Despite searching along the Potomac River from north of Alexandria down to the Bellehaven Picnic area, Monday morning, I failed to find the American White Pelicans that have been reported sporadically for the past week. Perhaps the weather front has pushed them off to the south. However, it was a pleasant if cool day and various spots had interesting birds as follows: Mouth of Hunting Creek, both upstream and downstream of the bridge on the Mt. Vernon Highway: at least 50 LESSER YELLOWLEGS 22 PECTORAL SANDPIPER 4 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER couple of CASPIAN TERN 20+ FORSTER'S TERN Bellehaven Picnic Area: 1 (imm.) BALD EAGLE 1 OSPREY 100+ RUDDY DUCK (some males still in breeding plumage, and with a drake LESSER SCAUP in the middle of the flock) ca. 200 NORTHERN SHOVELER just a few AMERICAN BLACK DUCK numerous PIED-BILLED GREBE, here and there Huntley Meadows County Park, Fairfax County: 2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS ca. 30 LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER 3 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER 1 SOLITARY SANDPIPER 3 WILSON'S SNIPE 1 SHARP-SHINNED HAWK chasing one of the local RED-SHOULDERED Hawks. I also ran into some folks who had seen 1-2 AMERICAN PIPITS at Huntley earlier in the morning. Ron Staley reported seeing a BUDGERIGAR in Huntley about 1 p.m. He may have separately reported this. Mike Bowen Bethesda. MD D.H. Michael Bowen 8609 Ewing Drive Bethesda MD 20817 Tel.: (301) 530-5764 dhmbowen@xxxxxxxxx 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.