[va-richmond-general] Fw: Migration question

  • From: "Robin Ruth" <robin.ruth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 20:45:04 -0700

Would anyone have any ideas on this?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Moore 
To: audubon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 4:42 PM
Subject: Migration question

If possible, I would appreciate an answer to a question, or direction to where 
I could find the information.  

This evening, August 7, 2005 around 7:00 pm, we observed thousands of birds 
flying north, then north-east.  This lasted for over 15 minutes.  The main 
group (thousands of birds) took about 8 minutes to fly over, then the 
stragglers took up the remaining time.  I do not know the species, I could only 
tell that they were very dark - I could not see any color.  The size was 
smaller than a crow, but bigger than a wren.  The song we heard was only a 
single "Cha" sound.  I realize that this is not much detail, but we have never 
seen this many birds flying over in August.  We live in Halifax, VA, about 30 
miles east of Danville, 50 miles north of Durham, and 115 miles south-west of 

I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me.  

Thank you,
Bobbi Moore
Halifax, VA

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