Date: 2/26/17 3:40 pm
From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Merrimac Farm
Merrimac Farm was bright and chilly as 7 birders set out on the Prince William Conservation Alliance Last-Sunday-of-the-Month birdwalk.  We tallied 35 species with highlights being one Barred Owl, a dozen Wild Turkeys found rummaging on the Cedar Run flood plane, and growing groups of White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos looking as if they are getting ready to head north.   
Canada Goose  6
Wild Turkey  12
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  5
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  1
Ring-billed Gull  90
Herring Gull  5
Mourning Dove  6
Barred Owl  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  5
Carolina Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Brown Creeper  1
Carolina Wren  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  3
European Starling  7
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Field Sparrow  3
Dark-eyed Junco  20
White-throated Sparrow  15
Song Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  3
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  8
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
House Finch  1

The Prince William Conservation Alliance birdwalks at the Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area in Nokesville take place at 8 AM on the final Sunday of every month.  Birders meet at the Area's entrance located at the stonehouse at the end of Deepwood Drive.  Questions may be directed to the Alliance at 703.499.4954,  or <alliance...>

Harry GlasgowNancy Vehrs
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