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.
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