[va-bird] Dyke Marsh Walk for Sunday, 16 October

  • From: "Larry Cartwright" <prowarbler@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <Va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 11:30:04 -0400

Only 2 folks joined me for this Sunday's version of the Dyke Marsh walk. The 
highlight was an adult basic-plumaged Lesser Black-backed Gull sitting on the 
pilings along the shoreline. The smaller size and smudgy markings around the 
eyes were in sharp contrast to the larger, "cleaner" Great Black-backed sitting 
beside it. 

However, some of the misses were almost embarrassing, no crows and few 
waterfowl, but we did get a small flury of warbler activity near the Dogleg. 

The list for our records follows:

Canada Goose-   2
Mallard-             6
Pied-billed Grebe-   3
Double-crested Cormorant-  28
Laughing Gull-    2

Ring-billed Gull-   400
Herring Gull-    10
Great Black-backed Gull-  15
Mourning Dove-   50

Chimney Swift-       5
Red-bellied Woodpecker-  7
Downy Woodpecker-  4
Northern Flicker-   5
Blue Jay-    16

Carolina Chickadee-  5
Tufted Titmouse-   3
White-breasted Nuthatch-  1
Carolina Wren-  14
American Robin-   2

Northern Mockingbird-   1
European Starling-   15
Cedar Waxwing-   7
Magnolia Warbler-  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 2

Pine Warbler-  1
Song Sparrow-  2
White-throated Sparrow-  2
Northern Cardinal-  10
Red-winged Blackbird-  70

Common Grackle-   20
House Sparrow-    10

Larry Cartwright

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