[va-bird] common yellowthroat, Occoquan Bay NWR

I spent a few hours at Occoquan Bay NWR this morning.  The place was gorgeous, 
with all the blades of grass covered in frost.  Highlights were 2 common 
yellowthroats along Charlie Rd. close to the river, several flyover American 
pipits, 5 tree sparrows near the parking lot, several singing Fox Sparrows, 
many winter wrens, and 2 eastern meadolarks.  On the river were many hooded 
mergansers (over 50), plus about a dozen red-breasted mergansers, many 
bufflehead, ruddy ducks, and lesser scaup.  At the marina overlook there were 
several pied-billed grebes and 2 canvasback.

Marc Ribaudo
Woodbridge, VA

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