 18 > > **************************************** > *** You are subscribed to va-bird as vineetaa AT gmail.com. If you wish to > unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit > http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird *** > *** You are subscribed to va-bird as jsiler AT birdingonthe.net. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***
Subject: Re: va-bird Digest, Vol 112, Issue 18
From: Carol Sottili <carol.sottili AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:33:31 -0400
Friend who lives in Fairfax Station, VA has had this bird stuck in her
garage since yesterday morning. Can someone help ID? Acadian
flycatcher? Red-eyed vireo? Trying to figure out how to convince it to
leave. Left garage door open overnight, but still there.
Photo: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/127041904 AT N06/28979901152/in/dateposted-public/ 


On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 8:50 AM,   wrote:
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> Today's Topics:
>
>    1. A New Species for the Official State List (Bill Williams)
>    2. FW: DC Area, 8/16/2016 (Joe Coleman)
>    3. Black Tern at Lickinghole Creek, Albemarle County, VA
>       (Janet Paisley)
>    4. Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (16 Aug 2016) 12 Raptors
>       (reports AT hawkcount.org)
>    5. Juvenile Mississippi Kite Seen on Nest in Arlington,      VA -
>       8/16/16 (Janetmanderson5 AT aol.com)
>    6. White-cheeked Pintail, Chincoteague NWR (Bonnie Y)
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:47:51 -0400
> From: Bill Williams 
> To: Virginia Birds 
> Subject: [Va-bird] A New Species for the Official State List
> Message-ID:
>         
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>
> Greetings All,
>
> The Virginia Avian Records Committee recently accepted *Dusky Flycatcher *as
> species number 473 for the Official State List (
> http://www.virginiabirds.org/varcom/official-state-list)
>
>
>
> Documentation for this bird, which was twice captured and released at the
> Norfolk Zoo, once on 27 January 2013 then again 23 February 2013, was
> published in the Journal of Field Ornithology Vol. 87(1): 96-103 under the
> very telling title:
>
> *Overcoming challenges to morphological and molecular identification of
> Empidonax flycatchers: a case study with a Dusky Flycatcher *authored by
> Erin L. Heller, Kevin C. R. Kerr, Nor F. Dahlan, Carla J. Dove, and Eric L.
> Walters
>
>
>
> On behalf of VARCOM Secretary Wendy Ealding and committee members  Lee
> Adams, Todd Day, Adam D?Onofrio, Gerry Hawkins, Kieran Kilday, Ellison
> Orcutt, and Mike Stinson
>
>
>
> Best Birds Everyone,
>
> Bill Williams
> VARCOM Chairman
>
>
> ------------------------------
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> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:49:27 -0400
> From: "Joe Coleman" 
> To: 
> Subject: [Va-bird] FW: DC Area, 8/16/2016
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> FYI - this report is for sightings from Aug 9 through the morning of Aug 16
> and was compiled by Helen Patton & transcribed by Steve Cordle.
> Joe Coleman Joe Coleman
>
> Hotline:     Voice of the Naturalist
> Date:        8/16/2016
> Coverage:    MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
> Reports, comments and questions: voice AT anshome.org
> Compiler:    Helen Patton
> Sponsor:     Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
>                Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
> Transcriber: Steve Cordle
>
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> Voice (Individual $50; Family $65; Nature Steward $100; Audubon Advocate
> $200). The membership number is 301-652-9188, option 12; the address is 8940
> Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; and the web site is
> http://www.AudubonNaturalist.org.
>
> This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon Naturalist
> Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, August 9 and was
> completed on Tuesday, August 16 at 1:45 p.m.
>
> Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic order, as
> set forth in the American Ornithologists' Union Checklist for North and
> Middle American birds, as revised through the 57th Supplement (July 2016).
>
> The top birds this week were SWALLOW-TAILED KITE* and WHITE-FACED IBIS* in
> VA.
>
> Other birds of interest this week included waterfowl, WILD TURKEY, SANDHILL
> CRANE, AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, shorebirds, gulls, terns,
> herons, WHITE IBIS, MISSISSIPPI KITE, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, CLIFF
> SWALLOW, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, warblers, and SEASIDE SPARROW.
>
> TOP BIRDS
>
> Three SWALLOW-TAILED KITES* were seen soaring at the Black Forest Haus
> Restaurant on Rte. 360 in Amelia Co, VA on August 14.
>
> A WHITE-FACED IBIS* was at Chincoteague NWR, Swan Cove, Accomack Co, VA on
> August 11 and 12.
>
> OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST
>
> A TRUMPETER SWAN continues at Lake Churchill in Montgomery Co, MD, sighted
> on August 9 and the storm water pond on the east side of the Broken Land
> Parkway exit off Route 29 in Howard Co, MD, with sightings during the week.
> A TUNDRA SWAN was at the Hurlock WWTP, Dorchester Co, MD on August 14.
>
> Small numbers of migratory ducks were seen in the reporting area during the
> week. These included 2 NORTHERN SHOVELERS reported from Bombay Hook NWR,
> Kent Co, DE on August 13 and 14 and two to four NORTHERN SHOVELERS at the
