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Owner Rob Bielawski

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Comments

30 to 56 deg F, mostly clear skies, calm early with breeze starting around 10. Quite a warmup throughout given it frosted overnight.

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 14
  2. Number observed: 2
  3. Number observed: 1
  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 5
  6. Number observed: 8
  7. duck sp.

    Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 2
  10. Number observed: 1
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  11. Number observed: 2
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  12. Number observed: 8
  13. Number observed: 6
  14. Number observed: 8
  15. Number observed: 2
  16. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Medium sized wader showing all white plumage (immature), bicolored bluish based and black tipped bill, dingy greenish yellow legs; patiently plodding along as it foraged on the impoundment edge, rather than the fast, jerky movements and "hoppy" behavior that the similar Snowy Egret typically displays. Perhaps the same individual that Karl Suttmann first reported in the adjacent Beasley Tract back on 10 Mar, and Steve Myers reported here at Whitehurst on 17 Mar. At least one immature and one adult have been logged at the tracts so far this spring, and while these are still the only records in Virginia this calendar year, the species stops flagging as rare tomorrow, so just a shade on the early side at this point here in Virginia Beach. Photographed, see below.

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  17. Number observed: 18
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  18. Number observed: 4
  19. Number observed: 1
  20. Number observed: 1
  21. Number observed: 1
  22. Number observed: 1
  23. Number observed: 2
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  24. Number observed: 2
  25. Number observed: 3
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  26. Number observed: 1
  27. Number observed: 3
  28. Number observed: 1
  29. Number observed: 2
  30. Number observed: 7
  31. Number observed: 3
  32. Number observed: 3
  33. Number observed: 2
  34. Number observed: 50
  35. Number observed: 1
  36. Number observed: 3
  37. Number observed: 1
  38. Number observed: 2
  39. Number observed: 1
  40. Number observed: 8
  41. Number observed: 1
  42. Number observed: 3
  43. Number observed: 5

    Comments: Several in full song.

  44. Number observed: 6
  45. Number observed: 28
  46. Number observed: 14
  47. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Buffy malar, chest & eye ring, with fine streaking on chest & flanks, grayish overall face with pointed crown, daintier than song with smaller bill. Same spot as earlier in the winter so nice to know it successfully made it through the season here. Observed on first east-west trail south of the Beasley parking lot. It and a group of sparrows seem to move around in a circle of the west-most impoundment, as Andrew and I observed it again later on the east side of the impoundment, southeast of where observed initially. Same exact scenario as early this winter.

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  48. Number observed: 22
  49. Number observed: 15
  50. Number observed: 5
  51. Number observed: 1
  52. Number observed: 15
  53. Number observed: 1
  54. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Singing for the first time I've heard them this year.

  55. Number observed: 7
  56. Number observed: 45
  57. Number observed: 14
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