[va-bird] Olive-sided Flycatcher, etc. at Blandy Experimental Farm

  • From: "David E. Carr" <dec5z@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 17:08:21 -0400

The Olive-sided Flycatcher was seen again this afternoon at the Blandy 
Experimental Farm in Clarke County, VA.  The bird was seen at the top of 
one of the large weeping willows near the loop road at Lake 
Arnold.  Pewees, Phoebes, a Great Crested Flycatcher, a Blue-gray 
Gnatcatcher, and a Black-throated Green Warbler were also in the 
willows.  In this same vicinity a Merlin (perched in the bare branches of 
the large cottonwood on the edge of Lake Arnold), an Osprey, a Northern 
Harrier, and, near the overlook pavillion, a juvenile Yellow-billed Cuckoo 
(sporting an all dark bill, rufous primaries, and only about 2 inches of 
tail) were seen this afternoon.

Another birder reported a possible Western Kingbird.  He saw the bird along 
the fence line on the eastern border of the Arboretum, south of Lake Arnold.

Dr. David E. Carr
University of Virginia
Blandy Experimental Farm
400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620

Office: (540) 837-1758 ext. 35
Fax: (540) 837-1523

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