Date: 4/8/17 5:41 pm
From: Elton Morel via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] NVBC Walk at Bristoe Station Battlefield, Prince William County, Apr 8, 2017

 VA Birders:
Sixteen NVBC birders enjoyed a sunny, but cold and windy morning of early spring birding at Bristoe Station Battlefield Park in Prince William county.  We collectively found 51 species, the highlights were very active and vocal pairs of Eastern Meadowlarks, a Brown Thrasher delightfully singing away in a cedar tree unembarrassed by his complete absence of a tail, singing Chipping and Field Sparrows, both species of kinglets together with a Brown Creeper, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Killdeers, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and a couple of Palm Warblers that gave us very brief looks before flying away. 
The complete ebird list is below.
Elton MorelArlington, VA  
Bristoe Station Battlefield, Prince William, Virginia, US
Apr 8, 2017 7:25 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: NVBC walk led by David Ledwith and Elton Morel.
51 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 20
Mallard 1 Distant flyby of a male.
Black Vulture 15
Turkey Vulture 7
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Killdeer 5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Mourning Dove 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 5
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 6
Fish Crow 2
crow sp. 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Tree Swallow 10
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 5 heard only
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 6
American Robin 15
Brown Thrasher 1 Missing its tail, but still singing away in a cedar tree.
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 6
Cedar Waxwing 3
Palm Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 15
Field Sparrow 10
Dark-eyed Junco 8
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 20
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Eastern Meadowlark 8
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 2

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