[va-bird] CVWO Trip to Wreck Island
- From: Taberzz@xxxxxxx
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- Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 12:26:04 EDT
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 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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