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