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January 4 2008 Christmas Bird Count: Nokesville Circle Sector 1

Sector 1 extends east from Bristow Road and includes:

Comments from Kurt Gaskill on the January 4 2008 Christmas Bird Count for Nokesville Sector 1:

Our highlights were Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, and Hooded Mergansers near the airport, American Woodcock on Parkgate Rd before dawn, Lesser Black-backed Gulls (both second winter) at the landfill (nope, no Iceland's; apparently the next day there were so many present that, reportedly, one was waiting on Bob 's pick-up to go joy riding), Barn Owl calling in the night on Parkgate Rd, Red-breasted Nuthatches in several places, 75 Horned Lark on the sod farms southish of the airport, a single American Pipit flyover at the Landfill, 3 American Tree Sparrows and a single Common Grackle (odd!) at the wetlands, Brown-headed Cowbird at the Landfill, and Purple Finch scattered in a few spots.  Biggest miss were no accipiters.  We tallied 67 species, not bad considering that, save for the Landfill, these were all new winter birding places to us.


Map of Sector 1, click on map for large view.
Nokesville Christmas Bird Count Sector 1

Species Observed in Sector 1 on January 4, 2008
Great Blue Heron 2
Black Vulture 16
Turkey Vulture 5
Canada Goose 410
Gadwall 4
Am. Black Duck 42
Mallard 11
Green-winged Teal 8
Hooded Merganser 4
Bald Eagle 3
Bald Eagle, adult 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 10
Red-tailed Hawk 5
Wild Turkey 7
Am. Woodcock 1
Ring-billed Gull 2002
Lesser Blck-bcked Gull 2
Great Blck-bckd Gull 18
Herring Gull 750
Rock Pigeon 17
Mourning Dove 31
Barn Owl 1
E. Screech Owl 1
Barred Owl 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bell Woodpecker 11
Yellw-bell Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 9
Hairy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 9
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Blue Jay 23
Am. Crow 32
Fish Crow 203
Crow sp. 53
Horned Lark 75
Carolina Chickadee 22
Tufted Titmouse 14
Red-br. Nuthatch 5
White-br. Nuthatch 5
Brown Creeeper 1
Carolina Wren 11
Winter Wren 1
Golden-Cr. Kinglet 6
Ruby-Cr. Kinglet 5
Eastern Bluebird 23
Hermit Thrush 3
Am. Robin 224
Northern Mockingbird 9
Eur. Starling 985
Am. Pipit 1
Cedar Waxwing 46
Yellow-rumpd Warbler 25
Eastern Towhee 5
Am. Tree Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 7
Fox Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 59
Swamp Sparrow 13
White-thrtd. Sparrow 66
Dark-eyed Junco 99
No. Cardinal 44
Red-winged Blackbird 16
Common Grackle 1
Brwn-headed Cowbird 2
Purple Finch 8
House Finch 18
Am. Goldfinch 15
House Sparrow 12