Hello All, Had a chance to stop by Ft. Belvoir and Riverside Park today. The best bird at Belvoir was a Male Common Goldeneye about thirty feet off shore. Really great to see this bird so close, what a beautiful duck! At Riverside Park the American Widgeon and Common Mergansers were still fairly close also. The full list follows... Location: Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge and Riverside Park Observation date: 2/1/07 Thursday Number of species: 38 Canada Goose 1500 Gadwall 6 American Wigeon 15 American Black Duck 35 Mallard 24 Ring-necked Duck 55 Lesser Scaup 250 Bufflehead 23 Common Goldeneye 1 Hooded Merganser 22 Common Merganser 12 Red-breasted Merganser 2 Ruddy Duck 20 Pied-billed Grebe 20 Great Blue Heron 1 Black Vulture 2 Turkey Vulture 1 Bald Eagle 3 Red-tailed Hawk 2 American Coot 45 Killdeer 6 Ring-billed Gull 25 Herring Gull 20 Great Black-backed Gull 15 Rock Pigeon 15 Mourning Dove 10 Northern Flicker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Blue Jay 4 American Crow 20 Carolina Wren 1 Northern Mockingbird 3 European Starling 75 Song Sparrow 4 White-crowned Sparrow 50 Dark-eyed Junco 50 Northern Cardinal 5 House Sparrow 1 _________________________________________________________________ From predictions to trailers, check out the MSN Entertainment Guide to the Academy Awards® http://movies.msn.com/movies/oscars2007/?icid=ncoscartagline1 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.