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

Protocol: Traveling

2.5 mile(s)

56 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 30

Wood Duck 6

Mallard 10

Northern Shoveler 6

Ring-necked Duck 1

Hooded Merganser 4

Pied-billed Grebe 2

Double-crested Cormorant 21

Great Blue Heron 5

Black Vulture 2

Turkey Vulture 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 2

American Coot 8

Greater Yellowlegs 1

Mourning Dove 1

Barred Owl 1

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 7 Continuous

Red-bellied Woodpecker 13

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1

Downy Woodpecker 7

Hairy Woodpecker 5

Northern Flicker 2

Pileated Woodpecker 2

Eastern Phoebe 11

Blue Jay 3

American Crow 2

Fish Crow 3

crow sp. 1

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3

Tree Swallow 16

Carolina Chickadee 20

Tufted Titmouse 14

White-breasted Nuthatch 5

Winter Wren 2

Carolina Wren 6

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5

Golden-crowned Kinglet 3

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2

Eastern Bluebird 5

American Robin 12

Brown Thrasher 1

Northern Mockingbird 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

Palm Warbler 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 3

White-throated Sparrow 20

Song Sparrow 6

Swamp Sparrow 7

Eastern Towhee 4

Northern Cardinal 15

Red-winged Blackbird 30

Rusty Blackbird 8

Common Grackle (Purple) 2

Brown-headed Cowbird 1

American Goldfinch 12

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Larry Cartwright

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