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  • Bird Walk at New Quarter Park, June 23, 2012

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    Seated (left to right): Chris Combs, Betty Peterson, Thad Hecht, Victoria Doelling, Cheryl Jacobson, Cathy Millar, Shirley Devan
    Standing: Sharon Plocher, Bill Williams, Jennifer Trevino, Jeanette Navia, Yo Doelling, Geoff Giles, Jan Lockwood, Joe Piotrowski, Geoff Giles, Jan Lockwood, Joe Piotrowski

     

     

    We all got good looks at the young Osprey in the nest near the floating dock. That young one will likely have taken off into the big wide world by the time we return for our July 14 Walk (8 am).
    New Quarter Park, York, US-VA
    Jun 23, 2012 5:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Protocol: Traveling
    2.0 mile(s)
    Comments:     fourth Saturday Williamsburg Bird Club walk; cool front moved through last night-produced strong thunderstorms in the area
    44 species

    Mallard  3
    Great Blue Heron  5
    Great Egret  4
    Turkey Vulture  5
    Osprey  8     4 active nests with young
    Laughing Gull  2
    Royal Tern  2
    Mourning Dove  1
    Chimney Swift  2
    Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
    Belted Kingfisher  3     recently fledged young
    Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
  • Spring Bird Count Results 2012

    Download the Excel file of the bird count data from the April 29, 2012 Spring Bird Count for the Williamsburg area. Thanks to Bill Williams for tabulating all of this! Spring Bird Count 2012 data

  • Kayak Birding June 16 - Make Your Reservation Today

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    On June 16, Jill Bieri and Less Schuster of Chesapeake Experience will lead a kayaking and birding trip on Queen's Creek from New Quarter Park. Fee is $35 if you rent a kayak from Chesapeake Experience; $25 if you bring your own. Maximum number is 18 people. Plan to arrive by 8:30 am. The group will begin the paddle at 9:00 am and be on the water for a couple of hours. Let Shirley Devan know by June 13 if want to participate in this fun venture and she will let Jill Bieri know how many kayaks to bring! You can pay Chesapeake Experience the morning of the trip. Please make your reservation with Shirley: sedevan52 @ cox .net

     

  • Waller Mill Park Bird Walk

     

    Shirley writes:Thanks to all who came out to Waller Mill Park this morning for a beautiful morning in the park. I really appreciate all the extra eyes and ears as we walked through the dense woods. Proves my hypothesis: The more birders you have, the more birds you'll find!We heard lots of birds and enjoyed looks at a few of them. The bird of the day was the Prothonotary Warbler that we heard and then found early in the walk. Some folks got good looks at Ovenbirds and a Wood Thrush landed in the trail for good looks. A few Acadian Flycatchers showed off as well.


    Seven birders joined me at 8 am:

    Ann and Gary Carpenter
    Jim Corliss
    Ruth and Dean Gordon
    Joyce Lowry
    Diane Stricklin

    Waller Mill Park, York, US-VA
    Jun 2, 2012 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM
    Protocol: Traveling
    1.0 mile(s)
    Comments:     Waller Mill Park sponsored bird Walk
    27 species

    Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  20
    Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
    Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  2
    Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
    Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
    Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  2
    Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  2
    Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)  6
    Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)  1

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