Date: 3/8/17 9:54 am From: Dixie Sommers via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows - Fairfax County
On this absolutely perfect morning, 9 birders encountered 36 species on the wetland side of Huntley Meadows on a Northern Virginia Bird Club walk I led. We. We had wonderful views of Wood Ducks busy with their courting, including a male sitting on top of a nest box near the boardwalk, glowing in lovely morning light. Sixteen Northern Shovelers also showed off their colors, especially the males' brilliant green heads.
An Osprey circled the wetland and a number of Tree Swallows swooped, early signs of spring.
While we heard one and saw one Red-Shouldered Hawk, we were unable to locate the nesting spot along the path from the visitor center to the boardwalk. Red-headed Woodpeckers put in a good appearance, and a nice group of Rusty Blackbirds was in the woods.
Huntley Meadows Park--Boardwalk, Fairfax, Virginia, US Mar 8, 2017 8:28 AM - 11:14 AM