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.
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