Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Flying Whale!

The Williamsburg Bird Club again sponsored a very successful boat trip off Virginia Beach, on January 25th, with calm seas and cool temperatures. Many thanks to Inge Curtis for allowing the spectacular photo of the Humpback Whale breaching. We saw at least 4 whales, at least 8 Harbor Seals, 2 Razorbills, about 30 Great Cormorants, several Harlequin Ducks, all 3 scoters, several Lesser Black-backed Gulls, an immature Glaucous Gull at very close range and more!

Brian Taber

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Baywatch Waterbird Migration Survey

Eric Beck conducted our 2nd consecutive Baywatch Waterbird Migration Survey, from Oct 1 to Nov 30, sometimes braving very chilly winds on the bluff just north of Kiptopeke. The site, on State Natural Area Preserve land not open to the public, provides an amazing view of birds using the lower Chesapeake Bay. The goal of the survey is to document bird activity there.
Brian Taber