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Ian Worley <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 31 Jul 2010 17:34:28 -0400
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Enticed by Greg's sightings of Ruddy Ducks and Purple Martins I headed 
to Brilyea mid-day to walk the West Trail. Saw the magnificently
decked-out gentlemen ducks, along with a number of other folks hosted by
Ted Murin. Saw seven Purple Martins apparently where Greg saw a hundred
or more earlier in the day. Also heard a Black-billed Cuckoo and saw
two Nashville Warblers, along with a few other species to add to Greg's
list. Here's my list, followed by Greg's posting from this morning.

Ian
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Location: Dead Creek WMA IBA - Brilyea Access --- West trail.
Observation date: 7/31/10
Number of species: 29

Ruddy Duck 2 Joined Ted Murin and others in observing the birds
in their breeding plumage.
Great Blue Heron 7
Osprey 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Being hassled in flight by Tree Swallows.
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Ring-billed Gull 35
Caspian Tern 3
Mourning Dove 1
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Kingbird 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Purple Martin 7 Seven individuals in dead tree and in flight
near dam at south end of west trail. Probably same location where 100+
were reported earlier in day by Greg Askew.
Tree Swallow 35
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Marsh Wren 1
American Robin 7
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 12
Nashville Warbler 2 Male and first year or female in low plants
on dam near south end of west trail. Decorated crown of male very evident.
Savannah Sparrow 1
Grasshopper Sparrow 1 Heard on arrival 100-300 feet south of
Route 17. Looked/listened for it on departure, but did not find it. One
bird was seen there by Kyle Rosenblad and others between my arrival and
departure.
Song Sparrow 4
Red-winged Blackbird 7
American Goldfinch 20

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org/vt)
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Gregory Askew wrote:
> Location: Dead Creek WMA IBA - Brilyea Access
> Observation date: 7/31/10
> Number of species: 38
>
> Wood Duck - Aix sponsa X
> Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos X
> Green-winged Teal (American) - Anas crecca carolinensis X
> Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis 2 In breeding plumage. South of the
> embankment.
> Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias X
> Common Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus 2
> Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus 1
> Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus X
> Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius 2
> Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes 1
> Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla 1
> Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla X
> Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis X
> Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens X
> Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus 1
> Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus 1
> Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus X
> Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus X
> Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata X
> Purple Martin - Progne subis 100 Large flock of adults and juveniles
> congregated in a dead elm down the west trail at Brilyea. I've never seen so
> many martins at one time and away from nesting sites (the number is a
> guess-timate). Is their migration already under way?
> Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor X
> Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica X
> Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota 1
> Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapillus X
> White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis X
> Marsh Wren - Cistothorus palustris X
> American Robin - Turdus migratorius X
> Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis X
> Yellow Warbler - Dendroica petechia X
> Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas X
> Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis X
> Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia X
> Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana X
> Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea X
> Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus X
> Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula 1
> American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis X
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org/vt)
>

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