Hi Deanna, I'm in "southside," right on the Richmond/Chesterfield line on Hull Street Road. We do have a little private park that backs up to the property where I live, and Pocoshock Creek flows through it. I have seen Upland birds back in there, and may have surprised [NEWSFLASH!! Just now a HUMMINGBIRD flew up to the upstairs window and hovered right in front of where one of my Budgies, Morning Sun, was sitting! The two of them watched each other for a moment and then the Hummer was off! Time to get the Hummer feeder back up, looks like.] what I believe might have been a woodcock last summer while walking back there. The only places I hear Whipporwhills now is Point-of-Rocks Park (and the marsh boardwalk has been restored) and Pocahontas State Park. Irene ----- Original Message ----- From: <Deannamail@xxxxxxx> To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2005 9:41 AM Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: Searching for a whippoorwill Irene, thanks for the response and for the tip about Colonial Beach. Where do you live in the Richmond metro area, that whippoorwills are no longer heard? There is a Whippoorwill Lane, off New Ashcake in Hanover, that makes me think others may still be hearing them in northern or eastern Hanover county. I would also appreciate hearing from other list members about sightings or hearing whippoorwills or their cousin chuck-wills anywhere in the area. Deanna In a message dated 6/2/2005 11:20:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time, featherchaser@xxxxxxxxxx writes: > That's so sad...I've never heard a whippoorwill around where I live, only > at some of the parks I visit. I remember, though, hearing them nightly when > > we camped at a place called Placid Bay near Colonial Beach. We'd sit out by > > our camping trailer and listen for them in the evening, really loved that > and remember how we'd count how many birds we'd hear answering one another > (or so it seemed). > > I wonder how increasingly far out and away I'll have to keep hearing them? > > Irene in Southside > You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general. You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.