> Swan Creek dredge containment facility, Anne Arundel Co, MD on August 12 and
> 15; a BLACK SCOTER at North Beach Marsh, Calvert Co, MD on  August 9; a
> COMMON GOLDENEYE at the Berlin Treated Effluent Irrigation Facility B,
> Worcester Co, MD on August 12,
> 13 and 15 and a RUDDY DUCK at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on August 12.
>
> Nine WILD TURKEY poults plus a hen were observed in Darnestown, Montgomery
> Co, MD on August 9.
>
> During the week, two summering SANDHILL CRANES were seen again along 267
> Kiddsville Road in Fishersville, Augusta Co, VA.
>
> Four AMERICAN AVOCETS were at Tanyard Marsh, Caroline Co, MD on August14.
>
> A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was at Ocean City, Skimmer Island, Worcester Co, MD
> on August 11.
>
> A MARBLED GODWIT was at Ocean City Skimmer Island, Worcester Co, MD on
> August 10. Another MARBLED GODWIT was at Hog Island WMA, Surrey Co, VA on
> August 14. A SANDERLING was at Battery Island, Harford Co, MD on August 10.
> A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was at Paper Mill Flats, Baltimore Co, MD on August
> 15. Three SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS and two WILSON'S PHALAROPES were at Swan
> Creek dredge containment facility, Anne Arundel Co, MD on August 12. The
> WILSON'S PHALAROPES were also seen on August 10, 11 and 13. One to two
> WILSON'S PHALAROPES were at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on August 13.
>
> A BONAPARTE'S GULL was at Prime Hook NWR, Shorts Beach, Sussex Co, DE on
> August 9. One to two GULL-BILLED TERNS were at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE,
> on August 12 and 13. Two more GULL-BILLED TERNS were at Ted Harvey WMA, Kent
> Co, DE on August 12. Two BLACK TERNS were at Susquehanna Flats, Harford Co,
> MD on August 9. A BLACK TERN was at Blackwater NWR, Dorchester Co, MD on
> August 13.  Twelve BLACK TERNS were at Dyke Marsh, Fairfax Co, VA on August
> 14 and 15. A BLACK TERN was at Lickinghole Creek, Albemarle Co, VA on August
> 16.Thirty-seven COMMON TERNS were at Masonville Cove, Baltimore Co, MD on
> August 12.
>
> A TRICOLORED HERON was at Battery Island, Harford Co, MD on August 9 and 10.
> A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at Masonville Cove, Baltimore Co, MD on
> August 12. As many as 9 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS were at Conowingo Dam,
> Harford Co, MD on August 13 and 15.
>
> WHITE IBIS sightings in Delaware included: one on the Coastal Highway,
> Mosquito Ditch and 7 at James Farm Ecological Preserve, both in Sussex
> County and both on August 10. Three WHITE IBIS were at Prime Hook NWR, Prime
> Hook Beach Road, Sussex Co, DE on August 16.
>
> One to five MISSISSIPPI KITES were at Lee and Quincy, north of Lee Highway
> in Arlington on August 10. An adult MISSISSIPPI KITE was feeding a juvenile
> at 17th and Utah in North Arlington on August 12. In this case, the adult's
> prey included a bird along with insects and the juvenile was observed eating
> the bird - an unusual diet item. The kites were relocated on August 13 and
> 14. The Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch, Augusta, Co, VA reported a MISSISSIPPI Kite
> on August on August 14.
>
> A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at Grayson Highlands SP, Grayson Co, VA on
> August 12.
>
> Two CLIFF SWALLOWS were at Conowingo Dam, Harford Co, MD on August 15.
> Three GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS were at Grayson Highlands SP, Grayson Co, VA
> on August 10 along with 8 GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS at Whitetop Mountain also
> on August 8 and also Grayson County.
>
> Early migrant warblers included: a WORM-EATING WARBLER at Staunton View
> Park, Mecklenburg Co, VA on August 13; a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH at the
> powerline/wood edge near South Run, Fairfax Co, VA on August 13; a LOUISIANA
> WATERTHRUSH at Violette's Lock, Montgomery Co, MD on August 14; two
> LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH at Cromwell Valley SP, Baltimore Co, MD on August 15;
> a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH at Wilck's Lake, Prince Edward Co, VA on August 11; a
> BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER at Wheaton Regional Park,
> Montgomery Co, MD on August 15; a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER and a HOODED
> WARBLER on Skyline Drive near Pocosin Cabin, VA on August 10.  A CERULEAN
> WARBLER was at Shenandoah NP, Pocosin Cabin, Greene Co, VA on August 14.
> Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD hosted a CANADA WARBLER on August 9
> and a MOURNING WARBLER on August 13;
>
> Two SEASIDE SPARROWS were at Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve, Matthews
> Co, VA on August 12.  Another SEASIDE SPARROW was at Guinea Marsh,
> Gloucester Co, VA on August 15.
> ***
>
> 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, http://anshome.org/shop)is an
> excellent source for guidebooks and many other nature-related titles.
>
> To report bird sightings, e-mail your report to voice AT anshome.org.
> 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
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:47:55 -0400
> From: Janet Paisley 
> To: Va-bird Birding 
> Subject: [Va-bird] Black Tern at Lickinghole Creek, Albemarle County,
>         VA
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>>
>> There is a photo of the juvenile Black Tern embedded in the eBird list 
below. The Great Egret continues and there are two Solitary Sandpipers on the 
mudflat, too. 

