[va-richmond-general] Re: Blue-winged and blackburnian @ The Wetlands, 9am-10:30am

  • From: "Al Warfield" <warfield101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jjfdc1@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 20:56:36 -0400


Welcome to the listserve!

Al Warfield
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Janice j. Frye, D.C. 
To: va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 5:42 PM
Subject: [va-richmond-general] Blue-winged and blackburnian @ The Wetlands, 

My first posting.  Hope it gets to you OK, because I found myself with a very 
nice wave of warblers @ The Wetlands (JRPS) today.  Highlights were the 
warblers noted already.  They were near the pond on the trail that goes 
straight to the river from Landria Drive.  Apparently listening to the tapes 
and CDs does eventually start to payoff!!  The blackburnian male sounded more 
like the second individual on More Birding by Ear.  Did not get a look at the 
entire   blue-winged, but the front was yellow as far down as I could see and 
the black eye mark was visible.  I was on my way to look for a barred owl that 
was hooting between the pond and the golf course when the military helicopters 
started their low flyovers.  Sorry I'm posting so late.  I've been lurking in 
the archives for years and am not good at figuring out new things on the 
computer.  Visited Three Lakes late in the afternoon yesterday.  No bird 
activity worth reporting and the nature center was closed, but it looks like 
they have recovered nicely from Gaston.  Riverfront property is now so hard to 
come by that ospreys are now building on the cell tower at West End Assembly of 
God's parking lot 2 red lights north of the Willey Bridge.


Full list:

GBH (flyovers only)

Red-shouldered hawk

Barred owl (hooting at a distance)

Red-bellied WP

Pileated WP

Downy WP

Blue jay

Carolina chickadee

Tufted titmouse

Carolina wren

Am. Robin

Hermit thrush

Bl. Gr. Gnatcatcher

White-eyed vireo

Red-eyed vireo

B&W warbler

Prothonotary w. (heard)

Worm-eating w. (heard) 

Blue-winged w.

Yellow-rumped w.

Blackburnian w.

Yellow-throated w.

Pine w.

Common yellowthroat

Am. Redstart (male)

Brown-headed cowbird

N. cardinal

Indigo bunting (male)

Am goldfinch

E. towhee (female)

White-throated sparrow

No activity at the presumed Cooper's hawk nest.  Watched them working on it 
earlier this year, but it was odd because on one visit there were 3 birds 
visible at once.


Have missed seeing you all.  Too much paperwork and lots going on with the 
kids.  Apparently I also missed most of the owls' nesting activities this time 
around.  Does anyone have any favorite ways to deal with "allergy eyes" out on 
the trails?  Sweet misery..


Jan Johnson



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