Date: 4/15/17 12:32 pm From: Larry Meade via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] NVBC at Silver Lake Regional Park, Apr 15, 2017
Eighteen birders came out for a Northern Virginia Bird Club walk at Silver Lake Park near Haymarket. The walk was led by Phil Silas and by me. Conditions were generally gray and a bit cool, but we managed to tally fifty bird species anyway. Early on, we took the trail through the woods near the picnic area where we were pleased to find a pair of Red-breasted Nuthatches. We took a loop around the lake and found An Eastern Kingbird, House Wrens, a Chimney Swift, a Common Yellowthroat, Brown thrashers, and a couple of Palm Warblers. Northern Rough-winged Swallows appeared to be nesting in the school. We watched them fly in and out of vents in the outside walls. As always at Silver Lake, we also enjoyed seeing the Red-headed Woodpeckers.
Silver Lake Regional Park, Prince William, Virginia, US Apr 15, 2017 7:11 AM - 10:27 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s) 50 species
Canada Goose 12 Wood Duck 2 Mallard 3 Great Blue Heron 1 Green Heron 1 Black Vulture 1 Turkey Vulture 8 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Killdeer 2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5 Mourning Dove 10 Chimney Swift 1 Belted Kingfisher 1 Red-headed Woodpecker 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 Downy Woodpecker 4 Northern Flicker 4 Pileated Woodpecker 2 Eastern Kingbird 1 Blue Jay 29 American Crow 10 Fish Crow 1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10 Tree Swallow 26 Barn Swallow 2 Carolina Chickadee 18 Tufted Titmouse 16 Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 4 House Wren 2 Carolina Wren 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 Eastern Bluebird 10 American Robin 12 Brown Thrasher 3 European Starling 6 Common Yellowthroat 1 Palm Warbler 2 Yellow-rumped Warbler 8 Chipping Sparrow 24 Field Sparrow 8 White-throated Sparrow 24 Song Sparrow 2 Eastern Towhee 6 Northern Cardinal 22 Red-winged Blackbird 8 Common Grackle 17 Brown-headed Cowbird 11 American Goldfinch 36