[va-richmond-general] REDHEADS at Amelia WMA

  • From: WEalding@xxxxxxx
  • To: va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Stephen.Living@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, RS2126@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 13:13:34 EST

I surveyed Amelia WMA (VBWT site # PHP01) for the Great Backyard Bird Count  
this morning.  Highlights were 3 male REDHEADS (unusual this far  inland).  
For those interested in looking for the REDHEADS,  they were first  seen 
around 8:45 from the trail across the Amelia Lake Dam.  To reach  the dam, 
the road in from the main entrance and take the road to the  right that is 
signed for the shooting ranges.  There is a pine tree down  across this road, 
probably a casualty of the recent ice event, since it  wasn't there a month 
However it is safe to drive around it on the  grass.  Drive past the shooting 
ranges to the end of the road and park at  the Amelia Dam parking area.  Walk 
out on to the dam and look out over the  open water.
Around 10 AM they flew up the lake, circled a couple of times, and landed  in 
the open water across from the public boat landing.  To get to this  
location, from the main entrance keep to left all the way to the end of the  
Full species list:
Mallard     4
Redhead     3
Ring-necked  Duck     2
Pied-billed Grebe     1
Bald  Eagle     1
Red-tailed Hawk     1
American  Coot     2
Mourning Dove     1
Belted  Kingfisher     1
Red-bellied Woodpecker      1
Downy Woodpecker     1
Northern Flicker   1
Blue Jay     4
American Crow   6
Carolina Wren     4
Eastern Bluebird   5
Northern Mockingbird     1
Eastern  Towhee     2
Song Sparrow      6
White-throated Sparrow     25
Dark-eyed Junco   4
Northern Cardinal     2

This report was  generated automatically by eBird v2 (http://www.ebird.org)

Wendy  Ealding
Powhatan County

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