A beautiful crisp morning at the mostly frozen Burke Lake from 8:45-10:00. 5 bald eagles (4 adults and 1 immature) soared overhead, perched on the trees along the shore and walked about on the ice. The best viewpoint of the open water in the AM was from the point of land along the shore a little bit east of the marina. The following waterfowl could be seen well with a scope in the small bits of open water near "the island". 7 pied-billed grebe 3 coot about 560 Canada goose about 60 ring-necked duck 3 male, 1 female redhead 4 male, 1 female lesser scaup 6 ruddy duck 5 female common merganser 8 male, 6 female hooded merganser, wonderful diplays by the males parading about with their crests raised prominently about 80 mallard 19 black duck about 25 ring-billed gull The ice is nice! All the best Fred ===== Frederick D. Atwood fredatwood@xxxxxxxxx Flint Hill School, 10409 Academic Dr, Oakton, VA 22124 703-242-1675 http://www.agpix.com/fredatwood http://www.flinthill.org __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Hotjobs: Enter the "Signing Bonus" Sweepstakes http://hotjobs.sweepstakes.yahoo.com/signingbonus You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.