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Winter Waterfowl Count

The first weekend in February saw bird counts across the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck as part of the annual Winter Waterfowl Count. The Gloucester team counted 7,387 individual birds of 41 different species. Among those taking part included, from left, Sherry Rollins, Shanna Ryan, Edie Bradbury, Elizabeth Keefer, Pam Darney, Gloucester team leader Bill Blair, Doug Dwoyer, Joyce Pulley, Tom Cowdrey, Anne Wilbur, Ellen Dudley and, seated in front, C.J. Sweet. The picture was taken at Machicomoco State Park. Also counting in other sectors were Carol and Jack Kauffman, Rochelle and Harry Colestock, George McClellan, Susan Walton and Dave Yeager. Teams counted on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4-5, in Caroline, Essex, Middlesex, Richmond, Lancaster, Northumberland, Westmoreland, King George, Mathews, Gloucester and King and Queen counties. Sponsors included the Northern Neck Audubon Society, Rappahannock Wildlife Refuge Friends, Friends of Dragon Run, Middle Peninsula Master Naturalists, ...

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