>>
>> This was my first trip to Lickinghole Creek all summer, as I have been 
sticking to my VABBA2 block. The Tern was a nice surprise! 

>>
>> Janet Paisley
>> Charlottesville, VA
>>
>>
>> Lickinghole Creek, Albemarle, Virginia, US
>> Aug 16, 2016 7:07 AM - 8:34 AM
>> Protocol: Traveling
>> 0.5 mile(s)
>> Comments:     
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.5 Build 73 >> 16 species >> >> Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) 1 Continuing bird.Black Swan >> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 4 >> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1 >> Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1 >> Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 2 >> Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) 2 >> Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) 1 Tern with mostly black body. Photo attached. Black Tern >> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1 >> Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1 >> Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1 >> Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1 >> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1 >> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 25 >> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2 >> White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1 >> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2 >> >> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31116082 >> >> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) >> >> >> __._,_.___ >> Posted by: Janet Paisley >> Reply via web post ? Reply to sender ? Reply to group ? Start a New Topic ? Messages in this topic (1) >> >> Have you tried the highest rated email app? >> With 4.5 stars in iTunes, the Yahoo Mail app is the highest rated email app on the market. What are you waiting for? Now you can access all your inboxes (Gmail, Outlook, AOL and more) in one place. Never delete an email again with 1000GB of free cloud storage. >> VISIT YOUR GROUP >> ? Privacy ? Unsubscribe ? Terms of Use >> . >> >> >> __,_._,___ > > Janet Paisley, LCSW > janetpaisleytherapy.com > 1110 Rose Hill Drive, Suite 201 > Charlottesville, VA 22903 > 434-245-0037 > > > > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 4 > Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:58:08 -0800 > From: reports AT hawkcount.org > To: va-bird AT listserve.com > Subject: [Va-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (16 Aug 2016) 12 Raptors > Message-ID: <2ec18d2346aaed5ac0e94c45d33bf2cb AT www.hawkcount.org> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > > Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch > Waynesboro, Virginia, USA > Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 16, 2016 > ------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total > ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- > Black Vulture 0 0 0 > Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 > Osprey 3 5 5 > Bald Eagle 2 5 5 > Northern Harrier 0 0 0 > Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 2 2 > Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1 > Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 > Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0 > Broad-winged Hawk 5 28 28 > Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2 > Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 > Golden Eagle 0 0 0 > American Kestrel 1 4 4 > Merlin 0 0 0 > Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0 > Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0 > Unknown Buteo 0 0 0 > Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 > Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 > Unknown Raptor 0 1 1 > Mississippi Kite 0 1 1 > > Total: 12 49 49 > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Observation start time: 07:15:00 > Observation end time: 15:45:00 > Total observation time: 8.5 hours > > Official Counter: Brenda Tekin, Gabriel Mapel > > Observers: Brenda Tekin, Gabriel Mapel > > Visitors: > Baxter Beamer, Kim Harrell (Richmond), Daniel Mapel and Janice Frye > (Richmond). > > > Weather: > Hot (23.3-32.2C) and humid (limp paper from high humidity early!) but > overall a fairly pleasant day in the shade and breeze. Moderate West winds > then lighter southerly airflow in the afternoon. A nearly cloudless sky > early with a nice sky (40-55% cloud cover) after 11am. Some haze early > with clearer visibility later in the day. > > Raptor Observations: > A fairly typical, albeit pretty slow, early season day. A decent flight of > Osprey and Bald Eagles (10:30am adult and 11:41am juvenile). Two Osprey > circled together in the same thermal over the north ridge at 11:20am before > both tracking south but on different flightpaths. > First Bird-9:17 BW, Last Bird-1:50 SS. > > Non-raptor Observations: > Highlight of the day was a Vesper Sparrow that flew in low and close > mid-afternoon providing good views of the white outer tail feathers and > other field marks. Other songbirds counted included 97 Chimney Swifts, 5 > RT Hummingbirds, 1 Flicker, 2 Eastern Kingbirds, 168 Barn Swallows, 64 > Waxwings, 4 Indigo Buntings, 1 Red-winged Blackbird, 55 Grackles and 1 > Cowbird. 1 Monarch Butterfly. > > Predictions: > Slightly cooler and partly sunny with southwest winds. Afternoon > thunderstorms likely. > ======================================================================== > Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (birdmangabriel AT yahoo.com) > Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: > http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org > > > > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 5 > Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:33:15 -0400 > From: Janetmanderson5 AT aol.com > To: va-bird AT listserve.com > Subject: [Va-bird] Juvenile Mississippi Kite Seen on Nest in > Arlington, VA - 8/16/16 > Message-ID: <72a7e.20982e1c.44e50acb AT aol.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" > > August 16, 2016 > > Saw the Juvenile Mississippi Kite on the Nest at the Arlington, VA location > of 17th Street and Utah Street this afternoon. Both Adult Kites were > seen. I saw the exchange of food between the Adult and the Juvenile Kite. > > Yesterday, I saw this Kite across the street high in a tulip poplar tree. > > Janet M. Anderson > City of Falls Church, VA > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 6 > Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 19:27:10 -0700 > From: Bonnie Y > To: va-bird > Subject: [Va-bird] White-cheeked Pintail, Chincoteague NWR > Message-ID: > <1471400830.28147.YahooMailMobile AT web142702.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > > Spotted in Shoveler Pool on the Wildlife Loop at 6 pm, this bird is in a flock of several Mallards, Black Ducks and many Canada Geese. He has a red band on his left leg which we could not read. We are uncertain if he is an escapee or banded for study. We have photos and video. > > ------------------------------ > > Subject: Digest Footer > > _______________________________________________ > va-bird mailing list > va-bird AT listserve.com > http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird > > > ------------------------------ > > End of va-bird Digest, Vol 112, Issue 18 > **************************************** *** You are subscribed to va-bird as jsiler AT birdingonthe.net. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***
Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (18 Aug 2016) 7 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:30:34 -0800
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 18, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       2             11             11
Bald Eagle                   0              8              8
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              2              2
Cooper's Hawk                0              3              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk            5             50             50
Red-tailed Hawk              0              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              5              5
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              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              1              1

