The Nominations Committee, chaired by Judy Hinch, is putting together a slate of nominees for our next election to be held at the May 17 meeting. Since all officers serve for a term of one year except the President, all offices except the Presidency will need to be filled at the May election. Judy is accepting suggestions including self-nominations. She can be reached at 757-816-8989.
North Carolina Bird Atlas
Laura Mae was named the February Block Star for her field contributions to the data collecting for the North Carolina Bird Atlas. There is a nice interview with her in their online newsletter.
Laura Mae took a photo of this Snow Bunting at Kiptopeke State Park on Virginia’s Eastern Shore February 11, 2023. The first report of this bird in eBird was by Judy Jones 26 days earlier on January 16, 2023. This bird was on the same patch of grass (!) as the last Snow Bunting seen there November 2017 - March 2018. A couple of days later, more than a dozen Snow Buntings were seen off 69th Street in Virginia Beach, and David Clark found and photographed a few off 85th Street (https://ebird.org/checklist/S127990588). To read more about this species' range and life history, click here: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Snow_Bunting/overview