Sunday Morning Bird Walks
Newport News City Park
Join us on the First and Third Sunday of each month at 7:00 AM at Newport News Park.
Meet us in the parking lot behind the Ranger Station!
Thanks to Jane Frigo for providing these reports. For more information, contact Jane (757-873-0721).
2020 Bird Walks Summary
January 5, 2020
The first walk of 2020 was clear but cold and windy with temperatures staying in the 40's. Fifteen people helped identify 44 species for the morning in spite of the challenging conditions. Those braving the cold were Ellis and Wendy Maxey, Pete Peterman, Cindy Shulz, Dianne Snyder, Tom Charlock, Marc Nichols, Elizabeth Wilkins, Jacque von Montfrans, Susan Maples, Sue Tomlin, Cathy Bond, Hannah Montalvo, Jane Frigo and new comer Luis Boticario. Very few ducks were seen. Speculation was they were sheltering further in the inlets. The group did find Canada Geese, Gadwall,Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser and a couple Pied-billed Grebe. Bald Eagles were seen and a Sharp-shinned Hawk made a fly through. Pete got a great picture of a Pine Warbler foraging on the walkway. A lone male Kingfisher was seen perched. The group didn't venture past Swamp Point but did make a brief run across the White Oak Bridge to find a Yellow-rumped Warbler before calling it quits. Stuart Sweetman and John Adair were certainly missed but they were participating in the Mathews Audubon Christmas count. A species list follows.
Great Blue Heron
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