Date: 3/25/17 7:10 pm
From: Larry Cartwright <prowarbler...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Northern Harrier and lots of grebes and phoebes
Today was opening day of bluebird nest box season and we weren't
disappointed. Bluebirds and Tree Swallows were checking out boxes at
several locations. Nothing really unusual, but phoebes and Pied-billed
Grebes had a nice presence. The highlight may have been a Northern Harrier
pointed out by Ben Jesup as it circled over the marsh at a good altitude.

Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Fairfax, Virginia, US Mar 25,
2017 6:51 AM - 11:03 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.5 mile(s)

Comments: Route consists of Hike -Bike and Pond Trails, Central and
North Wetlands, Woodcock and other meadows, and Water Control Structure.
Weather was sunny with a light breeze and temperatures ranging from 55 to 70
degrees Fahrenheit.

49 species

Canada Goose 30

Wood Duck 4

Mallard 7

Northern Shoveler 5

Green-winged Teal (American) 2

Ring-necked Duck 5

Hooded Merganser 4

Pied-billed Grebe 7

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1

Turkey Vulture 1

Osprey 1

Northern Harrier 1 flyover migrant

Cooper's Hawk 2

Bald Eagle 1

American Coot 3

Mourning Dove 11

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 12

Downy Woodpecker 5

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 6

Pileated Woodpecker 2

Eastern Phoebe 6

Blue Jay 8

American Crow 6

Fish Crow 2

Tree Swallow 20

Carolina Chickadee 21

Tufted Titmouse 13

White-breasted Nuthatch 3

Carolina Wren 12

Golden-crowned Kinglet 3

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1

Eastern Bluebird 6

Hermit Thrush 1

American Robin 38

Brown Thrasher 1

Northern Mockingbird 1

Field Sparrow 1

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 2

White-throated Sparrow 13

Song Sparrow 13

Swamp Sparrow 1

Eastern Towhee 11

Northern Cardinal 28

Red-winged Blackbird 12

Common Grackle 200

Brown-headed Cowbird 2

American Goldfinch 16

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This report was generated automatically by eBird v3

Larry Cartwright

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