[va-bird] CVWO Trip to Wreck Island

Twelve CVWO members had a great field trip to Wreck Island, the barrier 
island east of Oyster, last Saturday. Special Thanks to Dot Field, Natural 
Heritage 
Eastern Shore Region Steward and the Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper Program, 
for arranging transportation in two boats and co-hosting.
The weather was most cooperative, which made the 7-mile trip out there very 
pleasant. The island is sparsely vegetated, very windswept and beautiful. There 
were extensive mudflats, with lots of birds, at low tide on the return trip. 
CVWO plans to arrange more field trips and we welcome ideas about places that 
people would like to see. 

Land birds were, of course, few out there, but we saw a wide variety of 
waterbirds. Some of the many highlights were Sandwich Tern, Black Skimmer, 
Marbled 
Godwit, Merlin, Bald Eagle and White Ibis.

Brian Taber
CVWO


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