December 10, 2017
I ventured out midday due to some previous work commitments. Some remnant snow was on some vegetated surfaces but it was short lived. Bird activity appeared to be at a minimum but I still got to enjoy an adult Cooper’s Hawk perched in the open at Blandy Experimental Farm and a little later in the afternoon a single American Tree Sparrow west of Winchester.
December 2, 2017
I visited the City of Hopewell this morning. Temperatures were close to freezing and a light general fog was initially over some of the area. Birds of interest were continuing Orange-crowned Warblers (4), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (1) and Baltimore Oriole (2 possibly 3).
Later in the day both Red-shouldered and Red-tailed Hawks presented good photographic opportunities.
December 1, 2017
I stopped by Colonial Heights, Va. this afternoon and quickly confirmed and photographed the Brant on the pond in front of the Holiday Inn.