- From: Dendroica@xxxxxxx
- To: va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 06:18:39 EST
Birding on the Bay-Bridge Tunnel on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning produced a good variety of ducks but in small numbers. Observed were 2 female Common Eiders, one (possibly two) Harlequin Ducks, a male Black Scoter, two Long-tailed Ducks, and small rafts of Surf Scoters and Red-breasted Mergansers. Island 3 produced the eiders, harlequin, and scoters. The expected Gannets, Great and Double-crested Cormorants, Purple Sandpipers (a large flock on island 3) and Ruddy Turnstones were also present. I didn't find any unusual gulls among the Gr. Black-backed, Herring and Ring-bill gathered along the rocks. My trip took me from Taylor's Gut, DE (across the road from the Woodland Beach impoundments) where I saw the (escapee?) White-checked Pintail, to Port Mahon Rd. where the Snowy Owl is still present, to the ponds near Broadkill Beach where Snow Geese have congregated in the thousands, to Chincoteague where there were two Little Blue Heron, and good numbers of Dunlin, Willets, Oystercatchers, Yellow-legs, and Sanderlings, and to First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach where I heard at least 15 singing Pine Warblers. All along the way, the spring migration seemed underway. Ralph Wall Great Falls, Va. 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.
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