Potomac Valley Audubon Society had a wonderful group of people attending
the Waterfowl on the Shenandoah field trip on Sunday, February 24. It was
so nice to see all the new faces! The weather could not have been more
perfect; a clear, calm day with temperatures in the high 50's.
We mostly saw "the regulars" along the Shenandoah from Millville to
Bloomery on Bloomery Road and at Shannondale Lake, but the numbers of birds
(except for Canadas) were lower than last year and so were the number of
species seen. Our leaders, Lynn Wiseman and Tess England, added another
leg to our trip by going to a spot on the Potomac by Harpers Ferry National
Historic Park. It is a beautiful place with much to see. Most impressive
there were the numbers of Great Blue Herons. We could even see the falcon
hatch boxes from there.
I would like to thank Wilbur Hershberger for sending his list of the
species seen that day.
American Black duck
Great Blue Heron
Potomac Valley Audubon Society