Total:                       7             85             85
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Rose Thomas

Observers:        

Visitors:
Taylor Wigner


Weather:
Partly to mostly cloudy with mild NNW winds. 23.7-29.3C temps. Clear
visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Two Osprey between 10-11am. 

Non-raptor Observations:
23 Cedar Waxwing
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (laubach AT virginia.edu)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org



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Subject: Arlington Mississippi kites: Wed. P.M.
From: Donald Sweig <skybirds.d AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:17:38 -0400
I was in North Arlington looking for and at the kites from about 3:45 to 5:15 
today. About 8 or 10 other birders showed up to look for the kites as well. We 
had excellent scope views of the juvenile up in a tree; good front views and we 
could watch the bird calling. The juvenile then flew around several times 
allowing us to see the plumage patterns on the underside of the bird. We also 
had excellent views of the juvenile from the rear, which gave us a chance to 
see the beautiful feather patterns on the back and upper wings of the bird. I 
had not seen these plumages before. We were also able to see perched and flying 
adult kites. It was hot, but worth it. 

    Donald Sweig
   Falls Church, Va.

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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (17 Aug 2016) 29 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:40:20 -0800
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 17, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       4              9              9
Bald Eagle                   3              8              8
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              2              2
Cooper's Hawk                2              3              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          2              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk           17             45             45
Red-tailed Hawk              0              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              5              5
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              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              1              1

Total:                      29             78             78
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:45:00 
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter:        Brenda Tekin, Gabriel Mapel

Observers:        Brenda Tekin, Gabriel Mapel

Visitors:
Jennifer Jowdy, Eve Gaige, Mary Mapel. 


Weather:
A much needed change in weather making today way more comfortable than the
past few days!  Cooler (22.2-30.6C), much less humid and a great breeze
(brisk W wind all morning long gradually decreasing and shifting to S in
the afternoon).  A few clouds early then varying 35-60% cloud cover after
10am.  Some haze but overall good visibility.  

Raptor Observations:
A very slow morning followed by a lively afternoon before everything died
down before 3pm EST.  Nearly half of today's migrant raptors (14 of 29)
came between 1-2pm.  Quite a fun hour, indeed!  

A few highlights today included four Osprey and three Bald Eagles (all
adults: 11:16am, 1:38pm and 2:03pm) as well as the first two Red-shouldered
Hawks of the season.   

