Date: 4/1/17 9:06 am From: Larry Cartwright <prowarbler...> Subject: [Va-bird] Huntley Meadows Walk for April 1
Twenty-two people participated in the Huntley Meadows walk sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club. We had a great time, starting with the observation of a Brown Thrasher perched near the top of a tree at the Visitor's Center parking lot followed soon after by the presence of a Barred Owl. Red-shouldered Hawks were located near the nest. Red-headed Woodpeckers were close to being ubiquitous, with seven birds congregating along the path near the entry to the wetland. Hooded Mergansers and Wood Ducks were in pairs in the wetland while a single hen Ring-necked Duck preened and seemed unconcerned with her solitude. Half a dozen Northern Shovelers helped round out the waterfowl numbers. A single Greater Yellowlegs stopped briefly at the wetland before taking to the air while vocalizing as it gained altitude. A kingfisher presented nice but brief views for the assembled birders. Both kinglet species were observed and Common Yellowthroat, Palm Warbler, and Yellow-rumped Warbler were either seen or heard.
Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax, Virginia, US Apr 1, 2017 7:31 AM - 10:41 AM