[va-bird] Alexandria/Fairfax Co: mouth of Hunting Creek [Sun 24 Sep 2006]

VA: Alexandria/Fairfax Co: mouth of Hunting Creek 
Sunday, 24 Sep 2006

1800 to 1915 EDT:  scoping W flats from base of sound wall at W end of
apartments, from Stone (GW Parkway) Bridge; E flats from along the bike
path for 200 m to south; then E and W flats from the bridge; and W flats
from base of sound wall; 
23 to 22 C; moderately heavy overcast with a couple of rain drops;
briefly clearing enough to the west to cast a spot of sunhine on the MD
shore and create a strong partial rainbow; NNW 22 to 10 km/hr;  low tide
1610; extensive flats to E when I arrived; higher bars and flats still
exposed at 1915;  sunset circa 1902;

# East of GW Parkway  /  # W of Parkway;

Canada Goose   30  /  4
Wood Duck   -  /  4
American Wigeon   1  /  -
American Black Duck   3  /  2
Mallard   40  /  8
Double-crested Cormorant   1  /  1
Great Blue Heron   4  /  1
Great Egret   27  /  2
Osprey   1  /  1   
Greater Yellowlegs   1  /  -  
Laughing Gull   3200  /  260
Ring-Billed Gull   2100  /  125
Herring Gull   6  /  -
Great Black-Backed Gull   11  /  -
Caspian Tern   87  /  2
Forster's Tern   138  /  1  
Mourning Dove   18  /  4
Chimney Swift   9  /  -
Belted Kingfisher   -  /  1 (m)

0 shorebirds on the West flats;

Sherman Suter
Alexandria VA 22307
ssuter    aaas   org


Sherman Suter, Ph.D.
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