Within five minutes of each other midday we had two birds, an Osprey and
then a Cooper's Hawk come through the gap below eye level giving great and
uncommon views of their dorsal sides!  
First Bird-7:57 BW, Last Bird-2:46 BW.  

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Eastern Kingbird, 1 Tree Swallow, 150 Barn Swallow, 116 Chimney Swift, 24
Cedar Waxwing.

Predictions:
Mid-80s and south winds under mostly cloudy skies.  A 40% chance of
afternoon thunderstorms.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (birdmangabriel AT yahoo.com)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org



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Subject: Rockfish Valley Trail 8/15-17/16
From: "Marshall Faintich" <marshall AT faintich.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:36:25 -0400
31 avian species including two warbler and two vireo species. Report and
photos:

 

 
http://www.faintich.net/Blog2016/2016_08_17.htm

 

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Nellysford, 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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Subject: eBird -- Staunton View Public Use Area -- Aug 17, 2016
From: Jeff Blalock <jcbabirder AT gcronline.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:02:13 -0400
Greetings all:

Spent nearly 6 hrs this morning at Staunton View Park in Mecklenburg Co
The water is going down but only mudflats were up the Staunton. 

I was just about to leave and checked for terns again before leaving and it 
paid off as I found two Common and 4 Forster's Terns. 


Great morning even in the heat and humidity. 

Staunton View Public Use Area
Aug 17, 2016
6:30 AM
Traveling
0.75 miles
345 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75

70 Canada Goose
15 Wood Duck
6 Mallard
4 Double-crested Cormorant
5 Great Blue Heron
11 Great Egret
1 Little Blue Heron
1 Green Heron
1 Black Vulture
7 Turkey Vulture
4 Bald Eagle
4 Killdeer
5 Spotted Sandpiper
2 Common Tern
4 Forster's Tern -- Middle six tern with black eye patch
5 Mourning Dove
5 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
5 Red-headed Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
2 Pileated Woodpecker
5 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Eastern Kingbird
6 White-eyed Vireo
3 Red-eyed Vireo
10 American Crow
5 Fish Crow
1 Barn Swallow
5 Carolina Chickadee
8 Tufted Titmouse
5 Carolina Wren
11 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Pine Warbler
2 Summer Tanager
10 Northern Cardinal
2 Indigo Bunting
3 Red-winged Blackbird
6 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 38


From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
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Subject: Juvenile Mississippi Kite Seen on Nest in Arlington, VA - 8/16/16
From: janet anderson via va-bird <va-bird AT listserve.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:33:15 -0400
August 16, 2016
 
Saw the Juvenile Mississippi Kite on the Nest at the Arlington, VA location 
 of 17th Street and Utah Street this afternoon.  Both Adult Kites were  
seen.  I saw the exchange of food between the Adult and the Juvenile  Kite.  
 
Yesterday, I saw this Kite across the street high in a tulip poplar  tree.
 
Janet M. Anderson
City of Falls Church, VA
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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (16 Aug 2016) 12 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:58:08 -0800
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 16, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Total:                      12             49             49
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Brenda Tekin, Gabriel Mapel

Observers:        Brenda Tekin, Gabriel Mapel

Visitors:
Baxter Beamer, Kim Harrell (Richmond), Daniel Mapel and Janice Frye
(Richmond).


Weather:
Hot (23.3-32.2C) and humid (limp paper from high humidity early!) but
overall a fairly pleasant day in the shade and breeze.  Moderate West winds
then lighter southerly airflow in the afternoon.  A nearly cloudless sky
early with a nice sky (40-55% cloud cover) after 11am.  Some haze early
with clearer visibility later in the day.

Raptor Observations:
A fairly typical, albeit pretty slow, early season day.  A decent flight of
Osprey and Bald Eagles (10:30am adult and 11:41am juvenile).  Two Osprey
circled together in the same thermal over the north ridge at 11:20am before
both tracking south but on different flightpaths.  
First Bird-9:17 BW, Last Bird-1:50 SS.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlight of the day was a Vesper Sparrow that flew in low and close
mid-afternoon providing good views of the white outer tail feathers and
other field marks.  Other songbirds counted included 97 Chimney Swifts, 5
RT Hummingbirds, 1 Flicker, 2 Eastern Kingbirds, 168 Barn Swallows, 64
Waxwings, 4 Indigo Buntings, 1 Red-winged Blackbird, 55 Grackles and 1
Cowbird.  1 Monarch Butterfly.

Predictions:
Slightly cooler and partly sunny with southwest winds.  Afternoon
thunderstorms likely.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (birdmangabriel AT yahoo.com)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org



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Subject: Black Tern at Lickinghole Creek, Albemarle County, VA
From: Janet Paisley <janetpaisley AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:47:55 -0400
> 
> There is a photo of the juvenile Black Tern embedded in the eBird list below. 
The Great Egret continues and there are two Solitary Sandpipers on the mudflat, 
too. 

