Date: 6/25/17 4:50 pm
From: Marc Ribaudo via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Dyke Marsh - least bittern, marsh wren
The weekly walk at Dyke Marsh, sponsored by the Friends of Dyke Marsh,
enjoyed very pleasant weather and a nice mix of birds. We tallied 49
species. Of note were 21 great egrets on the pilings at Porto Vecchio near
the mouth of Hunting Creek, a calling least bittern along Haul Road, a
singing marsh wren in the marsh to the south of Haul Rd; a pied-billed grebe
off the picnic area, and the usual mix of warbling vireo, Baltimore and
orchard orioles, and eastern kingbird in the picnic area and along Haul Rd.
Thanks to Ed Eder for sharing his vast knowledge of the flora and fauna of
the area. The complete list is below.

Marc Ribaudo

Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Jun 25, 2017 7:22 AM - 10:59 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
49 species

Canada Goose 150
Mallard 3
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Least Bittern 1
Great Blue Heron 12
Great Egret 21
Osprey 12
Bald Eagle 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 4
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
Fish Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 6
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 12
Cedar Waxwing 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 6
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 12
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Orchard Oriole 4
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 3

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