[va-richmond-general] Berkeley Plantation, 4/14/07

  • From: Lewis Barnett <lbarnett@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Richmond Audubon Society mailing list <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, VA-BIRD <va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 18:05:19 -0400

In spite of a heavy overcast and occasional drizzle, we had a nice, active visit to Berkeley Plantation on Saturday. The trip was a joint venture between the Maymont Nature Center and Richmond Audubon Society, led by Darrell Peterson. Most of us were treated to a gorgeous sunrise as we traveled southeast from Richmond, but that was the last we saw of the sun. The birds, however, didn't seem to mind the cloudy day and a touch of rain here and there. Right off the bat, we were treated to an adult Bald Eagle enjoying sushi for breakfast and a beautiful, cooperative singing Yellow-throated Warbler. Some of our winter regulars like White-throated Sparrows, Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Yellow-rumped Warblers mixed with early spring migrants such as Common Yellowthroat, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Tree Swallow and Barn Swallow. We also had nice looks at singing Eastern Meadowlarks. The walk wound down around 10:00am, just as the rain began in earnest. My complete list of species appears below.

Lewis Barnett -- Chair, Dept. of Math & CS, U. of Richmond, VA 23173
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Number of species:     44

Canada Goose     10
Wood Duck     2
Double-crested Cormorant     5
Great Blue Heron     3
Turkey Vulture     1
Osprey     3
Bald Eagle     5
Laughing Gull     33
Ring-billed Gull     35
Caspian Tern     5
Mourning Dove     1
Chimney Swift     1
Belted Kingfisher     2
Red-bellied Woodpecker     1
Northern Flicker     1
Eastern Phoebe     1
Blue Jay     1
American Crow     1
Fish Crow     5
Tree Swallow     8
Barn Swallow     3
Carolina Chickadee     3
Tufted Titmouse     1
Carolina Wren     6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet     1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     2
Eastern Bluebird     1
Hermit Thrush     1
American Robin     1
Northern Mockingbird     1
European Starling     3
Yellow-rumped Warbler     4
Yellow-throated Warbler     3
Pine Warbler     2
Common Yellowthroat     1
Eastern Towhee     1
Chipping Sparrow     3
Song Sparrow     X
White-throated Sparrow     7
Northern Cardinal     7
Red-winged Blackbird     3
Eastern Meadowlark     2
Common Grackle     60
Brown-headed Cowbird     1

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