Date: 2/27/17 1:52 pm From: Harry Glasgow via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
The Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk attracted another large group of over 25 birders on today's walk. We detected 45 species, with a number of highlights. Over 20 Wood Ducks made their appearance after a long absence, and were joined by a pair of Pied-billed Grebes, a Ring-billed Duck, 3 Hermit Thrushes, 35 Rusty Blackbirds, and a large flock of Common Grackles. Canada Goose 14 Wood Duck 24 Mallard 10 Northern Shoveler 6 Northern Pintail 6 Ring-necked Duck 1 Hooded Merganser 4 Pied-billed Grebe 2 Great Blue Heron 2 Turkey Vulture 1 Bald Eagle 3 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 American Coot 12 Ring-billed Gull 8 gull sp. 2 Mourning Dove 7 Red-headed Woodpecker 6 Red-bellied Woodpecker 15 Downy Woodpecker 8 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Phoebe 1 Blue Jay 6 American Crow 10 Fish Crow 3 crow sp. 2 Carolina Chickadee 9 Tufted Titmouse 10 White-breasted Nuthatch 7 Winter Wren 3 Carolina Wren 6 Golden-crowned Kinglet 7 Eastern Bluebird 6 Hermit Thrush 3 American Robin 4 White-throated Sparrow 20 Song Sparrow 3 Swamp Sparrow 7 Eastern Towhee 5 Northern Cardinal 6 Red-winged Blackbird 25 Rusty Blackbird 35 Common Grackle 250 American Goldfinch 2
The Monday Morning Birdwalk has been a weekly event at Huntley Meadows since 1985. It takes place every week, rain or shine (except during electrical storms, strong winds, or icy trails), at 8AM (7AM from March through November), is free of charge, requires no reservation, and is open to all. Birders meet in the parking lot at the Park's entrance at 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA. Questions should be directed to Park staff during normal business hours at (703)768-2525.