Total ABA Species Recorded During 2010 - 731

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cape Charles CBC

Harry Armistead assigned John Spahr and me to do the Kiptopeke State Park section of the Bull's Pond sector of the Cape Charles Christmas Bird Count. It was cold with temperatures not rising much above 40F. The wind was not as severe as it was yesterday, which helped, but I'm glad I was wearing several layers. We managed 61 species for the day with landbirds kinda slow. The water birds were nice and included the young male Common Eider seen in this photo and a single dull-plumaged male Canvasback. Overhead the sky was filled several times with skeins of Snow Geese heading south. Maybe Back Bay NWR will get some of these.
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