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Bird Walk at New Quarter Park, March 24, 2012

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We had 16 people at the Bird Walk this morning at New Quarter Park. Our leader, Bill Williams, was great in getting us on the birds. As good as he is, he had no control over the gnats chewing on us down at the floating dock. We finally had to adjourn to the shoreline to get away from the devouring masses. Jeanette Navia found the perfect place -- under the red cedar tree!! Bill counted 7 Clapper Rails yakking in the marsh but not one made an appearance on the mud flats. The Ospreys are busy building nests on just about anything that's standing in the water -- whether it's stable or not. One unlucky bird was trying to place sticks on a large orange buoy in the channel without much success.

Here's the list below as Bill Williams entered it into eBird

> New Quarter Park, York, US-VA
> Mar 24, 2012 5:30 AM - 8:15 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments:     63 degrees, partly cloudy, calm; low tide
> 47 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose  1
> Mute Swan  1
> Wood Duck  5
> Mallard  3
> Double-crested Cormorant  4
> Great Blue Heron  6
> Great Egret  2
> Black Vulture  6
> Turkey Vulture  13
> Osprey  10     5 pairs at nest sites
> Bald Eagle  1
> Red-tailed Hawk (Eastern)  1
> Clapper Rail  7
> Greater Yellowlegs  1
> Laughing Gull  4
> Ring-billed Gull  1
> Belted Kingfisher  1
> Red-headed Woodpecker  3


> Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
> Downy Woodpecker  4
> Hairy Woodpecker  1
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  2
> Pileated Woodpecker  1
> Blue Jay  2
> American Crow  2
> Tree Swallow  1
> Carolina Chickadee  8
> Tufted Titmouse  9
> White-breasted Nuthatch  1
> Carolina Wren  7
> Hermit Thrush  5
> American Robin  19
> Brown Thrasher  2
> Pine Warbler  2
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  3
> Yellow-throated Warbler  4
> Eastern Towhee  2
> Chipping Sparrow  2
> Swamp Sparrow  3
> White-throated Sparrow  2
> Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  1
> Northern Cardinal  6
> Red-winged Blackbird  7
> Common Grackle  2
> Brown-headed Cowbird  6
> blackbird sp.  12
> House Finch  1
> American Goldfinch  7
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

 

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