Date: 4/9/17 2:14 pm From: Joe Coleman <joecoleman...> Subject: [Va-bird] Birds Observed Banshee Reeks April 8
Eight of us got together for an early Spring bird walk at the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve Saturday, April 8. We found 41 species of birds of which the highlights were numerous Tree Swallows checking out the various next boxes there, gobbling Wild Turkeys, two Louisiana Waterthrushes in an area where they are found most years (one of which one was singing and the other which was much plainer and duller, making anxious chip calls), FOS (for most of us) Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, and Ruby-crowned Kinglets for a nice seasonal mix of birds.
For a complete list of the birds observed at Banshee Reeks yesterday see the eBird report below.
The regular monthly free bird walk (every 2nd Sat) at the Banshee Reeks Nature preserve is sponsored by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy (www.loudounwildlife.org <http://www.loudounwildlife.org> ) & the Friends of Banshee Reeks (www.bansheereeks.org <http://www.bansheereeks.org> ); information on both and their upcoming events can be found on their websites. Also, Loudoun Wildlife has several walks and a Birdathon scheduled from April 29 through May 14 - if you're int'd check out the "Celebrate Birds!" section of the website.
Joe Coleman for the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, Loudoun, Virginia, US Apr 8, 2017 7:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Comments: Regular monthly bird walk by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy & the Friends of Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve
40 species (+1 other taxa)
American Black Duck/Mallard 4
Wild Turkey 1 Heard them gobbling but were not able to find them.