[va-bird] Iceland gull, golden eagle, Prince Wm. Co.
- From: "MARC RIBAUDO" <moribaudo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "VA-BIRD" <va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 20:33:58 -0500
I birded Metz Wetlands and the Prince William County landfill this morning with Kurt Gaskill and Sandy Farkas. Highlights were an immature iceland gull at Metz wetlands and a golden eagle at the landfill. We saw the gull from the blind as it left the Neabsco marsh and headed (presumably) for the dump. Other notable birds at Metz were fox sparrow, catbird, rusty blackbird, and winter wren. At the landfill we tried in vain to locate the Franklin's gull reported last week from amongst the estimated 6,000 laughing gulls. Fortunately, the golden eagle reported previously made an impressive appearance, escorted by a dozen crows. It hung around for quite a while, along with 5 bald eagles. To say the gulls were on edge is an understatement. Also at the dump were a singe lesser black-backed gulls, a raven and quite a few American pipits. Marc Ribaudo Woodbridge, VA
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