[va-bird] Huntley Meadows 9-21-03 (backside)
- From: PlanetWaves99@xxxxxxx
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- Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 09:09:21 -0400
First, does anyone know the name of the yellow flower that is blooming along the edges of the hike/bike trail on the backside of Huntley Meadows? The flowers are about 2 feet tall and yellow, and they look similar to Black Eyed Susans, except these have yellow "eyes" and yellow petals. They're everywhere back there and they look great. Thanks! Now, on to the report....... Ben Jesup and I did another dawn run out to the boardwalk on the backside of Huntley on Sunday. Highlights on the marsh include: American Bittern - 1 flying Greater Yellowlegs - 1 flying and calling. It seemed to be looking for a place to land as it circled the marsh a number of times down near the water Canada Geese - 254 - all of which were gone by 7:06 am We then walked the open area near the platform and then the woodcock meadow. The birding was fairly quiet puncuated with pockets of intense activity, giving us another great morning of migrants. Some of the highlights were: Tennessee - 2 Hooded - 1 (closer to the parking area) Cape May - 1 Nashville - 1 Black and White - 2 Magnolia -5 Black Throated Blue - 1 F Common Yellowthroat -20 Blackburnian - possible (briefly seen by Ben) Red Eyed Vireo - 2 YB Cuckoo Gr. Crested Flycatcher Sc. Tanager Indigo Bunting - 10 I'm sure I'm forgetting some birds as I'm doing this from memory, but one striking difference from last week was the lack of flycatchers. Last week we had a couple Great Crested's, a Phoebe, and 6 or 8 Pewees. This week we only had one Great Creasted and no other flycatchers. Also, last week we had a couple of singing WE Vireos. This week we had none (seen or heard). Bart Hutchinson Alex, 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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