Date: 7/1/17 5:55 am From: Rich Rieger via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Bull Run Marina Cliff Swallows(Fairfax Co.)
Tips for seeing Cliff Swallows at Bull Run Marina (Old Yates Ford Rd. bridge)
Marina is private and there is a locked gate going down to the river. There is a parking lot (look for big mulch pile) on the left as you approach Bull Run from Fairfax Co. side. You can park there and walk over to marina and down to docks. Road is fairly well traveled w. a narrow shoulder, be careful.
Two mud nests on the side of the bridge are visible from the docks at the marina. As of this morning, they are still occupied and birds are coming and going. As Larry Meade mentioned, Barn Swallows are nesting under the bridge as well.
I did not see any No Trespassing signs going into marina and the Bull Run Occoquan Trail passes thru there, so access to marina should be no problem.
There is one spot at the bridge (Fairfax Co. side) to park and a shoulder on the bridge wide enough to walk, but again, road is pretty well traveled.