Date: 3/5/17 9:04 am
From: Larry Meade via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Dyke Marsh, Mar 5, 2017

It was a chilly morning at Dyke Marsh, but there were some nice birds encountered by our indomitable group of birders. It was the weekly Friends of Dyke Marsh bird walk held every Sunday at 8:00 AM and free and open to all. The first notable bird we saw was an Osprey that has recently returned for the season. There was not a huge diversity of waterfowl, but we did find Common Mergansers, a female Red-breasted Merganser, both Scaup species, Gadwall, and Buffleheads. A few Bald Eagles flying overhead put on a show for us.

Larry Meade
Merrifeld, VA

Dyke Marsh, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Mar 5, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
37 species

Canada Goose 20
Gadwall 4
American Black Duck 4
Mallard 250
Greater Scaup 5
Lesser Scaup 200
Bufflehead 7
Common Merganser 6
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Great Blue Heron 2
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 4
Ring-billed Gull 120
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Mourning Dove 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 6
Fish Crow 60
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 20
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 7
White-throated Sparrow 18
Song Sparrow 15
Swamp Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 20
Red-winged Blackbird 15
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 2

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