> 
> This was my first trip to Lickinghole Creek all summer, as I have been 
sticking to my VABBA2 block. The Tern was a nice surprise! 

> 
> Janet Paisley
> Charlottesville, VA
> 
> 
> Lickinghole Creek, Albemarle, Virginia, US
> Aug 16, 2016 7:07 AM - 8:34 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> Comments:     
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.5 Build 73 > 16 species > > Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) 1 Continuing bird.Black Swan > Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 4 > Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1 > Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1 > Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 2 > Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) 2 > Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) 1 Tern with mostly black body. Photo attached. Black Tern > Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1 > Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1 > Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1 > Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1 > Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1 > Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 25 > Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2 > White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1 > Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2 > > View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31116082 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) > > > __._,_.___ > Posted by: Janet Paisley > Reply via web post Reply to sender Reply to group Start a New Topic Messages in this topic (1) > > Have you tried the highest rated email app? > With 4.5 stars in iTunes, the Yahoo Mail app is the highest rated email app on the market. What are you waiting for? Now you can access all your inboxes (Gmail, Outlook, AOL and more) in one place. Never delete an email again with 1000GB of free cloud storage. > VISIT YOUR GROUP > Privacy Unsubscribe Terms of Use > . > > > __,_._,___ Janet Paisley, LCSW janetpaisleytherapy.com 1110 Rose Hill Drive, Suite 201 Charlottesville, VA 22903 434-245-0037 *** You are subscribed to va-bird as jsiler AT birdingonthe.net. If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***
Subject: FW: DC Area, 8/16/2016
From: "Joe Coleman" <joecoleman AT rstarmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:49:27 -0400
FYI - this report is for sightings from Aug 9 through the morning of Aug 16
and was compiled by Helen Patton & transcribed by Steve Cordle.
Joe Coleman Joe Coleman

Hotline:     Voice of the Naturalist
Date:        8/16/2016
Coverage:    MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: voice AT anshome.org 
Compiler:    Helen Patton
Sponsor:     Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
               Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle 

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Voice (Individual $50; Family $65; Nature Steward $100; Audubon Advocate
$200). The membership number is 301-652-9188, option 12; the address is 8940
Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; and the web site is
http://www.AudubonNaturalist.org.

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon Naturalist
Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, August 9 and was
completed on Tuesday, August 16 at 1:45 p.m.

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

The top birds this week were SWALLOW-TAILED KITE* and WHITE-FACED IBIS* in
VA. 

Other birds of interest this week included waterfowl, WILD TURKEY, SANDHILL
CRANE, AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, shorebirds, gulls, terns,
herons, WHITE IBIS, MISSISSIPPI KITE, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, CLIFF
SWALLOW, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, warblers, and SEASIDE SPARROW.   

TOP BIRDS

Three SWALLOW-TAILED KITES* were seen soaring at the Black Forest Haus
Restaurant on Rte. 360 in Amelia Co, VA on August 14.

A WHITE-FACED IBIS* was at Chincoteague NWR, Swan Cove, Accomack Co, VA on
August 11 and 12.
  
OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

A TRUMPETER SWAN continues at Lake Churchill in Montgomery Co, MD, sighted
on August 9 and the storm water pond on the east side of the Broken Land
Parkway exit off Route 29 in Howard Co, MD, with sightings during the week.
A TUNDRA SWAN was at the Hurlock WWTP, Dorchester Co, MD on August 14. 

Small numbers of migratory ducks were seen in the reporting area during the
week. These included 2 NORTHERN SHOVELERS reported from Bombay Hook NWR,
Kent Co, DE on August 13 and 14 and two to four NORTHERN SHOVELERS at the
Swan Creek dredge containment facility, Anne Arundel Co, MD on August 12 and
15; a BLACK SCOTER at North Beach Marsh, Calvert Co, MD on  August 9; a
COMMON GOLDENEYE at the Berlin Treated Effluent Irrigation Facility B,
Worcester Co, MD on August 12,
13 and 15 and a RUDDY DUCK at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on August 12.
 
Nine WILD TURKEY poults plus a hen were observed in Darnestown, Montgomery
Co, MD on August 9.

During the week, two summering SANDHILL CRANES were seen again along 267
Kiddsville Road in Fishersville, Augusta Co, VA.

Four AMERICAN AVOCETS were at Tanyard Marsh, Caroline Co, MD on August14.

A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was at Ocean City, Skimmer Island, Worcester Co, MD
on August 11.

