Date: 6/24/17 3:00 pm
From: Joe Coleman via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Birds observed Blue Ridge Center (Lo Co) June 24
Nine birders showed up at the Blue Ridge Center this morning for the Loudoun
Wildlife Conservancy's regular (every 4th Sat.) monthly bird walk there.
Forty-nine species of birds were found on a beautiful summer day after early
morning downpours. With nesting season well along, many of the birds were
heard and not seen but we did get great looks at a Yellow-throated Vireo,
three Bald Eagles soaring high over the ridge, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Indigo Buntings, and the more common species. We found 7 warbler species
including Cerulean, Kentucky, and Northern Parula. A number of species which
were abundant earlier in the month, Great Crested Flycatcher, Red-shouldered
Hawk, Song Sparrow, were silent and not observed at all. For a complete list
of the birds pls see the eBIrd list below.

The real highlight of the walk was at least one and probably two bear cubs
whining (drawn out wha, wha calls) for their mother and scrambling quickly
through the undergrowth near Piney Run.

In addition to the birds there were several butterfly species and bees
nectaring on common milkweed which was fully in flower and smelled wonderful
as the breeze pushed its scent towards us: Spicebush Swallowtail, Zebra
Swallowtail, Eastern-tailed Blue, Great Spangled Fritillary, and Silver
Spotted Skipper.

The walk was led by Joe Coleman & Jane Yocom assisted by Elliot and Nancy
Kirschbaum and the others.

Information on the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship can be
found at <>

Information on the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and its many free activities
can be found at <>
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BRCES--Visitor Center, Loudoun, Virginia, US Jun 24, 2017 7:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.5 mile(s)

Comments: Regular monthly walk at BRCES by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy;
co-lead by Joe Coleman & Jane Yocom

49 species

Green Heron 1

Black Vulture 15

Turkey Vulture 15

Bald Eagle 3

Mourning Dove 2

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3

Barred Owl 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Downy Woodpecker 4

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 7

Acadian Flycatcher 11

Eastern Phoebe 4

White-eyed Vireo 1

Yellow-throated Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 9

American Crow 5

Fish Crow 1

Common Raven 1

Tree Swallow 5

Barn Swallow 2

Carolina Chickadee 2

Tufted Titmouse 4

White-breasted Nuthatch 3

Carolina Wren 7

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12

Eastern Bluebird 12

Wood Thrush 2

American Robin 1

Brown Thrasher 4

Northern Mockingbird 2

European Starling 5

Ovenbird 3

Louisiana Waterthrush 2

Kentucky Warbler 2

Common Yellowthroat 3

Cerulean Warbler 1

Northern Parula 2

Yellow-breasted Chat 1

Chipping Sparrow 3

Field Sparrow 5

Eastern Towhee 2

Scarlet Tanager 5

Northern Cardinal 6

Indigo Bunting 5

Common Grackle 1

Brown-headed Cowbird 6

Baltimore Oriole 3

American Goldfinch 5

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This report was generated automatically by eBird v3

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