2 birders donned their fleece Easter bonnets and paddled all of Harrison Lake this morning. Although the sun didn't shine the winds were calm and not a drop of rain fell. We tallied 35 species in all and saw a lot of beaver activity along the shoreline and emerging buds on trees and bushes. The lake level was quite high making it easy to navigate in the back among the gum trees. We really thought we heard a Yellow-throated warbler call 2x-but wanted to hear it at least one more time or see it-neither of which happened...... Highlights: Wood Duck (many) Mallard Black Duck Bald Eagle (immature) Red-Tailed Hawk Wild Turkey (5) Downy Woodpecker Hairy Woodpecker Red-Bellied Woodpecker Northern Flicker Tree Swallow Barn Swallow Golden-crowned Kinglet Ruby-crowned Kinglet Eastern Bluebird (pair) Phoebe (pair) Yellow-rumped Warbler Pine warbler Rufous-sided Towhee Rusty Blackbird Chipping Sparrow ...and the other usual suspects. Peaceful morning. Julie Kacmarcik Chester You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, http://www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.