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)