[va-bird] Rough-legged Hawks & Short-eared Owls, Loudoun Co., Again!
- From: "Coleman" <jandkcoleman@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: "Voice" <voice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,"VA-Bird" <va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 21:19:06 -0500
Stopped by Montressor Rd again today & saw numerous Rough-legged Hawks as well as 2 Short-eared Owls. Ran into Stan Shetler there who was sure there were at least 8 Rough-legged Hawks in the area - I would have to agree w/him. Saw the first owl a little before 5 p.m. Both owls, a male & a female, were interacting for a while & made that strange barking sound they make. When I saw the first owl it was perched in a tree right alongside the road as were several of the Rough-legged Hawks. The large mixed flock of sparrows was again present in the area where Montressor Rd makes a 90 degree turn north. Lots of Tree Sparrows in the mixed flock. There was a Meadowlark in the same area as well as an immature Harrier & a male Am. Kestrel. I also think this is the area where Stan saw the Merlin today & Liam yesterday. I'm not sure how they could squeeze in but there were also a couple of Red-tailed Hawks in the area. Montressor Rd, Rt. 661, is 2 or 3 miles north of Leesburg, Loudoun Co. & about the same distance south of Lucketts. It run west & north from Rt. 15. If you are going north from Leesburg it is the 1st numbered road on Rt. 15 on the left after you pass the turn off to White's Ferry on your right. Joe Coleman 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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