Date: 2/26/17 9:21 am
From: Dendroica--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Great Falls Bird Walk 02/26/17 (Fairfasx County)
Keith Huffman led today's walk. The highlight was 80 Great Blue Herons as
described in the listing below.
We meet every Sunday at 8 AM in the visitors center parking lot. All
birders are welcome to join us.

Ralph Wall

The list:

Canada Goose 20
American Black Duck 6
Mallard 3
Ring-necked Duck 12
Bufflehead 10
Common Merganser 1
Great Blue Heron 80 Conn Island on the Potomac River is an annual
nesting ground for Great Blue Herons. At about 8 15 AM an estimated 80 rose
out of the trees and circled overhead for 5 minutes before settling back on
the island. Five walk participants viewed the phenomenon for its duration.
Turkey Vulture 4
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 4
American Robin 4
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 3

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