[va-richmond-general] Re: Briery Creek Lake

  • From: "Mary Davis" <madanthony3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 21:25:30 -0400

Al, can you give directions to the lake?

Thanks,
Mary Davis

----- Original Message -----
From: "Al Warfield" <warfield101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Audubon Listserve" <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2002 3:29 PM
Subject: [va-richmond-general] Briery Creek Lake


> On Thursday, 10/10, Linda & I drove to Briery Creek Lake and looked for
the Great White Heron (or Great Blue Heron, White morph as Sibley calls it).
We arrived at the first parking lot (around 9 AM) as described by Wendy
Ealding earlier. The bird was nowhere in sight. We did see a pair of Belted
Kingfishers.
>
> Then we drove the 1/4 mile to the main launch area at the North end of the
lake, where there is a pier and gazebo. We looked around there but again the
bird was not visible. Then suddenly it appeared on the rail near the
gazebo.It had been feeding below our line of sight. It perched there nicely
as if it wanted us to take it's picture, so we went back to the car to get
the cameras. When we reappeared, the bird flew to an island about 1/8 mile
across the lake from the gazebo. That's where it stayed for the next 2 hours
at least. According to another birder there, that is where it usually
stays - feeding on a grassy flat.
>
> We did see a Great Blue Heron, a few Eastern Bluebirds, an Eastern Phoebe,
American Crows, two Red-shouldered hawks, Northern Mockingbirds, and heard
what was probably Golden-crowned Kinglets.
>
> I don't know how long the Great White will stay, so better go soon!
>
> Al Warfield
>
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