A MARBLED GODWIT was at Ocean City Skimmer Island, Worcester Co, MD on
August 10. Another MARBLED GODWIT was at Hog Island WMA, Surrey Co, VA on
August 14. A SANDERLING was at Battery Island, Harford Co, MD on August 10.
A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was at Paper Mill Flats, Baltimore Co, MD on August
15. Three SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS and two WILSON'S PHALAROPES were at Swan
Creek dredge containment facility, Anne Arundel Co, MD on August 12. The
WILSON'S PHALAROPES were also seen on August 10, 11 and 13. One to two
WILSON'S PHALAROPES were at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on August 13.

A BONAPARTE'S GULL was at Prime Hook NWR, Shorts Beach, Sussex Co, DE on
August 9. One to two GULL-BILLED TERNS were at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE,
on August 12 and 13. Two more GULL-BILLED TERNS were at Ted Harvey WMA, Kent
Co, DE on August 12. Two BLACK TERNS were at Susquehanna Flats, Harford Co,
MD on August 9. A BLACK TERN was at Blackwater NWR, Dorchester Co, MD on
August 13.  Twelve BLACK TERNS were at Dyke Marsh, Fairfax Co, VA on August
14 and 15. A BLACK TERN was at Lickinghole Creek, Albemarle Co, VA on August
16.Thirty-seven COMMON TERNS were at Masonville Cove, Baltimore Co, MD on
August 12.

A TRICOLORED HERON was at Battery Island, Harford Co, MD on August 9 and 10.
A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at Masonville Cove, Baltimore Co, MD on
August 12. As many as 9 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS were at Conowingo Dam,
Harford Co, MD on August 13 and 15.

WHITE IBIS sightings in Delaware included: one on the Coastal Highway,
Mosquito Ditch and 7 at James Farm Ecological Preserve, both in Sussex
County and both on August 10. Three WHITE IBIS were at Prime Hook NWR, Prime
Hook Beach Road, Sussex Co, DE on August 16.

One to five MISSISSIPPI KITES were at Lee and Quincy, north of Lee Highway
in Arlington on August 10. An adult MISSISSIPPI KITE was feeding a juvenile
at 17th and Utah in North Arlington on August 12. In this case, the adult's
prey included a bird along with insects and the juvenile was observed eating
the bird - an unusual diet item. The kites were relocated on August 13 and
14. The Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch, Augusta, Co, VA reported a MISSISSIPPI Kite
on August on August 14. 

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at Grayson Highlands SP, Grayson Co, VA on
August 12.

Two CLIFF SWALLOWS were at Conowingo Dam, Harford Co, MD on August 15.
Three GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS were at Grayson Highlands SP, Grayson Co, VA
on August 10 along with 8 GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS at Whitetop Mountain also
on August 8 and also Grayson County.

Early migrant warblers included: a WORM-EATING WARBLER at Staunton View
Park, Mecklenburg Co, VA on August 13; a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH at the
powerline/wood edge near South Run, Fairfax Co, VA on August 13; a LOUISIANA
WATERTHRUSH at Violette's Lock, Montgomery Co, MD on August 14; two
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH at Cromwell Valley SP, Baltimore Co, MD on August 15;
a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH at Wilck's Lake, Prince Edward Co, VA on August 11; a
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER at Wheaton Regional Park,
Montgomery Co, MD on August 15; a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER and a HOODED
WARBLER on Skyline Drive near Pocosin Cabin, VA on August 10.  A CERULEAN
WARBLER was at Shenandoah NP, Pocosin Cabin, Greene Co, VA on August 14.
Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD hosted a CANADA WARBLER on August 9
and a MOURNING WARBLER on August 13; 

Two SEASIDE SPARROWS were at Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve, Matthews
Co, VA on August 12.  Another SEASIDE SPARROW was at Guinea Marsh,
Gloucester Co, VA on August 15.
***

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, http://anshome.org/shop)is an
excellent source for guidebooks and many other nature-related titles.

To report bird sightings, e-mail your report to voice AT anshome.org.
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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Subject: A New Species for the Official State List
From: Bill Williams <billwilliams154 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:47:51 -0400
Greetings All,

The Virginia Avian Records Committee recently accepted *Dusky Flycatcher *as
species number 473 for the Official State List (
http://www.virginiabirds.org/varcom/official-state-list)



Documentation for this bird, which was twice captured and released at the
Norfolk Zoo, once on 27 January 2013 then again 23 February 2013, was
published in the Journal of Field Ornithology Vol. 87(1): 96-103 under the
very telling title:

*Overcoming challenges to morphological and molecular identification of
Empidonax flycatchers: a case study with a Dusky Flycatcher *authored by
Erin L. Heller, Kevin C. R. Kerr, Nor F. Dahlan, Carla J. Dove, and Eric L.
Walters



