[va-bird] PACIFIC LOON at Kerr Reservoir 3/27

The PACIFIC LOON  was back at Palmer Point this morning.  It was  south of 
the point, and spent a lot of time on the surface, apparently  resting.  It was 
a fair way out, and there was some heat shimmer, but a  COMMON LOON flew in 
and landed conveniently close by for comparison.  As  Adam D'Onofrio noted in 
his post on Saturday, several of the Common Loons are  coming into breeding 
plumage, and one was heard yodeling.
 
Also at Kerr Reservoir were a few BONAPARTE'S GULLS  and a  BROWN-HEADED 
NUTHATCH.  
 
Afterwards I visited Dick Cross WMA.  At Clyde Pond there were 20 or  so 
NORTHERN SHOVELERS, about 100 RING-NECKED DUCKS, 2 AMERICAN COOTS, and  a pair 
of 
WOOD DUCKS.  There was also a RED FOX crossing the  road.
 
On a sad note, on the way back on I-85 N, there was a dead PILEATED  
WOODPECKER on the shoulder, presumably a road kill.
 
Wendy  Ealding
Chesterfield County

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