submitted by Teresa Shaner, Field Trip Leader, Green Springs, Louisa Country, Jan. 20, 2019
Birds of prey were the focus of our afternoon trip to the Green Springs area of Louisa County. Twelve birders braved the 30 degree temps and windy conditions, finding Ring-billed Gulls and Buffleheads at our first stop. We proceeded to the open fields along Green Springs Road, then E. Jack Jouett Road. and although we didn’t see any Short-eared Owls, we had good looks at several male and female Northern Harriers. Other raptors observed were American Kestrel, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk and a pair of Great Horned Owls calling at dusk. It was a good outing overall, with a memorable view of the rising Supermoon.