December 3, 2008 [LINK / comment]

More winter birds arrive (II)

The recent cold rain resulted in a brief surge in sightings of unusual water birds around Augusta County, so I thought I would check one of the "hot spots" this afternoon. I saw two bird species for the first time this season, several of each kind, in fact: Hooded Mergansers and Redheads. Both of those species were spectacular in the afternoon sun.

Location:     Bell's Lane (Staunton)
Observation date:     12/3/08
Number of species:     10

Gadwall     4
Mallard     8
Redhead     10
Ring-necked Duck     8
Lesser Scaup     1
Hooded Merganser     4
Ruddy Duck     6
Northern Mockingbird     1
European Starling     15
Song Sparrow     5

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