Archivos de diario de agosto 2016

20 de agosto de 2016

JR Park Wetlands

Warm, humid morning. Lots of dog-walkers, a group of cyclists, and other walkers/joggers out. Birding a bit slow and quiet. Met Lewis Barnett who submitted the bird list to eBird. On the same large ragweed in the meadow.was the frog and bush cricket. Lewis spotted the owl later along the creek around the usual area for this.

Publicado el agosto 20, 2016 03:40 TARDE por pbedell pbedell | 4 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

25 de agosto de 2016

August 23, 2016

A cold front brought some reasonable temperatures to Virginia, so I wanted to get out and look for any early migrants. First stop was the James River Park "Reedy Creek" entrance. Saw two Chestnut-sided Warblers but no other migrants. In the meadow spotted an Epitheca princeps perched in a low pine tree, waiting out the heavy dew. Hard to find one of these to photograph! Also saw Stylurus plagiatus and Erpetogomphus designatus.

Went on to Charles City County to look for plovers or buffies at the sod farm area. No luck with them, but there was a nice mixed species migrant flock of swallows, including many Bank, Totals to eBird. Stopped at Harrison Lake fish hatchery on the way home. Odonate diversity way down, but a nice trip altogether.

Publicado el agosto 25, 2016 10:00 TARDE por pbedell pbedell | 2 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario