[va-bird] Orange Co.: Chuck's, Great-crested, Osprey

  • From: "Phil Kenny" <philkenny1@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "'George Harris'" <bubo-bubo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 22:18:30 -0400

Inspired by Kurt's email of his early morning birding, I decided to try to
find Chuck's-wills-widow and Whip-poor-wills in Orange Co., VA this morning.
From 4:00 am to 5:30 I drove to the few spots I knew and thought might be
good for Chuck's and Whips, but I was not having too much luck. Then I drove
down Route 614, near Locust Grove and heard many Whips and my lifer Chucks
singing away!!! Later in the morning I drove back down this road, to see
where I was, once the sun was up, and I heard Meadowlarks, Grasshopper
Sparrows and Prairie Warblers all singing. In Wilderness Nat. Mil. Park, on
Hill Ewell Drive, a Common Loon flew over, and many Indigo Buntings were
present. At Lake of the Woods a Great-crested Flycatcher (FOS) was heard and
an Osprey flew over on Saturday night, kind of unexpected for the middle of
the Piedmont! 

Great Fun!





Phil Kenny

1731 Killarney Court

Vienna VA 22182-2133


H 703-255-5423

M 571-226-6690


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