On behalf of VARCOM Secretary Wendy Ealding and committee members  Lee
Adams, Todd Day, Adam D’Onofrio, Gerry Hawkins, Kieran Kilday, Ellison
Orcutt, and Mike Stinson



Best Birds Everyone,

Bill Williams
VARCOM Chairman
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Subject: Field Trip to Dyke Marsh, Sunday Aug 14, 2016
From: "Kurt Gaskill" <KurtCapt87 AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:03:30 -0400
VA BIRDers,

Hot and humid and yet a few birders made it out to Dyke Marsh!  Highlight
were Black Terns over the submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) just off the
picnic area.  A few migrating shorebirds were found and some evidence of
breeding was noted, but the season is clearly winding down. The trip was
lead by Candice Lowther and Larry Cartwright provided the trip list. Looks
like the heat wave will break, so the cold front may bring more goodies next
week!

Kurt Gaskill

Canada Goose  165
Mallard  100     Includes a hen with 3 fully grown precocial young, a hen
with 4 precocial young over 2 weeks old, and a hen with at least 1 precocial
younng
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  6
Great Blue Heron  9
Great Egret  33
Green Heron  1
Osprey  8
Bald Eagle  2
Killdeer  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  2
shorebird sp.  7
Laughing Gull  500
Ring-billed Gull  50
Herring Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Caspian Tern  12
Black Tern  3
Forster's Tern  24
Mourning Dove  5
Chimney Swift  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  7
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  5     Includes an adult in the company of a fledged young in the
picnic area
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  6
Carolina Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
American Robin  22
Gray Catbird  5
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  20
Northern Parula  1
Northern Cardinal  6     Includes a female carrying food along Haul Road
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  7     Most blackbirds have left the marsh, but there
is one late breeder. A female was feeding a newly fledged young along the
Boardwalk where I found an active nest with nestlings last week.
Common Grackle  37
Orchard Oriole  2
Baltimore Oriole  4
American Goldfinch  5

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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (15 Aug 2016) 17 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:10:02 -0800
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 15, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       1              2              2
Bald Eagle                   1              3              3
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              1              1
Cooper's Hawk                1              1              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk           10             23             23
Red-tailed Hawk              2              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              3              3
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               1              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              1              1

Total:                      17             37             37
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Brenda Tekin, Gabriel Mapel

Observers:        Brenda Tekin, Gabriel Mapel

Visitors:
Baxter Beamer, Jennifer Jowdy, Mary & Daniel Mapel.


Weather:
Hot (24.1-31.6C) and humid.  Minimal breezes early but moderate SSE wind
after 12pm.  Few clouds in the morning but varying 60-75% cloud cover this
afternoon.  A slow-moving thunderstorm with heavy rain hit at 12pm and took
nearly an hour to clear out.  Clear visibility early decreasing throughout
the afternoon due to distant haze and storms.

Raptor Observations:
Another decent day for this early in the season with six raptor species
represented including first-of-season migrant CH and RT.   One highlight
was an actual small "kettle" of 5 Broad-winged Hawks rising up low and
close on the east side of the gap between 9-10am.  The last two birds of
the day, an adult Bald Eagle (2:09pm) and an Osprey both gave nice, close
flybys.  
First Bird-8:36 CH, Last Bird-3:27 OS.

Non-raptor Observations:
A steady southward passage of passerines including 126 Chimney Swifts, 7
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, 2 Eastern Kingbirds, 170 Barn Swallows, 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 1 Eastern Bluebird, 31 Cedar Waxwings, 1 Field
Sparrow, 1 Scarlet Tanager, 2 Indigo Buntings, 2 Red-winged Blackbirds and
6 Grackles.  3 Monarch Butterflies flitted across the gap high up.  4
Common Ravens lingering around throughout the day.

Predictions:
Hot and mostly sunny with moderate SW wind.  A 30% chance of afternoon
thunderstorms.  
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (birdmangabriel AT yahoo.com)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org



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Subject: Harvey's Knob (15 Aug 2016) 4 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:51:02 -0800
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 15, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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                1              2              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1              5              5
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              2              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:                       4             11             11
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter:        Matt Hosmer

Observers:        Bill & Katie James, Carl Christensen, Joyce Holt,
                  King Irvin

Visitors:
The old gang starting to get back together again, Carl, Bill and KT, King,
Joyce and myself made appearances today!


Weather:
WARM,23-32c. Partly cloudy all day, no wind (honest), pretty humid.

Raptor Observations:
A couple resident raptors, a few migrating raptors.
(All times reflect "bird time".)

Non-raptor Observations:
Fighter jets, a rather large military-esque cargo plane, gnats, 4
thru-hikers again, light parkway traffic.

Predictions:
Hot, muggy and gnatty...
========================================================================
Report submitted by Matt Hosmer ()
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home



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